Laurie Viera Rigler

The Complete Jane Austen Addict

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In Confessions of a Jane Austen Addict we meet Courtney Stone, a typical, modern LA girl — that is, until she wakes up one morning in Regency England in the body of Jane Mansfield. At first she thinks she must be dreaming — maybe she's read all of Jane Austen's books a few too many times — but as time goes on she finds there is a lot she needs to get to grips with: a new accent, a new body, a wicked new 'mother', and most excitingly, a new man in her life: the dashing, dishy Charles Edgeworth. But is he a Darcy, a Wickham, or merely a confusing distraction? As Courtney trips through the social minefield of life in Jane Austen's England she wonders: Will she ever get her twenty-first century, west-coast life back — and does she even want to?
In Rude Awakenings of a Jane Austen Addict we get the other side of the story: Jane
Mansfield, a gentleman's daughter in 1813 England, has long wished to escape a
life in which career choices are limited to wife or maiden aunt. But awakening
one morning in twenty-first-century Los Angeles — in the body of someone called
Courtney Stone — is not exactly what she had in mind. The only thing Jane
appears to have in common with Courtney is a love
for the novels of Jane Austen. But are the wise words of her favourite novelist
enough to guide her through this bewildering new world? And what is she to make
of Courtney's attentive friend Wes, who is as attractive and confusing as the
man who broke her heart back home? As Courtney's romantic entanglements become
her own, Jane wonders: Would she actually be better off back in Regency England
— and will she ever be able to return?
These delightfully modern comedies of manners will appeal
to Austen fans everywhere who want a great read to
curl up with. PLUS enjoy Jane Austen's classic Pride and Prejudice!
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