Monday, November 19, 2012

Review: Imperfect Bliss - Susan Fales-Hill

Do you enjoy reading contemporary renditions of Jane Austen Fiction stories ? Enjoy reality TV shows like "The Bachelor" ?
Imperfect Bliss
Review: Imperfect Bliss - Susan Fales-Hill - July 2012
I'm not sure what it is about Jane Austen fiction renditions , as it seems I can't get enough of them and books about reality TV Shows I adore which does surprise me as Im not one to enjoy watching it on TV but reading it in books is a whole different ballgame. 
Imperfect Bliss takes us into the life of the Harcourt Family in modern day America.  We meet Harold Harcourt and his wife Forysthia and then of course their four daughters all quite stunning or so we read - Victoria, Elizabeth, Diana and Charlotte. Forysthia is obsessed with everything royal and hopes that by naming her children after the royal family, they will one day meet their princes and live happily ever after.  The family though are about to enter into a world of chaos and reality TV and all its antics as Diana has been chosen to star on a new reality TV show similar to "The Bachelor" called "The Virgin". Now the family must work together or try to distance themselves from being on the camera and having their everyday life broadcasted. From eldest daughter Victoria, with her on-screen marriage proposal to her coming out secrets revealed to Elizabeth aka Bliss who never seems to have her shortage of men but unfortunately, they all seem to be unavaliable one way or another and of course there is her four-year old daughter Bella who dreams of being a princess.  Diana with her antics for fame and Charlotte - the one who reminded me of Lydia from Pride and Prejudice.   Imperfect Bliss by Susan Fales-Hill was one of the best Pride and Prejudice focused renditions that captured the whole "Bennett Family" clan as most Pride and Prejudice renditions tend to focus mainly on Elizabeth and Darcy , Wickham and Jane and Bingham.


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