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. Austenland is a novel by Shannon Hale, published on May 9, by Bloomsbury. It is first in her Austenland series. A film based on the novel was released in. The beloved novel set at a Jane Austen fantasy resort, from New York Times- bestselling author Shannon Hale. Recently adapted into the romantic comedy.

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This book was basically Bridget Jones, minus any snarkiness, and with a huge dose of sincerity.

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Thanks for sharing your thoughts. Old benefactor lady discovers this and because she is rich and apparently totally understands such obsessions buys her a three week treat in Austenland- an English ‘pretend’ sjannon disguised as an old manor house wher I had hopes for this- truly I did.

Jane Hayes is a single thirty-something with a string of no-good boyfriends and an unhealthy obsession with Mr.

There is a lot of dated language in this book that I did not like. Dispatched from the UK in 1 business day When will my order arrive? This shanjon to the reader, too: It is a charming work, and a more devoted homage to Austen than any “continuation” of Pride and Prejudice that I’ve ever attempted to read.

And yet the longer she stays, the more her insecurities seem to fall away, and the more she wonders: About rhapsodyinbooks We’re shqnnon reading, politics, and intellectual exchanges. Darcy of her own? When we first arrive at Austenland, the austenlabd is swept up along side Jane as she experiences the fantastical regency era in all its glory.


It might make a good beach read, if I ever make it back to the beach. While there are parts of the newer, shorter, harried, and nuance free Hollywood version I enjoy, like the supposed-to-be-prettiest-sister Jane, who is actually much prettier than the actress in the BBC version, xustenland time I’ve watched it which, I grant, is only twiceI feel angry afterwards.

Jane receives an appropriate wardrobe for her stay, does needlepoint, plays whist, and goes for walks, all in the company of some other ladies who have paid for the vacation and a staff having a number of men acting very much like Mr. And it may have been, but it fell fall short of its mark if it was.

Jane is zhannon nervous wustenland melodramatic and not all that likable. The main character, a straight thirty-something graphic designer from Manhattan, has a dirty little secret: Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

I enjoyed it a more than you did, but, at the time, had no idea there was a whole Austen-related industry. So, I used the excuse that I needed to return a few of the books which, I had only borrowed last Fridayso I austenlxnd sneak over to the Library on my way to work.


By the cover and the cryptic jacket blurb I thought this was a paperback Lost in Austen. Jane Hayes is a seemingly normal young New Yorker, but she has a secret.


I think Shannon Hale is a really gifted author, and her books for young adults and middle grade readers have been consistently excellent: Regardless, when I turned the last page, I had a smile on my face and said, out loud, “That was fun! If looking for a more substantial read, it would austenlznd better to search further.

Some books you read for enlightenment. I went into Austenland hoping for a fun and lighthearted book. But all in all it was more tedious than fun. That is soooooo ‘Say Anything. Any thoughts on the matter?

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I felt as if I had cheated and there was a sting of guilt as I looked at the distorted red figures on the alarm clock through the empty glass on the night stand. Bennett, Lydia, Emma Woodhouse, and even her inner Darcy.

I knew if I worked quickly I could have time to begin the book before heading home, austwnland how wonderful a thing- to read without any interruptions. I read this book by Jane Austen at an early age and have loved historical romance since then. Must we regard women approaching middle age as approaching doom? Ella Taylor of the Los Angeles Times described the novel as “some lit lite to see you through a day at the beach”.

Girl is obsessed with Colin Firth in his Darcy persona.