I went looking for some new memes to keep the blog fresh and new ideas coming. I found one called GoodReads Monday. You look back through your GoodReads To Be Read list and share the oldest book on there. I tend to mark nearly any Jane Austen related book as To Be Read so I’ll be sharing some of them in hopes, I’ll get myself to read it or interest you into reading a book you may have missed.
Title: Dear Jane Austen: A Heroine’s Guide to Life and Love
Author: Patrice Hannon
Publication Date: June 26, 2007
Date Added to List: July 23, 2014
Synopsis: Women have looked to Jane Austen’s heroines as models of appropriate behavior for nearly two centuries. Who better to understand the heart of a heroine than Austen? In this delightful epistolary “what if,” Austen serves as a “Dear Abby” of sorts, using examples from her novels and her life to counsel modern-day heroines in trouble, she also shares with readers a compelling drama playing out in her own drawing room. Witty and wise—and perfectly capturing the tone of the author of Persuasion and Pride and Prejudice—Dear Jane Austen is as satisfying as sitting down to tea with the novelist herself.
Why I Wanted to Read It: The book was kind of a tie-in to the movie Becoming Jane. I liked the idea of Jane receiving letters from women seeking advice.