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The Constant Princess

My 1st hist. fic. book. Could’ve done w/o sexy bits. Didn’t read like a history book; princess determined to be queen to honor her lost <3.

Pride and Prejudice

Finally decided to read this. A bit dense, but didn’t hinder me. Enjoyed it, but I don’t get the infatuation with Darcy. #sorryimnotsorry

The Four Signs of a Dynamic Catholic

Picked this up at my OBs office #weird Read in 2 days. Made me want to get more involved in my parish. Every Catholic should give it a read.

A Year of Biblical Womanhood

By @rachelheldevans (Is she #catholic?) Funny, interesting, informative, engrossing. Changed my view of chocolate. See http://bit.ly/151EiN5

Remember Me?

Tale of long term amnesia. Love her style & this book was no diff. HATED the bad choice made by protag. Worth reading if u can handle that.
Linking up with Hallie and everyone else’s 5 Faves this week.

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  1. says

    Of the three I’ve read already ~ I agree with your review, I’ll keep my eye for the other two.
    I sort-of follow Elizabeth’s arc with Darcy, after Pemberley and learning about his devotion to his sister I started liking him more and more.

    • Jenna says

      I guess he just seemed a little pompous to me, but I understand the appeal: he did a great thing for her family!

  2. says

    1. If you like Philippa Gregory, give The Other Boleyn Girl a read – more frisky business than The Constant Princess but so compelling to read and explains so much about the reasons behind Henry’s break with the Catholic Church. Oh – and the movie doesn’t even begin to do justice to the book. 2. Jane Austen is always a good read but I am not a fan of Mr. Darcy either. I get that some women are drawn to that type but he is a pompous rear-end in my opinion – and nothing like my wonderful husband (swoon)! 3 & 4. Thanks for the recommendations – I will give them a try!! 5. I can’t believe there is a Sophie Kinsella novel I haven’t read yet – I will check this out! Thanks you for su ch a fun & quick 5 Favorites!!

    • Jenna says

      Thanks for your thoughts, Pam! It’s always wonderful to hear what others think about books I’ve read. I feel like it’s rare to get to chat lit with people these days :) I think I am going to stick with Gregory next time I crave a historical fiction book. And, I too have read almost all of Kinsella, but I still need to read Twenties Girl. Part way through it right now.

    • Jenna says

      Definitely not in “fave book ever” territory, but I might go ahead and say that Kinsella is my fave to read in Summer :)

  3. says

    “Changed my view of chocolate:” laughing and nodding at this takeaway from Rachel’s book! (She’s not Catholic.)

    I think the cultural infatuation with Mr. Darcy is tied to Colin Firth. See the 1995 version, then judge. :)

    • Jenna says

      I didn’t think she was, but I had to check :) And, I neeeed to see the movie. Any tips for getting a husband to watch it? ;)

  4. says

    Philippa Gregory sure doesn’t read like historical fiction. At least not in the sense that say, Jean Plaidy does when she’s writing about the same era/characters/etc. I agree with Pamela about The Other Boleyn Girl.

    • Jenna says

      I haven’t read any of Jean Plaidy, but if she reads like that, I’m going to have to pass. I didn’t do to well in history class ;)

  5. says

    I have to agree with Anne Bogel. The 1995 BBC production of Pride and Prejudice is a must see! It’s about 6 hours long and is completely faithful to the book except for a scene where Colin Firth goes for a swim in a lake with his clothes on. This incidentally seems to be the scene that is most remembered! My husband watched it with me and actually enjoyed it. I had told him beforehand that Mr. Darcy was my literature dream man so I think he was curious to see what I found so attractive about Mr. Darcy.
    I’m an avid reader of Rachel Held Evans’ blog so I can’t wait to read her book.

    • Jenna says

      haha I am just imagining Mike’s face when he finds out it is 6 hours! “Um, you should just watch that on the ipad during nap time.”

    • Jenna says

      Do you have an Amazon Prime account? Maybe you could rent it from there? I haven’t checked, but it’s a possibility :)