About the book
Six people – five women and a man – meet once a month in California’s Central Valley to discuss Jane Austen’s novels. They are ordinary people, neither happy nor unhappy, but each of them is wounded in different ways, they are all mixed up about their lives and relationships. Over the six months they meet, marriages are tested, affairs begin, unsuitable arrangements become suitable – under the guiding eye of Jane Austen a couple of them even fall in love…
Reviewed by U3A Book Circle No 2:
A good proportion of the book is taken up with the life stories of those who attend the group. These are only moderately interesting. However, the use of quotations from Jane Austen’s novels is aptly done and the responses of her family and other writers are fascinating when they give their opinions about the books.
Star rating: ***