Both this book and the previous one could very well have been written by someone who hasn't got past ninth grade--the language is sophomorish, the vocabulary stilted, and Austen is probably turning over in her grave.
There is simply no virtue in writing novels like these that purport to be sequels to Austen's stupendous work, and to ride on the coattails of her fame. Perhaps the authors' next book should be titled CEASE AND DESIST.
It all seems like vanity in any case--who or what is Revive publishing, certainly not a publishing house I have heard of, and the copy I borrowed from the library (Hah, unlike the other reader who bemoaned this shabby work, I get to return mine easily) is not too elegantly put together. Sounds like a VANITY press to me--perhaps even the authors' own press?
What, did not reputable publisher, independent or otherwise, want to publish these novels? Sure is a surprise.