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For headwriter Alice McGillicutty, the past year has had enough drama. Her mother passed away, her last relationship ended in disaster, and now poor ratings are catapulting her long-running soap opera toward cancellation.

For comfort and creative inspiration, she begins reading The Edge of Darkness, an old melodramatic paperback she found among her mother’s belongings.

When
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Hardcover, 2nd edition, 240 pages
Published January 28th 2015 by Southern Girl Press (first published June 15th 2012)
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Sheila Majczan
Aug 30, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5 stars

There are many events and/or lines in this novel which are easily identified as being takeoffs from JA’s canon. For example: the initial insult from Peter Walsingham, a popular and handsome movie screen actor who is brought in to fill out the remainder of his contract on the daytime soap opera All My Tomorrows. “If you have issues with the script,” Jack said, “why don’t you discuss them with the head writer. I’m sure she–” With a humorless laugh, Peter said, “I doubt she could write her
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IndieJane
Dec 17, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved this unique book! I don’t think I’ve ever read a book with two different stories going on simultaneously. When I started reading All My Tomorrows, I thought The Edge of Darkness was the name for the soap opera in the story, but no, it’s the name of the book the main character, Alice, is reading in the story. The cool thing is you get to read the story also!

Where to begin first? Since it begins with The Edge of Darkness, I’ll start there. It’s a dark tale about a girl named Lexie who lose
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Meredith (Austenesque Reviews)
TYPE OF AUSTENESQUE NOVEL: Austen-Inspired Original, Modern-day Adaptation

TIME FRAME: Modern-day

MAIN CHARACTERS: Alice McGuillicutty (Elizabeth), Peter Walsingham (Darcy), Rich Dover (Wickham), Giselle (Jane/Lydia)

INTRODUCTION:
Yes...this is a Pride and Prejudice inspired novel that takes place on a soap opera set. Yes...there is plenty of melodrama, but it isn't overdone or cheesy. And, yes...even if you aren't really into daytime dramas and over-the-top romance novels (I'm not a fan of either
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Kim
As most Austenprose readers will know by now, I’m a big fan of Pride and Prejudice variations, what-if’s, and retellings. In fact, if you look at the scope of Jane Austen fan fiction that I read it’s almost entirely comprised of Pride and Prejudice inspired novels. A recent addition to this group that I adored was Colette Saucier’s Pulse and Prejudice (review is here). After reading this I couldn't wait to see what else she had in store, and I was excited to find she’d written another P&P in ...more
Sophia
I love it when an author brings a Jane Austen novel into a modern setting. Colette Saucier was so creative in marrying the original Pride and Prejudice story with a soap opera and its players providing the setting and the characters.

The plot follows the high points of the original P&P plot while adding to that some of the author's own take on the story and characters. The characters were fresh and engaging while familiar to me. I was really rooting for everyone involved to have a satisfying
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Mary
Dec 26, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-2017
3.5*

Dear Reader,

I found the premise of this story very interesting and the various parallels between it and Pride and Prejudice very well done.

Alice,a scriptwriter for a soap drama, encounters none other than movie star and heartthrob Peter W. when he joins the cast.

Having cast aspersions on her writing ability,they are immediately and inevitably at variance with each other for much of the book.

Despite their initial dislike of each other however,they cannot deny the chemistry that exists when
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Shantel Clemons
Mar 01, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I received this book free from Net Galley in exchange for an honest review. I love any adaption of a Jane Austen book, "Pride and Prejudice" being a favorite. This ebook version of Collette Saucier's book "All My Tomorrows," is an expanded edition of her original story. In any case, I actually enjoyed this book. Alice McGillicutty is the head writer for the daytime drama (aka soap opera) "All My Tomorrows," and the show is losing ratings fast. Enter Peter Walsingham, the "savior" who is going to ...more
Stephanie Judice
Jun 25, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Saucier creates a unique twist with her newest novel using a book-within-the-book to engage the reader. Very Shakespearean! It was interesting to see how the book Alice was reading influenced her actions in her own life. Speaking of Shakespearean, the book feels very much like a drama--witty dialogue and quick action.

I loved this modern adaptation of Austen's PRIDE AND PREJUDICE. The way Saucier melded the Victorian story into the modern setting was genius. The characters parallelled Austen's o
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Lisa
Mar 11, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
"The Proud and the Predjudiced," by Colette Saucier, is unusual, unpredictable and very good. I couldn't put it down. I was skeptical about the back and forth between the main story and the book the main character was reading, but the transitions were smooth and it wasn't confusing or cluttered at all. This book is well-written and fun.
JMarcy
Dec 08, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: jaff-modern
A novel within a novel, on the set of a soap opera. I enjoyed both stories, absolutely hated one ending, but loved the other. Even caught myself following the plots on the soap! All the different story lines were handled well, and sometimes even influenced each other, which worked as well.
Vaarin
Jan 26, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is definitely one of the more creative writers I have read. Her plots are unique and engaging, it doesn't feel like anything else I have read. The writing style is rather unique for the P&P genre but the passionate exchanges was fabulously well written...

Alice is a head-writer for a soap and the story was a bit confusing in the beginning, until I figured out she was reading a book... I can see the meaning behind putting this story inside the story as it had influence on both her writing
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ari
Mar 16, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Thanks to Netgalley and Southern Girl Press for sending me a copy of this novel!

I really put off reading this book after reading a couple paragraphs. I forgot that the book had alternating plot lines, and reading the first part jsut didn't interest me enough. I thought it was going to be a really slow moving boring book set back in the 1900's. As you might have guessed, I was completely wrong.

As mentioned above, the book has alternating plot lines. One is the first POV that you encounter, which
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Moon Love
Aug 07, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a modern day retelling Pride and Prejudice (P&P). I never get tired of reading them in all of their avatars. It's always interesting to see what the author will do with it. I really like how Colette Saucier took P&P and made it her own. There are no siblings here for Alice (Elizabeth)or Peter (Darcy), making it unique. Alice is the head script writer on a sinking soap opera and Peter is the glamorous movie star. Another difference is Peter's back story; it's much more modern. He ...more
InD'tale Magazine
3.5/5.0

Peter and Alice have a fun and feisty relationship. Peter does a lot of subtle chasing while Alice obviously keeps her distance.

Full review in March 2013 issue of InD'tale Magazine.
Patty
May 17, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Some versions of P&P get a bit predictable, but not this book. Loved it!
Pennie
Aug 25, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A fun romantic novel, and great easy read for a trip or rainy day.
Ceri
This is a modern version of Pride and Prejudice set in the USA. The Elizabeth character, Alice, is a writer for a soap opera and the Darcy character, Peter, is a successful actor who is drafted in to Alice's soap for a short time. Their relationship gets off on the wrong foot when she overhears him making snide comments about the quality of writing in soaps. Throughout the story Alice is reading a melodramatic romance novel, the text of which is directly in this book as she reads it and she uses ...more
Beyond the Pages
The Proud and the Prejudiced was a take it or leave it story for me. I liked it, but it was not a love it kind of read, in my opinion. Much of my view comes from the fact that I found the pacing to be a bit slow at the beginning. I had to strongly encourage myself to keep reading and to push through (I did this only because other reviewers all but guaranteed that the story would get better...and it did). I must say, however, that as a reader, I do not want to wait until one hundred pages in to g ...more
Angel Hatfield
Apr 15, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: reviews, contemporary
**I received an ARC of this story in exchange for an honest review
This is another retelling of the classic Pride and Prejudice. Since I'm a huge fan of the original, I'm always up for reading authors' fresh retellings so I can compare them.
In this version, Alice McGillicutty is the heroine. She's the head writer for a daytime soap opera. When their ratings take a nose dive and they are in fear of being cancelled, the show gets saved by a big-time actor Peter Walsingham, who is being forced to f
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Angel Hatfield
Apr 15, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good Retelling of a Classic This is another retelling of the classic Pride and Prejudice. Since I'm a huge fan of the original, I'm always up for reading authors' fresh retellings so I can compare them. In this version, Alice McGillicutty is the heroine. She's the head writer for a daytime soap opera. When their ratings take a nose dive and they are in fear of being cancelled, the show gets saved by a big-time actor Peter Walsingham, who is being forced to finish out his studio contract on the s ...more
Penny
Jan 12, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Fans of Pride and Prejudice
Recommended to Penny by: Austenesque Reviews
I read this when it originally came out as All My Tomorrows when Austenesque Reviews named it their favorite modern adaptation for 2013. I loved the original and couldn't wait to read this new edition with almost 10,000 more words and sooooo much more Pride and Prejudice!

There are several new scenes with Peter and Alice, which have really ramped up the sexual tension! For a modern update on Pride and Prejudice, I liked this even more than Bridget Jones's Diary.
Sue
Jul 04, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Penny
Jan 12, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I read this when it originally came out as All My Tomorrows when Austenesque Reviews named it their favorite modern adaptation for 2013. I loved the original and couldn't wait to read this new edition with almost 10,000 more words and sooooo much more Pride and Prejudice!

There are several new scenes with Peter and Alice, which have really ramped up the sexual tension! For a modern update on Pride and Prejudice, I liked this even more than Bridget Jones's Diary.
Cristina
This is for the updated version, The Proud and the Prejudiced.
Marcy
Nov 27, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5 stars. The book within a book was weird at first, especially trying to figure out if I needed to remember all the names and which relative did what. Not a big fan of the Darkness book, though.
June
All My Tomorrows
by Colette L. Saucier
Genre: romance
Soft cover, 240 pages
Published June 2012 by Southern Girl Press
setting: modern day Hollywood, CA

Alice McGillicutty is head writer for the struggling soap All My Tomorrows. When the cast & crew are called together for a meeting, she is expecting to hear that the network has cancelled them. Instead, the news is that film & TV star Peter Walsingham will be finishing his contract out with the soap. Peter is not a happy camper when he arrives
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Brittany
Unfortunately, this was between a one and a two. It was one of my least favorite variations. I read her other book, Pulse and Prejudice, and it wasn't half as bad as this book.

It was another version where all the names were changed, and some of the characters were merged. For example, Lydia and Jane are the same person in this. That's just wrong.

So Elizabeth, or whatever she's called in this, Alice I guess, writes for a Soap Opera. Horrible career choice already for a character who was suppose
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Once Upon a Twilight
Are you a fan of soap operas? If you are, this book is for you. All My Tomorrows is a very smart, comical and fast paced version of Pride and Prejudice.

Alice McGillicutty is a writer for the daytime drama, All My Tomorrows. With the ratings in the toilet, Alice turns to romance novels that her mother used to read. The current one she is drawing material from is The Edge of Darkness. To try to bring the ratings up during sweeps week, All My Tomorrows is bringing on a new actor to lure viewers. P
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Angie
Aug 06, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.
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