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I Was Jane Austen's Best Friend by Cora Harrison
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Apr 14, 11

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Read in April, 2011

This is a super-cute and really easy read! I'm a Jane Austen lover, and when my sister recommended it to me, I knew I'd like it. The writing style of the author isn't in the style of Austen at all, but I like that the author didn't attempt to have it be the same. Written in journal form, I thought that the plot line flowed easily and kept me interested. Also, a lot of the book is written about real events or real people, which I really liked.

The story is about a girl named Jenny Cooper, cousin and best friend to Jane Austen. The story includes illness, the urgent-felt need to marry wealthy, the want to please everyone, overcoming the past to become stronger, familial love, and of course, romantic love. If you're a fan of Jane Austen or the time period at all, this is a definite must-read.
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