It's a bold author who states that their work is inspired by Jane Austen. So we are presented with this historical story of rigid rules and manners - with magic. The magic idea was interesting - and certainly added, rather than detracted from this tale. Problem was in the characters and the story itself. There was nothing new here, except characters we have seen over and over again and whom are cliched to the point of my yawning. There are no twists and you can see the plot points coming from miles away. And whilst Jane, our h, is an adequate lead, her thoughts are repetitive and her feelings detailed to the point of recording every breath. Biggest problem of all is, IMHO, this is supposed to be a romance - here is a hint for the author - the two leads should interact, they should converse, they should share more than the rare occasional scene. As far as I can work out, the h fell in love with the H, because he was in love with her - though I still can't work out where/when he had a chance to develop such emotions. Take the magic elements and add them to a bolder tale - that's the book I would want to read.