The Particular Charm of Miss Jane Austen is a whimsical novel about books, time travel and friendship. Upon reading the summary I was immediately intrigued. I love contemporary fiction with a splash of the otherworldly. Rose works in property and is an avid fan of Jane Austen, she lives in Bath in the same building where Jane Austen lived. There’s a Jane Austen festival happening in town.
The Particular Charm of Miss Jane Austen
Ada Bright & Cass Grafton
12 September 2019
Her internet best friend and fellow Janeite, Morgan, is visiting for the duration of the festival. It’s hard to explain the book without giving it away completely but it’s the literal Jane Austen in the 21st century, time travel shenanigans and a library.
The characters were a little cookie cutter for my liking but it was still an enjoyable read. Rose is your typical book lover who blushes a lot pining after a brooding archaeology professor. Her friend Morgan is your typical “American in England” that you see in books that is overly friendly and loved by everyone.
I loved the friendship between Rose and Morgan because I’m made so many friends on the internet through my love of books and TV shows that I’d love to meet in real life one day. Rose and Morgan’s friendship was so, so amazing! Internet friends raise your hands!!
The ending of the story kind of threw me off from a four-star rating. It wasn’t very well-rounded and the book seemed to drag for many unnecessary chapters before the last page. The plot had been resolved but the book went on after for romance’s sake and it just felt boring and unneeded.
Overall it’s a good book that I really liked the book. Recommended for: Anyone who loves Jane Austen’s works.
Have you read any Jane Austen books? Which one is your favourite?