What Would Jane Austen Do?
Eleanor Pottinger has traveled to England for a Jane Austen convention. Rather than giving her costume history lecture as she’d planned, she time-travels back to the Regency era at the behest of two ghostly sisters. Charged with preventing a duel, Eleanor finds herself embroiled in tracking an English spy who is working for Napoleon. Is the spy the brother of the two sisters, or the ne’er-do-well Lord Shermont who captures Eleanor’s fancy? There is a traitor in the midst of their party and if he is not found, many lives will be affected. More than once Eleanor wonders, “What would Jane Austen do?” when pitted against a challenging situation.
Brown is an excellent storyteller and keeps her tongue firmly in her cheek throughout this Regency ghost-time-travel-spy-mystery romp. This is romantic fiction at its most enjoyable and one that does not take itself too seriously. I recommend What Would Jane Austen Do? to lovers of the Regency who are looking for something lighthearted, fresh, and fun.