Easy and Entertaining: First Frost and more…

9781250019837_p0_v2_s260x420First Frost by Sarah Addison Allen

First Frost by Sarah Addison Allen charmingly continues the story of the magical Waverley sisters, with the cranky apple tree still throwing its apples and the house still locking its doors. Allen includes a coming of age tale and cautionary advice for anyone seeking fortune over family. And, as always, she has a few bon mots to treasure. For fans of “Garden Spells” and its sequels, First Frost is a welcome addition.



As You Wish by Cary Elwes with Joe Layden9781476764023_p0_v6_s260x420

Cary Elwes, the star of the movie The Princess Bride reconstructs the making of the beloved film in As You Wish.

A little hokey and at times strung out – just like the movie – but funny and informative with pictures and insider notes from the actors and Director, Rob Reiner.  Makes me want to see the movie again.

The Plight of the Darcy Brothers by Marsha Altman

Altman continues the story of “Pride and Prejudice” with a few non Austen plot twists, including devout Mary Bennett sowing her wild seeds, Darcy gaining a few brothers from his father’s secret indiscretions. Sisters Jane and Elizabeth have children and manage their respective households as well as their gentlemen husbands. An easy and quick read – The Plight of the Darcy Brothers is a fun read for Austen fans. Thanks to my friendly librarian for the book