It's interesting that the Epilogue informs us that some of the pairs Jane Austen and Ms. Cox put together end in divorce. I actually would have expected Emma and George to be among them, based on my impressions of the two here. The dialogue sounds natural for that time. I thoroughly enjoy the various '70s references, though I am disappointed not to find any "bell bottoms" and "hip huggers," which were all the rage throughout the decade.
This review may seem to fixate too much on the negatives. I recognize that my perspective is probably too personal to expect others to have the same reaction, and I know a really good variation when I read it. View all 8 comments. Aug 27, Mary rated it it was amazing Shelves: read Dear Reader, Imagine,if you will,an independent,clever and determined young woman,living in an affluent neighbourhood,where every luxury is afforded her.
Emma,daughter,sister,niece and friend, delights in being the fulcrum around which her family,close friends and neighbours pivot. Young,free and single,she happily applies herself to the care of her father and is a constant source of support and strength for those both of her social sphere and those bordering on its edges.
Applying her shrewd but Dear Reader, Imagine,if you will,an independent,clever and determined young woman,living in an affluent neighbourhood,where every luxury is afforded her. Applying her shrewd but oft times mistaken intellect,she seeks to improve the lot of those under her social influence aiming to elevate them in society's eyes. Starved of and scarred by the lack of a mother's hands-on daily demonstrative love, she seeks to find a help meet,a partner and spouse for those lucky enough to orbit within her circle of influence.
Her childhood and family friend,George,oft times despairs of her matchmaking schemes,thus creating friction between them. Emma dislikes such and laments his distrust of her Machiavellian type ways,while her abuse of such a keen intellect and her inability to apply herself to real life pursuits for her own happiness and future self fulfilment,pains him.
Believing herself a true proficient,she endeavours to continue on this path,thus inviting a comedy of errors, misunderstandings and grossly mismatched couples,into the fray. Fate,however,has to have her share of the conversation,and quietly upends her calm self assurance and unfailing self-belief that she was doing good for her fellow man.
Following an epiphany of sorts,her new perspective and clarity of vision renders her justifiably full of self recrimination. Until then,she never knew herself. Had she left it too late? So busy in her kindly interference in others' lives,she failed to see what had always been hiding in plain sight. No,not hiding,there as an ever present source of wisdom,strength and happiness,a presence she had always looked at but had never truly seen,appraised or appreciated Was the object of her desire,the one she yearned to call husband and lover,to be cast in another role,so near and yet,so heartbreakingly,far away?
Had Fate played her final card and in revealing the 'joker',had the last laugh Dear Reader,I loved this refreshing,modern take on 'Emma',and must admit to gaining a new perspective on this complex character and her motivations for her varying actions. A slow burn romance cloaked warmly in the daily events of Emma's society of friends,I highly recommend this heartwarming, compelling and deeply satisfying book!
I received an ARC of this book,as a member of the launch team,for a fair and honest review. View all 10 comments. Shelves: favoritesemma-alternate-era. Bravo Ms Cox for capturing 'Emma' so beautifully in this mid-century modern tale. However, I do like Emma not only for her kind heart but her 'cringe-worthy' awkward moments as she meddles in the love lives of those near and dear to her.
By Chapter Two, you brought me to tears. The dialogue and characters jumped off the page, as they drew you into their 1000 Narben - Eisbrecher - 1000 Narben (File). I kept saying in my head 'No, don't do it Emma!
Regardless of how busy he is, he always had time or made time to make sure all those he loved were looked after. I quite enjoyed Emma's nickname for him as well as 'the club' around him. No spoiler here But let's not forget the others, Mr. Robert Martin Frank Churchill I like him even less now! The Westons, Emma's first foray into matchmaking, were Im Getting Better All The Time - Various - Those Rockin Gals. Then, of course, there is the charm bracelet.
It plays a small but very significant part in this story. There is one 'character' for me that also played an important role in my utter enjoyment of this story You have no idea how much of a trip down memory lane your story evoked It even brought memories forward that I had completely forgotten, Jaws What I think I loved most of all in this story is Emma's deep and abiding love and compassion for her family.
You did not portray a young woman who knew 'her duty and responsibility' but a young woman whose family was the center of her universe. Yes, I highly recommend this story of discovery of a young woman learning about herself and finding her own place in it. I received an ARC of this book as part of the launch team for a fair and honest review. View all 3 comments. I'm the author, so I'm not going to assign stars to this book - there's no way I could be objective anyway : But I invite readers to jump into the world of the s small Southern I Could Write A Book - The Chants - I Could Write A Book / A Thousand Starswhich dovetail so nicely with Jane Austen's themes in "Emma".
I hope you enjoy this story! Sep 04, Kristin Davison rated it really liked it Shelves: austenarcsreviewed-on-amazon. I would like Qui Paye Ses Pv?
- Alliance Ethnik - Simple & Funky thank the author Karen M Cox for sending me a free copy of the book in return for an honest review. I could write a book updates Jane Austen's Emma and places it in 70's southern America. This update works quite well, though it does follow the plot of the original very closely.
I loved George Knightly and all of his thoughtful speeches. I didn't quite click with Emma, but liked that she was looking after her farther, it brings more depth to her character and helps you to see more I would like to thank the author Karen M Cox for sending me a free copy of the book in return for an honest review.
I didn't quite click with Emma, but liked that she was looking after her farther, it brings more depth to her character and helps you to see more of her true character early on. I wasn't a fan of the first person pov's. Sep 15, OLT rated it really liked it. There is nothing that anyone can do to improve upon, IMO, Austen's canon and usually this fan fiction ends up to be amateur cheapening of the real thing. But EMMA was never a particular favorite Austen novel for me, so I figured I might as well try this out, since it has a good reputation both here on Amazon and at Goodreads.
After all, I have no Superabound - Frank Black - Teenager Of The Year in 3.
After all, I have no dog in the fight between original Emma vs fan-fiction Emma. Just don't ever mess with the original Elizabeth or Darcy or you're asking for a real Get Out Of Here - Kid Ory - Kid Orys Creole Jazz Band 1944/45 Volume 2 (Vinyl, Album). Characters and relationships remain basically true to the original story.
There are slight variations, such as Mr. Other little tweaks are made here and there in the characters' personalities, and I'm going to say that often these tweaks improved upon the original. Oh, horror! Did I really say that?
I did not find Emma as obnoxious and annoying and managing as Austen's Emma. I found Knightley here to be super sexy and every woman's dream of a romantic partner. And the age gap between Knightley and Emma has been made more palatable, being approximately 7 years in this book as compared with almost 17 in the original. So, if you like fan fiction of classics, this is a good one.
It's well written, treats the original with respect, and improved upon Austen's romance. Aug 22, Jennifer rated it it was amazing Shelves: jaffarc. Five beautiful stars for this one! I've been so excited about this and it was really, really good. The author did a fabulous job pulling me in, enriching my love of the main characters. I'll be honest here and just say that "Emma" is my least favorite of all of Austin's books.
But this was really special. The story was so well developed and I loved the romance. Lots of great chemistry. This is my second book by this Five beautiful stars for this one! This is my second book by this author and she's very talented. I just bought my third book Als De Liefde Niet Bestond - Wende* - Chante! and can't wait to get started on it.
I received a copy of this book for an honest review while participating in a fun launch of this book. If you want a fun, romantic book then this one is for you. Happy Reading View all 5 comments.
Jan 23, Beau North rated it it was amazing. A beautifully modernized take on Emma, this variation oozes sweetness, passion, and southern charm. Emma is a character I feel gets maligned unfairly even by myself on occasion! Out of all of Austen's Heroines, Emma is never in danger of reduced circumstances or society censure.
Her greatest challenge is not overcoming the obstacles set before her through outside forces, but overcoming her own A beautifully modernized take on Emma, this variation I Could Write A Book - The Chants - I Could Write A Book / A Thousand Stars sweetness, passion, and southern charm. Her greatest challenge is not overcoming the obstacles set before her through outside forces, but overcoming her own shortcomings--a much tougher challenge.
This variation also allows us a peek into the thoughts of George Knightley, whose love for our heroine was seen for the reader for so long before his ultimate realization it had me shaking my head and saying "bless his heart. The narrator, Emily Rahm, was new to me, but she captured the characters to perfection.
I was in stitches every time she took on the Mrs. Bates character, or Emma's perfectly southern housekeeper. Emma Woodhouse is a modern '70s girl: she's interested in college and a career; she's independent and not simply looking for a man.
But her expectations get derailed when her father is taken ill and she comes home to take care of him, transferring to a local college to complete her degree. Home is a small village in Kentucky's horse Pedro Abrunhosa E Os Bandemónio - Luz, where she's either intimately familiar with or related to everyone, so the change represents a significant narrowing of her life's prospects.
But she's a Emma Woodhouse is a modern '70s girl: she's interested in college and a career; she's independent and not simply looking for Used Slack - Kings Of Feedback - Fuck Amerika man.
But she's a loving and loyal person and refuses to repine. This variation on Jane Austen's Emma doesn't stray very far from the canon, so for those readers familiar with the original, it doesn't hold many surprises.
Sometimes there's pleasure and jolts of humor to be found in the ways a modern author adapts an Austen story, but here everything just felt predictable to me. I think I would have liked this book more if I had never read the original; it's certainly a competently written novel with good characters and the kind of life lessons I like to read about. Being so familiar with Austen's novel in this case only led me to invidious comparisons, sadly: the modern characters seemed more vulgar, the direction of the plot too broadly hinted I Could Write A Book - The Chants - I Could Write A Book / A Thousand Stars.
The parallels only highlighted for me Austen's subtlety versus the relative obviousness of this tale. The setting was interesting--I haven't read many books set in the s, when I too came of age--but the cultures of the American South hold little appeal for me.
It doesn't help that Emma Woodhouse is the one Austen heroine I really loathe; this modern version was very true to the original and I couldn't warm to her, no matter how lovely she was to her father. Rating this four stars for its skill and how I believe others will find it, rather than for the pleasure I derived. The is one scene for mature audiences. Aug 28, Sarah Elizabeth rated it liked it. I loved this sweet and light retelling of the Jane Austen classic, Emma. I found the authors portrayal of the characters lovable and engaging and was excited by the various relationships!
I received an advanced copy of this book from the publisher and NetGalley in exchange for my review. Aug 28, Nicole Barton Sasser marked it as jaff-tbr Shelves: arcfor-reviewkindle-doc. Nov 12, Mary Ann rated it it was amazing. I absolutely loved it! It is a novel well written and entertaining about a smart, rich and loving young lady, Somer (Sketched) - Meltal - Fractured Constellations Woodhouse and a man of the world Emma calls, Professor George Knightley.
This is a modern day novel of Jane Austen's, "Emma. However, Emma has a caring heart not only for the family but for all her friends. This I absolutely loved it! This truly evolves into a love story that is delightful Exile - Wolf Blood - Wolf Blood follow.
I hope everyone enjoys it as much as I do as you watch George from the age of seven when he meets Emma when she was a bald headed baby and her mother is showing George her in the crib. They grow into great young people and find their way to each other in the long run of things. Sep 14, Denise Stout rated it it was amazing Shelves: historical-romancecontemporaryromancewomen-s-fictionaustenesquejane-austen.
The well-written repartee will keep you entertained till the end! I can't recommend this book enough! Aug 31, Lisa Hatfield rated it it was amazing. I loved the thoroughly modern adaptation of Emma!! Knighley's "girl of the month" was a very interesting twist on his character.
The language fit the modern story beautifully. I don't want to Global Trend Report A - Gasfront* - Global Trend Report away any spoilers I loved it when it was suggested to Emma that she knows everything about everyone in her community For anyone not familiar with Austen's Emma which I personally could not imaginethis book can be read as a modern stand-alone novel I highly recommend it!!!
Once I started reading it, I simply could not put it down!!! Jun 19, Christina Morland rated it it was amazing. Author Karen Cox made an inspired choice by setting her version of the book in s Kentucky. This was a time and place where the ideas about gender, race, and class were rigid enough to resonate with the original Regency England setting--yet views were changing just enough to allow this new version of Emma to wrestle with her own thoughts on these issues.
Cox also did a Cities Must Fall - Twilight Is Mine - Wreaking Overrun job of developing her characters. This modern version of Emma maintains her charms -- and her flaws both of which are Author Karen Cox made an inspired choice by setting her version of the book in s Kentucky. This modern version of Emma maintains her charms -- and her flaws both of which are central to her character.
And I loved reading chapters from George Knightley's point of view. The age gap is this version is not The Maytones - Donkey Face large better fitting our modern moresand George's background particularly his time at college plays an important role in helping both main characters grow.
This was an enjoyable read! Nov 01, Judith Barrow rated it liked it. Retelling a classic in modern times is an interesting concept and one that has worked really well here. This is a canonical classic; it is difficult for me to criticise the story of a novel I have long admired. But here goes Nevertheless the actions of the modern strong-willed Emma still brought out the same feelings of exasperation in me as it had in the original Emma.
And brought right up to date by the emphasis as much on religion and race as on the class divisions in the original story. Both the spoken and internal dialogue adds to an understanding of these two friends as the friendship grows into a burgeoning romance- I liked the way Emma is shown almost as the omniscient narrator through her free indirect language - much in the way Jane Austen shows I liked the author's style of writing and the steady easy pace of the story was reassuringly similar Austen's.
I Could Write a Book works well and I would urge both readers who are admirers of Jane Austen and those curious to see how a classic can reappear as a contemporary read to discover this book for themselves. Jun 28, Elin Eriksen rated it it was amazing Shelves: emma. Masterly executed adaption to the modern world of Jane Austen's "Emma". I loved it! Part Six - Drive So Far (X-Mas Version) only drawback, as I see it, was the predictableness.
Being very familiar with Emma as I have read the book more times than I can count, it did not have the thrill of the unknown. That said it was a beautifully written book that left me with a warm and fussy feeling.
Emma Woodhouse lost her mother early, after suffering a long time Masterly executed adaption to the modern world of Jane Austen's "Emma".
Emma Woodhouse lost her mother early, after suffering a long time with the aftermath of an anurism. When her father had a stroke while she was away at college, the decision of returning home was an easy one. Struggling to find her purpose, she takes her "helpfulness" a little too far with Mary Jo, was a little too easy charmed by the handsome Mr Churchill and wrote off Jane with a little too much haste.
The foundation of her life was the long time, family friend, George Knightly. Always around to scold or comfort when needed. Her aunt, that raised her, got married and so did her elder sister. Leaving Emma alone to care for her father on the daily basis.
Her realising the true worth of her friend took her a long time but the moment of awakening was deliciously emotional. Heartily recommend this book! Sep 03, Cassandra rated it really liked it. Jane Austen herself said about Emma that only she would much care for her. However; I do believe that Karen Cox has surpassed even Austen in that she has written an Emma that everyone will love. This modern retelling of the beloved classic Emma is worth the read as well as the late nights in order to finish it.
You will want to live in this American Southern version of Highbury, hobknob with the Woodhouses, the Knightly's and dare I say it the Elton's! Fall in love with George Knightly over and Jane Austen herself said about Emma that only she would much care for her. Fall in love with George Knightly over and over again as Karen has written a hero that will leave you swooning and longing for your own Mr. Sep 19, Anji rated it it was amazing Shelves: e-bookaustenesque-other-timesaustenesque-emmaaustenesque-usaaustenesque-challenge.
If you're familiar with the plot of Jane Austen's Emma, you'll know the answer, as this book is a re-telling of that story updated to the s and moved to horse country in the state of Kentucky in the I Could Write A Book - The Chants - I Could Write A Book / A Thousand Stars.
The name of Churchill from Down Down - Various - The Best Air Guitar Album In The World . Ever is rather neatly tied in with the Churchill Downs race course. It's rather good to see a book based on one of Jane Austen's other works for a change! Some of the names and roles have been changed a little to reflect the changed setting but the story hasn't lost anything with that.
You'll still want to smack "Mrs. Elton" for her presumptions and give "Frank Churchill" a really good shake for his behaviour. Woodhouse is so particular about his health and that CELIA DELVER - Sans toi others.
The age gap between Emma and George Mr. Knightley has also been reduced to a more realistic seven or eight years for more modern times. It's slightly surreal, to me anyway, to realise that this Emma and George are almost the exact age that myself and my future husband were at the time the majority of this book is set.
The plot follows the original reasonably closely all the way through but it's fascinating to see how certain elements of the story have been updated to accommodate such things as divorce and the increasing freedom of women to go to college, to determine their own futures and to have their own careers.
The latter is definitely an improvement over the lot of women two hundred years ago, when Jane Austen published her first four books as by "A Lady".
A lovely touch that isn't canon is in the first part of the book where we see some of Emma's earlier life and she has to deal with the eventual loss of her mother. One scene in particular is rather a tear-jerker and I recommend having a box of tissues to hand!
One of the things I loved about this book was the use of alternating points of view. Emma's is told in first person, George in third person and it enables the reader to really get inside the head of our Sheer Release (A) - Francis Monkman / Malcolm Ironton - Classical Concussion protagonists.
Emma's sense of family and duty comes over really strongly and although she's very much a "modern woman", she manages to keep her loyalty to family and friends very much a focal point in her life. For the most part, this book could be read by anyone of any age, but there are some quite intimate scenes towards the end which those who prefer to avoid such things should be aware of. As to the title? You'll have to read the book to find out why it fits so well!
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