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Books and Whimsy

I blog about books that change me at Books and Whimsy. I also write discussion posts, and host original features. I'm quite silly sometimes, serious others, and always champion great books. (booksandwhimsy.com) You can find my author blog at onceuponaprologue.net

Jane Austen Ruined My Life - Beth Pattillo I wasn't sure what to think of this novel, when I reached for it after noticing the title. The fact that it was shelved in the "inspirational" section when, upon reading it, I can say that it shares a slim tie to its counterparts, was also interesting.


Who can resist the protagonist, Emma? A woman after my own heart, Emma is a romantic, who has perhaps spent too much time searching, often down the wrong avenues, for her happily-ever-after. When her marriage dissolves, Emma journeys to England to "get revenge" on Jane Austen, but ends up coming to a better understanding of herself instead.

Funny. Poignant. Romantic. A bit of self-discovery, disguised as a study of Jane Austen's life. All in all, a solid read, and I have to say, I adored Emma Grant.