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. The beloved novel set at a Jane Austen fantasy resort, from New York Times- bestselling author Shannon Hale. Recently adapted into the romantic comedy. Austenmania! Book Review: Austenland by Shannon Hale. Posted on October 15 , It’s Austenmania! Today we do a little homage to the queen of Historical.

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Now, I’m not an Austen hater or a Colin Firth fanatic. Although, you make a really good point about the ending! It was rather sad actually To ask other readers questions about Austenlandplease sign up.

It is rare thing, for me, not to dream.

But ultimately this is a romance novel in which lovers who are meant to be together overcome miscues and misunderstandings before the final clinch. Jane goes, she meets a couple of flirt-worthy men, she discovers how comfortable Regency clothes are and how ausfenland year-old manners can be.

Halle, it might have something to do with why the thirty-three yeah old Jane is still unmarried and single. I mean, only the original is perfection, right? Darcy isn’t real, get used to it”. Lists with This Book. Jane gets to live out her fantasy and deal with her obsession of Mr. I guess I just don’t like chick lit, maybe. Hlae in Books Weblog. You are commenting using your Facebook account.


Jane Hayes goes to Austenland hoping to rid herself of the dream that one day she’ll meet her Mr. It was light and funny and made for a nice break in the reading list.

Austenland (Austenland, #1) by Shannon Hale

Once she has had her fun she will put Mr. With those low-cut gowns in style, I’m guessing there was a little bit of oomph necessary to catch his eye.

To be fair, I tend to get irritated by most Hollywood movies starring characters like Jane — thirtysomething yuppies yearning for romance and expensive weddings — and I know that many people love them. Probably not so much- but I had the urge to type out my own thoughts to cleanse my eyelids so that I might relinquish my own dreams tonight. I love the movie and after watching a few times decided to do a reread of the book. Yes, yes… another Shannon Hale masterpiece, if you austenpand pry!

After all, who can compare to Mr.

The book austenlqnd me as soon as I knew the narrator hid her dvds in a potted plant. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. I climbed into bed and gave up all caution trying to snag a bit of the blanket so tightly wound around him.

It’s all a game, Jane knows. The Official Site of Shannon Hale. This was such hald mixed bag of a reading experience. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. I read a lot and I have often had a book bring me to tear I picked up this book at about Darcy as played by Colin Firth that no man she meets in real life can measure up.


Oct 25, Book Riot Community added it Shelves: Her Wickham is a gardener who is her only connection to the real world because he watches american football and is oppressed by the Austenland organiser lady and compulsively ignored by all the house mates. And of course, the protagonist of this novel falls in love with the Mr. View all 42 comments. Definitely a must-read for every Janeite!

When a wealthy great-aunt dies knowing her secret, Jane inherits an all-expenses-paid trip to a Jane Austen fantasy land, an English country estate where electronic devices are confiscated and everyone adopts a Regency facade for three weeks.

Review of “Austenland” by Shannon Hale | Rhapsody in Books Weblog

auustenland How many times is that shtick going to be used???? Our main character is Jane, and her eccentric and very wealthy great aunt or something has left her one bequest in her will: Elizzy B Yes, it’s really worth.

The fabulous conceit of the novel is that there’s a Regency-era mansion in England that hosts an exclusive vacation experience for wealthy customers. Her “transformation” was forced and shallow.


I had issues with Jane. Nov 07, Colleen Houck added it Shelves: Nichols No need to. Anyways, my point is and I do have onethat there is only one good movie adaptation