Thursday 22 August 2013

Book Club: Jane Austen Ruined My Life

Jane Austen Ruined My Life

Book: Jane Austen Ruined My Life
Author: Beth Pattillo
Amazon Summary: 
"Smart chick lit that's an absolute pleasure to read." --Booklist Emma packs up what few possessions she has left and heads to England on a quest to find the missing letters of Jane Austen, sneding Emma on a series of Austen-related tasks that bring her closwer to the truth. However, the sudden reappearance of Emma's first love makes everything more complicated. In the end, Emma learns that doing the right thing has very little to do with other people's expectations and everything to do with her own beliefs. Laced with fictional excerpts from the missing letters, "Jane Austen Ruined My Life" is the story of a woman betrayed who uncoers the deeper meaning of loyalty.
What I have to say: 
My sweet friend Lacey, from Charm & Sass, sent me this book as part of my Pamper Me Pretty Swap Package. This was a cute book...really easy to get into. I'm not a Jane Austen fan but it was cool to learn about her life- both her real life and her 'life' that was created for this book. The Jane Austen connection/storyline, I felt, was really fleshed out and enjoyable. While there is a 'romance' element.storyline, it leaves a lot to be desired...but I'm ok with that, as I wasn't expecting a romance novel. 

Would I recommend this book? Kind of. I wouldn't say to anyone 'you HAVE to read this book' but if someone was looking for a fun, easy read or if they ask if I read the book, I would recommend it. In fact, I've already lent my copy to my grandma. Even though I'm on the fence about recommending it to someone else, I would read it again...I did enjoy this book.