Tuesday, July 12, 2016

The Girl from Summer Hill by Jude Deveraux

Jude Deveraux brings Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice into the 21st century.

Casey Reddick is pretty satisfied and doesn't let much drag her out of her kitchen. She doesn't realize she's renting her guesthouse from a movie star until he shows up naked in her outdoor shower. Casey hasn't seen any of his movies and thinks he is trespassing, meanwhile, movie star Tate thinks she's a peeping star-struck fan.

Through a series of events both are cast in the lead roles of a local stage production of Pride and Prejudice. They continue their feud as Lizzy Bennett and Mr. Darcy. The play and the modern day story are intertwined.

Deveraux's characters are modern counterparts to Austen's. The evil Wickham is played by Tate's devious brother-in-law. Included in the plot is an underage young girl who plays the part of Lydia, the youngest Bennet sister. Thankfully the 21st century advancement in women's rights makes for a better for comeuppance and redemption when all is revealed.

If this sounds like your type of read, come into your local branch and request a copy.

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