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Rude Awakenings of a Jane Austen Addict by Laurie Viera Rigler

So we all know what happened to the real Courtney... and if you don’t, check out my review here. But what happened to Jane Mansfield? Well, we get to find out in this parallel story to last year’s favorite - Confessions of a Jane Austen Addict.

Jane Mansfield, a gentleman’s daughter from Regency England who inexplicably awakens in Courtney’s body in present day L.A. And although her apartment may be smaller than a dressing closet - she is enthralled by the lights that burn without candles, machines that wash bodies and clothes, and that ever entertaining glossy rectangle in which tiny people perform scenes from her favorite book - you guessed it, Pride & Prejudice. As Jane comes to terms with her new life she goes from one hilarious situation to the next... from meeting Courtney’s friends, job and the mess her love life (or lack thereof) is in.

Ms. Viera Rigler is one funny gal - there were parts where I found myself laughing out loud over. I found it uproariously funny that Jane/Courtney wakes up in this whole new world and ends up wearing a wedding gown - since it was the only suitable thing to wear... I mean just the thought of it still tickles me. The transition for Jane is much harder than it was for Courtney. Who in 1813 could envision all the technology we have and take for granted in our day to day lives in the 21st century? I enjoyed this just as much or even more than I did Confessions. I will suggest that you read Confessions first - only because you get to meet Courtney and get more inside information on who Jane is or was in 1813.

This was a fun, light read with plenty of laughs and a wonderful message. I certainly enjoyed it and recommend to all - not only Jane Austen lovers.

My special thanks to Laurie for getting this out to me so quickly - I was anxiously anticipating this sequel to one of my favorite reads from 2008 and she did not disappoint.

GIVEAWAY: I have 1 copy of Rude Awakenings of a Jane Austen Addict by Laurie Viera Rigler to giveaway.

As always, leave a comment for one entry. Second entry if you follow, third if you follow on Twitter, extra entries for twitting about contest or sidebar posts, etc. I will also be giving extra entries to those who come by and comment on weekly book review posts. So the more comments the more entries.

Rules: There aren't any. This contest is open worldwide. Winners will be drawn Saturday, August 29.

131 comments:

Vanessa Book ♥ Soulmates said...

You are sooooo lending me this book too!! lol

♥ya!

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Sue said...

I'd love to have this! Thanks for the giveaway.

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Jessica (BookLover) said...

Love your review! Now I have to get my hands on Confessions.

Please enter me in your giveaway. :)

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Jessica (BookLover) said...

I am a follower.

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Jessica (BookLover) said...

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Kristen said...

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Juju said...

This sounds fun.

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Crystal said...

Please enter me - I'm reading Confessions of a Jane Austen Addict right now and would love to read this one too!

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Crystal said...

I follow.

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I follow on Twitter.

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Thanks for this wonderful book giveaway YA!!!

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Kate said...

Nice review. I have been wanting to read this.

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Mary said...

Nely, no need to enter my name. I read it and LOVED it! So much fun. One of my favs this year.

JMom said...

I'm a Jane Austen addict and I think this would be a fun read. Great review!

MoziEsmé said...

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Mom of 5 Boys said...

I loved the first book, and REALLY want to read the sequel! Thanks for the giveaway.

Mom of 5 Boys said...

I follow your website. Thanks for the giveaway!

writemeg said...

No need to enter me! :) I just wanted to say I also adored this book -- as well as Confessions. Two of the best Austenesque books I've read!

Anonymous said...

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Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

I would love the opportunity to win this book! Your review makes it sound awesome.

I'll be back to give you other entries...

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

I signed up to "follow" you.

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

I also blogged about your giveaway on my blog here:

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Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

I tweeted about your giveaway here:

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Would love to be entered for this!

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okbolover said...

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Amy said...

I'd love to read this book!

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I follow you on twitter!

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Amy said...

I'm a follower on blogger!

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Adriana Zardini said...

I do want this one!

Lady Violet said...

Me too! Me too!
I'm following on Google.

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Laura Hartness said...

I *LOVED* "Confessions", would love to win a copy of "Rude Awakenings"!!

I'm following on Twitter, I tweeted about it (which also shows up as my status on Facebook) and added myself as a follower on the Blog (I'm a Blogger member.).

Thanks so much!

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emmsifoppicus said...

Love the review!

Emma

emmsifoppicus said...

plus I also follow you on Twitter :)

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ginger said...

Oooh, I'd really like this book.

Margay said...

I would love to read this book. Love anything Austen.

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Margay said...

I follow this blog.

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I follow on Twitter.
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Beth F said...

Please don't enter me in the giveaway, but I can't wait to read this one! I have it on my TBR. I loved the first one.

Debs Desk said...

Please include me in your giveaway.
Thanks
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Debs Desk said...

I am a follower.
Thanks
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Debs Desk said...

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Pam said...

I have to read the first book now - you've certainly piqued my interest!

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Raven said...

I loved the first book, I laughed I cried, a real lovely read. Please don't read if drinking, the book does not appreciate tea.
I would appreciate being entered in the drawing.
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Mary Ann DeBorde said...

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Everyone raves about this one, I've gotta get my hands on a copy :) Thank you so very much for the chance to win!

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Hazra said...

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nfmgirl said...

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Bonnie said...

I just finished Confessions and can't wait to read Rude Awakenings!

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Maureen Hayes said...

I's love to win this, I'm addicted to this series!

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