About the Book:
First Impressions: A Contemporary Retelling of Pride and Prejudice
Lawyer Eddi Boswick tries out for a production of Pride and Prejudice in her small Texas town. When she's cast as the lead, Elizabeth Bennet, her romantic co-star is none other than the town's most eligible--and arrogant--bachelor.
First of all, let me just say that I am an avid Jane Austen fan and that Pride and Prejudice is my favorite Austen book. Where other spin-offs have just not made the grade, I absolutely loved this retelling! In my opinion, the author's modern characterizations of the original characters is dead on what you would expect in today's society. White Smith seamlessly molded this literary classic to fit today's culture along with its many issues while staying true to the original intent of Austen's plot. In addition, her unique twist of having the modern story revolve around the characters preparing to put on the play Pride and Prejudice for their small town dinner theater while the events in their own lives mirrored that of the play's acts was simply brilliant! Lastly, I loved when Eddi and Dave would banter with each other using actual lines from the play for Elizabeth and Darcy! I end my review borrowing a quote from the 2005 movie version of Pride and Prejudice by joyously proclaiming that First Impressions has left me "completely and perfectly and incandescently happy"!
I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher. A review was not required but was voluntary and contains my own thoughts and opinions.
Debra White Smith is a seasoned author, speaker, and media personality who has fifty-four books to her credit, both fiction and nonfiction, with more than one million copies in print. Her work has appeared on various bestseller lists, and she has repeatedly been voted a reader favorite. She holds a BA and MA in English and lives in Texas. Visit her at www.debrawhitesmith.com for more information.
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