Blog Tour Book Review: Jane Austen’s Little Book of Wisdom

About the Book:

Title:Jane Austen’s Little Book of Wisdom: Words on Love, Life, Society, and Literature

Author:Jane Austen

Compiled by: Andrea Kirk Assaf

Genre:Literary Quotes, Self Help, Gift Books

Publisher: ‎Hampton Roads Publishing (March 1, 2023)

Length: (400) pages

Format: Trade paperback & eBook 

ISBN: 978-1642970494

Tour Dates: July 10-24, 2023

Themes: ❤️ Love & Longing ❤️ Friendship ❤️ Society ❤️ Female Strength ❤️ Life & Death ❤️ Faith ❤️ Art & Literature  

Synopsis: The ultimate companion for the Jane Austen fan filled with her penetrating insights and humor on life, love, and death.

Jane Austen is one of the most popular female writers in history, best known for her stories of love, loss, and hope, which are cleverly intertwined with her witty insights into the traits and expectations of English Georgian society.

Here, in this stunning little book, you will be able to read hundreds of individual quotes from her famous works—from Pride and Prejudice and Emma to Persuasion and Sense and Sensibility—each prompting an emotional response, thoughtful musing, or even a little snigger at the wise and shrewd perceptions that Austen had of the world around her.

Utterly charming and very profound, fans of Jane Austen can revel in these much-loved quotes, while a new audience will be introduced to the joys that her books have provided since their publication many years ago. With each chapter focusing on a different theme—from Love & Longing to Female Strength—this gorgeous gift book is the perfect compilation of Austen’s funny, moving, and thought-provoking words.



  • A valuable resource for any Austen lover to use for quick reference or to read through.” —Library Journal
  • “It’s a lovely way to spend a little time each day revisiting and reflecting on Austen’s beloved works without embarking on a full reread—and also to test your ability to peg each isolated quote to specific events in its respective story. Feel free to invite your fellow Austenites over and turn it into a full-fledged trivia game.” —Mental Floss
  • “For Austen fans and lovers of wise words, Jane Austen’s Little Book of Wisdom: Words on Love, Life, Society, and Literature compiled by Andrea Kirk Assaf, provides a genuine treasure trove. Assaf has curated a wonderful collection here, her other works encompassing popes and saints, precisely in line with the reverence Austen deserves.” —
  • “This lovely book will provide a daily diet of Austen sensibility every day of the year. My vote: 4 out of 4 teacups.” —


I’m so happy to be on the tour today for Jane Austen’s Little Book of Wisdom. It was a delight to read little snippets of her works. Poignant, insightful, humorous, and charming, the book is perfect for anyone who loves her work.

I’m a big Jane Austen fan, and Pride and Prejudice is one of my most reread books. It was also one of my favorite books to teach, and I have many fond memories of introducing Austen’s work to high school students. One class in particular loved Pride and Prejudice so much that they gifted me a personalized copy of it. It’s the most treasured book in my collection.

Jane Austen’s Little Book of Wisdom reminded me why I love her writing so much. It’s is a lovely collection of quotes taken from Austen’s books, poetry, and personal correspondence. The book is divided into eight sections, and each focuses on a different theme – from love and longing to family to female strength, the messages are as relevant today as when they were first penned. I love the universality of her words, and this book spotlights her wit, charm, introspection, intuitiveness, and wisdom.

I also love that the end of the book includes a reader’s journal – blank pages where you can jot your own notes and reflections. The book also includes a list of the complete works of Jane Austen for reference. It’s a great little gift for any Janeite!

Special thanks to Austen Prose PR for having me on the tour. All thoughts are my own.




Jane Austen was an English novelist known primarily for her six major novels, which interpret, critique and comment upon the British landed gentry at the end of the 18th century. Austen’s plots often explore the dependence of women on marriage in the pursuit of favourable social standing and economic security.

Andrea Kirk Assaf is an editor, journalist, and translator who divides her time between Rome and Michigan.

7 thoughts on “Blog Tour Book Review: Jane Austen’s Little Book of Wisdom

  1. So, just a bunch of quotes all grouped together? While I like the idea, it seems just a bit, mmmm, trying to cash in on Austen’s name.

    too cynical?

    1. IDK – they’re not for everyone, but I have a few books like this. Little collections of favorite passages and lines from beloved authors and films. I enjoy them. 🙂

  2. Ooh, that’s so awesome that a class gifted you a copy because they loved it so much 😍 I’m a huge Austen fan as well and P&P and Persuasion are two of most re-read books. This book sounds wonderful 🙂

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