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MOBI Ó DOC First Impressions FREE ✓ ❴PDF / Epub❵ ☀ First Impressions Author Charlie Lovett – Charlie Lovett first delighted readers with his New York Times bestselling debut The Bookman's Tale Now Lovett weaves another brilliantly imagined mystery this time featuring one of English literaturAllegories by Richard Mansfield Their ueries draw Sophie into a mystery that will cast doubt on the true authorship of Pride and Prejudice and ultimately threaten Sophie's life In a dual narrative that alternates between Sophie's uest to uncover the truth while choosing between two suitors and a young Jane Austen's touching friendship with the ageing cleric Richard Mansfield Lovett weaves a romantic suspenseful and utterly compelling novel about love in all its It is a truth universally acknowledged that I came very close to running my car into a telephone pole than once while listening to this atrocious book just to make it stopOne of my favorite things about my job is the wonderful uninterrupted time my commute gives me to listen to audio books This is a pleasure I have not been afforded in many years so I tend to be super choosy about what makes its way into my CD player As a genuine fan of Charlie Lovett's The Bookman’s Tale a literary mystery tailor made for hard core Shakespeare nuts and any lover of antiuarian books I had every reason to believe First Impressions A Novel of Old Books Unexpected Love and Jane Austen would be a similar delightful foray into the world of another author I love Ms Jane AustenLet's just say it got to the point with this particular audio book that I just couldn't let it beat me and listened right to the bitter end despite every fiber of my being screaming TURN IT OFF Seriously I was actually yelling at the CD player by the endLet me introduce you to Sophie Collingwood She is an idiot Why you ask? Well Sophie Collingwood loves books Nothing wrong with that you say Certainly not I reply The problem is that is the only thing Sophie Collingwood cares about The only thing in the entire world according to Sophie worth any attention love or than ten seconds of her time is books Your worth as a human being is defined according to Sophie by how much you love books If you do not agree with this Sophie will kill you No seriously She'll totally kill you Unless she finds a new book then she'll get distracted and you can run awaySophie is devoted to her uncle Bertram another bibliophile who like Sophie literally does nothing other than read and purchase books I think he may have a job as an accountant somewhere but that's only so he can get money to buy books Lovett mentions this all of one time so I could be wrongThen Sophie meets Eric who is the single most horrendous love interest ever In the span of two days Eric does the following;1 Calls Sophie an idiot for liking the romantic aspects of Jane Austen's writing2 Stalks her to her parents house 3 Insults her father to his face repeatedly within ten minutes of meeting him4 Strong arms Sophie into kissing him after promising he's not interested in getting her into bedOf course none of these things are deal breakers because its totally charming when a guy stalks you insults you and your family repeatedly and lies from the moment he opens his mouth Also he's taking a year off to travel the world and read great literature in its country of origin For someone who would clearly eat wear and sleep on books if she could this is the height of romanceThen dear old uncle Bertram dies and leaves Sophie his amazing collection of dusty books along with his apartment This is actually great since Sophie just graduated from Oxford where I have no idea what in the hell she studied because it is never ever mentioned and she doesn't have a job or any idea what to do with her life She is horrified to discover upon her arrival at the apartment that her father has had to sell uncle Bertram's collection to pay off his apparently outstandingly huge debts at the risk of losing the apartmentSophie's response to this is to tell her f

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Forms and the joys of a life lived in books Charlie Lovett is a writer teacher and playwright whose plays for children have been seen in over 3000 productions worldwide He served for than a decade as writer in residence at Summit School in Winston Salem NC He is a former antiuarian bookseller and he has collected rare books and other materials related to Lewis Carroll for than 25 years He and his wife split their time between Winston Salem and Kingham Oxfordshir I adored this book I simply didn't want to put it down I could identify with the main protagonist Sophie with her love of books and Jane Austen I think this is a book that any bibliophile would appreciate Especially when Sophie and her Uncle Bertram talked of their love and appreciation of reading and books in general I liked that there was a little mystery involved too Even though Sophie did make some stupid mistakes I was still rooting for her And of course the thought that Jane Austen plagiarized Pride Prejudice sent me all up in arms That's a sign of a good book when you know for a fact certain truths but still can get your emotions flared with fictionMy favorite uote says it all A good book is like a good friend It will stay with you for the rest of your life When you first get to know it it will give you excitement and adventure and years later it will provide you with comfort and familiarity And best of all you can share it with your children or your grandchildren or anyone you love enough to let into its secretsFirst Impressions charmed me engaged me fulfilled my love for Jane Austen and made me love another book

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First ImpressionsCharlie Lovett first delighted readers with his New York Times bestselling debut The Bookman's Tale Now Lovett weaves another brilliantly imagined mystery this time featuring one of English literature's most popular and beloved authors Jane Austen Book lover and Austen enthusiast Sophie Collingwood has recently taken a job at an antiuarian bookshop in London when two different customers reuest a copy of the same obscure book the second edition of Little Book of This novel is ridiculous The writing could be cliched and cringe worthy and I came close to abandoning the book several times If the story had not involved Jane Austen I would not have finished it Despite these irritations there were a few things I liked about First Impressions It opens in 1796 in Hampshire with Jane Austen meeting Richard Mansfield an elderly clergyman Eventually the two become good friends sharing ideas about books and literature We see the fictional version of Jane becoming confident as a writer and sharing early drafts of her novels with Mr Mansfield Lovett invents numerous letters taken from the text of Austen's real novels and even though I thought it was twee some fans might get a kick out of this Meanwhile the story also follows Sophie Collingwood who is a modern day bibliophile in London The novel alternates chapters between Jane's life and Sophie's and Sophie gets caught up in a mystery about something Mansfield wrote back in 1796 Sophie goes on a hunt to prove that Jane Austen wasn't a plagiarist and this melodramatic mystery uickly became absurd What I did like were the bookish aspects of the novel Sophie was close with an uncle who is also a bibliophile and the two had long conversations about their love of literature Sophie also starts dating a guy who collects 18th and 19th century books and another guy who shares her passion for Jane Austen's works What I did not like was the trite writing and two dimensional characters I almost hurt myself doing exaggerated eye rolls while reading Here are a few examples Sophie describes one of her fellas as a drop dead gorgeous charming intelligent man BLECH During the ridiculous hunt for clues Sophie comes to a locked door kicks it open and says something like Good thing I took those kickboxing lessons OH MY GOD DID YOU SERIOUSLY WRITE THAT? During the final showdown with the villain there is a pause in the action so the bad guy can explain his evil plan Lovett wrote that he was leaning against the fireplace seeming to enjoy prolonging his moment of triumph DO YOU SEE WHAT I MEAN PEOPLE? THIS NOVEL IS SO CORNY IT'S ANNOYINGThe book is filled with references to Austen's writing but I cannot in good conscience recommend it to my fellow Janeites I was disappointed because I had been excited to read this book involving Jane Austen as a character However I think this will be one of those silly stories that I shall forget as soon as I return it to the library