I am going to start by saying I am an Austenite. I do not take sequels and adaptations lightly. I had yet to meet one that satisfied me in more that a minimal, it-keeps-the-story-going sort of way, until I read this book (which I did today, not stopping once I started). LOVE. This is the only thing I have ever read in this genre that even comes close to making me feel the way I feel when I read my favorite parts of P & P. I love this book, I can see reading it multiple times the way I do Austen's books. Brilliant.