Natalie Jenner’s debut novel, The Jane Austen Society, is a perfect, heartwarming read-alike for fans of The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society book or movie, as well as fans of Jane Austen or historical fiction in general.
Set in post-WWII England, the charming setting of this novel is the village of Chawton, Austen’s final home. Readers meet a small group of endearing characters, all healing from wounds of the past and the impacts of WWII, who come together to preserve Austen’s home as a historical site.
This heartfelt village story has just the right amount of drama for those in search of a hopeful, escapist read.
Raela Schoenherr is an editor at a Minnesota publishing company. She loves discussing books and writing on Twitter at @raelaschoenherr.