My review for Dear Jane: The Final Book in the Highbury Trilogy by Allie Cresswell, 5/5 stars.
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In this third book we follow the story of Jane Fairfax, which leads us to the events in Jane Austen’s Emma. I’ve read and enjoyed the first two books in the series, and this third one is, in my opinion, the best.
All the characters we have come to know and love in the previous books return, including the wonderful Miss Bates, who adds a tragic-comic touch to the story, along with a new generation and all their trials and tribulations.
Wonderfully written, it takes you back to those times when gossip and intrigue were the main ingredient of daily lives, and misunderstandings and broken hearts were all too common. Jane Fairfax is kind, genteel, unassuming, but also has a surprising strength of character, thanks to her upbringing, surrounded by people who love her.
I loved the characters, the style of writing, the way the book took me back to those times, it was like visiting old friends in a place I used to know.
This is a wonderful story that you could imagine Jane Austen herself would have written, so faithful is it to the original book. Highly recommend!
(I’d like to thank Allie Cresswell for giving me the opportunity to read an advance copy of this book.)