BOOK REVIEW, TOUR AND GIVEAWAY: Jane Austen Lied To Me by Jeanette Watts

 Jane Austen Lied To Me

by Jeanette Watts

June 27 - July 15

Dear Diary,

In three years of college, there are seven times my life seemed to suddenly turn into a Jane Austen novel; seven times my life, instead of becoming a romance, turned into a made-for-TV drama. 

What am I doing wrong?

Exclusive Excerpt:

Sept 23

The new assignment in Spanish class is to write a scene. I got paired with a guy named Ken. This could be promising; Ken is a little short, but kind of cute. In a ROTC kind of way. Which is weird, for a shorter guy. But it works. He’s got really strong-looking shoulders.

Ken and I met at Starbucks to work on our scene. I like a guy who is as addicted to coffee as I am! We had gotten around to dispensing with idle chitchat and focusing on the project. So far we’d brainstormed the ideas of either a love scene or some sort of horror zombie kind of scene when Mr. Fitzwilliam walked into the shop. 

If I try to be objective, I guess he is kind of good-looking. Not in a ROTC way. He’s more the GQ type. I don’t think GQ models ever smile, either.

Ken saw me staring and turned to see what I was looking at. Which, of course, staring at him drew Fitzwilliam’s attention to the two of us. 

I was a little surprised when the two guys looked at each other with undisguised dislike. Neither one of them said anything, and then Fitzwilliam (man, that’s just too much to write out every time! I’m going to have to start calling him Fitz) moved past us to go order at the counter.

“You know that guy?” I asked Ken.

“Yeah, we were on the wrestling team together in high school. He’s a real douchebag,” Ken muttered. 

“I got that impression, too,” I told him. “So can we use him as the star of our scene? A guy being a real dickhead?”

“You know, that might work. We’ll call it ‘a scene from real life,’ ” Ken answered.

We got our scene written before our coffees even had a chance to get cold.

This is my first Jeanette Watts book and it will not be my last! I lvoed every minute of this fun rom com and I love that it was told from Lizzies perspective. I think it added a unique depth to a very well written story.

The characters and plots of Jane Austen's books are beautifully woven together in this contemporary version of a young woman trying to figure out who is is and who she wants to be. 

I received an advance review copy for free, and I am leaving this review voluntarily. Thank you Jeanette Watts and Goddess Fish Promotions. I'm excited to be a part of this tour. 

Overall Rating: 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

Author Bio: 

Jeanette Watts has written three Jane Austen-inpsired novels, two other works of historical fiction, stage melodramas, television commercials, and humorous essays for Kindle Vella.


When she is not writing, she is either dancing, sewing, or walking around in costume at a Renaissance festival talking in a funny accent and offering to find new ladies’ maids for everyone she finds in fashionably-ripped jeans.



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  1. I enjoyed the excerpt the book sounds great.

    1. Thanks for stopping in on my tour! There’s a break for the holiday, then there will another another whole week of new excerpts to read!

  2. Replies
    1. Hi, Rita! Thanks for visiting my tour stop! I like to think it’s a light and funny summer read. I hope you enjoy it! - Jeanette

  3. Thank you so much for having me today, and for the fantastic review! - Jeanette

  4. Happy Friday! Thank you for sharing your thoughts on Jane Austen Lied To Me, this sounds like a must read for me and I am looking forward to it


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