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What's to be done with an angel who breaks the rules? Introduce him to a woman known for her propriety, of course. Until then passion had lived only on the page? Jane Austen hasn't written a creative word in months. She secretly fears she may not have it in her to write a single word more about love. Yet when the mysterious Michael Grace appears on her doorstep, she's castWhat's to be done with an angel who breaks the rules? Introduce him to a woman known for her propriety, of course. Until then passion had lived only on the page? Jane Austen hasn't written a creative word in months. She secretly fears she may not have it in her to write a single word more about love. Yet when the mysterious Michael Grace appears on her doorstep, she's cast into a world of emotion beyond even her wildest imaginings. Though she fears he might be a spy, she enlists his help to find her friend's fiancee, missing in the Peninsular War. But Michael isn't what he seems, and the passion and doubts he ignites turn everything Jane trusts upside down. What Jane doesn't know is that her mystery man is an angel. One who's never failed to get what he goes after. Some rules just beg to be broken? It's not easy being a bad-boy angel and Michael is paying the penalty. Demoted to working undercover in a sleepy English village, he's chafing to launch the dangerous mission he's been sent to command. But when he meets Jane, he's irresistibly drawn to her, even though involvement with her could jeopardize her life and his status as an angel. When Lucifer tries to use Jane as a pawn in his vile schemes, Michael discovers that fighting the forces of darkness is nothing compared to the challenge of telling Jane the truth. Can the angel who's never lost a battle win the heart of a woman who's afraid of love?...

Title : Jane Austen and the Archangel
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ISBN : 9781478148135
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Number of Pages : 172 Pages
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Jane Austen and the Archangel Reviews

  • Maria
    2019-05-19 16:12

    Michael the Archangel has been punished. They sent him to a small English village because of his actions. Now he works as a letter carrier and cannot wait to be a full-time angel again. Until one day he meets Jane Austen...I have to confess that I have mixed feelings about this book. I liked it, but I did not find that it was as engaging as I had imagined. I thought that the premise was interesting and the plot very original, but it did not entirely work for me. The idea of a love story between Jane Austen and an Archangel was beautiful, I would almost say perfect. However, I found that it was not completely likely. It was a paranormal story, I know, but I found myself thinking several times that what was happening was too strange and unbelievable.I loved the description of Michael. He really reminded me of an angel, and his passion and nature were depicted as if he had been a real person, meaning that I had no difficulty at imagining him. I loved all the scenes and moments he shared with Jane, and I thought he was a very sweet character but at the same time strong and determined.Jane was lovely, but I like to think (at least I hope) that the real Jane was a little happier. I realize that she did not have an easy life, but I did not see her famous wit and sharp irony on the pages of this book. I saw too much pain in her attitude and words and I was a little disappointed because of that. Honestly, I wanted to prefer her over the Archangel but somehow Michael had something more captivating than my favourite writer. He had hope, he was willing to take a chance on their love, while it seemed that no matter how much Jane loved him, she was too scared to do anything. I would have preferred her more strong-willed. All in all, I enjoyed reading this book because I thought it was good to read something different from my usual reads. I would recommend it to Austen fans because they will have the chance to see a sweet romance in Jane’s life, and to those who like paranormal books because a love story between a human being and an angel is not something you can witness in real life!Note: I feel I have to warn potential readers that there is an intimate scene in this book, though not particularly descriptive.Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars.*I received this book through Goodreads First Reads.

  • Jessica Grey
    2019-06-12 17:00

    Jane Austen and the Archangel is a fun, well-written, and entertaining read. I really enjoyed this book and read it in two sittings. I actually only stopped reading because it was the middle of the night and I was facing an early morning. I snatched it back up as soon as I could the next day.Jane Austen and the Archangel has a really unexpected premise. It’s the love story between the real life Jane Austen and Michael the heavenly archangel. As in Michael the archangel – you may have heard of him – he and his angels are said to have driven Satan and his angels from heaven (Revelation 12:7-9), so he’s kind of a bad ass. And yet, here he is in Regency England carrying mail and falling in love with Jane Austen.Yup.I honestly wasn’t sure from the description of this book how it was going to work. But because of great characterization and even better writing, not only did it work, it entranced me.When the book starts, Jane Austen is living in Chawton and dealing with an extended period of writer’s block (this is a horrible, horrible affliction. I wanted to hug her). On top of the dreaded writer’s block, she is also involved in her dear friend Serena’s personal drama. Serena’s father is pushing her to marry a total jerk even though Serena is betrothed to the wonderful Darcy. However, while serving as a soldier two years previous, Darcy disappeared during action and has not been heard of since. Serena’s family wants her to give up her vigil and marry. Serena is relying on Jane for support in her cause. And yes, in this imagining this Darcy was Jane’s inspiration for Mr. Darcy.Enter Michael. He’s on heavenly assignment, undercover as a letter carrier. Well, actually, he’s waiting for his actual assignment to begin, while undercover as a letter carrier. This Michael is pretty much as bad ass as I imagine the real Michael would be and to add awesome sprinkles on top of that fabulous sundae – he just automatically knows every word ever written. Yes, Michael is extremely well read. And he’s fallen hard for the lovely authoress, Jane Austen. Because of this he’s willing to call in some favors and even break some rules to help her and her friends. I found all of the rules, restrictions, and interpersonal conflict between the angels really fascinating. It looks like this will be the first book in a series, and I’m planning on reading the other ones to see if the back story, and what exactly the mission the angels are on, will be further explained.That was one of the two minor issues I had with Jane Austen and the Archangel. I loved all the obviously thought out and well constructed spiritual realm stuff – but I felt like I needed to know more. What was the mission? Why were they on it? Who the heck is Alithea and why does Michael dislike her so much? (There’s some kind of back story there, people, and I NEED to know what it is.) The other was the speed at which Jane and Michael fell in love. It was very quick. Actually, I think Michael is already in love with her when the book starts, and I felt like I needed just a bit more of a why as he’s never fallen in love before. I also think that Jane might put up a bit more of a fight when falling in love with someone she knows isn’t telling her the truth. But on the other hand, he’s a warrior angel with a love for books and obviously incredibly…appealing…so I can give her a bit of a pass. However, those two issues don’t detract much from the enjoyment of the read, and are actually a reflection of liking the characters enough to harrumph at not having more of their story.All in all, Jane Austen and the Archangel was an extremely entertaining read. The action scenes were very tight and visual, the spiritual realm aspects of the book meshed well with the real world, and it was nice to see a story in which Miss Austen is given a chance at love.Four out of Five StarsReviewed for www.indiejane.org

  • Julie
    2019-06-08 21:07

    Jane had moved to Chawton with her mom and sister Cassandra. Jane is in a terrible state of not being able to write her next novel and worrying over her friend Serena. Serena’s fiancé went to war in Spain and never returned. It’s been two years and her family is forcing her to move on and marry an awful man, Lord Rendin. As Jane receives a letters from Serena the letter carrier introduces himself as Michael Grace. There is something intriguing about him. When he arrives on Jane’s doorstep on a rainy day she invites in him for tea. She knows it’s improper but admits to herself that being near him overthrows all propriety. When Jane confides in Michael concerning her worries over her friends missing fiancés, he immediately assures her that he has connections in Spain that can maybe assist. Michael who really is an archangel doesn’t know why he is so drawn to help Jane and see her happy. Jane goes to Serena’s place in Anderley to help her friend with a scheme to show the true character of Lord Rendin. As the plan unfolds, Jane finds herself facing truths that even her imagination couldn’t come up with. The lengths that Michael goes through to bring happiness to Jane even surprise him.It’s a fascinating and brilliant love story. As stated in the novel Jane admits, “She’d read about such things, had thought she knew what Dante and Shakespeare had meant when they’d penned their words about pure love, about love beyond imagining, love beyond words. But she’d never had an inkling.” Those of us who enjoy Jane Austen’s work sometimes feel a little sad for her as she wrote such beautiful love stories and in her real life its unknown if she ever found true love. In “Jane Austen and the Archangel” we learn that she has loved deeper and stronger than most could ever dream of. A well crafted novel by Pamela takes us into a new world and gives us the peace of mind that Jane truly knew love.

  • Janet
    2019-05-29 16:20

    Disappointing. I think it's insulting to choose a real person who lived within strict bounds of propriety and turn her into a floozy. And to do the same thing with an actual Biblical character was also beyond the pale. If you're going to write fiction like this, then make up your own characters, don't slander real ones.

  • Eden
    2019-05-29 22:09

    I think I'm really at a 1.5 star opinion of this book. While there was definitely a plot, it didn't tie together very well in all its entirety. And there are so many questions left unanswered. I also found it strange that the author took the archangel Michael and turned him into what felt like a misbehaving teenage/young adult angel who doesn't know any better about how life is supposed to work and needs to be guided through life by Gabriel. I don't know the Bible stories, but aren't Gabriel and Michael supposed to be equals? This book certainly makes reference to how powerful Michael is, but his actions really don't show that. He just seems kind of inept at doing his job. There was also not a lot of historical accuracy in the language used and some of the manners/behaviors of the characters. There was an intermixing of stations that is likely not to have happened. I really wasn't a fan of the book, but I did like some of the messages about love and the importance of literature in helping people through life. But otherwise, eh.

  • ana darcy
    2019-05-26 15:57

    Jane Austen and her novels are inspiration to hundreds of people aroung the world: writers, bloggers, actors, readers, etc. Therefore we could say that she is a bit of a goddess or at least she belongs to the heavens.This is the idea that I got after reading Jane Austen and the Archangel. What if Miss Austen, after having loved Mr. Lefroy but nothing else, would have been able to find love again? From our modern perspective you may think; who is good enough for Jane Austen? Darcy and Knightley are already taken and are her characters. What if I tell you that Jane can only deserve someone who is heavenly, pure, celestial, glorious?This is what Pamela Aares is showing on Jane Austen and the Archangel. Jane, Cassandra and their mother have moved to Chawton and Jane is not able to write at all. She is worried about the fact that her inspiration is gone but another worry that she has is related to her friend Serena, she is very unhappy as her parents want her to marry a scoundrel when she is still engaged to a man who is MIA in Spain for two years now.The other main character is Michael, the Archangel, he has been punished for being a bit of a naughty angel and he encounters Jane Austen while in earth. Michael Grace is the letter carrier and he brings all Serena’s letters to Jane. One of Michael’s powers is to know anything that has been written. (As you may imagine, this is a powerful tool to have in that period and with JA.)Michael and Jane see each other a couple of times when he brings the mail and one day he is invited to go into the house for tea. This is an important scene as it is when Michael offers his help to find Serena’s fiancé, Darcy. The feelings are very powerful for both of them. Jane tries to deny her feelings, she considered herself a spinster as she is 37. Micheal has never felt that way in all his eons. There is a connection between them but the one who is against anything is Jane as she is too stubborn to feel as she leaves feelings to her characters in her books.I will not tell you much more as I want you to enjoy this heavenly love story and discover all the perks of being an angel but also all the disadvantages of not being a man to be with the woman you love. Will Jane have finally a happy ending? Will Serena’s fiancé come back to her? Are rules always correct or are they made to be broken? Will Jane Austen write again in this book?

  • Amedeea
    2019-05-24 23:20

    18 chapters, 1 epilogue, 165 pages of pure romance.I love this book and if i were to express all the things i have to say about it, in one word, that word would be WONDERFUL.I was not bored while reading this book and i enjoyed it. It is about the love story developing between Jane Austen (yes , that Jane Austen) and the archangel Michael (Michael Grace).Michael is sent to carry out different missions for the heavens, and this time, he is a simple letter carrier, who falls in love with Jane.Jane Austen is having a difficult time writing her next book, no ideas come in her mind, no words get together to dance.She is a 37-year old spinster, who, unlike characters in her novels, is afraid of love, more so, she never experienced matters of the heart.She falls for the archangel Michael, though at first he is nothing more to her than a letter carrier.She struggles with her feelings for him and she is not sure she can truly trust him.Her best friend, Serena Baringdon, is in a lot of trouble, as her parents try to marry her forcibly, to lord Rendin, a fortune seeker.Serena asks for Jane help in this matter and Jane knows that the real beloved of Serena is lord Darcy Hathloss, who is missing for such a long time.Eventually Michael will intervene to try and find Darcy, but first he must see an old friend, archangel Gabriel.They must be careful or else they might disturb heaven”s rules and hell might break loose.If in all this, Lucifer will play a part too, then you should definitely read this book to see how it all turns out.The romance between Jane and Michael develops so beautifully, if i can say so, and their love is, oh well,... ANGELIC.This book is a must read, suffice it to say that the author”s writing style is so clean, it flows like a river without making the reader bored.I hope this book will have at least a sequel because i would like to know more of Michael”s secrets, more about the world he comes from and to see what other tricks does Lucifer have up his sleeve and how Jane will adapt to Michael”s way of living.Some rules are meant to be broken.Angels can do no more. Thank you Pamela Aares, i won this book in your giveaway, and you made me happy, the book is a must read as i said previously.

  • Estibaliz79
    2019-05-29 20:21

    I won this book in a Goodreads Giveaway.Maybe a 2.5... review coming very soon.Ok, so here it's the review, as promised, though I think I'm going to be quite brief with this one.So the best thing I can say, to sum it all up, it's that book gives you exactly what it promises... or what you might expect after reading the blurb: Jane Austen and an Archangel (and even more than just one); a Regency vibe and a good dose of romance.Why the 'low' rating then? Well, because though I love Jane Austen and the Regency times and her well crafted stories and witty and/or lovely heroines, romance novels are far to be my thing; mainly because the romance in them is mostly hollow and too fast paced in its developing... or, better said, in its blossoming. Rather than taking their time in building a bond or the foundations of the relationship, authors have a way to jump into things and blame it all on a compelling attraction and an irresistible passion.So yes, this is the case here too... But it was a fun reading anyway, Aares achieving to convey some of the period atmosphere, and being faithful enough to the real story to provide us with an ending that, although kind of disappointing for the big romance lovers, can please the most realistic ones. But shame on you, Pamela, for diminishing Jane and Tom (Lefroy) love... Yeah, I have a soft spot for him after seeing the character portrayed by my beloved James McAvoy :)

  • Kristen
    2019-05-20 20:03

    This was exactly what it sounded like in the description - a sweet, gentle, romantic Regency story that incorporates Jane Austen as the main character.The book was well written, and it held my attention. I found it felt very gauzy and diaphanous in tone. The addition of angels was a clever and creative twist in addition to making Austen a character rather than an author. But it worked, I think because the author did not stray too far from what we know of Austen's actual life and personality. If you know and love Jane Austen, I don't think there is anything here that should upset you in how she is portrayed. As long as you are not a hardline traditionalist, and can suspend disbelief around the angelic storyline, I think many Austen fans could enjoy this.Overall, it is a sweet, fun and fast easy read, that Regency romance fans, and fans of Austen could enjoy. I certainly did.

  • Nina Mason
    2019-06-01 16:54

    I downloaded this book to my Kindle when I saw it on Facebook. I'm a huge Jane Austen fan and have also read many of the modern-day "sequels" to her books, so I thought, "What the heck?" The premise of Jane Austen getting involved with an archangel seemed creative at the very least. I figured it would either be gawdawful or quite intriguing. I have to say, I was pleasantly surprised. Pamela Aares did a wonderful job of not only bringing Jane alive for me, but lending credulity to the story of her falling hard for the archangel Michael. Angelic intervention aside, she respected the facts of Jane's life in spinning her tale, lending to its believability. Bravo, Pamela Aares. I would definitely read more from this author.

  • Angela Smith
    2019-05-29 16:22

    This was a strange book, but going by the title was it bound to be anything else. I got it as a free read on Amazon and was intrigued. Basically, it is about Jane Austen and the archangel Michael. I think it works better to read it and totally disassociate Jane Austen as being the heroine of the story and the name just being incidental. I read it as just a Regency fantasy/romance story and it worked better for me that way. I didn't love it, but I didn't hate it either. I am sort of in between. But in saying that, I would definitely read more books by this author, just not ones involving archangels and famous literary figures.

  • Carrie Felton
    2019-06-15 22:16

    Cute storyI enjoyed reading this story. It's a little bit shorter than your average novel but it was really the perfect length for this story. I'm curious as to the legitimacy of some of the Jane Austen facts but the romance was lovely. Not really anything to write home about, meaning its not the best thing I've ever read but it is cute and worth reading. It's a great feel-good story, without any really complicated drama. Also, from a philosophical aspect, Aares brings up some interesting concepts about angels that I plan to spend some time considering.

  • Susan
    2019-05-26 23:16

    Great love storyI thought this was a great story. It touched my heart. I already knew there were guardian angels, but if I didn't, I certainly do now. It was a very touching, loving tale that is sure to melt even the most hardened unbeliever. I am sure that it will stay with me for a long time.

  • Susan
    2019-05-18 19:52

    Jane Austen is living in Chawton but has not written a word in many months. Then a mysterious stranger - Michael Grace - appears as a letter carrier, and stirs emotions in Jane. She enlists his help to find her friend Serena’s fiancé, who went missing in the War. But what Jane doesn't know is that this mysterious man is really an angel, but what is his mission on earth.

  • InD'tale Magazine
    2019-05-21 20:59

    This interesting mix of paranormal and romance makes the reader wonder if perhaps Jane Austen herself was destined for love. Read full review in the 2012 Holiday issue of InD’tale Magazine.

  • D Nine
    2019-06-12 23:09

    4 stars for the writing and intrigue.But, to be honest I just felt my Christian values challenged. Love as the universal purpose in life is great. Angels breaking God's rules, not so good. Liked the author as a character! Different and well written!

  • LiteraryChanteuse
    2019-05-22 18:55

    For a star rating and complete review, visit Ind'tale Magazine online.Dec 2012/Jan 2013 issue http://www.indtale.com/reviews/jane-a...

  • Little Red Readinghood
    2019-05-21 15:58

    Please make up your own characters not use a real person. Plus I personally feel it is wrong to mix fantasy with religion.

  • Pamela Scott
    2019-05-19 23:57

    Perfect late night read I loved it!

  • Sandra R
    2019-05-22 21:14

    Nicely written, but a bit boring for me. Sorry...

  • Pearl
    2019-06-06 23:14

    Review on my blog here ---> http://alittlereadingtherapy.blogspot...

  • Pamela Aares
    2019-05-22 20:06