28.12.10

I was Jane Austen's Best Friend by Cora Harrison


This book was one of the best I read in 2010.
It is written in the form of a diary and it is a YA book, but it is read very pleasantly by an adult, too.
It is perfect for any lover of Jane Austen's work, not only because it features Jane herself as a teenager, but because the writing itself and the romance in it are very reminicsent of her novels. 
The 'best friend' of the title is supposedly Jane Ausen's cousin, but they are like sisters in this tender and romantic Regency story. There is a Mr. Darcy type of hero and a P&P type romance.
In general, it is a mix of history and fiction, and there is a note by the author at the end that explains which is which.
I simply loved it in every way.

Rating: 5/5

P.S. This would be the perfect  present for girls as well as women.

Also, I am planning to post a few wallpapers of movies as a giveaway for the holidays. Please let me know if there is a specific film you would like to see featured in the next
Wallpaper post. Happy holidays!


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4 comments:

Lee Smith said...

This sounds wonderful. Another one to add to my list.

alexandra george said...

yes, it's wonderful. Have a happy new year, Lee and God bless :)

Kim said...

I really enjoy journal or epistolary formats. Thanks for spotlighting this.

alexandra george said...

thanks for commenting Kim, you made my day!! this is a lovely book :)

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