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Woodhouse Hall

(21st Century Austen #3)

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Amelia is stuck in the worst dorm on campus for a whole year! She’ll have to make the best of it in Woodhouse Hall and her roommate Jenna will be her new best friend, Amelia’s sure of that. Jenna’s sweet personality and openness to new things incite the matchmaking-genius in Amelia to find the perfect boyfriend for her new bestie. She shoots high by attempting to entice Er ...more
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Published October 28th 2019 by Illuminated Myth Publishing
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Paula  Phillips
Oct 19, 2019 rated it really liked it

As soon as I saw the email from Xpresso Tours for the new Sara Marks, I knew I wanted to read it immediately as A) I have enjoyed Sara's past books and B) readers of my blog will know that I am a sucker when it comes to renditions of classic novels and variants of Austen's tales are one of my weaknesses. Woodhouse Hall is a rendition of Jane Austen's story Emma. As those will remember from the Clueless movie with Alicia Silverstone, Emma was quite self-absorbed and oblivious and naive about thin
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Elin Eriksen
Oct 29, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Contemporary romance inspired by Emma

A sweet and chaste book, inspired by Jane Austen's Emma.

Not the most thrilling plot I have read as the question of demolishing/rebuilding the Woodhouse dorm is considered but I really liked the interpersonal relationships. It is perhaps written with young adults as the target group but it was not naive in its expression.

3.5*
Melissia Bruehl - Books and Sassy Lilacs
Read my full review here: https://booksandsassylilacs.com/woodh...

Growing up in a college town, I do love stories set on campus. I put on my College Days spotify playlist, filled with songs that range from G. Love and the Special Sauce to Dave Matthews to Shania Twain. A book with dorm life, romance, student government, it was really very enjoyable!

Bottom Line: If you love campus reads, give it a go! Trigger-warning for sexual assault.

Why I Picked It Up: It’s another Blog Tour! I’m on a number
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Maureen
Oct 22, 2019 rated it really liked it
If you like Austen variations, then you'll love this modern day Emma set at a university. Amelia thinks she's a great match-maker and understands what everyone needs. But is she seeing clearly? And what of her own heart? It's clear the author is very familiar with dorm-life, college politics, and the vagaries of young love. This was a fun re-telling of one of my favorites!
ana darcy
Oct 26, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: jaff
Entertaining modern variation of "Emma"

I like how the characters are sorted in the book.
"Mr Elton" is worst here.
"Jane Fairfax" is a bit of a mix of opinions for me.
"Harriet Smith" is pretty nice.
"Mr Knightley" is adorable :)
Lilly Charysma
Oct 24, 2019 rated it really liked it
The blurb for this book is right to the point. It had many funny moments, it has crazy situations, mix-ups and so much more! It made me feel all the right things and for that I am more than grateful!

Amelia is experiencing the college life to its fullest. Living on campus, having a roommate, trying to find love for others instead of herself. You know, the usual stuff. She is one of the likeable characters in Woodhouse and her intentions are good, though not needed. I am not willing to divulge mu
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Michelle
Woodhouse Hall is a young adult/new adult contemporary romance by Sara Marks. Woodhouse Hall is a re-imagining of Jane Austen's Emma, and I was super excited to read it. Upon first glance, it ticked off so many of my boxes- college dorm room setting, match making, romance. Seemed like it would be a cute read. Unfortunately, I did not love this book. In fact, it irritated me to no end, which is a real shame because this is normally the type of story that I would really enjoy. My biggest disappoin ...more
Angela's Book Addiction
*** 3.5 Stars ***

Woodhouse Hall by Sara Marks, a modern take on Jane Austen's Emma, is a new adult, chick-lit/women's fiction novel told entirely from the first-person viewpoint of Amelia, our modern-day Emma. Although not technically a romance, it does include a subtle, friends to lovers subplot.

Amelia, a college junior with a last-minute housing emergency, ends up living in the Woodhouse Hall dorms thanks to her best friend, Adam, the RA. A well-intentioned, meddling matchmaker, she determines
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Helen Chang
Oct 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Due to some complications, Amelia doesn't have a dorm at the beginning of school year. But her friend and the resident assistant of Woodhouse hall, the worst dorm of college, gets her a room. She is determined to make the best of this year, and when she meetJenna, her new roommate, Amelia decides to play matchmaking with Jenna and her friend Erick. Encouraged by a previous successful couple matching, she plays with different situations to get the results she wants. But you can't force love to ha ...more
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