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Bespelling Jane: Almost Persuaded / Northanger Castle / Blood and Prejudice / Little to Hex Her
Bespelling Jane Almost Persuaded / Northanger Castle / Blood and Prejudice / Little to Hex Her
Author: Susan Krinard, Colleen Gleason, Mary Balogh, Janet Mullany
What if Austen had believed in reincarnation and vampires? Join four bestselling romance authors as they channel the wit and wisdom of Jane Austen. — *** ALMOST PERSUADED by Mary Balogh — In this Regency tale of Robert and Jane, New York Times bestselling author Mary Balogh brings together former lovers who have seen beyond the veil of forgetfulne...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780373775019
ISBN-10: 0373775016
Publication Date: 10/1/2010
Pages: 384
Edition: Original
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3 stars, based on 32 ratings
Publisher: HQN Books
Book Type: Paperback
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I gave this book a 3 1/2, but only because I liked the last two stories. The funny thing is that I love the first two authors (Mary Balogh and Colleen Gleason), but I didn't care for their stories. I love Gleason's Gardella series, but I really didn't find much to like in her female lead. She was so silly, melodramatic, and immature that it was really hard for me to see the male lead developing any kind of interest in her, except as a scatter-brained pest. I did enjoy the last two stories by Krinard and Mullany, who I had never read before. For Krinard's story, it helped that I like Pride and Prejudice and the whole Darcy/Lizzy tension and storyline. The plot carried over well for this kind of redoing of the original story. Darcy being a vampire provided a good basis for the whole mystery surrounding him and his background; it also supported how quiet and serious and suspicious his character was. Mullany's story was a cute version of Emma reworked to include the supernatural. She was able to create likeable characters even in the short space of an anthology. Her story was good enough that I want to look up and read more of her books.

To be honest, although the anthology provided somewhat fun reading and was good enough to pass the afternoon, the stories really mean more if you are familiar with the original Jane Austen stories and can picture more of the backgrounds and plots of the stories. If you are not a fan of the original stories, you probably won't get much out of these.
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reviewed Bespelling Jane: Almost Persuaded / Northanger Castle / Blood and Prejudice / Little to Hex Her on + 670 more book reviews
I admit I got this book for the Colleen Gleason story. I was disappointed overall. Northanger Castle starts slowly and gets a little better as it goes on. This isn't something I would read again.
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Now I know why I don't like anthologies -- at least this one. I love Mary Balogh, I like the other authors. I just had a hard time pushing myself to finish each story. I gave it (the book) my best try. Boring and who cares what happens to the protagonists in all four selections.

So why do I keep getting anthologies? I'm an optimistic romantic, that's why.
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4 stars based on Mary Balogh's story, Almost Persuaded, since that was the only one of the four that I read. Wonderful short about two lovers' repeated reincarnations and how they work towards being together in each lifetime. It was very romantic; very well done and I loved it!


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