I haven’t read much of Jane Austen, and I have tried to read Pride and Prejudice numerous times, but can’t get through it. This book, Dear. Mr. Knightley, is a play on Pride and Prejudice, and though I’m sure it can’t compare to the original, was very enjoyable. Call me a prude, but what I liked most about this book was the virtue of the main character. So many love stories seem to require skin and sex and it’s totally not necessary. This book was clean and that was my favorite part.
As far as an overall story and believable, not so much. I did enjoy the “quotes” from other books and there are definitely scenes that are tender. The premise that Mr. Knightley would take on a foundation grant and then fall in love with the receiver seemed a bit too much, but at the same time, it could happen.
Another thing I especially enjoyed was seeing (although this is somewhat unbelievable) about the main character pouring her heart and life and every action in these letters to a stranger. Yet, sometimes we are more open with strangers than with our family members I know. Despite some far-reaching stretches, Dear. Mr Knightley, was a fun read, light, but with some “make-you-think” moments. Would recommend, even if you aren’t totally familiar with Pride and Prejudice.