Thursday, February 27, 2020

Book Review: Sense without Sensibility by Keena Richins

Sense without Sensibility by Keena Richins is a story about family, wealth, and true love.

When her father is debilitated by a stroke, Elinor works to keep his company and their family together. But, with her step-brother in control of financial affairs, and his obnoxious wife Fanny using her money and influence to put forth her own agenda, things quickly deteriorate.

In walks Edward, Fanny's brother, who is in charge of diving into Elinor's father's company's records to see what changes need to be made to attract a buyer. Elinor plans to fight Edward with all she has, but the surprise is on her when she discovers a much kinder and personal foe than she could have imagined. New plan: get Edward on her side. In order to succeed, he would need to go against his wealthy and influential family. Would he do it to save Elinor and her family from ruin?

I am at a slight disadvantage to some other folks who have read Jane Austen's Sense and Sensibility. I've never read an Austen story. I don't feel, however, this kept me from enjoying Sense without Sensibility.

With a great plot and superb characters, this novel is an easy read. You are engaged from the beginning. Edward is full of secrets and surprises. Elinor is the dutiful daughter holding everything together. Then there is the side story of Marianne and Jack and Brandon which adds another interesting element.

While all the loose ends seemed to get tied up very quickly at the end, this romance is sure to delight readers. I would definitely read more from this author again. If you're a Jane Austen fan, Sense without Sensibility should be added to your wish list.

Series: Pemberley Estates (Book 3)
Paperback: 284 pages
Publisher: Independently published (June 23, 2019)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1074858077
ISBN-13: 978-1074858070

I received a copy of this book from the author. This review contains my honest opinions, which I have not been compensated for in any way.

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1 comment:

Savvy Verse & Wit said...

Thank you for being on the blog tour for this one.