knight_ander (knight_ander) wrote,

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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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