5 of 5 stars
ATTEMPTING ELIZABETH is an absolutely delightful story of Kelsey Edmundson and her infatuation/love for the the Jane Austin classic, Pride and Prejudice. Kelsey is in a slump due to her recent bad breakup and lets herself be talked into going out on the town with her friend Tori where she meets sexy Australian bartender, Mark Barnes. Mark is everything that Kelsey doesn't want and she longs for the romantic heroes such as Mr. Darcy from her favorite novel. In an unexpected turn of events, Kelsey wakes up one morning to find that she's been transported inside the pages of Pride and Prejudice, but is it real or just a dream?
I loved the author's voice in this story especially with Kelsey. Because I also love anything Jane Austen, I found myself totally immersed in the fun and flirty story. Although I can't recite line for line in Pride and Prejudice, like Kelsey can, I know the novel well enough to know exactly where Kelsey landed. The whole story was clever and once I started reading, I didn't want to stop. Even if you're not a Jane Austen fan, ATTEMPTING ELIZABETH will totally capture your attention. Recommended.
I received this book in exchange for a fair and honest review.
Jessica Grey is an author, fairytale believer, baseball lover, and recovering Star Wars fangirl. A life-long Californian, she now lives in Montana with her husband and two children where she spends her time writing, perfecting the fine art of preschooler-wrangling, and drinking way too much caffeine.