Prada and Prejudice by Mandy Hubbard
Fifteen-year-old Callie buys a pair of real Prada pumps to impress the cool crowd on a school trip to London . Goodbye, Callie the clumsy geek-girl, hello popularity! But before she knows what’s hit her, Callie wobbles, trips, conks her head… and wakes up in the year 1815! She stumbles about until she meets the kind-hearted Emily, who takes Callie in, mistaking her for a long-lost friend. Sparks soon fly between Callie and Emily’s cousin, Alex, the maddeningly handsome—though totally arrogant—Duke of Harksbury. Too bad he seems to have something sinister up his ruffled sleeve… From face-planting off velvet piano benches and hiding behind claw-foot couches to streaking through the estate halls wearing nothing but an itchy blanket, Callie’s curiosity about Alex creates all kinds of trouble. But the grandfather clock is ticking on her 19th Century shenanigans. Can Callie save Emily from a dire engagement, win a kiss from Alex, and prove to herself that she’s more than just a loud-mouth klutz before her time there is up?
I really like historical fiction, especially when it has a good plot, interesting characters, and is well-written. And this sounds like it fits all three!
Prada and Prejudice will be released June 11, 2009.
Update: Sorry I haven't posted anything in a few days! I've suddenly gotten really busy with school, swimming, and Christmas so sorry for the delay. I should be posting a review of You Are So Dead To Me by the end of the week so keep checking back!