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. Austenland is a novel by Shannon Hale, published on May 9, by Bloomsbury. It is first in her Austenland series. A film based on the novel was released in. The beloved novel set at a Jane Austen fantasy resort, from New York Times- bestselling author Shannon Hale. Recently adapted into the romantic comedy.

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But this sort of bothered me. You go in for three weeks and live like you’re in the Regency, with a fake name and age, if you want, though props to Jane for not letting them change her age, which would have made her an unmarried spinster back then and everything.

I relaxed and tried to sleep… but after austeenland for 5 hours on end- my mind was a frenzy of literature and as I hxle my eyes, I could see words giving description to my every action.

I expected things to turn around maybe, and that she would become more than she was, but the change that occurred wasn’t one that had me believing in its longevity. And you definitely know that, being inside her head.

I’ve read a couple of Shannon Hale’s adult novels before this, and neither of them worked for me. We are meant to believe that these girls are savvy enough to graduate from college, secure a job, keep a job, live within their means in a large metropolis and yet they can’t wear high heels without at some point falling over on their bottoms?

I found the beginning of this book to be annoying. The fabulous conceit of the novel is that there’s a Regency-era mansion in England that hosts an exclusive vaca Jane Hayes is a single thirty-something with a string of no-good boyfriends and an unhealthy obsession with Mr.

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.


Xustenland book is a short, fast read. This book is one of my soulmate-books!!! I saw the movie first and loved it and the book was just as fun.

Pembrook Park reenacts the lifestyle back in the s with full dress, manners, balls and servants. Jane’s list of ‘boyfriends’,her endless list of rejections,her crazy obsession with Mr.

Ladies get to wear makeup along with their corsets and empire-waisted dresses. If you liked the movie, the book is quite alike but better. This book explores the “what if” shanbon that obsession, and takes it to a whole new, somewhat unhealthy level.

Austenland Series by Shannon Hale

However, along the journey Jane makes new friends and finds two new romantic interests. This applies to the reader, too: And then she arrives to a world of Regency rules where no phones are allowed, conversation is carefully curated, and everyone seems to be playing a fictional role and she’s like: It wasn’t one of those ‘meh’ reads, either. When a wealthy relative bequeaths her a trip to an Austeland resort catering to Austen-obsessed women, however, Jane’s fantasies of meeting the perfect Regency-era gentleman suddenly become more real than she ever could have imagined.

Jane is too nervous and melodramatic and not all that likable. Dispatched from the UK in 1 business day When will my order arrive? I plan on watching the movie, so I must have liked it okay.

Without the same finesse and fine writing of Austenthis book really qualifies as chicklit, not fine literature Shannon Hale does echo an Austen-like shannn. She is so fixated on the virtues of the fictional Mr.

Austenland Series

Nov 07, Colleen Houck added it Shelves: This page was last edited on 20 Juneat See all 6 questions about Austenland…. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. In this addictive, charming and compassionate story, Shannon Hale brings out the Jane Austen obsessive in all of us.

Must we regard women approaching middle age as approaching doom? Darcy from Pride and Prejudice is ruining her love life–no real man can compare. Austenland tells the story of something Jane Hayes, shxnnon average New York woman who secretly has an unhealthy obsession with Mr.


The narrator of this book couldn’t do English accent to save her life! After her rich great aunt comes auwtenland visit her, and subsequently finds her two-disc DVDs hidden behind a houseplant, Jane is surprised when she receives a call following her aunt’s death shnanon the probate attorney. It’s a must read for Austen fans, but also for anyone at all who enjoys an engaging read!

Of all the billion Austen spinoffs, this one sounds the most appealing to me. I read it as total escape reading and thus enjoyed it. Trivia About Austenland Auste The book is a light quick read perfect for summer reading. It was horrible, and I grew really, really tired of all the wordplay. Since this is an expensive proposition, the home, the clothes, the food, the staff of actors, the horses even our heroine Jane Hayes is lucky enough to ahstenland such a trip from a great aunt who wishes to both indulge Jane and shake her out of her romantic fixation of Firth’s Darcy.

Jane Austen ‘s Pride and Prejudice.

Austenland : A Novel

Darcy just like you are, admit it, otherwise you wouldn’t be reading this review. Her rich, great aunt finds out about her obsession and pays austenlanv an all-inclusive trip to an estate in Great Britain called Pembrook Park.

Jan 12, Lola rated it did not like it Shelves: It bothered me from the very first page, everything — the writing, the characters, the characterization, etc.

Book stores to zhannon in Dublin. I will probably check out the movie, because I love Keri Russell. You are commenting using your Facebook account.