Thursday, May 14, 2015

REVIEW: Just To Hear 'I Love You' by Sarah Johnson

Book Blurb: Mary Bennet’s life changes forever when a childhood accident leaves her isolated in a silent world. Her sister Elizabeth emerges as her fiercest champion and unstinting protector. When further tragedy befalls Longbourn, Aunt and Uncle Gardiner embrace their orphaned nieces into their London household. Mary and Elizabeth must face the disapprobation of London society as they endure a Season of intense scrutiny. Will Mary’s own dearest wish— just to hear ‘I love you’ —ever come to be, or will her deafness forever consign her to life apart? The sisters must face their past and Mary’s worst critic when another family’s tragedy lands directly on their doorstep. Will they both have the strength to return love from unexpected suitors?

The Review: So I will say that I really enjoyed reading this book. It's the first book that I've read that places more of a spotlight on Mary Bennet than any of the other characters. While I have other books that have Mary as the main character I haven't taken the time to read them. I will probably do that sometime in the future now that I actually like her as a character. I liked that she ended up with Colonel Fitzwilliam in this book. I have read another story where she ended with him as well. Georgiana was a real bitch throughout most of the book. She only started becoming a likable character when she found out her precious George got another with child and refused to marry her unless he was given the sum of Georgiana's dowry. For the majority of the book I really wanted to punch her in the face. By the end of the story everybody of importance in the story is given a HEA. I like that even though Caroline married Viscount Milton (Fitz's older brother) she wasn't really happy. He just married her for her dowry of 20,000 pounds. Fitz's parents only come to reconcile with their family just before the end of the book. And even then Lord Danver only does it because he's dying. Lady Danver wanted to be a part of her grandchildren's lives and that's why she came. I recommend this book to anybody who enjoys a austenesque book or a good clean romance in general. 

Rating: 5 out of 5 Stars

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  1. Hi. Your review pretty much coincides with how I felt about this book. I loved it and I think it's my favourite one featuring Mary as a main character. At one point I really wanted to put Georgiana over my knee and smack her!

    1. I wish Fitz would have spanked her like he wanted to in the book. But then she probably would have just resented them even more.