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Jane Austen in Boca by Paula Marantz Cohen
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May 19, 2009

it was ok
Recommended for: Jewish grandmas
Read in May, 2009

OK, with this novel, my Jane Austen phase is officially over! In the past month I have read 3 of her originals, watched 4 movie versions, and then read this JA inspired novel.

My first geriatric romance novel! Most of the characters are in their 70s, and the senior ladies do have a few things in common with Jane's gals. They can't get jobs to support themselves, there are very few good men to choose from and they may have to rely on the goodness of their family for their support.

There are some funny parts, although I think having one character die during a viagra moment was a cheap laugh. I like the meddling daughter in law character the most, Mrs. Bennett in P& P is demure in comparison, she deserves her own novel. Good novel for your Jewish grandma in Boca (but she's probably already read it).

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