About This Book
From the author of The Darcys of Pemberley comes a new story, straight out of the world of Jane Austen and told in a style strongly reminiscent of her classic novels.
Set in nineteenth century Hampshire and Bath, For Myself Alone is the tale of Josephine Walker, a bright, young woman whose life is turned upside-down by an unexpected inheritance. With a tempting fortune of twenty thousand pounds, she’s suddenly the most popular girl in town. Yet Jo longs to be valued for who she is, not for her bank balance. She cannot respect the men who pursue her for her money, and the only one she does admire is considered the property of her best friend. Now, even the motives of her new fiancé are suspect. Does he truly love her for herself alone? There’s one sure, but extreme, way to find out… if she has the courage to take it.
“For years I’ve thought, wouldn’t it be fabulous if someone discovered a stash of unpublished Jane Austen novels to supplement the six we already know and love? I write what I most longed to read: more stories like the ones she told, and after her elegant style. I like to think For Myself Alone is the next book she would have written.” – Shannon Winslow