Aug 222018
 

A Small Town Play Production with Big Movie Stars!

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Source: Birthday Gift

TYPE OF AUSTENESQUE NOVEL: Modern-day Pride and Prejudice

SETTING: Summer Hill, Virginia

SYNOPSIS: When big-time Hollywood heartthrobs Tate Landers and Jack Worth come to the quiet country hamlet of Summer Hill for a month’s respite, it stirs some excitement. Especially when both actors decide to take part in a play production of Pride and Prejudice that is being put on for charity! With one of the town’s wealthiest members, Kit Montgomery directing the play, it seems everyone is getting involved. Including chef Casey Reddick, who recently left her stressful job of running a high-profile restaurant in Washington D.C. Although, Casey thought she would only be providing food for the cast and crew. Now it looks like she has a role in the play itself! And guess who she is starring against….the obnoxiously rude celebrity actor who had the audacity to insult her, break into her home, and eat one of her pies! Continue reading »

Aug 012018
 

Millennials and Modern Jane Austen

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars

Source: Review Copy from Author

In a debut release that translates Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice to modern-day Seattle with millennial-aged characters, Audrey Ryan tells the story of two sisters that are reuniting to live together after college and law school, find gainful employment, and figure out their directions in life. It is an exciting/confusing/frustrating time. And with uncertainties about their chosen fields and the complications of new relationships, both Lizzie and Jane Venetidis have some difficult lessons to learn and discover about themselves… Continue reading »

Jul 182018
 

What if Darcy and Lizzy Were Non-Traditional Students Returning To College?

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Source: Review Copy from Author

At the ages of 24 and 25, Elizabeth Bennet and Will Darcy are probably the oldest freshmen attending Meryton College this year, and both have had some serious reasons to put getting their degrees on hold. With her mom on a downward spiral and emotionally unstable since her divorce, Elizabeth delayed college to support and take care of her mother. And with his father’s sudden illness following so closely after his mother’s passing, Will Darcy left college to take care of his dying father, assist with running the family company, and look after his younger sister. Of course after a terrible first encounter Will and Elizabeth want nothing to do with each other, but what happens when they both start to feel an undeniable attraction, and their impassioned arguments with each other turn into something more? Continue reading »