Saturday, March 19, 2016
The Girl from Summer Hill, Jude Deveraux, A fun romance.
The Girl from Summer Hill, by Jude Deveraux
I'm a reader who needs to have something lighter, easier to read after reading heavy, important books, like Lilac Girls, in my last review. Jude Deveraux is on of the writers I can count on to let me imagine different lives and can count on a happy ending. I know that sounds formulaic for romance novels, but that doesn't mean there isn't great character development, full plot arcs and wonderful settings.
In The Girl from Summer Hill, Deveraux chose to overlay Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice over a completely contemporary setting and characters. "Lizzie" is played by Casey, an accomplished chef who's come home to her hometown to recover from her last stressful job in DC. Darcy is played by Tate Landers, an honest to goodness movie star, who owns the estate where Casey comes to rest. Aside from the sizzle between them, the town is putting on Pride and Prejudice for charity. So the book is structured as a play within a play, within ... well, You'll see. It's a sweet romance with just enough Hollywood thrown in to make it almost, but not quite, over the top.
I received this book from NetGalley for this review. For more information, contact Random House Publishing. This book will be released on May, 2016.