Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Sense and Sensibility by Joanna Trollope....Review and Giveaway!

 Are you looking for a good book to dive into over the holiday weekend?  I have a worthy read to tell you about today that will especially appeal to Jane Austen devotee's....Sense and Sensibility by Joanna Trollope.  Here is the scoop...

 About the Book

Two sisters could hardly be more different . . .
Elinor Dashwood, an architecture student, values patience and reliability. Her impulsive sister, Marianne, takes after their mother, Belle, and is fiery and creative, filling the house with her dramas and guitar playing while dreaming of going to art school.
But when their father, Henry Dashwood, dies suddenly, his whole family finds itself forced out of Norland Park, their beloved home for twenty years. Without the comfort of status, they discover that their values are severely put to the test.
Can Elinor remain stoic and restrained knowing that the man she really likes has already been ensnared by another girl? Will Marianne's faith in a one-and-only lifetime love be shaken by meeting the hottest boy in the county, John Willoughby? And in a world where social media and its opinions are the controlling forces at play, can love ever triumph over conventions and disapproval?
With her wit and eye for social nuance, Joanna Trollope casts Jane Austen's Sense & Sensibility in a fresh new light to retell a wonderful coming-of-age story about young love and heartbreak, and how, when it comes to money especially, some things never change. . . .

I have to be honest...I get a little nervous when I think about books that "retell" a great read.  Often times (in my opinion) the retells leave me yearning for the older version. I am happy to report this is NOT the case with this book!  Trollope somehow manages to stay true enough to the original story all while bringing the characters to life in modern day.  It was fascinating  to read what a modern day author would do to bring these treasured characters to current times.  The book was easy to read without being "fluff" and I really enjoyed seeing the story unfold as  it would today.  This is a must read for Austen fans (I promise you won't be disappointed!) as well any one looking for a well written read to curl up with!

Buy it HERE.

I am so happy to tell you that the publisher, Harper Collins, is giving one lucky RBM reader a copy of Sense and Sensibility by Joanna Trollope!  Thanks to the sponsor and here is how to enter...
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Black Friday & Cyber Monday Beauty Deals!!!

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Karin Herzog (Review & Giveaway coming soon!!)

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