I’ll confess, I don’t read much of Other People’s Fiction these days. I watch some movies, but I rarely sit down and read because if I have the choice between OPF and MOF (My Own Fiction), MOF wins.
However, I love my Kindle and the ability to download samples. So when I’m in the doctor’s office or somewhere else where I have ten minutes to sit, I scroll through my list of OPF and skim. Most samples are entertaining for 5 to 10 pages, but I have no desire to finish the book.
Yesterday I came across What You Wish For by Catherine Winchester. It was a Lost- in- Austen-esque version of North and South with a modern girl meeting Mr. Thornton. What’s not to like about that? As with Lost in Austen, there were a few things that I would have written differently, but that’s the case with most books I read. I continually edit in my mind. However, it was a fun escape and I thought she captured the essence of many of the characters in the original novel, but also made them her own creations. Fun.