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Poorly Written, Not Much Characterization
I greatly enjoy Jane Austen fanfiction, so I am always on the lookout for a new story or a new author. This book looks like it might be a slight twist on a familiar trope, the compromise. Unfortunately, the author doesn’t really seem to have a sense of how to write a book. The novella is very short, which can be fine, of course. But in this case, what the author did to achieve such a short text was to just about completely “tell” us the story, not showing much of anything at all. I don’t think there was any dialogue until the 13% or 14% mark. Instead we are told backstory and emotion through Elizabeth’s thoughts. Because the story was told so much, I never got a sense of the characters as people. There wasn’t as much to the plot as I hoped there would be. All in all, a very disappointing piece of Jane Austen fanfiction.