“Smart chick lit that’s an absolute pleasure to read.” —BookPage
“Filled with whimsy and romantic literary fun... Pattillo’s novel is a rewarding read.”
—Booklist “Fun for Anglophiles and Austenites alike.” —Library Journal
“Fun for Anglophiles and Austenites alike.”
I have read a few Austenesque books in my day.
Pattillo's "Jane Austen" voice sounds much like a high school English project titled: "Write a paragraph in the style of your favourite author."
Due to this lack of back story the ending came as a total surprise to me and I'm not sure how satisfied I am with it.
This was a very pleasant and fun book to read.
As a Jane Austen fan myself, I enjoyed the history about the author and her novel, Pride and Prejudice, quite a bit. Read more
This book is extremely well written with good character development. It's romance, but grown-up romance. I recommend this as a good read.Published 3 months ago by ruth cherry
Not nearly as good as "Jane Austen ruined my life," it was still worth reading. I was not impressed with the ending but I suppose it could not have happened any other way.Published 6 months ago by Wendy
A great modern twist. Loved the twist on first impressions. Another great book by Patillo, can't wait to read her new work.Published 9 months ago by chris and m.e.
It was absolutely delightful and captivating. I loved how Beth kept the mystery elements going, making the ending be Not as I wished but with enough make me think there could be a... Read morePublished 11 months ago by Cindy Johnson
I have purchased all of Beth Pattillo's Jane Austin inspired series and love all of them. Hope she writes more.Published 12 months ago by lmpierce
I thoroughly enjoyed the storyline throughout the novel. Wonderful concept of the Formidables and the beautiful old Harriet. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Vee
I love her books. You can tell she has a real affection for Jane Austen and I immediately ordered the other two books after reading this one.Published 15 months ago by DM