The Girl from Summer Hill

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Released: May 03, 2016
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ISBN: #9780147522504
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The first novel of New York Times bestselling author Jude Deveraux's breathtaking new series set in Summer Hill, a small town where love takes center stage against the backdrop of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice Enter Elizabeth Bennet. Chef Casey Reddick has had it up to here with men. When she arrives in the charming town of Summer Hill, Virginia, she leaves behind a demanding boss at a famous D.C. restaurant and a breakup with a boyfriend jealous of her success. Some peace and quiet on the picturesque Tattwell plantation is just what she needs to start fresh. But the tranquility is broken one misty morning when she sees a gorgeous naked man on the porch of her cottage. Enter Mr. Darcy. What Tate Landers, Hollywood heartthrob and owner of Tattwell, doesn't need on a bittersweet trip to his ancestral home is a woman spying on him from his guest cottage. Mistaking Casey for a reporter, Tate tries to run her out of her own house. His anger, which looks so good on the screen, makes a very bad first impression on Casey. Hollywood he may be, but he's no sweetheart to Casey-and she lets him know it! The plot thickens. Sparks fly-literally-when Casey is recruited to play Elizabeth Bennet opposite Tate's Mr. Darcy in a stage adaptation of Pride and Prejudice. Just brushing past Tate makes Casey's whole body hum. As they spar on and off stage, Casey begins to think she's been too quick to judge. Tate is more down-to-earth than Casey expected, and she finds herself melting under his smoldering gaze. But then Tate's handsome ex-brother-in-law, Devlin Haines, who is playing Wickham, tells Casey some horrifying stories about Tate. She is upset and confused as she tries to figure out who and what to believe. As she finds herself falling for Tate, Casey needs to know: Is the intense, undeniable chemistry between them real, or is this just a performance that ends when the curtain falls? Praise for The Girl from Summer Hill "Kicking off a new series set in Summer Hill, Virginia, the New York Times bestselling author brings Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice to the theater-and into the twenty-first century...? A steamy and delightfully outlandish retelling of a literary classic."-Kirkus Reviews "[An] enjoyable start to a new trilogy...?his book will delight fans of Austen and Deveraux alike."-Publishers Weekly "Deveraux kicks off her new small-town Summer Hill romance trilogy and treats readers to an irresistibly delicious tale of love, passion, and the unknown."-Booklist "This brand-new series from Deveraux is off to a fantastic start! Set as a modern-day Pride and Prejudice, the formulaic story is a classic for a reason. Casey is a lovable Elizabeth Bennet and Tate is a quintessential Mr. Darcy, naturally making them a couple with chemistry readers will enjoy until the very end."-RT Book Reviews "Will The Girl from Summer Hill knock Pride and Prejudice off its throne? Of course not-that's a classic for a reason. But consc

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Author(s): Jude Deveraux
Series: Summer Hill Series No: 1

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The Girl from Summer Hill
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Author(s): Jude Deveraux
Narrator(s): Emily Rankin
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Released: May 03, 2016
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Publisher: Books on Tape
ISBN: #9780147522535
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Author(s): Jude Deveraux
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Released: May 03, 2016
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Publisher: Ballantine Books
ISBN: #9781101883273

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"Narrator Emily Rankin introduces listeners to the secrets of Summer Hill, Virginia, where the author sets out a modern version of PRIDE AND PREJUDICE. Two Hollywood actors, Tate and Jack, arrive to play Darcy and Bingley in a charity production of Austen's classic. Tate immediately draws the ire of Casey, the play's caterer, who is also playing Elizabeth Bennet--reluctantly. Rankin draws back the curtain that divides the novel and the play so that listeners can appreciate the parallels between Casey's romance and Austen's story. The lovers' misunderstandings are given full comic weight, especially Tate's valiant fight with a peacock in Casey's bedroom. Each of Austen's beloved characters stands out in dialogue. For those who can't get enough Austen, this audiobook provides much fun. C.A. © AudioFile 2016, Portland, Maine"

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