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Less of an obsession, more of a keen interest
on 17 December 2013
In all honesty I found this book a little bit of a chore. In all Pride and Prejudice variations we expect the happy ending but for me, this one lacked the passion and feeling of many of the other books by this author. I suspect that some of this may be linked to this tale being more in keeping with the times and therefore the obstacles faced by the characters more realistic. The relationships between them all were difficult and fraught with difficulties and objections.
Generally this tale is more in keeping with the times and does not have the sex scenes that can feature heavily in other variations. Mr Darcy finds himself being slapped around the face for attempting to steal a kiss!
I struggled to like so many of the characters in this book which perhaps says something about how well this book is written. However Aunt Augusta is fantastic and I wish we had seen more of her.
All in all a pleasant read but lacking in excitement and adventure!