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 - sarahashwood - LibraryThing
What a fun book, overall! The idea of Austenland is for Austen fans what Renaissance Fairs are for geeks like me. Not that I wouldn't enjoy Austenland too! This is a cute chick book that I think any ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - lcarter11 - LibraryThing
I was fascinated by the concept of a vacation where one steps into another world. But, I was disappointed by a few of the things that Ms. Hale chose to include (like referencing a makeout session ... Read full review