This was so not good.Boring, cliched (violet eyes here, emerald eyes there) and badly researched (e.g.debutantes had to wear white or pastels). The dialogues were wooden and the whole set-up so uninteresting, it was one of the quickest DNF ever for me, I think. And I really don't think that Jane Austen would appreciate all the mediocre to bad writing she unwillingly inspired...The content so far: Thee beautiful girls, who are friends and are so cool that they don't want to marry, but write a novel or be just great and cool when they are grown up. The "reluctant bride" is a much used trope in this genre, but really - do it properly and give the girl at least some kind of brain or sense of humor.This felt even worse, because I did a re-read of some of my favourite Georgette Heyer novels not long ago. Boy, is there a difference.