Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Prada & Prejudice by Mandy Hubbard

Prada & Prejudice
by Mandy Hubbard (interview)

Published: 2009
Paperback: 238 pages
Genre: Coming of Age, Romance
Rating: 4

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?

My thoughts:
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.


  1. Sounds like a good one! I'll have to add it to my TBR list for Austen fiction! Thanks!

  2. This sounds like a fun, easy read! Thanks for the review!

  3. I've never heard of this book. I really want to read it now! I'm going to add it to my never-ending list of Jane Austen-inspired novels to read. :)


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