Pride and Prejudice and Mistletoe by Melissa de la Cruz

Pride and Prejudice and Mistletoe

Darcy Fitzwilliam is 29, beautiful, successful, and brilliant. She dates hedge funders and basketball stars and is never without her three cellphones—one for work, one for play, and one to throw at her assistant (just kidding). Darcy’s never fallen in love, never has time for anyone else’s drama, and never goes home for Christmas if she can help it. But when her mother falls ill, she comes home to Pemberley, Ohio, to spend the season with h...


Details Pride and Prejudice and Mistletoe

TitlePride and Prejudice and Mistletoe
ISBN9781250141392
Author
Release DateOct 17th, 2017
PublisherSt. Martin's Press
LanguageEnglish
GenreRomance, Holiday, Christmas, Retellings, Adult
Rating

Reviews Pride and Prejudice and Mistletoe

  • Carrie
    1970-01-01
    Darcy Fitzwilliam is twenty nine and extremely career orientated much to the dismay of her family. She doesn't like heading home to visit and getting the same old treatment of when she'll settle down and get married and would much prefer to continue to throw all of her attention at her career. However when Darcy gets a call to tell her that her mother has taken ill she immediately head back to Pemberley, Ohio to see to her mother and spend the ho...
  • katwiththehat
    1970-01-01
    Full Review: Thank you so much to NetGalley and St. Martin's Press for providing me with a copy of this delightful “Pride and Prejudice” retelling by Melissa de la Cruz to read and review. I absolutely adored it! This super-cute retelling features a female Darcy Fitzwilliam and a male Luke Bennett, along with a delightful modernized cast of characters that give this a great 2017 twist.We all know the story from Lizzy Bennett’s perspective...
  • Linda Zagon
    1970-01-01
     MY REVIEW OF "PRIDE AND PREJUDICE AND MISTLETOE" by Melissa de la Cruz "Pride and Prejudice and Mistletoe" by Melissa de la Cruz is based on a gender-switching re-telling of the original classic.  This story takes place in America, and the timeline is in the present. The genres for this novel are Fiction and Women's Fiction. The author describes the characters as shallow, dysfunctional,materialistic, and unlikeable. Darcy Fitzwilliam is 29, ...
  • Christina (Confessions of a Book Addict)
    1970-01-01
    3.5 stars - A cute read for the holidays. The spark between the couple was lacking in the romance department for me, but it was still a feel-good read for the holiday season. A nice twist on a classic. Full review to come.
  • Amy
    1970-01-01
    Cute, Modern Re-Telling of an old favorite.Full review to come.
  • Linda Zagon
    1970-01-01
     MY REVIEW OF "PRIDE AND PREJUDICE AND MISTLETOE" by Melissa de la Cruz "Pride and Prejudice and Mistletoe" by Melissa de la Cruz is based on a gender-switching re-telling of the original classic.  This story takes place in America, and the timeline is in the present. The genres for this novel are Fiction and Women's Fiction. The author describes the characters as shallow, dysfunctional,materialistic, and unlikeable. Darcy Fitzwilliam is 29, ...
  • Olivia Farr
    1970-01-01
    "Pride and Prejudice and Mistletoe" is a cute and quick women's fiction that can easily be read in a sitting or two. Following closely the plot of Pride and Prejudice (with a few modern twists), we start with Darcy returning home to Pemberley after her mother's heart attack. Darcy has been estranged from her family for years and has become very independently wealthy. She has never settled down romantically, likely because she could never find the...
  • Rachel Reeves
    1970-01-01
    Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for providing a digital ARC in exchange for an honest review. I'm a fan of Jane Austen and enjoy modern re-tellings of her books, especially of Pride and Prejudice. This particular one was not a favorite, though. I did like that it was unique in gender-swapping the characters and having Darcy be the female protagonist. It was also interesting to read it from the Darcy perspective. These things really set i...
  • Danielle Urban
    1970-01-01
    Pride and Prejudice and Mistletoe by Melissa De La Cruz is a hilarious yet sweet tale. The pages were very entertaining. I couldn't get enough of Darcy and her nemesis Luke. Real relationship struggles, friendship, and love. A family that has been close grew apart. Now, after so many years they might find some closure. Then, there's Darcy who doesn't think she needs a relationship, is highly successful, works like crazy, and only wants to marry f...
  • Leith Devine
    1970-01-01
    I need to open by saying I've never written such a negative review, and I don't enjoy it. That being said, I enjoy the modern updates of Jane Austen books, and have read many of them This one was not one of my favorites. The characters were shallow and predictable and the plot was barely there. It suspends belief that the "third richest woman in Manhattan" (the main character, Darcy) could act like such an immature child when presented with a dif...
  • Stephanie
    1970-01-01
    I love a good holiday romance and I love Pride and Prejudice re-tellings, so Pride and Prejudice and Mistletoe looked like it would be perfect for me. While it was a fun read, it ended up falling short of my (pretty high) expectations. Full review to come.
  • Janet Martin
    1970-01-01
    Fun holiday romance
  • Anna Louise
    1970-01-01
    A modern day twist on Pride and Prejudice. The role reversals of the main characters, the real life situations and the classic love story make this a must read for anyone who loves Pride and Prejudice. Thank you to Netgalley for providing me with a digital advance readers copy.
  • Angie
    1970-01-01
    See it is an assumption universally made that any beautiful, brilliant, single woman who is rich as hell will be in want of a husband. --Darcy3.75 starsARC was provided by the publisher via Net Galley in exchange for an honest review.I used to read a lot more of Melissa's books back in the day, so it was nice to return to her third person POV writing style. This novel was sweet and cute, but sorta lost me towards the end where it seemed like the ...
  • Christina Torretta
    1970-01-01
    This is the perfect Christmastime read. Although, let me admit, while dodging any books that may be thrown my way, I have never read Pride and Prejudice. There. I said it. It's out in the cyberuniverse. Truthfully, with all the great books that are being published every week, it's hard for me to want to go backwards. That said, I think I need to because this was the ultimate in guilty pleasure, and I can just imagine how the first is!Obviously, I...
  • Jenica
    1970-01-01
    I'm very disappointed that I didn't love this book and I feel bad since I requested it from NetGalley and was so excited to be awarded an ARC. However, I just could not find redeeming qualities in this book. I disliked the writing, some of which I think was intended to be clever, but fell flat to me. For example, there's a recurring line toward the beginning that builds on itself with the introduction of every new male character it seemed. It goe...
  • Vinicius
    1970-01-01
    Pride and Prejudice and Mistletoe is a gender swapped, modern retelling of the classic Jane Austen novel, set in a Christmas setting. I've got to admit, I've requested this book on Netgalley mostly because of that beautiful cover, and because it had Pride and Prejudice on the title. I have never read the original, I've started it, but never finished. Despite that, I obviously know & love the story, I've watched a lot of the adaptations like, The ...
  • Kim McGee
    1970-01-01
    Darcy is a big deal and she wants everyone in her little Ohio town of Pemberley to know it. She doesn't have time for nor does she need a husband even though she has lost her family's approval by turning down their choice of one for her. When her mom has a stroke, Darcy leaves the comfort of the hustle and bustle of New York to spend the holidays at home in Ohio. Her old classmates and all the friends that she left behind as well as that jerky gu...
  • Sheenah
    1970-01-01
    Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for a chance to read an ARC and give an honest review.I have to preface this review to say that I love Pride and Prejudice. I love re-imaginings of it, movies, miniseries, all of it. I was excited to read this as it has the genders swapped and is written from Darcy's point of view. Unfortunately, I felt that the characters were not developed enough to really care about them. How does an independent, driven...
  • Aryssa
    1970-01-01
    I wanted to like this book, but as I started reading, I just became more and more confused about how someone thought this was a well-written novel. The idea is fascinating, but the execution is poor. Some of the writing is just downright bad. The way she deals with such crucial moments in the Austen work is down-right criminal, I say as an English major.  Also, there's SO much telling and not showing and it's frustrating.  It bastardizes the co...
  • Jen
    1970-01-01
    An interesting twist on the timeless tale, Pride and Prejudice and Mistletoe is told from Darcy's point of view. And this time, Darcy Fitzwilliam is a well to do female unsure of what she wants, while Luke Bennet is the not so rich, carpenter boy from the same town of Pemberley, Ohio. A completely modernized and flipped version, Mistletoe hits all the classic points of the historic novel with some twists on the characters to bring it to present d...
  • Michelle
    1970-01-01
    A personal bias: I read a lot of books inspired by Austen novels. So, I couldn't resist. I got a chance to read an early copy through NetGalley.This story gives a modern twist to Pride and Prejudice. In this story, Darcy is an independently wealthy woman. The Bennet character is male.Darcy goes home to Pemberley for the holidays when her mom gets sick. She hasn't been home for 8 years, since her dad practically disowned her.Being home is awkward ...
  • McKenzie
    1970-01-01
    Grab your tea, blanket, and holiday decorations because Pride and Prejudice and Mistletoe is sure to add some cozy to your winter. This easy, enjoyable, modern adaptation is just the beach-read you need when January and February get too dreary. Darcy Fitzwilliam, a self-made New York power broker, is forced to return to her family home amid an emergency. Luke Bennett, a carpenter and former classmate of Darcy's, makes an unexpected discovery at t...
  • Sarah Elizabeth
    1970-01-01
    This was a fun play on the understood dynamics of relationships from Jane Austen's beloved Pride and Prejudice. I enjoyed he modern characters and found his an easy, surface read to occupy a couple hours on a cold, rainy day.I received an advance copy of this book from the publisher and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
  • Karen Whittard
    1970-01-01
    A fun easy read. With a gender swapping twist on the original story. It is perfect for a cold and dreary English day. It will leave you smiling and it is a good twist on the classic story. Thank you for letting me read this for an honest review.
  • Teresa
    1970-01-01
    A fun, easy, gender swapping retelling of an Austen classic with a modern twist....would be perfect for any Austen fan. I blew through this book in one sitting and I can't tell you how much I loved the fact that Darcy was a woman....great!Thanks to MPS for the ARC!
  • Pearl
    1970-01-01
    Enjoyable adaption of Pride and Prejudice, with a gender twist. Light holiday read. Some readers may find the protagonist shallow and off-putting.
  • Lynne
    1970-01-01
    Review to come
  • Stephanie
    1970-01-01
    Best described as a confection -- nothing particularly new here, but perfectly pleasant to read.