To impress the popular girls on a high school trip to London, klutzy Callie buys real Prada heels. But trying them on, she trips…conks her head…and wakes up in the year 1815!
There Callie meets Emily, who takes her in, mistaking her for a long-lost friend. As she spends time with Emily’s family, Callie warms to them—particularly to Emily’s cousin Alex, a hottie and a duke, if a tad arrogant.
But can Callie save Emily from a dire engagement, and win Alex’s heart, before her time in the past is up?
More Cabot than Ibbotson, Prada and Prejudice is a high-concept romantic comedy about finding friendship and love in the past in order to have happiness in the present.
A story of time travel, Prada and Prejudice, even has fashion.
Callie is having the worst time on her school trip to London, when the person she is supposed to be partnered with ditches her at the hotel, leaving her with nothing to do all day.
Leaving the hotel, against the rules, by herself Callie heads to do some retail therapy and ends up buying herself a pair of beautiful Red Prada heels, that while leaving the store she trips over and hits her head. She must have hit it hard since there is no way she could really be waking up in London 1815? Is there? And if so how will she get back to her time, where her mother and farther are? Where women have rights? Not doing their father's bidding or husbands?
I love this story of a girl stuck in the past, trying to fit in. She finds it just as hard to get things right in the past as she does in the present. She does the wrong thing, by talking to and thanking the help serving dinner, to trying to save her first real friend form a loveless marriage. But the question still remains will she make ti back to her own time and will she really want to with Alex the Duke of Harskbury around.