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The True Darcy Spirit

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 15, 2006

    I wanted to like this book!

    I really did want to like this book. I'm a huge Jane Austen fan, the biggest I know, so it's always fun to read the 'what if stories' of characters I love. I put this book down after seven chapters. Aston just doesn't give you what Austen does--those scenes that are full of subtle tension, passion, and intellect. In this book she has the main character, Cassandra, falling in love, but doesn't give you the conversation that made it happen. Austen would never have left that out. Aston's style is easy to read, her characters approach believability, but she misses the mark for true Austen whit and drama. Original dialogue supported by credible narrative is essential, but lacking in Aston's work. Still, it may be enjoyable as light vacation reading.

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