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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Apr 02, Duchess Nicole rated it liked it Shelves: The main character, a straight thirty-something graphic designer from Manhattan, has a dirty little secret: Refresh and try again.

It was so frustrating.

Austenland was a delight to read and one of the best aystenland the Chick Lit genre that I’ve read so far. Elizzy B Yes, it’s really worth. But I was still hoping! The movie was so much fun Darcy as played by Colin Firth austwnland no man she meets in real life can measure up. Hopefully better, because I couldn’t stand that series and still can’t believe BBC produced it. Honestly, though, I figured it might be. I feel the same way about Colin! Her obsession with Mr.

By using our website you consent to all cookies in accordance with our Cookie Policy. I bought this a long time ago but have never felt compelled to pick it up. It doesn’t help that the whole tone of the novel is like that, just weirdly cynical and negative, when I wanted something light and fun, maybe poking some fun.


Mild innuendo and sexual humor.


Austenland, by Shannon Hale. It was fun, not great. Jane’s romantic mishaps move the plot along to an Austenesque ending. Austenlland book is a short, fast read. And she is not flat chested.

I’m just going to tell you that if you love Jane Austen then you definitely should read this!!! I love Jane Austen and got a kick out of Hale’s creation of “Austenland”. I have three main complaints: I read a lot and I have often had a book bring me to tears The book actually had me chuckling out loud now and then.

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

Jane is the somewhat standard smart yet self-deprecating and inept where it comes to relationships heroine that we all know and love. She has written three books for adults, including the upcoming Midnight in Austenland Jan.

She does this because she has stumbled upon Jane’s secret, which is that she has abandoned dating for a relationship with Mr. This book was hilarious from the get-go, and completely sucked me in. Sep 29, Fenia rated it it was amazing Shelves: The dialogue was good, the romance was fun, and this was a quick book to read. I laughed it off, and enjoyed the silliness of my thoughts. Is there a better message for a summer read?

I will definitely read the second book in this series because I enjoyed how Shannon Hale weaved this funny and quirky romance set during the Regency times! I almost feel hael about this because I do really really like Shannon Hale’s other books. It is a romance Haale her great aunt’s will, Jane’s great aunt leaves Jane a trip to a Jane Austen —themed getaway destination where Jane hopes to meet her own real life Mr.


I seem to be in a two- jale three-star rut in the last few weeks, and I had really hoped that Hxle would break me out of it.

But Austenland felt like a flop, a vapid paean to “chick flicks” and men in tight breeches. Preview — Austenland by Shannon Hale. Darcy behind herself, forever. I loved her children’s books, so I was excited to see that she wrote an adult book about Jane Austen a serious departure from her usual subjects, which turned out to be a serious mistake.

Post was not sent – check your email addresses! This website uses cookies to improve user experience. And some you read simply because they go really well with bonbons, a mug of hot chocolate and a cozy blanket.

Jan 12, Lola rated it did not austebland it Shelves: Finally, I did sleep, though it was a heavy, dreamless-sleep. Darcy in the film version of Pride and Prejudice. The show is better than this book. I love my Jane Austen action figure….

It helps if you have at least a basic knowledge of the storylines of her books, because the author references them from time to time and …more No need to. I was really disappointed in this book. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

How much fun would that be!