Book Review – A Most Clever Girl

I have partnered with The Children’s Book Review and Jasmine A. Stirling for a special book review of A Most Clever Girl: How Jane Austen Discovered Her Voice.

Check out the giveaway contest at the end of the review.

Jane Austen lived in a world with people who had a love for language. Words surrounded her, and her father encouraged her writing passion even though women of that time were simply expected to be “elegant and obedient wives.” 

Jane was quick to poke fun of the predictable and bland stories that filled books. She searched and searched to find her own voice. When loss came, the words within her became silent until she rediscovered the very thing that made her world spin.

Many people are familiar with Jane Austen’s books, but catching a glimpse of who she was during the first half of her life pulls back the curtain to reveal the events that led to the making of such a renowned author.

Jane Austen fans will enjoy sharing this book with the next generation to spark their enthusiasm for this acclaimed author.

It’s an inspirational book for those who love writing or any form of art. May we each find our own unique voice and realize that our life experiences shape us and refine us. If you like unearthing the roots of well-known people, you’ll be sure to enjoy A Most Clever Girl

Jane Austen did not conform to what was popular during her time, but she allowed all parts of her life to influence her, and she found where she fit. She stayed true to herself and used her gifts and passions to make her mark on the world. 

Enter here for a chance to win a glorious Jane Austen-themed picnic basket, including a hardcover copy of A Most Clever Girl autographed by Jasmine A. Stirling!

One (1) grand prize winner receives:

  • A picnic basket filled with:
    • A copy of A Most Clever Girl: How Jane Austen Discovered Her Voice, signed by author Jasmine A. Stirling
    • A vintage teacup
    • 1 oz of tea From Adagio Teas
    • Truffles from Moonstruck Chocolates
    • Gardenia hand cream
    • A set of Jane Austen playing cards
    • A $15 gift certificate to Jasmine A. Stirling’s Austenite Etsy Shop, Box Hill Goods

Two (2) winners receive:

  • A copy of A Most Clever Girl: How Jane Austen Discovered Her Voice, signed by author Jasmine A. Stirling

The giveaway begins March 16, 2021, at 12:01 A.M. MT, and ends April 16, 2021, at 11:59 P.M. MT.

Jasmine A. Stirling is the debut author of A Most Clever Girl: How Jane Austen Discovered Her Voice, a picture book biography of Jane Austen about persistence and creative mastery. Jasmine lives on a cheerful street in San Francisco with her husband, two daughters, and their dog. From a young age, she loved to write poems and stories and worked her way through nearly every children’s book (and quite a few for grownups, too) in her local library. When she’s not writing, Jasmine can be found hiking in the fog, singing songs from old musicals, and fiddling with her camera.

Jasmine first fell in love with Jane Austen as a student at Oxford, where she read her favorite of Jane’s six masterful novels, Persuasion. A Most Clever Girl is her dream project, done with her dream team—award-winning illustrator Vesper Stamper and Bloomsbury Children’s Publishing. Jasmine also has a YA/New Adult history of the women’s suffrage movement out soon, titled We Demand An Equal Voice.

Visit to get a free Jane Austen paper doll kit with the purchase of A Most Clever Girl. While you’re there, enter to win a Regency tea party gift basket!Follow Jasmine on Instagram and Facebook where she posts about kidlit and life with two young girls.

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