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Vintage Jane Austen : Presumption and Partiality de Rebekah Jones

Présentation de l'éditeur : Among the cotton fields and farmland of Gilbert, Arizona in the early years of the Great Depression, Mr. and Mrs. Bailey live a simple, but happy life with their five daughters on a cotton farm. When the wealthy Richard Buchanan moves to town, bringing his family, a friend, and a desire to learn about cotton, Matilda Bailey is convinced that he is the perfect candidate to marry her eldest daughter, Alice.
Richard is cheerful, friendly, and likable. His friend Sidney Dennison doesn’t make such a good impression. Eloise Bailey decides he’s arrogant and self-conceited, but when Raymond Wolfe comes to town, accusing Sidney of dishonorable and treacherous conduct, Eloise is angered at the injustice of the situation.

When the Buchanan household leaves town, Alice must turn to the Lord and face, perhaps, her most difficult test in trust, while Eloise takes a trip to visit her friend and may well discover a web of deceit that she doesn’t really want…

Vintage Jane Austen : Perception de Emily Ann Benedict

Présentation de l'éditeur : Upstate New York, 1930. Thirteen years ago, Abbey Evans was persuaded to break off her engagement to a penniless soldier headed to the front lines of the Great War. A daughter of one of America’s wealthiest families could never be allowed to marry so far beneath herself. But Black Tuesday changed everything. With her family's prominence now little more than a facade, Abbey faces the loss of her childhood home. As if that weren’t enough, the only man she ever loved has returned after making his fortune – and he wants nothing to do with the young woman he courted before the war. With the past forever out of reach, the time has come for Abbey decide her own fate, before it is too late…
Lecture commencée le 04 Février 2018, terminée le 06 Février 2018
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Alors, j'avais été échaudée par les précédents tomes mais j'ai tout bonnement adoré cette version années 30 de Persuasion.  Les personnages sont fidèles aux originaux et bien tra…

Vintage Jane Austen : Bellevere House de Sarah Scheele

Présentation de l'éditeur : It's March, 1937 . . .
And Faye Powell couldn't be happier. After moving to live with her uncle, a wealthy banker, she's fallen into the swing of life with his exuberant children--including Ed. The one she'll never admit she's in love with. But she hadn't reckoned on the swanky Carters getting mixed up in that vow. Ed seems to be falling for charming, sweet Helene Carter. And when Faye's cousin BeBe trusts her with a secret about Horace Carter, Faye is in over her head. Will she betray the confidence BeBe's given her? Will she lose Ed to Helene? The days at Bellevere House are crowded with surprises and only time will tell how God plans to unravel Faye and Ed's hearts.

Lecture commencée le 16 Janvier 2018, terminée le 20 Janvier 2018
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Une version de Mansfield Park, qui, si elle campe une Faye plus attachante à mes yeux que Fanny, ne m'a pas pourtant pas convaincue. Déjà, je trouve que l'auteur…

Vintage Jane Austen : Suit and Suitability de Kelsey Bryant

Présentation de l'éditeur : The mystery surrounding their father’s criminal accusations is almost as hard to solve as the many puzzles springing on their hearts.
Canton, Ohio, 1935. Ellen and Marion Dashiell’s world crumbles when their father is sent to prison. Forced to relocate to a small town, what is left of their family faces a new reality where survival overshadows dreams. Sensible Ellen, struggling to hold the family together, is parted from the man she’s just learning to love, while headstrong Marion fears she will never be the actress she aspires to be. When a dashing hero enters the scene, things only grow more complicated. But could a third man hold the key to the restoration and happiness of the Dashiell family?

Lecture commencée le 30 Novembre 2017, terminée le 05 Décembre 2017
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Une réécriture vintage post crise de 29 où le père d'Elinor (Ellen) et Marianne (Marion) n'est pas mort et où l'héritage n'est pas en question. Cependant, les …

Vintage Jane Austen : Second Impressions de Collectif

Présentation de l'éditeur : Jane Austen's stories have inspired writers for this collection they inspire fiction across the genres! From the English Regency to the American 1950s, in Houston or a space freighter, fairytale land or a retirement center...Austen's timeless characters come to life again.
Lu dans le cadre du Challenge 19ème siècle organisé par l'excellent blog Dans le manoir aux livres

Lecture commencée le 11 Octobre 2017, terminée le 14 Octobre 2017
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Alors, déjà le concept : des réécritures/ suites très brèves des romans de Jane Austen (donc forcément l'intrigue ne se centre que sur un ou deux points des différents romans), le tout à des époques différentes ou contemporaines de Jane. Comme toujours, je vais débriefer rapidement chacune des vignettes avant de donner un avis global

* Chocolate Surprise de E.Kaiser Writes : Une version de Emma... L'histoire se suit plaisamment et on retrouve les étapes importantes du roman…

Vintage Jane Austen : Emmeline de Sarah Holman

Présentation de l'éditeur : What if Jane Austen’s Emma lived in America in the year 1930?
The talk of stock market crashes and depression isn’t going to keep Emmeline Wellington down. Born to wealth and privilege, Emmeline wants nothing more than to help her new friend, Catarina, find a husband. Emmeline sets her sights on one of the town’s most eligible bachelors, but nothing seems to go right. Even her friend and neighbor Fredrick Knight seems to question her at every turn.

Will she help Catarina find the man of her dreams? Why is her father acting so strangely? Will the downturn affect her life, despite her best efforts?

Lecture commencée le 15 Aout 2017, terminée le 16 Aout 2017
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Une version d'Emma se déroulant dans les années 30 ! J'ai beaucoup aimé ce que l'auteure a fait des personnages (par exemple ici Mr Woodhouse est un ennemi du progrès) et j'aime énormément la relation qu'elle met en scène entre Emmeline et Fredrick. L'auteure s…