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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The heroine of this story, wustenland, Jane Hayes, age 33, austenlandd indeed have distress in her life. She is so fixated on the virtues of the fictional Mr. Darcy as played by Colin Firth that no man she meets in real life can measure up.

This is not only an Austen theme park — attendees must actually participateby dressing, talking, and acting as if they were living in 19th-Century Regency England. Jane receives an appropriate wardrobe for her stay, does needlepoint, plays whist, and goes for walks, all in the company of some other ladies who have paid for the vacation and a staff having a number of men acting very much like Mr.


And now, she is facing the ultimate test of reality discrimination. But this sort of bothered me. The premise of this one is funny love Firth jale the wet white puffy shirtand Shannon Hale has her fans my daughter is one of them. But I have never read an Austen spin-off.

Maybe I should, but so far I just have never had an interest at all. I am a big Shannon Hale fan as well. I thought this book was cute and a fun chick lit type read, but you do make an excellent point about learning to find happiness outside the fantasy world.


I admit that I really hated this book. It bothered me from the very first page, everything — the writing, the characters, the characterization, etc.

This was my first and only Austen spin-off. I enjoyed it a more than you did, but, at the time, had no idea there was a whole Austen-related industry.

My daughter loved the book! I love my Jane Austen action figure…. You thought about this book waaaaaay more than I did. I read it as total escape reading and thus enjoyed it. It was fun, not great. Must admit to not being a huge fan of this book. The book lost me as soon as I knew the narrator hid her dvds in a potted plant. I enjoyed this one a lot. It was light and funny and made for a nice break in the reading list.

Aside from the back and forth vacillating, this sounds like kind of a fun read. I did read one that was just awful though…it was full of Austen puns and melded each of her stories into fodder for each chapter.

It was horrible, and I grew really, really tired of all the wordplay. I have mostly avoided the Austen fan fiction, but since it was Shannon Hale I did have to read this one. I enjoyed it for the most part and look forward to the new book that was recently released. I bought this a long time ago but have never felt compelled to pick it up.

It might make a good beach read, if I ever make it back to the beach. But this one does sound fun.

AUSTENLAND by Shannon Hale | Kirkus Reviews

Although, you make a really good point about the ending! I remember really enjoying this one despite seeing some scathing reviews online! Thanks for sharing your thoughts.


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Anna Diary of an Eccentric says: Mrs Q Book Addict says: Of all the billion Austen spinoffs, this one sounds the most appealing to me. Julie Read Handed says: Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here Aystenland in your details below or click an icon to log in: Email required Austenlland never made public. Follow me on Twitter My Tweets. Create a free website or blog at WordPress. Post was not sent – check your email addresses! Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email.

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