Book Review: The Unexpected Past of Miss Jane Austen by Cass Grafton and Ada Bright.

It was way back in 2017 that I reviewed 'The Particular Charm of Miss Jane Austen,' by Cass Grafton and Ada Bright. It was a book that took me completely by surprise and one I thoroughly enjoyed, so, you bet I was absolutely thrilled for Cass and Ada when they got in touch to tell me that their story had been picked up by Canelo and not only that, but it would also be a three book series. It was a no brainer whether I wanted to read the second installment, which I have here for you today!

The Blurb.

Rose Wallace thought her time-travelling adventures were over. Jane Austen is about to prove her wrong.

After becoming trapped in present-day Bath due to a mishap with her time-travelling charm, Jane Austen is safe and sound back in the 1800s thanks to Rose’s help. Now, Rose is ready to focus on her fledgling romance with dreamy Dr Aiden Trevellyan.
But when Jane reappears in the present, it looks like Rose and Aiden have no choice but to follow her back to 1813…
Staying in the Austen household, Rose and Aiden are introduced to a number of interesting figures from the past, including Jane’s eccentric – and surprisingly modern – neighbour. Suddenly Rose’s life is in
need of a re-write as she discovers some unexpected ties to Jane Austen's world and her past.

My Review.

They got me! They got me good once again! I have to be honest and say that it took me a few chapters to get my brain in gear and to get reacquainted with the story and characters, but once I did, it all came back to me and then I was hooked. There's something so magical and wonderful about these stories that just keeps me turning the pages and wanting more.

This time Rose ends up in Jane Austen's era, along with her crush of the last three years Aiden. I found this fascinating and so exciting. It was incredible how Rose could compare Jane Austen's home in the 1800's to how it is in the modern day and made me stand by my last review of wanting to visit all the places and museums mentioned. It was so visual and so descriptive and I just ate it up.

The intricate plot and story telling was so well done and kept me on edge throughout the story, especially when it came to poor Aiden. I adored how Jane's brothers looked out for him and treated him. It made Aiden even more endearing than he already was and that's saying something. He and Rose were so adorable together. It made me laugh every time they had to remember to act appropriately for the era that they were in. I liked that they were in it together though and think it definitely gave them a good way to bond and find out more about each others strengths and characters.

All of the relationships in this story touched my heart and made me feel that family connection, especially the one Jane bought Rose back for in the first place. It's such a surprise and so intriguing as to how it ties in with the time travelling story. I can't say enough good things about it. I feel like I'm not really saying much, but it's only because I don't want to give anything away. It's hard to go into details when I feel every aspect is a key element to the story. It all comes together brilliantly and is just a fantastic read, so if you hadn't already gathered, I highly recommend 'The Unexpected Past of Miss Jane Austen.'

Happy Reading!

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