Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Book Review- According to Jane by Marilyn Brant

According To Jane
According to Jane by Marilyn Brant

An interesting concept: As a teen, Ellie Barnett, begins to hear Jane Austen in her head giving her advice on love and life. The book follows Ellie's life, sexual experiences and loves from her teens into her thirties while Jane points out each boy/man's faults. They attempt to pigeon hole each guy into a certain category... Bingley- like, Darcy-ish, or a Wickham. During this 20 year span, Ellie comes to realize that her teen crush, the one that broke her heart, was more Darcy than Wickham. 

I enjoyed it for the most part. I think I would have actually enjoyed the story more without the weird in-her-head conversations with Jane Austen. The sex scenes were a bit explicit, which may be a problem for some. They didn't really bother me, but be forewarned. They were definitely not expected in a book inspired by Jane Austen. 


Source: Amazon, free ebook 



  1. I'm so said I missed this on Amazon when it was free. :-(
    I like the idea of conversations with Jane Austen in her head. . . I wonder if I'll love them, then, or dislike them like you did.

  2. It sounds interesting, but I'd probably have the same problems with it you did.

  3. I hated this book...icky...I was soooo disappointed. Great review, though!

  4. I think of you now, whenever I Zumba!


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