i have to admit, I've only read 1 Austin book, back in high school. I couldn't even tell you which, because I'm sure I didn't really read it. Now, I'm finding that remakes of these books appealing and this is no different. I thoroughly enjoyed this book, the characters felt real. I liked that things didn't come easy to Jane and her sister. I loved the flawed Collum. I'm pretty sure I'll be picking an Austin book in the near future!