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Syrie James is the bestselling author of the critically acclaimed Nocturne; Dracula, My Love; The Secret Diaries of Charlotte Bronte (Great Group Read, Women's National Book Association; Audie Romance Award, 2011), and the international bestseller The Lost Memoirs of Jane Austen (Best First Novel 2008, Library Journal.) Translation rights for Syrie's books have been sold in sixteen languages. An admitted Anglophile, Syrie loves paranormal romance and all things 19th century. She lives in Los Angeles and is a member of the Writer's Guild of America.
It's a quick read, but if you have "Austen-mania" as I have, you'll certainly enjoy this book.
End Spoiler Alert*** I don't say this often, but this is one of those books that must go into the pile that I will read again and again in the coming years.
I love the way Ms. James created an imagined story interwoven with the known facts of Jane Austen's life and true happenings of the times.
Sometimes I forgot the story was fiction! Ms. James does a fantastic job of sounding like Jane Austen!Published 12 days ago by Lisa Sanders
This fictional story was inspired by true events, when Jane Austen memoirs were discovered hidden in the attic. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Geowonderland
This was a great book that immerses you into possibilities for the inspiration of several of Jane Austen's Novels. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Crystal_Dark
This was a charming, well crafted work of fiction. It read as if it was written by Jane Austin, and seemed plausible. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Gentle Reader
I didn't like the fact that the author put all her novels in Jane's story as if they came from her life. because I am sure they came from her imagination. Read morePublished 6 months ago by carol p
Always enjoy anything Austenish; this was no exception. I would like to believe that the author was honest and sincere about the validity of these lost memoirs, however, I do not... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Nan
Having been stifled as a kid by pressure to read Little Women and other classics, the Austin books were never on my radar. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Diane Reeves Wheeler
An avid reader and obsesser of all things Jane Austen, I stumbled upon this book in my search for "more. Read morePublished 12 months ago by meverse