I cried reading this. There was a poignancy to the story I wasn't expecting, and a sisterhood of friends that I loved and envied.
Amy learns to take care not only of her family, but of herself, as a woman, as a person, and independent of her role as a mother and wife.
It was too contrived. What could have been a promising book fell flat both in character portrayal and in plot.
I love how the couple grows--of course, it's all cliche, he being a reserved, brooding man, and she a friendly, bubbly woman. But there's something about the two of them together that had me reading the book all day long. And of course, there's drama. And the drama really spiced things up a bit.
A fun and flirty retelling of Pride and Prejudice.