Jane Austen in Boca
Eligible men are scarce in Boca. When good-hearted meddler Carol Newman learns that the wealthy and personable Norman Grafstein has lost his wife, she resolves to marry him off to her lonely mother-in-law, May. Even May’s sharp-tongued friend Flo approves of Norman–although Norman’s best friend Stan, a cynical professor, keeps getting under Flo’s skin. Will May and Norman eventually find happiness? Will Flo succumb to the charms of the suavely cosmopolitan Mel Shirmer? Misunderstandings abound until love conquers both pride and prejudice in this perceptive, engaging comedy of manners.
“Utterly charming…think Pride and Prejudice, but with better weather.” — Vanity Fair
“Page-turner of the week… Austen never schmoozed by the pool with a pack of bronzed yentas, but her Pride plot proves as durable as ever…in this witty romp.” — People Magazine
“While the novel works as a clever remake of Pride and Prejudice, it has equal merit as contemporary social commentary.” — Persuasions: The Jane Austen Journal