Rude Awakenings of A Jane Austen Addict

Rude Awakenings of A Jane Austen Addict

A Novel

Book - 2009
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Jane Mansfield, a gentleman's daughter from Regency England, inexplicably awakens in an overly wired and morally confused L.A. with memories that are not her own and a friend named Wes--who is as attractive and confusing to Jane as the man who broke her heart back home.
Publisher: New York : Dutton, c2009
ISBN: 9780525950769
0525950761
Branch Call Number: Fiction Rig
Characteristics: 293 p. ; 24 cm

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artemishi
Jul 09, 2014

Rude Awakenings of a Jane Austen Addict was a very sweet, quick read. I really liked the premise (time travel, in reverse) and the positive, hopeful message of it. I thought Jane's observations on modern culture, women, romance and our polished view of the Regency era were spot-on. I also really liked her voice, which melded into a modern vocabulary (subtly) as it progressed.

I also got a kick out of the plot nods to Persuasion and Pride and Prejudice. I didn't read the precursor novel (in which a modern gal travels back to the Regency era) but I imagine it's also a fun romp.

You can easily read this in a weekend- it's fun and fluffy and, although predictable in most areas, a joyful and entertaining read.

I recommend it for fans of Jane Austen (especially if you loved Persuasion), modern romance/dating, happy endings, and musing on cultural differences (Regency vs now).

jdaigle3 Dec 17, 2012

A nice light read for those who enjoy their historical romances (particularly Regency era ones) with a twist

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cookiebear174
Jan 12, 2012

jane mansfield changed body with courtne7 stone and lived her life in her 21st century england. descriptive book and some very funny parts dealing with jane from 19th century dealing with computers/cellphones and relationship of people in the 21st century

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Cecilturtle
Nov 03, 2011

This book was exactly what I expected: fun! Actually, I was quite impressed by the amount of detail Rigler put into her book: everything from language mannerisms, to technological discoveries and reactions to customs and habits - she does a great job at creating an authentic experience which is both believable and amusing right down to the amnesia and reincarnation phenomena. There were definitely a few lapses which throw off the reader (Jane is, apparently, a fast learner). However, these are fairly rare. I also liked the parallel of eras regarding views toward marriage: not much changed it would seem and certainly not to advantage of women. A light heart-warming tale.

samdog123 Dec 22, 2009

This is the second title written by this author and you should read "Confessions of a Jane Austen Addict" first to get the gist of the characters and story. This builds upon the previous book, but here we deal with the future as Jane Mansfield ends up living Courteny Stone's life in 20th century America. Sound weird, but they are really fun stories and would appeal to anyone who enjoys reading about characters and time travel.

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