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And thanks to all the rest who took part. We so appreciated your involvement! Individual authors will be directly connecting with the winners of bonus prizes over the next few days! (personal winners of My Heart Belongs in the Blue Ridge is Kerri Norrod and Rebecca Lare)
What do you think of modernizations of classics?
Do you have favorites? I’m a big fan of them, but I definitely want them to be done well.
For example, the wonderful musical, My Fair Lady, starring Audrey Hepburn and Rex Harrison is a “modernization” and loose retelling of a play produced by George Bernard Shaw in 1913?
I had a little fun with that particular modernization in the first Mitchell’s Crossroads book, A Twist of Faith.
Or did you know Bridget Jones’s Diary, Lost in Austen, Bride and Prejudice, and The Lizzie Bennett Diaries were all modernizations of Austen’s Pride and Prejudice. Do you have a favorite of those?
What about The Lion King as a modernization of Shakespeare’s Hamlet or Ten Things I Hate About You as a retelling of Taming of the Shrew? Some people have even said Oh Brother! Where Art Thou is a loose retelling of Homer’s The Odyssey!! Whoa!
And then there’s Jane Austen’s Emma? Clueless is the number one modernization of that classic, but I’m prefer the regency adaptations, especially the 2009 BBC version. Emma’s always been a character people have had trouble loving, so it was with trepidation and lots of love that I took up the challenge of modernizing this story in my upcoming release,
Here’s a little bit about the Appalachian spin I put on Jane Austen’s classic.
Emma Mitchell may enjoy sprinkling romance into the lives of others, but her own plans involve a single first-class ticket to culinary school in Europe. When her best friend, Jon Noble, suddenly moves back to Ransom, Emma’s certain her life can’t get any better, especially when their relationship begins to teeter on the brink of something unexpected. Through an endless game of Scrabble, classic front porch chats, and some horrible attempts at a New York accent, Emma and Jon attempt to navigate a surprising newness to their friendship which may include some…nonverbal lip-to-lip communication. Unfortunately, Emma’s matchmaking schemes nosedive and culinary future falls flat. Can she turn the disaster around and capture her best friend’s heart in the process, or will her pride be the downfall of her happily-ever-after? #NobleEverAfter #luvewe
Here’s the Stop # 20 Skinny:
If you’re interested, you can order A Match for Emma on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, CBD or at your local bookstore!
Clue to Write Down: sea of
Link to Stop #21, the Next Stop on the Loop: Lynn Blackburn’s site!
But WAIT!! Before you go, I’m offering two entrants an opportunity to step back in time in Appalachia by winning a paperback copy of My Heart Belongs in the Blue Ridge. All you have to do is leave a comment below answering this question:
What is your favorite classic remake OR what classic would you LIKE to see remade 🙂
Two commenters will win a copy of My Heart Belongs in the Blue Ridge and a heart tree ornament. (USA only)