Published by Quercus on November 2nd 2017
Genres: Fiction, Retelling, Romance
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Grace, Anne-Marie, Kate, Jojo and Serena are as different as can be but each month they meet in Serena's beautiful cliff-top cottage to discuss a good book - and their lives, which are sometimes stranger than fiction! Between new loves and old flames, cheating husbands and wayward children, there's always a surprise around the corner...
This is a light-hearted read with a playful retelling of Jane Austen’s big stories for example Emma. Which alsocjust so happens to be this months Reading Group book of choice. Della Parker takes some of the key elements of Jane Austen’s tales and uses them to create this story.
The Reading Group was originally published as separate short stories. Each part focuses on one member of the Reading Group at a time and the story didn’t interlink with other stories. This is a warm story that focuses on friendship, loyalty and the love of reading – which is perfect for all the bookworms out there!
For me this was quite a long book, and I think that I would have enjoyed the retellings a lot more if I had read them as separate parts. However as each part focuses on separate characters, this is a book that is easy to put down. And you can read one part and then have a reading break.
This was an amusing read. That was a fun and witty take on a classic that I know and love. There is plenty of laughs, love and tears with each page turn.