All Things Austen: Just Jane

16 Feb

Not a lot is known about Jane Austen’s life and loves.  Her sister Cassandra made sure of that by fulfilling her sister’s wishes in destroying most of Jane’s correspondence.   What is left is an incomplete look into who Jane Austen was and what shaped the novels that so many love.  Nancy Moser has taken the small amount of information and written a biographical novel of Jane’s life — Just Jane. I have not found a book by Nancy Moser that I didn’t like, so when she chose Jane Austen as her subject, I knew it would be book-love.  So if you want a great what-if about a much beloved author choose Just Jane.


Pride and PrejudiceSense and SensibilityEmma…these titles conjure up a romantic world of rolling English countrysides, elegant balls, noble gentlemen, and headstrong gentlemens daughters. But how much do we know about the woman who immortalized those times and names like Mr. Darcy and Miss Elizabeth Bennett? Growing up in a clergymans home gave Jane Austen opportunities to watch human nature at its best…and worst.



Nancy Moser is the author of three inspirational humor books and eighteen novels, including Mozart’s Sister, Just Jane, and Time Lottery, a Christy Award winner. She is an inspirational speaker, giving seminars around the country. She has earned a degree in architecture; run a business with her husband; traveled extensively in Europe; and has performed in various theaters, symphonies, and choirs. She and her husband have three grown children and make their home in the Midwest.

5 Responses to “All Things Austen: Just Jane”

  1. Elizabeth February 16, 2011 at 5:45 am #

    Have you read: My Jane Austen Summer? If you are a Jane Austen fan, then you will enjoy it.

    A little difficult for non-Austen fans.

    I have a review on:

    • rbclibrary February 16, 2011 at 6:55 am #

      I have not. Thanks for the suggestion. I will check out your review.

  2. Tynisha Brockney February 17, 2011 at 4:48 am #

    Your post is very interesting. I’ve read your blog for few days now and I trully enjoy your blog. Thank you for your great work!

  3. Elizabeth February 22, 2011 at 7:03 pm #

    Love your green.

    I love the blog hop. Stop by for my answer and for a Book Blog Giveaway. One more day left for the giveaway.

    …28 blogs participating blogs.

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