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Saturday, April 21, 2007

My review of What Jane Austen Taught Me About Love & Romance by Debra White Smith

From the Publisher
Debra White Smith, bestselling author of the Jane Austen series (more than 89,000 copies sold) explores the lessons about love and romance revealed through Austen's beloved stories—Pride and Prejudice, Emma, Mansfield Park, Sense and Sensibility, and others.

Alongside wisdom from 1 Corinthians, Debra reveals love truths reflected in the lives of couples and characters from Austen's created worlds.

* George and Emma (Emma)—Love is patient
* Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth (Pride and Prejudice) — Love is not proud
* Colonel Brandon and Marianne (Sense and Sensibility) — Love always hopes

My review:

I'm not necessarily a Jane Austen fan, but I do love the movie Sense and Sensibility. Now that I've read this book I'm considering reading Debra White Smith's series based on Austen's books. I have a copy of First Impressions, which is the first book and is based on Pride and Prejudice. Now I think I'll read it within the next year.

This book has definitely whetted my appetite for Austen's prose. I've heard from many authors that Pride and Prejudice is one of their favorite novels, but now that I've read Smith's non-fiction book What Jane Austen Taught Me About Love & Romance, I have a better understanding as to why. The characters are deep and the lessons Smith uses are good ones. She brings out some fabulous points about what love is, and what love is not, all based on 1 Corinthians and Austen's insights into the human heart.

In short, Smith's presentation of lessons of the heart is a perfect gift for both the Austen lover, and fans of Debra White Smith's contemporary fiction.

What Jane Austen Taught Me About Love & Romance was published by Harvest House and released in January 2007.

1 comment:

Carolynn W. said...

I've read all of the Debra White Smith 'Jane Austen Series' and I loved them...they're my opinion:)

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