Top critical review
Two and a Half Stars
on September 5, 2017
I think the book is misclassified by Amazon. I would call it a Romance for teens. It is a light read and easy to get through. The plot revolves around a place in England where well-to-do people, maybe just women, go to live a fantasy life in Jane Austen's time and "life." They wear period clothing, assume different names, etc. Some of the people, most I think, are actors who get paid and others seem to be single and married women who pay for the privilege of living in Austenland. The ones who pay don't know who are actors and who are paying customers. The point of going to this place seems to be to find true love and get a proposal.
I found the book rather frothy and silly with an easy to predict ending. Several people I know and reviewers really liked it which is why I bought it. I'm giving it 3 stars, but the more I think about it, it should be 2.5.