July 8, 2015

Just Jane by Nancy Moser

Published: September 1, 2007
Number of pages: 358
Genre: Historical fiction

Pride and Prejudice, Sense and Sensibility, Emma...these titles conjure up a romantic world of rolling English countrysides, elegant balls, noble gentlemen, and headstrong gentlemen's daughters. But how much do we know about the woman who immortalized those times and names like Mr. Darcy and Miss Elizabeth Bennett? Growing up in a clergyman's home gave Jane Austen opportunities to watch human nature at its best--and worst. Drawing from historical sources as well as her own keen imagination, Christy Award-winner Nancy Moser transports readers inside the life and times of the literary world's most beloved heroine. Known for her moving and unique Mozart's Sister, Nancy Moser brings to life the mind and wit of Jane Austen--the loves, disappointments, and victories that shaped the novels that have remained popular for nearly two hundred years.

What did I think about the story
I always struggle with what to write or if I even should write a review if I do not care for a book. But being a book blogger it is supposed to be about giving your honest opinion and review of the book whether it be good or bad. So here is my honest opinion about the book. I really wanted to like this story as I like to read things about Jane Austen. It took me two times to get through this book. For some reason it just seemed to ramble for me and did not really go anywhere. I think this book would have been better as a movie. I did feel bad for Jane in the way her parents decided to move her and get rid of all her things without any input for her but yet her sister in law got to go through the house and take what she wanted. I think Jane was a very deep person and just had trouble getting people to understand her. 

What did I think about the cover
I loved the cover of this book. For me any book that shows a historical setting even if it is just the people I like. I also thought it was neat that you know it was supposed to Jane on the cover since the woman has a quill in her hand. 

My rating
2 stars

About the author
Nancy Moser is the author of three inspirational humor books and a 24 novels, including The Journey of Josephine Cain, Mozart's Sister, Washington's Lady, A Patchwork Christmas Collection, An Unlikely Suitor and Time Lottery, a Christy Award winner. She is an inspirational speaker, giving seminars around the country, as well as dramatizations in costume as Martha Washington. She has earned a degree in architecture; run a business with her husband; traveled extensively in Europe; and has performed in various theaters, symphonies, and choirs. She and her husband have three grown children and make their home in the Midwest. Read more about her books at www.nancymoser.com.

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