What Would Jane Austen Do? [Book Review] #NetGalley @OneMoreChapter_ @HarperCollinsUK @AustenProse #romance #booktwitter #booksaboutbooks

What Would Jane Austen Do? is a cozy, uplit romance with quirky characters and references to classic literature.

What Would Jane Austen Do? by Linda Corbett

What Would Jane Austen Do? by Linda Corbett (cover) Image: white text on green background....graphic pictures of a man and woman upper left and lower left

Genre/Categories/Setting: Fiction, contemporary romance, romcom, book about books, quaint English village

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My Summary:

Welcome to my stop on the book tour for What Would Jane Austen Do?. Thanks #NetGalley @HarperCollinsUK @OneMoreChapter_ @OneMoreChapterHC @AustenProse for a complimentary e ARC of #WhatWouldJaneAustenDo upon my request. All opinions are my own.

Maddy Shaw is a journalist and Jane Austen fan girl living in London. When she loses her job and ponders how she will be able to pay her rent, she is shocked to find out that she has inherited an idyllic country home. Figuring she can sell the home and use the cash to tide her over until she can find new employment, she is shocked to hear that she must live in the home for one year before she can sell it. Although she loves London, she is also practical and decides that one year will go by quickly. Once there, she becomes involved in the community and meets a handsome and mysterious popular crime author.

My Thoughts:

Austen Fans

If you appreciate Jane Austen and her work, you will enjoy all the nods to the author in this contemporary romance! Each chapter begins with a quote from one of her beloved characters.

Lots to Love

This was the right cozy read at the right time for me and I enjoyed the enemy to lovers and close proximity tropes, the quaint English village and literary festival, the lovely countryside, the colorful and quirky characters, and the slow-burn (fade-to-black) romance. I can’t forget the adorable dog!

Book About Books and Writing

I love a story that references other books and features an author and the writing life. This one also includes a literary festival! Do you love a world that revolves around books and the people who read them?

Recommending What Would Jane Austen Do?

If you are looking for a cozy, uplit romance with colorful characters and many book references, I can enthusiastically recommend What Would Jane Austen Do? for your tbr. In addition to references to a beloved classic author, it also feels contemporary and relevant. Book clubs looking for lighter reads might enjoy this one.

Related: You might also enjoy The Jane Austen Society

My Rating: 4 Stars

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Meet the Author of What Would Jane Austen Do?, Linda Corbett

Author of What Would Jane Austen Do?, Linda Corbett

Linda Corbett lives in Surrey with her husband and three permanently hungry guinea pigs. She is proud to be a member of the Romantic Novelists’ Association and was the recipient of the Katie Fforde Bursary in 2020.In her spare time, Linda is treasurer for Shine Surrey – a volunteer-led charity that supports individuals and families living with spina bifida and/or hydrocephalus. For many years she also wrote a regular column for Link, a disability magazine, illustrating the humorous aspects of life with a complex disability, and she is a passionate advocate of disability representation in fiction.When not writing, Linda can be found papercrafting, cross stitching, or cuddling guinea pigs. Love You From A-Z is her first published novel.Linda can be found on Twitter @lcorbettauthor and Instagram @lindacorbettauthor


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  1. I’m not a Jane Austen fan, I don’t dislike her works, I’ve just only read one, so I passed on this one. Now I think I will see if my library has a copy. It has all the things I enjoy in a story. Nice review, Carol.

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