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Pemberley by the Sea : a modern love story, Pride and prejudice style
Reynolds, Abigail
Adult Fiction REYNOLD

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From Publishers' Weekly:

In this engaging love story, Austen enthusiast Reynolds (The Pemberley Variations) brings echoes of Elizabeth and Darcy to present-day New England. Marine biologist Cassie Boulton spends summers at an insular Cape Cod academic community, studying salt marshes. Sparks fly when Calder Westing, the heir of a famous political dynasty, enters her life, but Cassie knows better than to fall for a man who can have any woman he wants. Certain her low-profile career and inner-city Chicago background disqualify her from long-term consideration, she cuts ties with Calder after just one steamy night. Cassie doesn't know that Calder harbors genuine feelings for her. With some literary maneuvering, Calder finally wins Cassie's heart, but his powerful, ruthless father is determined to split them up. Beyond a surplus of cliche and throwaway characters, lush descriptions of Cape Cod are appropriately aphrodisiacal, the couple's wit and chemistry make them worth rooting for, and Cassie's well-rendered intellectual life not only gives her depth and independence, it gives readers a welcome break from that standard of modern heroine-ism, the plucky fashion and/or media lackey. (Oct.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

From Library Journal:

Another offering from Reynolds, this time an imaginative, 21st-century retelling of P&P set on Cape Cod. Despite her love for Austen-style happy endings, marine biologist Cassie Boulton wants nothing to do with the modern-day Darcy who shows up in her lab. But the taciturn and aloof Calder Westing will do anything to convince her they belong together, even if this means writing his own version of P& P. As enjoyable and sensual as any of Reynolds's novels.-Jeanne Bogino, New Lebanon Lib., NY (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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