September 2, 2017

Jane of Austin by Hillary Manton Lodge - Review

I received this book free from Blogging for Books

Book details:
Paperback: 320 pages
Publisher: WaterBrook (June 13, 2017)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1601429347
ISBN-13: 978-1601429346

About this book:
Just a few years after their father’s business scandal shatters their lives, Jane and Celia Woodward find themselves forced out of their San Francisco tea shop. The last thing Jane wants is to leave their beloved shop on Valencia Street, but when Celia insists on a move to Austin, Texas, the sisters pack up their kid sister Margot and Jane’s tea plants, determined to start over yet again.

But life in Austin isn’t all sweet tea and breakfast tacos. Their unusual living situation is challenging and unspoken words begin to fester between Jane and Celia. When Jane meets and falls for up-and-coming musician Sean Willis, the chasm grows deeper.

While Sean seems to charm everyone in his path, one person is immune – retired Marine Captain Callum Beckett. Callum never meant to leave the military, but the twin losses of his father and his left leg have returned him to the place he least expected—Texas.

In this modern spin on the Austen classic, Sense and Sensibility, the Woodward sisters must contend with new ingredients in unfamiliar kitchens, a dash of heartbreak, and the fragile hope that maybe home isn't so far away.

What did I think of this book:
I enjoyed this book from the first page. It was fun going along with the sisters as they were starting anew. There were trials along the way but they worked together to get through them. There were ups and downs, mystery, romance and plain 'ole good thought provoking scenes. I thought the characters were developed and very real. The author's writing style was very easy to follow and made the story easy to read. I also liked that she included recipes at the end of each chapter and being a tea lover I included those references as well. This was the first book I have read by this author but I enjoyed this book so much that I will be looking for more by her.

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