The Girl from Summer Hill
Series: Summer Hill
Paperback: 496 pages
Publisher: Random House Large Print; Lrg edition
Publication Date: May 3, 2016
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The first book of a new contemporary romance series set in the mountains of Virginia in a town with full of family legends, romance, and secrets from New York Times bestselling author of the Nantucket Brides trilogy.
Sparks fly as fiery Casey Reddick and brooding Hollywood actor Tate Landers clash in the Virginia summer heat. A chef who puts her career first and her love life second, Casey doesn’t see what every girl in town is swooning over. She made up her mind the moment she met Tate—he’s gorgeous, but stuck-up, nothing like his ex-brother-in-law, Devlin who’s playing the Wickham to Tate’s Darcy in local production of Pride & Prejudice. Casey makes the perfect Elizabeth Bennett—how could she be star-struck when she’s heard Devlin’s damning stories about Tate? As they rehearse together, however, Casey finds herself attracted to Tate—he’s much more down-to-earth than she expected and any physical contact between the two of them literally gives her a tingling, electric shock. As opening night draws near, Casey has some difficult decisions to make. Whom should she believe? The seemingly sincere, slighted Devlin or Tate, whose rough, arrogant exterior may only be skin deep. She’s come to love that jolt she gets when they touch—but will she get burned?
The Girl from Summer Hill by Jude Deveraux
The Girl from Summer Hill is a modern day twist on Pride and Prejudice. I have to admit Jude completely nails it and still manages to add some very unique twists that I found utterly enjoyable.
Tate and Casey are the classic Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth. Tate an actor on holiday to an ancestral family home gets pulled in as an actor in the hometown theater's play for charity. Elizabeth is a chef who gets connived into participating in the play as well.
Tate comes across as arrogant and aloof but you quickly discover that brooding, swoon worthy character inside.
But in my opinion Casey takes the show, she is spunky, fresh and smart with a straight forward attitude that sometimes get her into self-made trouble. She is someone without verbal filters, causing some very funny and awkward situations.
Highly enjoyable, fresh and modern take on a romantic classic, The Girl from Summer Hill will delight and enthrall even the most meticulous Pride and Prejudice fan.
I received this ARC copy of The Girl from Summer Hill from Random House - Ballantine Books in exchange for a honest review. This book is set for publication May 3, 2016.