Since I have never read Jane Austen, I have no preconceived notions about a story that references this book. However, the premise is intriguing. Inspired by teacups, the book is written rather cleverly. I won't give it away, but will say that it is an integral part of the story.
Two friends travel to England to do a tour of Jane Austen, and return home to Texas where one of them, Maddie decides she wants to open an English Tea Room. But first she has to get past the cranky Englishman who they cross paths with on the way home and Maddie's grandmother.
The snarky attitude of Maddie's friend during the airport scene was hilarious, and truthfully, the Englishman got what he deserved. Read it...you'll love it.
Although the character of Maddie seems somewhat oblivious of her non-ability to be a "matchmaker", her sincerity is definitely there. She means well, but seriously can't help herself. I almost wanted to reach into the book and shake her. But since I couldn't, I just had to read on and you will too.