09 September 2016

The Friday 56: Austenland

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Happy Friday!

This week I had the pleasure of reading Shannon Hale's Austenland. It's a lot of Jane-Austen-y fun, so I couldn't help but share it.


"'You're hoping that Amelia Heartwright is an old, unattractive thing and that the boys won't like her at all. Am I right?' Miss Charming bobbed on her toes."


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Goodreads Synopsis:
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?

What do you think? Do you read Jane-Austen-themed books?

14 comments:

  1. This sounds like a fun and entertaining book. Enjoy!

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    1. It really was!
      Thanks for stopping by, Heather!

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  2. I'm not a big fan of Jane Austen but I do have this book on my TBR mountain. I'll get to it one day.This week I am spotlighting Project Elfhome by Wen Spencer - a linked short story collection. Happy reading!

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    1. I think it's definitely worth a try!
      Thanks for stopping by, Kathy!

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  3. This sounds like so much fun! I'll read this book for sure.
    My Friday post features CHESTNUT STREET by Maeve Binchy.

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    1. I hope you like it!
      Thanks for stopping by, Sandra!

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  4. I can relate to her obsession. LOL Can't tell you how many times I watched the movie.

    My Friday 56 from Doggone It

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    1. So I've heard - shamefully, I haven't watched it (yet!)...
      Thanks for stopping by, Laura!

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  5. Love it!!! Happy Sunday!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, Freda!

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  6. I've been wanting to try this! Happy reading.


    Check out my Friday 56 (With Book Beginnings).

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    1. Hope you get the chance to read it soon!
      Thanks for stopping by, Lauren!

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  7. I loved Austenland and I am still on the waiting list for the second one. Thanks for reminding me to check where I am on the list. :)

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    1. I want to read that one, too - hope you get it soon!
      Thanks for stopping by, Nicole!

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