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FREE EPUB ¿ MOBI The Dashwood Sisters Tell All õ 9780824948740 Ü BETH PATTILLO ´ [BOOKS] ⚡ The Dashwood Sisters Tell All By Beth Pattillo – Ellen and Mimi Dodge have never been close but their mothers dying wish sends them on a walking tour of Ellen and Mimi Dodge have never been close but their mothers dying wish sends them on a walking tour of Hampshire England that follows in the footsteps of Jane Austen Their mother also left them something else a diary that belonged to Janes sister Cassandra These pages shed light on the secrets that nearly tore the Austen s Great fun nourishing Jane Austen fans sense and romance readers sensibilitiesFollowing Jane Austen Ruined My Life 2009 and Mr Darcy Broke My Heart 2010 Austenesue author Beth Pattillo presents the third book in the “Formidables Series” The Dashwood Sisters Tell All If you are wondering what “Formidables” are besides being the thread that binds all three of these modern Jane Austen themed novels together it is a clever play on Jane’s own stern moniker for herself and her sister Cassandra in their later years and the appropriately named secret society of devoted Janeites safekeeping Austen manuscripts and letters thought to have been destroyed ages ago Each of the novels involves an American heroine or in this case heroines thrown into the investigation of Austen documents held or wanted by the society while she is visiting England They are Jane Austen meets the Da Vinci Code; light hearted mysteriesAustenaliaromances that have become one of my favorite light bright and sparkly indulgences to loose myself in with a cup of tea and a little fantasyInspired by Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility the plot of The Dashwood Sisters Tell All parallels many elements in Austen original story Any Janeite worthy of their set of The Oxford Illustrated Jane Austen will recognize siblings Ellen and Mimi Dodge as Austen’s divergent protagonists Elinor and Marianne Dashwood These two modern thirty something Dashwood’s don’t have much in common personality wise nor do they like each other very much but to honor their mother’s dying wish they travel to England for a walking tour of Hampshire Taking the Jane Austen pilgrimage to Steventon Rectory Chawton Cottage and the Chawton Great House their journey concludes at her final resting place Winchester Cathedral Along the way they must decide where they want to scatter their mother’s ashes and what to do with a diary she gave them that may have been written by Jane’s sister Cassandra Each of the sisters reacts differently to the realization that the diary may be authentic and valuable Shallow and vain Mimi smells money to fund her desire to open a fashion boutiue in New York City and practical and stoic Ellen wants to read understand and discover if the diary is indeed authentic and if they want to sell itMysteriously others in the tour group especially the Jane Austen expert Mrs Gwendolyn Parrot seem to know who the sisters are and why they are there even though they have not shared any of the details with her Also popping back into Ellen’s life after fifteen years and into the tour group is Daniel her college heartthrob and the only man she has ever loved even though he never knew it He is now an antiues dealer and Ellen assumes that her mother also sent him on the tour to help her daughters with the diary and rekindle the unreuited love that Ellen never pursued On the other hand Mimi who fails in and out of love as uickly as the changing fashion season immediately hooks up with another enigmatic gentleman on the tour the hunky Ethan Blake a descendant of Jane Austen who has recently inherited a local estate Ellen secretly uestions why a local would take a walking tour in his own backyard? Mimi doesn’t wonder anything about Ethan except when he will proposeAs the sisters travel through the countryside following in Austen’s path they also read the diary revealing secrets in Jane and her sister Cassandra’s relationship that so tested their love and friendship for each other that it nearly tore them apart forever While Ellen and Mimi have their own Elinor and Marianne Dashwood romantic entanglements and disappointments they are drawn together when they uestion if the plot in Sense and Sensibility is based on the author’s real life experiences and others in their group who are part of the “Formidables” go to great lengths to prevent them from discovering the truthAnyone eager for a vacation from the usual Austenesue fare inspired by Elizabeth Bennet and Mr Darcy will appreciate the creative uniue and intriguing contemporary theme and snap this novel up without a second thought Pattillo has the clever knack of combining a romantic contemporary tale with historical connections centered around Austen lore The Dashwood Sisters Tell All nourishes Jane Austen fans senses and romance readers sensibilities Come for the Austen travelogue and get lost in the romance and adventurePS – we are still patiently awaiting the invitation to become a FormidableLaurel Ann Austenprose

DOC Û The Dashwood Sisters Tell All ☆ Beth Pattillo

Secrets and someone doesnt want Ellen and Mimi to discover the truth As they stumble on their way toward love the women learn how Jane and Cassandra Austen inspired the original Marianne and Elinor Dashwood and come to realize that despite their very different personalities they are a vital part of each others happy ending Firtly all of the books I've read by Beth Pattillo I've read in a matter of days They're very uick reads and the language definitely in my opinion classifies them as young adult books The characters in all of her books are verysteriotypical and immature The characters have a few traits that make them stand out but all of them are on the surface Such as Ellen in sensible and Mimi is fashionable that's really all the character of them that we see While I do see some improvement in Beth's writing when it comes to humor and making dialogue natural her plots need a lot of work The happenstances that occur in the book are so unrealistic its offensive and dumb People don't seem to have any motive to do what they do and their relationships are just too interconnected for the book to make sense Another thing that bugged me a bit was how inconsistent it was trying to figure out who the speaker was It wasn't Mimi and Ellen switching off consistently every chapter and there was no indication over who was speaking so that got confusing especially around the end it felt sloppier I guess overall this whole series is very sweet and a good rainy day romance book to read in a few hours but it's full of cliches that are almost a little cringe worthy I think a Jane Austen fan would appreciate it and I can definitely see improvements in her word choice and style as she goes along But classifying all older sisters as serious and younger ones as rebellious and making them both fall in love in a week and all is very very cheesy

Beth Pattillo ☆ The Dashwood Sisters Tell All DOC

The Dashwood Sisters Tell AllIsters apart and inspired one of the greatest love stories of all time They also bring Jane to life in a way that no one has ever seen before through the eyes of her sister As the Dodge sisters embark on their walking tour they too are drawn together in ways they never expected They also discover that Cassandras diary holds Could have added a ton to the ending