Definitely Not Mr. Darcy

Definitely Not Mr. Darcy

by Karen Doornebos

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Overview

There's no place for pride in this Austen misadventure.

Chloe Parker was born two centuries too late. A thirty-nine-year- old divorced mother, she runs her own antique letterpress business, is a lifelong member of the Jane Austen Society, and gushes over everything Regency. But her business is failing, threatening her daughter's future. What's a lady to do?

Why, audition for a Jane Austen-inspired TV show set in England, of course.

What Chloe thinks is a documentary turns out to be a reality dating show set in 1812. Eight women are competing to snare Mr. Wrightman, the heir to a gorgeous estate, along with a $100,000 prize. So Chloe tosses her bonnet into the ring, hoping to transform from stressed-out Midwest mom to genteel American heiress and win the money. With no cell phones, indoor plumbing, or deodorant to be found, she must tighten her corset and flash some ankle to beat out women younger, more cutthroat, and less clumsy than herself. But the witty and dashing Mr. Wrightman proves to be a prize worth winning, even if it means the gloves are off...

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780425243824
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 09/06/2011
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 860,870
Product dimensions: 5.68(w) x 8.08(h) x 1.03(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Karen Doornebos is an English Literature graduate of University of Wisconsin-Madison and a lifelong member of the Jane Austen Society of North America. She lives in Illinois.

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