The Jane Austen Investigates: The Secret of Julia Golding's Abbey

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The Jane Austen Investigates: The Secret of Julia Golding's Abbey is a historical novel by YA. The action follows thirteen-year-old Jane in the late 18th century.

Our heroine is well drawn. She's a delightful mix of curious, clumsy, and smart. It is in their nature to look for answers to riddles. It is this curiosity that tends to get them into trouble.

We are witnesses to the power exercised by the landed gentry. They trust in wealth and power over honesty and poverty. Young Jane sees beyond the wealth or lack of the heart within.

There are injustices that need to be addressed. Jane Austen invokes her ability to kill amateurs.

I found The Abbey Mystery totally fascinating. Julia Golding had created a perfect young Jane Austen. She actually reminded me a lot of Elizabeth Bennett from Pride And Prejudice. As I read the novel, I saw names and events that would appear in Jane Austen's novels.

Julia Golding has very cleverly constructed a novel that fits Jane Austen's writing style very well. I really enjoyed the whole novel and am looking forward to more on the show.

I received this book for free. A positive rating was not required and all views expressed are my own.


This entry was posted on April 23, 2021 in Children, Christian Fiction and tagged Book Review, Jane Austen Investigates, Julia Golding, The Abbey Mystery. Bookmark the permalink.

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