I read Sense and Sensibility and Pride and Prejudice, by Jane Austen, when I was a teenager. I could hardly put the books down, I loved them so much. In the intervening years I have not so much as looked at those books. I have noticed though, that Jane Austen is often mentioned on blogs here and there. So I was surprised and delighted at how much I enjoyed this book that I picked up at our local library. It is a simple, yet very sweet tale of the life of Jane Austen.In a letter at the end of her book, Nancy Moser writes this, "How I wish Jane knew the impact her stories have on millions of people around the world. There are Jane Austen societies in the United States, Europe, Japan, Australia, Argentina.... Jane, a woman who never ventured beyond England, would be astonished. And humbled. Yet most likely, she would still prefer to spend her days within her beloved Chawton Cottage. Her true home. Her true place to be just Jane."
And she finishes with this, "May you find your true place to be just ... you. And may you, like Jane, journey forward to find your unique purpose."
Have you read any of Jane Austen's books recently? Have you read Just Jane by Nancy Moser? Have you, like Jane, found your own unique purpose? I know I have finally found a place where I can be just Cindy, and I love that little place. And I sincerely hope you have that place where you can be just YOU, wonderful you.
In celebration of this lovely novel and enjoyment that I derived in reading it, I have found a Jane Austen font that I will sign my name with today.