Educating Autumn

Educating Autumn

by Jane B Night

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ISBN-13: 9781483932347
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 04/11/2013
Pages: 184
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.39(d)

About the Author

Hi. I am Jane. I grew up in Central Ohio which is where I currently live. I have also lived in Alaska and in Georgia. I love to travel and see the world. Living different places was such an adventure.
I have a degree in Health Information Management. I work in the medical records department of a Columbus Ohio Hospital.
Aside from working full time and writing I am also the mother of twin girls. I keep very busy as I am sure you can imagine.
I love to read in the little spare time I do have. Romance novels are my favorite but I read a wide variety of things. I also enjoy scrap booking and playing video games.
I consider myself a bit of a nerd. When I was a teenager I collected comic books. I still have the collection but I don't read them much anymore. I also am really into Harry Potter, Star Wars, Star Trek (original only), Stargate, and other such nerdy things. I used to play magic the gathering as well but I don't have time these days.
I am overall a fun loving girl who tries to be relaxed about life. I want to learn as much as I can and have a great time doing it.

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Educating Autumn 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
gaele More than 1 year ago
This was an interesting, post-war futuristic romance that was an enjoyable read.  Repopulating and existing in the ‘new’ world is a struggle, and many of the new standards for laws are built from fear and desire for control.  Initially the woman’s position in this new society felt similar to The Handmaiden’s Tale by Margaret Atwood, with the same sort of repressive attitudes toward women.  But, the overall emotional stunting of the characters early on, and several slow passages of description that was meant to define the place and the differences was repeated far too often served to distract more from Autumn and her secrets than serve the story.   Orion is a resident of the most pious country, and women are little more than chattel in society. Purchased as a wife, Autumn has no real rights or choices, although Orion is far kinder and more humane in his treatment of her.  He has an instant attraction to her: looks and mind, and while he needs to finish school the two will be parted.  He is far more aware of humankind’s history, and his family has compiled the “truth” that lead to the wars and destruction: so while Autumn is aware of the evils of marriage in her country, and has seen some of the consequences, she will not experience the same treatment with her own husband.  When Orion returns from school, he then needs to court Autumn, to get her to show that his love is true and she can trust and come to love him as well.  A slowly developing relationship, full of the passion and longing in dream-scenarios and imagination, as well as their continual attempts to build a “them” is paced with care and appropriate timing.   Jane B. Night has created a romance that is sweetly satisfying with the sexual context appearing closer to the end of the book, and tastefully defined and described.  Not a gripping read, but a slowly developing story to savor, fans of character driven romantic fiction will enjoy this book.  I received an eBook from the author for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility. 
AVoraciousReadr More than 1 year ago
Excellent dystopian.  4.5 Book source ~ Won in a giveaway on LibraryThing. Many thanks to LibraryThing and the author. Amber Clare is a product of the time after the Underground Age. The devastation after WWIII was so vast that it was only the 1,000 people in the underground bunkers who survived. After 100 years they emerged to an ecology that was once again thriving. However, those initial 1,000 people split into three groups and when they emerged they declared each group a country, Josiathan, Pacifican and Retois. The country of Josiathan is a very pious country who believe the Earth was destroyed because of the sins of women. So the women in Josiathan have no rights and are owned by men, first by their fathers and then by the husbands who purchased them. The two other countries are not so rigid in their laws and are considered heathen countries by those in Josiathan. Unlike her sister Katrina, Amber is not entirely happy with the laws restricting women. She is intelligent and curious, so when her brothers would leave their schoolbooks strewn about she would borrow one and eventually taught herself to read. Soon after Katrina’s engagement announcement is made Amber finds herself engaged to a wealthy man named Orion Louis. A man she’s never even seen. But he paid her father two Roseway horses for her as well as a promise to pay for her housing and care while he was away at school, so they were wed. Orion is away at school for four years, so it isn’t until he graduates that he returns for her, takes her to the home he has built for her and they begin their life together. Orion already loves Amber, but will Amber fall in love with her husband? Will he be a good husband to her or will Amber resort to running away? Only time will tell. This is a very interesting story about how women are at the mercy of the men. They have no rights, no chance at schooling, they eat after the men are finished, can be punished or beaten for any infraction (except while they are pregnant) and have no independence. And to think it hasn’t really been all that long ago that this way of life was common and is still common today in some societies. How far we have come from those days where women were just another piece of property and used for breeding the next heir. I love Orion. He and his family are not so rigid in the Josiathan beliefs because their family actually had a written record of what truly happened to send the 1,000 people underground. It was most definitely not the sins of women that caused the devastation. Amber is a wonderful character, too. Watching them build a relationship in a backwards manner (married first then getting to know one another) is an enjoyable experience. The shocking ending came almost completely out of left field. I feel so sorry for the Louis family yet there is also hope. All-in-all a wonderful read.