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Jane, by Linda O’Byrne

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Jane Darcy has always been delicate and sickly, especially in contrast to her vivacious twin Anne. Now she is heartbroken and angry at her twin’s betrayal. Can she finally step out of her twin’s shadow and find happiness?
Jane is the 4th book in the Cousins of Pemberley series which follows the next generation from Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice. I have previously reviewed the earlier three books in the series: Catherine, Cassandra, and Miriam.
Jane was sickly at birth and has been delicate ever since. The whole family have been protective of her but now she wants freedom and passion. Her love affair is in tatters after the gentleman proposed to her sister instead of her and now she escapes to her godfather’s house to get some distance and perspective.
This series is a must for all Jane Austen fans. I loved being immersed into the heart of the Bennett family again. Jane is the archetypal delicate female yet she has an inner core of strength that not even she is aware of. As well as broken heart and a domineering twin, Jane has to contend with a rather sly distant cousin and the potential of a new love interest.
Once again I was swept back in time to the 1800s and the social and gender roles felt accurately depicted. The writing is reminiscent of Jane Austen’s but there is more direct insight into the emotions of the characters.
Jane is an enjoyable historical romance novel that Austen fans will enjoy.
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Goodreads- https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/123579816-jane
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Book Blurb
Many years have passed since the dramatic events of Pride and Prejudice. In The Cousins of Pemberley series we follow a new generation of heroines – cousins with lives as different and interesting as those enjoyed by their mothers.
The Darcys have always worried about their daughter Jane.
Gentle and delicate, she has been cosseted and protected from the world.
But all the Darcy wealth and power cannot save Jane from heartbreak and betrayal.
Can she find a courage no one believes she has?
Can she break free from the golden cage that imprisons her?

Author Bio
Fiction has always been my go-to world, a place of entertainment, excitement and imagination – I am told that I wrote my first story when I was four about a lady who had twenty children!   Sadly it has been lost for posterity.
I have been writing all my life in the time I could spare from having a “proper job”, mostly for children under the name of Linda Blake, stories of ballet dancers, pony riding and talking animals!  Not all in the same book!
But my love of romance, a great tendency to say “What if..?” and the endearing characters of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice have now resulted in a series of books that will take the reader forward to the next generation of heroines.
I am retired, live in Kent and am a keen member of my local drama group.  Directing and acting take up a lot of my time – I have been given the onerous task of writing the Christmas pantomimes – but I still need to cope with a large garden, doing daily battle with the heron who thinks my pond is his own breakfast buffet and keeping in touch with friends and family scattered all over the world.

Linda’s Links:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/linda.obyrne.7
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/wonda36/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/linobyrne

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