Saturday, February 11, 2012

First Impressions - Debra White Smith

Summary Of This Book:

Loosely based on the beloved Pride and Prejudice,
Debra White Smith's First Impressions weaves a
spellbinding, modern-day tale on the challenges
and rewards of love.

Eddi Boswick has just settled in Texas to establish
her law practice. Joining a local theater group, she
is thrilled when she is given the role of Elizabeth
in Pride and Prejudice.

William "Dave" Davidson III amassed a fortune in the
computer industry but leads a quiet life on his ranch.
On a dare he tries out for the play and lands the
role of Darcy.

Sparks fly each time the lawyer meets the rancher.
When Eddi uncovers Dave's secret will her heart
soften? Will Dave's fear of "being tamed" keep him
from discovering love?

Okay, I LOVE Jane Austen anything, so when I heard this book was based on Jane Austen's Pride & Prejudice, I was all over this book! :D Then I found out Debra did an entire series of books that were based on Jane Austen's classics! I was giddy!
I loved reading the book and pointing out certain things that related to P & P. The storyline lined up perfectly with P & P. I loved this book! Sure this is a modern twist on P & P, but the plot was still completely P & P.
Eddi was very much Elisabeth Bennet. Her personality and her characteristics were very much like Jane Austen described Elisabeth. And Dave, SO Darcy! I had so much fun reading about Dave, he was Darcy through and through! That's why I liked him so much! When I read P & P, I loved Darcy. Yes he was distant, and sometimes rude but the underneath... He was very sweet and romantic! As with Dave.
I loved Dave's friend Calvin! He was based on Darcy's friend Charles Bingley. He was SO funny! I remember one of the conversations Dave and Calvin had about Eddi that was FUNNY!

“Oh, so we’re not commenting on the lawyer?” Calvin teased. “Why not?”

Dave remained silent.

“Whatsa matter?” Calvin blurted. “Are you afraid of her?”

A caustic laugh bounced around the porch. “Yeah, right,” Dave retorted.

“Or maybe you’re worried she’s too smart for you! Ha!” Calvin laughed. “That’s a good one.”

“Oh, shut up, ” Dave groused. “If you must know, Eddi Boswick would have to be way more classy to keep my attention for long.”

When in truth, Dave had liked Eddi from the beginning. What intrigued Eddi to Dave was she was the only girl who did not throw herself at him.

If you're a Jane Austen fan then you're gonna LOVE this book! I cannot wait to read the other books in this series!

Emily's Rating Of This Book:

My next book will be An Eye For An Eye by Irene Hannon.

God bless!

1 comment:

Rissi said...

I found this novel absolutely charming - and the entire series, really! It was so, SO sweet. =)

Enjoy the other five, Emily.