Oh Lady Susan, you minx, you. You delight in causing misery in others while pitying yourself when they go contrary to your designs. Not very nice. Not nice at all.
This was another delightful Austen story. This was written as an epistolary novel, and we essentially get the full picture from everyone's differing views. Jane has a way with descriptions so that you feel like you're sitting right there, writing the letter, or maybe reading it over the writer's shoulder, or maybe the recipient. I love reading Jane Austen; her stories are the epitome of escapism for me.
I couldn't give this five stars, although I really would have liked to. I didn't feel that the resolution was as good as it could have been. Frederica was granted a reprieve, but did not receive the fulfillment of her wishes, as I would have liked to have seen. I also do not feel that Lady Susan got her comeuppance, as I would have really loved and felt that she deserved. So, all in all, a four-star review.