Wednesday, November 2, 2011
Confessions and Rude Awakenings
When Courtney Stone, 21st century Cali girl, wakes up as Jane Mansfield, in 1815, she thinks its a dream. It's not. She has to learn how to deal with memories that aren't hers--those of a suitor named Edgeworth. Courtney struggles to figure out what happened to Jane and why the shift occurred. The rules of love are different and Courtney learns to understand them and what it means to respect herself. She learns that she cannot control what happens to her, but her response. Courtney enjoys parts of her new life, but finds other parts difficult--such as lack of technology and the limitations imposed on women. Ultimately, it's novel of a woman's search for love and self-worth/respect. I found it to be a delightful novel--for Jane Austen addicts. The author, is obviously one. As I am.
Rude Awakenings of a Jane Austen Addict is the parallel tale of Confessions of a Jane Austen Addict. Jane Mansfield, hopes to awaken to happiness in her 1815 English home. That's not the case. She rudely awakens (hence the title) in the apartment and body of Courtney Stone, LA chick all the way. Jane struggles more than Courtney does in her new life, but her friends help her out. It seems that Courtney left behind some tangled love issues, with Frank (her ex-boyfriend) and Wes (her best friend). Who is right for Courtney? Jane has to pick the right one and learn how to navigate the world that has developed so much since her time. I actually liked this one better than the first one. It gives more explanation as to why they switched. I won this book in a blog giveaway. I wish for all readers to always awaken to happiness.
VERY IMPORTANT QUESTION FOR FOLLOWERS: (PLEASE COMMENT)
I typically post 4-5 reviews at once. Do you prefer it this way? Or do you prefer 1-3 at once (with pictures)?
I am asking this because I might make the switch, so I need some insight. Thanks!
Posted by Rachel Rooney at 1:56 PM