Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday: I Was Jane Austen's Best Friend

This is a weekly meme hosted by Jill from Breaking the Spine.  "Waiting on Wednesday" spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.  What are you waiting for?

I Was Jane Austen's Best Friend 
by Cora Harrison
Pub. Date: October 12, 2010

Amazon says, "When shy Jenny Cooper goes to stay with her cousin Jane Austen, she knows nothing of the world of beautiful dresses, dances, secrets, gossip, and romance that Jane inhabits. At fifteen, Jane is already a sharp observer of the customs of courtship. So when Jenny falls utterly in love with Captain Thomas Williams, who better than Jane to help her win the heart of this dashing man?  But is that even possible? After all, Jenny’s been harboring a most desperate secret. Should it become known, it would bring scandal not only to her, but also to the wonderful Austen family. What’s a poor orphan girl to do? In this delicious dance between truth and fiction, Cora Harrison has crafted Jenny’s secret diary by reading everything Jane Austen wrote as a child and an adult, and by researching biographies, critical studies, and family letters. Jenny’s diary makes the past spring vividly to life and provides insight into the entire Austen family—especially the beloved Jane."

I am especially excited for this book since it's a combination of two things I love: Jane Austen and Young Adult literature.  Plus, how fabulous is that cover?!


  1. That cover is indeed very fab! :P
    The description sounds so good and I cant wait to read this one.

  2. Loving the cover. The book looks to be an interesting read.Here's Mine

  3. Great pick! The cover is lovely. My WOW is at The Crowded Leaf.

  4. The cover is beautiful. I'm really looking forward to this one too. Great pick!

  5. I love Jane Austen's novels and usually enjoy spin-offs. I look forward to meeting Jane as a character in this one. Nice pick.

    Here is my WoW pick.

  6. I'm very excited about this one too! I actually pre-ordered the UK version (which also has an amazing cover!) and just got an email that it's already been sent, yay! So yeah, great pick! :)

  7. Very nice pick! I also love the combination of Jane Austen and YA literature. And the cover is amazing :)

  8. You should definitely read The Yellow House before you go to Ireland! It's so amazing, it will make you think of Ireland in a whole other light. I went to Ireland several years ago and after reading the book I recall such fond memories. My review is up at The Crowded Leaf.

  9. Awesome pick! I love the sound of this one,


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