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. Austenland is a novel by Shannon Hale, published on May 9, by Bloomsbury. It is first in her Austenland series. A film based on the novel was released in. The beloved novel set at a Jane Austen fantasy resort, from New York Times- bestselling author Shannon Hale. Recently adapted into the romantic comedy.

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If you are a Jane Austen fan From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Jane is in her austeenland 30s, in a job she likes but does not love, convinced she must embrace her spinsterhood. This website uses cookies to improve user experience. For information on how we process your data, read our Privacy Policy. Any thoughts on the matter? At first I thought maybe the irony was intentional.

ausetnland The same issues I have with all of the similar characters to her that seem to be cropping up more and more in this type of book or movie. Jane Hayes goes to Austenland hoping to rid herself of the dream that one day she’ll meet her Mr.

Review of “Austenland” by Shannon Hale | Rhapsody in Books Weblog

I’m just going to tell you that haoe you love Jane Austen then you definitely should read this!!! All in all a worthy and enjoyable guilty pleasure. Actually, Shannon Hale can just write better than this period. Darcy as played by Colin Firth that no man she meets in real life can measure up. It helps if you have at least a basic knowledge of the storylines of her books, because the author references them from time to time and …more No need to.


So if you like those movies, this may be the book for you. I guess I’ll never know This is chick lit, yes, so there’s a bit of treacle and a bit of “I’m a strong, independent woman This is not only an Austen theme park — attendees must actually participateaustenlamd dressing, talking, and acting as if they were living in 19th-Century Regency England.

Austenland Series

Since this is an expensive proposition, the home, the clothes, the food, the staff of actors, the horses even our heroine Jane Hayes is lucky enough to receive such austenkand trip from a great aunt who wishes to both indulge Jane and shake her out of her romantic fixation of Firth’s Darcy.

It was cute and I at halee felt a little bit of payoff for finishing the book. See all 6 questions about Austenland…. Julie Read Handed says: Nichols No need to. The movie was so much fun Darcy of Pride and Prejudice and her slow realization that fantasies do come true.

She dismisses the other clients, and at first doesn’t even want to participate at all, instead sneaking off to the employee housing and making out with a gardener named Martin who she catches watching basketball.


This book is so entertaining.

You thought about this book waaaaaay more than I did. The heroine austenlxnd this story, however, Jane Hayes, age 33, does indeed have distress in her life.

I crept quietly up the dark stairway, entered my room and tried my very best to shut the door silently behind me. You can unsubscribe from newsletters at any time by clicking the unsubscribe link in any newsletter.

Though austenlanf a laugh on nearly every page-Hale, like Austen, is adept at subtly skewering the ridiculous-there’s also the more serious story of a woman learning the difference between fantasy and reality, and discovering that real life can be better than your dreams. Her obsession for Mr. Cell phones are a big NO, though. And the Goodreads average rating for this book is not great.

Plus her “first love” at age four and three other “Guys”. But Jane isn’t like those other women, those shallow, rich women. She was really intense.

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