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Definitely Not Mr. Darcy - Karen Doornebos
Definitely Not Mr. Darcy
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There's no place for pride in this Austen misadventure. Chloe Parker was born two centuries too late. A thirty-nine-year- old divorced mother, she runs her own antique letterpress business, is a lifelong member of the Jane Austen Society, and gushes over everything Regency. But her business is... show more
There's no place for pride in this Austen misadventure. Chloe Parker was born two centuries too late. A thirty-nine-year- old divorced mother, she runs her own antique letterpress business, is a lifelong member of the Jane Austen Society, and gushes over everything Regency. But her business is failing, threatening her daughter's future. What's a lady to do?Why, audition for a Jane Austen-inspired TV show set in England, of course.What Chloe thinks is a documentary turns out to be a reality dating show set in 1812. Eight women are competing to snare Mr. Wrightman, the heir to a gorgeous estate, along with a $100,000 prize. So Chloe tosses her bonnet into the ring, hoping to transform from stressed-out Midwest mom to genteel American heiress and win the money. With no cell phones, indoor plumbing, or deodorant to be found, she must tighten her corset and flash some ankle to beat out women younger, more cutthroat, and less clumsy than herself. But the witty and dashing Mr. Wrightman proves to be a prize worth winning, even if it means the gloves are off...
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780425243824 (0425243826)
Publisher: Berkley Trade
Pages no: 384
Edition language: English
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Arnika
Arnika rated it
3.0 Dama w opałach
Jestem pod wrażeniem obszernej i szczegółowej wiedzy autorki o okresie angielskiej regencji. Język powieści jest bardzo przejrzysty i przystępny, dzięki czemu książkę czytało się szybko, mimo dość pokaźnej objętości. Portrety psychologiczne postaci nie są zbyt głębokie, ale czytelnik i tak ma tenden...
Ola0311
Ola0311 rated it
3.0 Dama w opałach
Książka jest dobra. Nie zachwyca, nie wzrusza do łez, nie powala na kolana, ale czyta się szybko i przyjemnie, a ogólne wrażenie pozostaje jak najbardziej pozytywne. Na przyjemny odbiór wpływa przede wszystkim nietypowy pomysł i sympatyczna główna bohaterka. Czytając tę książkę nie mogłam się jednak...
the litwit misfit
the litwit misfit rated it
4.0
Now this is a reality show I'd actually watch! Following Chloe's adventures in the Regency reality show made for a fun read. A nice way to begin the new year.
Abandoned
Abandoned rated it
3.0 Definitely Not Mr. Darcy
3 stars because I feel generous, the book grated on my nerves in places and only redeemed itself towards the end (which tried to be modern and brave and not an Austen-type HEA ending in marriage, but we all know that was the unwritten epilogue). It was hard to like Chloe, she acted like a bumbling t...
LauraBeth
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