Thursday, August 21, 2014
Blog tour: ‘Sense and Sensibility: A Latter-day Tale’ by Rebecca H. Jamison
Which is the key to love—passion or sensibility? Sensible Elly and romantic Maren are sisters trying to hold their family together in the wake of their father’s bankruptcy and death. As each unexpectedly encounters the madness and misadventures of love, will they ever find the true happiness they dream of? This modern reimagination of the Jane Austen favorite will capture your heart all over again.
Paperback: 256 pages
Publisher: Cedar Fort, Inc. (August 12, 2014)
About the author:
Rebecca H. Jamison has lived on a live volcano, excavated the bones of a prehistoric mammal, and won first prize at a rigged chili cook-off. She wrote novels just for fun until she made a New Year’s resolution in 2011 to submit a manuscript to publishers. Her first two published works are Persuasion: A Latter-day Tale and Emma: A Latter-day Tale. Rebecca grew up in Virginia. She attended Brigham Young University, where she earned a BA and MA in English. In between college and graduate school, she served a mission to Portugal and the Cape Verde islands. Her job titles have included special education teacher’s aide, technical writer, English teacher, and stay-at-home mom. Rebecca enjoys running, dancing, reading, and watching detective shows. She lives with her husband and children in Utah. You can learn more about her at www.rebeccahjamison.com.
My review: Sense and Sensibility: A Latter-day Tale by Rebecca H. Jamison
I enjoyed reading Sense and sensibility: A Latter-day Tale. I can't compare it to Jane Austen' novel because I have never read it.
This is a clean romance. It tells the tale of three sisters and their mother after their father's death. They lost both their father and his business in the same week and then their house.
I found I could relate in some ways to both Elly and Maren. I liked them both. Sometimes I was inpatient with them. I liked Colton right off the bat. Other male characters I had some issues with at different times.
Elly worked with her father writing computer code for his company. She has been trying to get a job but no one is hiring her. She meets a nice guy Ethan and he gets her a job with his company. Her ex-fiancé Jake and his wife Candy own the company. He also quit his job and started up a company and taking their clients.
Maren has mourned her father and it has turned to depression. She lays in bed all day. Does not get dressed or comb her hair. She is a artist. Has not painted since her father died.
Grace has autism. She loves musicals.
Ethan works for his sister Candy and her Husband Jake. He is a nice guy, helpful but just a co-worker.
Colton owns a dairy farm. He has a store on his farm selling milk and ice cream.
Wyatt is a fun guy. He rides motorcycle. He works for his Aunt.
Elly and Maren both have good points and bad points. I want Maren to feel better. I thought they handled the issue of depression pretty well.
I laughed and cried reading this romance. To me I really cared for the characters. They all had a bunch of trials to get through and it does seem like they come all at once sometimes.
The ending with Maren I feel they skipped over some parts at the end. I liked the end results for both Maren and Elly but do wish for more of their story.
I will be looking for more books by Rebecca H. Jamison
I was given this ebook to read so that I could give a honest review of it and be part of its blog tour.
Sense and Sensibility: A Latter-day Tale” blog tour schedule:
August 3: Katie’s Clean Book Collection • Christina Dymock
August 4: I Love to Read and Review Books • A Book a Day
Our Adoption Story • emmyMOM
August 5: Tressa’s Wishful Endings • Lisa is a Bookworm
August 6: June McCrary Jacobs
August 7: LDS and Lovin’ It • Getting Your Read On
August 8: Kindle Light Reading
August 9: Blooming With Books
August 10: Misty Moncur • Little Book Corner
August 11: Literary Time Out
August 12: Literary R&R • Carrie Ann Lahain
August 13: Mel’s Shelves • Heidi Reads
August 14: My Devotional Thoughts
August 15: Cinnamon Cindy’s Book Blog
August 16: Reading for Sanity • Kindle and Me
August 17: Hardcover Feedback
August 18: The Stubby Pencil • Jorie Loves a Story
August 19: The Author’s Hideaway
August 20: Begin to Craft • Inklings and Notions
August 21: Readalot • Kathryn Cooper Writes
August 22: The Phantom Paragrapher • A Casual Reader’s Blog
August 23: The Things I Love Most