Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Jane of Austin: A Novel of Sweet Tea and Sensibility by Hillary Manton Lodge

  • ISBN-10: 1601429347
  • ISBN-13: 978-1601429346
  • Publisher: WaterBrook (June 13, 2017)


Just a few years after their father’s business scandal shatters their lives, Jane and Celia Woodward find themselves forced out of their San Francisco tea shop. The last thing Jane wants is to leave their beloved shop on Valencia Street, but when Celia insists on a move to Austin, Texas, the sisters pack up their kid sister Margot and Jane’s tea plants, determined to start over yet again.

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.

Jane of Austin by Hillary Manton Lodge was a relaxing read that grabbed my attention and provided a wonderful afternoon diversion on  a rainy day.  

I enjoyed this book quite a bit. It's well written with well developed characters and rather good dialogue. The plot that had a few twists and turns that I didn't expect at all which added to my enjoyment of this book.  

Overall, a well spent afternoon reading a good book! 

4 Stars 

I received this book for free. A favorable review was not required and all views expressed are my own. Thank you to Ms. Lodge, Waterbrook publishing and Edelweiss for the opportunity to read and review this book. 


Verushka Byrow said...

This sounds like a fun way to spend an afternoon!

Rissi said...

One of my MUST READ recommendations of 2017 - it already has a place on my favorites of this year. :) Glad you enjoyed this one, too.