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Selected reviews of the novels RUDE AWAKENINGS OF A JANE AUSTEN ADDICT and CONFESSIONS OF A JANE AUSTEN ADDICT, and the web series inspired by the novels, SEX AND THE AUSTEN GIRL. (For more reviews, click on the title of the book on the menu bar above):
Publishers Weekly (Rude Awakenings review)
Rude Awakenings of a Jane Austen Addict by Laurie Viera Rigler
Listened to by joysann
Jane Mansfield (no, not that Jayne Mansfield) wakes in a strange room with a strange (and strangely dressed), handsome man telling her she's suffering a head injury from diving into a swimming pool, assuring her that her memory will come back to her. Only she hasn't lost her memory; she remembers very well that she fell from the side-saddle off her horse as she escaped the shame of witnessing Mr Edgeworth with a parlor maid. She gradually realizes her wish of escaping her life came true... she has become a different person in the far future, facing an unfamiliar world and scandalously different social mores.
I thoroughly took pleasure in listening to this clever, funny story blending the best of contemporary romance with the language and flavor of a Regency historical novel. I can only imagine the effort it took to adapt Miss Austen's flowery manner of writing into a thoroughly modern creation. Laurie Viera Rigler did it with excitement, suspense, and delightfully good humor.