Tuesday, August 11, 2015
Rude Awakenings of a Jane Austen Addict by Laurie Viera Rigler, 289 pages
This book is the story of Jane Mansfield, who is an upper class young woman from England in 1813. She wakes up after a fall to find herself in the life of Courtney Stone, a woman in Los Angeles in 2009. The modern world is overwhelming, but Jane finds herself enjoying many aspects, including showers, electricity, more Jane Austen stories (and even televised!) and freedom from her mother. However, Courtney's life is a mess and Jane uses her Regency Period sensibilities to try to straighten it out. Ahh, summer escapist fiction.