Sunday, November 29, 2009

Lady Vernon and Her Daughter by Jane Rubino and Caitlen Rubino-Bradway

I am honestly surprised how much I enjoyed this book. I usually stay off the spin-offs/continuations of classic books, but I think one of the things that made this book good was that it wasn't a spin-off/continuation of a major word. Lady Vernon and Her Daughter expands the story of Jane Austen's Lady Susan.

In Lady Susan we see her as a selfish, conniving widow. In Lady Vernon and Her Daughter we see that might not be the case. It goes to show how gossip and biasness plays into people's opinions of others.

The writing is incredibility crisp and the dialogue witty and refreshing. I just loved everything that came out of Sir James' mouth.

Highly recommended for Janeites!


Maria Grazia said...

I'm not a fan of sequels but since I loved reading Lady susan last summer, I'm curious to know more about her... Thanks for this review!