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Dear F-List



I saw this book at the bookstore today and immediately thought of you (well, most of you).

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? Source: The Official Site of Shannon Hale


And what women doesn't love the Colin Firth adaptation?

I like that the first letter in the last name of the story's heroine is the same as the author's.

And there is this blurb on the backcover:
"Adorable! This is the best tribute to obsessed Austen freaks (like me) that I've ever read" - Stephanie Meyer, author of Twilight and Eclipse


So, how do you "Austen freaks" feel that Meyer is one of you, too?
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And what women doesn't love the Colin Firth adaptation?

*raises hand* Here's one. ;) But then, I don't like the original novel much, either.
Hmmn. I adore the A&E Pride and Prejudice. None can ever compare. But, ironically, I like the whole package more than Darcy specifically. My taste in shallow Austen hero daydreaming tends more towards Mr. Knightley as portrayed by Jeremy Northam (see icon). Haha.

That's a fun premise for a book, though personally (and oddly) I'm not jumping at the bit to read it.
I've read a similar book called By a Lady by Amanda Elyot where the main character gets transported back in time to Jane Austen's day and actually means Jane Austen.

There is a weird part in the book where she spends the night at some nobleman's house and they have kamasutra-inspired sex.....

...yeah. :p

This is a book I'd probably read.
There is a weird part in the book where she spends the night at some nobleman's house and they have kamasutra-inspired sex.....

*scribbles down title and author*

Not saying that I don't believe you, but I'm going to have to investigate your claims. ;)
Found it! The chapter in question is at the end of "Book the Second".

Statue from Pompeii with prominent phallus? Check.
Cheesy line ("Is there room for two?)? Check.
Perfect globes? Check.
Comedic trouser removal? Check.
Harden/Erect nipples? Check and check. (Actually I think that took place in the chapter before when they start making-out in the rain.)

Didn't stay around to read the whole scene. Too many people in the bookstore. :p
And what women doesn't love the Colin Firth adaptation?

Not me. I actually prefer KK's version which was more about Elizabeth Bennett than her love interest. But my best Mr Darcy will always be the Darcy of the book itself - who was a social misfit and not the Don Juan of the BBC series.