Jeanette Watts

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"A Must Read for Jane Austen Fans"

Review: As a Jane Austin fan, I couldn’t pass this up! The story isn’t about Jane, but it’s about her characters and the plots of all her books are cleverly woven into a modern tale of a young woman who is searching for herself.  Elizabeth has always been called Beth, much to her chagrin. As a Jane Austin fan, she’d much rather be called Lizzie, so when she leaves for college, she takes the opportunity to reinvent herself. I liked Lizzie – she’s determined, frank, fun, and yet fragile. And she wants to fall in love with the perfect Jane Austin hero, which means each male she comes in contact with immediately ‘becomes’ one of the heroes. The results, often enough, go hilariously wrong. People, as Lizzie soon discovers rarely fit fictional molds and even more rarely follow the plots of a Jane Austin book. The title, Jane Austin Lied to Me, is a good summary of what Lizzie finally concludes – but not without a good deal of laughter and tears, heartbreak, soul-searching, and in some cases, embarrassment. I must admit, my favorite part of the book was when Lizzie misunderstands her professor’s interest in her homework, but there was also the best friend turned possible suitor, the Darcy namesake, and the boy who was always there but never noticed. The book was great fun, I highly recommend it to everyone, and it’s a must-read for Jane Austin fans!

"A Fresh and Funny Spin on a Time-Honored Classic"

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.

 

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-loud 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."

 

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