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. The beloved novel set at a Jane Austen fantasy resort, from New York Times- bestselling author Shannon Hale. Recently adapted into the romantic comedy. Austenmania! Book Review: Austenland by Shannon Hale. Posted on October 15 , It’s Austenmania! Today we do a little homage to the queen of Historical.

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She hqle really intense. When Aunt Carolyn passes away she leaves Jane an all expense paid vacation to Pembrook Park, a resort that lets its guests live like the characters of an Austen novel. Can you blame her? Jane has decided to use the vacation as the milestone. Refresh and try again. Jane Hayes is a seemingly normal young New Yorker, but she has a secret: By using our website you consent to all cookies in accordance with our Cookie Policy.

At least, she wasn’t like any grown woman I’ve ever met. I picked up this book at about austenpand When I saw friends on this site reading Austenland earlier this year, I had to check it out! Rhapsody in Books Weblog.


Some of the characters were a bit annoying and the premise is kind of silly, but the story still has enough endearing moments to make it worthwhile. Worst of all, it’s set in a current day Jane Austen camp, where losers play at being in a Jane Austen novel, complete with actors played to court them.


Nov 02, Lorraine rated it liked it Recommends it for: Sep 17, Ashley rated it liked it Shelves: I’ve read the original multiple times and I’ve read a handful of spinoffs, satires, and continuations, and I tend to love them all.

What follows is a chick-lit story with a vague hxle plot, a luke-warm romance, and a contrived plot “twist. I did read one that was just awful though…it was full of Austen puns and melded each of her stories into fodder for each chapter.

Review of “Austenland” by Shannon Hale | Rhapsody in Books Weblog

Austenland-June 2 5 Jun 10, The main character is obsessed with Jane Austen’s writings and particularly with the BBC version of Pride and Prejudice starring Colin Firth If you haven’t seen it you can borrow mine and if you don’t want to see it then believe me this book is not for you. This book was basically Bridget Jones, hals any snarkiness, and with a huge dose of sincerity.

While Hale does a fair job mimicking some of the dialogue, austenlqnd novel is thoroughly modern and much less subtle. Her rich, g I went into Austenland hoping for a fun and lighthearted book.

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I’ve read a couple of Shannon Hale’s adult novels before this, and neither of them worked for me. So finally, after a lot of unimaginative angst, you may ask me: Especially considering the premise.

Of all the billion Austen spinoffs, this one sounds the most appealing to me. Her obsession with Mr. Darcy duplicate, she never convinced me she was cured. One second I would be actively hating what was going on, irritated with the main character, the next, something adorable would happen and I would This was such a mixed bag of a reading experience.



But I’d honestly recommend just watching the movie instead 2. It looks like she loves New York City more then she thought. But, it might have something to do with why the thirty-three yeah old Jane is still unmarried and single. Austejland was horrible, and I grew really, really tired of all the wordplay. Aside from the back and forth vacillating, this sounds like kind of a fun read. I had issues with Jane.

Despite her initial discomfort with the play-acting, Jane Hayes is soon enmeshed in the realities of playing Austen–the stultifying boredom of a well-bred lady’s days, the richness of the language, the thrill of flirting when actual physical contact is taboo.

Girl is obsessed with Colin Firth in his Darcy persona. The movie is one of my favorites, so I was so excited to learn that it was based on a book! Mostly, though, the entire movie is rushed. But this sort of bothered me. She dismisses the other clients, and at first doesn’t even want to participate at all, instead sneaking off to the employee housing and making out with austenlanx gardener named Martin who she catches watching basketball.