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Book Thoughts: What Kitty Did Next (Carrie Kablean)

Kablean, Carrie - What Kitty Did Next

★★★★★☆☆

Title: What Kitty Did Next
Author:  Carrie Kablean
Genre: Fiction / Hstorical Fiction
First published: 28 June 2018 by RedDoor Publishing
Edition: E-book, courtesy of NetGalley and the publisher

I love Jane Austen and a sequel of some sort is always ‘most welcome’. This one is definitely one of the better ones.

This story follows Kitty, who was best known in Pride and Prejudice as ‘the other silly sister’.  Having the spotlight put on her worked very well in my opinion. The imagined continuation of her life felt quite believable and the resulting wrap-up was satisfying.

I feel the author did a great job with a cast of mostly existing characters and as far as some sort of sequel goes, this book is definitely a success. The prose, especially in the beginning, is very much in the Austen vein. The strength of the prose and the story fluctuate a little and dips a little in the middle act, but overall I think this is a well written story that respects the original novel it flowed from.

Since I love Pride and Prejudice and am very familiar with these characters, I really enjoyed it. However, if you have not read Austen’s famous novel, I fear this book may fall a bit flat.

5 out of 7 stars