CORA HARRISON has published a number of children's historical novels in Ireland. This is her first young adult novel.
When shy Jenny Cooper goes to stay with her cousin Jane Austen she knows nothing of the world of beautiful dresses, dances, secrets, gossip, and romance that Jane inhabits. But Jane is already a sharp observer of the customs of courtship. And when Jenny falls utterly in love with Captain Thomas Williams, who better than Jane to help her win the heart of this dashing man?
But is that even possible? After all, Jenny's been harboring a most desperate secret. Should it become known, it would bring scandal to her and the wonderful Austen family. What's a poor orphan girl to do?