Two sisters could hardly be more different . . .
Elinor Dashwood, an architecture student, values patience and reliability. Her impulsive sister, Marianne, takes after their mother, Belle, and is fiery and creative, filling the house with her dramas and guitar playing while dreaming of going to art school.
But when their father, Henry Dashwood, dies suddenly, his whole family finds itself forced out of Norland Park, their beloved home for twenty years. Without the comfort of status, they discover that their values are severely put to the test.
Can Elinor remain stoic and restrained knowing that the man she really likes has already been ensnared by another girl? Will Marianne's faith in a one-and-only lifetime love be shaken by meeting the hottest boy in the county, John Willoughby? And in a world where social media and its opinions are the controlling forces at play, can love ever triumph over conventions and disapproval?
With her wit and eye for social nuance, Joanna Trollope casts Jane Austen's Sense & Sensibility in a fresh new light to retell a wonderful coming-of-age story about young love and heartbreak, and how, when it comes to money especially, some things never change. . . .
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by Stephanie Barron
by Alexander McCall Smith
by Val McDermid
by Joanna Trollope
by Curtis Sittenfeld
"Kate ReadingÕs clever narration of Joanna TrollopeÕs most recent novel is one of its greatest pleasures. A successful novelist of modern manners, Trollope has transferred Jane AustenÕs novel of the same title to the modern age. Whether you find it delightful or tiresome will depend on how believable you find the transfer, but no matter what, ReadingÕs take on the book is a delight. She amusingly voices everyone from self-involved teenaged girl to blustering old gentleman and drawling Eton graduate, and in between narrates the text in her signature clear, full voice. Light listening done beautifully. A.C.S. © AudioFile 2014, Portland, Maine"
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