Dear Jane Austen : Women have looked to Jane Austen's heroines as models of appropriate behavior for nearly two centuries. Who better to understand the heart of a heroine than Austen? In this delightful epistolary "what if," Austen serves as a "Dear Abby" of sorts, using examples from her novels and her life to counsel modern-day heroines in trouble. She also shares with readers a compelling drama playing out in her own drawing room. Witty and wise - and perfectly capturing the tone of the author of Persuasion and Pride and Prejudice - Dear Jane Austen is as satisfying as sitting down to tea with the novelist herself.