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Christmas with Miss Austen

3.9  ·  Rating details ·  31 Ratings  ·  9 Reviews
Julia Allen is a waitress by day, painter by night, and…a famous 1800s authoress on weekends?

Moonlighting as Jane Austen for a historical open house is a strange hobby for a contemporary artist, but Julia loves the role–until she falls asleep and gets locked inside after all the visitors are gone! Rushing home from the dark, historical mansion, she collides with a stranger
Kindle Edition, 59 pages
Published (first published November 29th 2011)
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Katie W
Sep 28, 2015 rated it really liked it
What a interesting concept for a Christmas story! Julia is a girl of many talents and trades--she paints, in an edgy way (modern meets history), she's a waitress, and she dresses up as Jane Austen for various events. One night, she falls asleep on her Jane Austen job, and in her rush to get home, she drops a very valuable book. In an effort to locate it, she finds herself meeting book historian, Eliot, who is the man she glimpsed in her midnight run home. Different event bring these two together ...more
Nov 23, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance, christmas
This is a cute Christmas novella.
Sep 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing
A huge thank you to the author for providing me with a copy of this book for review. I thoroughly enjoyed it!
I am one of those people that wants Christmas to be all year round and loves nothing more than Christmas trees, lights, wrapping presents and winter days, so reading a wintry, Christmas book in August is just what I needed to get me looking forward to this years festivities!
This is a very short novella that combines, contemporary and chic-lit fiction with the plot of old fashioned Christ
Mar 26, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Julia Allen makes her living as a waitress but her real passion is painting; something she does in her off time. She also loves portraying Jane Austen at a Christmas open house at one of the historical homes in town. One evening, she fell asleep in the mansion after all the guests had left. When she awakens it's late and she rushes home in the dark, still dressed as Jane Austen, and collides with a stranger which causes her to drop the rare and extremely valuable copy of Northanger Abbey that sh ...more
Dec 18, 2011 rated it it was amazing
This is one of those stories that’s a crossover from bygone days to contemporary (without time travel). I can well imagine lovers of historical titles would enjoy this as much as contemporary fans (of which I am one).

Julia Allen is a women of many talents and interests. Waitress by day, artist by night, and historical actress on weekends, what a combination! But somehow, this strange mix suits her as we get to know Julia with all her quirky leanings and insecurities. What an interesting characte
Paula Strome
Dec 01, 2014 rated it really liked it

Sharing modern-day romance, with historical references. This was a quick read and well worth the price. I'm quickly becoming a Laura Briggs fan!
Dec 28, 2014 rated it really liked it

An easy read. Somewhat predictable but very enjoyable. It peaked my interest in reading more by this author. I would recommend it to women, young and old.
LoRee Peery
Jan 04, 2012 rated it really liked it
It took a while to get into it, but once I did, I read to the last page. Uniquely clever.
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Laura Briggs is a professional writer whose debut short work from Pelican Book Group "Only in Novels" garnered attention in the book review world and with fans of both Christian and contemporary romance. Since then, she has continued publishing novels both traditionally and independently and both Christian and mainstream Sweet Romance, as well as co-authoring a series of Grimm-esque fantasy-themed ...more
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