Thursday Quotables: Sense & Sensibility by Joanna Trollope


Welcome back to Thursday Quotables! This weekly feature is the place to highlight a great quote, line, or passage discovered during your reading each week.  Whether it’s something funny, startling, gut-wrenching, or just really beautifully written, Thursday Quotables is where my favorite lines of the week will be, and you’re invited to join in!

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Sense & Sensibility by Joanna Trollope
(published October 29, 2013)

This is not your mother’s Jane Austen:

Marianne was crying again. She was the only person Elinor had ever encountered who could cry and still look ravishing. Her nose never seemed to swell or redden, and she appeared able just to let huge tears slide slowly down her face in a way that one ex-boyfriend had said wistfully simply made him want to lick them off her jawline.

What lines made you laugh, cry, or gasp this week? Do tell!

If you’d like to participate in Thursday Quotables, it’s really simple:

  • Write a Thursday Quotables post on your blog. Try to pick something from whatever you’re reading now. And please be sure to include a link back to Bookshelf Fantasies in your post (, if you’d be so kind!
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  • After you link up, I’d love it if you’d leave a comment about my quote for this week.
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8 thoughts on “Thursday Quotables: Sense & Sensibility by Joanna Trollope

  1. Wow, great quote! Most books you have to really dig for a good’un, but by the sound of it, this book must be full of them. And for the record… I hate them types of women 😉 I always look like I’ve been battered afterwards, ha ha! Big red swollen face and all!
    Thank for sharing 😀
    Amy x

    • I’m finally getting close to the end, and I’m enjoying it! I think it mostly works in comparison to the Jane Austen version – not sure whether it would make a great stand-alone for someone who hasn’t read the original. It’s fun!

      • That’s interesting. I have read Austen, so I guess it would work for me, but I sometimes wonder about the audience for certain books–like middle-grade Beowulf-inspired fantasies. I don’t think most people read Beowulf until high school, so how do you market that?

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