itibaren Kornie, Polonya
It’s amazing the way people can have different eye-witness accounts of the same experience. This book clearly works off of that and through the repercussions. Gossip and speculations were flying around like crazy. It’s amazing how much time and energy went into maintaining them. Lady Vernon was portrayed as a little too perfect IMO, who seemed to always be the victim or misunderstood, but at the same time she was encouraging some of these rumors. Considering they involved her and her daughter it would have been nice to at least try and put a stop to them. She lacked sympathy from me on that one. Also, I thought a bit strange; she wanted to hide *something* from Sir James. The fact that she could hide it for so long was amazing as it was noted he was a frequent visitor of hers. Federicka added some sweetness to the book. While in the end I decided I definitely do like Sir James, he tended to be a bit immature at times. He would redeem himself only to turn around and do something silly again . . .it went on like this throughout the story. But I was rooting for a happy ending for him and it happened. Yippee! His Mother was a fantastic woman and she made me LOL several times. I have never read Lady Susan, but the authors did supply some of the letters at the end of this book. In reading them – I understand that Jane Austen had not intended for Lady Vernon to be as *good* a person as she was portrayed in this book. In keeping Lady Susan a separate piece of work though, I thought this book was a fast, fun read. A cute story with a happy ending for all.
Wonderful story set in Trinidad...loved it. Recommended!