Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Pride, Prejudice & Cheese Grits by Mary Jane Hathaway

Pride, Prejudice & Cheese Grits
by Mary Jane Hathaway

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Published by: Howard Books on June 10, 2014
Genres: Romance, Jane Austen alt
Source: ARC from Publisher
Rating: 3 Stars

NOTICE: I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

This hilarious Southern retelling of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice tells the story of two hard-headed Civil war historians who find that first impressions can be deceiving.

This light romantic re-telling of Jane Austen's Pride & Prejudice follows the story of Shelby Roswell, a Civil War professor and writer whose latest book was slammed by fellow professor and writer Ransom Fielding. Imagine her surprise when Ransom shows up at her university as a visiting professor.

Following the P&P storyline, they don't get along at first, and things always seem to come between them. There is the resident Wickham and the best friend like Jane. While the main storyline between Ransom and Shelby is easy to follow, the secondary Wickham scenario gets confusing at times. It took a turn for the absurd (I thought) at the end when student Katie is suddenly recognizable as Lydia. The controversy surrounding that incident (I won't spoil it for you) seemed ridiculous and a bit far-reaching. I didn't like it at all.

Overall, if you're looking for light romance and a modern, if loose, re-telling of P&P, check this out.

1 comment:

  1. I've seen this book around but to be honest I tend to avoid books that are marked as Southern because I find that they are frequently stereotypical and I find a lot of time yelling at them about how "We don't talk like that" or whatever the particular issue is (I'm in Alabama). Then I go off on a rant and it kind of all goes down hill from there! This one does sound cute despite the stretch for the Lydia character. Maybe not a go and search it out kind of a book but a fun to pick up if you see it book. Thanks for the review!


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