The Man Who Loved Jane Austen
Title: The Man Who Loved Jane Austen
Author: Sally Smith O'Rourke
After discovering a letter to Jane Austen from Fitzwilliam Darcy — a supposedly fictional character — in the back of her antique vanity’s mirror, Eliza Knight searches for the only man who knows the truth behind this mystery.
What if you found a 200-year-old love letter written from a fictional character to the writer who created him? And what if, next to that letter, was another addressed to this character . . . from the author herself? Truth may be stranger than fiction, but one woman is about to find out what happens when fiction becomes truth . . .
New York artist Eliza Knight certainly did not realize it at the time, but her life changed when she bought the old, beat-up vanity table one lazy Sunday afternoon. Tucked away behind the mirror she found two letters, one sealed, but one already opened:
May 12th, 1810.
Dearest Jane, the Captain has found me out. I am being forced to go into hiding immediately. But if I am able, I shall still be waiting at the same spot tonight. Then you will know everything you wish to know.