What Would Jane Austen Do?
by Laurie Brown
Published by Sourcebooks Incorporated, 2009
Summary: Eleanor is transported back in time at the whim of two ghosts haunting the hotel she is staying at. The ghosts, Mina and Deidre, need her to change the past, so their brother Teddy will not die in a duel to protect the girls' honor.
Review: I enjoyed this book. It was a quick, light, and fun read on a rainy day. My favorite part was Eleanor and how she seamlessly fit into the past. There was no crazy cultural snafus or Jane Austen addicts who can't hold it together. The plot is crazy enough, so Eleanor being level headed gave the book great balance. My one compliant is there wasn't enough Jane Austen in the book. Eleanor meets her and has a conversation with her, but I expected Jane to be part of the time traveling action. Oh well, there is always the next book. Rating: *** out of 5.