Monday, November 18, 2013

Sense and Sensibility - TLC Book Tour

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From Joanna Trollope, one of the most insightful chroniclers of family life writing fiction today, comes a contemporary retelling of Sense and Sensibility, Jane Austen’s classic novel of love, money, and two very different sisters.

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....



Photo credit Barker Evans

About Joanna Trollope

Joanna Trollope is the #1 bestselling author of eighteen novels, including The Soldier’s Wife, Daughters-in-Law, Friday Nights, The Other Family, Marrying the Mistress, and The Rector’s Wife. Her works have been translated into more than twenty-five languages and several have been adapted for television. She was appointed to the Order of the British Empire in 1996 for her services to literature, and served as the Chair of Judges for the Orange Prize for Fiction 2012. She lives in London and Gloucestershire.

Find out more about Joanna on her website.

My thoughts:

Austen Inspired Novels are one of my very favorite things to read.  Why?  Mainly because I'm such a huge Jane Austen fan and in a sense I feel that I can continue to enjoy her work and her characters through these writings.

What can I say about this Sense and Sensibility????

I loved it.  I love the fact that Trollope didn't really deviate from the theme and instead allowed me to once again enjoy this story but with a little twist with the use of modern settings and some technology thrown in.

For me, it worked, because it allowed me to continue enjoying these characters but see them in a new light.  If we think about it, as humans we don't really change the way we act and react to certain situations, no matter the setting or the time period.  I think deep down there are characteristics that will always be a part of our essence no matter in which year we live.

I find it fascinating watching these characters that I've grown to love in Austen's work, wind their way through modern society.


Thank you to TLC Book Tours for providing me with a review copy. 

1 comment:

heathertlc said...

Modernizing a classic is always dangerous so I'm very happy to see how well this one turned out!

Thanks for being on the tour. I'm featuring your review on TLC's Facebook page today.