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Who Needs Mr Willoughby?

(The Jane Austen Factor #3)

4.03  ·  Rating details ·  35 ratings  ·  9 reviews
What should rule - your head, or your heart?

When sisters Marianne and Elinor Dashwood are forced to leave their family home to live in a rural Northumberland cottage, Marianne is convinced her social life is over. Somehow, she can’t see kitten heels coping well in the countryside – and being stuck in the middle of nowhere, miles from London, sounds about as exciting as
Kindle Edition, 320 pages
Published March 24th 2016 by Carina UK
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Mar 24, 2016 rated it really liked it
This book is inspired by a Jane Austen novel 'Sense and Sensibility', but even if you've read the original this book will not bore you or be too predictable (I mean it's a bit predictable, but in his own good way). I quite liked the spin the author gave to the story.
I found this book delicious!
I have a special preference for love/hate relationships and this book had the perfect one! I fell in love with Mr. Brandon, he was gruff, grumpy, moody and dashingly handsome. I wish I could look into his
Apr 27, 2016 rated it liked it
As anyone who’s been reading my reviews for a while knows, I love it when familiar and favorite stories are updated. In general, this was a good adaptation. This update of Sense and Sensibility focuses on Marianne. While the Elinor story is there, it takes a definite back seat.

Some liberties, of course, are taken, such as getting rid of the youngest Dashwood sister and killing off their stepbrother before the action starts. The former is just fine, the latter…meh. Doesn’t really add anything,
Mar 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Review first posted on my blog 'A Spoonful of Happy Endings': http://spoonfulofhappyendings.blogspo...

The lives of the Dashwood family, consisting of sisters Marianne and Elinor and their mother, are suddenly changed when they are forced to leave their home and move to a cottage in rural Northumberland instead. Marianne feels there's nothing positive the countryside could possibly bring her and finds it difficult to settle in. She manages to find a job at the local veterinary office, but her new
Zee Monodee
Jul 01, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: contemporary, romance
Glad I gave Katie Oliver's Austen adaptations another chance with this one. It was light, funny, not perfect yes, but a good enough book to pass the time and also without wanting to throttle every other character along the way! The merging od 'old' Austen with modern times was also well done here, and save some tidbits, it did read like a modern story where, if you didn't know, you wouldn't immediately draw parallels with Sense & Sensibility.
Petra Quelch
Jun 26, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This book ticks all my boxes of her highly romantic and thoroughly entertaining read! Katie Oliver manages to bring a classic much-loved book and give it her dash of modern twist. I absolutely loved the dramatic Marianne, and she loved up sister Elinor.
It is a lot to take when you have to move to the rural countryside and put up with a zero change of any social life!
Marianne struggles to come to terms with her new lifestyle. There is the new house or shall I say a rather small cottage, the new
Laura Prime
Apr 24, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Marianne and her sister Elinor and their Mother are forced to move to a smaller house in Northumberland. Marianne doesn't quite see herself living in a sleepy town village , until she meets Mr Willoughby,
Phew does it get hot in that treehouse or was it just me? Theres history between the Vet Matthew Brandon and Kit Willoughby all about a girl? Which girl?
Marianne encounters all sorts of issues in her first days at Lady Violet's, where she is staying until the others arrive and they don't stop.
Jun 30, 2016 marked it as dnf
I just couldn't do it anymore. None of the characters kept my attention, or really got it in the first place. I wanted to like it as a modern day Sense and Sensibility, but this styling was not to my liking. I have read other books by Ms. Oliver before and enjoyed them, I'm hoping this was just a one off not so good book.

**I received a copy from Netgalley and the publisher in exchange for a review**
May 31, 2016 rated it it was ok
A re-telling of the Dashwood sisters, I haven't read the original so my first reading was lukewarm to say the least. The sisters did love each other but the sibling warmth was definitely missing. The whole going from one man to another suddenly just threw me off.
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Katie Oliver loves romantic comedies, characters who "meet cute," Richard Curtis films, and Prosecco (not necessarily in that order). She currently resides in South Florida with her husband, two parakeets, and a dog.

Katie has been writing since she was eight, and has a box crammed with (mostly unfinished) novels to prove it. With her sons grown and gone, she decided to get serious and write more

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