Emma, Mr. Knightley, and Chili Slaw Dogs

About the Book

Caroline Ashley is a journalist on the rise at the Washington Post until the sudden death of her father brings her back to Thorny Hollow to care for her mentally fragile mother. The only respite from the eternal rotation of bridge club meetings and garden parties is her longtime friend, Brooks Elliott. A professor of journalism, Brooks is the voice of sanity and reason in the land of pink lemonade and triple layer coconut cakes. But when she meets a fascinating, charismatic young man on the cusp of a brand new industry, she ignores Brooks’ misgivings and throws herself into the project.

Brooks struggles to reconcile his parents’ very bitter marriage with his father’s devastating grief at the recent loss of his wife. Caroline is the only bright spot in the emotional wreckage of his family life. She’s a friend and he’s perfectly happy to keep her safely in that category. Marriage isn’t for men like Brooks and they both know it… until a handsome newcomer wins her heart. Brooks discovers Caroline is much more than a friend, and always has been, but is it too late to win her back?

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Inspired by: Emma
Subjects: modern adaptation

One thought on “Emma, Mr. Knightley, and Chili Slaw Dogs

  1. Eileen

    This is a very entertaining book. The Brooks character is more true to Mr. Knightley than the Caroline character is to Emma, but it’s still a good story. Unlike most modern adaptations the author unabashedly has the main characters playing their Austen counterparts as they attend an Austen themed costume ball. This was just as good as the first book in the series and I look forward to reading the next one.


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