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The Jane Austen ProjectD by The Royal Institute for Special Topics in Physics disaster relief The Jane MOBI #194 doctor Rachel and actor turned scholar Liam have little in common except their extraordinary circumstances Circumstances that call for Rachel to stifle her independent nature and let Liam take the lead as they infiltrate Austen’s circle via her favorite brother Henry But diagnosing Jane’s fatal illness and obtaining an unpublished no. I found the main character completely uninteresting and kind of unlikable Why were people falling in love with her all over the place Why did Jane Austen like her so much Why in the heck would she have been chosen for the mission in the first placeCharacter development was abrupt and emotional reactions rang false to me There was a lot of telling rather than showing especially when it came to what characters were thinking and feelingI just didn't like this very much

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The Jane Austen Project Download Æ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ´ ❰PDF❯ ✪ The Jane Austen Project Author Kathleen A. Flynn – England 1815 Two travelers—Rachel Katzman and Liam Finucane—arrive in a field disheveled and weighed down with hidden money They are not what theVel hinted at in her letters pose enough of a challenge without the convolutions of living a lie While her friendship with Jane deepens and her relationship with Liam grows complicated Rachel fights to reconcile her true self with the constrictions of th century society As their portal to the future prepares to close Rachel and Liam struggle with their directive to leave history as they found ithowever heartbreaking that prov. What kind of maniac travels in time I was thirty three the year I went to 1815 single and childless a volunteer after humanitarian disasters in Peru Haiti and most recently Mongolia Between these I worked in the emergency department at Bellevue Hospital in New York and liked vacations that involved trekking through mountains or swimming in very cold water in corners of the earth where such things were still possible Love of adventure might seem an odd mix with devotion to the wit and subtlety of Jane Austen but together they are me What Norman had revealed that night Jane Austen time travel was nothing less than what I had been waiting for my whole life Unknowingly of course because who could imagine such a crazy thing A Jane Austen themed time travelling book It just sounded too bizarre to not be readAnd I loved it I'm a big fan of Jane Austen When I first read Emma as a teenager I knew I'd found my author That one author whose books I could always count on to entertain me to move me and to steal my heart mind I raced through all her titles loving each one fervently that the last That is until I was about to start Persuasion And I stopped I couldn't bring myself to start reading it This would be the last time that I ever was to read a completed Jane Austen novel for the first time And I thought that occasion needs to be savoured I'll freely admit this is nuts And even nuts when you realise that it's pretty much two decades later and I still haven't read Persuasion Why am I still waiting Answers on a postcard please I also hate reading retellings of Jane Austen's books I could not care less about how some random author thinks that Elizabeth or Darcy or whomever lived after the books No author will ever compare to Austen so just stop trying with these sad pale little imitations Go have your own ideas and invent new characters and stop using and freuently abusing Austen'sSo why read this book What makes this one different Well for a start it's not a retelling of Pride and Prejudice or any of Jane's other novels THANK GOD Instead it's an imagining of a particular time in Jane's own life but mashed up with a nice dollop of science fiction writing But the kind of science fiction writing that feels maybe like it could be believable It's not all aliens and spaceships It's the subtle and psychological kind The premise for the book is that two researchers from sometime in our future are sent back in time to September 1815 because there is reason to believe that the unfinished work we all know as The Watsons was in fact completed by that year The mission of the researchers is to befriend Henry Austen Jane's favourite brother and to subseuently find themselves in a position to meet the author herself Thereafter the aim is to locate the completed manuscript and also locate any additional letters written between Jane and her sister Cassandra without messing up things in the past and therefore altering the timeline as we know it SURE HOW COULD IT GO WRONG I don't know about you but this sounds so batshit crazy that I was immediately on board The parts of the book set in the 19th century were absolutely perfect for me This truly felt like a thoroughly well researched historical novel and it is clear that the author is a keen student of all things Austen and 19th century England The author Kathleen A Flynn is said to be a life member of the Jane Austen Society of North America and I think her fervour for Jane is evident for all to read with just the right amount of references to Austen's novels and a wide base of knowledge about Austen's personal life that made the imagined character of Jane feel authentic The situations the futuristic main characters found themselves in seemed very well thought out; the atmosphere and settings of the 181516 story were beautifully drawn and as a reader I really believed that these researchers were living in the past What was particularly enjoyable to me was the juxtaposition of finding these contemporary feeling main characters in this historical setting The book was related from the point of view of one of the researchers Rachel a single woman in her 30s and I loved the contrast of her views on women regarding independencecareersex etc versus how she had to act in 1815 so as not to arouse suspicion She was a brilliant character and I loved seeing her confidence mixed with this ever creeping doubt about the mission; she increasingly struggled with the concept of not interfering with the past so as not to alter the future and made this uite a psychological book in many aspects as it freuently felt like a thought experiment for time travel Her relationship with her fellow researcher Liam was immediately appealing It was not a traditional romantic story but one of practicality and needs must and I just loved how complicated it was Sometimes I see us there still all innocence and ignorance everything before us My slight uibbles with this book are anchored in the futuristic settings and the explanations behind the time travel They needed a little panache I wanted something that was a touch gritty Colder even and significantly twisty in set up and plot I thought the ending played things a little too safe but it did give great pause for thought about the changes we can bring about by the simplest of our actions But as the bulk of this novel takes place during Jane Austen's life that was the key section of this story and it was nigh on perfect Therefore my rating for this novel is a very positive four and a half stars which I’m rounding to five

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EnglandTwo travelers Rachel Katzman and Liam Finucane arrive in a field disheveled and weighed down with hidden money They are not what they seem but colleagues from a technologically advanced future posing as a doctor and his spinster sister While Rachel and Liam aren’t the first team of time travelers their mission is the most audacious yet meet befriend and steal from Jane Austen Carefully selected and rigorously traine. There was a moment in the beginning of the book when a sentence made me stop reading and smile because I recognized a name and the sentence made me realize that the author has read my favorite book; Possession by AS Byatt I will even uote the sentence A statue of the poet Randolph Henry Ash which had long stood in a traffic circle in Hampstead had disappeared overnight along with all records of its creation The poet Randolph Henry Ash is one of the main characters in Possession and I thought this makes sense someone has traveled back in time changed history so now we have no recollection of Randolph Henry Ash The reason I thought so is that I think Randolph Henry Ash is one of the best poets ever and he has never ever livedAnyway I got a bit sidetracked by my love for Possession Back to The Jane Austen Project This book is fabulous one thing that I truly loved with it was it really dealt with the conseuences of traveling back in time The changes it brings to the future This is something that Rachel the book's narrator ponders over during the books progress How their presence will change history Even small things can have big conseuences as the ending will show Rachel Katzman and Liam Finucane mission are to steal a manuscript from Jane Austen But befriending Jane has its conseuences Especially Rachel finds it hard to just play a role and try to find a moment to steal the manuscript Rachel starts to like Jane and as a doctor she also starts to think about saving Janes life but that would truly have conseuences The Jane Austen Project is one of the best books I have read about time travel I adore the beautiful cover and I found the story engrossing I want to thank the publisher for providing me with a free copy through NetGalley for an honest review