This monthly column, by our own Sara Marks, will feature new books that librarians and book bloggers are talking about.
This month I’m only sharing one book…. MY OWN!
Coming out on May 28th, Phi Alpha Pi is the second book in my 21st Century Austen series. The series is an anthology series, so pick either of the two current books and enjoy. It doesn’t matter which one you start with (the other is Modern Persuasion). Here’s the blurb:
Pride and Prejudice and the story of Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy is one of the most popular and famous in British literature. What happens to the same story and characters if you set it today, in a university’s Greek system?
Phi Alpha Pi is the oldest and largest sorority on campus and new president Lizbeth has a busy senior year ahead of her. She is determined to keep her sorority in good standing on campus after a year on probation. She is barely dealing with the new sorority house manager, Mrs. C, who has her own ideas about how to support the sorority sisters. Lizbeth has to balance this with her own academic goals to complete an honors thesis and go to graduate school.
The last thing Lizbeth expects is her anger when Wil, a new member of the Alpha Pi fraternity, pushes every one of her buttons. Lizbeth finds him rude, snobby, and judgmental. Wil, has just transferred to the university with his best friend, Charlie. Lizbeth’s irritation with Wil grows through the year as she keeps being forced to interact with him ALL YEAR.
If the blurb wasn’t clear, this is a modernization of Pride and Prejudice. It’s a sweet romance book, which means there aren’t any sex scenes on the page, but they’re implied. You can pre-order the ebook online now.
Don’t worry, I’m going back to regular suggestions next month!
Want more? Check out Sara’s blog, Book Club of 1, where she talks about her own experiences as writer and sometimes suggests books to her readers. Her column will be featured on the first Wednesday of each month. Want to see more books suggested by librarians, check out Library Reads.