First off, I’d like to welcome Jennifer Probst to Bookish Temptations and thank her for agreeing to be interviewed and share her thoughts with us. I read “The Marriage Bargain” recently ( of which you can find my review here) and I really enjoyed it. It’s a witty and lovely romance that’s been on the New York Times Bestseller list for weeks now and that I highly recommend! I had the chance to ask Jennifer Probst about her characters, her writing process and more…
“What have you been judging from?…Dearest Miss Morland, what ideas have you been admitting?”
During an eventful season at Bath, young, naive Catherine Morland experiences fashionable society for the first time. She is delighted with her new acquaintances: flirtatious Isabella, who introduces Catherine to the joys of Gothic romances, and sophisticated Henry and Eleanor Tilney, who invite her to their father’s house, Northanger Abbey. There, influenced by novels of horror and intrigue, Catherine comes to imagine terrible crimes committed by General Tilney, risking the loss of Henry’s affection, and has to learn the difference between fiction and reality, false friends and true. With its broad comedy and irrepressible heroine, Northanger Abbey is the most youthful and optimistic of Jane Austen’s works.
Welcome back to the classic novel recommendation of the month. This time I chose “Northanger Abbey” by Jane Austen. I like this book for several reasons and despite it not being “Pride and Prejudice” or “Persuasion” it has so many things to love and learn from.