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- Print Length: 282 pages
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- Publication Date: December 22, 2013
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00D2Z3VRO
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #406,293 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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This book is well-written, with a perfect quantity of humor and romance. The author gave it a wonderfully modern feel; I particularly enjoyed the Twitter conversations. It isn't all fun, though. Much of the story is set on or revolves aroung Lizzy's refuge. Her whole life revolves around helping drug addicts, prostitutes and criminals. Sometimes she can really help them, but other times it's not enough.
Lizzy is a boiling mess of frustration during most of the book, leading to many rants. Which leads me to my one complaint about the book. There is so much ranting that after a while it starts, in my opinion, to feel preachy. Lizzy is a passionate liberal and is unafraid to voice her opinions. Good for her. At first, her impassioned speeches were a good way of getting to know her character better. However, after the umpteenth rant against organized religion, conservatives, pro-lifers, etc., it began to detract from my enjoyment of the novel. Overall, I really liked the story and the characters, but by the end I was wondering if the book was just a vehicle for the many, many rants.
I would recommend this book to those who enjoy getting into political arguments with fictional characters, as well as to those who like to see Jane Austen's characters turned on their heads in a variety of interesting and mostly entertaining ways.
I reviewed this book for the Indie Jane blog.
The main winner, though, is the great detail put into Lizzy's work at her homeless/support center. I was fascinated by what was described and clearly felt the heroine's passion and commitment for her work. These parts of the book were the most engrossing. You can tell the author is passionate about this area of social justice.
There were some dialogue moments that seemed stilted to me, as well as a few typos. Sometimes I felt the characters were a little over the top but, overall, this was an enjoyable and engrossing read. If you're a P&P purist, you might not be able to get through all the changes. However, I'd encourage you to give this a chance. I read it during a rainy day and it was a wonderful diversion.
Side note through out the book you'll see the author talk candidly about the homeless, you can see the honest desire to do something and their passion about the homeless.
I Have come to appreciate her some more towards the end of the book but felt that she was not right person to fundraise or to interact with donors, many times she came across as just few steps above her clients, not a good thing.
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