Sunday, May 23, 2010

Book review: for Jane Austen Addicts

Confessions of a Jane Austen Addict & Rude Awakenings of a Jane Austen Addict, both by Laurie Viera Rigler.

I read Confessions a few years ago, and enjoyed its fanciful premise: a modern-day woman, Courtney, is transported back to Regency England and finds herself trapped in the body and life of a young woman of the time, Jane.
Imagine my delight to find the "sequel," Awakenings, which tells the other side of the story - Jane's experiences in Courtney's life and times. So the stories are a little fluffy, and there's the whole unrealistic time travel aspect. So what? These books are fun diversions and made me look at life in modern America and in Regency England in new ways.

1 comment:

Kate said...

This reminds me of a movie called "Lost in Austen" in which a young woman is transported into the body of Elizabeth Bennett from "Pride & Prejudice" and Elizabeth into her body in the modern day. It was a little slow to get going, but it turned out to be interesting to see what messes she made of the lives of the Bennett family and the other characters and how she fixed them. I'd give it a 6 on a scale of 1-10.