A classic love story about manners, men and modern romance retold by bestselling Australian author, Fiona Palmer
Western Australia, 2019: The Bennets are a farming family struggling to make ends meet. Lizzy, passionate about working the land, is determined to save the farm. Spirited and independent, she has little patience for her mother's focus on finding a suitable man for each of her five daughters.
When the dashing Charles Bingley, looking to expand his farm holdings, buys the neighbouring property of Netherfield Park, Mrs Bennet and the entire district of Coodardy are atwitter with gossip and speculation. Will he attend the local dance and is he single? These questions are soon answered when he and Lizzy's sister Jane form an instant connection on the night. But it is Charlie's best friend, farming magnate Will Darcy, who leaves a lasting impression when he slights Lizzy, setting her against him.
Can Lizzy and Will put judgements and pride aside to each see the other for who they really are? Or in an age where appearance and social media rule, will prejudice prevail?
Australia's bestselling storyteller Fiona Palmer reimagines Jane Austen's beloved classic tale of manners and marriage, transporting an enduring love story in this very twenty-first century novel about family, female empowerment and matters of the heart.
**CONTAINS BONUS EXTRACT from Fiona's latest novel, TINY WHITE LIES**
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
A modern-day retelling of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice? Now this is an adaptation we can get behind. Rural romance and contemporary fiction author Fiona Palmer has recast the iconic romance as a modern story set in Western Australia. Pride and prejudice are both certainly on display when Lizzy Bennet—fiercely self-reliant and struggling to make a living on her family’s drought-stricken farm—meets disdainful farming magnate Will Darcy. We loved revisiting the classic tale in an all-new setting, particularly the sizzling chemistry between Lizzy and Will, and the broader exploration of female independence and sisterhood.
Absolutely love all of Fiona’s books, I can not put them down once I start reading. Coming from the Wheatbelt they are very relatable and I love her passion for rural storyline’s. Thank you Fiona!
Fiona Palmer’s best
I absolutely loved this book it was very well written.