Monday, February 24, 2014

"Austenland" (A Austen Ashley Review)

Hello Peeps!!!!

  Sorry about not blogging last week. I just finished the most amazing book and had to share it with yall. "Austenland" by Shannon Hale, is a must read for any lover of Jane Austen or Mr. Darcy. This book will have you laughing and wishing Austenland was a real place, which unfortunately it isn't I looked, lol.







Here is the summary taken from Goodreads......

   "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 love life: no real man can compare. But 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, Jane struggles to master 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 fall away, and the more she wonders: Is she about to kick the Austen obsession for good, or could all her dreams actually culminate in a Mr. Darcy of her own?"

Jane Hayes is obsessed with Colin Firth as Mr. Darcy and her obsession as ruined a lot of relationships for her. When she gets the chance to go and live out her Austen fantasy, she knows she can't pass up this opportunity, if she wants to get over her obsession. When she gets there fantasy starts messing with reality and she can't tell what is real and what is fake anymore. Can she find her Mr. Darcy or will the fantasy be too much for her? You got to read to find out.

This is such an amazing book and you will want to read it again and again. Every girl dreams of a Mr. Darcy of her own and any lover of Jane Austen will love this book. Shannon did such a wonderful job on making Austen lovers proud and I would like to think Jane Austen would have loved this book as well. Plus if you haven't seen the movie "Austenland" yet, I highly recommend it. Yes it is a little different from the book, but it is just as funny and amazing.

Happy Reading!!!!

  Ashley

Rating: 5/5 Austenland cast.....























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