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8.09.2014

Sense and Sensibility ~ Review

Sense and Sensibility
A Latter-day Tale
By Rebecca H. Jamison

If you love all things Jane Austen you need to read Rebecca Jamison's newest Austen offering Sense and Sensibility: A Latter-day Tale.  The Goodwin family has lost just about everything since their father's death.  

But when Elly and her little sister Grace meet Ethan Ferrero their lives are about to change.  Ethan is the brother of the woman who stole Elly's fiancee, Jake.  

But Ethan offers Elly the possibility of a job - the catch - she'd have to work for her former fiancee and his wife.  With her sister Maren suffering from depression since their father's death and their home about to be foreclosed, Elly takes the offered job.  But working for Candi and Jake is not easy.  

Ethan is nice even if he is a Ferrero.  But Elly's not about to take a chance where her heart is concerned.   But when Maren finds the possibility of love in a handsome rescuer named Wyatt she is determined to experience life to its fullest.  

Both Elly and Maren are about to discover where their happiness truly lies and if they have a happily ever after in their futures.  This is a delightful and enjoyable modern twist on Jane Austen's Sense and Sensibility.  If you like clean romance this is the story for you.  I love the emphasis that is placed upon the value of family and friendship.  This is a sweet story that doesn't overload you on sugar.  

I was provided a digital copy of this book by the publisher in exchange for my review and tour participation.


About the book:
Which is the key to love—passion or sensibility? Sensible Elly and romantic Maren are sisters trying to hold their family together in the wake of their father’s bankruptcy and death. As each unexpectedly encounters the madness and misadventures of love, will they ever find the true happiness they dream of? This modern re-imagining of the Jane Austen favorite will capture your heart all over again.
About the author: 
Rebecca H. Jamison has lived on a live volcano, excavated the bones of a prehistoric mammal, and won first prize at a rigged chili cook-off. She wrote novels just for fun until she made a New Year’s resolution in 2011 to submit a manuscript to publishers. Her first two published works are Persuasion: A Latter-day Tale and Emma: A Latter-day TaleRebecca grew up in Virginia. She attended Brigham Young University, where she earned a BA and MA in English. In between college and graduate school, she served a mission to Portugal and the Cape Verde islands. Her job titles have included special education teacher’s aide, technical writer, English teacher, and stay-at-home mom. Rebecca enjoys running, dancing, reading, and watching detective shows. She lives with her husband and children in Utah. You can learn more about her at www.rebeccahjamison.com