Tuesday, June 20, 2017

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

Book Description:  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.

My Thoughts:  I just love the title of this book, Jane of Austin: A Novel of Sweet Tea and Sensibility, sweet tea and sensibility....Oh.My.Lanta!  

I love Jane Austin books but I also love stories written by Hillary Manton Lodge and when I saw the title of this book I knew it would be a fun book.
Jane and her sister Celia Woodward live in Austin,Texas.  {Jane of Austin}  😊  Love the word play.  Anyway, if you live in Texas you understand that life isn't all about sweet tea and breakfast tacos.  Sweet tea and breakfast tacos just make life better and romantic.  True story 💗
Jane and Celia's father has a business scandal which basically ruins their lives.  Celia insists that they move to Austin.  So they pack up their younger sister, Margot, and what little they have and start a new in Austin.  
But with their living arrangements the sisters have words which cause some "hard" feelings and then Jane meets the charming Sean Willis.  Sean charms everyone he meets except for Captain Callum Beckett.  
Oh, my!  What a fun story!  A modern spin on Jane Austen's classic Sense and Sensibility.  

*This book was provided for review by Waterbrook/Multnomah*

  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: WaterBrook (June 13, 2017)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1601429347
  • ISBN-13: 978-1601429346

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