Jane of Austin by Hillary Manton Lodge


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.

My take:~

It has taken me way too long to get to this novel, especially now knowing I loved every word.  Excellent writing by Hillary Manton Lodge honours Sense and Sensibility yet makes the story her own with its Texas setting and foodie themes. Capt. Callum Beckett is more than worthy as the wounded and vulnerable hero and I enjoyed gaining his perspective with the alternating voices of Callum and Jane. The additional nods to Austen were delightful, the recipes interspersed throughout delicious, a number too tempting to resist a kitchen test or two, and…well, Capt. Callum Beckett! Delightful storytelling that is engaging and romantic, Jane of Austin is one for the keeper shelf.

With thanks to the publisher for my review copy

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2 Responses to Jane of Austin by Hillary Manton Lodge

  1. Excellent review, Rel! :)

  2. I’ve loved Hillary’s stories since she wrote her Amish duo way back when. I was thrilled when she started publishing again. I loved her homage to Austen in Jane of Austin too.

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