Wednesday, July 1, 2009

New Book Arrived - Austenland by Shannon Hale


Shannon Hale

From Bloomsbury USA:

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?

The Amazing Dancer and I are both reading this for the Everything Austen Challenge!


  1. I loved this book!! It's probably one of my favorite P&P spin offs! Awesome read! I hope you enjoy it!

  2. Ooh... I've been wanting to read this one. It seems like such a neat idea for a novel! Maybe I'll get a chance someday soon. There just isn't enough time for all the books I want to read.

  3. I just bought the audiobook... :o) I'm listening to it for the Everything Austen challenge! Yay!


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