Rachel Givney’s Jane in Love is Just Delightful

Rachel Givney’s Jane in Love is Just Delightful

 ‘If Jane Austen had to choose between the heart and the pen, what would she do?’

At age twenty-eight, our favourite romance author Jane Austen knows she should be seeking a suitable husband. Even though she is close to spinsterhood, all she wants to do is write. Given this is an unsuitable profession for a woman of her time, Jane needs to take some extreme measures in order to keep writing – and find the man of her dreams. These extreme measures magically land her in modern-day England.

In a brand new and slightly terrifying new world, where horseless steel carriages line the streets and people wear very little clothing, Jane needs to learn her way around. She learns quite quickly that she has become a famous writer, one of the most well-known authors in the world. She forms a new friend in fading film star Sofia Wentworth, currently filming a new version of Northanger Abbeyin Bath. She also, against her better judgement, starts to fall for Sofia’s brother Fred, who has the audacity to be handsome, clever and kind-hearted.

But as Jane’s romance with Fred becomes more real, her presence in the literary world starts to waver. Can she find a way to stop herself disappearing from history before it’s too late?

Rachel Givney’s Jane in Love is everything I wanted it to be and more. It is a delightful modern-day reimagining of Jane Austen’s life, full of rich and nuanced characters. This wonderfully witty romantic comedy provides all the feelings we love and look for in a good romcom, with moments of blissful joy, moments of tears and ‘what if?’, and moments where you will laugh out loud. It’s one of those books that you finish and then want to shout about to everyone who will listen – and even those who won’t, offering a new side to Jane’s story, which we historically know is less than perfect.

Jane Austen fans will recognise call-backs to her original works, but this book is written for everyone, if they are fans of Miss Austen or not. Time-travel has been worked into the plot seamlessly, making it seem not only seem possible, but also making us wish it were if it gives us a chance at a happily-ever-after. Givney has created a modern classic, with all the charm and wit we love about Austen in a gorgeous modern England setting. You’ll not be disappointed in this fun, delightful and completely entertaining read. I can only hope we get a movie one day!

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              Publisher details

              Jane in Love
              Author
              Rachel Givney
              Publisher
              Penguin
              Genres
              Historical Fiction, Romance
              Released
              04 February, 2020

              Synopsis

              Jane Austen time-travels to the future and falls in love. But will she choose happiness in the present, or her career as a writer in the past?‘If Jane Austen had the choice between the heart and the pen, what do you think she would do?’At age twenty-eight, Jane Austen should be seeking a suitable husband, but all she wants to do is write. She is forced to take extreme measures in her quest to find true love – which lands her in the most extraordinary of circumstances.Magically, she finds herself in modern-day England, where horseless steel carriages line the streets and people wear very little clothing. She forms a new best friend in fading film star Sofia Wentworth, and a genuine love interest in Sofia’s brother Fred, who has the audacity to be handsome, clever and kind-hearted.She is also delighted to discover that she is now a famous writer, a published author of six novels and beloved around the globe. But as Jane’s romance with Fred blossoms, her presence in the literary world starts to waver. She must find a way to stop herself disappearing from history before it’s too late.A modern-day reimagining of the life of one of the world’s most celebrated writers, this wonderfully witty romantic comedy offers a new side to Jane’s story, which sees her having to choose between true love in the present and her career as a writer in the past.
              Rachel Givney
              About the author

              Rachel Givney

              Rachel Givney is a writer and filmmaker originally from Sydney, Australia (currently based in Melbourne). She has worked on Offspring, The Warriors, McLeod's Daughters, Rescue: Special Ops and All Saints. Her films have been official selections at the Sydney Film Festival, Flickerfest, Tropfest and many more.

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