Nothing Like the Novels

Nothing Like the Novels

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Frompasttopen By Frompasttopen Completed

English literature post-graduate Elizabeth Finley has no idea what she is going to do with her life. At twenty four, she struggles with her lack of job potential and less than fruitful love life. Why can’t she find a passionate romance like a Jane Austen heroine? After all she will settle for nothing less than a Mr. Darcy or Mr. Knightly of her own. However, when she finds herself thrust into the true Regency era, Beth discovers that living in Jane Austen’s world is nothing like the novels. 

Grace Pritchard lives with her callous yet caring brother, William at the grand Pritchard Hall. She has the life that every young regency lady dreams of, balls, dresses and suitors. Being the quiet, docile girl she is, Grace keeps her lifelong adoration for her brothers best friend Charles, or Charlie as she had always called him, a secret. After all, her brother would never allow the match. Grace’s obedient character is quickly changed when a strange and impossible girl named Beth falls into their lives. She is wild and independent and she finds her way under William Pritchard’s skin as well as his heart.  When the household falls under scandal, scrutiny, and mystery that follows Beth’s arrival, she and Grace are faced with the choice between what is right and what their hearts truly desire. 

One unlikely friendship

Two unforgettable Romances

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Yukina93 Yukina93 Mar 09
Yeah, that's what I thought too but I'm 25 already and only have one of those things, a degree.  I'm planning to do my own children's book that I'm going to write and illustrate though
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Suburban_Girl Suburban_Girl Apr 30, 2017
I'm pretty sure she would get a happy ending since all Jane Austen's novels have one.
IvyGirl7 IvyGirl7 Mar 23
Bcuz  each Jane Austen novels are set in different years, for example Pride and Prejudice is set in 1811-12, (or 1795-6 to be exact because of the year JA actually began writing P&P) whereas Emma is set in 1814-15... JSYK (meaning, "just so you know")...
gnxcub gnxcub Oct 23, 2017
How can you talk so boringly about Charles Dickens????? I hate those kinds of professors XD
Yukina93 Yukina93 Mar 09
Yeah, it wasn't that wonderful in the recency period either though.  They almost always married for money