… Austen and Hall pose similar questions: Is it too late to recover the singular love of youth once the plot of one’s life is well underway? To what extent are children obligated to behave according to the values of their elders? The central romantic tensions of The Carriage House mirror those of Persuasion. Yet under modern social norms and cultural expectations, Hall casts a very different light on the traditional William Adair, his three sad, beautiful daughters, and William’s lifelong love, Adelia Lively. Click here for the full review.