Thanks to my friend, Melissa, at Sunbonnet Cottage, and my local library, I had something fun to read this weekend.
If you enjoy the intricacies of the social dance between a group of single women and a smaller pool of eligible men as described so well in Jane Austen’s novels, this will be a fun read for you, too.
The setting is a Jewish retirement community in Florida. The women, although they would deny it, are consumed with who lives where, how much money they have and how that money was made. They think of themselves to be above the common resident because of their superior intellectually which only they can appreciate.
Author Paula Marantz Cohen follows the successful character development and story line of “Pride and Prejudice” adapting it to this familiar setting of today. She includes a mystery, a social misfit in the form of a misunderstood man, a marriage of convenience and a perfect Jane Austen ending. The writing in witty and insightful as well as entertaining.