1840. Over twenty years after the death of her beloved sister, Jane, Cassandra Austen returns to the Fawles residence. The house is soon to change hands.
Cassandra knows that somewhere in the house are hidden letters from Jane to the previous owner. Letters that hide many personal aspects of Jane Austen’s life. As the guardian of her fame, Cassandra is not willing to let those fall into the wrong hands. So, she’s determined to find and destroy them.
But what was in those lost letters? And why does Cassandra feel she needs to protect her sister’s untold story?
Miss Austen is a heartbreakingly beautiful story that gives a fictional answer to the real-life question of why Cassandra Austen chose to destroy the majority of her sister’s letters. Beautifully written, it evokes a great sense of love and grief, as it takes the reader through tender, happy, and tragic moments of the life of the Austens.
Miss Austen is a book you can’t help but fall in love with. Highly recommended for fans of historical fiction. Jane Austen fans in particular will love it!