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Confessions of a Jane Austen Addict by Laurie Viera Rigler
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Nov 26, 2011

it was ok

Whilst I enjoy Jane Austen and reread Pride and Prejudice from time to time, I am nowhere near a Jane Austen Addict. This book is not my usual reading fare, and perhaps my enjoyment suffered because of that. I know this book predates Lost in Austen, which for some reason I didn't enjoy either. I found myself wanting more from this. Sassy 21st century Californian Courtney is somehow thrust back to become Jane Mansfield in 1813 in Jane Austen's England. Enough of a culture clash that there should be a wealth of material. Courtney/Jane is naturally obsessed with the lack of modern conveniences- indoor plumbing, female sanitary items, and makeup- she really misses makeup- and vodka. The whole time travel bit is quite confusing, and the end not particularly clear. I think the whole book can be summed up by a sentence on page 97 ""I'm stuck inside a romance novel with pretensions to Jane Austen."" indeed.

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