The Particular Charm of Miss Jane Austen: An Uplifting, Comedic Tale of Time Travel and Friendship
Rose Wallace’s world revolves around all things Austen, and with the annual festival in Bath – and the arrival of dishy archaeologist, Dr Aiden Trevellyan – just around the corner, all is well with the...more
SETTING: Bath, England present day (in September during the Jane Austen Festival to be more specific)
- Rose – a die-hard Janeite living in the basement flat at No. 4 Sydney Place.
- Morgan – her American friend who she is meeting in person for the first time.
- James – her boss who seems to have become besotted with her American friend.
- Dr. Aiden Trevellyan – her longtime secret crush who ...more
I have read a number of time travel stories; not only Outlander but some in this JAFF community. Set in modern day Bath, England, this is the first one that has not only a Janeite but also the lady author herself traveling thusly. And how fortunate it is for Rose Wallace that she meets and spends time with Jane this way although she can’t at first quite figure this almost ghostly ...more
I was delighted by this ...more
I have become rather fond of fictional stories that bring Jane Austen to life as a true flesh and blood character, especially when they are as charming and insightful as Cass Grafton’s and Ada Bright’s latest collaboration, The Particular Charm of Miss Jane Austen. Even though I have not been to England, this story truly immersed me in the many joys and the pleasures that Janeites are able to take pleasure in within the glorious ...more
The characters are beautifully drawn and I soon began to care about the main protagonists and, of course, a certain author. The story held me from beginning to end and was one of those books I couldn't wait to see how it turned out and was at the same time disappointed the journey was over.
You don't have to be a Jane Austen fan and know her works inside out to ...more
The ending leaves a "back to the future' type cliffhanger. Is a sequel in the works.
What would I do if I met Jane Austen??? Lots and lots of things! I would follow her and take lots of selfies with her and want to find out more about her inspiration for Elizabeth and Darcy! This is a great summer read if you’re a huge fan of Jane Austen.
This was a NETGALLEY gift and all opinions are my own. ...more
Once Jane came into it properly I really started to enjoy it. I don't read contemporary novels and it was reading like this until the advent of Jane. I loved the way she was portrayed but she slotted into the present maybe a bit too easily for my liking. I very much ...more
Full disclosure: I am a HUGE Jane Austen fan and you can most certainly call me a Janeite.
Also, I am SO glad they changed the cover, good call because it makes much more sense than the original and I never would have read this wonderful story if they hadn't.
Ada Bright & Cass Grafton really bring it with humor, lively action, and a supporting cast that remind me of the classic comedies of old. Everyone is going every which way to get Jane back, and readers find themselves cheering ...more
I really liked the premise of this book! A time traveling Jane Austen gets stuck in our day and throws the world into an alternate timeline where she disappeared before her novels were published. I REALLY liked this part of the story and based on the ending, it seems like there's going to be a sequel. I love time travel books and I love classics and Jane Austen, so this was right up my alley. I'm also ...more
Her internet best friend and fellow Janeite, Morgan, is visiting for the duration of the festival. It’s hard ...more
Our leading lady, Rose finds herself in a world where Jane Austen never published a book because she was time traveling and was trapped outside of her own time period in the modern day. Rose's entire life is different because of this one change. Not only Rose's life, but many others as ...more
*Copy received through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review
*Rating: 4.5/5 stars
I am notoriously spoiler-free in real life, so I won't give any plot points away in my review. Suffice it to say, if you love Jane Austen and if her works and life have made an impact on your own, then you will absolutely love this story. Beautifully written, humorous and heartwarming, original and ...more
To start with, the cover certainly attracts one’s eye – unpretentiously stylish, in warm gold tones on black background – what’s not to like? The famed cross of Jane Austen right there in the prominent position. Or is it? Without giving too much away, I invite you to take a closer look at it – and you are hooked. You will not put the book down until you discover the secret of this cross. And you will not be disappointed. ...more
The story takes place in Bath, which is my favourite city in the UK, and luckily the authors’ love of Bath screams from the pages as well. How wonderful it is to read about streets, places, buildings which you are familiar with and the writers have the same tenderness.
The 2 main characters are Rose (British) and Morgan (American). I think or ...more
I found Rose and Morgan, James and Aidan, and especially Jane, to be compelling and very "human" characters. Their flaws and embarrassing moments were blush-worthy at times and laughable at others. Some of the suspense ...more
Rose lives in Bath - where Jane Austen lived - and there is an annual festival to celebrate the author. Everything's going well until she finds out Jane Austen managed to time travel and is stuck in the present and as a consequence of that, a new timeline where the author never wrote the books is created.
Since I love everything about Jane Austen, the book's concept really intrigued me. It reminded me of a ...more
This was a pretty cute book. I’m not an Austenite like Rosie is, but I get how much Jane Austen has inspired a lot of women around the world and throughout the times. I get that, so I understand how someone’s ...more
You have disappeared in 1803 – eight years before your first novel was published. If there is no way back, then you were never published at all. The world has never heard of you, or any of your characters – this is a world without Mr Darcy?
What the blurb promised: A time traveling Jane Austen getting stuck in the future before any of her books are published. If she doesn’t find a way back to her own time, all her works will be lost to the world.
What I expected: An entertaining ...more
Wow congratulations to you both Cass and Ada on your wonderful and enduring friendship. Also a huge congratulations on a wonderfully entertaining, charming, and enchanting novel.
I adored reading about a favourite place of mine in the whole world, Bath! Your novel brought back fond memories of my brief visit and I could reminisce about my own trip to the beautiful city. I envy you both being able to share your love of Jane Austen and Bath together.
I thoroughly enjoyed reading ...more
I've loved this book. I'm not going to spoil anything, but if you like a nice storytelling, mysteries, wonderful characters, a little romance and jane Austen has made any impact in your life, you're going to love this book. Also, it's one of the few books that have made me gasp with the last words. I hope that means there is more to come, because I'll buy it as soon as it's available!