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The main characters are interesting and the scene well-developed.
And though it's true, this book lacks some of the subtlety of a full Austen novel, the characters, plots, and settings are very true to the original author.
So, when not compared to Jane Austen herself, Lady Vernon and Her Daughter is a wonderful diversion.
In Austen's novella, Lady Susan was a grifter of the nastiest sort, a beacon of self-interest, narcissism and greed...and thoroughly likable. Read morePublished on February 25, 2013 by NyiNya
This book was inspired by a short story written by Austen that was never completed into a full fledged novel. The authors took the premise and loosely based this story on that. Read morePublished on January 27, 2013 by Casey
Being a fan of Jane Austen, anything that remotely smacks of her wit is on my list of "must reads". I found this novel to be true to Austen's wit and tone although it started... Read morePublished on December 16, 2010 by The Three Woods
Having loved the original letter format of Jane Austen's Lady Susan, I was a little skeptical about the updated version in novel form, but I was pleasantly surprised! Read morePublished on November 19, 2010 by S. Mongeon
I am usually very skeptical of any book that tries to copy or mimic an original author especially one as amazing as Jane Austen. Read morePublished on May 20, 2010 by TrishNYC
Lots of reviewers seem to like this work. I tried hard, but after three chapters, I still couldn't figure out who the main character was and frankly... Read morePublished on April 2, 2010 by Jay
I've enjoyed books by many Jane Austen completers. However, as the owner of a Kindle, I refuse to pay the disproportionate price that the publisher is forcing on readers for this... Read morePublished on March 23, 2010 by Sybil Cumay
"Jane Austen fans can celebrate. Authors Rubino and Rubino-Bradway take the plot of Austen's novella Lady Susan and have expanded it into a full feature novel. Read morePublished on January 20, 2010 by BookManBookWoman TV REVIEWS
It took me a few chapters of preliminaries to get into this book, but once it caught my attention I had a hard time putting it down. Read morePublished on January 3, 2010 by RebDewinter