Review: First Impressions (The Jane Austen Series #1)

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Rating: ★★★★

I received this book for free from the Bethany House Blogger Review Program in exchange for an honest review.

I had actually just finished reading Pride and Prejudice before starting this book so everything was still fresh in my mind. 

As a retelling this was pretty spot on. There was even a list of the cast of characters and their Pride and Prejudice counterparts at the beginning of the book. Personality-Wise, the characters stayed true to their Pride and Prejudice version. Linda (Lydia in P&P) was very flirtatious, Mary Boswick (Mrs. Bennet in P&P) was very silly in her views, etc. For the most part, the storyline followed Pride and Prejudice very closely. Many of the original plot points were included. Overall, the storyline was translated to modern times very well. 

I liked how the book showed you multiple points of view (Eddi, Dave and Linda’s). I particularly enjoyed hearing Dave’s thoughts throughout the novel. 

I also loved that since the characters in the book were putting on their production of Pride and Prejudice at their community theatre, there were lines from Pride and Prejudice in this book. 

This book is Christian fiction, so some of the characters’ viewpoints lean towards that. But I wouldn’t say it was an overwhelmingly Christian book. 

All in all, this was a fun retelling of a classic story. 

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6 thoughts on “Review: First Impressions (The Jane Austen Series #1)

  1. Belle says:

    Nice review! I’ve tried to pick up Jane Austen books—specifically Pride and Prejudice—on multiple occasions and have never been able to complete them. This series sounds like something worth reading!

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  2. thebookwormdrinketh says:

    Ha ha ha!! It’s so funny that we both chose to post P&P retelling reviews on the same day! 😂😂 What are the odds??.. STOP READING MY MIND!! 😂😉 I always worry about the modern ones, but this one doesn’t sounds too bad! 💖

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  3. Satou Johns says:

    interesting! because I think that Austen’s writing is heavy and slow but a must in live haha so it is great that this book is that good, so maybe new generations will come to like her work from a different perspective and read the original later one XD

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