- FREE (through 5-29-13) on Kindle: Pride, Prejudice, and Cheese Grits (Austen Takes the South) by Mary Jane Hathaway. This book sounds delightful. The reviews are good, some of the reviews mentioned editing and formatting problems, but Amazon says that those problems have been fixed for this edition. I can’t find any info on the author, so I’m just going by the reviews – a clean romance with some Christian undertones. So if there are scriptural problems, then just delete. But I’m hoping it’s just a good, clean, cute romance.
Description from Amazon:
Shelby Roswell is a history professor on the fast track to tenure until her new book is crushed in a review by the famous historian, Ransom Fielding. She struggles to regain her momentum only to discover that Fielding has taken a visiting professorship at her college. The place that was once a refuge from the poverty of her past is now a battlefield of Civil War proportions.
Ransom is still struggling with his role in his wife’s accidental death six years ago and was hoping a year at Shelby’s small college would be a respite from the reminders back home. He never bargained for falling in love with the one woman who would give anything to make him leave. Together Shelby and Ransom learn that home is never very far away, and when you least expect it, love arrives.
With a cast of Civil War re-enactors, an evil wedding planner, antebellum mansions, and several mysterious diaries, ‘Pride, Prejudice and Cheese Grits’ will take you on a touching and hilarious ride through a modern South you haven’t seen before.
NOW WITH RECIPES
A Pride and Prejudice variation, this book is the first in the ‘Austen Takes the South’ series by Mary Jane Hathaway.
Look for ‘Emma, Mr. Knightley, and Chili-Slaw Dogs’ in May 2013
About the Author:
Mary Jane Hathaway is the pen name of an award-nominated writer who spends the majority of her literary energy on subjects un-related to Jane Austen. A homeschooling mother of six young children who rarely wear shoes, she’s madly in love with a man who has never read Pride and Prejudice. She holds degrees in Religious Studies and Theoretical Linguistics, and has a Jane Austen quote on the back of her van. She can be reached on facebook at her regular author page of Virginia Carmichael (which is another pen name, because she’s just that cool).