Attempting Elizabeth

What would you do if you could get into your favorite book?

Geeky grad student Kelsey Edmundson finds herself between the pages of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice in this rollicking, post-modern romp.



Attempting Elizabeth

Kelsey Edmundson is a geek and proud of it. She makes no secret of her love for TV, movies, and, most especially, books. After a bad breakup, she retreats into her favorite novel, Pride and Prejudice, wishing she had some of the wit and spirit of Elizabeth Bennett.

One night at a party Kelsey meets handsome Australian bartender Mark Barnes. From then on, she always seems to run into him when she least expects it. No matter how Kelsey tries, she always seems to say the wrong thing.

After a particularly gaffe-filled evening around Mark, Kelsey is in desperate need of inspiration from Jane Austen. She falls asleep reading Darcy’s letter to Lizzy and awakens to find herself in an unfamiliar place that looks and sounds suspiciously like her favorite book. Has she somehow been transported into Pride and Prejudice, or is it just a dream?

As Kelsey tries to discover what’s happening to her, she must also discover her own heart. Is Mark Barnes destined to be her Mr. Darcy? In the end, she must decide whether attempting to become Elizabeth is worth the risk or if being Kelsey Edmundson is enough.



Attempting Elizabeth is available from these fine retailers:

Amazon: Paperback, Kindle, Audiobook

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iTunes: iBooks, Audiobook

Audible: Audiobook

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2 thoughts on “Attempting Elizabeth

  1. I just finished Awake and I loved it. As a retired middle school teacher this would be a great read for these students as well as students in the upper grades. You have spun a great story line from a classic fairy tale that would appeal to all audiences. I can’t wait until your next book comes out next month. I am going to see if I can preorder it right now. Thank you for an enjoyable escape for a modern fairy tale! JH

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