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Subject: Jane and the... (series) UPDATED
Date Posted: 3/22/2008 7:47 PM ET
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Anyone else reading this series?  What are you thoughts?

 



Last Edited on: 3/30/08 2:56 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 3/30/2008 2:57 PM ET
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OK, no takers on that.  Anyone read any mystery based novels modeled after Jane Austen's characters?

I'm finishing up those by Carrie Bebris and Stephanie Barron.  Anyone read those or any others?  Recommendations?

 

Date Posted: 4/1/2008 7:11 PM ET
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Alrighty... one last try here.

Anyone read the Debra White Smith novels based on Jane Austen's novels.  "First Impressions", "Reason and Romance" ???

Date Posted: 4/2/2008 9:28 AM ET
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I haven't read any of those, although I am interested in trying out the mystery series. I have read the Fitzwilliam Darcy: Gentleman trilogy, a retelling of P&P from Darcy's point of view. I thought it was a great trilogy. Highly recommend it if you are interested in that sort of thing (not a mystery or sequel). Do you recommend those books you read? I am curious how they are. I don't usually read mysteries, but being a big JA fan I'm interested in finding out more.
Date Posted: 4/3/2008 4:32 PM ET
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I really enjoyed the Stephanie Barron ones, but some may complain that they are too historically entrenched and even too confusing, but I LOVE books that make you work out the problem.

I'm actually not a big fan of mysteries and only started the Barron series because she was writing from Jane's point of view.  I'm a die hard Janeite.

I have the Gentleman trilogy on my shelf.  Going to read it after the Debra White Smith ones are all done. 

Date Posted: 4/4/2008 7:50 PM ET
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I was considering getting the first of the Barron books, and I was very interested in Reason and Romance since I loved Sense and Sensibility so much. Did you enjoy it?



Last Edited on: 4/4/08 7:50 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 4/10/2008 11:50 AM ET
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Debra White Smith... how do I put this.

I could only force myself through 2 of her books.  They are just so ... so ... not real life. 

I'm sure others will enjoy them, but modern day people getting married after kissing a couple times and hanging out with the fiance's parents for a couple dinners just doesn't work.  LOL

Date Posted: 4/22/2008 2:40 PM ET
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I liked the Stephanie Barron books because of the history but I don't want Jane to get any older or sicker ;)  I forget where I stopped.  I've wondered about some of the other Austen-based fiction.

I enjoyed them a lot as audio books too, BTW.  (Some books work better than others for that.)