Desire and Duty
Posted by Olivia Ann on August 26, 1998 at 09:26:44:
In response to Would love your opinions on "Desire and Duty", written by Cyndie on August 24, 1998 at 12:45:14
I agree that Desire and Duty was pathetic. But then, so have most of the other sequels which I've read (Presumption, The Third Sister, Eliza's Daughter (the worst of them all IMHO), Pemberley, & An Unequal Marriage). Even the ones that I enjoyed (Mansfield Revisited, Jane Fairfax, Pemberley Shades, and the Stephanie Barron books) really have very little to do with JA, other than taking the lives of her or her characters. I am a Christian, and I was particularly disgusted by the way these people made the Christianity of the characters to be out-of-place and ridiculous. JA's books follow Christian principle, but I thought that they seemed to put rather a fake religious coating over everything. I enjoy Christian fiction when it is written well and has depth and meaning (something which is hard to find in current authors), which was certainly lacking in this book. And I thought that the claim of imitating JA in language and style was ludicrous. On a scale of 1 to 10 this book would get a 2.
- Just wanted to say ..."Hi, Olivia Ann!"... *nfm* :-) Lea 16:23:09 8/28/98 (0)
- You are too generous, Olivia. A 2 is 2 points too kind! (NFM) Cyndie 13:52:59 8/26/98 (0)
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