This review was written 25/5/09
Six people, five women and a man meet once a month in California’s Central Valley to discuss Jane Austen’s novels. They are ordinary people, neither happy nor unhappy, but each of them is wounded in different ways, they are all mixed up about their lives and relationships. Over the six months they meet, marriages are tested, affairs begin, unsuitable arrangements become suitable under the guiding eye of Jane Austen a couple of them even fall in love.
Don’t really have much to say about this book. It wasn’t bad but it wasn’t great either, just pretty much middle of the road. Maybe I would have got more out of it if I was an Austen reader but I’m not! I didn’t feel a particular attachment to any of the characters, I quite liked Greig and I found Prudie a bit cold but I didn’t really care that much about any of them. It was an enjoyable enough read but I’ve read plenty better