A Jane Austen Daydream

Romance, General Fiction, Classics

By Scott Southard

Publisher : John Lynch Digital Publishing House

ABOUT Scott Southard

Scott Southard


Jane Austen thought she knew everything about love, but was there something she wasn't telling us?

A self-confessed dreamer, gossip, and matchmaker, Jane emerges from a prophetic meeting with gypsies and sets out to discover her soul mate. As Jane writes through the twists and turns of her turbulent romances, Southard ponders the question faced by many devoted readers over the years - did she ever find love? What would the story of that love be like if Jane could write it?

Binding fact with fiction, courting brave new literary twists, and written in the style of Jane Austen herself, A Jane Austen Daydream is the tale of Jane's life as a novel. It contemplates the eventual fate of Jane's heart, and uses her own stories to fill the gaps that history left to the imagination.
"This book made me smile. The closing pages of a Jane Austen biography always reduce me to tears, what with her singular failure to find love and her horrible illness and early death. This book takes the opportunity to dream her up the romance we are not sure she ever had... Watch out also for the many references to her novels, which are like a puzzle, challenging you to recognize where they are taken from."