Read Jane of Austin: A Novel of Sweet Tea and Sensibility Online Free - “Know your own happiness. You want nothing but patience - or give it a more fascinating name, call it hope.”―Jane Austen, Sense and Sensibility
Just a few years after their father’s business scandal shatters their lives, Jane and Celia Woodward find themselves forced out of their San Francisco tea shop. The last thing Jane wants is to leave their beloved shop on Valencia Street, but when Celia insists on a move to Austin, Texas, the sisters pack up their kid sister Margot and Jane’s tea plants, determined to start over yet again.
But life in Austin isn’t all sweet tea and breakfast tacos. Their unusual living situation is challenging and unspoken words begin to fester between Jane and Celia. When Jane meets and falls for up-and-coming musician Sean Willis, the chasm grows deeper.
While Sean seems to charm everyone in his path, one person is immune – retired Marine Captain Callum Beckett. Callum never meant to leave the military, but the twin losses of his father and his left leg have returned him to the place he least expected—Texas.
In this modern spin on the Austen classic, Sense and Sensibility, the Woodward sisters must contend with new ingredients in unfamiliar kitchens, a dash of heartbreak, and the fragile hope that maybe home isn't so far away.
|Title||:||Jane of Austin: A Novel of Sweet Tea and Sensibility|
|Number of Pages||:||312 pages|
June 11, 2017
I read the first chapter online and expected to love it. I'm nuts about hot teas, and loved the whole tea-shop aspect. However, in the end, it fell flat. It's published by a Christian publisher, but not billed as such in the summary; thus, the sole reference to faith is that one characte...
July 02, 2017
When their father embezzles and has to leave the country, three sisters determine to move on with their life enduring the bad reputation he left them, the loss of their tea shop's home in San Francisco, a move to Austin, Texas, and life's disappointments. But they have each other and that's what...
June 30, 2017
This book took me a little longer to get into. I wasn't crazy about either of Jane's romantic relationships and I'm not even sure I got her relationship with her sister, Celia. Margot, on the other hand, seemed more realistic. I liked Beckett well enough and Dash was a fun character. And then the...
July 13, 2017
I sort of think that when reading an adaptation of another work, not being totally in love with the original is a good thing. And while I enjoy all of Austen's novels, Sense & Sensibility is not my favorite. It doesn't even make my top three. And I say all of this, because I adored the HELL o...
June 05, 2017
I’m going to admit something that may not be popular here. As a Jane Austen fan, one of her books I like least is a favorite of many. There’s just something about Sense and Sensibility that has always bothered me. Maybe it’s because Marianne Dashwood seems more flighty that heart-on-her sleeve to...
June 05, 2017
In this touching adaptation of Sense and Sensibility, Lodge stays true to Austen's tale, yet freshens it up for the modern audience. Fans will appreciate the homage, and those unfamiliar with the story will also thoroughly enjoy it as well. Likable characte...
June 19, 2017
This book was utterly fantastic. I’m going to take a few breaths and collect my thoughts before I dive into this review, because I want to do it right. So first I’ll tell you a little on what the story is about.
Three sisters have to deal with the repercussions of their businessman father’s major...
June 13, 2017
Jane of Austin by Hillary Manton Lodge was a charming read. Fans of Jane Austen-esque novels, look no further! A retelling of Sense and Sensibility, this book was fun, sweet, bitter, and beautiful.
It's a contemporary, retelling a Regency tale of romance, heartache, and finding true love. I liked...
July 20, 2017
“Smart, sassy and sensational, Jane of Austin is a classic in its own right; a book worthy of placing next to its Austen inspired tome.”
Change is threatening to sweep the Woodward sister’s into its vicious cycle. In the wake of their father’s scandal, the sisters reinvent their life by opening a...
June 16, 2017
I was pretty excited to get this book in the mail. The cover is stunning and the whole idea of a modern day Sense and Sensibility is simply fun. The first part of the book had my complete attention and I couldn't put it down. I love the Woodward sisters and the family dynamic they create. Celia...