Pride and Precipitation isn’t so much a Pride and Prejudice modernization but a P&P inspired story as both the characters and the storyline are quite different from Austen’s novel. There are some similarities for sure, but it certainly cannot be considered a modernization of the story.
In this chick flick novel the main character is Breezy Jones, a meteorologist who is the weathergirl for the news team at KWAC TV in Aspen Grove. She is kind, funny and everyone in town loves her but her life changes when Noah Drake, the new station manager, removes her from her position as weathergirl to have Pamela Gladstone, a sexier hollywodesque version replace her on that position.
Their relationship deteriorates even more after she hears him call her Pollyanna, a clear reference to the Meryton Assembly remark, and just like in Pride and Prejudice these two characters will have to get to know each other better, to leave the prejudice behind, and find true happiness. The road to happiness is long but less bumpier than Pride and Prejudice, especially because this is the epitome of a romcom novel.
It is a light entertaining read, with several movie references, that may be even more appealing to American readers, who may be able to identify with the characters lifestyle and habits.
I enjoyed the small town feel, the events and places we visited throughout the book, the girlish talk between Breezy and her friends and her parents personalities which resembled Mr. and Mrs. Bennet, but I wasn’t captivated by the main characters, especially Breezy, and because of that the book didn’t stand out for me.
It is a fun, sweet romance that readers may enjoy, especially if they are into chick flick lit. I would only recommend it to readers if this is a genre they love though, if not, I believe it will not meet the expectations.
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