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The Jane Austen Project review ê 103 ↠ ❮EPUB❯ ❁ The Jane Austen Project ✼ Author Kathleen A. Flynn – Perfect for fans of Jane Austen this engrossing debut novel offers an unusual twist on the legacy of one of the world's most celebrated and beloved authors two researchers from the future are Ed future posing as wealthy West Indies planters a doctor and his spinster sister While Rachel and Liam aren’t the first team from the future to “go back” their mission is by far the most audacious meet befriend and steal from Jane Austen herselfCarefully selected and rigorously trained by The Royal Institute for Special Topics in Physics disaster relief doctor Rachel and actor turned scholar Liam have little in common besides the extraordinary circumstances they find themselves in Circumstances that call for Rachel to stifle her independent nature and let Liam take the lead as they infiltrate A. 5 starsWOW is truly all I can say about this book I loved every aspect of The Jane Austen Project I am a huge Jane Austen fan and have read and reread each of her books too many times to count I am not a fan of books that take Austen’s stories and redo them – making them about zombies continuing the characters’ lives etc and I have mixed feelings about books that drop people into her stories Thankfully The Jane Austen Project does none of these things Instead Kathleen Flynn creates an entirely new story that sends two time travelers Rachel Katzman and Liam Finucane back to Jane Austen’s time to meet her locate a manuscript that she never published and bring it back to their futuristic time period Trained and prepared by The Royal Institute for Special Topics in Physics the pair successfully travel back to 1815 and begin the process of trying to fulfill the mission’s goals As they attempt to insert themselves into 19th century life Rachel and Liam uickly learn that while preparation for a project such as this is helpful there are many aspects of everyday life in another era that cannot be anticipated Moreover as Rachel befriends Jane and her relatives she finds it increasingly difficult to complete her mission without betraying her relationship with JaneThere were so many things I loved about this book The research and creativity that went into this story are truly mind boggling The time traveling portion of the book is very well done and thoughtfully depicted Rachel and Liam hail from a technologically advanced future where time travel has been successfully attempted The details relating to their preparation and training were fabulous I also loved Flynn’s imagined futuristic society including the reemergence of Great Britain as the super power and felt she included enough information on this era to understand what it was like without detracting from the main story taking place in 1815 1816 I reveled in the level of detail Flynn included about England in 1815 and learned so many fascinating items about that time period customs rules and even what it smelled like I truly felt like I could visualize so much of what she described I am sure I will need to reread the book to absorb every last tidbit The ending was superb; I cannot say very much without spoiling it but Flynn outdid herself with the original ingenious and thought provoking end to the novel I have not read a book I enjoyed as much as this one in a long long time For Jane Austen fans it is a must read and will be highly entertaining for any reader Thanks to Harper Perennial for the chance to read this ARC in exchange for an honest review

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Usten’s circle via her favorite brother HenryBut diagnosing Jane’s fatal illness and obtaining an unpublished novel hinted at in her letters pose enough of a challenge without the continuous convolutions of living a lie While her friendship with Jane deepens and her relationship with Liam grows complicated Rachel fights to reconcile the woman she is with the proper lady nineteenth century society expects her to be As their portal to the future prepares to close Rachel and Liam struggle with their directive to leave history intact and exactly as they found ithowever heartbreaking that may prove  . What kind of maniac travels in time I was thirty three the year I went to 1815 single and childless a volunteer after humanitarian disasters in Peru Haiti and most recently Mongolia Between these I worked in the emergency department at Bellevue Hospital in New York and liked vacations that involved trekking through mountains or swimming in very cold water in corners of the earth where such things were still possible Love of adventure might seem an odd mix with devotion to the wit and subtlety of Jane Austen but together they are me What Norman had revealed that night Jane Austen time travel was nothing less than what I had been waiting for my whole life Unknowingly of course because who could imagine such a crazy thing A Jane Austen themed time travelling book It just sounded too bizarre to not be readAnd I loved it I'm a big fan of Jane Austen When I first read Emma as a teenager I knew I'd found my author That one author whose books I could always count on to entertain me to move me and to steal my heart mind I raced through all her titles loving each one fervently that the last That is until I was about to start Persuasion And I stopped I couldn't bring myself to start reading it This would be the last time that I ever was to read a completed Jane Austen novel for the first time And I thought that occasion needs to be savoured I'll freely admit this is nuts And even nuts when you realise that it's pretty much two decades later and I still haven't read Persuasion Why am I still waiting Answers on a postcard please I also hate reading retellings of Jane Austen's books I could not care less about how some random author thinks that Elizabeth or Darcy or whomever lived after the books No author will ever compare to Austen so just stop trying with these sad pale little imitations Go have your own ideas and invent new characters and stop using and freuently abusing Austen'sSo why read this book What makes this one different Well for a start it's not a retelling of Pride and Prejudice or any of Jane's other novels THANK GOD Instead it's an imagining of a particular time in Jane's own life but mashed up with a nice dollop of science fiction writing But the kind of science fiction writing that feels maybe like it could be believable It's not all aliens and spaceships It's the subtle and psychological kind The premise for the book is that two researchers from sometime in our future are sent back in time to September 1815 because there is reason to believe that the unfinished work we all know as The Watsons was in fact completed by that year The mission of the researchers is to befriend Henry Austen Jane's favourite brother and to subseuently find themselves in a position to meet the author herself Thereafter the aim is to locate the completed manuscript and also locate any additional letters written between Jane and her sister Cassandra without messing up things in the past and therefore altering the timeline as we know it SURE HOW COULD IT GO WRONG I don't know about you but this sounds so batshit crazy that I was immediately on board The parts of the book set in the 19th century were absolutely perfect for me This truly felt like a thoroughly well researched historical novel and it is clear that the author is a keen student of all things Austen and 19th century England The author Kathleen A Flynn is said to be a life member of the Jane Austen Society of North America and I think her fervour for Jane is evident for all to read with just the right amount of references to Austen's novels and a wide base of knowledge about Austen's personal life that made the imagined character of Jane feel authentic The situations the futuristic main characters found themselves in seemed very well thought out; the atmosphere and settings of the 181516 story were beautifully drawn and as a reader I really believed that these researchers were living in the past What was particularly enjoyable to me was the juxtaposition of finding these contemporary feeling main characters in this historical setting The book was related from the point of view of one of the researchers Rachel a single woman in her 30s and I loved the contrast of her views on women regarding independencecareersex etc versus how she had to act in 1815 so as not to arouse suspicion She was a brilliant character and I loved seeing her confidence mixed with this ever creeping doubt about the mission; she increasingly struggled with the concept of not interfering with the past so as not to alter the future and made this uite a psychological book in many aspects as it freuently felt like a thought experiment for time travel Her relationship with her fellow researcher Liam was immediately appealing It was not a traditional romantic story but one of practicality and needs must and I just loved how complicated it was Sometimes I see us there still all innocence and ignorance everything before us My slight uibbles with this book are anchored in the futuristic settings and the explanations behind the time travel They needed a little panache I wanted something that was a touch gritty Colder even and significantly twisty in set up and plot I thought the ending played things a little too safe but it did give great pause for thought about the changes we can bring about by the simplest of our actions But as the bulk of this novel takes place during Jane Austen's life that was the key section of this story and it was nigh on perfect Therefore my rating for this novel is a very positive four and a half stars which I’m rounding to five

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The Jane Austen ProjectPerfect for fans of Jane Austen this engrossing debut novel offers an unusual twist on the legacy of one of the world's most celebrated and beloved authors two researchers from the future are sent back in time to meet Jane and recover a suspected unpublished novelLondon Two travelers Rachel Katzman and Liam Finucane arrive in a field in rural England disheveled and weighed down with hidden money Turned away at a nearby inn they are forced to travel by coach all The Jane PDFEPUB or night to London They are not what they seem but rather colleagues who have come back in time from a technologically advanc. Dr Rachel Katzman has her mission travel back in time to 1815 London to save an unpublished Jane Austen manuscript from the dustbin of history If possible she'd also get a diagnosis for the mystery illness that in less than two years would lead to the author's premature death Rachel and her colleague Liam pose as brother and sister who have just moved to England from a sugar plantation in Jamaica Their first task is to ingratiate themselves with Henry Austen Jane's favorite brother and secure an invitation to the countryside where Jane lives with her mother and sister They're at constant risk for both discovery and altering the future through their actions But it becomes difficult not to want to help the people who have become their friends to save Henry's bank to save Jane's life to save a chimney sweep boy servant they meet along the way They don't know what kind of world they'll be returning to if they return at allI was in the mood for a time travel book and I love Jane Austen so this book captured my imagination pretty uickly Rachel and Liam are not from our time but somewhere in the future where England has reemerged as the dominant world power I didn't really get a sense of that world However the recreation of 1815 was done well and I enjoyed getting a real look at life at this time Austen was sheltered and there were things ladies just didn't talk about much less write about I'm iffy about the relationship between Rachel and Liam but liked how their story ended There were a couple of things that felt wrong to me but not enough to be a distraction view spoilerThey're sent to the future with tons of counterfeit money sewn into their clothes but no one thought to include some antibiotics And it seems a bit drastic that their trip would result in no Hitler hide spoiler