I find it so difficult to make sense of the unconnected details that are provided about Austen's life. It was nice to have someone make a story of them. Of course, I'm not really clear on what is true and what isn't, but then one can't always be sure that nonfiction provides the whole truth either.
I occasionally found endearments between the sisters a bit much, but perhaps this is how they actually wrote and spoke to one another. Maybe I'm just too much of a hardened 21st century reader for such sisterly affection. Altogether, I found the book agreeably thought-provoking.