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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.
It was a cute light read, but I also felt like I was just reading scenes out of Austen's novels with the characters changed, not very creative.
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.
This was a charming, well crafted work of fiction. It read as if it was written by Jane Austin, and seemed plausible. Read morePublished 20 days 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 1 month 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 1 month 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 5 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 7 months ago by meverse
Although I have never read any Jane Austen novels, my friend told me to read this and let me borrow her copy. I have watched adaptations of her stories, so I wasn't too confused. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Justice Pirate
This being the second novel I've read by Syrie James I think I can safely say I love her writing even more now! Read morePublished 17 months ago by PaigeM.
I was very excited to read that some lost papers of Jane Austen had been found in a sea faring trunk, I couldn't wait to read this book. Read morePublished 19 months ago by L. Decker