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Drive and Determination
     

Drive and Determination

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by Kara Louise
 

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In this modern day variation of Jane Austen's "Pride and Prejudice," Elyssa Barnett is an aspiring interior designer who clashes with William Denton, president of Pemberleo Coffee, at her sister Janet's wedding to Chad. Two years later, Elyssa and Will meet under tragic circumstances that she wholly blames him for and doesn't think she can ever forgive him. As she is

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In this modern day variation of Jane Austen's "Pride and Prejudice," Elyssa Barnett is an aspiring interior designer who clashes with William Denton, president of Pemberleo Coffee, at her sister Janet's wedding to Chad. Two years later, Elyssa and Will meet under tragic circumstances that she wholly blames him for and doesn't think she can ever forgive him. As she is unwittingly thrown into his presence, she discovers, much to her dismay, that he may have a heart afterall.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940011978548
Publisher:
Heartworks Publications
Publication date:
12/26/2010
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
848,924
File size:
317 KB

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Meet the Author

Kara Louise began writing Austen inspired stories in 2001 and has currently written 9 novels, her most recent being "Mr. Darcy’s Rival."

She grew up in the San Fernando Valley, just north of Los Angeles. She is married and has one son. Kara and her family moved to Kansas in 1991. In September, 2013, she and her husband moved to 5 acres in the St. Louis area to be near their son and his wife, who gave them a precious granddaughter in May, 2014. They also have a Shetland Pony, an English Springer Spaniel, and 5 cats.

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Drive and Determination 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
LoveAusten0 More than 1 year ago
I like the story but the programming onto the Nook is killing me. There are many functions that I can't do and the Nook freezes up frequently. It is torture!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Modern day Pride & Prejudice!...Kara Louise is a dynamic author of "what if's" on the P & P...I have them all!...and they are excellent! She knows how to tell a story and keep the reader's interest peaked! When I purchased this book, I was skeptical whether I would like it or not, as I really didn't want to leave the Regency period of England and come to America in present day...but I did, and, this is an excellent read, not sure if I can give it a five star rating like I can her other books that are P & P spinoff "what ifs", but definitely a 4 to 4 1/2 star rating!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The programing was awful for the nook. I have never had this problem with a book before but it kept freezing and I would have to shut the whole thing down. I finally figured out that if I left the internet connection on while reading it would work better, then it only froze occasionally. The book was good but it took quite a while for me not to be disgusted with the main female character. Sometimes the author makes them so unreasonable that I don't understand why anyone would be attracted to them let alone keep fighting to gain their attention. The ending was good though.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am normally leary of "modern" takes on P&P but this one is clever, sad, and heartwarming all in one.
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JakkiL More than 1 year ago
I love modern retellings of Pride and Prejudice. While there are some differences in events between Louise's novel and Austen's it does not take away from the novel. I seriously could not put down this book and read it in a day! Louise's spin on events is creative and captivating. From William's ingenious way of handling Elyssa's anger towards him to his oh-so-romantic proposal the reader is taken in and events seem to come full circle. One thing I love is when an author takes events at the beginning of the book and they are referenced or mirrored with events towards the end. Louise is great at this in all of her novels I have read thus far. The emotions I felt while reading Drive and Determination went right along with what the characters'. There were times I teared up, became exasperated, laughed, and swooned. Louise is also remarkable at creating sexual tension and romance between her two main characters all while keeping on their clothes and not at all indecent. This entire book was a delight! You really must read this book, especially if you loved Darcy's Voyage like so many others have!
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