01 March 2016

Diana's Review Of Sense And Sensibility By Sarah Price



Realms, March 1, 2016

Reviewed by Diana Flowers
~5 stars~
(No spoilers!)
 An Amish Classic!
What transpires when you blend Jane Austen's memorable characters with Sarah Price's unique Amish voice? A classic retelling of Sense and Sensibility is born—a truly captivating tale of two sisters who must learn the hard way that the road to love is sometimes incredibly rocky—and appearances can often be painfully deceptive!
While on his deathbed, Henry Detweiler exacts a promise from his eldest son from a previous marriage, John, to take care of his second wife and daughters Eleanor, Mary Ann, and Maggie. However, when John's wife, Fanny, moves to their farm she makes no bones about her feelings for Mrs. Detweiler and her daughters, and proceeds to make life miserable for them. Edwin Fisher, Fanny's brother, is not at all like his sister and Eleanor begins to fall for him despite the fact that he has shown her nothing but friendship. When a relative makes a way for the Detweilers to move into a small cottage in the Amish community of Quarryville, they jump at the chance.

While Eleanor quietly pines for Edwin and wonders if he will visit, her impetuous sister, Mary Ann, welcomes the attentions of the very handsome and charming John Willis, falling head over heels in love after only knowing him for a short while. Will these two sisters with very dissimilar temperaments and different approaches to love receive the proposals they long for...or will both be left heartbroken and alone?
I absolutely loved this delightful novel and finished it in two short evenings! In my opinion, Sarah Price has truly shown her phenomenal writing skills in this novel as never before! Although I have always enjoyed her books this one has to go down as my favorite. You'll find yourself reaching for the tissues as the Detweiler sisters have to suffer pain and heartache to learn humility and gain maturity...especially the impulsive Mary Ann. Sarah Price has splendidly brought my best-loved Jane Austen tale to life—a modern day masterpiece for "sure and certain" (as the Amish would say!)


Author Sarah Price does an outstanding job re-telling the story of Jane Austen's Sense and Sensibility -- one of my favorite movies starring Emma Thompson as the sensible Elinor Dashwood, and Kate Winslet as her sister, the impetuous Marianne!

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This book may be purchased through Amazon, CBD, BAM, and your local bookstore. **Since today is release day click on to Amazon link above and get the ebook on sale for only $3.82!!** 

GIVEAWAY: Sarah Price is generously giving away a copy of Sense and Sensibility to one blessed commenter. (US entrants only in this particular giveaway.) To be eligible please leave your email address written (at) and (dot) to protect yourself from spammers!


74 comments:

  1. This looks like a great story. I would love to read this. :-)

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    1. More than great, MELISSA! Fabulous! lol

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  2. O, o, o, o! Pick me! Pick me! Lol. I've been hoping to get a chance to read Sarah's books for some time and this one is definitely on my radar, being a huge Jane Austen fan myself! Then there's the fact that I just re-watched Sense & Sensibility in honor of my favorite Colonel Brandon portrayed by Alan Rickman.

    Then if Diana loves this, I know I will too! *wink wink. (We have very similar tastes and thoughts on books). Thank you for sharing this with us!

    Annie
    Justcommonly(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Oh, I just love the movie, ANNIE, and was saddened by the loss of Alan Rickman. Sarah Price follows the original story very closely, but the Amish mix gives it Sarah's own personal touch! You will love it!

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    2. Annie, Colonel Brandon was and still is my favorite of the Austen heroes. I know, I know...Mr. Darcy. But if I couldn't have Mr. Darcy, Colonel Brandon is...hands down...my favorite. And Alan Rickman will always be one of my favorite actors.

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  3. I so want to read these! I love these stories by sarah price ! I have the others and hoping I can win this one to add to my collection

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    1. This one is the BoMb, DEBBIE! The best in the classics series by Sarah Price so far IMO. Please come back and leave an email addy please for contact purposes. Thanks! :)

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    2. likesmusic2@consolidated.net

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    3. Yay! So glad you came back, DEBBIE! :)

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  4. sounds like a great book......thankyou for letting us win this book!

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    1. mamawings@hismercy.org

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    2. It's such an awesome story, WILMA! Good luck in the drawing!

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  5. What a great review !!!!!!!!!!! I need to read this !!!!! putting an Amish spin on the story makes it even more interesting !!! thank you for the chance to win a great book... :-) Rosemary rfoley at salemstate dot edu

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    1. Thank you, ROSEMARY! Yes, you do need to read this! LOL!

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  6. This is my first introduction to Sarah Price. I hope to win this book. I sounds like a wonderful story. And I plan to definitely read more from her.

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    1. I just love her writing, MAUREEN! I hope you will get the chance to read one of her novels soon! Please come back and leave your email addy so I can contact you if you win the drawing! Blessings!

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  7. Great title! Book sounds like a good one. Thank You!

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    1. I loved it, KAREN! I believe you will, too! You're welcome and lotsa luck!

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    2. Oh, and please leave your email addy, my friend, so that I can contact you if you're our blessed winner. Thanks! :)

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    3. It was fun to write, Karen. Jane Austen's characters fit surprisingly well in an Amish setting! I love trying to figure out how but once I do, the story just flows!

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  8. I'm very intrigued, this sounds like such a unique retelling of Austen's Sense & Sensibility, which is one of my favorites! Great review!
    lucking (dot) laurie (at) gmail (dot) com

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    1. Mine, too, LAURIE! Thank you for your kind words! There are many different versions of the movie, but my fave is the one I posted above. So when I read the book, I pictured the characters in the movie & they fit right in...with an Amish cap, of course! lol

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  9. Sounds like an interesting story Diana.
    Congratulations Sarah on your book!
    Blessings,Tina

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    1. If you love Jane Austen retellings, you'll enjoy this one, TINA. And for those who aren't fans of Amish this is different than your typical Amish read.

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  10. patkf2007 (at) Hotmail (dot) com

    I have been a fan of this series since I read First Impressions.

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    1. Thank you, Pat! I'm so glad you are enjoying them!

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    2. You and me both, PAT! It's one of the best series ever!

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  11. Thank you Mrs. Tina. I really love these stories. Retelling them in an Amish setting is just over-the-moon exciting!

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    1. And reading them is just over-the-moon delight!

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  12. What a great idea. You have me convinced that I need to read this book fishingjan[at]aol[dot]com

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    1. Hi, JAN! It is a wonderful idea and Sarah Price really does a fabulous job with this series! Good luck!

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  13. I love everything Jane Austen and Amish, so this looks perfect for me! Thanks for the chance to win. Meganleigh844(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Your are so welcome, MEGAN! This book sounds right up your alley then! I hope you get the chance to read it soon.

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  14. Ohhhhh, I would LOVE to win this book, thank you for the chance.

    wfnren at aol dot com

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    1. You're welcome, WENDY! Keep your fingers crossed! lol

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  15. I would love to win this book! Really enjoyed the others in the series! pamburke74(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Hi, PAM! I'm a Southern gal, too! :) Such a great series and am looking forward to the next one.

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  16. I would love to win this book. Have read the others and they are all such awesome books.

    seraohinangel7(at)aol(dot)com

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    1. Yes, indeed they are, JUANITA! I hope you get the chance to read this one as well!

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  17. Sounds like such a FUN story!!! Thanks for the review Angel Diana!!!

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    1. I love the cover, but I actually think they made Mary Ann look too lighthearted and flippant b/c I cried a lot for her through this one. lol It is a delightful book, however, and anyone who loved the movie Sense & Sensibility will surely love this! YW, Mama Angel!

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  18. This looks like a great read! Would love to win a copy!

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    1. IGM52, I would love for you to win a copy! I need an email addy, however, for contact purposes should your name be drawn. Thanks so much!

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  19. What a great story! Thank you, Diana!

    mauback55 at gmail dot com

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    1. Oh, it is, MELANIE! Sarah did such a wonderful job on this book!

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  20. Kathleen ~ Lane Hill House lanehillhouse[at]centurylink[dot]net I would be happy to send you my address :D

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    1. Thank you, KATHLEEN! I take it you would love to win! lol And I hope you do! I hope you all do! But I guess that wouldn't work. :/

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  21. Wonderful review DIANA, you have managed to put yet another Amish book on my radar, well done! I did love the movie too, although it's been a very long time since I've seen it. And since I prefer a good book to a movie... Well this sounds like the perfect way to reacquaint myself with the story! ;) Congrats, Sarah, I look forward to it!

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    1. Sarah followed the movie very closely, NOELA, except for the Amish caps. ;) It takes place in the Amish community but has an old fashioned feel to it. You'll love it!

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    2. Oh, and I meant to tell you thank you for your oh, so sweet words! <3

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  22. Thanks so much for sharing this review & giveaway!

    rw620 (AT) aol (DOT) com

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    1. Hi, ROBIN! Love seeing your cheerful smile this morning! Good luck in the giveaway! :)

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  23. Would so love to win this book!! irishgirl0555(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. Good morning, KIMBERLY! Thank you for dropping by and I just tossed your name in my cyberhat! ;)

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  24. Sarah Price is an amazing author. If you have never read her books, I highly recommend you do. Thanks for another wonderful chance. Blessings
    myrtle1961(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Indeed she is, MYRTLE! I know she appreciates your support and so do we at OWG! Blessings sent right back your way!

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  25. This sounds great! I look forward to reading it.

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    1. Indeed it is, CONNIE! Can you come back and leave an email addy for contact purposes should I draw your name? Thanks!

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  26. I can hardly wait to read this book. It sounds great. I just love her books. Thank you for the chance to win. Have a blessed day! dhazelton(at)myfairpoint(dot)net

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    1. She is such a great author, DHAZELTON! You are so welcome and blessings on your day as well!

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  27. I haven't read Sarah's books yet, but I am really intrigued by the retelling of Jane Austen's classics using an Amish twist. What a neat idea! Thanks for the review and giveaway! momrain(AT)aol(DOT)com

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    1. Oh, and Sarah does such a good job with it! I wouldn't know where to begin intertwining Jane A. with the Amish! :/ Thanks, LORAINE!

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  28. I am a big fan of Jane Austen, my favorite being Emma. I look forward to reading this Amish take on Austen.
    reneerachoyolsenATgmailDOTcom

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    1. How are you, HEATHER? Great to have you here on OWG! Have you read The Matchmaker by Sarah Price? That is the Amish retelling of Emma. It sounds right up your alley! Good luck in the giveaway.

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  29. I haven't read anything by Sarah Price yet,would really like to start with this one. Sounds amazing! I enjoy reading Amish fiction.
    diannekc8(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. This will be a great one to start with, DIANNE! Perhaps you'll win it here!

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  30. This novel sounds like a real winner! I would so love to win this book. I love reading about sisters with different temperaments and the title is enticing as well as the story line. Would love to read and see how this story develops. Thanks for the great review! Hoping!
    flowersmarylou85(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Hi, sweet MARY LOU! This is such a wonderful book and I can't wait for you and everyone else to read it! Thanks for dropping by!

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  31. Good to know it's "fabulous" before I read it :) I can believe it because everything that I've read by Sarah has been great. So crossing my fingers on this one.

    BTW, I will leave my email here, but the fact that I check in under google doesn't supply my email address to you?

    eveningstar888(at)aoldotcom

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    1. This is one of my absolute favorites, LORETTA, and I'm certain you will love it, too! Concerning your question about the email -- not that I'm aware of. Lotsa luck, my friend!

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  32. I would so enjoy this book! mandydawn(at)email(dot)com

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    1. MANDY, I'm so glad you stopped by OWG today! You're probably too young to remember that hit song called Mandy by Barry Manilow, but oh, I loved that song! AND this book! Keep your fingers crossed. lol

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