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First Impressions by Debra White Smith

Thursday, 25 October 2007 Leave a comment Go to comments

Fiction: Romance. Paperback from Harvest House Publishers. Published in 2004. 327 pages. From PaperBackSwap.com.

This is, unfortunately, a typical romance novel. I was snagged by the idea that it was a retelling of Pride and Prejudice but even so, it just falls flat. I wonder how it is that Jane Austen was able to write these types of books without them feeling as sappy and predictable as many modern day romance stories? Don’t waste your time on this one. (Unless you like predictable romance novels, then have at it.;-)

Publisher’s summary:
If you’re a Jane Austen fan, you’ll love the engaging characters, contemporary situations, issues of faith, and the intricacies of love in Debra White Smith’s updated retelling of Austen’s endearing stories.

When Eddi Boswick is cast as Elizabeth, the female lead in a local production of Pride and Prejudice, she hesitates. Dave, the handsome young rancher cast as Darcy, seems arrogant and unpredictable. Accepting the challenge of playing opposite him, Eddi soon realizes that he is difficult to work with on and off the set. But when a tornado springs out of nowhere, Dave protects Eddi…much to her chagrin. And he is shocked to discover an attraction for the feisty lawyer he can’t deny. Sparks fly when Eddi misinterprets his interest and discovers the truth he’s trying to hide.

Will Eddi’s passionate faith, fierce independence, and quick wit keep Dave from discovering the secret to love…and the key to her heart?

Online book shopping:
Powell’s: First Impressions
amazon.co.uk: First Impressions
amazon.com: First Impressions
Audible.com: not currently available as audio from Audible

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