This book pulled me in and had me so hooked I finished it in nearly one sitting. Is this a Pride and Prejudice spin-off? Yes. Is it the best Pride a Prejudice spin-off? Absolutely! This isn't a continuation, rather it's a different side of that beloved story. Longbourn traces the events of Pride and Prejudice but through the eyes of the people who serve the Bennet family (fans of Downton Abbey take heed!). But Jo Baker avoids the novelty and gimmick of other prequels/sequels and offers up a beautiful novel filled with romance, toil, and mystery; a novel that stands up all on its own.