Monday, January 10, 2011

Book Review #4 Pemberley by the Sea by Abigail Reynolds

Pemberley by the Sea, aka The Man Who Loved Pride and Prejudice
by Abigail Reynolds

This is a wonderful modern romance, with characters who at times behave so much like Elizabeth and Darcy that I would just burst out laughing. Cassie Boulton is a marine biologist who struggled to reach above her birth, and Calder Westing III is from a wealthy political family who is enchanted by the thought that someone could like him despite, rather than because, of his. There are also Jane and Bingley-like characters with their own lives and difficulties.
       This romance is as full of misunderstandings and miscommunications as its inspiration, and I am looking forward with anticipation to the sequel's release.

The only violence is in references to past events, so it gets a 3.10.

There are a handful of swearwords scattered throughout, but mostly just the d-word, so for that it is a 4.10.

There are several fairly graphic scenes of sexuality between married and unmarried persons, so it rates a 7.10.

I would recommend this novel to people 16 and up.

                                                                       Lieder Madchen

1 comment:

  1. I thought Reynolds did a great job making Cassie and Calder just like Elizabeth and Darcy! Looks like you enjoy the P&P variations as much as I do.