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timeturnerjones
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Austen Spinoffs: The Man Who Loved Jane Austen by Sally Smith O'Rourke
This book is pure, fluffy, escapism into a possible world with Fitzwilliam Darcy, and if you treat it as anything more than that, you're not going to like it. That being said, if you leave it at just that, you might enjoy it. The story is simple enough: girl becomes obsessed with letters she found written to Jane Austen, meets a man who might just be the original Fitzwilliam Darcy, and things go on from there. There were a lot of issues with the characters and plot, and even some characters reduced to being described as having "beautiful black skin." I don't know about you, but I thought we were past that kind of description in modern, English literature. This book becomes an Austen mystery romance, classified as women's fiction without delving so deeply into the erotic category. Overall, it's an amusing weekend read, but I really don't have much else to sell it on except its an Austen Spinoff, with a bit of a kick. Read for yourself to find out!
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