Personal Thoughts About Novel:
This novel was my introduction to the legendary Jane Austen and I can honestly say that, as a storyteller, this marvellous author blew me away.
The book has a simple premise and follows the rekindling of a long-lost love from youth in a more mature time in the life of the main characters.
The narration details all the social rules that framed relationships between men and women and how these rules moulded beliefs and behaviour in peoples’ interactions. This is typical Jane Austen and it’s a pleasure to dive deep into her world through her words.
I enjoyed every line I read. As the story flowed, I got more and more immersed in Anne’s world. The painted pictures of life in that era, the way relationships took place and evolved, the holding back of emotions to honour propriety are exquisitely exposed in a fun, fluid way.
The story builds up towards a long-awaited and extremely powerful climax. After knowing very little about the hero as a man, all throughout the story, the reader is finally rewarded with a brief but mighty revealing of his feelings conveyed in the most amazing love letter.
Why You Should Read It:
This book is worth reading for the pure pleasure of a good story.
It is a beautifully told tale if you love category romance.
The love story within will shake your heart and you will find yourself hyperventilating, laughing-out-loud and simply so immersed in it that you’ll even start talking like a ‘lady’.
This novel is a must-read.