Pride, Prejudice, and Cheese Grits by Mary Jane Hathaway ~ Review

Pride, Prejudice and Cheese GritsLucie's Review:

A light-hearted look at how life imitates art, with humorous Southern slant.

Shelby is not a huge fan of Austen, but her roommate Rebecca is. So when Shelby tells Rebecca about her run in with Ransom Fielding, Rebecca immediately compares him to the elusive Mr. Darcy from Pride and Prejudice. But Shelby prefers fact to fiction, she even wrote a book on the topic of the Civil War, to which Fielding has given a scathing review.

Ransom comes to Midland College for a year of rest and relaxation, to do some research, never expecting to meet the author of a book that he reviewed. Least of all he never expected to develop very unlamp-like feelings toward her...

This book is completely delightful. And while it shares some similarities to Pride and Prejudice, this is a completely fresh original story filled with colorful side character and plenty of good-natured humor. This book is brimming with drama, mystery, misunderstandings, errant conclusions, and burning biscuits.

Ransom is a wonderful, yet flawed hero. Like Darcy he is dark, brooding, and even a bit rude on the outside, but inside he has a heart of gold, and is harboring guilt and regret over the circumstances that led to his wife's death.

One of my favorite parts made me laugh out loud. When Shelby told Ransom about how her grandmother mistakenly plucked some turkeys!

I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book, from cover to cover. It had a quick start, great pace, and an upbeat storyline. There were well developed and likable main characters, faith themes, and a multifaceted plot, plus a bonus recipe for cheese grits! A great read for lovers of romantic comedies!

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