Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Certainly Sensible, by Pamela Woods-Jackson, earns the Literary Classics Seal of Approval.

Susan Benedict and her three daughters have been ousted from the mansion they call home.  It seems Susan’s ex-husband, Daniel, has just been remarried and his new wife seeks the social status which comes from living in their high-end neighborhood.  Adding insult to injury Daniel has pulled the plug on his daughters’ allowance and private school tuitions.  So with little warning, the Benedict ladies must learn to fend for themselves, making do with the few resources they have at their disposal.  Along the way, they learn to lean on each other while finding an inner strength to become better versions of themselves.

While set in modern times, this book felt slightly reminiscent of some of the stylized romance films of the 50s and 60s; but it also bears a striking resemblance to Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility.  For those who love a good romance (or two or three) along with a feel-good happy ending, this book will hold great appeal.

LITERARY CLASSICS Book Awards & Reviews International Book Awards • Top Honors Youth Book Awards • Seal of Approval

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