I love the cover of this book, she's so dramatic. I wonder how many women out there read Jane Austen only to realize that marriage was not necessarily the happily-ever-after Jane wrote about. Emma Grant did and now she wants to bring Jane down. A college professor who specializes in Austen, Emma's life is in shambles after catching her husband with her teaching assistant and being accused of plagiarizing same assistant. Out of a job, broke and desperate, Emma flees to London to find the lost letters of Austen and reestablish her creditability. Along the way, she becomes reacquainted with an old boy friend from college who is a college professor and meets a handsome English professor from California. You'd think she'd be suspicious but she's pretty focused on those letters. So this book combines romance, mystery and history. I learned more about Austen than I had known before and enjoyed the mystery and romance aspects. Along the way, Emma has to face her own choices both past and future. It was a fun and easy read. I enjoyed it very much. Here's a great book quote: "My life was disaster, but there were still books. Lots and lots of books. A refuge. A solace. Each one offering the possibility of a new beginning."