Today I am sharing Jennifer Petkus’s novel Jane Actually. Thank you to Jennifer for a copy of this novel in exchange for an honest review. I am a huge Austen fan and am always delighted to share the various stories about Jane Austen and her work.
Jane has been hovering about for about 200 years in the after world. One day a device becomes available to let people communicate with the disembodied the After Net. Melody is one such person who can communicate with the real Jane Austen. She is agent and representing Jane’s interests for her next novel Sanditon. Jane writes the novel and then the discussion of her tour and speaking events begins. How will she appear to her public? Will the After Net committee believe that Jane is who she says she is?
As I said above I am a huge Austen fan. I credit my senior year English teacher Mrs. Vogel for teaching me to appreciate the writing of Jane Austen. How many of you have read the one about Pride and Prejudice and the zombies? I was not one of them. When initially pitched this idea I though it sounded interesting about reading what Jane would be like. I unfortunately did not enjoy the book as much as I thought I would.
This novel discusses what it is like for an author to go through the process of getting published and then go on tour. If you would like to know more about this process; then this novel might appeal to you. I also discovered that this novel is in a series and there is a novel prior to this one. I felt that the author did a good job of creating the characters that are well written.