Now A Hallmark Channel Original Movie
It is a truth universally acknowledged that a single woman teetering on the verge ofthirty must be in want of a husband.
Not true for Manhattanite ElizabethScott. Instead of planning a walk down the aisle, she's crossing the pond with the onlycompanion she needs—her darling dog, Bliss. Caring for a pack of show dogs in Englandseems the perfect distraction from the scandal that ruined her teaching career, and herreputation, in New York. What she doesn't count on is an unstoppable attraction tobillionaire dog breeder Donovan Darcy. The London tycoon's a little bit arrogant, a wholelot sexy…and the chemistry between them is disarming. When passion is finallyunleashed, might Elizabeth hope to take home more than a blue ribbon?
Saw the movie first
Not sure if I realized this book was the source.
The movie kept close to the book, with a few things dropped to keep to the allotted time limit.
There were a few words or terms that pulled me out of the story for being not-quite-right (and I've been reading British lit since middle school, so it's not a US/UK thing).
The major error I encountered was bringing Bliss with her: pets entering Britain, last I checked, were subject to a six month quarantine, no matter how current their vaccines.
That said, it was a charming story, and modern reimagining of Pride and Prejudice. The characters were well-defined and I found the ones to root for easily liked.
I want some of that orange cake! My first "fancy" tea in my youth was Constant Comment, which is not overpowered by cinnamon, would go well with it, but so would a good darjeeling or oolong.
I do absolutely recommend this book. It was a delightful surprise. Wonderfully written, absolutely fluidly lovely. I can’t say enough. Lately I’ve skipped whole sections of books I’ve read—not this one. Held my attention and enjoyment. No doubt about it, this is at the top of my recommendations. Don’t miss out on it.
Unleashing Mr. Darcy
I love this book and I loved the movie! Please write another book on the characters in this book!