Austenland: A Novel
Jane is a young New York woman who can never seem to find the right man-perhaps because of her secret obsession with Mr. Darcy, as played by Colin Firth in the BBC adaptation of Pride and Prejudice. When a wealthy relative bequeaths her a trip to an English resort catering to Austen-obsessed women, however, Jane's fantasies of meeting the perfect Regency-era gentleman suddenly become more real than she ever could have imagined. Is this total immersion in a fake Austenland enough to make Jane kick the Austen obsession for good, or could all her dreams actually culminate in a Mr. Darcy of her own?
In this addictive, charming and compassionate story, Shannon Hale brings out the Jane Austen obsessive in all of us.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - sentryrose - LibraryThing
This book suffers from poor reviews, so I almost didn't try it - and I am so glad I did! From the moment I started reading, I had to read during every spare moment I had. Austenland was a complete and ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - pennma05 - LibraryThing
I am a huge Jane Austen fan so I was happy to find this at my local library to read. I had seen the movie several months ago and really liked it. I love the idea of going to a place like Pembrook Park ... Read full review