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Elizabeth in the New World

Elizabeth in the New World starts out reading like over-the-top Pride and Prejudice fanfiction - until the parade of clichéd characters and racist stereotypes began, and my initial amusement turned to incredulity, then anger, then repulsion, then disgust.  By the end of the book, I was beyond done ...

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Most Ardently

Most Ardently is a fun, easy on the soul treasure – a femmeslash Pride and Prejudice AU, if you will. Honors student Elisa Benitez – spirited, outspoken, poor, and independent – meets Darcy Fitzgerald, a mega-rich Kardashian type, in a lit class at Stevenson Community College.  They fight ...

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Ayesha at Last

Sometimes, an artist emerges to breathe fresh life into a classic and the reader is left agog with delight.  Granted, there have been so many retellings of Pride and Prejudice released over the last few years I can barely scrabble to the top of the hill of them to see ahead to the Sense and Sensibi ...

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Ayesha at Last

Sparks fly when a liberated Muslim woman meets a deeply conservative Muslim man in Ayesha at Last, a contemporary retelling of Pride and Prejudice. He watches for her every morning. Khalid Mirza’s view from his breakfast bar occasionally includes a fascinating glimpse of a woman in a purple hij ...

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Pride, Prejudice and Other Flavors

Neurosurgeon Trisha Raje descends from Indian royalty.  Her father – now a surgeon himself – was once a prince, and he gave up his royal lineage in an attempt at assimilating when he married their one-time child star mother. Due to their hard-to-please dad’s influence, the Raje children all c ...

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Jane of Austin

Jane of Austin falls somewhere in the middle of a Venn Diagram of Texas, tea, and Jane Austen, and since I consider all three of those interests of mine, I thought I would give it a chance. Sadly, I found it lacking on all three fronts, too slow, and overly long with little to say. There are quotes ...

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Unmarriageable

Soniah Kamal knows how to write sympathetic, beautifully thought-out romances.  Unmarriageable, her modern retelling of Pride and Prejudice, is a lovely read, but it clings so closely to its Austenian roots, that there is no room for the author to fully put her own stamp on the novel, or to make an ...

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Between the Lines

I had mixed feelings about the New Milton book that precedes this one, Perfect Day, Ms. Malcolm’s take on Jane Austen’s Persuasion.  I liked it, but not as much as our reviewer did.  So it’s a bit ironic that reading Between the Lines, its loosely-linked follow-up, provided me with a perfect ...

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Perfect Day

Sally Malcolm’s first published m/m romance is a contemporary retelling of Jane Austen’s Persuasion (which regularly vies with Emma for first place in my ranking of Austen’s novels!)  set in a sleepy New York seaside town.  I admit I’m usually a bit wary of retellings of classic novels – ...

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The Captain of her Fate

If, like me, The Captain of Her Fate intrigued you by way of the synopsis but it was the series name - The Other Bennet Sisters - that inspired you to pick it up, check it out, add it to your TBR, or all of the above, then please take this warning to heart : just go and reread Pride & Preju ...