Pride and Prejudice turns 200!

My good pal, Marilyn Brant, is over at the Girlfriends Book Club today talking about Pride and Prejudice. It seems the novel turns 200 this month, which is hard to believe, as timeless as it is. I can’t think of a more beloved novel (among women, anyway) or a work that has inspired so much fiction, so many copycat heroes (The Boyfriend of the Month Club, anyone?) or so much sighing over a character (calling Mr. Darcy, please!).

Marilyn has a new book out inspired by the classic Jane Austen novel called Pride, Prejudice and the Perfect Match.  Sounds yummy, doesn’t it? I just downloaded it to my Kindle and can’t wait to dig in. Here’s the scoop:

Would an Elizabeth Bennet by any other name be as appealing to a Darcy?

A single mother and an ER doctor meet on an Internet dating site—each for reasons that have little to do with finding their perfect match—in this modern, Austen-inspired story. It’s a tribute to the power of both “pride” and “prejudice” in bringing two people romantically together, despite their mutual insistence that they should stay apart…

Beth Ann Bennet isn’t looking for love. She’s an aspiring social worker using an online alias to study sex-role stereotypes. Dr. William Darcy isn’t looking for love either. He’s just trying to fund his new clinic by winning a major bet. Both think Lady Catherine’s Love Match Website will help them get what they want—fast, easy and without endangering their hearts. Both are in for a big surprise.