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The first novel of New York Times bestselling author Jude Deveraux’s breathtaking new series set in Summer Hill, a small town where love takes center stage against the backdrop of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice

Enter Elizabeth Bennet. Chef Casey Reddick has had it up to here with men. When she arrives in the charming town of Summer Hill, Virginia, she leaves behind a demanding boss at a famous D.C. restaurant and a breakup with a boyfriend jealous of her success. Some peace and quiet on the picturesque Tattwell plantation is just what she needs to start fresh. But the tranquility is broken one misty morning when she sees a gorgeous naked man on the porch of her cottage.

Enter Mr. Darcy. What Tate Landers, Hollywood heartthrob and owner of Tattwell, doesn’t need on a bittersweet trip to his ancestral home is a woman spying on him from his guest cottage. Mistaking Casey for a reporter, Tate tries to run her out of her own house. His anger, which looks so good on the screen, makes a very bad first impression on Casey. Hollywood he may be, but he’s no sweetheart to Casey—and she lets him know it!

The plot thickens. Sparks fly—literally—when Casey is recruited to play Elizabeth Bennet opposite Tate’s Mr. Darcy in a stage adaptation of Pride and Prejudice. Just brushing past Tate makes Casey’s whole body hum. As they spar on and off stage, Casey begins to think she’s been too quick to judge. Tate is more down-to-earth than Casey expected, and she finds herself melting under his smoldering gaze. But then Tate’s handsome ex-brother-in-law, Devlin Haines, who is playing Wickham, tells Casey some horrifying stories about Tate. She is upset and confused as she tries to figure out who and what to believe. As she finds herself falling for Tate, Casey needs to know: Is the intense, undeniable chemistry between them real, or is this just a performance that ends when the curtain falls?

Praise for The Girl from Summer Hill
 
“Kicking off a new series set in Summer Hill, Virginia, the New York Times bestselling author brings Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice to the theater—and into the twenty-first century. . . . A steamy and delightfully outlandish retelling of a literary classic.”Kirkus Reviews
 
“[An] enjoyable start to a new trilogy . . . This book will delight fans of Austen and Deveraux alike.”Publishers Weekly
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The first novel of New York Times bestselling author Jude Deveraux’s breathtaking new series set in Summer Hill, a small town where love takes center stage against the backdrop of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice

Enter Elizabeth Bennet. Chef Casey Reddick has had it up to here with men. When she arrives in the charming town of Summer Hill, Virginia, she leaves behind a demanding boss at a famous D.C. restaurant and a breakup with a boyfriend jealous of her success. Some peace and quiet on the picturesque Tattwell plantation is just what she needs to start fresh. But the tranquility is broken one misty morning when she sees a gorgeous naked man on the porch of her cottage.

Enter Mr. Darcy. What Tate Landers, Hollywood heartthrob and owner of Tattwell, doesn’t need on a bittersweet trip to his ancestral home is a woman spying on him from his guest cottage. Mistaking Casey for a reporter, Tate tries to run her out of her own house. His anger, which looks so good on the screen, makes a very bad first impression on Casey. Hollywood he may be, but he’s no sweetheart to Casey—and she lets him know it!

The plot thickens. Sparks fly—literally—when Casey is recruited to play Elizabeth Bennet opposite Tate’s Mr. Darcy in a stage adaptation of Pride and Prejudice. Just brushing past Tate makes Casey’s whole body hum. As they spar on and off stage, Casey begins to think she’s been too quick to judge. Tate is more down-to-earth than Casey expected, and she finds herself melting under his smoldering gaze. But then Tate’s handsome ex-brother-in-law, Devlin Haines, who is playing Wickham, tells Casey some horrifying stories about Tate. She is upset and confused as she tries to figure out who and what to believe. As she finds herself falling for Tate, Casey needs to know: Is the intense, undeniable chemistry between them real, or is this just a performance that ends when the curtain falls?

Praise for The Girl from Summer Hill
 
“Kicking off a new series set in Summer Hill, Virginia, the New York Times bestselling author brings Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice to the theater—and into the twenty-first century. . . . A steamy and delightfully outlandish retelling of a literary classic.”Kirkus Reviews
 
“[An] enjoyable start to a new trilogy . . . This book will delight fans of Austen and Deveraux alike.”Publishers Weekly
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      • source: Susan Elizabeth Phillips True Love
      • content: Praise for Jude Deveraux "A new Jude Deveraux novel means a very late night turning the pages straight through to the delicious end."
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      • source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette For All Time
      • content: "Evokes everything that makes Nantucket so special--the history, the atmosphere, the secrets, and the magic."--Susan Wiggs "Destined to be an instant romance classic . . . will haunt you long after you read it."
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      • content: "Captures your imagination from the start and keeps hold till the very last page."--Fresh Fiction "A beautifully written story with a refreshing old-romance feel."
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      • content: "Thoroughly enjoyable."
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      • content: "Filled with family, friends, ghosts and the magic of love."
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        March 28, 2016
        In this enjoyable start to a new trilogy set in the small town of Summer Hill, Va., Deveraux (True Love) playfully riffs off Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice. Casey Reddick leaves her demanding job as chef of a high-end Washington, D.C., restaurant and retreats to the Tattwell Plantation guesthouse, unaware that its owner is movie star Tate Landers, who’s famous for playing romantic leads. She’s hired to cook for the cast and crew of a theatrical production of Austen’s novel and unexpectedly finds herself cast as Lizzie to Tate’s Darcy under the direction of the mysterious Kit Montgomery. Deveraux’s characters are modern counterparts to Austen’s, and their casting in the film is telling: for example, 15-year-old Lori plays Lydia, the youngest Bennet sister, and is also wooed and used by Tate’s devious ex-brother-in-law, Devlin, who plays Wickham. Chapter titles (“Act One, Scene Two: Elizabeth Doesn’t Tempt Darcy”) ensure that readers familiar with Austen’s work will catch and enjoy the reinterpretation. From the steamy opening scene to Tate’s audacious theatrical proposal, with numerous other love affairs thrown in for good measure, this book will delight fans of Austen and Deveraux alike.

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        March 15, 2016
        Kicking off a new series set in Summer Hill, Virginia, the New York Times bestselling author brings Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice to the theater--and into the 21st century. Acacia "Casey" Reddick doesn't know she's renting her guesthouse from movie star Tate Landers until he shows up naked in her outdoor shower. Casey, who hasn't seen any of his movies, thinks Tate is trespassing; Tate, who's usually "cast as a shirtless guy who throws women across his shoulder," mistakes Casey for a peeping, star-struck fan. When they're both cast in a stage production of Pride and Prejudice, they continue their feud as Lizzy Bennett and Mr. Darcy. The chapters are divided into acts and scenes that follow the arc of the original story without necessarily sticking to the script--a device that offers a bounty of ways for Casey and Tate to spar onstage while wearing period costumes and offstage while wearing nothing at all. With all the modern updates--Casey and her half siblings were fathered by the same sperm donor--there are also tongue-in-cheek laments about dating "metrosexuals" while fantasizing about a hero who "throws women over the saddle of a horse and tells them to shut up." The highlight is Tate's conniving ex-brother-in-law, Devlin Haines, who fully embodies his role as Mr. Wickham when he lies to Casey about Tate and seduces a young cast member. Thankfully, advancements in women's rights have made 21st-century America a better setting than Regency England for comeuppance--and redemption--when all is revealed. A steamy and delightfully outlandish retelling of a literary classic.

        COPYRIGHT(2016) Kirkus Reviews, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

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        April 1, 2016
        Casey Reddick is pretty content with her life. As a successful chef in a quaint Virginia town, she doesn't let much entice her out of the kitchen. That is, until she meets Tate Landers, a young, budding actor playing Darcy in the local theater's rendition of Pride and Prejudice.When Casey decides to take part in the playthanks to her ex-brother-in-law's persuasionshe sees what everyone is talking about when it comes to Tate's boyish good looks and booming persona. But she's still not completely sold. The two embark in playful bickering and intimate encounters that make for an excellent cat-and-mouse game they are both willing to play. With each rehearsal, the duo grows closer, making Casey lose control and fall hard. But although the pleasure is strong, she is still skittish about getting too close. Should she go all in or take a huge step back? Best-selling Deveraux (Ever After, 2015) kicks off her new small-town Summer Hill romance trilogy and treats readers to an irresistibly delicious tale of love, passion, and the unknown.(Reprinted with permission of Booklist, copyright 2016, American Library Association.)

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        December 1, 2015

        In the first of a new trilogy, set in a fictional Virginia mountain town, Casey Reddick is playing Elizabeth Bennet opposite gorgeous but seemingly arrogant Hollywood actor Tate Landers's Darcy in a local production of Pride and Prejudice. We know how this will play out. Limning a new generation of the Montgomery and Taggert families.

        Copyright 2015 Library Journal, LLC Used with permission.

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Enter Elizabeth Bennet. Chef Casey Reddick has had it up to here with men. When she arrives in the charming town of Summer Hill, Virginia, she leaves behind a demanding boss at a famous D.C. restaurant and a breakup with a boyfriend jealous of her success. Some peace and quiet on the picturesque Tattwell plantation is just what she needs to start fresh. But the tranquility is broken one misty morning when she sees a gorgeous naked man on the porch of her cottage.

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