Friday, August 10, 2012

Dear Jane Austen: A Heroine's Guide to Life and Love by Patrice Hannon REVIEW

Dear Jane Austen: A Heroine's Guide to Life and Love

Women have looked to Jane Austen’s heroines as models of appropriate behavior for nearly two centuries. Who better to understand the heart of a heroine than Austen? In this delightful epistolary “what if,” Austen serves as a “Dear Abby” of sorts, using examples from her novels and her life to counsel modern-day heroines in trouble, she also shares with readers a compelling drama playing out in her own drawing room. Witty and wise—and perfectly capturing the tone of the author of Persuasion and Pride and Prejudice—Dear Jane Austen is as satisfying as sitting down to tea with the novelist herself.

Advice delivered with sense and sensibility just in time for the major motion picture Becoming Jane

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The Parchment Societies review:

My group read this the same month of Pride and Prejudice. We thought it ironic that we flew through Pride and Prejudice no problem with as big of book that it is. On the other hand this book is thin, but yet we had the hardest problem getting through it; the group found it to be dry and boring. The authors efforts to try to bring an author from that time to the current and speak to girls about men and boys of this da in age was a good idea but it didn't work for us.

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