Sunday, November 22, 2009

Love, Lies and Lizzie by Rosie Rushton

Love, Lies and Lizzie
by Rosie Rushton

Published: 2009
Genre: Romance
Paperback: 216 pages
Rating: 3

Description from book:
What would happen if the traumas of teenage life and love from Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice were transferred to the twenty-first century?

When Mrs Bennet inherits enough money to move into the kind of village she has always dreamed of, her daughters find themselves swept up in a glamorous life of partying and country pursuits.

But Lizzie and her sisters soon discover that, beneath the very smart surface, lurks a web of intrigue and rivalries...

My thoughts:
In-a-word(s): sassy

I felt the focus here was with the Bennet girls in the modern setting which works well. All the characters, scenes and themes were present for a Pride and Prejudice re-telling.

This YA Pride and Prejudice take was a bit off for me with the passion and romance. Perhaps this is why I wasn't too keen on the read. While there was a spark between the Lizzie and Darcy couple, their chemistry did not work for me.

I did like that Lizzie was sassy and equipped with exceptional singing and French Horn skills.

Jane Austen sighting:
'You'll be fine," Lizzie assured her again. 'Go for it - just think, you and Charles galloping side by side across the countryside, hair streaming in the wind - just like in that Pride and Prejudice DVD. Sooo romantic!'
-Lizzie to Jane (chapter 4, page 68)

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