This was a very enjoyable read, but I was expecting more from Smith, one of my favourite authors. I greatly enjoyed the modern Mr. Woodhouse, but Emma was less developed and likeable. I know how difficult it is to please everyone with a retelling of Austen's work; however and this book really was good fun. I greatly enjoyed the outcomes of Elton's proposal and the little twist with Harriet at the end. I wanted more scenes with George Knightley and Jane Fairfax too.