Winner of the Big Red Reads Fiction Award 2011.
With its clueless heroine and entertaining plot, this modern re-telling of Jane Austen's Emma stays true to the original, while giving fresh insights into the mind of its thoroughly updated and irresistible hero.
Mark Knightley - handsome, clever, rich - is used to women falling at his feet. Except Emma Woodhouse, who's like part of the family - and the furniture. When their relationship changes dramatically, is it an ending or a new beginning? Emma's grown into a stunningly attractive young woman, full of ideas for modernising her family business. Then Mark gets involved and the sparks begin to fly. It's just like the old days, except that now he's seeing her through totally new eyes. While Mark struggles to keep his feelings in check, Emma remains immune to the Knightley charm. She's never forgotten that embarrassing moment when he discovered her teenage crush on him. He's still pouring scorn on all her projects, especially her beautifully orchestrated campaign to find Mr Right for her ditzy PA. And finally, when the mysterious Flynn Churchill - the man of her dreams - turns up, how could she have eyes for anyone else?
Closing date: 31/08/2018
"An ingenious and often effective, very affectionate tribute to a great predecessor with some witty contemporary versions of characters that I think Jane Austen herself would have loved." Joanna Trollope, June 2009.
Publication date: 15/12/2008
Publisher: Choc Lit
|Publication date:||15th December 2008|
|Genres:||Relationship Stories, Sagas and Romance,|
|Categories:||Adult & contemporary romance,|
Juliet Archer is a 19th-century mind living in a 21st-century body. Actually, some days it’s the other way round. By day, she masquerades as wife, mother and businesswoman. By night, with a glass of wine and a box of chocolates to hand, she becomes An Author.Juliet’s Darcy & Friends series are modern day versions of Jane Austen. Her debut novel, The Importance of Being Emma was short-listed for the Melissa Nathan Award for Comedy Romance 2009 and was praised by Joanna Trollope. Juliet Archer is the Winner of the Big Red Reads Fiction Award 2011 for ...More About Juliet Archer