Is this book of the same caliber as Pride and Prejudice? Abso-fricken-lutely not. Did Shannon Hale in any way intend for it to be so? No. She wrote a sweet little frolic of a tale for all of us Austen lovers to have a little swoon over. And this Austen fan had just that.Read the rest of Allison's review < a href=http://theallureofbooks.blogspot.com/2010/06/review-austenland-by-shannon-hale-jane.html>here, and pick up a copy of Austenland today; you won't regret it!
Any self-respecting Austen girl worth her Darcy daydreams will fall in love with Jane Hayes on the first page. Because, my friends, Jane has a secret. She is a Pride-and-Prejudice-BBC-movie-watching-Jane-Austen-book-reading fanatic. Aren’t we all?
Saturday, June 5, 2010
Snippet: "Austenland' from Allison
The Allure of Books has this to say about Shannon Hale's Austenland: