Green Card Review & Giveaway

I have always prefered regency novels to moderns because I always felt they were more romantic and the love stories were stronger, but when Green Card was re-released I simply had to read it! I had heard too many good things about it and having read other amazing works from the author, I knew I had to give this one a try. I cannot say I regret it, by the contrary, Green Card was one of the best love stories I have read in the last few months, and definitely the best modern story.

After all the encouragements I received from Anita from My Vices and Weaknesses I can finally say that I am also completely rendered to Green Card and now I can truly understand the meaning of “you gave me Valhalla!”, it is one of the most beautiful moments in the book.

Green Card is not a Pride and Prejudice modernisation but we can see how Austen’s characters influenced the author. William Harper is British billionaire who needs a green card to remain in the USA coordinating an important merger of his company. Elizabeth Barrett is a full-time student working too many jobs to be able to pay her tuition, so when Harper presents her with a very generous compensation to marry him and pretend they are a couple for the following 2 years, she cannot refuse. What starts as a business contract ends up as one of the most romantic stories I’ve ever read, and we get to see it all happening during a 2 and a half years period.

Elizabeth Adams is a very talented writer and in Green Card she displays that talent through an engaging story, compelling dialogues, but above all, incredibly well developed characters.

Elizabeth Barrett got to my nerves sometimes, and I could not believe how lucky she was, but her relationship with her mother and the way it was developed made me love her a bit more.

William Harper is the perfect man and it’s impossible not to fall in love with him. He is everything a young man ought to be: intelligent, interesting, strong, sexy, jealous, attentive, a great listener, romantic, and did I mention incredibly rich? But what captivated me the most about his character was what remained hidden until the outburst he had in one of his fights with Elizabeth. When he opened his heart and showed her how prejudiced and wrong she was regarding him and his life, I was completely surrendered. The scene was so well written that I wanted to jump into the book and comfort him for hours and hours.

The romance that is built between these two characters is beautiful and sexy, slow and fast, real and dreamy, it is basically everything I ever wanted to read in a romance novel, it has it all and the memorable moments are too many to mention in this review.

I’m not American so the american traditions and the food element in the book had a big appeal to me. Elizabeth Adams made me come home, google grilled cheese and cook it for me and my husband! But if you’re fond of cooking there is no need to google the receipts because that is a bonus at the end of the book.

Green Card is an exquisite romance that I could not put down and that I recommend to everyone who loves an amazing love story!



Elizabeth Adams is a book-loving, tango-dancing, Austen enthusiast. She loves old houses and thinks birthdays should be celebrated with trips—as should most occasions. She can often be found by a sunny window with a cup of hot tea and a book in her hand.

She writes romantic comedy and comedic tragedy in both historic and modern settings.

You can find more information, short stories, and outtakes at


Books By This Author:

Modern Fiction

Green Card

 Historical Fiction

The Houseguest


Meryton Vignettes, Tales of Pride and Prejudice

On Equal Ground



Elizabeth Adams would like to offer to one of my readers eBook versions of every JAFF book written by her (shown below). Isn’t that great? One single winner will get the entire collection of her work 🙂 To enter this giveaway all you have to do is to leave a comment on this post until the 17th of November. The winner will be randomly chosen and announced shortly after.




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36 responses to “Green Card Review & Giveaway

  1. Glynis

    Oh Meredith, you obviously love this book as much as I do. (I have the original version, much read).. I also have this on my wish list as it has an extra scene plus other changes so I won’t object to having both copies 😉.
    I have all Elizabeth’s books in fact the paperback of The Houseguest was one of the first JAFF books I bought.

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  2. I’m super happy you have loved it as much as I do!
    As you have mentioned, the “you gave me Valhalla” is simply awesome!!
    Elizabeth Adams, get ready because next time we see you it won’t be only me who will tell you those four words! 😉

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  3. As a fan of the movie The Proposal and the theme of FMS, I am really excited about this story. I am a fan of Elizabeth so the fact that this giveaway comes with other works by her is exciting. Thanks for the chance to win.


  4. caroleincanada

    Your love for this book comes through in your wonderful review! I know I need to read it and soon now! Thank you for a fabulous giveaway, but as I own most of Elizabeth’s books, I will let others who don’t have a better chance at winning! So don’t enter me in the giveaway!


  5. Sophia Rose

    The way you describe the romance has me frustrated with myself for not getting around to this one yet. This modern pair of Darcy and Lizzy sound swoonworthy. 🙂 The recipes included sounds great since the book is full of food moments.


  6. Great Review: would love to read this book and as it is one I don’t have I would love to be included in the drawing. Thanks for sharing.


  7. J. W. Garrett

    Rita what a delightful post. So you were tempted to have grilled cheese? Yep, it is great with tomato soup or chili. We love it and often vary the cheeses and the types of bread depending on what is on hand. Your comments were delightful. I love this review and have wanted to read it before… but now, I am so hooked on this review that I HAVE to read this. Great job to Elizabeth and much success on the launch of this book. I am so wanting that pile of books. Good luck to everyone who has posted. No offense, but I am not adverse to elbowing my way to the front of the line or stalking our author through her blog tour. Just saying. Blessings guys.

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  8. I loved the original release of this book so hoping to win the new edition so I can compare. Thank you for this give-away.


  9. I just made my husband grilled cheese and meatloaf sandwiches for his dinner plus an apple on the side. He loves my meatloaf and so when it was left over this was an ideal way to use some of it. I also make grilled cheese and tomato sandwiches.

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  10. Sally Cline

    I would love to read Elizabeth’s books! I have read “The Houseguest” and I
    enjoyed it very much!

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  11. Mary

    May I applaud you for one of the very best reviews that you’ve written?!
    Wow!!! To say that you loved this book and author is rather a simplistic view to take,as your enthusiasm for the plot,believable,3-D characters and their inherent feelings,is so very evident from every sentence you’ve penned in your review!

    You wanted to enter the storyline and comfort William,so bereft were you when Elizabeth had woefully misunderstood him? Wow? What a reaction!

    This definitely sounds like a fantastic read with all the essential ingredients needed for a heartwarming story-two life based characters both a little prejudiced from their life experience and history,mixed with angst, misunderstandings and the right amount of that quintessential ingredient…chemistry!!! Sigh!!! Am so looking foreward to reading this!!!

    Well done,Rita,for sharing your thoughts,spreading the word and recommending this utterly romantic book! 😊📕☕️
    Elizabeth,sending you warm wishes for your future writing endeavours!

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  12. this sounds like a wonderful book



  13. Dung

    Great review Rita! I enjoyed the original version and look forward to reading the republished version and the additional scenes and receipts. I’ve read the author’s other works and enjoyed them as well!


  14. What a fabulous review, Rita. I absolutely adore Elizabeth Adams’ style, she writes with so much verve, affection and good humour! Her novels are so beautiful and uplifting, and Green Card is no exception, a wonderful story, and as bubbly as the author herself.

    PS please don’t enter me in the giveaway, just popped by to share the love 🙂

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  16. This book is at the top of my wish list. Glad to see you loved it! Great review, as always.


  17. Janet Taylor

    Excellent review, Rita! You do such a fabulous job of talking about a book without giving spoilers. This one sounds awesome. I am a fan of Elizabeth Adams’s writing too. She can tell a story! Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

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  18. caracoleta07

    Wow! This is high praise indeed. It certainly opened up my appetite.
    As cliche as this trope may be considered I’m a sucker for stories of pretend relationships that evolve into something else, so this is certainly going into my ever growing to read list right away..
    Also the giveaway is very generous. Count me in.


  19. evamedmonds

    Rita, you have me so excited to read this book. I agree with you that Elizabeth Adams writes wonderful Regency novels, but this modernization sounds swoon worthy. Glad you got a taste of American food. Our uniquely American holiday,Thanksgiving, is rapidly approaching. I wonder if William Harper participates. Thank you for then review and incredible giveaway!

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  20. Charlotte

    This book sounds great, would love the chance to read it. As I haven’t had the pleasure of reading a book by this author 🙂 The review is so prommissing!

    Liked by 1 person

  21. Kim P.

    I usually prefer Regency retellings too but I’ve recently found some modern ones that I like. Thanks for this excellent review and amazing giveaway. The Houseguest is one of my favorites.

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  22. Sara M Keith

    I can’t wait to read this unique variation. Hope i win that copy!!


  23. I wish I have read the older edition of Green Card so that I compare it the stories and find out how the story evolved to its current form. Is there a possibility that it is available on your blog, Elizabeth Adams?


  24. julia saenz

    I have the original version and I am looking forward to reading the newest version.


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