- Paperback: 324 pages
- Publisher: Harvest House Publishers (June 1, 2004)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0736908773
- ISBN-13: 978-0736908771
- Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.5 x 0.9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 7.2 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #941,933 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Reason and Romance (The Austen Series, Book 2) Paperback – June 1, 2004
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Jane Austen's Sense and Sensibility is such a masterpiece and a wonderful story. It is great to see an author likeDebra White Smith, who admires Ms. Austen take her masterpiece and try something very original and unique with it. Where some sequel writers are including sex scenes and portraying the characters very differently then Jane Austen intended, it is nice to see an author write a modern adaption of S&S without profanity and wild behavior. Instead, she focused on the very central themes of love that Jane Austen did she just portrayed them in a contemporary style. For example some events in the plot of S&S would not have the same result or affect if they happened today. Like breaking engagements in Jane Austen's time would be a huge social blunder, but in our time period it would not. Furthermore, if you were disinherited in Jane Austen's time there is little you could except marry someone for their money, in our time period you would have to get a job.
The scenario: Elaina (Elinor) and Anna's (Marianne) father passed away, and their mother needs to move out of their family home because of their prenuptual agreement. Elaina's half brother Jake (John Dashwood) and his wife Faye (Fanny) obtain the estate and the bulk of his father's worth. Elaina is an English professor at a Christian University where one of her students is her sister-in-laws brother!Read more ›
I initially liked the author's idea for these books but there is no way I'm going to dish out cash for the other four books. It's too painful. I could have handled it if was just plain fluffy entertainment but I can't get past the bad writing/editing.
I enjoyed White Smith's Seven Sisters series much more.
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Enjoy reading Debra White Smith books. They are an fun and easy read. Will recommend it to others for their enjoyment.Published on August 22, 2013 by jenny bright
Infatuation is proven to be a feeling that leads to trouble, hurt & disappointment. This book was realistic in many ways and it was enjoyable to read, even though I was shaking my... Read morePublished on March 25, 2011 by Sue
I enjoyed this sotry maybe even more than the first. I love the christian undertones. Another good clean read for Austen fans.Published on July 21, 2008 by amabbott927
The story itself is very enjoyable. I started this series out with Central Park, which sticks to the heart of the Jane Austen story a bit more closely than Reason and Romance... Read morePublished on February 28, 2006 by Debbie