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...
a Rafflecopter giveaway

27 comments:

Danielle jones said...

I like to prop up in bed to read. However when the Christmas tree is up I like to sit in my recliner and read close to the Christmas tree.

Anita Yancey said...

I like to read in my living room in a big chair by the window, with a throw and a cup of hot tea. Thanks for having the giveaway.

Maria Gagliano said...

I love reading in my car

Michelle J. said...

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Anonymous said...

I love reading while curled up in bed, with blankets and pillows all around me!

Kathy Anderson said...

My bed is my favorite place to read

Jennifer Morris said...

In my bed with a bunch of pillows behind my back!

Nancy said...

My reading spot is on our couch with a blanket beside the blazing fireplace.

Nancy
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Sara M. said...

I love to read in my comfy blue lounger chair with a blanket and cup of coffee or tea.

jlfrasier said...

I have a great, extra wide recliner!

Stephanie Hernandez said...
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Stephanie Hernandez said...

I like to read in my bed in the evening time.

Yolanda Scott said...

I like to read in bed before going to sleep. I would love some kind of cozy spot though.

Sandra Meaders said...

On the couch

Diana said...

I love to read in bed at night
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Jenalen said...

I love to read in my living room lazy boy when the afternoon winter sun is coming in! It usually puts me to sleep though! ;)

kmcgrew213 said...

i like to read at my student job when there's nothing to do!

Kallee said...

I love my cozy bed.

phxbne said...

in my bed.....

Birdhouse Books said...

I love to curl up in bed to read!

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Leela said...

I love reading on the couch.

1stopmom said...

I love to curl up on my bed with with my favorite blanket!

BlessieNelson said...

I love to curl up on the sofa with my sockies :)

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kathy dalton said...

i love to take a good book to the beach

Debby said...

My favorite reading spot is either my wing back chair or reading in bed.

Deborah

Juliana Rezaiezadeh said...

Reading while curled up in bed is my favorite.