|While Jane Austen isn't something everyone will love, her writing is certainly something to give a try. The language of the time does take some getting used to, but the words used make one learn new vocabulary. Such a great story surrounding first impressions (and false impressions) and learning to "own up" to one's misconceived perceptions. I do love the strong character and quick wit of Elizabeth. Looking for a romance but without the dirt of modern times? A love story that grows from mutual understanding, intellect, and time rather than infatuation? This novel challenges the standard "easy" read of modern romance and is an enjoyable way to spend chilly evening.