Jane Austen Ruined My Life
By Beth Pattillo
(GuidepostsBooks, Paperback, 9780824947712, 272pp.)
Publication Date: February 2009
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Selected by Indie Booksellers for the February 2009 Indie Notables
“Does the world really need another book about Austen? Yes! To say 'no' would only deprive readers of all of this book's fun -- a guest/scavenger hunt/romantic romp all rolled up into one. Enjoy!”
-- beth reynolds, Norwich Bookstore, Norwich, VT
Selected by Indie Booksellers for the Spring/Summer '09 Reading Group List
“Emma Grant sets out for England after a failed marriage of her own to find the rumored lost 3,000 letters of Jane Austen. Travel with Emma in England as she goes on her quest for treasure, new discoveries, and new romance. At the end of Pattillo's novel, I immediately wanted to read all of Jane Austen again!”
-- Lillian Kinsey, Bohannons' Books With a Past, Georgetown, KY
English professor Emma Douglas has always done everything just the way her minister father told her she should. Life was good until the day Emma finds her husband in bed with another woman. Suddenly, all her romantic notions, a la Jane Austen, are exposed as foolish dreams.