Book Review of Jane Austen in Boca

Jane Austen in Boca
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Helpful Score: 4


There have been many Jane Austen sequels and knock-offs, and many are pretty dubious, but I found this book surprisingly charming. The setting is a Florida retirement condo complex, and the main characters are a group of widowed women searching for companionship and love.

The author does a wonderful job of revisiting many of Austen's themes and situations in a setting that at first glance couldn't be more different than 19th-century England. But the social situations, the rules and strictures of the society of retirees, and the misunderstandings between the sexes all carry over beautifully. Very enjoyable!