Author(s): Syrie James
INSPIRED BY ACTUAL EVENTS Fifteen-year-old Jane Austen dreams of three things: doing something useful, writing something worthy, and falling madly in love. When she visits her brother in Kent to celebrate his engagement, she meets wealthy, devilishly handsome Edward Taylor--a fascinating young man who is truly worthy of her affections. Jane knows a match between her and Edward is unlikely, but every moment she spends with him makes her heart race--and he seems to return her interest. Much to her displeasure, however, there is another seeking his attention Unsure of her budding relationship, Jane seeks distraction by attempting to correct the pairings of three other prospective couples. But when her matchmaking aspirations do not all turn out as anticipated, Jane discovers the danger of relying on first impressions. The human heart cannot be easily deciphered, nor can it be directed or managed. And if others must be left to their own devices in matters of love and matrimony, can Jane even hope to satisfy her own heart?
Syrie James, hailed as "the queen of nineteenth century re-imaginings" by "Los Angeles Magazine," is the bestselling author of nine critically acclaimed novels including "Jane Austen's First Love," "The Missing Manuscript of Jane Austen," "The Lost Memoirs of Jane Austen," "The Secret Diaries of Charlotte Bronte," " Dracula My Love," "Nocturne," "Forbidden," "Songbird," and "Propositions." Her books have been translated into 18 languages, awarded the Audie, designated as Editor's Picks by "Library Journal," and named a Great Group Read by the Women's National Book Association and Best Book of the Year by "The Romance Reviews "and" Suspense Magazine." Syrie is a member of the WGA and lives in Los Angeles.