The Dashwood Sisters Tell All: A Modern Day Novel of Jane Austen [NOOK Book]

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Ellen and Mimi Dodge have never been close, but their mother's dying wish sends them on a walking tour of Hampshire, England, that follows in the footsteps of Jane Austen. Their mother also left them something else: a diary that belonged to Jane's sister Cassandra. These pages shed light on the secrets that nearly tore the Austen sisters apart and inspired one of the greatest love stories of all time. They also bring Jane to life in a way that no one has ever seen before: through the eyes of her sister. As the ...
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The Dashwood Sisters Tell All: A Modern Day Novel of Jane Austen

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Overview

Ellen and Mimi Dodge have never been close, but their mother's dying wish sends them on a walking tour of Hampshire, England, that follows in the footsteps of Jane Austen. Their mother also left them something else: a diary that belonged to Jane's sister Cassandra. These pages shed light on the secrets that nearly tore the Austen sisters apart and inspired one of the greatest love stories of all time. They also bring Jane to life in a way that no one has ever seen before: through the eyes of her sister. As the Dodge sisters embark on their walking tour, they too are drawn together in ways they never expected. They also discover that Cassandra's diary holds secrets, and someone doesn't want Ellen and Mimi to discover the truth. As they strumble on their way toward love, the women learn how Jane and Cassandra Austen inspired the original Marianne and Elinor Dashwood and come to realize that despite their very different personalities, they are a vital part of each other's happy endings.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780824949716
  • Publisher: Guideposts
  • Publication date: 3/25/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 280
  • Sales rank: 396,508
  • File size: 800 KB

Meet the Author

Beth Pattillo
RITA Award—winning author, Beth Pattillo combines her love of knitting and books in her engaging Sweetgum series. Pattillo served on staff with churches in Missouri and Tennessee before founding Faith Leader, a spiritual leadership development program. Pattillo is the married mother of two children and lives in Tennessee.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 12, 2013

    Might be good except....

    The type is so small I can't read it. I have to assume the other reviews are from a print version

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 3, 2011

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    a charming contemporary spin of Sense and Sensibility

    Only their mom's will would send sisters Ellen and Mimi Dodge on an English adventure together as the siblings have nothing in common except their disdain for one another. Their late mom Caroline was a devoted Janeite; for her daughters to inherit, they must spread her ashes in Hampshire. Thus the pair is in England with the mission to follow Jane's trail and to read her sister Cassandra's diary that discusses how they almost became estranged. Each has a different motive re the diary and its potential value if authentic.

    They begin the walking tour with disdain as Mimi's facial in London made them miss the bus. The Dodge sisters visit the Austen sites ending at Winchester Cathedral where Jane is buried. At each stop they leave some of their mom's ashes. As others on the tour seem to know what they are doing including Jane, descendent Ethan and Ellen's college crush, Daniel, the duet also begins to uncover secrets contained in Cassandra's diary that someone, probably on the tour, wants it to remain buried.

    The third modern take of an Austen classic (see Jane Austen Ruined My Life and Mr. Darcy Broke My Heart) is a charming contemporary spin of Sense and Sensibility as Ellen and Mimi Dodge are obviously Elinor and Marianne Dashwood. The story line is character driven with the diary insisting that the classic tale is based on the real road trip of the Austen sisters. Fans will enjoy the latest tribute to Jane as the Dodge sister's foibles match those of the Dashwood Sisters who may match those of the Austen sisters.

    Harriet Klausner

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  • Posted July 4, 2011

    Sisterly Secrets

    An enchanting tale that takes you on an exciting journey. A journey that not only uncovers a prized diary but also helps two women rediscover their sisterly bond.

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  • Posted June 16, 2011

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    LOOKING FOR MYSTERY AND ROMANCE? READ THIS BOOK!

    This book deserves 10 stars but there is only room for 5! You don't have to have a sister to enjoy this book. You just have to believe that it is possible to find true love. And isn't that the real lesson Jane Austen teaches us? I have loved all of the books Beth Pattillo wrote about modern day Jane Austen women but this is my favorite! I love the red dress cover art on all of the books. I read the story slowly to inhale each word. The storytelling was so vivid I could imagine myself standing just behind the sisters. This is a great Summer (or any season for that matter) read. I hope Ms. Pattillo is busy at work on the next book in the series. I can't wait to read it!

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