Monday, 16 May 2011
Confessions of a Jane Austen Addict by Laurie Viera Rigler
For Austen Addicts Everywhere
review by Maryom
Austen addict Courtney suddenly finds herself transported from modern-day LA back into Regency England, into another person's body and life. She now finds herself to be Jane Mansfield, a lady of comparative leisure, but at the dangerously old age of 30 and as yet unmarried. She has to quickly get to grips with Regency life-style, manners and plumbing, a mother desperate to see her married off and a handsome suitor who may not be as desirable as he looks.
While this is an amusing take on Regency-style romance, the Austen connection is, to be honest, negligible. Courtney doesn't find herself trapped in an Austen plot as Amanda Price does in ITV's drama Lost In Austen, but rather taking up the life of 'Jane Mansfield' and having to work out the story-so-far as she goes along. Even so it's an enjoyable historical rom-com of a read.
Maryom's review - 4 stars
Publisher - Bloomsbury
Genre - chick lit
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