Author: Jane Rubino and Caitlen Rubino-Bradway
My rating on a 1 – 10 scale: 5
Type: Historical Fiction
Time Period: Late 1700’s
Main Characters: Lady Vernon, Miss Vernon
My Review: I recently read Lady Susan by Jane Austen, so I borrowed this book from the library. Even in it’s letter form, Lady Susan had been entertaining, so I had high hopes for this book. Boring. I got through the first twenty chapters to where it really starts following the book (the other chapters had been background). I did like the middle, then it got boring again, and then the last few chapters were interesting. They included letters throughout the book – some from Lady Susan, others that weren’t. If you are a die-hard Austen fan and you have lots of time on your hands, this book is for you. Includes excerpts from Lady Susan. I’m reading a continuation of The Watsons right now, and I hope to give it a more favorable report.
My overall opinion: A (in my opinion) bit boring. I probably won’t read it again, but it was interesting enough.