It is the start of a new week, and I hope it is going to be an amazing week for everyone! From the posts that you have read on my blog you can tell I love the book Pride and Prejudice, so when I stumble across variations I can’t wait to give them a read. Pride, Prejudice, and Cheese Grits by Mary Jane Hathaway, is such an amazing take on the original story that it has become one of my favorite variations to read!
The book description was taken from the Goodreads website:
“Shelby Roswell is a history professor on the fast track to tenure until her new book is crushed in a review by the famous historian, Ransom Fielding. She struggles to regain her momentum only to discover that Fielding has taken a visiting professorship at her college. The place that was once a refuge from the poverty of her past is now a battlefield of Civil War proportions.
Ransom is still struggling with his role in his wife’s accidental death six years ago and was hoping a year at Shelby’s small college would be a respite from the reminders back home. He never bargained for falling in love with the one woman who would give anything to make him leave. Together Shelby and Ransom learn that home is never very far away, and when you least expect it, love arrives.
With a cast of Civil War re-enactors, an evil wedding planner, antebellum mansions, and several mysterious diaries, ‘Pride, Prejudice and Cheese Grits’ will take you on a touching and hilarious ride through a modern South you haven’t seen before.”
When I first read this description, I knew I had to give the book a try, and boy was I glad that I did! Mary has created a world where you will get sucked into the South, and you will never want to let go of the characters. You will laugh, you will cry (or at least I did), and you will want more. I enjoyed this amazing book and the amazing world that Mary has created here. Being from the South too, I felt like I could relate to this book, and definitely relate to the characters. Any fan of Pride and Prejudice should get this book, and go on a wonderful new journey!
Go explore the South with two crazy characters my ladies and gents!