“It is a truth universally acknowledged that a single woman in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a husband.”
Elizabeth Aston’s sequel to Jane Austen classic Pride and Prejudice was a fun escape. P&P is beloved by most strong single women and old-fashioned romantics. A recent Keira Knightley movie update was box office gold and the BBC miniseries that launched Colin Firth to fame sells well on DVD. Aston is now on her fourth installment and with good reason. This world of opinionated proto-feminists, dashing bachelors, gossip, and scandal continues to be fascinating, especially since modern writer Aston does a great job mirroring Austen’s distinctive irony and plot twist.