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Prada and Prejudice by Mandy Hubbard

Rating: 4/5 Stars

Genre: Regency Romance (and time travel!)

Release Date: June 11, 2009

About the Book: Callie is on a class trip to London and she's miserable. When she overhears a group of popular girls talking about how they plan to sneak in a club that night, Callie is determined to join them. But first she needs something to make her cool-Prada heels! Callie is a huge klutz and one step in those three inch Prada heels send her tumbling over-and waking up in 1815! There Callie gets mistaken for a long lost friend of Emily. Callie soon gets mixed up in family scandal, engagements, and high society-and she can't seem to keep from butting heads with the arrogant (but very hot) duke Alex.

GreenBeanTeenQueen Says: This book was so much fun-I loved every minute of it! Callie is a fun modern girl and Regency England just isn't sure what to do with her. I loved the authors ideas of how a modern girl would react to the customs and society of 1815. Callie's adventures were creative but felt realistic. I mean really, what would a modern girl do about corsets and the lack of indoor plumbing?
I really enjoyed the interaction between Callie and Alex. Mandy Hubbard gives a perfect nod to Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy and their relationship was loads of fun to read.
The thing I loved the most was that the story jumped right in! I get annoyed when books tell you in the synopsis that something will happen, but it takes pages and pages to even get there. (How many pages in Twilight does it take Bella to figure out Edward is a vampire when we already know?) Callie lands herself in 1815 by the second chapter-which means most of the story has a historical setting and the action starts from the beginning-I love that!! (Thank you Mandy!)
This was a fun delightful read that readers of romance or historical fiction will enjoy. I can't wait to read more from this fabulous new author!

Comments

  1. I wish I could read this right now! I need some time travelling fun in my life. I can't wait to see how 1815 reacts to Prada heels!

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  2. gah! so jealous you got to read this one. i REALLY REALLY want to read it and even more now that you loved it.

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  3. I can't wait for this to come out. It sounds so good and I love anything P&P related. Great review!

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  4. I think Mandy's got a big hit on her hands! Can't wait to read it!!

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  5. I am SOOOOO excited to read this one--everything about it has me interested and I love the awesome cover! I am DYING to read this one!

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  6. Lenore-I couldn't pass this one up-I love time travel!

    Erika Lynn-I hope you get to read it soon and love it too.

    Debbiesworld-I know, isn't that cover so cute?

    Lisa-I think it's going to be a big hit too. I can't wait to read more from Mandy.

    Bookworm-I'm sure you'll love it! I hope you get a copy soon!:)

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  7. Thank you for posting this! I've been wanting to get a copy forever, and it's great to hear someone's opinion about it.

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  8. This sounds really good! I like the cover too. You always have such interesting things on your blog. I have an award for you here

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  9. Ooh, Wrighty beat me here, but I'm still giving you the "I <3 your blog" award here

    I'm more excited for Prada & Prejudice after reading your review! :)

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  10. This book looks pretty cute. Good review.

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  11. Totally putting this on my "to be ordered" list!!

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  12. Jenny-yay! I think you'll really like it!:)

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  13. I have this book in my TBR pile and I'm so excited to get to it! :) Great review!! :)

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  14. I just read the ARC. The book was cute and I really like how 1815 Callie changes 21st century Callie. Thanks for giving me the tip.

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