Date Published: September 2017
What college girl doesn’t dream of meeting Mr. Darcy? Lizzie was certainly no exception. But when Darcy Fitzwilliam comes into her life, he turns out to be every bit as aggravating as Elizabeth Bennett’s Fitzwilliam Darcy. So what’s a modern girl to do?
Jeanette Watts’ satire pokes loving fun at Jane and all of us who worship the characters who shall forever be our romantic ideals.
This is such a fun book to read! Lizzie Barrett is a Janeite; she loves all things Jane Austen and often finds herself comparing real life to her favorite books. But she quickly realizes that reality isn’t like her books and there is no script for life. The tears, heartache and soul-searching she does throughout this book make the story very relatable to readers.
I am a big fan of the classic novels by Jane Austen, the Bronte sisters, etc. I felt like I could really relate to Lizzie’s character because as a young girl it’s hard to realize that life isn’t going to end up the way it is in their books. Lizzie’s story kind of reminded me of my own youth and the eye opening drama that occurred in my life. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and i know it won’t be the last one I read by Jeanette Watts.
About the Author
Jeanette Watts had been writing historic fiction when the inspiration for Jane Austen Lied to Me hit her on the drive home from the Jane Austen Festival. The idea was simply irresistible, and she put aside other writing projects in order to focus on writing a satire, thinking it would be a “mental vacation.” It turned out to take every bit as much research to write a modern story as it does to write a historical one.
She has written television commercials, marketing newspapers, stage melodramas, four screenplays, three novels, and a textbook on waltzing. When she isn’t writing, she teaches social ballroom dances, refinishes various parts of her house, and sews historical costumes. She has just relocated to Charlotte, North Carolina and is loving her new home town.