Ladies of the House: A Modern Retelling of Sense and Sensibility

Ladies of the House: A Modern Retelling of Sense and Sensibility

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SET IN HIGH-SOCIETY GEORGETOWN, AN IRRESISTIBLE FAMILY DRAMA ABOUT TWO SISTERS AND THE PUBLIC SCANDAL THAT JUST MAY LEAD THEM TO REWRITE THE RULES...

*Named a Best Book of February by Good Morning America, Bustle, Popsugar, BookBub, and Frolic*

No surprise is a good surprise. At least according to thirty-four-year-old Daisy Richardson. So when it's revealed in dramatic fashion that her esteemed father had been involved in a public scandal before his untimely death, Daisy's life becomes complicated--and fast.

For one, the Richardsons must now sell the family home in Georgetown they can no longer afford, and Daisy's mother is holding on with an iron grip. Her younger sister, Wallis, is ready to move on to bigger and better things but falls fast and hard for the most inconvenient person possible. And then there's Atlas, Daisy's best friend. She's always wished they could be more, but now he's writing an exposé on the one subject she's been desperate to avoid: her father.

Daisy's plan is to maintain a low profile as she works to keep her family intact amid social exile, public shaming, and quickly dwindling savings. But the spotlight always seems to find the Richardsons, and when another twist in the scandal comes to light, Daisy must confront the consequences of her continued silence and summon the courage to stand up and accept the power of her own voice.

Title:Ladies of the House: A Modern Retelling of Sense and Sensibility
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781525895968
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    Ladies of the House: A Modern Retelling of Sense and Sensibility Reviews

  • Suzanne Leopold (Suzy Approved Book Reviews)

    Media sparks flew when Senator Gregory Richardson was found dead of a heart attack with his twenty-seven-year-old mistress. His wife Cricket along with his two daughters, Daisy and Wallis do their bes...

  • Lucy

    Daisy Richardson's life was great ... until it wasn't. Her father, Gregory, died recently and it was at his memorial service when news broke that he wasn't the honorable man he appeared to be. Daisy, ...

  • Literary Redhead

    I loved LADIES OF THE HOUSE — a delicious tale of politics, loss, redemption, and romance and my fave book yet of 2020. It’s a contemporary retelling of Austen’s Sense and Sensibility, one I pre...

  • Esil

    It’s so hard to do a good retelling. This retelling of Sense and Sensibility was okay but it didn’t grab me. The story is set in the contemporary Washington DC political scene. The sisters are Dai...

  • Denise

    If you love Jane Austen's Sense and Sensibility, do yourself a favor and skip this one! I generally enjoy retellings, but this book is, at best, a very loose interpretation of my favorite Austen book;...

  • Brenda Feinen

    Ms. Austen would be thrilled with this modern retelling of Sense and Sensibility. So many quotes to love! An absolutely well needed story of women, strong women, determined to their lives without sham...

  • Carissa (Regency Woman)

    It’s unfortunate that a modern retelling of Sense and Sensibility felt the need to forgo, or actually decry, any sense of the Jane Austen morality and instead delved deeply into American politics wi...

  • Laurel

    This imaginative modern retelling of Jane Austen's Sense and Sensibility was a pleasant surprise. Edmondson transforms a classic story into contemporary times with wit, pathos, and aplomb. Jane Austen...

  • Amy Meyerson

    A fun and clever take on SENSE AND SENSIBILITY, LADIES OF THE HOUSE is replete with witty banter and keen social commentary. Like any good modernization, it also stands alone as a stellar novel, one t...

  • Sophia

    Some might quote that old chestnut about ‘when life tosses you lemons…’ to those who are going through life’s trials, but in the cut throat world of DC politics in this exciting new release, o...