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By Alyssa Goodnight

Steaming, funky, and punctiliously sleek, Austin, Texas, is not very similar to the gardened kingdom estates of Jane Austen's paintings. yet there will be a number of similarities in its population. . .

Cate Kendall isn't any stranger to daydreams of brooding males and fancy parties--after all, she teaches one in all her liked Jane Austen novels in her English sessions each year. yet as for love or experience in her personal lifestyles, the spotlight of so much weeks is Scrabble together with her lovable coworker, Ethan, and he attracts the road at witty banter.

But Cate is prepared for a transformation. whilst she reveals a mysterious magazine that turns out to have a hyperlink to the soul of the nice Jane Austen herself, she understands it really is her likelihood. and he or she grabs on with either fingers. . .

Before she understands it, Cate has invented an regulate ego with an perspective, attended a few heavily stylish soirees, and gotten knotted up with a scrumptious secret guy. And she's exposed sufficient unforeseen secrets and techniques approximately Ethan that her Scrabble accomplice has taken to brooding appears and unfathomable silences. it is a absolutely Austenite situation, and Cate is certain she'll land in sizzling water and heartbreak--but possibly no longer with Jane herself to lead her. . .

"Sexy, saucy, enjoyable! Jane Austen will be proud!" --Sophie Jordan, New York Times bestselling author

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"Frothy, enjoyable, and entire of juicy secrets and techniques, Alyssa Goodnight's Austen-inspired romp is not any undeniable Jane." --Erin Blakemore

"Will entice all Austen enthusiasts whereas bringing a clean twist with its magic journal." --Booklist

"Kept me turning the pages well beyond my bedtime." --Cindy Jones, author of My Jane Austen Summer

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