Jane and Austen Kindle Edition
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I love, love, loved this book. It was so much fun from the very beginning. I really enjoyed going on Jane with her journey to find love. There were some laugh out loud moments, some cringe worthy moments and some sighing with happiness moments as she stumbles through different "suitors" who just so happen to have similar characteristics to heroes and villains from Jane Austen's novels.
I lost sleep to stay up and read this book but it was totally worth it. The only other book I have read by this author was Prank Wars and I enjoyed this one much more because I feel like the author has grown and this book was much, much less confusing.
Some of the story was predictable but there were some twists and turns I didn't see coming. If you enjoy authors who modernize Jane Austen stories I HIGHLY recommend this one. I'm so glad I happened to see the author tweet she had a new book out or I may have missed out on this FANTASTIC story.
I'm so sad it's over.
I gave it 4.5 instead of the full 5 because I wish she wouldn't have called what was happening a curse but more of a coincidence. Had a character in the story not explained it that way I may have stopped reading.
If you liked this I recommend My Own Mr. Darcy
I'm really not sure how to summarize this one since there is so much going on. Suffice to say, it was a hodge-podge of scenes and situations with the main theme being a clash of ideals. Jane promotes romance as the end all be all of life, but unfortunately the young guy, Austen, she is crushing on sees her as friend material- time stamped summer friend material in that 'fun while it lasted' type of situation. Austen leaves to pursue a career on the other side of the country without a backward glance and Jane is left bewildered and disillusioned a bit.
Fast forward six months and now the hotel is hosting the wedding for Jane's friend, Taylor, and British wealthy businessman, Chuck Bigley. The staff and Jane are working feverishly to have things set up, Austen returns out of the blue to help his parents by doing the books for the hotel and gets roped into helping with the wedding, and finally the guests start to arrive. And, then it begins...
Jane is left racing around putting out fires, dealing with quirky guests and impossible situations all the while arguing with Austen over their opinions of romance and learning in tough ways that maybe Austen has a point about her idea of romance are best left to the books and movies. Things crazily come to a boiling point and then blow. Will Jane be able to pick up the pieces.
Now, my thoughts...
Honestly, I felt it was dizzying, sometimes irritating or humorous, but only mildly enjoyable. There were some good things going on- The madcap moments particularly when the parents got into their sniping or the mischievous Harry flirted and pulled his pranks. The friendly camaraderie scenes. The fun of figuring out which character matched with their Austen novel counterparts and seeing a few favorite novel scenes tucked in here and there. Even some of the big mess moments that Jane got herself into. Unfortunately, it wasn't all good. It suffered from too much of a good thing and not enough of the right things. The huge cast of characters, their development and their stories were all great, fun, interesting, etc, but they only managed to bury the main story of Jane and Austen so that their romance wasn't developed enough to convince me they had a romance. There were a couple of good solid scenes for them, but that's true of Jane and her other guy interests too.
And just a warning that patience is needed when it comes to the heroine- at least for possible readers like me. Jane drove me nuts. I know she was supposed to be this hopeless romantic that doesn't really get romance and I got it that she is a comedic role too, but I never really wanted to laugh nor did I feel amused by her 'meet cutes' and 'moments'. I didn't often sympathize with her and many times just wanted to shake her until her teeth rattled for being so clueless. The author led things in a way that allowed the reader to work out all the secrets and relationship twists long before poor blind Jane does so I got impatient waiting for her to catch up. I will concede that the girl isn't mean spirited and she has a huge heart. She also had the good taste to fall for the worthy guy too.
The narrator had a tough job in that she must have had about twenty characters to keep sorted as things moved quickly in a scene and also from scene to scene. It would have been a huge feat to get it perfect. I felt that most of the character voices are more like caricatures of themselves if that makes sense. For instance, Taylor always sounds like she's hyper-ventilating even when she is just quietly sad or hurt or angry. It was distracting and it drowned out the story sometimes.
All in all, I really do think Austenesque lovers will have a good time with this montage of the novels in a modern story and the sweet romance means it will have wider appeal to even a young adult audience. I felt it took on too much leaving a not so tight plot, but it still managed to offer a madcap series of events that were entertaining.
All of Stephanie's books are great so be sure to check them out!
This book was hilarious and adorable. It has quirky but likable characters, who don't always make the stupid choice just because it will add drama to the book (a pet peeve of mine with a lot of romance novels). Fun Jane Austen references are scattered all over the place.
More than anything, though, I love Fowers' sense of comedic and romantic timing. I've read several of her books, and she consistently manages to make me laugh aloud.
This book wasn't life-changing for me, which is why I give it 4.5 stars instead of 5, but I definitely recommend it to any of my friends who like romantic comedy. It's a step above most of the romance fare I've read in the last couple of years.
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