Jan 152016
 

Prejudice and Pride2The Heiress and The Museum Fundraiser

Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars

Source: Review Copy from Publisher

TYPE OF AUSTENESQUE NOVEL: Modern-day Retelling, Gender Swap

SETTING: New York City, Present-day

MAIN CHARACTERS:

  • John and Bennet Bethle: Two brothers who work in the development department at the Longbourn Collection (a small art museum in Queens)
  • Charlotte “Bingley’ Bingston: A socialite heiress who has just rented the penthouse at the illustrious Netherfield hotel
  • Darcy Fitzwilliam: Bingley’s wealthy but proud friend
  • Mr. Meryton: John and Bennet’s boss who falls over himself to court donors and is often in a tizzy over the prospect of receiving donations and connections from the wealthy upper-crust

WHY I WANTED TO READ THIS NOVEL:

  • I’ve read and enjoyed two other Pride and Prejudice retellings that are gender swap – Vanity and Vexation and Love at First Slight, and wanted to try another!
  • Lynn Messina is a new author for me and I love stories that take place in New York City!

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