Historical fiction, post WW2; feel-good story; required reading of Austen fans
The setting is Chawton, England, Jane Austen's final home. The storyline follows five people, connected by their desire to preserve Austen's home. Of course they each have other life issues but all are so likeable it's hard to leave them when the story ends.
The author gives Jane Austen fans a wonderful gift. Scattered throughout are references to Darcy, Elizabeth, Elinor, Marianne, Anne Elliot, and every plot from "Emma" to "Northanger Abbey." You become an insider, catching the reference and enjoying the moments of Austen's books all over again. This was just a joy to read!