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Book Review: Lies Jane Austen Told Me by Julie Wright

Title: Lies Jane Austen Told Me

Author: Julie Wright

Published: November 7, 2017

 

Book Summary:

Ever since Emma read Pride and Prejudice, she’s been in love with Mr. Darcy and has regarded Jane Austen as the expert on all things romantic. So naturally when Emma falls for Blake Hampton and he invites her home to meet his parents, she is positive an engagement is in her future. After all, Blake is a single man in possession of a good fortune, and thus must be in want of a wife.

But when it turns out that what Blake actually wants is more of a hook-up than a honeymoon, Emma is hurt, betrayed, and furious. She throws herself deeper into her work as CMO of Kinetics, the fastest growing gym franchise in the nation. She loves her work, and she’s good at it, which is why she bristles when her boss brings in a consultant to help her spearhead the new facilities on the East Coast. Her frustration turns to shock when that consultant turns out to be Blake’s younger brother, Lucas.

Emma is determined not to fall for Lucas, but as she gets to know him, she realizes that Lucas is nothing like his brother. He is kind and attentive and spends his time and money caring for the less fortunate.

What she can’t understand is why Lucas continues to try to push her back into Blake’s arms when he so clearly has fallen as hard for her as she has fallen for him.

Realizing that her love life is as complicated as anything Jane Austen could have dreamed up, Emma must find a way to let Blake know that it’s time for him to let her go and to let Lucas know it’s time for him to love her back.

Clever twist on Jane Austin stories. It even had me going back to review some of Jane Austin’s storylines. I guess I need to reread her works again. I loved Emma and her friend, Silvia. The Hampton family drew me in. The themes behind the book made my heart smile. I loved how strengths and weaknesses in the main characters were explored. The allusions to all things Jane Austin were right on.

Rating: 5 stars

Content: Clean

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Comments

  1. Wonderful review – and a book I will have to read next year!
    I have just started a Jane Austen Reading Challenge. I hat e to admit it but I have never read J. Austen! I hope to solve that with my challenge.
    Check it out here. http://bunnysgirl.blogspot.com/2018/12/jane-austen-book-club-challenge-2019.html