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Austenland - Shannon Hale
Austenland
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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... show more
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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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9781596912854 (1596912855)
Publisher: Bloomsbury
Pages no: 197
Edition language: English
Series: Austenland (#1)
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Rachel's books
Rachel's books rated it
2.0 Austenland
Jane is obsessed with P&P. Okay, she's really into Colin Firth as Mr Darcy. When her aunt dies, she is gifted with an all expenses paid trip to England to stay at Pembrook Park. Pembrook Park is a place where one can go and pretend to live in regency England. PP employs actors, so who knows when ...
teaandbooks
teaandbooks rated it
1.0 Awful.
Next in my stream of "happy" books to take my mind off of current events I thought I'd read Hale's 'Austenland'. Jane is a New Yorker who has been unable to find the right man for a relationship. Maybe she lets her adoration of Mr. Darcy from Austen's 'Pride and Prejudice' get in the way. But when r...
Sharon E. Cathcart
Sharon E. Cathcart rated it
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Murder by Death
Murder by Death rated it
4.0 Austenland
Jane is hopelessly obsessed with Mr. Darcy from Pride & Prejudice, going so far as to allow it to color all her attempts at romance. A deceased relative bequeaths her a 3-week stay at an all-inclusive, fully immersive, Regency England country house, complete with Austenesque characters and romances...
Kaethe
Kaethe rated it
5.0 Austenland - Shannon Hale
If you are a fan of the works of Jane Austen, and particularly of the Jennifer Ehle/Colin Firth - starring mini-series of Pride and Prejudice, then an opportunity to spend three weeks vacation in a manor in England, live action role playing as an Austenesque heroine is a dream come true. Since this ...
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