The Bennet Women

Montlake. Sept. 2021. 366p. ISBN 9781542029179. pap. $12.95. CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE
DEBUT EJ is a senior at Longbourn University, where she is a resident assistant at the women-only dorm Bennet House. At the first party of the year, EJ’s best friend Jamie meets and instantly clicks with Lee. EJ is ecstatic for her friend, but Lee has one major drawback—his arrogant friend Will. Will is an actor who is constantly horrible to EJ, but EJ is willing to be cordial for Jamie’s benefit. After apologizing and repairing a rift caused by a lie, EJ and Will eventually realize that they have a strong connection, but they also sense the approaching deadline of graduation tearing their new bond apart. EJ has to figure out if Will fits into the life she has imagined, and they both need to figure out what they really want.
VERDICT Appiah-Kubi’s unique retelling of Austen’s Pride and Prejudice gives it a modern spin with surprising twists and empowering storylines.
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