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text 2019-02-18 11:46
Reading progress update: I've read 751 out of 1220 pages.
The Complete Novels of Jane Austen - Jane Austen

The much heralded, much delayed, Frank Churchill finally appears!

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text 2019-02-17 08:48
Reading progress update: I've read 743 out of 1220 pages.
The Complete Novels of Jane Austen - Jane Austen

And now the old plot threads are picked up again!

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text 2019-02-16 11:40
Reading progress update: I've read 737 out of 1220 pages.
The Complete Novels of Jane Austen - Jane Austen

The plot seems to have stalled and, upon re-starting, gone off in an entirely different direction.

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text 2019-02-14 04:40
Reading progress update: I've read 729 out of 1220 pages.
The Complete Novels of Jane Austen - Jane Austen

Mr. "Gary Stu" Knightly?

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review 2019-02-14 03:18
THE JANE AUSTEN MARRIAGE MANUAL by Kim Izzo
The Jane Austen Marriage Manual - Kim Izzo
Using Jane Austen's books as a guide to making a good marriage, Kate freelances an article on whether it would work in the present day.  Playing the role of Lady Katherine Billingham Shaw, Kate is swept up into the glamorous lifestyle of the rich.  As she researches her article and decides to look for a billionaire to marry, Kate has to choose which path she will walk--money or love.
 
I enjoyed this book but I had some trouble liking the characters.  My favorite character was Fawn, Kate's "mentor.  Kate made me crazy--sometimes I liked her, sometimes I didn't.  Marianne and Brandon angered me as they criticized her but were the ones who put her into the Lady Kate role and encouraged her to do the research.  As I looked at the other characters and situations in the book, I have to wonder that such cynicism exists.  I feel bad for those who choose this as a way of life.  There was the occasional one-liner that made me laugh but mostly I was shaking my head at the sadness of the lives of those who feel they need to make a marriage because of money.  I am glad Kate finally got it right.  I liked that we found out what happened to Scott, her former fiancé.  What a sad ending for him.
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