I wasn’t sure what to expect when I started this book. My habit has been to read as little as possible about a book before I contemplate reading it. I take things on recommendation from friends or if they are in a genre that interests me then I will usually give them a try.
I have only read a few chapters but already I am hooked- and thoroughly enjoying the conversational banter and the author’s portrayal of Mrs. Collins. A more thorough review will be forthcoming.
Review: If you are like me and you enjoy reading the variety of sequels and spin-offs from Jane Austen’s original characters, then you will likely enjoy this book and even find yourself rooting for Charlotte Collins. I found that it was more plausible to me, after reading this book, how Lizzie would enjoy a friendship with Charlotte Collins. The author did a great job capturing her character in a way that honors Jane Austen’s original portrayal of her.
This book, however, is not outstanding either in writing or creativity of plot- so I would probably have passed it by if not for my continued interest in reading works related to Pride and Prejudice.