Monday, June 16, 2014
Pride, Prejudice, and Cheese Grits
Shelby Roswell, a Civil War historian and professor, is on the fast track to tenure—that is, until her new book is roasted by the famous historian Ransom Fielding in a national review. With her career stalled by a man she’s never met, Shelby struggles to maintain her composure when she discovers that Fielding has taken a visiting professorship at her small Southern college.
Ransom Fielding is still struggling with his role in his wife’s accidental death six years ago and is hoping that a year at Shelby’s small college near his hometown of Oxford, Mississippi, will be a respite from the pressures of Ivy League academia. He never bargained for falling in love with the one woman whose career—and pride—he injured, and who would do anything to make him leave.
When these two hot-headed southerners find themselves fighting over the centuries-old history of local battles and antebellum mansions, their small college is about to become a battlefield of Civil War proportions.
With familiar and relatable characters and wit to spare, Pride, Prejudice and Cheese Grits shows you that love can conquer all…especially when pride, prejudice, love, and cheese grits are involved!
When it comes to stories based on Jane Austen's novel, I can be a tough critic. In all honesty, nothing beats the original stories, but I felt like this one did a good job of coming close! The story is entertaining, I liked the characters, and I felt like Mary Jane Hathaway did a great job of coming up with her own story that was like Pride and Prejudice, and yet its own story. I look forward to reading her other novels!