Jeanette Watts

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Amybooksy's Review of JAL2M

Thanks to Amy for the great review!

 

"Jane Austen Lied to Me is my first introduction to Jeanette Watts's writing. Wow! She is a good writer. I found this book to be quite entertaining with so many laugh-out-lois moments. If her other books are this much fun, I want to go back and read them. Hoping to in the near future.

I give Jane Austen Lied to Me 4 stars and recommend it for those who love a good laugh."

 

Review for Jane Austen Lied to Me

Thanks to Nancy Fraser for her lovely review:

Humor abounds in this unusual re-hashing of the Jane Austen legend.

The storyline does a great job of bringing the old-fashioned allure of the time period into modern day. While not a traditional romance, the story treats the relationship between heroine and hero with just enough attraction to keep you reading.

There are a few side-splitting scenes, a few serious, and sound story-telling throughout. Kudos to the author for putting a fresh and funny spin on a time-honored classic.

 

Historical Novel Society

Thanks to the Historical Novel Society for their great review:

Gilded Age Pittsburgh is the setting for Jeanette Watts’s lavishly atmospheric debut novel Wealth & Privilege, which turns on the schemes and counter-schemes various family members and interested strangers have in getting comfortably-situated and affable young Thomas Baldwin married off.

One such scheme results in his being married to a woman he quickly comes to detest, while another inadvertently brings him into close contact with a woman  he quickly comes to love, despite the fact that she seems permanently beyond his reach.

Watts does a superbly smooth and confident job of keeping her plot-lines flowing along at an enticing clip, and although her period research is obviously extensive, she incorporates it so adeptly that the novel’s large amounts of exposition – on contemporary events like the assassination of President Garfield, or the Johnstown Flood – always feel like organic parts of the story.

The result is an involving and subtly funny work worth reading.