Official Synopsis from Goodreads: England, 1815: Two 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 trained by The Royal Institute for Special Topics in Physics, disaster-relief doctor Rachel and actor-turned-scholar Liam have little in common excerpt 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But diagnosing Jane’s fatal illness and obtaining an unpublished novel hinted at in her letters pose enough of a challenge without the convolutions of living a lie.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 19th century society. As their portal to the future prepares to close, Rachel and Liam struggle with their directive to leave history as they found it…however heartbreaking that proves.
Genre: Historical Fiction, Science Fiction
Setting: England 1815
My copy came from: I borrowed this book from my mom! I still had her copy in my possession when her house burned down, so this book was safe from the Tubbs fire!
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***I wrote this spotlight instead of a full review due to my blog still being on somewhat of a hiatus right now. I’m back, looking at reviews and commenting on other posts, but due to many unforeseen circumstances, I am unable to write full reviews at this time. Any ARCs that I review will be full reviews. I hope to be back to writing full reviews soon!***
Brief Thoughts: I enjoyed The Jane Austen Project but didn’t love it. For a book about time travel, it wasn’t too scienc-y until the end, and that’s where it lost me. I think any fan of Jane Austen would be interested in this, as it was fun to read a modern woman go back to the time of Austen. I enjoyed the beginning and the middle of the book, but not the end.
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