by Marilyn Brant

October 2009
ISBN: 978-0-7583-3461-2
Reviewer Graphic Button Kensington Publishing
Trade Paperback

Ellie Barnett hears voices, well maybe just one voice, when she asks the voice who she is, she is unprepared to learn it is none other than Jane Austen! Oh boy, this could cause some problems, Ellie learns real fast to talk to this voice without talking out loud.

Ellie learns valuable information from Jane, throughout her life, especially when it comes to men. Jane is always comparing Ellies dates and boyfriends to Mr. Darcy and Mr. Wickham. Jane wants to protects Ellie from all the Mr. Wickham’s she encounters, mainly protect her from Sam Blaine, the high school guy who is always coming on to Ellie, without success.

As Ellie goes from high school into adulthood, Jane is there along with her. Ellie and Jane also have their fair share of arguments and Jane remains silent, but usually not for long, as Ellie has yet once again picked the wrong type of guy, Jane intervenes.

Sam has always loved Ellie, but lack the necessary courage and charm to tell her so. He runs into Ellie from time to time after high school, usually when she is out with her current man, and Sam still lacks the courage to tell her how he truly feels about her.

When a secret is finally revealed, Ellie may have already met her Mr. Darcy and just does not know how to handle this unexpected curve ball.

What a great book. Who would not want the voice of Jane Austen in their head, directing them away from or encouraging them towards the right man? It was an unexpected twist which kept me interested in the story.

Reviewed in November 2009 by Pat.

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