"When Charlotte Heywood accepts an invitation to visit the newly fashionable seaside resort of Sanditon, she is introduced to a full range of polite society, from the reigning local dowager Lady Denham to her impoverished ward Clara, and from the handsome, feckless Sidney Parker to his amusing, if hypochandriacal sisters. A heroine whose clear-sighted common sense is often at war with romance, Charlotte cannot help observing around her both folly and passion in many guises. But can the level-headed Charlotte herself resist the attractions of the heart?"
As I've mentioned in another post, I'm quite critical of Austen spin-offs and am not that easily satisfied. This, however, is absolutely delightful and well worth the attention of any and all Austen fans.