TYPE OF AUSTENESQUE NOVEL: Modern Adaptation of Pride and Prejudice
SETTING: Modern-day Meryton, Texas
SERIES: Pride in Flight Book 1
SYNOPSIS: Captain Darcy receives a new assignment to train pilots on T-38s at the Meryton Air Force Base in Texas. While he isn’t a fan of the heat and the small-town atmosphere of Meryton, Darcy is happy to be a little closer to Georgiana and to also have the company of his friend Captain Charles Bingley at this new base.
Meanwhile, 2nd Lieutenant Elizabeth Bennet, born and raised near the Meryton Air Force Base and an ardent lover of planes and flying, is getting read to begin her pilot training. She has known this is her future since she was eight and is eager to see her dreams come to fruition.
Both Darcy and Lizzy are devoted to flying and their careers and do not rate dating high on their list of priorities. But what happens when something unexpected starts to develop…Continue reading »
Hello dear readers, today Austenesque Reviews is paid a visit from a lovely new author, Leigh Dreyer, who just published (today!) her debut novel, The Best Laid Flight Plans – a modern adaptation of Pride and Prejudice! I’m so excited for this story as it combines Jane Austen with the US Air Force. 😉 Leigh has thoughtfully prepared a little Q&A to share with you today, which I hope you enjoy reading! I hope you enjoy learning more about Leigh, her writing, and her debut release, The Best Laid Flight Plans!
1. Tell us a little about yourself and your background?
I work as a speech pathologist, currently in the Las Vegas area. I work both in person and doing teletherapy (which I absolutely love) from my home. I write while my kids take naps and during teletherapy breaks. I also have just been the lead in the musical Thoroughly Modern Millie. I have an incredible husband who is a pilot in the Air Force and two amazing kids. My son is three and my daughter is eighteen months. Both my husband and I are Air Force brats, both children of pilots which makes for fun family get togethers.
2. Give us an insight into your main character. What does he/she do that is so special?
Elizabeth Bennet and “Fitz” William Darcy are well known to any regular JAFF readers, but in my novel it was fun to see them in the military, a culture with which I’m so familiar. When I’ve read Pride and Prejudice, I’ve often wondered what amazing things Elizabeth would do in a time where women could go and do anything a man could, and I loved seeing her go out and reach for her dreams.Continue reading »