Austenland: A Novel, Book 1
Jane Hayes is a seemingly normal young New Yorker, but she has a secret. Her obsession with Mr. Darcy, as played by Colin Firth in the BBC adaptation of Pride and Prejudice, is ruining her love life: no real man can compare. But when a wealthy relative bequeaths her a trip to an English resort catering to Austen-crazed women, Jane's fantasies of meeting the perfect Regency-era gentleman suddenly become realer than she ever could have imagined.
Decked out in empire-waist gowns, Jane struggles to master Regency etiquette and flirts with gardeners and gentlemen—or maybe even, she suspects, with the actors who are playing them. It's all a game, Jane knows. And yet the longer she stays, the more her insecurities seem to fall away, and the more she wonders: Is she about to kick the Austen obsession for good, or could all her dreams actually culminate in a Mr. Darcy of her own?
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Cassandra2020 - LibraryThing
Austenland by Shannon Hale - ok Non-challenging piece of fluffy chic-lit. Whiled away a day at my Dad's when I really wanted distraction without having to think. I believe they've just made a film of it - I'll be giving it a miss! Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Karin7 - LibraryThing
2.5 stars rounded to 2 Jane Hayes, not quite 4 and 30 is a single graphic artist in NYC with a secret passion for Pride and Prejudice. When she inherits a vacation from her aunt to a place called ... Read full review