Advance Review- Sense & Sensibility by Joanna Trollope

Title:  Sense & Sensibility

Sense & Sensibility

Genre:  Contemporary Romance

Author: Joanna Trollope

Publisher: Harper, Oct 29 2013 (available for pre-order)

Source: Free for review from the Amazon Vine Program

Rating: 4

Sexy Rating: 3

Description from

John Dashwood promised his dying father that he would take care of his half sisters. But his wife, Fanny, has no desire to share their newly inherited estate. When she descends upon Norland Park, the three Dashwood girls—Elinor, Marianne, and Margaret—are faced with the realities of a cold world and the cruelties of life without their father, their home, or their money.

With her sparkling wit, Joanna Trollope casts a clever, satirical eye on the tales of Elinor and Marianne Dashwood.

Reimagining Sense and Sensibility in a fresh, modern new light, she spins the novel’s romance, bonnets, and betrothals into a wonderfully witty coming-of-age story about the stuff that really makes the world go around. For when it comes to money, some things never change….


This is truly the same story that Jane Austen wrote in the early 1800’s.  The only difference is that we have fast-forwarded to the 21st century.  But as much as all things change going from horse drawn carriages to sports cars and iPhones, all things emotional really stay the same.  Joanna Trollope has brought the delight of Austen into our modern day and shown that true love still conquers all.  Anyone who has read the original or seen the movies will recognize the attention to plot detail.  Characters are well developed in the same personality pattern of Austen’s characters.  Austen aficionados should enjoy this translation from Regency to the Electronic age.


Filed under Book review, Books, Contemporary Romance, Historical Romance

2 responses to “Advance Review- Sense & Sensibility by Joanna Trollope

  1. Edyta

    I hate to say it but what is the point of the book then? I don’t get why just rewrite the same classic story and only changing the timeline. I got both the books you reviewed a while a go that were about Charlotte and Caroline. I have to read them soon. Those books I totally get. These are adding to the story, this one’s purpose is lost on me. I guess I am too much of a Janite :).


    • I understand your point and thinking it through, I totally agree. Nothing is added to the story except cell phones and gas powered conveyance. There was nothing to dislike either. And you are right again in that Jennifer Becton’s CHARLOTTE COLLINS and her CAROLINE BINGLEY do add to the Austen story and are much more enjoyable because of it.


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