Review: Love and Friendship

Imagine that Fanny Dashwood was the heroine of Sense and Sensibility. Oh the trails of having to deal with three penniless step-sisters-in law! No one understands she’s the injured party here.

Lady Susan is far more charming and flirtatious, but is every bit as selfish and ruthless. It’s all tongue in cheek fun in Love and Friendship, but it’s still an odd point of view for a Jane Austen story.

The cast is wonderful and the dialogue witty. I enjoyed it, but I won’t run out and buy a copy when they become available.

I rate Love and Friendship a see once. Feel free to disagree in the comments section. What do you think?


Bet you didn’t see this coming

34 years after I said I’d like to write a novel, I am finally writing one. It’s going to be called Backstage, and it will be a mashup of of secret agendas, slow burn romance, and imaginary cats. No really, but a little light on the imaginary cats so don’t be expecting me to be selling imaginary cat plushies any time soon. Unless you want them. I’d not adverse to any idea that gets me closer to publication.

To that end, I’m going to start a mailing list of people who would like to keep up with my progress – once I figure out this website stuff. Right now I’m going to say that the first 25 people to sign up will receive free advanced copies of the ebook. Hopefully you’ll like it and write up a spiffy review. If not, in the immortal words of Mel Brooks, “Keep your damned mouth shut!”

Your hopeful friend, Joan