Jane Austen’s First Love

Available August 5: Jane Austen’s First Love

****4/5 starsJane Austens First Love

Dare I say it?! It’s as if Miss Austen is writing it herself and giving us a glimpse of what she’ll soon write in her classics – Pride and Prejudice, Emma, Sense and Sensibility.

Recommended readers:

  • If you love all things Jane Austen…
  • If you ever wondered what inspired Jane Austen’s writing.
  • Did we mention Jane Austen?

Here’s my Rankings:

  • 4/5 for characters
  • 5/5 for plot
  • 4/5 overall


I loved this peak into Jane Austen’s early life and of Syrie James’s translation of what events in Jane’s early life later shaped and inspired her writing. While the story takes a lot of latitude from a few pieces of research, the story of Jane’s and Edward’s meeting and romance is very real – and oh so Austen (Note: This is fiction, though the author does share some interesting tidbits at the end that inspired her fictional writing). There are so many elements and story lines in this book that you can see applying to any one of Austen’s novels – and see how her own life inspired her books. If you loved any of Jane Austen’s classic novels – Pride and PrejudiceEmmaSense and Sensibility – then this is a must-read for you. If you had a hard time enjoying her style, then you may not enjoy this book. Read on!

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