One of the first things I noticed when I read Pride and Prejudice in high school was how incredibly human Jane Austen made her characters. I loved ALL of them, even when I didn’t like the way they behaved in the story! The heroes, heroines, and various secondary players who inhabited JA’s novels were so much like people I knew, even two centuries later… And there were times when I felt myself to be little bits of several of them: A hint of Elizabeth (when I was at my best), a touch of Mary (whenever I played piano, LOL), a little like Emma (when trying to be a matchmaker), or even a tad like Anne (when pining for a long-lost love).
In any case, I could see myself as one of JA’s cast of characters, and I most certainly could see a number of people of my acquaintance as fitting deftly into the roles of others. So, my JANE IN JANUARY AND YOU question for you is this: Which of Austen ‘s characters do you relate to most – or think is most like you?
And, for anyone who chooses to respond in the comments of this post, I have an international giveaway!! 😀
GIVEAWAY: An autographed paperback copy of Pride, Prejudice and the Perfect Match (Perfect Pair series, book one) as well an autographed paperback copy of Take a Chance on Me (Mirabelle Harbor series, book one). Both are Austen-inspired contemporary romantic comedies that — I hope — show the timelessness of JA’s characterizations, even when translated to modern situations and settings!
The random drawing will be one week from today on Friday, February 2nd. Wishing you all a wonderful weekend!!