This book is a must read for Pride and Prejudice fans! It has the same atmosphere, it’s beautifully written and I really enjoyed that the author decided not focusing so much on the Bennet family. I’ve always liked Charlotte, she’s a good friend to Elizabeth and I enjoyed that the author focused the story on her.
In Pride and Prejudice, Charlotte ends up marrying Mr. Collins, the awkward cousin that got rejected by Elizabeth Bennet.
Lady Catherine sends Mr. Tyler, a meritorious farmer to plant some roses at Charlotte’s garden. Mr. Tyler is a nice, polite man and every time Charlotte talks to him, he is courteous. For the first time, she feels like she’s not invisible and someone thinks she’s interesting and fun to talk to. But the story takes place in another century when it would be considered outrageous for women to be so close to a man who is not your husband.
The story is more than I thought it would be. It’s about friendship and rethinking one’s happiness. I really liked reading about the beloved characters from Pride and Prejudice and the author did not disappoint me.
GBC Reader Reviews