Monday, June 9, 2014

Austenland by Shannon Hale

Jane is obsessed with Mr. Darcy from Pride and Prejudice, especially as he is portrayed by Colin Firth.  She is so obsessed, in fact, that she is unable to form a real relationship with an actual man.  When a wealthy relative dies Jane learns that her inheritance is a trip to an English resort where she can immerse herself in the Regency era, complete with guaranteed romance from a gentleman.  Jane soon finds herself in England dressed in empire-waist gowns and living the life she has dreamed of with two other women.  But the Regency era isn't exactly as she had expected and the man she finds most interesting is no gentleman.  Will Jane be able to break her addiction to fictional love?  This is an adult book, not YA, and is pure escapism.