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Sunday, October 23, 2011

Jane Austen's BFF by Cora Harrison


Book I: I Was Jane Austen's Best Friend (7 Jan 2011)

Product Description

When shy Jenny Cooper goes to stay with her cousin Jane Austen, she knows nothing of the world of beautiful dresses, dances, secrets, gossip, and romance that Jane inhabits. At fifteen, Jane is already a sharp observer of the customs of courtship. So when Jenny falls utterly in love with Captain Thomas Williams, who better than Jane to help her win the heart of this dashing man?

But is that even possible? After all, Jenny’s been harboring a most desperate secret. Should it become known, it would bring scandal not only to her, but also to the wonderful Austen family. What’s a poor orphan girl to do?

In this delicious dance between truth and fiction, Cora Harrison has crafted Jenny’s secret diary by reading everything Jane Austen wrote as a child and an adult, and by researching biographies, critical studies, and family letters. Jenny’s diary makes the past spring vividly to life and provides insight into the entire Austen family—especially the beloved Jane.

The book's U.K. cover



Product Description

I WAS JANE AUSTEN’S BEST FRIEND is the secret diary of Jenny Cooper, Jane Austen’s teenage friend and confidante. Their evenings are a blur of beautiful dresses, balls, gossip and romance; their days are spent writing about them - Jenny in her diary, Jane in her first attempts at fiction. When Jenny falls utterly in love with a handsome naval officer, obstacles stand in their way. Who better to help her than Jane herself, who already considers herself an expert in love and relationships?

Product Description [My Copy] 

I Was Jane Austen's Best Friend : A Secret Diary

Jane says that if I am to be the heroine of this story, something will throw a hero in my way...

Meet Jenny Cooper: Shy, pretty cousin of clever, sparky Jane Austen (who has losts of handsome brothers and a vivid imagination).

When Jenny goes to live with the Austens, she knows nothing of the world of beautiful dresses, dances, secrets, gossip and romance that Jane inhabits. But when Jenny falls hopelessly in love, who better than Jane to help her win the heart of the most eligible man?

An irresistible tale of dashing young men, glorious gowns and two teenage girls in search of a hero.

Book II: Jane Austen Stole my Boyfriend (1 April 2011)

Product Description

Jane wants to meet a hero worthy of her extraordinary imagination: a gentleman who is dashing and daring and handsome and brave; who can dance like a viscount and duel like a king. Jane and Jenny are whiling away the season in Bath and there are plenty of dances, rumours and scandals to entertain them. But a good reputation, once lost, is gone forever; and Jane is in danger of becoming the talk of the town for all the wrong reasons…

Jane wants to meet a hero worthy of her extraordinary imagination: a gentleman who is dashing and daring and handsome and brave; who can dance like a viscount and duel like a king. Jane and Jenny are whiling away the season in Bath and there are plenty of dances, rumors and scandals to entertain them. But a good reputation, once lost, is gone forever; and Jane is in danger of becoming the talk of the town for all the wrong reasons…

Product Description [My Copy]

Jane Austen Stole my Boyfriend : A Secret Diary

A little mystery is so becoming in a hero, don't you think?

Meet the teenage Jane Austen in this gorgeous tale of dances, dresses, disasters... and first love.

Jenny Cooper has found her hero, thanks to her cousin Jane Austen (who considers herself an expert in affairs of the heart). Now it's Jane's turn to fall in love, and there are plenty of dances, rumors, scandals and eligible gentlemen to entertain two teenage girls in search of adventure. But a good reputation, once lost, is gone forever; and Jane is in danger of becoming the talk of the town for all the wrong reasons...

I love anything Jane Austen!! So when I found these books, I had to buy them!! Hope they're as good as they look!

 

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