By Marilyn Brant
It starts off sooner or later in sophomore English category, simply as Ellie Barnett's instructor is assigning Jane Austen's "Pride and Prejudice". From nowhere comes a quiet 'tsk' of displeasure. the objective: Sam Blaine, the lovable undesirable boy who is teasing Ellie mercilessly, simply as he has considering the fact that kindergarten. completely unbidden, as Jane may perhaps say, the author's ghost has taken up place of dwelling in Ellie's brain, and turns out made up our minds to stick there. Jane's clever and witty suggestion courses Ellie in the course of the hell of formative years and past, serving because the voice she trusts, often way over her personal. Years and boyfriends come and move - occasionally a bit too quick, occasionally now not approximately quickly sufficient. yet Jane's tips is continuous, and as regards to Sam, fairly insistent. remain away, Jane calls for. he's your Mr. Wickham. nonetheless, each person has anything to profit approximately love - maybe even Jane herself. And in recent years, the voice in Ellie's head is being drowned out through one other, urging her to seem past every little thing she notion she knew and hunt down her own, very unforeseen, satisfied finishing.
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I’m also grateful to the Romantic Times staff for all I learned as a reviewer, to JASNA for the fun of being surrounded by Janeites, and to the Z-Authors, the Sisters of the Pen and the Girlfriends Cyber Circuit for their guidance and for helping spread the word. Professionally, I’ve been so fortunate to have Nephele Tempest as my agent. She believed in this story from the beginning, helped me polish it and worked hard to see it published. The Knight Agency’s amazing staff and clients have been behind me at every stage, and I truly appreciate their efforts.
Well, no. That would be a prime example of my ability to utilize subtlety and massive understatement, which had proved helpful in my university lit courses. Long live English majors. More accurately, I was insanely, unrelentingly furious over the way he’d let things end between us. I wasn’t over it, like I should’ve been. I hadn’t moved on, like a true adult would have. In fact, four years after that particularly painful one-night stand, I’d go so far as to claim I felt more pissed off there in the bar than I’d been back then.
This is the condensed version. So, anyone I may have inadvertently omitted in this draft, please email me and I’ll send you the longer edition. (Trust me. Your name is definitely on that one. ) First, my infinite thanks to Jane Austen. No, I don’t really talk to her, so I’m not sure if she’s aware of my gratitude and lifelong admiration. Nevertheless, it’s overflowing. I had the incredible good fortune to join the Chicago-North chapter of RWA, through which I met exceptional authors who also became some of my best friends.
According To Jane by Marilyn Brant