Saturday, December 27, 2014

"The Dashwood Sisters"

Ellen and Mimi Dodge have never been close, but their mother's dying wish sends them on a walking tour of Hampshire, England, that follows in the footsteps of Jane Austen. Their mother also left them something else: a diary that belonged to Jane's sister Cassandra. These pages shed light on the secrets that nearly tore the Austen sisters apart and inspired one of the greatest love stories of all time. They also bring Jane to life in a way that no one has ever seen before: through the eyes of her sister. 

As the Dodge sisters embark on their walking tour, they too are drawn together in ways they never expected. They also discover that Cassandra's diary holds secrets, and someone doesn't want Ellen and Mimi to discover the truth. As they strumble on their way toward love, the women learn how Jane and Cassandra Austen inspired the original Marianne and Elinor Dashwood and come to realize that despite their very different personalities, they are a vital part of each other's happy endings. 

My Thoughts...

I have read a few other books by this author, Beth Pattillo, and always enjoyed them. This book is no different, I found it a delightfully fun story to read as well.

I love the cover art on the book cover, just lovely...This book is a part of my Nook library and I liked the book enough to award it 4 "Sister" stars. 


  1. I'm glad you enjoyed this on your Nook, Gigi Ann! It does sound like a lovely read. I haven't read anything by Beth Pattillo yet.

  2. I enjoyed it so much as well!
    Read a lot of JA and variations during Austen in August ..