Spoiler-Free Review: Sence and Sensibility

“If a book is well written, I always find it too short.”

Author: Jane Austen

On April 13, Marianne and Elinor Dashwood were asked to remove themselves from their place of residence; that request came from their brother. With nowhere else to go, they appeared at the cottage house of their cousin, John Middleton.

Can two single women share a cottage without driving each other crazy?

Sense and Sensibility is about the love lives of two very different sisters.

Elinor always tries to be practical. Elinor finds herself drawn to Edward Ferrars, who just so happens to be the brother of Elinor’s sister-in-law. It soon becomes clear that if Edward marries a poor girl, mom will cut him out of the will. Without a dowry, Elinor is trying to be realistic about the chance she will get to marry Edward. A chance that is thoroughly dashed when Elinor meets Lucy, Edward’s secret fiancee.

Marianne is the romantic who quickly falls in love with the most eligible young man in town, John Willoughby. Meanwhile, the meddlesome Mrs. Jennings keeps trying to set her up with Colonel Brandon. Marianne is appalled at the idea since Brandon is so old, he’s nearly 35! Will Marianne follow her heart and marry Willoughby, or will she do the sensible thing of settling for Brandon?

This is my favorite Jane Austen novel. This is the ultimate chick lit! If you like smart and whitty romcoms, this book is for you!

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