February 19, 2014
This review is from: A Jane Austen Daydream (Kindle Edition)
How many of you have considered our dear Jane Austen and whether or not she ever enjoyed a true romance? Well, author Scott Southard has done something about that. Proving the Regency romance is not the exclusive domain of female authors, Scott Southard shows us the men know a thing or two about crafting a scintillating romance.
Aptly titled, this entertaining tale is a true daydream or reverie and the author graces his pages with not one but THREE romances for Miss Austen to consider.
The author brilliantly mashes up an authentic Jane Austen, many of her real family members, intermingles many of her own famous literary characters and tops it off with a generous helping of her most famous lines.
We are treated to a Jane, who is bright, spirited, and enjoys poking her family, friends and acquaintences with her penetrating, yet lovable wit.
Poor Jane, however, for all of her intelligence and insight into the follies and foibles of human nature, is still quite clueless regarding her deeper longing for a suitable man to love and for her to be loved by in return.
While I prefer an ideal story in this genre’ to be 300-325 pages, I found this one rather drawn out and lengthy. However, to properly tell the whole story an author has to do what he has to do.
Full of sentiment, humor, suspense, sadness and ultimately joy, this one is indeed unique and worthy of your attention.