In this delicious dance between truth and fiction, Cora Harrison has crafted Jenny’s secret diary by reading everything Jane Austen wrote as a child and an adult, and by researching biographies, critical studies, and family letters. Jenny’s diary makes the past spring vividly to life and provides insight into the entire Austen family—especially the beloved Jane.
'Jane says that if I am to be the heroine of this story, something will throw a hero in my way...'
An irresistible tale of swoon worthy young men, glorious gowns , one ordinary girl... and Jane Austen!.'
I would reccommend this book to anyone who enjoys a romantic story or likes historical books that are relevant to them and likes the sound of Jane Austen as this book is the perfect introduction to her novels. I have now borrowed Emma from the library and can't wait to start reading it!
To read an extract of the book and the authors note follow this link: http://www.coraharrison.com/janeaustin.html
Above is a photo of the two cover editions: on the right is the UK version and on the left is the US version. I think that both of the covers are beautiful and each have their own lovely characteristics. The US edition photo looks like a snapshot from a historical drama and gives you an insight to what the book is about whilst the UK version is more girly in white and pink. Although I can't decide which one I like best, I think that the UK edition will appeal more to younger teenagers who it is aimed at and this cover will stand out more on a library/book store shelf.