Title: Just Jane
Author: Nancy Moser
Based on historical records, a novel presented as a journal written by Jane Austen follows the author’s life from her first love affair at age twenty until she is a respected author in her late thirties.
Unable to find her own Mr. Darcy, she created him.
Jane Austen lives simply in the English countryside with her beloved family, entertaining them with her stories and seeking romance. She never ventures far from her own corner of the world and struggles to find her place in it. Growing up in a clergyman’s home gives Jane opportunities to observe human nature at its best — and worst.
Vivid and delightful characters pour from her pen — Elizabeth Bennet, Fitzwilliam Darcy, Emma Woodhouse, Fanny Price, John Willoughby . . . Jane dreams of publishing her stories and sharing them with the world, but she’s just Jane from Steventon, isn’t she? Will anyone ever read her novels?
In this moving and authentic portrayal, Christy Award-winning author Nancy Moser transports readers back to the life and times of the literary world’s possibly most beloved heroines.