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Jane Aiken Hodge (December 4, 1917 – June 17, 2009) was an American-born British writer.

Jane Aiken Hodge (December 4, 1917 – June 17, 2009) was an American-born British writer. Born near Cambridge, Massachusetts, the second child of Pulitzer prize-winning poet Conrad Aiken and his first wife, the writer Jessie McDonald. Jane Hodge was 3 years old when her family moved to Great Britain, settling in Rye, East Sussex where her younger sister, Joan, who would become a novelist and a children's writer, was born. Their parents' marriage was dissolved in 1929.

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As children, cousins Juliet and Josephine were often mistaken for one another. Life and war separated them, but the years had not dimmed their resemblance. Since I have purchased this book I have read it at least 5 times. The Last Purchas Book. Published by Thriftbooks. com User, 11 years ago. This is the last book in the Purchas/Purchis saga. Juliet looks like her cousin Josephine's twin. So much so that Josephine decides that Juliet can take her place as Hyde's wife while she tries to rescue Napoleon.

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Set against the background of war-torn Savannah during the Revolution, this enchanting novel unfolds the sags of a family divided – and a beautiful heroine, Mercy Phillips, caught desperately between the passions of Rebel and Tory. Only a deathbed promise to her dying father could force Christina Tretton to travel to Tretteign Grange, the 'Dark House', and meet her estranged family for the first time

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Jane Aiken Hodge was born in the USA, brought up in the UK and read English at Oxford. She received a master's degree from Radcliffe College, Harvard University. She has written lives of Jane Austen and Georgette Heyer as well as a book about women in the Regency period, PASSION AND PRINCIPLE

From 1935, Jane Hodge read English at Somerville College, Oxford University, and in 1938 she took a second degree in English at Radcliffe College, USA, her . 1970) Savannah Purchase.

From 1935, Jane Hodge read English at Somerville College, Oxford University, and in 1938 she took a second degree in English at Radcliffe College, USA, her mother's alma mater. She was a civil servant for a time, and also worked for Time Magazine, before returning to the UK in 1947. Her works of fiction include historical novels and contemporary detective novels. In 1972 she renounced her United States citizenship and became a British subject. 1973) Strangers in Company. 1973) Shadow of a Lady.

Historical RomanceLarge Print EditionAs children, Juliet and Josephine often played the innocent game of impersonation. They were cousins, but they looked like twins. Life and war separated them, but the years didnt dim the astonishing resemblance. Suddenly, fate threw them together again two beautiful, desirable women playing out a deadly masquerade. Set against the elegance, splendor and gentility of the early 19th-century South, this is a suspenseful tale of high intrigue and dangerous deception.

I have been a fan of Jane Aiken Hodge for most of my life. I was a young girl when I first discovered her books at our local library. I read them voraciously (without understanding much of the adult nuances.) As an adult, I picked up the odd used paperback to re-read but paperbacks only last so long. I was thrilled to find the books on Kindle and sad to see that Ms. Aiken had passed away. I noticed that some of her books are still not out on Kindle and hope that in the near future they will also be re-published.

I wasn't familiar with this title but bought it and discovered that the story was one published originally as “Savannah Purchase”. It is a fast-moving tale of romance, manners (of the time), and a tad of history lesson thrown into the mix.

Juliet and her three year older cousin, Josephine, look so much alike it is as if they were twins. Both young women (who are French) have survived the turmoil of the days following Waterloo and are now living in the area around Savannah, Georgia. While Josephine has married a rich young man, she is bound and determined to help bring France back to what she considers their greatest period. Juliet is impoverished, starving in fact, when Josephine approaches her with a desperate plan that involves changing places.

The story moves quickly through the plot with twists and turns. While reading, one can feel Juliet's inner conflict about what she is doing, how it is effecting others, and how it will all come about in the end.

I thoroughly enjoyed re-reading the book and recommend it. There is no graphic language or sexual content though many of the concepts are fairly mature. I believe a young adult and up would enjoy the book.
If you like regency era novels but get tired of the same old, "Susan sat with her Aunt Horatia in the drawing room, hoping for an invitation to Almack's," OR, "pulling Maryann behind the draperies, the Duke crushed her lips with his hungry mouth," then you need to read some Jane Aiken Hodge.

"All For Love" is a well-conceived story of identities exchanged. Juliet allows herself to be swept into an outrageous piece of political intrigue by her cousin Josephine, who happens to look exactly like her. As the book proceeds, sympathy for Juliet--and for the household into which she has been dumped--builds and builds. The characters are nicely developed, the scenery and sense of place are good, and there are some poignant surprises along the way. I've read two of Hodge's books so far and I plan to continue.
Jane Aiken Hodge is one of my all-time favorite writers. Now entitled All for Love It was once called "Savannah Purchase" and my old copy was in tatters. So it was wonderful to have it come out as a Kindle where I can make the print as big as I need it.
FOR THE KINDLE EDITION - It is 'Savannah Purchase' under a new name. I have been waiting a long time for them to put Savannah Purchase on Kindle. As soon as I realized they changed the name to 'All for Love' I lost no time in buying it.

'Savannah Purchase' is my favorite of Jane Aiken Hodge's books; I find the idea of assuming a false identity intriguing. Josephine talks her look-alike cousin Juliet into taking her place temporarily. Since she is destitute and it is just for a while, Juliet agrees. What makes the deception even more risky is that she is supposed to fool Josephine's husband. (Only possible because husband and wife have become estranged.) The suspense of following Juliet through the potential pitfalls of her masquerade, and her growing attraction to Hyde hold the reader's attention. But disaster looms when Hyde says he wants to make a new start to their marriage. Who does he love? Is it his wife, Josephine, or Juliet, the stand-in? It looks impossible, but the author works out the problems and gives us a happy ending.
This is a light and frothy tale of impersonation in nineteenth century Savannah. Josephine, unhappily maried to rich Mr. Purvis, plans to buy a clipper ship to rescue Napoleon Bonaparte from exile in St.Helena. She prevails upon her look-alike cousin to take her place while she is gone. There is suspense, love and eventual happiness. The book is well written.
It strains credulity a bit that cousins three years apart in age could appear identical but the author succeeds, and I hope I will be forgiven for letting on that the author makes both cousins sympathetic characters in the end.
Easy to read with wonderful illustrative words to describe the early 1800's in Savannah. Love the ending although it did not seem finished.
Jane Aiken Hodge does a great job meshing history and a great fiction story. This was a re-read from years ago.