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Reviewed by Lynette Fowlston for Readers' Favorite
Josette by Danielle Thorn is a historical, sweet romance in a Jane Austen-type novel. Josette is completely devastated with news of her brother’s death. When Captain Phillip Carter arrives before the post he sent, Josette is nothing but arrogant and quite callous, putting the blame of her brother's death on the Captain. Amy, her younger sister who is quite the spoiled, selfish brat, has her eye on the captain, all the while worrying about a coming-out party. With the discovery that Beddingfield Estates will be inherited by Edward Price, a cousin, upon the death of George, Josette is beside herself. She has no desire to wed this cousin, so Amy decides she will try and win him over...that is, until the family of Captain Carter tries to talk the girls out of making a hasty decision. Which one, if either, does Captain Carter have romantic notions about? Will Josette learn there is more to life than Beddingfield Estates and find happiness outside of her home?
For those who are into the regency romance/Jane Austen genre that is cleanly written, they will find Josette a sweet treat to read. At the beginning, I found Josette to be infuriating; she came across as an arrogant, snobbish young lady who felt things had to go her way, while her sister was a self-centered, spoiled teenager. The characters were easy to connect with. The book is well written, but I did think it somewhat resembled Pride and Prejudice. Still, all in all, it was an enjoyable read, a sweet romance with just a hint towards sexual tendencies, but no graphic scenes. Therefore it will be enjoyable for all ages.