CONFESSIONS OF A JANE AUSTEN ADDICT by Laurie Viera Rigler
After nursing a broken engagement with Jane Austen novels and Absolute, Courtney Stone wakes up and finds herself not in her Los Angeles bedroom or even in her own body, but inside the bedchamber of a woman in Regency England. Who but an Austen addict like herself could concoct such a fantasy?
Not only is Courtney stuck in another woman's life, she is forced to pretend she actually is that woman: and despite knowing nothing about her, she manages to fool even the most astute observer. But not even her level of Austen mania has prepared Courtney for the chamber pots and filthy couching inns of nineteenth-century England, let alone the realities of being a single woman who much fen off suffocating chaperons, condom less seducers and marriages of convenience. This looking-glass Austen world is not without its charms, however. There are journeys to Bath and London, balls in the Assembly Rooms, and the enigmatic Mr. Edgeworth, who may not be a familiar species of philanderer after all. But when Courtney's borrowed brain servers up memories that are not her own, the ultimate identity crisis ensues. Will she ever get her real life back, and does she even want to?
MY THOUGHTS: Great book!!! I am actually considering (after the past two books) reading Jane Austen's books. I have heard of Pride and Predjudice but never really thought I would read it... however now... I am looking forward to going to the library and seeing what is so special about the book. Maybe the fact that the past 2 books have been scened in 1800-1900 times that is so intriging to me. OK back to THIS BOOK... I loved how the character compared 20th century stuff to the daily tasks that the pre-1900s had. I recommend this one!