Pride, Prejudice and Cheese Grits (Jane Austen Takes the South)

by Mary Jane Hathaway | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 1476777500 Global Overview for this book
Registered by elizardbreath of Bella Vista, Arkansas USA on 8/12/2014
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Journal Entry 1 by elizardbreath from Bella Vista, Arkansas USA on Tuesday, August 12, 2014
I received this from my new friend, Mary Jane Hathaway, to review on my blog.

Journal Entry 2 by elizardbreath at Bella Vista, Arkansas USA on Saturday, August 23, 2014
Book Description: "Shelby Roswell, a Civil War historian and professor, is on the fast track to tenure--that is, until her new book is roasted by the famous historian Ransom Fielding in a national review. With her career stalled by a man she's never met, Shelby struggles to maintain her composure when she discovers that Fielding has taken a visiting professorship at her small Southern college. Ransom Fielding is still struggling with his role in his wife's accidental death six years ago and is hoping that a year at Shelby's small college near his hometown of Oxford, Mississippi, will be a respite from the pressures of Ivy League academia. He never bargained for falling in love with the one woman whose career--and pride--he injured, and who would do anything to make him leave. When these two hotheaded Southerners find themselves fighting over the centuries-old history of local battles and antebellum mansions, their small college is about to become a battlefield of Civil War proportions. With familiar and relatable characters and wit to spare, this book shows you that love can conquer all...especially when pride, prejudice, love and cheese grits are involved!"

This book was laugh-out-loud funny! Totally loved it. This is the second by this author that I've read and I just love how she has a way of making me want to jump ahead. I very rarely feel the urge to prematurely find out how it all ends, but Hathaway is excellent at building anticipation. I regularly felt my breath caught in my chest.

"Cheese Grits" is an excellent modern-day retelling of Austen's, Pride and Prejudice. It was so hard not to put Kiera Knightley's and Matthew MacFadyen's faces on the characters of Shelby and Ransom. Yes, I know, everyone thinks the BBC version is better---but MacFadyen completely makes the Hollywood version. Swoon!

This is one of those rare books that is so fun to read that you don't want to put it down. I love how she makes some characters so hateable. She has a way with dialogue that really develop her characters' strong personalities and her humor is just awesome. The turkey plucking story on page 268 TOTALLY cracked me up!

I've been getting to know the author on Facebook as we found out we used to live just minutes from one another in Oregon. The more I get to know her, the more I can hear her voice in this story. It's so fun to read books by people you know. Can't wait for more!

I sent this home with my mom to read and enjoy.

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Journal Entry 4 by Charlieshack at Pendleton, Oregon USA on Sunday, November 09, 2014
starting this today. On loan from elizardbreath!
Finished this and I love it...excited to read number 2 in series!

Journal Entry 5 by Charlieshack at Pendleton, Oregon USA on Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Released 4 yrs ago (11/11/2014 UTC) at Pendleton, Oregon USA

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I loved this. excited for number 2 in series. sending it back to elizardbreath as promised.

Journal Entry 6 by elizardbreath at Bella Vista, Arkansas USA on Tuesday, December 02, 2014
Saving on my shelf for later reading enjoyment!

Sending to a paperbackswap.com member. Enjoy!

To the finder of this book:

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