Attempting Elizabeth – Book Tour – Review – Hosted by Xpresso Book Tours

Book & Author details:
Attempting Elizabeth by Jessica Grey
Publication date: January 24th 2013
Genres: New Adult, Romance


Kelsey Edmundson is a geek and proud of it. She makes no secret of her love for TV, movies, and, most especially, books. After a bad breakup, she retreats into her favorite novel, Pride and Prejudice, wishing she had some of the wit and spirit of Elizabeth Bennett.

One night at a party Kelsey meets handsome Australian bartender Mark Barnes. From then on, she always seems to run into him when she least expects it. No matter how Kelsey tries, she always seems to say the wrong thing.

After a particularly gaffe-filled evening around Mark, Kelsey is in desperate need of inspiration from Jane Austen. She falls asleep reading Darcy’s letter to Lizzy and awakens to find herself in an unfamiliar place that looks and sounds suspiciously like her favorite book. Has she somehow been transported into Pride and Prejudice, or is it just a dream?

As Kelsey tries to discover what’s happening to her, she must also discover her own heart. Is Mark Barnes destined to be her Mr. Darcy? In the end, she must decide whether attempting to become Elizabeth is worth the risk or if being Kelsey Edmundson is enough.



Grade: A- (4.5 stars)
This was a lovely read! I have to say that I am a huge Jane Austin fan, so this book was just so adorable, funny, sweet and just a great read.
The characters were so real, and just really brought me into the story. I enjoyed reading it and was really a nice spin on the Austin world and worked really well with the plot. Kelsey was a fun character and I kept pulling for her throughout the book hoping she’s find love and have a HEA. Mark is a great male character as well, he’s just charming and funny and sweet! Everything you want.
This book was a fun read, there’s nothing too heavy about it, just a nice adventure in the world of Austin which results in some funny situations and hopefully love.
I would read this again, it was fun and fresh! Great read!
* I was given a copy in exchange for an honest review.


Jessica Grey is an author, fairytale believer, baseball lover, and recovering Star Wars fangirl. A life-long Californian, she now lives in Montana with her husband and two children where she spends her time writing, perfecting the fine art of preschooler-wrangling, and drinking way too much caffeine.
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