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Pride, Prejudice and Cheese Grits (Jane Austen Takes the South Book 1) (edició 2014)

de Mary Jane Hathaway (Autor)

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"This hilarious Southern retelling of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice tells the story of two hard-headed Civil war historians who find that first impressions can be deceiving. 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 hot-headed 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, Pride, Prejudice and Cheese Grits shows you that love can conquer all...especially when pride, prejudice, love, and cheese grits are involved!"--… (més)
Membre:sunnydrk
Títol:Pride, Prejudice and Cheese Grits (Jane Austen Takes the South Book 1)
Autors:Mary Jane Hathaway (Autor)
Informació:Howard Books (2014), 353 pages
Col·leccions:La teva biblioteca
Valoració:***1/2
Etiquetes:No n'hi ha cap

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Pride, Prejudice, and Cheese Grits de Mary Jane Hathaway

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Don't let the title fool you, this is absolutely NOT a retelling and it barely qualifies as Austen inspired. The storyline is convoluted and cheesy and I haven't figured out how the title even represents anything from the book. All of which is bad enough on its own, but when you throw in a desperate need for a copy editor you end up with a waste of good reading time. I should have abandoned this one. It ended as badly as it started. ( )
  benandhil | Sep 28, 2016 |
Shelby is young but determined. She's passionate about the history of her hometown, and hopes that her articles will get people interested in the decaying splendor of the area. But then Ransom, a well known historian, rips her first book to shreds, and her hopes of tenure seem lost. To make matters worse, Ransom is taking his sabbatical at her very own university! Inevitably they run into each other, but to each other's surprise they have more in common than either expected.

I was impressed at the way Hathaway worked in elements of P&P without being slavish about it; the academic setting provides an excellent reason for both their initial antipathy and later rapport. Shelby and Ransom's relationship develops in a tantalizing series of fits and starts. But the easy, natural pace of the novel becomes rapid and ham-handed about 80% in, and the rest of the book was far less satisfying. Currently free on amazon. ( )
  wealhtheowwylfing | Feb 29, 2016 |
Pride, Prejudice, and Cheese Grits is a Pride & Prejudice retelling set in a Southern college. Shelby (Elizabeth) is a Civil War historian tying to get tenure. Just when she has published a book and appears to be getting close to her goal, her reputation is demolished when a highly esteemed historian Ranson Fielding (Darcy) publishes a scathing (and somewhat inaccurate) review. Imagine her joy when it turns out he will be a visiting lecturer for the academic year. He feels bad about the situation and wants to make up, but every time they meet sparks and words start flying. Toss in a sleazy developer with a dark side and a hateful department chair and you've got the plot. It's what the author does with it that sparkles.

A fun, Austeneque contemporary romance set in the realm of modern academia. Recommended for fans of the genre and those who love Austen remakes. ( )
  inge87 | Oct 29, 2015 |
The title of Pride, Prejudice and Cheese Grits got my attention when I was perusing the new large type books at my local library. The description on the back cover sounded amusing, so I checked it out. It wasn't until I added the book to this site that I realized I'd failed to notice its lack of the label my library uses to denote a mystery. Oh, horrors! It's a romance (feel free to add your own accents of loathing to that word). Unless it's mixed with history, social satire, science fiction/fantasy, or mystery, romance is a genre I prefer to avoid. Still, I decided to give this one a chance.

I'm glad I did. I ignored the increasingly persistent call of nature because I didn't want to put the book down. The characters were engaging and so was the plot. The quotations from Pride and Prejudice at the head of each chapter were icing on the cake. Loved how the heroine's cat got her name and the grandfather's story about the turkeys and the bad peaches. Shelby's difficulties with trying to live up to her Christian ideals was something I can certainly understand.

Now I'm hoping my library will get Emma, Mr. Knightley and Chili-Slaw Dogs, the next book in the author's 'Jane Austen Takes the South' series.

The two recipes included are 'Cheese Grits' and 'Bayou Pie'. ( )
  JalenV | Jan 22, 2015 |
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! ( )
  lostinavalonOR | Aug 22, 2014 |
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"This hilarious Southern retelling of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice tells the story of two hard-headed Civil war historians who find that first impressions can be deceiving. 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 hot-headed 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, Pride, Prejudice and Cheese Grits shows you that love can conquer all...especially when pride, prejudice, love, and cheese grits are involved!"--

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