Book Reviews · Contemporary Fiction

Jane of Austin by Hillary Manton Lodge

Just a few years after their father’s business scandal shatters their lives, Jane and Celia Woodward find themselves forced out of their San Francisco tea shop. The last thing Jane wants is to leave their beloved shop on Valencia Street, but when Celia insists on a move to Austin, Texas, the sisters pack up their kid sister Margot and Jane’s tea plants, determined to start over yet again. But life in Austin isn’t all sweet tea and breakfast tacos. When Jane meets and falls for up-and-coming musician Sean Willis, the chasm grows deeper. While Sean seems to charm everyone in his path, one person is immune – retired Marine Captain Callum Beckett. Callum never meant to leave the military, but the twin losses of his father and his left leg have returned him to the place he least expected, Texas.  : Synopsis

This was a fun story to read! Jane of Austin will delight readers with this modern retelling of Sense and Sensibility. I thought the tea business was cool. I don’t know a lot about tea so how Jane created, brewed, and drank tea was fascinating. The recipes that were included sound delicious! I have 2 sisters so I can relate to the bond between the Jane, Cecelia and Margot. I like how the sisters change, adapt and strengthen their relationship.  I don’t usually read books that have more one first person perspective. I’ve always found it to be quite confusing. Hillary Manton Lodge did an amazing job weaving the two stories together without causing any confusion. Jane of Austin is a great book to relax and enjoy. 

I recommend this book to my family and friends.

I received this book from Waterbrook Multnomah for my honest review.

Connect with Hillary: http://www.hillarymantonlodge.com/

 

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