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Caller ID
Summer of Secrets
On Little Wings
We Lived in Heaven: Spiritual Accounts of Souls Coming to Earth
Christ's gifts to women
A Woman's power: threads that bind us to god
Scary School
Hope's journey
Targets in Ties
Crater Lake: Battle for Wizard Island
With a Name like Love
Sean Griswold's head

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Friday, November 24, 2017

Lies Jane Austen Told Me-A Proper Romance By Julie Wright-Book Review

{Product Details}

  • Title:Lies Jane Austen Told Me
  • Author: Julie Wright
  • Series: Proper Romance
  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Shadow Mountain (November 7, 2017)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1629723428
  • FTC, FYI: I received a review paperback copy in exchange for an honest review.

{Book Syopsis}
Ever since Emma read Pride and Prejudice, she's been in love with Mr. Darcy and has regarded Jane Austen as the expert on all things romantic. So naturally when Emma falls for Blake Hampton and he invites her home to meet his parents, she is positive an engagement is in her future. After all, Blake is a single man in possession of a good fortune, and thus must be in want of a wife.
But when it turns out that what Blake actually wants is more of a hook-up than a honeymoon, Emma is hurt, betrayed, and furious. She throws herself deeper into her work as CMO of Kinetics, the fastest growing gym franchise in the nation. She loves her work, and she's good at it, which is why she bristles when her boss brings in a consultant to help her spearhead the new facilities on the East Coast. Her frustration turns to shock when that consultant turns out to be Blake's younger brother, Lucas.
Emma is determined not to fall for Lucas, but as she gets to know him, she realizes that Lucas is nothing like his brother. He is kind and attentive and spends his time and money caring for the less fortunate.
What she can't understand is why Lucas continues to try to push her back into Blake's arms when he so clearly has fallen as hard for her as she has fallen for him.
Realizing that her love life is as complicated as anything Jane Austen could have dreamed up, Emma must find a way to let Blake know that it's time for him to let her go and to let Lucas know it's time for him to love her back.

{My Review}
I love Jane Austen books so I knew that this book would be a winner for me. I also adore this author's writing. Julie Wright knows how to write such wonderful characters that I get swept away into the character's world from the beginning.

This story is about Emma Pierce who has loved Jane Austen and Pride and Prejudice for a long time and believes that she'll find love just like the characters from a Jane Austen novel. I loved the humor in this novel mixed in with the hard realities of life. There is so much to relate to with Emma that you can't help but love her and want her to succeed in her quest of finding true love. 

I also loved Lucas Hampton. Even though Emma dated Lucas's brother Blake first, it was evident who she truly belonged with. I did want to shake Lucas a few times when he put his brother's needs before his own even though his heart was telling him something else. I also thought Lucas and Blake's parents were great characters in how they loved and supported both of their sons and showed kindness and love to others despite their great wealth and prestige.

This book is fun and had me laughing out loud so many times. It also has so many sigh worthy moments as the main characters grow to realize their feelings growing for each other. This clean romance is one that I will read again just because I so loved the characters and how the story unfolded. 

This Proper Romance is one that should be a must read for all romance lovers and Jane Austen fans. It's a true five star winner in my book! 

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