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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. 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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Sep 29, Fenia rated it it was amazing Shelves: View all 4 comments. If I were still a teenager, this would be the book I’d read over and over. Let’s be realistic here: This was such a mixed bag of a reading experience. And then she arrives to a world of Regency rules where no phones are allowed, conversation is carefully curated, and everyone seems to be playing a fictional role and halee like: The Official Site of Shannon Hale.

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Lonely Jane Hayes receives a bequest from her aunt to spend three weeks in Austenland and live in the Regency world that obsesses her.

I guess I’ll never know 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. View all 11 comments. What is real and what is fake gets murky for Jane, as she kind of bounces back and forth between Mr Nobley and Martin, trying to figure out what she really wants.

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 there are elements of the stories found in the book, but if you’ve watched movie versions of them, that’d be more than enough info to follow what she’s saying. Same goes for the girls in Princess Academy. You thought about this book waaaaaay more than I did. 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.



Sep 17, Ashley rated it liked it Shelves: View all 24 comments. But I’d honestly recommend just watching the movie instead 2. It seems Austenland is designed for immersive roleplay. My daughter loved the book! All the while, she wrestles to overcome her Austen fixation for good. It’s all a game, Jane knows. Post was not sent – check hals email addresses!

To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: If you’re a fan of one you’ll really like the other. I’ve read a couple of Shannon Hale’s adult novels before this, and neither of them worked for me. The same issues I have with all of the similar characters to her that seem to be cropping up more and more in this type of book or movie. Anyway, so Jane heads off to England, not even the least bit grateful or excited about it. The movie was okay but a lot more slapstick.

If, after the proceeding paragraph you’re thinking “what a perfect Fantasy Island plot”, you’re going to love this as much as I did. Book Jale seemed to austelnand her life more or less together, so it wasn’t as satisfying an experience. Some people are better at the whole Regency-immersion thing than others.

I bought this a long time ago but have never felt compelled to pick it up. When we first arrive at Austenland, the reader is swept up along side Jane as she experiences the fantastical regency era in all its glory.

And I love Jane Austen. There was some swooning.

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Perhaps it heightened the appeal and experience of reading it? How many hae is that shtick going to be used???? Jane makes out with the gardner, attracts the men at Pembroke It was fun, not great. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that hape and clear credit is given to Rhapsody In Books with appropriate and specific direction to the original content. The book actually had me chuckling out loud now and then.


She’s better by the end, but at the beginning I found it a bit unpleasant being in her head. That had to be what was happening to austenlajd, luckily it was prose and not smelly fish guts stealing my rest!

I will be reading more from this author, and I must buy a copy of this book, I am sure I will be reading it again!

Why do women keep getting portrayed like this? Shannon Hale’s worst work for certain. If you’re going to bother going to a place like this, it’s probably a good idea to have a good attitude about it going in, which includes playing by the rules.

Each week, our editors select the one author and one book they believe to be most worthy of your attention and highlight them in our Pro Connect email alert. I had gotten the call from austwnland library yesterday afternoon that the book I had requested from a neighboring library had come in.

Plenty of laughs and a happy ending, what more could you ask for? In the end, you fail to understand even if this Austenland trip is helpful or not: Jane is in her early 30s, in a job she likes but does not love, convinced she must embrace her spinsterhood.

Jane Hayes is a seemingly normal young New Yorker, but she has a secret.