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Jane of Austin
Jane of Austin: A Novel of Sweet Tea and Sensibility | Hillary Manton Lodge
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In this modern adaptation of Sense and Sensibility, Jane Woodward and her sister Celia run a small tea salon in San Francisco but are forced to relocate to Austin, Texas. While trying to start fresh and settle in, Jane meets a dashing musician, Sean, who steals her heart, but not before catching the eye of another suitor, military veteran Ben Fredrickson. The sisters drift apart, lives collide, dashing men steer Jane off course, and she discovers that adjusting to a new life is trickier than she anticipated.
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howjessreads
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I bought my grandma a copy for her 83rd birthday last week! 🎁

It‘s a sweet retelling of Sense and Sensibility set in Austin, TX. The heroine, Jane, is the middle sister. I loved the Torchy‘s Tacos references since I just ate at Torchy‘s for the first time last year! 🌮 And the language/plot lines are fully grandma-friendly. 😉

It wasn‘t super original; but it obviously wasn‘t meant to be. So 3.5 stars overall. #howjessreadsin2019

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howjessreads
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Pickpick

This was fun. I got it from the library, but I just bought my grandma a copy for her birthday. 🙂 #howjessreadsin2019

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howjessreads
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Enjoying this on audio! It‘s a lighthearted retelling of Sense and Sensibility, set in Texas; and told from the middle sister‘s point of view. 🙂

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Felso
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Sundaying 📚🛋

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sahilbert
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I couldn't stop reading! I loved the characters and the setting (I love Austin).

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Melissa_J
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This has to be one of the better modern-day retellings of a Jane Austen novel I‘ve read. Sense & Sensibility was never a favourite of mine, but Lodge has done a great job adapting it for the present day. My only complaint is that by focussing almost exclusively on Jane (Marianne), Celia‘s character (Eleanor) was under developed. On the plus side, the reader is treated to Callum‘s (Col Brandon) point of view. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

eanderson I was given this book from a Litten for my birthday this summer... I need to read it soon! Good to see someone enjoyed it! 13mo
Melissa_J @eanderson I hope you enjoy it as much as I did 😊 13mo
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Melissa_J
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Why yes, Bill, I completely agree! 📚🌧☕️

LeahBergen Yep! ☕️ 13mo
JacqMac My favorite kinda day. 13mo
Cathythoughts I agree with Bill too 👍🏻👍🏻❤️ 13mo
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Melissa_J
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Easing into Sunday evening with this modern-day re-telling of Sense & Sensibility gifted to me by @FantasyChick I‘m enjoying It immensely so far 😊

Since it has been snowy and cold over the last 24 hrs, and my daughter keeps saying it feels like December, I‘m using one of my Christmas/winter mugs for my cup of Earl Grey ☕️

PS - how do you like my bookmark @LeahBergen ?

FantasyChick That bookmark looks great in that book!!! 13mo
Tamra Love that mug!! 13mo
LeahBergen It looks great! 😆 It was shopping for you that made me buy myself a set of these and I‘ve been inordinately tickled whenever I use them. 🤷🏻‍♀️ 13mo
jfalkens Your mug is cute! 13mo
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Melissa_J
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Thank you @FantasyChick !!! I love it all😍 The books, the tea, the candy (some opened so not in pic 🤣), the mug, and the awesome book art - did you make that yourself?

I‘m now going to try the chamomile tea in my new mug.

Oh, and yes, I do have a September birthday. It‘s this weekend 😊

You‘re awesome 😎

LeahBergen It‘s your bday this weekend? 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 1y
FantasyChick Yay!!! So glad it finally made it to you! And yes, I made the book. I thought the design was kind of cool and hoped you would enjoy it. Have an awesome birthday weekend 😘 1y
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Chrissyreadit
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A retelling os Sense and Sensibility. I loved it. Thanks to @Daisey for this fun book in the #janeaustenswap .

Daisey Glad to hear you enjoyed it! 1y
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eanderson
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@robinb goes over and beyond!!! Thank you so much for the birthday gifts! 👏🎁 I love them and I‘m very excited to read this book! I‘ve seen Littens posting about it and it will keep the Jane Austen love going. 💕💕💕#bookmail #littensarethebest #payitforward

SandyW Happy Birthday! 🎂 1y
Cinfhen Happy birthday 😘😘😘 1y
robinb Yay! It arrived a day earlier than expected...but still late!!! 🤣🤣🤣 Enjoy! 😘 1y
Ddzmini Happy birthday 🎂🎉🎊🎈🎁 1y
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Kshakal
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I thought this book was just going to be fluff but it turned out to be so much more and I loved every page of it!!! Heartwarming and some shocking OMG moments all tied together to make a great book! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ #Booked2018 #beachread @Cinfhen @BarbaraTheBibliophage @4thhouseontheleft

Cinfhen That‘s great!! Thanks for sharing your #beachread 😊🧡🏖 1y
4thhouseontheleft Great pick for beach read! 1y
BarbaraTheBibliophage Awesome pick! 👏🏻👏🏻 1y
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Kshakal
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What do you do when you are way early for an event???? Read of course!!!

SilversReviews Of course!! 1y
valeriegeary 👍 1y
Bookish.SAM Same! And get so mad at myself the one time I forget to have a book in my bag/purse 1y
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CoffeeK8
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Sense & Sensibility set in modern day Austin, Texas told from the perspectives of Jane (Marianne reimagined as a prickly tea-shop owner) and Captain Callum Beckett (Colonel Brandon reimagined as a retired and wounded Marine). Fun #romantsy, and really enjoyable.

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staci.reads
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Perfect patio-read...a cute adaptation of Sense and Sensibility, but from the dual perspectives of the Marianne and Colonel Brandon stand-ins, Jane and Callum. It doesn't hurt that periodically, recipes are included for some of the food and drink that are included in the world of this tea-shop/bakery owner. Thanks again @Ddzmini !

tracey38 What a cute drink dispenser! 1y
Ddzmini Your welcome I thought it was a cute idea 😋 1y
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Chrissyreadit
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Happy #janeaustinswap opening day! Thank you so much @Daisey !!! I love how you did the mug! This was such a fun swap! I can‘t wait to read my books, wear my socks, drink some coffee and color my pages! And display my cute postcard and magnet! And use my sweet bookmark! 💖❤️💖❤️
Thanks so much for hosting @sprainedbrain @mabell

Kalalalatja Lovely! 2y
Melissa_J Nice!! 2y
sprainedbrain Lovely gifts! ❤️ 2y
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mabell That sounds like a lovely way to relax! Color a little Jane Austen, drink coffee out of a lovely mug, and dip into an Emma retelling! ❤️❤️❤️ 2y
Daisey So glad you liked the items I chose and the mug was fun to make. It was a really fun swap to shop for! 2y
Chrissyreadit @Daisey I agree fun to shop for. I‘m still waiting to see if my person opened their package. Did you get yours? 2y
Daisey Mine is in transit; I‘ve received tracking info and hopefully it will arrive today. 2y
Chrissyreadit @Daisey fingers crossed for today! I‘ve had that happen to me too. I really appreciated that your package and my sock swap were early. 2y
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booksbythecup
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"But she was clearly passionate about tea... "
Jane of Austin, Hillary Manton Lodge

This modern-day retelling of Jane Austen's Sense and Sensibility was one of my favorite reads of the month. I haven't read many but this one!!! Recommended by the lovely @abibliophilesstyle I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Jane felt like a friend who gets me when it comes to tea.

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Witsend

Fun, lighthearted modern day romance with hints of “Sense and Sensibility”.

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drbethandherkindle
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When your book matches both your drink AND the weather…🤗🤗 It‘s the best thing about the week of rain we‘re having in the STL

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“Every woman swoons over a man walking out of a lake in a white shirt. It‘s a universal truth. “
#quote #darcy
Photo credit: UKTV.com

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Kboltz
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Loved this book. If you live in Texas and are familiar with Austin read this! Torchys Tacos even makes a couple of appearances. As you read you get recipes and each chapter has a quote that relates to Texas or tea. Loved this read

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JoScho Lovely 💜 2y
SilversReviews I LOVE IT....BEAUTIFUL!! 2y
LibrarianRyan Kingdom keepers!!! 2y
MissAimz_55 Loving all these purple books! 2y
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Graciouswarriorprincess
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Four books read plus continuing listening to Magpie Murders. #24in48readathon

Eggs 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2y
MissAimz_55 Great job!!! 2y
Bookzombie 👏🏻👏🏻⭐️⭐️ 2y
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Graciouswarriorprincess
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Have you read Sense & Sensibility? Modernize that to present day & you have this great book. This novel sneaks up on you. It begins as a quiet little story, then you find yourself charmed by clever allusions and endearing characters. The true value of this book, however, comes from the author‘s relationship with her Austenian characters. A pleasant and delicious read for modern audiences.

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Graciouswarriorprincess
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I made it!! 24 hours and about 50 pages left in this book! Continued success to everyone still doing the @24in48 readathon! #24in48readathon

pppooraikul Congratulations! 🎉👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 2y
DGRachel Great job! 2y
bookish_wookish 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 2y
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drokka 🙌 2y
BarbaraTheBibliophage Great job! 👏🏻👏🏻📚📚🎉🎉 2y
Bookworm83 Woohoo!!! Great job!! 🎉📚🎉📚 2y
catebutler Loved following along here on Litsy! You did amazing!!! 2y
saresmoore Yay! 🙌💪📚😴 2y
Graciouswarriorprincess @catebutler Thank you. It was a fun, relaxing weekend! Congratulations on finishing and I loved your pictures! 😃 2y
catebutler @Graciouswarriorprincess It really was! I participated in July, last year and knew I had to do it again! And thank you so much for the compliment, that means the world!! I hope you have a great evening! 👋🏼 2y
ElishaLovesBooks Congratulations!!👏🎊 2y
GypsyKat Congratulations!🍾🎊🎈🎉 2y
JacqMac Yay!🎉 2y
JessClark78 🎊🎉🎊🎉📚 2y
NCNY 🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉 2y
Graciouswarriorprincess @catebutler You‘re welcome and you as well. 😃 @ElishaLovesBooks @GypsyKat @JacqMac @JessClark78 Thank you. 😃 2y
Graciouswarriorprincess @NCNY Thank you. 😃 2y
ghosthost Yay!🙌 2y
mrozzz Fantastic!!! 🙌🏻😊👏🏻😄 2y
DebinHawaii Awesome!! 🎉📚🎉Congrats! 2y
LeahBergen 🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉 2y
Eggs 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2y
MissAimz_55 Amazing ! 2y
hes7 Yay! 🎉 2y
Librarybelle Congratulations! 2y
PurpleyPumpkin Fantastic! 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽 2y
Bookzombie ⭐️⭐️⭐️👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2y
DivineDiana 👏🏻📚👍🏻 2y
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Graciouswarriorprincess
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So close to the end but my dinner break ended. I am hoping that I can get some reading time in later tonight at work.

Avanders No!! So close! Hope you get 20 minutes! 🤞🏽🤞🏽 2y
RebL Ack! I hope you make it. That‘s really close. 2y
Graciouswarriorprincess @Avanders @RebL Thanks!👍🏻🤞🏻😉 2y
Eggs congratulations 2y
Graciouswarriorprincess @Eggs Thank you.😀 2y
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Graciouswarriorprincess
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I am heading to bed. More than halfway there for the @24in48 . Long day but loved reading!

Bookworm83 Great job!! 2y
robinb Yay!!! 🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉👏👏👏👏 2y
Eggs 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2y
Soubhiville Wow! Nice! 2y
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Graciouswarriorprincess
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13 hours in and starting book four of the @24in48 readathon.

GypsyKat You‘re doing great! 2y
alleyfam51699 Wow!! You are moving along well. 2y
Soubhiville You‘re rockin this readathon! 2y
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robinb Amazing!!! 👏👏👏👏🎉🎉🎉 2y
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Morr_Books
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Thank you so much, @aroc !!!! I love my gifts. The books are absolutely perfect! I want to read them right now. Thanks for all the other goodies as well. I may have already started eating all the sweets. ❤️❤️❤️🎄🎁🎅 #janeausten #blessed #ssgp #secretsantagoespostal #wintersolsticebookexchange
@BookBabe @MrBook @Avanders Thank you for hosting such a fun time!!!❤️

Cinfhen ❤️💚 2y
MrBook 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2y
Avanders 😍😍 2y
JenlovesJT47 I dunno if you saw my post but just wanted to again say thank you so much for everything you sent! I really appreciate it, it was very thoughtful. Hope you have a wonderful Christmas! Great haul btw 🤗❤️💚 2y
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Pam.Kokomo
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Mehso-so

A little too sweet and neat for my taste. Recipes sounded amazing though.

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Graciouswarriorprincess
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I received in this in the mail yesterday as a secret #bookmail. Thank you whoever sent it. 😍

TrishB Lol! We could all use a bit of that secret bookmail 😀 2y
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Bringingupbooks
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A modern twist on a Jane Austen style plot. I was wondering how this could work and not be a mirror image of the story, but the author does a great job of modernizing and making the story unique, while also giving a nod to the tried and true Sense and Sensibility plot line. If you are looking for a book with romance, relationships, heartache and manly heroes pto the rescue then you will not be dissapointed! #contemporaryromance #summerreading

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Bringingupbooks
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Loving these quotes at the beginning of each chapter!! So fun and so cute! #janeofaustin #hillarymantonlodge #contemporaryromance #currentlyreading #amreading

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Bringingupbooks
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Just starting this one! I don't usually read contemporary romance, but it has a Jane Austen themed plot and that cover 😍! #branchingout #janeofaustin #hillarymantonlodge #coverlove #contemporaryromance #janeaustentheme #buthistoricalismyfirstlove

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Lotsofbookstoread
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I am reading this lovely. I fell in love with this author's Two Blue Doors series so this was a must buy for me and for preordering I received this pretty little book also!

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Bringingupbooks
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Yesterday's #bookmail is oh so pretty! Branching out a little with a contemporary romance! #lovebookmail #contemporaryromance #janeofaustin #hillarymantonlodge #sweetteaandsensibility #coverlove

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hes7
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One of my most anticipated reads of the summer (an adaptation of Sense and Sensibility) arrived on my doorstep this evening, and I cannot wait to read it. 🎉😍 (But I'll have to... 😔) #BookMail

LaraReads Wow that cover! 😍 2y
monkeygirlsmama Pretty cover. 2y
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As it turns out, driving across country while towing a trailer takes a long time. Even longer if you're transporting a teenager with a bladder the size of a walnut.

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Starting a new book.

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#SummerReading is in full effect!

hes7 What great choices! 2y
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