Confessions of a Jane Austen Addict
The Los Angeles Times bestseller that has Austen lovers hooked After nursing a broken engagement with Jane Austen novels and Absolut, Courtney Stone wakes up to find herself not in her Los Angeles bedroom or even in her own body, but inside the bedchamber of a woman in Regency England. Who but an... show more
The Los Angeles Times bestseller that has Austen lovers hooked After nursing a broken engagement with Jane Austen novels and Absolut, Courtney Stone wakes up to find herself not in her Los Angeles bedroom or even in her own body, but inside the bedchamber of a woman in Regency England. Who but an Austen addict like herself could concoct such a fantasy? Not only is Courtney stuck inside another woman's life, she is forced to pretend she actually is that woman; and despite knowing nothing about her, she manages to fool even the most astute observer. For her borrowed body knows how to speak without slaying the King's English, dance without maiming her partner, and embroider as if possessed by actual domestic skill. But not even Courtney's level of Austen mania has prepared her for the chamber pots and filthy coaching inns of nineteenth-century England, let alone the realities of being a single woman who must fend off suffocating chaperones, condom-less seducers, and marriages of convenience. Enter the enigmatic Mr. Edgeworth, a suitor who may turn out not to be a familiar species of philanderer after all.
Publish date: April 29th 2008
Pages no: 304
Edition language: English
Series: Jane Austen Addict (#1)
It is a truth universally acknowledged that it is human nature for our subconscious to wish for an escape when the going get's tough and Courtney Stone's subconscious didn't just "wish" for an escape. It conjured it. The hows and whys of the situation is still remains at loss for me even after I fin...
I read this book two years ago, after bumping into the author in the Twitterverse. I liked the premise of the story, so I decided to buy the books (indeed I own a signed hardback of this book) and give them a try. When I started reading the book, I really liked the idea of a Jane Austen Addict wakin...
So, I bet you thought to yourself, “Hey, this book looks okay. The synopsis even makes it sound like it may be fun. I like Jane Austen so, what the heck!” Don’t be fooled, my friend. I too thought these same things and I was sorely mistaken. I don’t even want to attempt to summarize what happens in ...
Mi aspettavo qualcosa di totalmente diverso da questo libro. Concluso Orgoglio e pregiudizio speravo di trovare qualcosa che mi facesse rivire quel libro... e mi sono scontrata di qualcosa di totalemente diverso. Stavo per mettere due stelline ma il finale mi ha fatto rivalutare tutta la storia! Non...
My only excuse for not already having read Confessions of a Jane Austen addict is that it predates the beginnings of my own Jane Austen addiction. Well, my other excuse is that I am writing my own Jane Austeny timey-whimey thingie and didn’t want to get too mixed up. But when I grabbed the moderator...