D E Stevenson is the master of the simple but charming story, with every-day characters and happy endings. She is my go-to author for frazzled days. Katherine's Marriage has many lively moments, likable people, the dreadful Zelda, and deals with a modern problem - the blended family. The narration is excellent.
This is one of my favorite Jane Austen books, but there's so much more to the story than a painfully shy, undervalued damsel finding love. The narration was lively, the characters clearly delineated (awful Aunt Norris at her worst, brrr). Still listening to the book, as it's
nearly 17 hours long!
Melodramatic, without Stevenson's later humor and light touch. Too much angst and too much of the author telling us about the characters rather than allowing the reader to discover them. The narrator does a fine job.
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