I’ve mentioned several times before that due to Jane Austen Fan Fiction I’ve met a lot of wonderful people with whom I can discuss my favorite books.
But that is not all JAFF has done! Last year, JAFF also brought old friends together!
A long time ago (for me it seems a long time ago, even if it’s not), I went to colleague with a girl named Sónia. We immediately discovered we had similar hobbies and tastes and became friends. We were very close during that time of our lives; however, when colleague ended back in 2006 we went into separate ways. Sónia returned to her home-town in the south of the country, and I decided to remain in Lisbon. Going on separate ways, we never spoke or heard from each other again.
It wasn’t until a couple of months ago that I discovered Sónia on Goodreads and remembered how we both loved to read.
I started talking to her online about literature, and of course, made a whole speech about JAFF which was until that moment a mystery to her. She really liked the idea behind JAFF and started following my blog.
When I hosted Joana Starnes in FPTM with a guest post and giveaway for her latest book The Unthinkable Triangle, Sónia participated and won the giveaway. She had to send me her contacts so that I could pass them along to Mrs. Joana Starnes, and that was when we reconnected!
I discovered Sónia had returned to Lisbon, and thought we had to meet and talk about JAFF face to face! And so we did 🙂
In our meeting I discovered Sónia truly fell in love with The Unthinkable Triangle. She liked it so much that she decided to share her experience with all my readers and, I of course, was thrilled with the idea of having her do so.
I hope you like to read Sónia’s words 🙂
“After I hit a lucky streak and won “The Unthinkable Triangle” by Joanna Starnes from the From Pemberley to Milton giveaway, I thought it best to re-read “Pride and Prejudice”, in preparation for my new book. The truth is this: I had never read Jane Austen Fan Fiction before, this was going to be my first!
And what a surprise it was! To get Darcy’s perspective, what he thought and felt, was wonderful. I think any woman, hopelessly romantic as I, is infatuated with the idea of unraveling the inner world and emotions hidden under the guise of composure and cold detachment of a man – especially a handsome one!
Without giving away much (you’ll have to read the book :p), the action is quite fluid and agreeable to read in pace. The inner conflict in Darcy; later Richard and lastly, Elisabeth – all very well build and presented and I could not avoid feeling empathetic toward all three. Of course it all ends well and that is all we all hope for.
I fell a little more in love with Jane Austen and I will certainly take up on reading some more JAFF from now on!
Thank you Rita and Joanna for this awesome gift!”
Thank you Sónia for sharing your opinion of the book with all of us 🙂 I always like to know the opinion of my readers, and of course, a huge thank you to JAFF and Joana Starnes, for bringing us back together 🙂