The Jane Austen Society

The Jane Austen Society is the beacon of hope we all need right now! It’s a reminder that the power of human connection can overcome insurmountable odds to achieve something remarkable together.

 

Synopsis:

Following the Second World War, in the small village of Chawton, England, an unlikely group of people who are suffering losses in many different ways come together to save Jane Austen’s last legacy.

 

Review:

The Jane Austen Society by Natalie Jenner is such a delightful surprise!

You certainly don’t have to be a Jane Austen lover to relate to or appreciate this lovely novel, but understanding the myriad literary references certainly helps connect you to the heart of the story! There are some budding and rekindling relationships that are reminiscent of characters in Austen’s works…just enough of a hint to make them even more endearing to the reader.

I love the historical aspects of the novel – the setting of Chawton, where Jane Austen penned her last three books, as well as the time period after both World Wars. The two combined really set the atmosphere of a small town and an even smaller group of people uniting over their love of Austen, and searching for hope amidst so much loss, grief, death, and struggle. Delving deep into the personalities of each person in the group really brought to life the desire to want to preserve the history around Jane Austen’s final years.

This powerful novel is huge on heart, and full of the warmth of human connection through shared life tragedies. It’s an uplifting story steeped in history, compassion, and hope. The Jane Austen Society is an absolute must read!

 
Thank you to St. Martin’s Press for a complimentary copy in exchange for my honest opinion.
 

Book Details

The Jane Austen Society
by Natalie Jenner
Hardcover, 320 pages
Expected publication: May 26th 2020 by St. Martin’s Press

Summary

The Jane Austen Society is the beacon of hope we all need right now! It's a reminder that the power of human connection can overcome insurmountable odds to achieve something remarkable together. It's an uplifting story steeped in history, compassion, and hope. An absolute must read!

— Cassie
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