Austenland review ´ 104

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Download ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook à Shannon Hale She suspects with the actors who are playing them It's all a game Jane knows And yet the longer she stays the her insecurities seem to fall away and the 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. I went into Austenland hoping for a fun and lighthearted book It delivered35 starsLike the main character Jane Hayes I am also a fan of Pride and Predjudice I read this book by Jane Austen at an early age and have loved historical romance since then When I saw friends on this site reading Austenland earlier this year I had to check it outJane Hayes is 32 single and has problems staying in relationships She’s obsessed with Mr Darcy and has unrealistic expectations for men Her rich great aunt finds out about her obsession and pays for an all inclusive trip to an estate in Great Britain called Pembrook ParkPembrook Park reenacts the lifestyle back in the 1800s with full dress manners balls and servants Jane cannot break character and must interact with gentleman and other ladies during this time periodIs everyone acting or is anyone real in this Darcy obsessed place And that’s where Jane starts having issues It looks like she loves New York City then she thought She’s getting bored with Whist walking around the gardens and embroideryThe dialogue was good the romance was fun and this was a uick book to read I will definitely read the second book in this series because I enjoyed how Shannon Hale weaved this funny and uirky romance set during the Regency times

Summary Austenland

Austenland review ´ 104 ↠ 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 beueaths her a trip to an English resort catering to Austen crazed women Jane's fantas 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 beueaths her a trip to an English res. I am a Pride and Prejudice snob I only like the BBC version with Colin Firth as Mr Darcy and Jennifer Ehle as Elizabeth Bennett While there are parts of the newer shorter harried and nuance free Hollywood version I enjoy like the supposed to be prettiest sister Jane who is actually much prettier than the actress in the BBC version every time I've watched it which I grant is only twice I feel angry afterwards First Kiera Knightly is NOT Elizabeth Bennett Elizabeth Bennett does not smile a ridiculous smile showing her bottom teeth all the time And she is not flat chested I mean come onwe're talking about the girl who woos Mr Darcy With those low cut gowns in style I'm guessing there was a little bit of oomph necessary to catch his eye That and a pair of fine eyes Mostly though the entire movie is rushed The actors spit out their lines in Gil Girls fashion important scenes are entirely cut out and then two minutes are devoted to watching Kiera Knightly spin on a swing FrustratingAnyways my point is and I do have one that there is only one good movie adaptationand it's six hours long and only strays and not really even strays just leaves out a few minor details slightly from the book So when the main character in Austenland Jane loved this movie as much as me I knew I could appreciate her32 year old Jane single and relationship challenged is obsessed with Mr Darcythe dreamy Colin Firth who walks across his magnificent grounds in a wet shirt after diving into a pond you know the scene The Colin FirthI mean Mr Darcy who beams at Elizabeth while she's turning pages for his sister Georgiana at the piano you know this scene too After her rich great aunt comes to visit her and subseuently finds her two disc DVDs hidden behind a houseplant Jane is surprised when she receives a call following her aunt's death from the probate attorney Instead of money her aunt leaves her an all expense paid for trip to an exclusive British resort where Jane will spend three weeks living the Regency period lifestyle in an attempt to fulfill and also hopefully expunge her Darcy obsessionI found the beginning of this book to be annoying Jane is too nervous and melodramatic and not all that likable For starters I have no idea why anyone would be ashamed of owning Pride and Prejudice Houseplants Please I'm thinking of fashioning my set up with a chain and wearing it around my neck See I'm a true fanHowever the three weeks she spends at Pembrook Park a NetherfieldPemberly esue manor with servants who can't speak to her empire wasted gowns gentleman that are actors or are they turns about the room walks on the grounds and a ball are simply fantastic The situations are entertaining the plot pleasantly twisty and the ending satisfyingShannon Hale writes a light hearted fantasy romance that is sure to please even the snobbiest Jane Austen fans As a warning do not expect a Jane Austen book While Hale does a fair job mimicking some of the dialogue the novel is thoroughly modern and much less subtle It is a romancetherefore extremely unlikely to be true Regardless when I turned the last page I had a smile on my face and said out loud That was fun

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AustenlandOrt catering to Austen crazed women Jane's fantasies of meeting the perfect Regency era gentleman suddenly become realer than she ever could have imaginedDecked out in empire waist gowns Jane struggles to master Regency etiuette and flirts with gardeners and gentlemen;or maybe even. I was so engrossed in this book I read it in an afternoon If I were still a teenager this would be the book I'd read over and overI hate this book SPOILER ALERTWhy I mean if it was so engrossing that I couldn't put it down why do I hate it Because Jane Hayes the main character is me except that she gets to live out my fantasy and gets the happy ending only found in Austen novelsJane is in her early 30s in a job she likes but does not love convinced she must embrace her spinsterhood So far so good I relate completely Her secret vice is Pride and Prejudice the BBC movie than the novel and she is in love with Mr Darcy For me it's Rhett Butler but the implication is there A great aunt spots this fantasy and beueaths to Jane a three week stay at Austenland a resort in England where people live like characters in an Austen novel I have always thought I was born in the wrong century; this vacation would be a dream for me Jane gets to live out her fantasy and deal with her obsession of Mr Darcy I get to read about itOkay differences Jane is beautiful; she turns heads At the beginning each chapter a synopsis is given of each of Jane's ex boyfriends There are 13 Plus her first love at age four and three other Guys If I were the main character there couldn't be so many chapters; only First Love Boyfriend #6 Guy Between #6 and 7 #7 #10 and maybe Guy After #12 would work in my story read the book you'll get how sad that is Jane makes out with the gardner attracts the men at Pembrokeit's all very ideal Without the same finesse and fine writing of Austen this book really ualifies as chicklit not fine literature Shannon Hale does echo an Austen like story Underlying commentary on the absurdity of relationships and women's fantasy loves are clear But the end is so inevitable and apparent you hope for a surprise twist She gets her guy in the end just like in Pride and PrejudiceSo why do I hate it Jane Hayes goes to Austenland hoping to rid herself of the dream that one day she'll meet her Mr Darcy and be swept off her feet I really hoped this book would put to rest the romantic ideal I and many other women harbour That finally there would be a book where the heroine found happiness without a man Instead this book perpetuates the dream To a 'tee'And I have to return to the real world