I received the following book from The Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Lizzy and Jane by Katherine Reay
Published by Thomas Nelson on November 4th 2014
Genres: Christian, Romance
Source: The Publisher
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Lizzy and Jane couldn’t be further from Jane Austen’s famous sisters for whom they are named. Elizabeth left her family’s home in Seattle fifteen years ago to pursue her lifelong dream—chefing her own restaurant in New York City. Jane stayed behind to raise a family. Estranged since their mother’s death many years ago, the circumstances of their lives are about to bring them together once again. Known for her absolute command of her culinary domain, Elizabeth’s gifts in the kitchen have begun to elude her. And patrons and reviewers are noticing. In need of some rest and an opportunity to recover her passion for cooking, Elizabeth jumps at the excuse to rush to her sister’s bedside when Jane is diagnosed with cancer. After all, Elizabeth did the same for their mother. Perhaps this time, it will make a difference. As Elizabeth pours her renewed energy into her sister’s care and into her burgeoning interest in Nick, Jane’s handsome coworker, her life begins to evolve from the singular pursuit of her own dream into the beautiful world of family, food, literature, and love that was shattered when she and Jane lost their mother. Will she stay and become Lizzy to her sister’s Jane—and Elizabeth to Nick’s Mr. Darcy—or will she return to the life she has worked so hard to create?
Having loved a previous book by Katherine Reay, I was really looking forward to diving into this one! I have to say, it took me a little bit to get into versus the previous book, but once I did I couldn’t put it down. A nice remix on the classic story that is Pride & Prejudice the characters are all enjoyable, though frustrating at times(just like the original!) and I was sad when I closed that last page. This author truly has a way of getting into the hearts of her readers and this book is no exception. If you have read and loved this author before, love classic remixes, or just love a really good, clean romance and women’s fiction style novel in general then this book is definitely one to check out!