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    Mary Jane Hathaway(Author)

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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. NEWLY REVISED, 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 June 2013

"I went into this series with a high level of excitement and expectations - (it couldn't be helped, this book was on my wish-list for over a year!) I'm thrilled to say that Pride, Prejudice and Cheese Grits was an extremely absorbing and entertaining read that definitely exceeded my expectations. It has a perfect balance of southern charm, sweet romance, and clever nods to our dear Jane!" ― Austenesque --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition. 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).

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  • By Meerkat on March 14, 2018

    I'm not entirely certain why this book is titled "Pride, Prejudice and Cheese Grits." The story does not follow a P&P-ish storyline at all. The Shelby character does not appear to be particularly bright, and Ransom is kind of an emotional lunkhead (I'm sorry, he just doesn't come across as particularly bright). I would have had more "respect" for both characters if the story had ended with both of them leaving their profession to write rather than Ransom (the supposed golden child of Historical academia) professing he'd leave Yale to follow Shelby to a podunk school and try to see if he could get a position too (yeah, sure). I admire that as a story in a modern setting, Shelby is able to solve her own issues and does not require Ransom to take care of her problems, but the situations presented in the story are so improbable and awkward, it doesn't really matter. The story lurches from one dull situation to another. I'll admit I found the religious aspects of the story heavy-handed and awkward. I have no issue with a story having a religious element to it. I have read a series of Austen pastiches that are set in an Amish community and the stories flowed beautifully with the religious aspect of the characters lives being integrated seamlessly into the plot. The execution here was stilted and ham-fisted. It contributed nothing to the story (to me) except adding to its awkwardness.This title was enjoyed by others and that's great. It's a shame really because based on the synopsis and the title, I thought this was going to be a modern P&P pastiche in a southern setting (and that had a lot of potentials). It didn't work for me, though and that's a shame because now I am left having to decide if I wish to read the rest of the series.

  • By Guest on June 11, 2014

    I'm not sure which I liked more about this book, that it is Southern fiction or that it is a modern retelling of one of my favorite Jane Austen novels. This book is filled with all the interesting yet quirky characters that we expect in a great Southern novel. There's the beloved aunt, the overbearing momma, the overindulged sisters and the very patient and highly supportive daddy. Oh and don't forget the friends and the frienemies. They truly make the story.The setting is a beautiful small town Southern college. Shelby is on the tenure track and trying to publish several articles about Civil War history in order to cement her position. Unfortunately her latest article received a scathing review from the renowned historian Ransom Fielding. And if that isn't bad enough, now Ransom has invaded her territory by taking a one year position with her college.Shelby loathes Ransom but unfortunately her oath to avoid him at all costs is quickly cast aside. In fact the headstrong Shelby makes quite a first impression . . . but so does Ransom. He is definitely Mr. Darcy in spades. He looks good, he smells good, and to top it off he's actually a nice guy. But if you are up on your Pride and Prejudice facts you know that there is a BIG misunderstanding that makes Ransom totally off limits.The ride through all the misunderstandings is definitely a pleasure trip. The food alone is worth the read. (Recipes included in the back of the book!) One of my favorite things was the quotes from Pride and Prejudice at the beginning of each chapter. It was such an added treat that set the stage for each scene.So . . . if you love Jane Austen's Mr. Darcy or even if you haven't a clue as to who he is but want a light funny romance pick this book up! It's the perfect complement to a tall glass of sweet iced tea on your front porch swing.I received a copy of this book to facilitate my review.

  • By Ana RC on December 1, 2016

    The H Ransom was a lot like the original Darcy for about 75 % of the book. He was strong, proud and loyal. The h Shelby was not a good representation of a true Elizabeth. Elizabeth didn't make scenes in public and embarrass people like Shelby did. Shelby was shunned by her peers. The H Ransom was carrying most of the book for me. I liked his character, but when he did absolutely nothing to help or support Shelby with the video, the story took a nosedive. Come on, a real Darcy like character would have done everything possible to defend her. He even believed she was guilty and just stood back. I was hoping Shelby would dump him for not having faith in her.

  • By Teresa on June 15, 2017

    I got this book several years ago when I found it on a great sale somewhere, and then forgot about it. I came across it the other day and remembered how excited I had been when I first found it. I was right to be excited! I finished this book in two nights of staying up waaayy too late! There were a couple of spots that felt a touch contrived, but the characters were so wonderful, and the history so true to what I already knew, (as true as fiction can be), that I absolutely loved it!!!There were some editing issues, but nothing that confused the story for me, as I sometimes find. Then again, you can't even find a news article anymore without editing problems.I loved, and highly recommend this book!


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