Eligible A Novel

Author: Curtis Sittenfeld
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
ISBN: 0812980344
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Wonderfully tender and hilariously funny, Eligible tackles gender, class, courtship, and family as Curtis Sittenfeld reaffirms herself as one of the most dazzling authors writing today.


This version of the Bennet family—and Mr. Darcy—is one that you have and haven’t met before: Liz is a magazine writer in her late thirties who, like her yoga instructor older sister, Jane, lives in New York City. When their father has a health scare, they return to their childhood home in Cincinnati to help—and discover that the sprawling Tudor they grew up in is crumbling and the family is in disarray.

Youngest sisters Kitty and Lydia are too busy with their CrossFit workouts and Paleo diets to get jobs. Mary, the middle sister, is earning her third online master’s degree and barely leaves her room, except for those mysterious Tuesday-night outings she won’t discuss. And Mrs. Bennet has one thing on her mind: how to marry off her daughters, especially as Jane’s fortieth birthday fast approaches.

Enter Chip Bingley, a handsome new-in-town doctor who recently appeared on the juggernaut reality TV dating show Eligible. At a Fourth of July barbecue, Chip takes an immediate interest in Jane, but Chip’s friend neurosurgeon Fitzwilliam Darcy reveals himself to Liz to be much less charming. . . .

And yet, first impressions can be deceiving.

Praise for Eligible

“Even the most ardent Austenite will soon find herself seduced.”O: The Oprah Magazine

“Blissful . . . Sittenfeld modernizes the classic in such a stylish, witty way you’d guess even Jane Austen would be pleased.”People (book of the week)

“[A] sparkling, fresh contemporary retelling.”Entertainment Weekly

“[Sittenfeld] is the ideal modern-day reinterpreter. Her special skill lies not just in her clear, clean writing, but in her general amusement about the world, her arch, pithy, dropped-mike observations about behavior, character and motivation. She can spot hypocrisy, cant, self-contradiction and absurdity ten miles away. She’s the one you want to leave the party with, so she can explain what really happened. . . . Not since Clueless, which transported Emma to Beverly Hills, has Austen been so delightedly interpreted. . . . Sittenfeld writes so well—her sentences are so good and her story so satisfying. . . . As a reader, let me just say: Three cheers for Curtis Sittenfeld and her astute, sharp and ebullient anthropological interest in the human condition.”—Sarah Lyall, The New York Times Book Review

“A clever, uproarious evolution of Austen’s story.”The Denver Post

“If there exists a more perfect pairing than Curtis Sittenfeld and Jane Austen, we dare you to find it. . . . Sittenfeld makes an already irresistible story even more beguiling and charming.”Elle

“A playful, wickedly smart retelling of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice.”BuzzFeed

“Sittenfeld is an obvious choice to re-create Jane Austen’s comedy of manners. [She] is a master at dissecting social norms to reveal the truths of human nature underneath.”—The Millions

“A hugely entertaining and surprisingly unpredictable book, bursting with wit and charm.”The Irish Times

“An unputdownable retelling of the beloved classic.”PopSugar

The Eligible Receiver A Novella The Playmaker Series Volume 3

Author: K.L. Brady
Publisher: LadyLit Press
ISBN: 0996708359
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HE'S THE LAST BACHELOR IN THE PLAYMAKER SERIES, BUT MAYBE NOT FOR LONG... WILL JET FINALLY FIND HIS HAPPY EVER AFTER? Now that star wide receiver Jet Jamison has overcome his personal and professional struggles, he’s ready for love—but he can’t find it. Anywhere. Although he’s hot, successful, wealthy, and can have any woman he wants, the one he truly needs still eludes him, that is, until Veda enters his life. She’s a school teacher, leading a small, safe life, wishing for a love that does not come with the kind of heartbreak her son's father delivered—and yet scared to death she’s going to find it. A chance meeting with Jet begins with a sparring match and ends with love at second sight. Jet changes her perspective and her world. But she’s got a secret that threatens to tear them apart, one that will force Jet to choose between his honor and his heart. Which will it be? And can they live with his choice? In the game of love, sometimes giving in is better than giving up...

Trivia Eligible A Novel By Curtis Sittenfeld Trivia On Books A Modern Retelling Of Pride And Prejudice

Author: Trivion Books
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 1539025721
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Trivia-on-Book: Eligible by Curtis Sittenfeld Take the challenge yourself and share it with friends and family for a time of fun! Eligible, Curtis Sittenfeld’s newest novel, is “a modern retelling of Pride and Prejudice.” In this twenty-first century tale, the girls of the Bennet family keep some core traits from the Jane Austen originals, but with a modern take. Jane is a Yoga instructor about to turn forty, Liz is in her late thirties and is a magazine writer who lives in New York City, Mary is all about her online degrees, and Kitty and Lydia are still the youngest and spoiled ones who now are obsessed with Paleo diets and CrossFit. This time, the two eldest sisters came back to the family house to help with their father’s recovery from a heart scare. Since all the girls are back home, Mrs. Bennet takes the opportunity to seek potential husbands for her daughters, and what better than a Fourth of July barbecue where Dr. Chip Bingley—a recent contestant of the TV dating show Eligible- is presented, accompanied by his sister and his school friend, Dr. Fitzwilliam Darcy. Taking the characteristic humor from Jane Austen’s original, Curtis Sittenfeld made a transition from the countryside of England in the early 1800s to the modern society of Cincinnati. You may have read the book, but not have liked it. You may have liked the book, but not be a fan. You may call yourself a fan, but few truly are. Are you a fan? Trivia-on-Books is an independently curated trivia quiz on the book for readers, students, and fans alike. Whether you're looking for new materials to the book or would like to take the challenge yourself and share it with your friends and family for a time of fun, Trivia-on-Books provides a unique approach to Eligible by Curtis Sittenfeld that is both insightful and educational! Features You'll Find Inside: • 30 Multiple choice questions on the book, plots, characters and author • Insightful commentary to answer every question • Complementary quiz material for yourself or your reading group • Results provided with scores to determine "status" Promising quality and value, come play your trivia of a favorite book!!

Most Eligible Bachelor Romance Collection Nine Historical Novellas Celebrate Marrying For All The Right Reasons

Author: Erica Vetsch
ISBN: 1630588768
Size: 23.43 MB
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Meet nine men from bygone days who have all the qualities of a true hero and who all the single ladies wish to court—though some are unassuming and overlooked until their worth is revealed. The socialite, the architect, the doctor, the masked vigilante, the missionary, the postmaster, archaeologist, the wealthy widower, and the heir can have their pick of brides, but which one will they choose?

Death Eligible A Darcy Cole Novel

Author: Larry Axelrood
Publisher: Cumberland House Publishing
ISBN: 1581823924
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Death Eligible is the story of two death penalty cases. Both of them involve rape and murder, and though the defendants are as different from each other as night and day, the similarities of the two cases are uncanny. As Darcy Cole defends both men, the twists and turns their cases take as they proceed to the courtroom make for compelling and electrifying reading. Darcy Cole's life has become a bit more complicated than it was in previous books, both by his caseload and by the fact that his love interest, Dr. Amy Wagner, is about to turn fifty. This milestone makes her want to celebrate with more than cake and ice cream, and she plans to travel to a developing country to help sick and starving people in need. Darcy is afraid for her safety, but also afraid for their relationship. Where does he fit in? Meanwhile, a young attorney with an odd nickname joins Darcy's team and seems to fit right in. A crisis in one of the cases threatens to undermine his confidence, but Darcy comes to his rescue and teaches him an important lesson. Just as in his previous two Darcy Cole novels -- The Advocate and Plea Bargain -- Larry Axelrood skillfully brings the complex threads of several plots together to form an exciting, riveting courtroom drama with generous doses of lightness and humor. Fans of Darcy Cole and new readers alike will not be able to put down Death Eligible until its thrilling conclusion.

An Eligible Bachelor A Novel

Author: Veronica Henry
Publisher: Broadway Books
ISBN: 0307338614
Size: 75.22 MB
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Welcome to Eversleigh—a small English village being invaded by celebrity, sex, and scandal!

Guy Portias, heir to Eversleigh Manor, has woken up with two problems: he has a wicked hangover, and he seems to have gotten himself engaged. His new fiancée, Richenda Fox, is the gorgeous star of the hottest new TV series in England, but is the enigmatic beauty the right woman for him? To complicate matters, Eversleigh is badly in need of repairs, and the family fortune has run a bit dry. When Guy reluctantly agrees to let his mother run “Country House Weekends” at the manor, they hire Honor McLean, a bewitching single mother, to cater and help them deal with the chaos.

Warm and down to earth, Honor is nothing like Guy’s cool, career-obsessed fiancée. If Honor’s wit and charm have the same effect on others that they seem to have on Guy, she could end up saving Eversleigh on her own—and stealing Guy’s heart in the process.

With a cast of characters you’ll love (and a few you’ll love to hate), An Eligible Bachelor is a charming, sexy, and compulsively readable romp through the English countryside.

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Healing A Heart A Cattle Creek Novel

Author: Amy Lillard
Publisher: Berkley
ISBN: 1101990953
Size: 55.67 MB
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The author of Loving a Lawman invites you back to the ranch...
As cowboys, the Langston brothers of Cattle Creek, Texas, know it’s easy to mend a fence. Mending a broken heart, however, takes time...
Rancher Jake Langston prides himself on being the sensible type. But five years after the loss of his wife left him to raise their daughter alone, he indulges in a one-night stand with a sexy stranger. He thought he’d never see the woman again. Four months later, though, she’s standing in his drive with a big surprise.
Bryn Talbot wants nothing from the hunky cowboy who got her pregnant, but her Southern nature demands she at least tell him about it. When Jake’s family persuades her to stay for a while, she’s soon won over by their charms—and by Jake. But with the losses the two of them have suffered in the past, neither is sure if they’re ready to take the leap to forever...

Devil S Bride Cynster Novels

Author: Stephanie Laurens
Publisher: Avon
ISBN: 038079456X
Size: 70.93 MB
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When Devil, the most infamous member of the Cynster family, is caught in a compromising position with plucky governess Honoria Wetherby, he astonishes the entire town by offering his hand in marriage. No one dreamed this scandalous rake would ever take a bride. And as society mamas swooned at the loss of England′s most eligible bachelor, Devil′s infamous Cynster cousins began to place wagers on the wedding date.

But Honoria wasn′t about to bend society′s demands and marry a man "just" because they′d been found together virtually unchaperoned. No, she craved adventure, and while solving the murder of a young Cynster cousin fit the bill for a while, she decided that once the crime was solved she′d go off to see the world. But the scalding heat of her unsated desire for Devil soon had Honoria craving a very different sort of excitement. Could her passion for Devil cause her to embrace the enchanting peril of a lifelong adventure of the heart?

Australia S Most Eligible Bachelor

Author: Margaret Way
Publisher: Harlequin
ISBN: 0373176791
Size: 63.27 MB
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Corin Rylance is super-handsome, super-rich and sets women's hearts aflutter!

Miranda Thornton is no exception. She secretly loves Corin, but, raised as a farmer's daughter, she's hardly a match for Australia's most eligible bachelor!

Corin's sister takes Miranda under her wing and she gets to sample their glittering lifestyle—sipping champagne and dining in the finest restaurants. But it's the tingles and electricity that sizzle when Corin is near that really make this ordinary girl feel like a million dollars….


Author: Curtis Sittenfeld
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0007486308
Size: 49.47 MB
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THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER ‘The book of the summer’ The Times 'Sheer joy... Giddy and glam and a hearty update of Pride and Prejudice’ Jessie Burton, author of The Miniaturist


Author: Curtis Sittenfeld
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 0812997611
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NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY NPR AND THE TIMES (UK) This version of the Bennet family—and Mr. Darcy—is one that you have and haven’t met before: Liz is a magazine writer in her late thirties who, like her yoga instructor ...


Author: Curtis Sittenfeld
ISBN: 9780007486328
Size: 38.57 MB
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For two successful women in their late thirties, it really is too much to bear. That is, until the Lucas family's BBQ throws them in the way of some eligible single men .

An Eligible Bachelor

Author: Veronica Henry
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1409146928
Size: 54.79 MB
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Upstairs, downstairs... it's all going on at the manor. From the bestselling author of THE LONG WEEKEND and A NIGHT ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS. Before THE BEACH HUT there was AN ELIGIBLE BACHELOR.


Author: Curtis Sittenfeld
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1448169348
Size: 17.46 MB
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For identical twins, Kate and Violet are about as unlike as two peas from the same pod can be.

Death Eligible

Author: Larry Axelrood
Publisher: Cumberland House Publishing
ISBN: 9781581823929
Size: 39.36 MB
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Two death penalty cases involve rape and murder, and though the defendants are as different from each other as night and day, the similarities are uncanny.

The Case Book Of Sherlock Holmes

Author: Arthur Conan Doyle
Publisher: House of Stratus
ISBN: 0755106474
Size: 35.13 MB
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This intriguing collection of Sherlock Holmes cases contains 'Shoscombe Old Place' - the last story Conan Doyle ever wrote.


Author: Curtis Sittenfeld
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 055277684X
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Lee Fiora is a shy fourteen-year-old when she leaves small-town Indiana for a scholarship at Ault, an exclusive boarding school in Massachusetts.