Review: What Would Jane Austen Do?

If you love Regency novels, and you don't require a novel set in that era to be absolutely perfect with Regency details, then open your heart to What Would Jane Austen Do? by Laurie Brown.

About the Book

Eleanor is an expert on Jane Austen and the Regency period. When she arrives in England to make a presentation at a  conference, she discovers her reservation has been canceled.

Given a room that's not usually offered because of its reputation as being haunted, Eleanor is delighted to accept. After all, there's no such thing as ghosts.

To her surprise, she meets the ghosts and agrees to help them by going back to Jane Austen's time. 

Unfortunately, even though she's an Austen expert, she finds it's harder than she'd expected to stay true to the language, attitudes, and behavior of that era.

When she meets the captivating Lord Shermont, a renowned rake and womanizer, she finds it difficult to believe he could be a murderous, cold-blooded spy. She's drawn to him, but the handsome, charming Lord Digby complicates her life.

To Eleanor's relief, the real Miss Jane Austen lends a hand with sound advice and helps Eleanor make her way in the nobility's countryhouse society. Will Eleanor choose the right man? Will she reveal the spy? Will she find her way back to her own time? Or will she stay with the lover she's found?

Bottom Line

Don't be discouraged by the mixed reviews. This is a delightful, light-hearted story that will keep you entertained even though you can see in advance how the story will work out.

It's not a book that mimics a Jane Austen novel. It's an entertaining story about a woman who is smitten with all things Austen. 

Eleanor and the ghosts—and their real life counterparts in the 18th century—as well as Shermont, the passionate, sexy rake are such fun characters. You'll enjoy them and the predicament in which Eleanor finds herself.

Takeaway Truth

Get a copy of What Would Jane Austen Do? by Laurie Brown for your weekend reading pleasure.

Annabelle, who loves Regency novels by Jane Austen, is the heroine of Last Christmas, a romance about love at first sight, heartbreak, revenge, redemption, and second chances. A  dash of humor and a pinch of mystery complete this passionate, sexy romance—a story that's  good any time of the year—not just at Christmas! (Kindle Unlimited free or $2.99 to buy.)

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