Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
Source: Review Copy from Author
Set in the historic Old West, Paint and Play is a charming and comical tale about two contrasting sisters and their mother’s trials in trying to find them suitable husbands. Cadence is sensible, serious, and more inclined to read a good book than attend a dinner party. Florence is effervescent, unbridled, romantic, and not as rational as her sister. Their mother, Mrs. Hudson, is much preoccupied with marrying off her talented and beautiful daughters, and their father wishes for nothing more than a peaceful and quiet home.
Does some of this sound familiar? If you’ve read Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice or Sense and Sensibility you may recognize some character parallels… Cadence and Florence share some personality traits with Elinor and Marianne Dashwood of Sense and Sensibility and Mr. and Mrs. Hudson’s marriage very much resembles that of Mr. and Mrs. Bennet! Isn’t that a fun combination!