Title: 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
Sexy Rating: 3
Description from amazon.com:
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.