What people are saying…

about Yours Affectionately, Jane Austen

From Joc Bury at Jane Austen’s Regency World

O’Rourke creates a world that defies cynicism and demands suspension of disbelief – even in this age of doubt and hyper-realism. Sheer escapism at its best.

Clever, charming and affectionate – is the real Mr. Darcy unmasked?


From Erin Murdock at InD’tale Magazine

CrownedHeartYours Affectionately, Jane Austen“…the reader must tenaciously read on rather than put the book down to satisfy their hunger for the story to resolve, which it does in characteristically Jane Austen fashion.”


From Ann Channon at Jane Austen’s House Museum

I have finished Yours Affectionately, Jane Austen and really liked it. Your books are imaginative and very different. Your ideas are new and fresh and endearing. Well done!


Anna Horner ~ Diary of an Eccentric

Yours Affectionately, Jane Austen is a sweet love story about new beginnings, magical adventures, and cherishing the moments, however brief they might be, you’ve had with the people who’ve changed your life. It’s about not losing who you are amidst societal constraints and believing that happily ever after is possible, if you’re willing to take a chance. I finished this book with tears in my eyes for a woman whose stories and characters have meant so much to me and who died too young. Like O’Rourke, I’d like to imagine that Austen experienced the kind of love she wrote about. This is the perfect book for people who’d like to believe the same. http://diaryofaneccentric.wordpress.com/2013/02/15/review-yours-affectionately-jane-austen-by-sally-smith-orourke/


Naida E. Milenkovic ~ The Bookworm

Yours Affectionately, Jane Austen is a sweet Austen related romance with a time travel twist. I felt the author captured Jane Austen’s voice very well and I enjoyed reading her thoughts and reactions as the story flowed. http://thebookworm07.blogspot.com/2012/11/book-review-yours-affectionately-jane.html


Amie McCracken

Yours Affectionately, Jane Austen is a fun take on where the character of Mr. Darcy comes from. I was completely engrossed in all three story lines. Getting to see a personal side of Jane Austen was eye opening. She’s such a big unattainable hero, but with this book I got to envision her world so vividly, watching her drink tea and practice her piano forte. I felt I was sitting by the fire listening to Aunt Jane telling a story. It was heaven. And the idea that Darcy is a real person, awesome. Sally did a wonderful job making her Darcy so much like Jane’s Darcy but with his own little quirks and modern tendencies.

I’m very excited that I got to review this book when I did because this year is the 200th anniversary of Pride and Prejudice. I will be rereading Jane’s book in honor of that and I highly recommend Sally’s book as well. http://www.amiemccracken.com/yours-affectionately-jane-austen-by-sally-smith-orourke-book-review/


Debbie Massman

You’ve got another winner here! I find myself in the story, standing across the room from everyone and watching the story unfold before me. Not all authors can do that, but you have. I am not the reader who is holding the book; I am a guest who has been warmly invited into the story, to enjoy it up close without ever being noticed by its characters.


From Regina Jeffers

…smartly old-fashioned love story that is poignant and completely enthralling.


Chrissy Wolfe at Every Free Chance


I really did enjoy this book. I thought it was creative, different, and very enjoyable. I would recommend this book especially to Jane Austen fans. I just might read this book again…not every year, but definitely in a few years

Any Jane Austen fan loves Pride and Prejudice (one of my absolute favorite books of all time) and those fans have probably all wondered…who is Mr. Darcy? How did Jane Austen come up with him? Was he based on a real person? Yours Affectionately, Jane Austen answers these questions in a fantastic way.


Raina on Amazon

I was so happy to see this sequel. I loved the first book and have picked it up so many times to reread it. I never imagined a sequel but was so excited when I came across it. It is the perfect conclusion to their story. Both books were so well written and intriguing the wish I could have found my own portal to join them.


Karen C. Groves on Amazon

I was pleased to discover that there was a sequel to “The Man Who Loved Jane Austen” as I had enjoyed that book very much. This one had a twist, and I appreciated what happened at the last opening of the portal. We never know what little things could change the destiny of one’s life. Maybe that is why it is so important to pay attention to what we say and do. At any rate, I enjoyed this one as much as the first.


Susan Heim

Yours Affectionately, Jane Austen is a fun, lighthearted romance that will delight fans of Austen’s characters who are fascinated by the “what ifs” in Austen’s life.

3 thoughts on “What people are saying…

  1. Hello, I just read Christmas at Sea Pines Cottage, and I loved it!! I love dogs, and it was a wonderful story! I am going through Chemotherapy for recurring Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, and stocked up on books that I will usually take with me to my Dr’s office and pass them on to other patients who love to read also. Now, I must look for your other books! Have a great day!

  2. RosannaK says:

    I just watched the video for “Christmas at Sea Pines Cottage.” It was delightful. I also downloaded “Affectionately Yours” to my Kindle over the week-end. Now to find some down time to read it. I’m looking forward to it all the same.

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