A Jane Austen Daydream

ä A Jane Austen Daydream È Scott D. Southard - A Jane Austen Daydream, A Jane Austen Daydream THIS IS THE PAGE FOR THE OUT OF PRINT VERSION OF THE NOVEL Jane Austen thought she knew everything about love but was there something she wasn t telling us A self confessed dreamer gossip and match ä A Jane Austen Daydream È Scott D. Southard - A Jane Austen Daydream, A Jane Austen Daydream THIS IS THE PAGE FOR THE OUT OF PRINT VERSION OF THE NOVEL Jane Austen thought she knew everything about love but was there something she wasn t telling us A self confessed dreamer gossip and match

  • Title: A Jane Austen Daydream
  • Author: Scott D. Southard
  • ISBN: 9781623144180
  • Page: 406
  • Format: ebook
A Jane Austen Daydream

ä A Jane Austen Daydream È Scott D. Southard, A Jane Austen Daydream, Scott D. Southard, A Jane Austen Daydream THIS IS THE PAGE FOR THE OUT OF PRINT VERSION OF THE NOVEL Jane Austen thought she knew everything about love but was there something she wasn t telling us A self confessed dreamer gossip and matchmaker Jane emerges from a prophetic meeting with gypsies and sets out to discover her soul mate As Jane writes through the twists and turns of her turbulent romances SouthaTHI ä A Jane Austen Daydream È Scott D. Southard - A Jane Austen Daydream, A Jane Austen Daydream THIS IS THE PAGE FOR THE OUT OF PRINT VERSION OF THE NOVEL Jane Austen thought she knew everything about love but was there something she wasn t telling us A self confessed dreamer gossip and match

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A Jane Austen Daydream

About “Scott D. Southard

  • Scott D. Southard

    Scott D Southard is the author of Permanent Spring Showers, A Jane Austen Daydream, Maximilian Standforth and the Case of the Dangerous Dare, My Problem With Doors, Megan, Me Stuff, and 3 Days in Rome His eclectic writing has also found its way into radio, being the creator of the radio comedy series The Dante Experience The production was honored with the Golden Headset Award for Best MultiCast Audio and the Silver Ogle Award for Best Fantasy Audio Production Scott received his Master s in writing from the University of Southern California Scott is also the book reviewer for WKAR s radio show Current State You can check out his reviews here wkar people scott d southard Scott can be found on the internet via his writing blog which you can subscribe to on here amzn B00AYHC5WU The Musings Artful Blunders of Scott D Southard where he writes on topics ranging from writing, art, books, TV, writing, parenting, life, movies, and writing He even shares original fiction on the site His blog can be found at sdsouthard Currently, Scott resides in Michigan with his very understanding wife, his patient two children, and a very opinionated dog named Bronte.



174 thoughts on “A Jane Austen Daydream

  • Audiobook narrated by Louisa Gummer 11h 50m Well, this book took hold of me and I listened to it during every moment of the day, right up until my head hit the pillow Seriously, this book is so goooood Told in three volumes, Scott D.Southard unfolds the story of Jane Austen and her pursuit of love Some of her suitors, such as Irishman Tom Lefroy, whose relationship with the author was shone upon in the film Becoming Jane and wealthy childhood friend, Harris Biggs Wither who is recognized as hand [...]


  • While I have read an enjoyable biography of Jane Austen, I would never consider myself an expert on her life However, it is my understanding that Jane was not one to have many love affairs While hastily engaged and disengaged in 1802, she never married Given the romantic content of her work, many have marveled at her ability to delve into the fictional hearts of female characters that have fallen in love Some have speculated that she did indeed find love in her lifetime, possibly with a man she [...]


  • I loved this book I particularly liked the way the author created the atmosphere, the cultural background, and the voices of Jane Austen s time so perfectly There were times I forgot I was reading ABOUT a fictional Jane Austen rather than a book she herself had written The characters were vivid and believable to come


  • A Jane Austen Daydream by Scott Southard is by far the best Jane Austen fan fiction I ve ever read or listened to Reminiscent of the movie Becoming Jane starring Anne Hathaway from several years ago, this book is a loose biographical portrait of a pre fame Jane Austen Unlike that movie, Jane s romance with a young Irishman is only the first of several suitors and Tom Lafoy never regards Jane as anything than a friend Two other potential suitors for Jane an arrogant pastor and a wealthy childhoo [...]


  • The author warns at the start of the novel that This book is a work of fiction, only marginally influenced by the facts Southard imagines the author as living her work The rich tones in A Jane Austen Daydream and playful meddling call to mind the madcap character, Emma Jane s witty rejoinders remind the reader of Elizabeth Bennett of Pride and Prejudice Jane also experiences an anxiety of anticipation reminiscent of Lizzie before her Darcy came along Jane loves love and she wants love While not [...]


  • So you want my review of A JANE AUSTEN DAYDREAM by Scott Southard Can we cut to the chase Five stars.A JANE AUSTEN DAYDREAM by Scott Southard, a fictionalized account of Jane s life, is a book that should be placed on the shelf of every book loving fan of Jane Austen because she s absolutely alive on the pages of this book She walks, talks, dreams Her family especially her older sister, Cassandra moves about influencing Jane and the events around her You ll find a hauntingly accurate reading fro [...]


  • A Jane Austen Daydream by Scott D Southard is a very uplifting and enjoyable reading experience for me I was not brought up with Austen s books Only when I came to live in an English speaking country did I start to become familiar with Jane and her marvellous work My knowledge of her novels and her life is very fragmented and admittedly hearsay than subject of proper research.I was pleasantly surprised and relieved to learn that this book does not require excessive knowledge of the facts The bo [...]


  • While this has not been my favourite austenesque book, I have to compliment Scott D Southard on a very well written work It was entertaining to see the incorporation of characters and events from Jane s works in this fictional account of her life The end is uplifting than what we are used to in her biographies.My drawback has nothing to do with the story, nor the writing I think I have a hard time enjoying a work of fiction about a person who was real.


  • First, the confession I am a Jane Austen freak I ve read all the novels I ve watched all the movies I ve devoured biographies, letter collections, and academic discussions I own Franklin Mint sculptures of Elinor Dashwood and Elizabeth Bennet I even have a mug emblazoned with It is a truth universally acknowledged So, I always get a littlediscomposedwhen a contemporary writer pens a sequel to one of Austen s novels, re populates her greatest work with zombies, or turns dear Jane herself into an [...]


  • Jane Austen We all know she led a sad, short life Right Mr Southard brilliantly reimagines the life of our beloved Jane, weaving in facts, names, dates all without ceremony sorry, couldn t resist He even tucks in quite a few quotes book references, as to keep us on our toes.Firstly, the quality of his writing is top notch I was never taken out of the narrative by any errors or typos From the opening sentence to the last word, I was captivated.Secondly, his style strongly reminds me of Miss Auste [...]


  • How many of you have considered our dear Jane Austen and whether or not she ever enjoyed a true romance Well, author Scott Southard has done something about that Proving the Regency romance is not the exclusive domain of female authors, Scott Southard shows us the men know a thing or two about crafting a scintillating romance.Aptly titled, this entertaining tale is a true daydream or reverie and the author graces his pages with not one but THREE romances for Miss Austen to consider.The author br [...]


  • It must not have been easy for a vivacious, imaginative young woman with talent and an independent spirit to fit the mold of how women in the class of the gentry in nineteenth century England were supposed to behave Writing plays and novels, having a sharp mind and quick tongue, walking the countryside alone or playing pranks did not exactly endear the fictional and perhaps the real Jane Austen to her family and her neighbors Loved by a gentle but conservative father and her nearly perfect siste [...]


  • This novel, full of anecdotes, does not come across as a transparent retelling, but rather an emotional journey that fits in perfectly with the known facts of Jane Austen s life The inclusion of a completely fictional character, an American at that, ensures a uniqueness and the smart, humorous prose resonates the authors own beloved style Jane s experiences and thoughts are cleverly laced with phrases fans will recognize from her books, while character traits are obviously drawn from family and [...]


  • I highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys reading Jane Austen and admires her wit It is a delightful reading, a biography written in a Style entirely new , wittily intertwining the facts from letters and biographies with fun and fiction I found myself for the first time applauding at a book with standing ovations for Mrs Catherine de Bourgh Make haste and add A Jane Austen Daydream to your shelves Mrs De Bourgh looked relieved Oh, I am happy you understand, I was afraid you might have th [...]


  • Delicious Beautiful Those are the two words that kept coming to mind while I was reading this book This fictionalized account of Jane Austen s life made me laugh out loud, pause to think, and shed tears Many of Jane Austen s characters can be found throughout the book In the beginning, Jane herself is some mix of Lydia Bennett, Emma, and the only thing she has in common with Elizabeth Bennett is her wit She is silly and selfish Through the period of time conveyed in this book, she evolves into o [...]


  • I have always been a fan of Jane Austen s books My two favorites are Sense and Sensibility and Pride and Prejudice Scott D Southard did a wonderful job of blending bits and pieces from Jane Austen s books into A Jane Austen Daydream Author Southard wrote a charming and witty book about what he felt Jane Austen s life would be like based on the characters from her books I couldn t wait to see how her life turned out but had to stop and allow my Kindle s battery to recharge Definitely a must read [...]


  • I am always on the lookout for a good Jane Austen biography as I have always been very fond of her many novels Ever since reading Pride Prejudice and Emma when I was young, I was fascinated with this woman and what a romantic life she must have led However, if you have ever read anything about Jane Austen you know that she was never married She was engaged once briefly but never married I find this fact to be intriguing to say the least, since her novels were very centered on love and romance.Th [...]


  • In A Jane Austen Daydream, Scott D Southard says from the start, This book is a work of fiction, only marginally influenced by the facts From there, he takes readers on a journey with Jane Austen from her home in Steventon to her brother s home at Godmersham Park and even to Bath and Chawton, from her early 20s through the publication of Sense and Sensibility Readers familiar with the known details of Austen s life will notice that he plays with the timeline of her life, making her brother Charl [...]


  • A Jane Austen Daydream is a roller coaster emotional ride through the love life of Jane Austen set against the background of her day to day ups and downs with her family and her struggles within the confines of British society.I should note that I read Scott Southard s blog and have had communication with him where he has answered questions I have about writing and publishing He s a very friendly guy and I recommend reading his blog where he offers advice to the aspiring writer and talks about h [...]


  • Jane Austen wasn t widely known in her own time but her reputation skyrocketed in the 20th century Like Jane, I also believe in intense feelings of love and looking for love maybe in the wrong places but falling in love is a wonderful feeling Jane Austen s novels bridged the gap between romance and realism In A JANE AUSTEN DAYDREAM we are introduced to a love story as well as to fortune tellers I also like fortune tellers, and have had a couple opportunities in my lifetime to listen to a couple [...]


  • Just as I am fascinated by the thought that Jane Austen wrote her wonderful love stories in spite of never having found lasting love herself, I couldn t help but marvel that a MAN so successfully created such a beautiful tribute to a woman truly ahead of her time I thoroughly enjoyed this reimagining of Miss Austen s life, based on fact and Scott D Southard s own wishful thinking Lovingly written in the style of Austen s own novels, I appreciated how Southard worked many references to those book [...]


  • Scott Southard s A JANE AUSTEN DAYDREAM was a book I finished in a day I couldn t stop reading The author s premise was so intriguing, his realization so skillful, and the story and characters so delightful I didn t have a choice It is important to read his brief preface and understand what the book will hold for you There is a point where you have to be willing to join the author in what he is attempting to do, and if you are able to follow him, you are taken into a delightful daydream of a wor [...]


  • This book is a wonderful step into literature through a time piece in which Jane Austin lived Although it is fiction interwoven with pieces of facts from her books it is easy to be swept into the dialogue, timing and rhythm, and forget that this is not one of her works What an incredulous feat Mr Southland performed in creating this beautiful piece of literature.There are many humorous parts to the story and a wonderful twist toward the end that add to the lovely charm throughout the book.I stro [...]


  • A Pleasant SurpriseIt is always a pleasure to discover a wonderful tale among the free Kindle books As I read this book, I found myself transported to the era of Jane Austen, living among her family members I found myself often angry at her only to remind myself that life differed so in another time so far removed from today This is a book that has the characters coming alive, the setting real I found myself truly visualizing the trails upon which Jane walked I now want to go re read Sense and S [...]


  • I absolutely loved this novel Weaving quotes from Jane Austen s novels into a story about Jane Austen It seemed to have a bit of other classic British authors as well I borrowed this on kindle from a friend Then I decided I needed it myself It s different, not just a variation of some of the other novels Obviously it s not totally truthful to Austen s life but it does include her parents and a couple of her siblings.


  • Great book one of my favourite mashups of historical fictionFirst two chapters can be read free at Jane austen Giveaway image error


  • Scott Southard captures Jane Austen s voice in this lovely, thought provoking novel Southard deftly weaves fact with fiction, giving readers a glimpse into what might have been for our beloved Jane Austen Fans of Jane Austen will adore this book.


  • Love it, love it, love it I am not that much of an Austen fan but after this, I may have to re think my opinion Southard s novel makes Jane Austen an accessible romantic rather than an obscure English assignment.


  • My daughter loves Jane Austen, and I know she will love this book I am definitely going to suggest that she obtain a copy at once Congratulations, Scott May a Jane Austen daydream be a huge success.


  • This novel must have been written by Jane Austen being channeled through the author, Scott D Southard It was a thoroughly enjoyable read and left me wanting Perhaps a series If you are a fan of Jane Austen, you must read this book.


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