Sunday, November 19, 2017

Pride & Predjudice & Mistletoe by Melissa de la Cruz....Review & Giveaway!

Who is ready for a Christmas themed book?  What if I told you it was a twist on the beloved Jane Austen book Pride & Prejudice?  Intrigued?  You should be! Pride &  Prejudice & Mistletoe by Melissa de la Cruz is a fun book that is just perfect for this time of year.  Here is the scoop...

Pride and Prejudice and Mistletoe from New York Times bestselling author, Melissa de la Cruz, is a sweet, sexy and hilarious gender-swapping, genre-satisfying re-telling, set in contemporary America and featuring one snooty Miss Darcy.
Darcy Fitzwilliam is 29, beautiful, successful, and brilliant. She dates hedge funders and basketball stars and is never without her three cellphones―one for work, one for play, and one to throw at her assistant (just kidding). Darcy’s never fallen in love, never has time for anyone else’s drama, and never goes home for Christmas if she can help it. But when her mother falls ill, she comes home to Pemberley, Ohio, to spend the season with her family.
Her parents throw their annual Christmas bash, where she meets one Luke Bennet, the smart, sardonic slacker son of their neighbor. Luke is 32-years-old and has never left home. He’s a carpenter and makes beautiful furniture, and is content with his simple life. He comes from a family of five brothers, each one less ambitious than the other. When Darcy and Luke fall into bed after too many eggnogs, Darcy thinks it’s just another one night stand. But why can’t she stop thinking of Luke? What is it about him? And can she fall in love, or will her pride and his prejudice against big-city girls stand in their way?


My Thoughts:  I thought this book was a fun spin on the classic Austen tale.  At the core the story is the same but Melissa DE La Cruz takes it into modern times with a gender role reversal.  Darcy is an extreme work-a-holic who hasn't vacationed in eight years until she is summoned home when her mom has a heart attack (um....not exactly a heart attack!).  At home Darcy has to deal with her mom's illness, a complicated relationship with her dad and, of course, Luke.  Luke is living the opposite life that Darcy is and they have an instant draw to one another.  Reading about how their relationship fleshes out is a fun, feel-good holiday tale that I thoroughly enjoyed.  You can pick this book up today at  your local bookstore or on Amazon....


Win It!  I am very excited to tell you that one lucky Reviewed by Mom follower will win a copy of Pride & Prejudice & Mistletoe by Melissa de la Cruz!  Thanks so much to the publisher, St. Martin's Press for a great book and a great giveaway! a Rafflecopter giveaway

60 comments:

John Smith said...

I'm a huge fan, although I haven't read all of of her books. The three or four I've read I've enjoyed, although I wasn't crazy about "Emma"--but I tried to read that when I was 14. Maybe I'd like it better now.

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beth said...

I am a massive Austen fan!

Ken Christensen said...

My girls are big Austen fans, and yes I like her books too.

Sandy Klocinski said...

I am definitely a Jane Austen fan.

Sandy Klocinski said...

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Julie Waldron said...

Honestly, I've never read any of her books.

Julie Waldron said...

I commented on a facebook post, username Julie Waldron.

C said...

Yes, I do like Jane Austen.

Jennifer Finn said...

Yes I am

Anonymous said...

I am an Austen fan.

slb3334 said...

Looks like a good book.

Antoinette M said...

I am not, but my daughter is a fan and I would love to give this to her.

Anonymous said...

I'm not but my Cousin is and I would gift this to her

Deborah Wellenstein said...

I am a Jane Austen fan.

Suzanne Howe said...

In love Austen. Pride and Prejudice is easily my favorite book.

Susan Smoaks said...

i love austen. this is one of my favorite books.

Jessica said...

I am a huge Jane Austen fan and I love reading different twists on her stories! Thank you for the wonderful giveaway!

Stephanie said...

I am a Jane Austen fan and I have read most of her books.

Donna C. said...

Not so much, but I know people who are.

Katie Smith said...

I am def. an Austen fan! Thanks for the giveaway!

msmissy02 said...

I love Jane Austen stories. Thanks for the fun giveaway! DamianMom at yahoo dot com

Ashley Kolpak said...

I am an Austen fan!

Nancy said...

Yes, I am a big fan of Austen!

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Darlene said...

I am not an an Austen fan.

Melinda Atwell said...

I am an Austen fan, and have been for years!

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Ali said...

I do love Jane Austen books. The newer retellings are fun reads too. I didn't know about this one coming out, glad I found this post!

Bekah Walsh said...

I love Jane Austen and this holiday gender twist sounds so fun!

Daniel M said...

i'm a guy so not really but my gf is!

Michelle J. said...

Absolutely!

One Woman Juggler Dawn said...

I am a huge Jane Austen fan! Pride and Prejudice, Emma, and Sense and Sensibility are my favs.

Eileen Boyce said...

Yes I am a fan of Jane Austen.

Gabrielly said...

I'm a huge fan.

Tandi Cortez-Rios said...

Yes! I'm a fan!

Candie L said...

It is quite embarrassing to admit I have never read one of her books yet. Thank you

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Anonymous said...

Indeed I am!

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Leela said...

I've never read any of her books. I know who does though.

kmcgrew213 said...

Yes I used to be. Recently though I have been reading smaller independent authors on anazon!

kmcgrew213 said...

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Kimberly Myers said...

I am not, yet

yellowlabs said...

Yes, I am a fan.

trichie said...

Yes I am an Austen fan!

Lisa Pecora said...

Yes, I am a fan.

Tallulah Jane said...

Oh yes, I am a huge Austen fan!

Tallulah Jane said...

Left a comment on Facebook on the giveaway post as TallulahJane.

Tallulah Jane said...

I did pin this https://www.pinterest.com/pin/435723332691229823/ as TallulahJane

Helen Bush said...

I love Jane Austen. Pride and Prejudice is an awesome book, and I would love to read Cruz's new twist on it

lildevilgirl22 said...

Yes I am

Judy Gregory said...

Big Jane Austin fan.

Martha said...

Absolutely I am a fan. Love rereading these great stories for the umpteenth time.

Trish said...

I love Jane Austen's books! Pride and Prejudice is my favorite.

Richard Brandt said...

Of course I'm an Austen fan...aren't we all?

Carrie at In the Hammock Blog said...

I love Jane Austen!! I love reading retellings like this book, too!

savvygirl65 said...

I'm a huge fan of Jane Austen.
Sherri J

Jennifer Mays said...

I love Jane Austen! Thanks for the chance.

Buddy Garrett said...

Our daughter is a big Austen fan.

lkw1974 said...

Yes I am. Thank you

Trisha McKee said...

Oh yes! I love to read Austen

Sand said...

Yes, I am a big fan of her work.