Monday, June 9, 2014

Midnight in Austenland by Shannon Hale

Charlotte finds herself reeling after her husband leaves her.  Feeling unappreciated by her children as well, Charlotte treats herself to a vacation in Austenland hoping for a little (pretend) romance and relaxation.  But during a parlor game Charlotte sees a corpse.  When she summons help, the body has disappeared and everyone believes that she is simply playing the game of Austenland very well.  But Charlotte is sure that something more sinister is actually at work and continues her investigation.  This is based on Austen's book Northanger Abbey so it is darker than it's predecessor but still fluff.  I didn't enjoy it as much as the original.