Jane Hayes is a seemingly normal young New Yorker, but she has a secret. Her obsession with Mr. Darcy, as played by Colin Firth in the BBC adaptation of. The beloved novel set at a Jane Austen fantasy resort, from New York Times- bestselling author Shannon Hale. Recently adapted into the romantic comedy. Austenmania! Book Review: Austenland by Shannon Hale. Posted on October 15 , It’s Austenmania! Today we do a little homage to the queen of Historical.

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I bought this a long time ago but have never felt compelled to pick it up. Darcy from Pride and Prejudice is ruining her love life–no real man can compare. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Jane is exactly the sort of woman Jane Austen was making fun with her books.

You are commenting using your WordPress. And as Jane quickly learns, the clients of this place are all wealthy women looking hal a little austenlaand romance. This was the first novel by Shannon Hale that I have read, and I really value her writing style. While at “Austenland”, Jane is plagued with self-doubt about pretending to be a woman from the Jane Austen era.

I love my Jane Austen action figure…. Preview — Austenland by Shannon Hale. Despite her initial discomfort with the play-acting, Jane Hayes is soon enmeshed in the realities of playing Austen–the stultifying boredom of a well-bred lady’s days, the richness of the language, the thrill of flirting when actual physical contact is taboo.


Yes, yes… another Shannon Hale masterpiece, if you must pry! The dialogue in spots was read-out-loud bad and the main character was fla I read this book all the way through only because I love Jane Austen, and because the concept of the book was quirky and irresisistible. I found the beginning of this book to be annoying. Do yourself a favour. But I’d honestly recommend just watching the movie instead 2.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Hale’s charming first book for adults is chick lit with soul.

Jan 12, Lola rated it did not like it Shelves: Austenland has an irresistible premise for me: View all 7 comments. And it may have been, but it fell fall short qustenland its mark if it was.

Austenland: A Novel: Shannon Hale: Bloomsbury USA

Hhale she got her storybook ending, so where is the motivation to grow? I’m thinking of fashioning my set up with a chain and wearing it around my neck. I almost feel bad about this because I do really really like Shannon Hale’s other books. I admit that I really hated this book. If you’re going to bother going to a place like this, it’s probably a good auatenland to have a good attitude about it going in, which includes playing by the rules.

This entry was posted in Book Review and tagged Book Review. Austenland is a lovely little book, totally satisfying, with just enough substance. Love the movie adaptation, it brought the characters to life. Visitors dress in period austenlandd and live a period life for three weeks, interacting with actors and they hope having a little Austen-style romance. Want to Read saving…. Chick lit fans, Austen fans ausetnland don’t mind chick lit. Nov 02, Lorraine rated it liked it Recommends it for: Media reporter, reviewer, producer, guest booker, blogger.


What follows is a chick-lit story with a vague directionless plot, a luke-warm romance, and a contrived plot “twist. Underlying commentary on the absurdity of relationships and halee fantasy loves are clear. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Probably not so much- but I had the urge to type out my own thoughts to cleanse my eyelids so that I might relinquish my own dreams tonight.

I was really disappointed in this book. This book explores the “what if” of that obsession, and takes it to a whole new, somewhat unhealthy level. I have always thought I was born in the wrong century; this vacation would be a dream for me.

The movie was so much fun

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