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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Austenland (Austenland, #1) by Shannon Hale

It wasn’t one of those ‘meh’ reads, either. Return to Book Page. Jane is too nervous and melodramatic and not all that likable. 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. Nov 02, Lorraine rated it liked it Recommends it for: After about a half hour I whispered an apology to Aaron and slipped out of bed to go read in the living room.

All the while, she wrestles to austenlandd her Austen fixation for good. I like the story and the adaptation. As far as the story I really enjoyed it!


It truly was a “nose-stuck-in-your-book” sort of book; I couldn’t stop reading! She gets her guy in the end, just like in Pride and Prejudice.


So finally, after a lot of unimaginative angst, you may ask me: I can’t believe I just gave one star to a Shannon Hale book. I haven’t enjoyed a work of Austenia so much since the movie Clueless. These highlight exactly how crazy desperate she is for this kind of relationship. Learn how your comment data is processed. Austenlanr a warning, do not expect a Jane Austen book. This site uses cookies.

She does this because she has stumbled upon Jane’s secret, which is that she has abandoned dating for a relationship with Mr. I will be reading more from this author, and I must buy a copy of this book, I am sure I will be reading it again! Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. Refresh and try again. Each week, our editors select the one author and one book hals believe to be most worthy of your attention and highlight austenkand in our Pro Connect email alert. This applies to the reader, too: I feel the same way about Colin!

All in all, some bad, some bad, equally on both sides of the scale. Darcy behind herself, forever. I seem to be in a two- and three-star rut in the last few weeks, and I had really hoped that Austenland would break me out of it. Men tend to run screaming scared from crazy women. Austenland was a delight to read and one of the best of the Chick Lit genre that I’ve read so far.

Austenland, by Shannon Hale. I loved her children’s books, so I was excited to see that she wrote an adult book about Jane Austen a serious departure from her usual subjects, which turned out to be a serious mistake. But Jane isn’t like those other women, those shallow, rich women.


Austenland: A Novel: Shannon Hale: Bloomsbury USA

Jane is beautiful; she turns heads. Mostly, though, the entire movie is rushed. So if you like those movies, this may be the book for you. And when she austeland there, she’s immediately turned off by the whole endeavor.

This irked me right away. Darcy when she sees him?

And she is not flat chested. Honestly, though, I figured it might be. Nobley with coat, hat, and cane, watching her with wide eyes. In that first instant she drools, then gets on with the hating. Definitely a must-read for every Janeite!

I don’t expect to ever get over my obsession. Especially considering the premise. Darcy of her own?

Any thoughts on the matter? But afterwards, I had a few churning thoughts about this lively narrative about the some lass who is treated to a vacation at Elizabeth Bennett Fantasy Camp, where she and the other ladies get to wear empire-waisted dresses and be wooed and courted with the highest of courtly manners.

Anyways, my point is and I do have onethat there is only one good movie adaptation Never thought that would happen.