- File Size: 334 KB
- Print Length: 263 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Illuminated Myth Publishing (October 28, 2019)
- Publication Date: October 28, 2019
- Sold by: Amazon.com Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B07XC8PZCV
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,350,054 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Woodhouse Hall: A Modern Retelling of Jane Austen’s Emma (21st Century Austen Book 3) Kindle Edition
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Not the most thrilling plot I have read as the question of demolishing/rebuilding the Woodhouse dorm is considered but I really liked the interpersonal relationships. It is perhaps written with young adults as the target group but it was not naive in its expression.
Amelia is experiencing the college life to its fullest. Living on campus, having a roommate, trying to find love for others instead of herself. You know, the usual stuff. She is one of the likeable characters in Woodhouse and her intentions are good, though not needed. I am not willing to divulge much more, as I may spoil things, but I can tell you that you are in for a treat!
Being an “Emma” retelling, you know more or less what to expect, but the author surprises us with elements that make the story richer and more entertaining. Not always things are what they seam and not always the good intentions have a good outcome. These are just some of the lessons we see in Sara Marks’ story.
I liked as well how we follow not only the romance around campus, but as well some more serious aspects, like sexual assault or trying to save a house full of students. The combination of these elements and the friendships and misunderstandings and everything else is well executed.
The quick ending is what set me back a little, I would have liked to see a more developed conclusion. But I cannot give less than 4 stars. It’s a “feel-good” book, with a positive vibe. It was relaxing to read it and I enjoyed it quite a lot. Give it a try and come back with your thoughts 😊 Happy Reading!
Woodhouse Hall by Sara Marks, a modern take on Jane Austen's Emma, is a new adult, chick-lit/women's fiction novel told entirely from the first-person viewpoint of Amelia, our modern-day Emma. Although not technically a romance, it does include a subtle, friends to lovers subplot.
Amelia, a college junior with a last-minute housing emergency, ends up living in the Woodhouse Hall dorms thanks to her best friend, Adam, the RA. A well-intentioned, meddling matchmaker, she determines to set up her roommate, Jenna, with Eric the SGA president. Due to Amelia's oblivious nature, chaos ensues and her efforts end in disaster. Meanwhile, the college students are in a battle with campus administration over plans for next school year to demolish or renovate Woodhouse Hall, the most affordable dorm on campus.
Can Amelia fix her mistakes, save her friendships, and find her own HEA? Can she win the war for Woodhouse Hall by finding a way to keep housing costs from rising? Give it a read to find out.
Woodhouse Hall is a lighthearted, fun college story. Overall, an enjoyable read.
*** I voluntarily read and reviewed an ARC. ***
Throughout the book you'll meet all the various characters that live in the dorm, and how fortuitous factors can get people together and force them to know each other.
This is an amazing story, based on Jane Austen's Emma. It's engaging and with surprises, couldn't put it down until the end.