Today we are going to look at the newest novel from the The Jane Austen Series by Debra White Smith. First Impression is a contemporary retelling of Pride and Prejudice. I have not read Pride and Prejudice, but this book made me want to find a copy to see what the original novel was like.
When we meet our characters, we are at Mrs. DeBloom’s house with her nephew, Dave Davidson and his friend Calvin Barclay, a young lawyer Eddi Boswick, and few other significant individuals preparing for the play of Pride and Prejudice. Dave and Eddi despise each other until the forces of nature bring them together. (Literally, a tornado approaches and they get stuck in it.) But things become more and more complicated when Mrs. DeBloom assigns Dave and Eddi opposite leading roles of Darcy and Elizabeth Bennet.
Dave Davidson has a secret past and he does not want anyone to know of the secrets he carries, that’s why he moved to this little town of London, Texas. But Eddi Boswick may be the end of all that. She is a very suspicious individual and knows Dave is hiding something big. However, the worse part is that since the tornado, Dave can not stop thinking about the only woman that will not throw herself at him. He’d marry her right now, if she’d just give him the time of day. Will Dave come up with the courage to speak to her and get his feelings out in the open?
Eddi Boswick cannot stand Dave Davidson. She considers him as an arrogant rich man, who cares little about anyone else but himself. Eddi’s sister’s, Linda’s, new boyfriend Rick Wallace, confirms her suspicions with some examples from his childhood with Dave. However, Rick is very good at deception. Will Eddi continue to believe Rick and his squeaky clean behavior or will Eddi try to hear out Dave before, she jumps to anymore conclusions?
I don’t want to go into anymore detail because I don’t want to ruin the suspense, but this book was very addicting. I’d love to pick up more of the series actually. The writing was amazing and it made you realize the First Impressions are everything, and to not jump to conclusions or to judge a person by there looks. Look at a person’s heart, because that is truly who they are. I think we, as people, in the current world we are in need to look more at people’s heart and quit judging other for their opinions or what they appear to have, and this book made me realize too many people judge a book by it’s cover.
Here are some places you can find the book:
Walmart: $14.00 Paperback
Amazon: $4.99 Kindle; $14.00 Paperback
Barnes and Noble: $6.49 Nook; $14.00 Paperback
Christianbook: $4.99 ebook; $12.49 Paperback
I want to thank Bethany House Publishers for the opportunity to review this book for my honest opinion and to receive a complimentary copy. This book was awesome and I can’t wait to share with you my next book coming up in a week. I’ll see you all next time.