Prada & Prejudice
by Mandy Hubbard (interview)
Paperback: 238 pages
Genre: Coming of Age, Romance
Inspiration: could not resist fashion and Pride and Prejudice combo, also part of my 2009 Debut Author Challenge
Description from author's site:
Fifteen-year-old Callie buys a pair of real Prada pumps to impress the cool crowd on a school trip to London. Goodbye, Callie the clumsy geek-girl, hello popularity! But before she knows what’s hit her, Callie wobbles, trips, conks her head… and wakes up in the year 1815!
She stumbles about until she meets the kind-hearted Emily, who takes Callie in, mistaking her for a long-lost friend. Sparks soon fly between Callie and Emily’s cousin, Alex, the maddeningly handsome—though totally arrogant—Duke of Harksbury. Too bad he seems to have something sinister up his ruffled sleeve…
From face-planting off velvet piano benches and hiding behind claw-foot couches to streaking through the estate halls wearing nothing but an itchy blanket, Callie’s curiosity about Alex creates all kinds of trouble.
But the grandfather clock is ticking on her 19th Century shenanigans. Can Callie save Emily from a dire engagement, win a kiss from Alex, and prove to herself that she’s more than just a loud-mouth klutz before her time there is up?
In-a-word(s): red shoes (there's no place like home... wait that's another story... )
What a fun summer read! I enjoyed this mash-up of prada, austen and time travel. You'll get a bit of romance and character growth as well.