Goddard to her sister in London about the goings-on in Highbury.
Highly recommended for readers of Austenesque fiction and light historical fiction! The other main story-line focuses on Mrs.
It's format of letters between two sisters one of whom is a lesser character in Emma discussing events in the town of Highbury where Emma lives is great and subtle! Here is none of the sometimes-questionable behavior to be found in other spinoffs, none of the outlandish plots.
But honestly, the characters in the story--the sisters writing the letters, poor Charlotte, and Mr.
In both cases, the re-imaging works because the characters are fully realized main characters, and the original story is rightly submerged in the new.
In the gossipy exchange of letters that ensues, the sisters speculate about such mysteries as the origins of Jane Fairfax's pianoforte, why young Harriet would have declined Robert Martin's marriage proposal, and what caused Mr.
Description: I was hooked from the first letter.