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  • Genre:FICTION
  • SubGenre:Romance / Historical / Regency
  • Language:English
  • Pages:328
  • Paperback ISBN:9781667870090

Sanditon on Reflection

by D B Thomas

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Overview
"If adventures will not befall a young lady in her own village, she must seek them abroad." So wrote Jane Austen in 1803. "Sanditon on Reflection", based on Jane Austen's final unfinished novel, "Sanditon" tells the rest of the story as seen through the eyes of Jane Austen's heroine, Charlotte Heywood. Her adventures begin in 1812 on a farm in the English village of Willingden near the south coast of England. She lives there with very limited access to the rest of the world, except through her books and dreams until, one day in 1818, a happenstance on a ''very rough Lane" gains her a sojourn away from her village to Sanditon, a fishing village with aspirations of becoming a fashionable seaside resort. Hosted by Tom Parker, the eccentric mastermind behind the scheme, and his wife, Charlotte finds herself right in the heart of Sanditon society, which includes Tom's brother Sidney Parker, "of about seven or eight and twenty" and "very good-looking." But is he what he seems and can she trust her instincts and her heart in this new world? The hazards of love and an intriguing mystery test Charlotte's character and conviction in ways she would never have imagined. The secret behind that mystery and the choices she must make in a Regency world filled with intrigue, avarice and obsession will shake Charlotte to the core as she faces challenges to know herself and her past as she looks to find love and that all important Happy Ever After.
Description
"If adventures will not befall a young lady in her own village, she must seek them abroad." So wrote Jane Austen in 1803. "Sanditon on Reflection", based on Jane Austen's final unfinished novel, "Sanditon" tells the rest of the story as seen through the eyes of Jane Austen's heroine, Charlotte Heywood. Her adventures begin in 1812 on a farm in the English village of Willingden near the south coast of England. She lives there with very limited access to the rest of the world, except through her books and dreams until, one day in 1818, a happenstance on a ''very rough Lane" gains her a sojourn away from her village to Sanditon, a fishing village with aspirations of becoming a fashionable seaside resort. Hosted by Tom Parker, the eccentric mastermind behind the scheme, and his wife, Charlotte finds herself right in the heart of Sanditon society, which includes Tom's brother Sidney Parker, "of about seven or eight and twenty" and "very good-looking." But is he what he seems and can she trust her instincts and her heart in this new world? The hazards of love and an intriguing mystery test Charlotte's character and conviction in ways she would never have imagined. The secret behind that mystery and the choices she must make in a Regency world filled with intrigue, avarice and obsession will shake Charlotte to the core as she faces challenges to know herself and her past as she looks to find love and that all important Happy Ever After.
About the author
Thomas Hamby, writing as DB Thomas, is a writer and actor who shares his time between Finland and Florida USA. He is a great fan of Jane Austen and British Period Drama. You can discover more about him through his Instagram account at https://www.instagram.com/db_thomas_hamby/ and his IMDb account at https://www.imdb.com/name/nm9362545/. Other writings are available at: https://www.booksie.com/users/db-thomas-288777 .