Some Reviews


“The most brilliant Austen-adjacent book on the market.” Vulture

“Slicing through all the fluff that comes with the wider fandom, Flynn tries to answer the most crucial possible question – what would it be truly like to have a conversation with Jane Austen?” Girl With Her Head in a Book

“Austen’s time and ours, so often kept separate, collide in Flynn’s novel in ways that are both comic and tragic.” Rhizomes

“I was charmed by The Jane Austen Project from its first curtsy.”  Time Travel Nexus

“Historically rich with a nuanced treatment of time travel that rivals any in the genre.”  San Francisco Book Review

“Well-written, engaging and original.”  Mike Finn’s Fiction.

The Charlotte Observer called it “an appealing speculation about Austen’s life seen through the eyes of Rachel, a neo-modern woman who is subjected to 19th-century circumstances.”

The Columbus Dispatch said: “The strange mix of science fiction and the early 19th- century’s world of British literature offers much to enjoy.”

Honored and amazed to be grouped with Longbourn and Eligible by The Toronto Star.

A Library Reads Top Ten Pick for May: “The blending of historical fiction, fantasy, and romance with a beloved classic author thrown in the mix is a daring combination which succeeds.”

“Flynn skillfully delves into the later years of Austen’s life in a way that is sure to please admirers of the 19th-century novelist, as well as providing a fascinating dollop of plot invention and a heartbreaking romance between the two protagonists.” Library Journal, Starred Review

“Flynn’s work is fun, intelligent, and she gets the details right. The dialogue (which is what usually kills this kind of fan fiction for me) is magnificently done – in both time periods, quite a feat. The ending is unexpected and perfect.”  Transactions With Beauty

“Flynn’s well-researched writing brought this world and these characters to life in an unforgettable way, and I highly recommend picking up this book if you love all things Austen.” So Obsessed With

“We enjoyed getting to know this Jane Austen, who is fiercely intelligent and keenly observant, and has a tremendous sense of humor and a heart as big as the sky.” AustenBlog

“Rachel’s wry, observant narrative voice teaches readers the delights and hardships of life in 1815 with rich historical detail.” Shelf Awareness

“Surprise, surprise, what do we have here? A Jane Austen time travel novel that’s actually good!” Modern Mrs. Darcy’s Summer Reading Guide

“This story had me spellbound from the first page.” Austenesque Reviews

“The reader can relax and enjoy watching two attractive, devoted Austen fans engage in the ultimate cosplay.” Historical Novel Society

“Sure, a book about Jane Austen and time travel sounds dicey, but The Jane Austen Project is smart, fun, and unputdownable.” Consumed by Ink

“Will their assumed personae withstand Jane’s celebrated discerning eye?” Booklist

“For anyone who enjoys time travel stories, this one is an absolute treat.” Reading Reality

“A creative and entertaining novel that addresses some interesting ideas while at the same time telling a cracking good story. “ All About Romance

“The Jane Austen Project shines with vivid authenticity.” BookBarmy

Can you read German? I can’t, and Google translate made mincemeat of this,  but I think the reader liked it.