Monday, August 11, 2014

Book Review: Sense and Sensibility: A Latter-Day Tale by Rebecca Jamison

Which is the key to love -- passion or sensibility? Sensible Elly and romantic Maren are sisters trying to hold their family together in the wake of their father's bankruptcy and death. As both unexpectedly encounter the madness and misadventures of love, they find out what true happiness means. This modern reimagination of the Jane Austen favorite will capture your heart all over again.


Misty's Review:

It's true. This book really will capture your heart. Well-written and well-thought out, Sense and Sensibility: A Latter-Day Tale is a sweet romance that explores different approaches to new love in the wake of heartbreak and disappointments. Jamison does a fantastic job adapting this classic into a modern style, always a risky business when so many people love the original. While much of the point of the story is dependent on Elly and Maren having perhaps exaggerated and potentially one-dimensional personality traits, Jamison's characters are crafted with depth and complexity. I loved the LDS spin on the story and did not find it overwhelming or detracting in any way. Readers of clean and sweet contemporary romance will adore this story. I highly recommend it, as well as Jamison's other novels, Persuasion and Emma.

Rebecca Jamison loves a good romance, especially anything by Jane Austen. Rebecca grew up in Vienna, Virginia. She attended Brigham Young University, earning a BA and MA in English. In between college and grad school, she served a mission to Portugal and the Cape Verde islands. Rebecca and her husband have six children. She enjoys running, making jewelry, reading, and watching chick flicks.You can learn more about Rebecca at rebeccahjamison.com.

1 comment:

Rebecca Jamison said...

Thank you for the review, Misty.