Attempting Elizabeth

Attempting Elizabeth Kelsey Edmundson is a geek and proud of it She makes no secret of her love for TV movies and most especially books After a bad breakup she retreats into her favorite novel Pride and Prejudice w

  • Title: Attempting Elizabeth
  • Author: JessicaGrey
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  • Page: 227
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  • Kelsey Edmundson is a geek and proud of it She makes no secret of her love for TV, movies, and, most especially, books After a bad breakup, she retreats into her favorite novel, Pride and Prejudice, wishing she had some of the wit and spirit of Elizabeth Bennett.One night at a party Kelsey meets handsome Australian bartender Mark Barnes From then on, she always seems toKelsey Edmundson is a geek and proud of it She makes no secret of her love for TV, movies, and, most especially, books After a bad breakup, she retreats into her favorite novel, Pride and Prejudice, wishing she had some of the wit and spirit of Elizabeth Bennett.One night at a party Kelsey meets handsome Australian bartender Mark Barnes From then on, she always seems to run into him when she least expects it No matter how Kelsey tries, she always seems to say the wrong thing.After a particularly gaffe filled evening around Mark, Kelsey is in desperate need of inspiration from Jane Austen She falls asleep reading Darcy s letter to Lizzy and awakens to find herself in an unfamiliar place that looks and sounds suspiciously like her favorite book Has she somehow been transported into Pride and Prejudice, or is it just a dream As Kelsey tries to discover what s happening to her, she must also discover her own heart Is Mark Barnes destined to be her Mr Darcy In the end, she must decide whether attempting to become Elizabeth is worth the risk or if being Kelsey Edmundson is enough.Narrated by Elizabeth Klett

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    1. Is is an interesting P&P sci-fi what if that has the main character, Kelsey, able to jump into scenes from Pride and Prejudice. Become a character and inhabit that characters world. Her first accidental immersion she becomes Georgiana at Ramsgate, giving us insight into the scenes JA didn't write. It is a little bit Ground Hog's day in that if she significantly deviates from the approved plot she will have to go back and do it over until she gets it right. She spends a lot of time as Georgia [...]

    2. Review originally posted on Diary of an EccentricJessica Grey’s Attempting Elizabeth follows Kelsey, a 23-year-old student in California who is a bit obsessed with Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice. She’s convinced that no guy in her life could ever measure up to Mr. Darcy, and reeling from a breakup with a Wickham-type, Kelsey doesn’t quite seem to know who she is and what she wants. She has her own mortifying Pride and Prejudice-like moment at a party, in which she insults Mark, the ho [...]

    3. Refreshing and entertaining, Jessica Grey's Attempting Elizabeth is more than just a clever retelling of a beloved classic, it's a story of self-discovery and letting go. Oh, and a hot Aussie who will steal your heart. How can you go wrong?

    4. I received this book for free from Xpresso Book Tours in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.My Initial ReactionAs one of the biggest Pride and Prejudice (P&P) fans out there (I've read the book 17 times in as many years!), Attempting Elizabeth  was a book I had to read. I was nervous though, since Jessica Grey was going to be taking a lot of license with a story and characters I've grown to love. Not only was she creati [...]

    5. bookerlikeahookerHello Guys! First I want to be honest with you. I never read Pride&Prejudice in my 20 years life. And I don't when I'm going to read. However I was heard all characters in the book. I can't say I like those things also I can't say I don't like.Therefore I love the story.I love Kelsey.She's such a smart person.Somehow she manage the time travel to novels. Everyone wants that right? When I was reading I little bit jealous her. I wasn't sure what to expect at first, but Kelsey [...]

    6. Kelsey Edmundson is an obsessed, geeky, Jane Austen fan-girl. After a bad breakup or a disappointing day she doesn't watch romantic comedies with a pint of ice cream, she turns to her beloved Pride and Prejudice to mend her broken heart and soothe her sorrows. After a particularly disastrous night of trying to get over her perfectly horrid ex-boyfriend, Kelsey once again retreats to the well-worn pages of Pride and Prejudice. Except that this time she somehow ends up in the pages of Pride and Pr [...]

    7. In Chick Lit ratings - this was loads of fun, a sensational weekend read. There is so much to like about this book - being able to relate to the fact you would like to escape into your favourite novel; how well Grey replicated P&P scenes wordr.word that bought much authenticity for traditional fans; embracing your inner geek and longing to 'smack down' Lady Catherine; the cleverness of modern day sarcasm in Regency England just rocks! Being Caroline Bingley was a real hoot; and coming to see [...]

    8. Such a fun read! I thoroughly recommend it to Austen lovers and romantics at heart as a lovely way to while away a few hours. I admit to shedding a few happy tears at the end and finished the final word with a big smile on my face. Very feel good book!

    9. Is there anyone who can truly say they've never wanted to be someone else? We've all had moments--sometimes stretching into days or even months--when the drudgery or misery of our own lives couldn't hold a candle to the "perfect life" of our favorite fictional characters. Imagine what would happen if, during one of those periods, you actually leapt into the life of that character. That's what happens to Kelsey Edmundsen after a string of embarrassing encounters with Mark Barnes. Kelsey was still [...]

    10. If you love Pride & Prejudice, like I do, you MUST read Attempting Elizabeth. I could stop my review right here because 'nough said, right?!? But y'all know I'm chatty about books ~ especially anything relating to Jane Austen or Pride & Prejudice, so let me tell you why you'll love Attempting Elizabeth, whether you're a Jane Austen fan or not.Kelsey Edmundson is kinda nerdy when it comes to pop culture. She's a Star Wars fangirl, as well as a geek about action movies and literature. She [...]

    11. Review first published on my blog, Pieces of WhimsyI adore Pride and Prejudice so when I read the synopsis for this novel I immediately wanted to read it! And I'm glad I did.I really liked the different views we got of Pride and Prejudice, thinking about the story from other characters' point of views. Just like Kelsey, I've read P&P numerous times and I didn't pick up on the name similarities between George and Georgiana. I think it would have been quite amusing to read about George and Geo [...]

    12. I have over 80 Austen adaptations on my Kindle App - this one may be the most original of the bunch. We all may l want to be Elizabeth, but who are we really? Is Darcy what we want or what we need?Author Jessica Grey takes the story of Darcy and Elizabeth and brings it into modern fandom. She wraps the story of Kelsey and Mark in a crunchy coating of geeky goodness. This is a story for the sci-fi, cosplay, Star Wars-loving ardent admirers of Jane Austen. I can imagine that Jane would fit in perf [...]

    13. Pride and Prejudice is my favorite book so when I saw that Jessica was writing ATTEMPTING ELIZABETH, I had a nerdy freak out! ;-) I loved this story! Kelsey, the main character, reminds me of myself (which might be why I liked her so much). I love the idea of jumping into P&P and being one of the characters. (Sort of like AUSTENLAND but different.) And Mark! A great love interest! Oh, and there's kissing. "Is this a kissing book?" Yes, yes it is. But not in a tawdry way. In a romantic way th [...]

    14. One of my all time favorite Austen fan fiction books. Loved the way the story of the modern characters were woven together with the Austen classic. I absolutely fell in love with the characters and was rooting for them 100%. Their relationship was so authentic and imperfect but ultimately perfect.

    15. It's dumb. It's cute. It's amazing because It doesn't seem like it's going to be worth reading but it ends up fun. And it works. The end. It's the best answer to anyone wishing they were somebody else. Caution: The name of deity is taken entirely too much especially at the beginning. That stinks and lost it a star.

    16. I really loved this book. It was just a feel good book that I think I read at the right moment in my life. Of course, I love Pride & Prejudice and I would love to be able to jump into that novel anytime I wanted. What a wish to have come true!

    17. A heroine whom the reader can love, a charming hero, lots of Pride and Prejudiceand a variant of time travel - what a grand combination! This is one of my favoritesof the Austenilia.

    18. I have to saythat I liked this bookGrey intergrated her own characters so well into the storyand Mark was definitely a better Darcy as he was "real"

    19. Austen fan fiction, but different than your standard retelling of one of Jane's stories. It was just fun. I loved the snarky heroine.

    20. This was so fun! I wasn't sure what to expect at first, but Kelsey quickly won me over with her nerdiness and her love of staying home with a good book (most likely Pride and Prejudice, her favorite). I absolutely loved that she was more Darcy-like than Lizzy-like! Definitely a great plan by Ms. Grey. The social awkwardness, the open-mouth-insert-foot moments, jumping to wrong assumptions, her interactions with Mark were hilarious. They could never seem to have a full conversation without offend [...]

    21. ***REVIEW***My stars for this book: 4 starsI received a copy in exchange for an honest review.Have you ever fantasized that you are the protagonist of the book or are reading?or even your favorite book ? The first step is to admit it as a reader !Well, since we have admitted ,Now the review. Well, when I read the synopsis of the book caught my attention the fact that the protagonist Kelsey Edmundson , was transported to a favorite book : Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen.That factor was the poi [...]

    22. Kelsey is a Literature major completely in love with Mr Darcy. After having her heart crushed, her best friend forces her to go to a party where she meets Mark. Mark is a big mass of muscle with chocolate eyes, reddish hair and an Australian accent. Kelsey can't seem to say or do anything right around Mark. Right away she insults him and then caves into herself. The next morning she finds him in her apartment and once again she makes herself look like a fool. After a disaster of a night of seein [...]

    23. I'm just going to come out and say that I absolutely adored this book! It's been awhile since I've come across an indie novel as well-written as this one, and it was quite refreshing. I have to admit that I share a lot of qualities with our heroine, Kelsey Edmundson - we're both geeky, awkward, voracious readers, who are uncomfortable in our own skins, and we both swoon over the fictional Mr. Darcy.The hero of this novel, Mark Barnes, is just as swoon-worthy as Darcy, only instead of an English [...]

    24. I received this book for free from Xpresso Book Tours in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.How cute is the book? I tricked myself again because I signed up for this blog tour months ago; between then and picking up the book, I forgot that it was New Adult. This is the kind of New Adult I’ve been looking for, though. So many of those books are overdramatic romances about college kids who have way too many issues. A lot of peop [...]

    25. Amazing! That’s the word I would use to describe Attempting Elizabeth! I truly loved this story! I felt it had a fun uniqueness about it. I loved the whole novel jumping aspect of the story, but there was much more to it than thatI don’t know if I can say anything about it without giving anything away. But I will give it a try!Kelsey Edmundson is going through a rough spot in her life. She recently broke up her with boyfriend and would rather stay home and read her favorite novel, Pride and [...]

    26. Where did I get the book: From Xpresso book tours and the author in exchange for an honest but fair review and in connection with the book tour. My Review:Kelsey has found a way to do something I am sure all book lovers would love to do with their favourite books. She can get herself into her favourite book and live through the scenes as though she was a part of it to start off. But the more she does it, the more she realises that maybe a fake life isn’t really all you might think it to be. Pl [...]

    27. eARC provided by author for review.Review originally published on my blog: AWordsWorthRaise your hand if you've ever wished you could meet Mr. Darcy. Not just "a Mr. Darcy," but the Mr. Darcy. (I really hope I'm not the only one with my hand up) Forget, for a moment, that he's just an epic, dashingly broody and romantic hero in literature. Forget about the small detail that Mr. Darcy - and Elizabeth, Bingley, Mr. Collins and Lady Catherine - exist only because one Jane Austen had the incredible [...]

    28. Attempting Elizabeth is yet another Pride & Prejudice themed book. It isn't a retelling, but does spend a lot of time in that book's world. To me, it was like a behind the scenes look at the world of P&P, with ties to the here and now.Kelsey is a nerd, klutz, awkward girl (GO Awkward Nerdy Girls!) who hasn't found her Mr. Darcy. I immediately related to her, as I too, am an Awkward Nerdy Girl. She meets a boy, who is A-Australian B-a red head and C-swoon-worthy. Of course, she makes a gi [...]

    29. It is no secret that Kelsey is is obsessed with Mr. Darcy from Pride & Prejudice. After her last boyfriend broke her heart she seemed to stink further into her obsession that pretty much affected the way she viewed guys. She wanted to find her Mr. Darcy in a world of Mr. Wickham's. Kelsey's friend managed to get her to get out of the house and managed to see Mark, a guy she can't seem to act normal around. Shes extremely awkward and managed to say the wrong thing around him. One night Kelsey [...]

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