Publisher: Bloomsbury USA; Reprint edition (May 27, 2008)
From School Library Journal
Adult/High School—Thirty-three-year-old Jane Hayes, who has a fairly serious addiction to the Colin Firth version of Pride and Prejudice, inherits a trip to Pembrook Park, Kent, England, the location of a resort where guests dress, talk, think, and act in ways that Jane Austen would approve. Refusing to lie about her age, even on vacation in a place right out of Austen’s England, Jane finds herself quickly overcoming the obsession with Mr. Darcy that may very well have jeopardized her 13 “relationships” over the years. Left to walk in last to dinner, mildly obsessed with one of the hotel’s gardeners, and annoyed by another guest’s overeager attempts to bag a man, Jane is eager to return to Manhattan. Then she decides to give it all one more chance, since Great-Aunt Carolyn did see fit to pay for the entire vacation. Hale does a lovely job with the tale of a single woman who would appreciate a genuine shot at love. The book is well written, quite readable, and the myriad characters, especially those working at the resort, are quirkily funny. Given the immense popularity of Jane Austen’s novels among teen girls, this book definitely has cross-over appeal.—Sarah Krygier, Solano County Library, Fairfield, CA
Shannon has done it again, Austenland was one of my favorite reads of 2009. I absolutely loved this book! It is refreshing and without any questionable filler. Makes me want to rent Pride and Prejudice with Collin Firth! Hale’s plot had me guessing until the end. Austenland is a gem. Thanks so much to Shannon Hale @haleshannon for tweeting this 🙂 You are the best… I gave this soon to be movie Five stars!
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I loved Austenland, but I lost my copy (I lent it to someone who never returned it). So I’d love a new copy! 🙂
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