The Girl From Summer Hill, by Jude Deveraux. Lately, Pride and Prejudice homage novels are de-rigeur, and here Deveraux puts her own spin on the sub-genre. Chef Casey Reddick has had it up to here with men. When she arrives in the charming town of Summer Hill, Virginia, she leaves behind a demanding boss at a famous D.C. restaurant and a breakup with a boyfriend jealous of her success. Some peace and quiet in a little cottage on the picturesque Tattwell plantation is just what she needs to start fresh. But the owner of the plantation, Hollywood heartthrob Tate Landers, makes a poor first impression when, mistaking her for a reporter and doing his best to run her out of town. When Casey and Tate are cast as the leads in a stage adaptation of Pride and Prejudice, sparks really begin to fly!
I'll be back next week with some of my picks for some especially noteworthy reads coming out next month. Stay tuned!