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!