The Dashwood Sisters' Secrets of Love

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A celebration of friendship, sisterhood, and true love follows the Dashwood sisters--practical Elly, drama queen Abby, and tomboy Georgia--as they share their romantic woes and mishaps. Reprint.

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Rosie Rushton's books have been published -- and enjoyed -- all over the world. The author of all of the books in the Fab 5 series, Rosie also writes a column on teens for a regional newspaper and is a frequent contributor to talk radio. She lives in England.

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Grade 8 Up–Ellie, Abby, and Georgie Dashwood dislike their father's new wife and the effect she is having on him. When he dies suddenly, the girls and their mother learn that Mr. Dashwood left enormous debts and no inheritance, and the sting is even greater because he changed his will to leave the family's ancestral home to the new Mrs. Dashwood. The girls must leave their private school near London and the only home they've known and move to a small cottage in the country. The sisters and their mother cope with their reduced circumstances in different ways. Ellie, the oldest, is the practical one who worries about everything but finds love. Abby, the drama-queen middle child, falls in love with the rich bad boy and ends up hurt, and Georgie, the youngest, is the tomboy who doesn't realize the effect she has on a local boy. The girls' mother just does a lot of hand-wringing. If the plot seems familiar, it should because the novel is presented as an "homage" to Jane Austen's Sense and Sensibility. The author does a decent job of modernizing the tale, but the writing lacks Austen's subtlety and reads more like a movie script. In addition, the story is predictable, and the characters are all fairly static. However, the novel is enjoyable in the way that "beach books" are, and it will appeal to teens looking for something light and entertaining. The cover is eye-catching and au courant as well.–Cheri Dobbs, Detroit Country Day Middle School, Beverly Hills, MI
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