Sharon Oard Warner
Reading inspires me to write. I began writing as a teenager, a bookworm responding to a love of words. Nothing is is more inspiring than reading a captivating novel. Right now, I am immersed in LONGBOURNE by Jo Baker. Baker's novel was itself inspired by another great novel, PRIDE AND PREJUDICE by Jane Austen. LONGBOURNE is a retelling of PRIDE AND PREJUDICE, from the perspective of the servants who make a life of leisure possible for the Bennet family. I can't help but think that Jane Austen would be charmed and delighted by Baker's book. I certainly am.