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I received a copy of Collins Hemingway’s The Mar­riage of Miss Jane Austen Vol III through His­tor­i­cal Fic­tion Vir­tu­al Book Tours for review pur­pos­es. As always, this review reflects only my hon­est thoughts on the book.

The Marriage of Miss Jane Austen Vol. III
by Collins Hemingway

Pub­li­ca­tion Date: Novem­ber 4, 2017
eBook & Paper­back; 338 Pages

Genre: His­tor­i­cal Fiction



The Stun­ning Finale to Jane Austen’s Saga

In the mov­ing con­clu­sion to “The Mar­riage of Miss Jane Austen,” Jane and her hus­band strug­gle with the seri­ous ill­ness of their son, con­front a bit­ter rela­tion­ship with the aris­to­crat­ic fam­i­ly who were once their friends and face the hor­rif­ic prospect of war when the British Army fal­ters on the con­ti­nent. The momen­tous events of the Napoleon­ic wars and the ago­niz­ing tri­als of their per­son­al lives take Jane and Ash­ton to a deci­sion that will decide their fate—and her future—once and for all.

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My Review of The Marriage of Miss Jane Austen Vol. III

Hav­ing com­plet­ed this tril­o­gy, I’ve almost reti­tled this nov­el in my mind:  The Tragedy of Miss Jane Austen.  Indeed, the con­clu­sion of this series remind­ed me of Shake­speare’s most sor­row­ful works. This made it all the more com­pelling:  as much as I want­ed to con­clude the series to learn of what would hap­pen, I could­n’t look away if I’d want­ed to.  As the read­er, I too had to grieve with Jane through loss and despair.

The Mar­riage of Miss Jane Austen Vol III is per­haps the most pow­er­ful of the books in the series.  I’ve always been drawn to Jane Austen the per­son, and books one and two drew me into her romance; book three drew me into a deep sense of empathy.

The pres­ence of Chaw­ton brought a per­son­al note–I was lucky enough to vis­it myself (though in the mod­ern day, of course), while I began to feel all the more like I’ve had the plea­sure of know­ing Miss Jane Austen.  I fol­lowed her sur­rep­ti­tious romance from the start and, par­tic­u­lar­ly in this final nov­el, found her love sto­ry to be utter­ly dys­func­tion­al.  In some cas­es, this would take me out of the sto­ry or even turn me off of the book but, in this case, it made the tale of Jane and Ash­ton all the more real–if a his­to­ri­an were to remark that this was, in fact, what real­ly hap­pened, I can’t say I’d be entire­ly surprised.

This is undoubt­ed­ly an emo­tion­al read, but one not to skip nevertheless.

Reviews of Vol I and Vol II are avail­able on Pen­cils & Pages as well. 

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Praise for The Marriage of Miss Jane Austen Series

Hem­ing­way again dis­plays his notable abil­i­ty to recre­ate time and place, mov­ing on from the heady days of Jane Austen’s ear­ly love to a mar­riage beset by dif­fi­cul­ties and a coun­try at war. Hem­ing­way … vivid­ly and authen­ti­cal­ly por­trays the times. … [T]his is a live­ly, com­pelling read, [a] sober­ing but mov­ing finale to Hem­ing­way’s suc­cess­ful tril­o­gy. —BlueInk Review

Immense­ly sat­is­fy­ing … Mar­riage is live­ly, com­pelling, and fun. … [Her] rela­tion­ship with her hus­band Ash­ton still sparkles. Mar­riage is a love­ly ode to their con­nec­tion. … Hem­ing­way has com­bined Austen’s human­i­ty with her fic­tion and cre­at­ed a Jane that lives and breathes on the page. Audi­ences will want her to be real… It offers a won­der­ful, imag­ined alter­nate life for the well-loved author. —Claire Fos­ter, Fore­word Review

‘Enjoy­able … an imag­i­na­tive, well-researched series.’ —Kirkus Reviews

About the Author

Collins’ pas­sion for lit­er­a­ture, his­to­ry, and sci­ence enable him to cre­ate com­plete, sharply drawn fic­tion­al char­ac­ters ful­ly engaged in their com­plex and often dan­ger­ous worlds. His fic­tion is shaped by the lan­guage of the heart and an abid­ing respect for courage in the face of adversity.

As a non­fic­tion book author, Collins has inves­ti­gat­ed top­ics as diverse as cor­po­rate cul­ture and ethics; the Inter­net and mobile tech­nol­o­gy; the ins and outs of the retail trade; and the cog­ni­tive poten­tial of the brain. Best known for the #1 best-sell­ing book on busi­ness and tech­nol­o­gy, Busi­ness @ the Speed of Thought, which he co-authored with Bill Gates, he tack­les chal­leng­ing top­ics with clar­i­ty and insight, writ­ing for the intel­li­gent but non­tech­ni­cal reader.

Born and raised in Arkansas, Collins has lived most of his adult life in the Amer­i­can North­west, with a career that has spanned writ­ing, high tech, and avi­a­tion. He has a bach­e­lor’s degree in Eng­lish lit­er­a­ture from the Uni­ver­si­ty of Arkansas, Phi Beta Kap­pa; a mas­ter’s degree in Eng­lish lit­er­a­ture from the Uni­ver­si­ty of Ore­gon; and numer­ous tech­ni­cal cer­ti­fi­ca­tions in com­put­er technology.

For more infor­ma­tion please vis­it Collins Hemingway’s web­site and blog. You can also find him on Face­book, Twit­ter, Pin­ter­est, Insta­gram, and Goodreads.

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