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Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Wonderful Win: Austenland by Shannon Hale

Austenland by Shannon Hale

Publisher: Bloomsbury

I won this book and a beautiful bookmark over at Mari Reads. She had a"show us your bookmarks contest" - and as I am a firm believer that - like books, you can never have too many bookmarks, I entered the contest! She also likes to knit and as I am a lover of anything that involves needles and thread/yarn I enjoy visiting her blog. Go check her out!

About the book: 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 Pride and Prejudice, is ruining her life. No real man can compare.

When a wealthy relative bequeaths her a trip to an English resort catering to Austen-crazed women, Jane's fantasies of meeting the perfect Regency-era gentleman suddenly become realer than she ever could have imagined. Decked out in empire-waist gowns, stripped of her modern appliances, Jane throws herself into mastering Regency etiquette and flirts with gardeners and gentlemen - or maybe even, she suspects, with the actors who are playing them.

It's all a game, Jane knows. And yet the longer she stays, the more her insecurities seem to vanish. Is she about to kick the Austen obsession for good, or could all her dreams actually culminate in a Mr. Darcy of her own?

With humor, charm, and perfect sympathy, award-winning author Shannon Hale delivers a novel that will delight every reader who has ever dreamed of escaping into Austenland. (from the book jacket)

About the author: Shannon Hale is the award-winning author of the young adult novels The Goose Girl, Enna Burning, River Secrets, and Princess Academy, a New York Times bestseller and a Newbery Honor Medalist. She is an avid Austen fan and admirer of men in breeches. She lives with her husband and two small children in Salt Lake City, Utah. (from book jacket)

Publisher/Publication Date: Bloomsbury/May 2007
ISBN-10: 1-59691-285-5
ISBN-13: 978-1-59691-285-4
194 pages


Mari said...

I am glad it got to you finally. Sorry for the delay. Enjoy! (And thanks for the kind words.)

Jess said...

This is a fun read, I hope you enjoy it.


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