Thursday, January 21, 2010

Austenland

Austenland
Shannon Hale
2007

For the woman with everything except a Mr. Darcy of her own,

~An invitation to~
Austenland

Pembrook Park, Kent, England. Enter our doors as a house guest come to stay three weeks, enjoying the country manners and hospitality--a tea visit, a dance or two, a turn in the park, an unexpected meeting with a certain gentleman, all culminating with a ball and perhaps something more...

Here, the Prince Regent still rules a carefree England. No scripts. No written endings.
A holiday no one else can offer you.

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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 life. No real man can compare.
When a wealthy relative bequeaths her a trip to an English resort catering to Austen-crazed women, Jan's fantasies of meeting the perfect Regency-era gentleman suddenly become realer than she ever could have imagined. Decked out in empire-waist gowns, stripped of her modern appliances, Jan throws herself into mastering 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 vanish. Is she about to kick the Austen obsession for good, or could all her dreams actually culminate in s Mr. Darcy of her own?

-Hayz's Review-
Please save yourself the trouble and do not read this book. No offense to the author but seriously I couldn't even finish this book thats how much I did not like it.
-Hayz's Rating-
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