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Friday, August 21, 2009
Review: Confessions of a Jane Austen Addict by Laurie Viera Rigler
I knew that I had to read this book as part of the Everything Austen Challenge that I joined last month. This is the first book that I've read that is Jane Austen inspired. I am a fan of Jane Austen's work and my all time favorite is Pride & Prejudice. I have yet to read all of her works but that is another reason why I joined the Everything Austen Challenge.
It was pure joy and fun to read Confessions of a Jane Austen Addict. Courtney is a modern day LA girl who is a self proclaimed Jane Austen addict and has read all of her books. Courtney is dealing with a broken heart after she ends her engagement to her cheating fiance when she awakens from a "dream" and finds herself in the body of a woman, Jane Mansfield, in Regency England. Courtney is forced to pretend she is Jane and must learn to adapt to life in nineteenth century British life. Although she is a fan of everything Austen, she is not prepared for chamber pots, public baths, bonnets, chaperones and different rules that apply to women of this time period.
This is the perfect summer book that is a fun and light read. It was fun to read how a modern day woman views life in Regency England. I highly recommend it to those who want a light hearted look at these possibilities and love Jane Austen. I like that the book takes on the style and language of both time periods and it definitely makes you appreciate things like modern day plumbing, toothpaste and much more!
I am looking forward to getting a copy and reading the author's next book that was recently released, Rude Awakenings of A Jane Austen Addict. The story continues when Jane awakens in Courtney's world in the 21st century. I can't wait to read it!
Listen to a discussion with the author Laurie Viera Rigler and Book Club Girl, here.
Check out Laurie Viera Rigler's website Jane Austen Addict.