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Jane Austen's First Love by Syrie James
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Aug 05, 2014 | ISBN 9780425271353

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Praise for Jane Austen’s First Love
 

“Truly riveting…A realistic tale that could have been written by the revered author herself. James’s latest will charm Austen fans (and fans of James, too) as well as Austen unfamiliars…Romance fans will root for Jane all the way.”—Library Journal (Editor’s Pick)

“Not only based on James’s extensive research on the enigmatic Edward Taylor, but so many of the personalities are real, and the dates and events astonishingly match, which make this masterwork feel like a real memoir. Readers will race to the conclusion. Highly recommended.”—Historical Novel Society

“Syrie James has woven a quite delightful romance—not only a touching record of a young girl’s first experience of love, but also a funny, eventful and entertaining comedy of Regency manners…As ever, James’s ear for dialogue is unfaltering, and her sympathy for her heroine whole-hearted. It all adds up to an unashamedly romantic package, presented with affection and respect.”—Jane Austen’s Regency World Magazine

“A wonderful, charming and lively story of what might have been. James presents readers with an evocative and sweet romance that reads like Emma…This enchanting tale will have readers recalling their first love: the joy, the nervousness, and the sadness of parting. Simply a lovely novel!”—Romantic Times 

“Syrie James is an incomparable storyteller, turning obscure details from personal research into inspired, yet richly embellished, fictional narratives. Jane Austen’s First Love is a lively, romantic ‘what if’ that will make you laugh, as well as tug at your heart…You must add Syrie James’ latest work to your Summer Reading List.” —Austenprose
 

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