- Paperback: 352 pages
- Publisher: Howard Books (June 10 2014)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1476777500
- ISBN-13: 978-1476777504
- Product Dimensions: 14 x 1.8 x 21.3 cm
- Shipping Weight: 322 g
- Average Customer Review: 3 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #923,337 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Pride, Prejudice and Cheese Grits Paperback – Jun 10 2014
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"Mary Jane Hathaway crafts a sweetly Southern-fried homage to our beloved Elizabeth and her Mr. Darcy. You'll root for the earnest heroine and fall prey to a Darcy who retains his edge. For readers who like their Austen variations as comforting as a deep-dish peach pie." (Beth Pattillo, author of Jane Austen Ruined My Life)
"I went into this series with a high level of excitement and expectations – (it couldn’t be helped, this book was on my wish-list for over a year!) I’m thrilled to say that Pride, Prejudice and Cheese Grits was an extremely absorbing and entertaining read that definitely exceeded my expectations. It has a perfect balance of southern charm, sweet romance, and clever nods to our dear Jane!" (Austenesque)
“Mary Jane Hathaway has struck the perfect balance of southern charm and Austenesque respect in her novel Pride, Prejudice and Cheese Grits.” (The Calico Critic)
“Hathaway references Dante, Wabi-Sabi, and Civil War history just as naturally as she praises the effect of a perfectly paired cocktail dress and bejeweled sandal. While ever keeping the romance at the forefront, conversations between the characters are just as likely to be lively repartee about the value of historic preservation or the changing expectations of women in society, as they are about the best shape of an engagement ring. For readers who love a heart-pounding romance but are tired of floozy characters with nothing to say, Hathaway acknowledges a world of substance and depth.” (CatholicFiction.Net)
“First things first, this book is ADORABLE. Pride, Prejudice and Cheese Grits definitely delivered in the romance department. The Austenian vibe, Southern charm and great characters were the perfect balance. Not too saccharin sweet, but just enough to give me goosebumps!” (Magical Musings)
“Hathaway’s take on Pride and Prejudice is fresh, fun, and funny — a comfort read complete with a couple of comfort-food recipes at the end." (Diary of an Eccentric)
“Mary Jane Hathaway has done outstanding justice to the resurrection of the sparky antics between Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy through her creation of modern day characters: Shelby Roswell and Ransom Fielding in her latest novel, Pride, Prejudice and Cheese Grits.” (Feathered Quill Book Reviews)
“This book was full of southern charm, and for a southern belle like me this was the icing on top of the cake.” (Charming Chelsey’s Book Reviews)
“If you love Jane Austen's Mr. Darcy or even if you haven't a clue as to who he is but want a light funny romance pick this book up! It's the perfect complement to a tall glass of sweet iced tea on your front porch swing." (Rambles of a SAHM)
“I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book from cover to cover. It had a quick start, great pace, and an upbeat storyline. There were well-developed and likable main characters, faith themes, and a multifaceted plot, plus a bonus recipe for cheese grits! This is a great read for lovers of romantic comedies!” (Radiantlit.com)
About the Author
Mary Jane Hathaway is the pen name of an inspirational fiction writer. She homeschools her six children and lives in the small town of Milton-Freewater, Oregon.See all Product description
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I love Shelby and all her foibles, especially her penchant for inserting her foot in her mouth. She's always spoiling for a fight but that's only because of her passionate drive to fight injustice wherever she finds it. She's vibrant and alive and relatable.
Ransom -- adore the name by the way. He's like a slumbering giant who is jarred awake by the fiery Shelby. Rousing to life again makes him awkward and 'growly' though. So fun to watch the two battle wills and numerous misunderstandings that often lead to laugh-out-loud one liners too good to miss.
A light-hearted and touching nod to Austen's classic Pride and Justice.
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There were some editing issues, but nothing that confused the story for me, as I sometimes find. Then again, you can't even find a news article anymore without editing problems.
I loved, and highly recommend this book!
I did see that a lot of reviewers complained about typos on the Kindle version and I did see some as well. I'm usually a stickler for that kind of thing, but I was so into the story that I just decided not to let it bother me.
I hope that Ms. Hathaway will continue to write for some time to come. She paints a lovely portrait with her words, and I'm a fan! The only other writer that I can compare her to is Tamara Leigh. They have a somewhat similar writing style, in that the main character is a flawed human being that doesn't take herself too seriously. (Humor is also very important.) I especially like the fact that Ms. Hathaway let us in on the thoughts of our girl's love interest from time to time. I don't know how many books I've read where I have no idea what that dude is thinking. This is what I call a well rounded story!
I also love the fact that while our main character is physically attracted to her hero, this is not the main theme of the book. With the exception of one very pulse pounding kiss, there are the occasional tingles she feels when they accidentally touch. And without those tingles, how would we know they're falling in love? = )
I'm already planning on downloading the next book in the series as soon as possible! Can't get enough. Thank you Ms. Hathaway for putting your work out there, and please, don't stop!
Author Mary Jane Hathaway stays true to the elements readers love in Austen's books, while weaving in a hefty dose of humor, all set against a well-drawn backdrop of a small Southern college. With squeaky clean shades of Bridget Jones' Diary, Hathaway will draw many fans.
The fireworks between Shelby and Ransom are enough to keep the reader turning pages--and snorting a time or two--until the eminently satisfying conclusion.
I really loved the Q&A with the author at the end of the book. Hathaway (the author's pen name) writes novels despite homeschooling six children--a huge feat in itself! The book also contains a book club discussion guide and several 'enhance your book club' activities.