I’m delighted to welcome you today to my stop on the blog tour for the lovely and heartwarming The Particular Charm of Jane Austen by Ada Bright and Cass Grafton. Thank you to Rachel Gilbey and Canelo for giving me the opportunity to read and review this charming book.
About the book:
The Particular Charm of Miss Jane Austen
When a time travelling Jane Austen gets stuck in modern-day Bath it’s up to avid Janeite Rose Wallace to save her… because she’s the only one who knows that Jane exists!
Rose Wallace’s world revolves around all things Austen, and with the annual festival in Bath – andthe arrival of dishy archaeologist, Dr Aiden Trevellyan – just around the corner, all is well with the world…
But then a mysterious woman who bears more than a passing resemblance to the great author moves in upstairs, and things take a disastrous turn. Rose’s new neighbour is Jane Austen, whose time travel adventure has been sabotaged by a mischievous dog, trapping her in the twenty-first century.
Rose’s life is instantly changed – new home, new job, new friends – but she’s the only one who seems to have noticed! To right the world around her, she will have to do whatever it takes to help Jane get back home to write Rose’s beloved novels. Because a world without Mr Darcy? It’s not worth living in!
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About the author:
A proud bookworm since childhood, Cass writes the sort of stories she loves to read – heart-warming, character driven and strong on location. Having moved around extensively and lived in three countries, she finds places inspiring and the setting of her novels often becomes as much a part of the story as her characters.
She has an over-active imagination, is prone to crying with happiness as much as she is at sadness, but when it comes to her writing she leans heavily towards the upbeat and insists on a happy ever after. As one of her favourite authors, Jane Austen, once wrote, ‘let other pens dwell on guilt and misery’.
Cass loves travelling, words, cats and wine, and enjoys them in any combination. She currently splits her time between Switzerland, where she lives with her husband, and England, where she lives with her characters.
Ada has lived all her life in Southern California, which makes her intolerant to any weather above or below 72 degrees Fahrenheit. She grew up much more fond of reading than sports or socializing and still tends to ignore everyone she loves, all her responsibilities and basic life needs when she’s in the middle of a book.
She is luckily married to a handsome and funny man who doesn’t mind that the laundry never gets put away and she has three amazing children. Ada spent over a decade as a photographer before dedicating herself to writing, though she still believes that life should be documented well and often.
There is nothing she loves more than a good, subtle love story whether it be in real life, tv, movie, theatre or book form… well, except cake. She also really loves cake.
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I was intrigued by this novel from the blurb alone and it definitely lived up to my expectations. A charming, fun and lighthearted read, The Particular Charm of Jane Austen begins as Rose Wallace awaits the arrival of Morgan, her long distance friend from America.
Rose’s world revolves around all things Jane Austen, so with the annual festival in Bath about to begin – and the arrival of Dr Aiden Trevellyan, a good looking archaeologist she has a crush on – all is well with the world. But then a mysterious woman who bears more than a passing resemblance to the world famous (and long dead) Jane Austen moves into the flat upstairs. And so begins a time travel adventure that will change Rose’s life in an instant, the world around her unrecognisable to the one she knew before.
The story kept me engaged from beginning to end, with characters I quickly grew to care about as Rose tried to help the time travelling Jane back to her own time. It’s a heartwarming read that is well written and enjoyable, taking you on a fun filled adventure that is pure escapism of the very best kind.
Ada Bright and Cass Grafton have written a charming tale of love, friendship, romance and time travel that will leave you with a warm glow as you turn the final page. The Particular Charm of Miss Jane Austen is a warm, funny and uplifting read that I would recommend to anyone who is looking for a lighthearted and fun read to curl up with this winter.
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