Pride and Prejudice and Passports: A Modern Retelling
by Corrie Garrett
Pub Date 01 Nov 2018
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During the tumultuous 2016 presidential election, three Latina sisters navigate life and love in Southern California.
Elisa Benitez is happy to help her family clean cabins for the summer, but when her older sister falls hard for one of their rich guests, Elisa expects heartbreak. Her sister is a Dreamer, an undocumented immigrant, and he's an elected state representative.
Even worse is his infuriating friend Darcy! He's arrogant, rude, and based on a comment Elisa overheard, probably racist. He's one of those guys who get by on money and looks, and she wouldn't mind poking a hole in his self-image.
Darcy certainly didn't intend to fall for a beautiful, well-spoken Latina on his short vacation to the mountains. Elisa would sooner turn off his hot-water heater than agree with him about anything. Why is debating with her more fun than agreeing with anyone else?
But when Elisa's little sister runs away, and her parents are scared to go to the police, Darcy realizes just how serious she was. And how serious his own feelings have become.
Pride and Prejudice and Passports is a modern variation with heart and humor, a wholesome romance that brings Darcy and Elizabeth to life all over again.
“…stayed true to the spirit of the original Austen story while incorporating a surprisingly thoughtful, nuanced presentation of some of the disturbing divisions in this country.”
“I got to enjoy a Latina Elizabeth Bennet. Being Latina myself a lot of the things in her life and family rang so true…”
“…compelling, thought provoking, deals with some tough issues, and yet is still an amazing love story.”
“…love how the characters are developed and how they wrestle with modern day issues of immigration/citizenship, sex trafficking, political polarization, etc. I read this book in one day because I couldn't put it down!”
“…the author gave us essentially both sides of the political coin and showed that maybe we have become too polarized.”
“Weaves in today’s politics, both sides without leaning too far left or right. Fascinating take on an immigration issue, giving the Dreamers a face.”
“…a refreshing take on a story that’s been rewritten countless times.”