Critically acclaimed and award-winningâ€”but hardly bestsellingâ€”author Georgina Jackson canâ€™t get past the first chapter of her second book. When she receives an urgent email from her agent, Georgina is certain itâ€™s bad news. Shockingly, sheâ€™s offered a commission to complete a newly discovered manuscript by a major nineteenth-century author. Skeptical at first about her ability to complete the manuscript, Georgina is horrified to know that the author in question is Jane Austen. Torn between pushing through or fleeing home to America, Georgina relies on the support of her banker-turned-science student roommate, Henry, and his quirky teenage sister, Maudâ€”a serious Janeite. With a sudden financial crisis looming, the only way Georgina can get by is to sign the hugely lucrative contract and finish the book.