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Jane Austen Ruined My Life
Jane Austen Ruined My Life | Beth Pattillo
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Emma Grant has a respectable marriage, a prestigious teaching job, and plans for children. Then one day she finds her husband in bed with another woman, and her world crumbles. Denied tenure in the wake of the scandal, Emma quits Texas, heading for England to pursue a dream - to find the 3000 missing letters of Jane Austen. A reclusive widow claims to have the author's correspondence, and agrees to allow her sight of the letters, but only subject to stringent security and the completion of a series of tasks which set Emma off across England, searching for the secrets Jane Austen hoped to bury. And the reappearance of her old friend, Adam, doesn't make the quest any easier. As Emma uncovers the legendary author's innermost thoughts, she begins to understand the reasons for her idol's secrecy. Laced with excerpts from the missing letters, this is the story of a woman betrayed ...
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jewright
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I‘ve read several books lately about people obsessed with Jane Austen. This was one of the best.

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CoffeeNBooks
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#LilithJuly #SweetJane On my bookshelf and TBR list!
@Cinfhen @KarenUK

Cinfhen I love the title of this book!! 1mo
KarenUK Great title, great cover! 😍💕 1mo
jewright Recently, scholars found one of the parts of a missing Austen letter. It was about laundry... no salacious details at all. 1mo
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OriginalCyn620
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I‘m a #sucker for books with cute dogs on the cover, and for Austen-based fiction and retellings of her stories!
🍭🐶📚🎶❤️ #amonthofsongs

erzascarletbookgasm 🐶 💜 3mo
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Conleyheather
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Three books in three days. All three are wonderful. #janeausten

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OriginalCyn620
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My #JustABookSwap book arrived! Thanks so much @NeedsMoreBooks ... I‘m a sucker for any book that has to do with Jane Austen! Thanks also to @TheBookKeepers for organizing this swap!

NeedsMoreBooks I am so glad that you finally received it, @OriginalCyn620 😊 The bookmark looks interesting 😉 11mo
TheBookKeepers You are welcome! This book looks good! 11mo
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Jiniki16
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Such a funny and dramatic character!

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5280reader
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A fun quick weekend read. The things we ‘learned ‘ about Austen were interesting , and the main character, Emma, landed at the end just as she should have. Realistic ending which I was glad for having been in a similar situation.

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pocketmermaid
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I picked up these Jane Austen-inspired novels for my aunt who writes Jane Austen fan-fiction under the name Cassandra B. Leigh. Her stuff is on Kindle, so if you're into that sort of thing, check it out. 😇

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Lcsmcat
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Not high literature, but on the upper end of fan fiction. This was a fast read and Patillo's scholarship is excellent. A good palate cleanser. #litsyAtoZ #letterJ @BookishMarginalia

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Lcsmcat
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And now, to quote Monty Python, for something completely different. #LitsyAtoZ #letterJ @BookishMarginalia

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juliej88
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My Jane Austen books ❤️