"Grange does a wonderful job of staying true to Austen's original work and adding in enough details to flesh out Wentworth's life off the page. I especially enjoyed her description of Wentworth's and Anne's original courtship."
"I'm not sure if this is more of a comment about me or this book, but 2/3's of the way into it I realized I had already read the book, and remembered hardly any of it. Hmm. That said, it's an enjoyable book for a Jane Austen fan. It's well researched, but not annoyingly so. Too bad the authoress wasn't asked to consult on some of the more recent Austen adaptations."
"This was a strange book -- enjoyable, but unlike any other book I've read. It was a non-fiction book written like a fiction book, and its two topics -- the serial killer H. H. Holmes and the planning and execution of the 1893 Chicago World's Fair were connected only tangentially. The writing style took a little getting used to as well. But the information about the World's Fair was very interesting and worth knowing."
"A coming of age novel, whose narrator is a 12 year old girl who is raising herself. Apparently her depiction of horses is pretty inaccurate (I can't speak to that personally) but I enjoyed the book, in spite of the hopelessness that ran through it."
"This was pretty bad. The character is definitely a proto-Stephanie, with destroyed cars, destructive dogs and pushy old ladies. The plot, however, was MIA. I get that it's a throwaway little romance, but couldn't something, you know, happen? It's like wham! the two main characters are in love after 15 minutes and determined to marry -- oops! maybe not because he is correcting papers (unforgivable in a first grade teacher) but oops! maybe it's back on again. Really silly."