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Sunday, May 10, 2015

Mrs Dashwood Returns. A Continuation of Jane Austen's Sense & Sensibility

Mrs. Dashwood Returns
Normally romances are all about women in their 20s and 30s - so it is refreshing to read a story of a a 50 year old widow with three grown up children.

It is ten long years since Mrs Dashwood was literally thrown out of her home with her three daughters not allowed to take any personal belongings. A cousin of hers offered her Barton Cottage and she has been very grateful for the comfort and protection it offered. Her husband died believing his son will honor his step mother and step sisters but John and Fanny his wife did just the opposite.

Now disturbing news comes Mrs Dashwood way that her stepson John has in a drunken state taken a bet with Norland House as the prize. Perturbed that the house would go out of the family to an outsider, she decides to pay a visit hoping she could influence John into changing his mind. Arriving at. Norland House and meeting a long lost cousin from America sets off the romance.

With twists and turns, doing full justice to Jane Austen's style the story ends happily leaving the reader also happy!

This book was a free download from the My love for Jane Austen Facebook page. 


  1. Having just read a modern version of Sense and Sensibility I was able to relate to this version update you review. Nice that you enjoyed it.

  2. It is refreshing to read about women older than 35! Glad you enjoyed this book.

  3. I hadn't heard of this story but it sounds good to me. I like the idea of Mrs. Dashwood finding love again. It would be even better if she somehow got her hands on Norland again! I can't stand John and Fanny. Horrible people!