by LaZebnik, Claire

In this fun romance inspired by Jane Austen's Mansfield Park, Franny Price learns about the troubles that flirting can cause - and enjoys (almost) every second of it.

Franny Price never dreamed she'd be attending the prestigious Mansfield College Summer Theater Program. And she's not, exactly. She's working for her aunt, the drama department's costume designer. But sewing her fingers to the bone does give her an opportunity to spend time with her longtime crush, Alex Bertram. If only he was as taken with the girl hemming his trousers as he is with his new leading lady.

When Harry Crawford, a notorious flirt, showes more than a friendly interest in Franny, she figures it can't hurt to have a littel fun. But why is Alex suddenly giving her those deep, meaningful looks?

In this charming tale of mixed messages and romantic near-misses, one thing is clear: flirting might be more trouble than Franny ever expected.

Claire LaZebnik lives in Los Angeles with her TV-writer husband and four children. She has co-authored two books about autism with Dr. Lynn Kern Koegel. Her previous novels include KNITTING UNDER THE INFLUENCE, THE SMART ONE AND THE PRETTY ONE, FAMILIES AND OTHER NONRETURNABLE GIFTS, and EPIC FAIL (also from HarperTeen).

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Jane Austen fans will have fun finding the clever parallels in this contempo-rary take on Pride and Prejudice, while Austen innocents can just sit back and enjoy the romance. (Praise for THE TROUBLE WITH FLIRTING)

Quote: Polly Shulman

Claire Lazebnik’s The Trouble With Flirting is a cute, clever, and laugh-out-loud funny update of Jane Austen’s Mansfield Park with several extremely imaginative tweaks, an utterly lovable heroine, and a totally adorable romance.

Review: Goodreads

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