Item description for Central Park (Austen Series V3) by Debra Smith...
Overview Ethan Summers' handsome features, dark hair, and deep-brown eyes instantly captivate Francine's youthful heart. Drawn together by a love of learning and solid moral convictions, they soon become close friends. As the years pass by, Francine dreams that Ethan will someday return her love. But her hope dies when the beautiful Lylleth Casper sweeps Ethan's heart away. Aware of Lylleth's worldly values, Francine is dismayed that Ethan is under her spell and heartbroken when he questions his calling to be a minister. When a wealthy man comes calling, Francine recognizes his lack of moral fortitude and rejects his advances. Pressured by her uncle to accept such a fortuitous match and caught between unrequited love and society's expectations, Francine cries out to God for help. Will she marry a man she doesn't love? Will Ethan discover that what real love is in time to intervene? This book is a lively, engrossing tale of passion, love, and deep faith.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.3" Width: 5.5" Height: 1" Weight: 0.685 lbs.
Release Date Mar 31, 2005
Publisher Harvest House Publishers
Series Number 3
ISBN 0736908730 ISBN13 9780736908733
Availability 0 units.
More About Debra Smith
Debra West Smith, a resident of Louisiana, has used her knowledge of the locale to accurately describe the geography and scenery of New Orleans and the south Louisiana coast through the eyes of young Hattie.
Debra Smith currently resides in Bradyville. Debra Smith was born in 1955.
Reviews - What do customers think about Central Park (Austen Series V3)?
Wonderful adaption! Feb 28, 2006
So far in this series, Debra White Smith has taken liberties with dropping 'extra' characters and siblings, changing what jobs people have, and even changing how people are related to one another. None the less, I look for how well the characteristics, motives, and interactions of the characters stay true to the Jane Austen stories despite all these changes. Honestly, I loved this modernization and felt that she kept all the characters true as well as keeping all those favorite moments from Mansfield Park even if the settings had changed. This is my favorite of Smith's 'Austen Series' so far.
Central Park review Jan 28, 2006
I have always loved Jane Austen books and did a whole literature study on her in College. So, whenI heard there was a series remade of her stories I jumped on them and finding out they were Christian based was even better! It really parralled the original only being set in modern times. All of her books in the Austen series are heartwarming and make me feel good, I have read all of them in just a few days. These are all fun and make you feel good about life romance and always gives a good spiritual high.
CENTRAL PARK Jan 28, 2006
I enjoy Jane Austen and feel that Debra White Smith does an excellent job portraying each character from Jane Austen into a present-day character, for example, in Central Park each character faces the same overall issues that they do in Mansfield Park. I have enjoyed the Austen Series and would recommend it to readers.
Wonderful Book Jan 8, 2006
This is my favorite out of the Austen series. It's also the closest out of the series to resemble "Mansfield Park", the book that it's patterned after. I am a big Jane Austen fan and re-read her books two of three times a year. This particular book leaves me smiling after I'm done reading it.
Disappointing Jan 5, 2006
I found this book to be quite disappointing, juvenile and unbelievable. The characters are irratic and the story line overdeveloped in some places and underdeveloped in others. Example: if a wealthy New York bachelor is trying to impress his affluent next door neighbor with a house warming gift, he most likely would bring something from Tiffany's, not a MacIntosh Yankee Candle. And what world class Manhattan hotel would have a gift shop that contained both emerald earrings and a section of Christian fiction? If I were you, I would pass on this book.