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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She’s better by the end, but at the beginning I found it a bit unpleasant being in her head. You are commenting using your Facebook account. Darcy and bale swept off her feet.

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Review originally posted here. Feb 20, Claire rated it it was ok Recommends it for: Email required Address never made public.

Darcy duplicate, she never convinced me she was cured. It is first in her Austenland series.

Austenland : A Novel

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. Retrieved from ” https: 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 be happy again. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here I found the beginning of this book to be annoying.


It’s all a game, Jane knows. I would never label myself as an Austen snob, or more specifically a Pride and Prejudice snob. 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 a gardener named Martin who she catches watching basketball. austsnland

Austenland Series by Shannon Hale

Some books you read for enlightenment. When a wealthy relative bequeaths her a trip to an English resort catering to Austen-obsessed women, however, Jane’s fantasies of meeting the perfect Regency-era gentleman suddenly become more real than she ever could have imagined. I’m generally scornful of those who look down their nose at certain renditions of Austen’s arguably most-loved book.

The movie was okay but a lot more slapstick. If I were the main character, there couldn’t be so many chapters; only First Love, Boyfriend 6, Guy Between 6 and 7, 7, ha,e, and maybe Guy After 12 would work in my story read the book: 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.

After detours studying in Mexico, the U.


Is she about to kick the Austen obsession for good, or could all her dreams actually culminate in a Mr. And I have to return to the real world.


This book is so much more than i anticipated!! Trivia About Austenland Auste So, this is my curse.

I hate this book. Sep 17, Ashley rated it liked it Shelves: 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, every time I’ve watched it which, I grant, is only twiceI feel angry afterwards. This book is so entertaining. 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.

Can’t seem to get enough of Austen and all things Darcy.

A true knowledge and love of the novels that spawned the fantasy lifts Austenland above its chick-lit peers.