Friday

Confessions of a Jane Austen Addict by Laurie Viera Rigler

This was such a fun and witty novel. In short, Jane Austen meets Quantum Leap. Courtney Stone (hip, modern, LA girl) wakes up as Miss Jane Mansfield in Regency England -in none other than Jane Austen’s time! It’s funny because I myself have wondered a time or two (or three) what it would be like to live in one of my favorite novels. Well, I’m sure there is nothing fun about the lack of plumbing, or body odor!, or anesthesia?!? for that matter. Yes, when you look at it that way, I am sure there is nothing romantic about living in another era. But nonetheless, Courtney makes the best of it, making friends, finding a love interest in Mr. Edgeworth and eventually coming to terms with "if you’re given lemons, make lemonade." =)

This was a nice, easy read. There are plenty of references to Pride and Prejudice along with several similar circumstances that you can also associate with Austen’s novels. I loved that Jane Austen herself had a cameo appearance (which was hilarious)! Lots of fun for fans of Austen's literary brilliance and a clear tribute.

Once again, I would like to send a shout-out to Jennifer at bookclubgirl and Laurie Viera Rigler for hosting the giveaway that allowed me to win this autographed copy. Thanks so much ladies - it was a pleasure to read.

10 comments:

J. Kaye Oldner said...

This is not the book I had originally thought it was. In fact, I was sort of avoiding it. ;) Now I am not so sure. Thanks!

writemeg said...

I really enjoyed this book! Actually, far more than I thought I would. I read it about a month ago and recently reviewed it, too. I'm a huge Austen fan and found myself pretty absorbed in the story... and there's a sequel coming out later this year!

Beth F said...

How cool that you have an autographed copy. I thought the book was loads of fun, too! I wasn't expecting much, but I read it on a friend's recommendation -- and I'm glad I did.

And now I see there is going to be a sequel. Something to look forward to.

WorkingWords100 said...

Sounds like fun!

Thanks for adding this review to the 9 for '09 challenge.

I agree with you about the smells; that's why I don't wish to live in the far past!

Dar said...

I loved this book! I can't wait for the sequel. Glad you liked it too.

Margot said...

You made it sound like a fun and imaginative book. I think I'll add this to my list.

Laurie Viera Rigler said...

Very happy you enjoyed the book, Nely. I posted your review on my site.

Charlotte said...

This sounds like fun--I will add it to my list!

naida said...

I liked this one too! Cant wait for the sequel
I like how you say 'Jane Austen meets Quantum Leap'

great review ;)

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Penelope said...

Ooh, this one sounds like a good book. I think I'll add it to my list. Thanks for the great review; I'm glad to have read it. And kudos to having an autographed copy!

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