Item description for First Impressions (The Austen Series, Book 1) by Debra White Smith...
Overview It's Pride and Prejudice in London, Texas! Strong-willed young attorney Eddi Boswick is thrilled when she's cast as Elizabeth in the local theater's production of Jane Austen's classic. But sparks fly when computer-millionaire-turned-haughty-rancher Dave Davidson becomes leading man. Eddi's matchmaking mother tries setting the stage for love---but will independence and arrogance bring down the curtain?
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Studio: Harvest House Publishers
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.66" Width: 5.56" Height: 0.89" Weight: 0.72 lbs.
Release Date Feb 28, 2004
Publisher Harvest House Publishers
Series Number 1
ISBN 0736908722 ISBN13 9780736908726
Availability 0 units.
More About Debra White Smith
Debra White Smith currently resides in the state of Texas.
Reviews - What do customers think about First Impressions (The Austen Series, Book 1)?
Excellent Book for P&P Fans Dec 1, 2006
In a way this book is predictable, because you know the P&P plot, but with the modern retelling, I loved wondering how the author was going to craft each relationship and conflict. The way the author weaves the modern story into the script from the original is fabulous!
A very good Christian Romance! Jun 22, 2006
I really enjoyed this book! I love the " Pride and Predjadice " story and I love Christian romantic fiction, so I thought it looked like it would be worth buying. I wasn't wrong-its a really good type of this kind of book. I haven't read any others in the series yet but I plan to. I would recomend this book to anyone who is looking for a good Christian romance.
A good book, but not really P&P Feb 28, 2006
The story itself is very enjoyable. I knocked a star off only because I was expecting it to follow the Pride and Prejudice characterizations and storyline more closely. I guess my problem is that I started this series with Central Park, which sticks to the heart of the Jane Austin story much more closely than First Impressions does. After I was about 50 pages into this book, I thought, "This isn't really Pride and Prejudice..." About the only things in common are two main characters who have injured each other's pride (one of whom is very rich); a sister and friend of those two falling into love quite quickly; and a younger sister who's a flirt. This book never leaves any doubt that the hero and heroine will overcome their pride, grow into better people, and fall in love...because they start out in love. It is a good story, though, if I forget it's supposed to be a modernized P&P.
A P&P FanFic Fanatic Feb 25, 2006
If you seek Pride and Prejudice fan-fiction with a heavy religious influence, this story is for you. I enjoyed the story but am unlikely to read more of this author's work. The religious ministry, pro-life and abstinence themes may be appropriate for a tale set in a Texas small town; however, I found it to be a little too deliberately persuasive when all I wanted was some light reading material.
Debra White Smith, First Impressions from the Jane Austen Series Feb 4, 2006
I purchased the first two books in the Jane Austen Series: "First Impressions" and "Reason and Romance" and have thoroughly enjoyed them. Number One in this new series is based on the Jane Austen novel, "Pride and Prejudice", and the second book is based on "Sense and Sensibility". One of my favorite books is "Pride and Prejudice", so I was excited to read a book with the same theme, yet written in a contemporary setting. "First Impressions" is a humorous and refreshing book that teaches the same lessons as "Pride and Prejudice", yet readers can learn so much more from the depth of character and portrayal of characters from Ms. Smith's book. But most importantly this book is Christian, you do not have to worry about bad language, or graphic descriptions of sin. Ms. Smith honors the Lord with her writing, and I hope she writes more in this series! May you be as blessed by this book as I was.