Jane Austen abandoned The Watsons after 17500 words but told her sister what the ending would have been. Two hundred years later, Merryn Williams has completed this realistic and delightful novel, according to Jane Austen's guidelines. Jane Austen continues to top the poll of being the nation's most favoured writer of romantic fiction. Most women feel that the book that has transformed their lives is the one that assures them that they will marry the wealthy handsome man and live happily ever after. And she impacts on men's lives too...Irvin Walsh recently revealed that Jane Austen's genteel fiction was major influence on him.