A Jane Austenâobsessed heroine navigates life and love in Santini's sprightly third novel. Raised by a feminist mother who preached independence and a romantic father who called her Princess, Lizzie Parsons, as an adult, spends her days crunching out film reviews for a Manhattan newspaper and her nights worshipping Jane Austen with fellow "JANO" members who believe that recreating the decorum of Austen's novels is the only way to live. Lizzie also struggles between two alluring menâGabriel, a fellow JANO (Jane-o-holics) member, and Harry, her should-be-off-limits boss who reminds her of Austen's Fitzwilliam Darcy. In the midst of her Pride & Prejudice meets Sex and the City world, Lizzie is also beholden to her own mantra, "Don't Be the Girl," which has to do with flouting society's expectations of women. What a lot of rules and regulations to live by! Will Lizzie figure out whatâand whoâshe wants? Of course, but she'll have to learn that life is all about negotiationâbetween freedom and dependence, fantasy and reality. With Lizzie, Santini (A Swell Style of Murder) has created a neurotic, zany, plotting character full of kick and spunk. (Sept.)
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I am going to be completely honest when i say that it took me a long time to get through this book. It felt like I was watching a really bad episode of sex in the City. If you are into the flighty chick lit then this is a book for you.
I also found it incredibly annoying that the author decided it would be cute to use the phrase Veree whenever she wanted to say Very..
Yeah ..I did not really like it