Intimations of Austen
by Jane Greensmith
from the back cover:
Anyone who has ever been captured by the stories of Jane Austen, England's most beloved writer, knows that her characters truly have a life of their own.
In this collection of nine short stories, Jane Greensmith tells her favorite Austen backstories, sequels and what-ifs in her own succinct yet poetic style.
What if Fitzwilliam Darcy suffered from synesthesia? How did Henry Tilney overcome the coldness and controld of his father? When did Fanny Price finally destroy the demons of jealousy and self-doubt that threaten her marriage to Edmund Bertram? What if Darcy made a promise that his honor will not let him break? What if Charles Bingley wasn't the first man Jane Bennet ever loved?
Greensmith provides sympathetic insights into characters you love to hate. Her what-if stories are realistic, true to Austen’s characters, and delightful to sink your teeth into. And always, Greensmith, Romantic that she is, calls forth the power and beauty of the natural world to heal, bless, and nurture the wounded, the misunderstood, the lonely, and the confused on their journeys through life.
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Check out my review of Intimations of Austen, and my interview with author Jane Greensmith!