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Jane by the Sea: Jane Austen's Love Story

Jane by the Sea Jane Austen s Love Story Very little is known about the young man that Jane Austen met during a seaside holiday in Her sister was later to say that she believed this young man was falling in love with Jane and was someon

  • Title: Jane by the Sea: Jane Austen's Love Story
  • Author: Carolyn V. Murray
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  • Page: 134
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  • Very little is known about the young man that Jane Austen met during a seaside holiday in 1800 Her sister was later to say that she believed this young man was falling in love with Jane and was someone she felt was truly worthy of her sister What transpired that summer Perhaps it happened this wayJane begins her search for love with giddy optimism, but her first encouVery little is known about the young man that Jane Austen met during a seaside holiday in 1800 Her sister was later to say that she believed this young man was falling in love with Jane and was someone she felt was truly worthy of her sister What transpired that summer Perhaps it happened this wayJane begins her search for love with giddy optimism, but her first encounter proves devastating The young Irishman who captured her heart is convinced by his family that marrying a penniless clergyman s daughter would be a terrible mistake Jane resolves never again to succumb to false hope, romantic delusions, and pathetic heartbreak.Lieutenant Frederick Barnes is on medical leave from the Royal Navy By the time he crosses paths with Jane, she has lost her faith in love and is determined to protect her heart at all costs But the Lieutenant is captivated and equally determined to break through her defenses Jane must battle between what she knows and what she feels What will happen to her heart if she is wrong again Jane Austen s great works include Pride and Prejudice and Sense and Sensibility She became the unparalleled master of the regency love story Where did she learn so much about love Hopefully, this biographical novel will feel like autobiography, as it strives to uncover Jane Austen s authentic voice.

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    1. Carolyn V. Murray

      Carolyn V Murray spent her childhood with the proverbial nose inside a book between Encyclopedia Brown, the Laura Ingalls Wilder saga, A Wrinkle in Time, etc she could not start the next book soon enough At the age of eleven, she approached a librarian and asked to see books on how to become a writer The librarian was amused, and Carolyn was NOT happy to be the source of this amusement It would be a couple decades before she really believed that writing was her destiny.Her 9 5 life included the good teaching the bad working in casinos and the ugly catering in an electric clown suit Her writing path took a long detour into the pursuit of screenwriting, where she got selected as a Walt Disney Writing Fellow, had four original screenplays optioned, and wrote one freelance script that made it to the TV screen.But these days, she s a lot excited about creating the kinds of books that sustained her childhood She is drawn to history, biography, love stories, and travel Jane by the Sea is her first novel.

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    1. This review was first posted on Babblings of a Bookworm: babblingsofabookworm.Jane Austen is possibly the world’s best known romantic novelist (not that I would call her a romantic novelist, but that label is often applied to her). We know that she didn’t marry but that she did have some brushes with romance herself. There was an attraction towards Tom Lefroy, who was the nephew of Jane’s close friend and neighbour, Madame Lefroy, which came to nothing after his family intervened, wanting [...]


    2. I love stories about Jane Austen's characters and retellings of her stories, but I also love fictional stories about her own life. It is a work of fiction, but the author put the time in to quote Jane from her letters and place her in situations and with people around her that really happened. In the gaps, she speculated knowledgeably and the choices she made in the story fit what is know from Jane's life. I was engaged with the story and had strong emotional responses.The story gives a glimpse [...]


    3. Jane Austen’s love stories are timeless romances sprinkled with endless wit and intriguing characters. Where did Jane find her inspiration for such romance and characters when she herself was never married? Carolyn V. Murray takes inspiration from little known facts about Jane’s summer spent in the Seaside town of Sidmouth and imagines Jane’s intense love affair with Royal Navy Lieutenant Frederick Barnes. Jane’s father is a clergyman who has fallen on hard times. Jane is now a daughter [...]


    4. JANE BY THE SEA is apparently Carolyn V. Murray's first novel and what an accomplished book it is. She really nails Jane Austen's voice and I adored the way that she imagines the evolution of Jane Austen's greatest works as springing from Austen's own direct experiences in life and love. Murray's Jane feels both authentic to the time period and simultaneously utterly contemporary. I recommend JANE BY THE SEA wholeheartedly. It's a novel that not only will appeal to Austen fans around the world, [...]


    5. Gentle Readers Everywhere, I have met (on my kindle) the new Jane Austen and her name is Carolyn V. Murray. If you think this is just another JA fan fiction (not that there's anything wrong), you are in for a treat. Part biography and part historical fiction, this book is beautifully crafted from beginning to end. One of the many amazing aspects of the book is how the author convincingly conveys how the events in Austen's life change and shape her as a writer. But the writing itself is exquisite [...]


    6. I think Carolyn did a great job capturing Jane Austen. I think Jane by the Sea was well written. It's sweet without being sappy and Jane still manages to come across with enough spice and wit to keep you smiling.


    7. Oh, how I loved this book. My husband gave it to me as Christmas present, and I read it in less than 2 days. Carolyn Murray has an excellent flare for making the reader feel as though they know Jane. The romance is alive with reality and hope. ( No spoilers, I promise). What a gem of a book.


    8. The author sent a copy of this book to the library, where I'm employed, as a gift. As a fan of Jane Austen's writing & that era, I was eager to read this novel. Carolyn V. Murray does not disappoint with this lovely work of historical fiction. It captured my attention at page two of the prologue and held me hostage until the final page.The book reads much like a short memoir, written as if by Jane Austen, herself. It took me from my little farm in South Dakota to a world miles away and years [...]


    9. Lovely written story, I think the author captured Jane's personality well - or at least what the common perception of her personality is. It kept me entertained throughout and I especially enjoyed the relationship between Jane and her sister Cassie. I recommend it for Austen enthusiasts, it suggests a somewhat different (cheeky?) origin of the stories of Sense & Sensibility and Pride & Prejudice. I wonder if it was when Jane's heart was broken for the second time that she decided to alwa [...]


    10. How I loved this book. Instead of portraying dear Jane as a pious spinster, she is re-imagined here as a plucky, charming young woman with dreams beyond her set station in life. Yes, it is another imagining of Jane's love life, but this one is well done. I loved the interplay between both of Jane's beaus in this story and how sisters, while loving to one another, actually acted like real siblings. Best of all, was the hidden thoughts that one can only guess during this little known time in Jane [...]


    11. A fictionalised account of Jane Austen while staying with her family at Sidmouth, and meeting a Lieutenant Frederick Barnes.


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