A Case of First Impression: A New Legal Drama Based On Jane Austen’s Pride And Prejudice

My new novel, A Case of First Impression, is now available! It was my NaNoWriMo Project, and I probably never would’ve finished it if I didn’t have NaNoWriMo deadlines to meet. The idea for this modern update to Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice came from my twins, who did not want Lydia Bennet to end up with Mr. Wickham. The end result is somewhat dark, which surprised one of my beta readers, but there is a happy ending.

Here’s the description on Amazon:A

A tea shop, a crime, and characters based on Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice:

A Case of First Impression — a modern twist on Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice – gives George and his accomplice, Mrs. Younge, the alternate endings they deserve. George Wickham’s 21st Century counterpart, George Wickersham, is more corrupt than the original, but then again, who knows what the original is up to when he goes off to “enjoy himself in London or Bath.”

Elyse Barret, an updated version of Elizabeth, narrates this modern tale. She’s the only family member her father trusts to keep an eye on Mrs. Younge’s criminal trial, which involves a modern Mr. Darcy as a key witness.

I hope it’s as interesting and enjoyable to read as it was to write. I’m so excited to share it with all of you (and nervous too!). To find it on Amazon, click here.

20 comments

    1. Aww, thanks for the support! Please don’t feel any pressure. I always feel like I should read my friends’ books, but there are just so many of them. I buy them, spread the word, and read them when I can (I get around to it, but it takes time!).

    1. Thanks! I’d love to know what you think. It was really fun to write. I tried to be as realistic as possible, but there were times I had to gloss over certain issues, evidence, procedures, etc. I hope only the lawyers notice! I don’t practice criminal law, but I do read a lot of criminal trial transcripts (for amicus briefs), and I’ve also been a juror twice (only once criminal).

    1. Thank you for the support! I loved writing this story, which blends my interest in the law and my love of Austen. It’s actually my fourth book. I don’t know how that happened!

        1. It helps that I don’t sleep much! Seriously, though, I don’t manage to do it all. Something has to give, and lately, it’s been reading and this blog. I was able to participate in NaNoWriMo because a few of my briefing deadlines were postponed (the other parties filed for extensions, pushing mine back too), and it was also the end of a legislative session in my state (so all the legislation I’d been working on died). I don’t know if I’m ever going to have a month like that again!

    1. Thank you! The story includes some serious themes–it’s a legal drama–but it also includes a dose of romance and a happy ending. I hope you enjoy it!

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