After reading Pride and Prejudice a few weeks ago, we decided to read another Jane Austen classic, Sense and Sensibility. The book follows the fate of three sisters and their mother who are thrown into the throes of poverty by their dead father and negligent brother. The two eldest sisters fall in love and then end up in trouble because of it.
Elinor and Marianne fall in love and fail to keep it close to their chests. Then they are both embarrassed and devastated when their loves end up marrying other women. The book teaches the folly of gossip and the virtues of sensibility in a woman.
Quick vote: We like Sense and Sensibility, but we definitely prefer Pride and Prejudice.