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Jane in Love

Bath, England, 1803. At the age of 28, Jane Austen’s preferences lie in walking and reading rather than balls and assemblies; she harbors dreams of publishing her meticulously crafted stories. At serious risk of remaining a spinster, Jane seeks a radical solution, inadvertently time-traveling as a result. She finds herself in…

Bath, England, in the present day, on the film set of Northanger Abbey. Sofia Wentworth, a British-turned-Hollywood actress, is starring in this new period film to revive her dwindling career – and secretly, her failing marriage. When Sofia encounters Jane, she’s amazed by the young actress who seems to never “break character,” even when not filming.

Meanwhile, Jane—coming to terms with things like automobiles and the astonishing fashion of the 21st century—meets Sofia, a woman unlike any she’s ever known. Then she meets Fred, Sofia’s brother, who daringly combines good looks, intelligence, and kindness.

The story takes a twist as Jane, against her own better judgment, falls for Fred. What happens when Sofia discovers the real identity of her newfound friend Jane? And most troubling of all, if Jane chooses to remain with Fred, does she jeopardize the dream she’s seen realized – the one she’s aspired to her whole life?

This fun, light story mixes history, time travel, and a dash of romance – offering an alternate vision of Jane Austen’s seemingly uneventful love life.

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