Midnight In Austenland

February 6, 2012

Midnight In Austenland
By: Shannon Hale
272 Pages

When Charlotte Kinder treats herself to a two-week vacation at Austenland, she happily leaves behind her ex-husband and his delightful new wife, her ever-grateful children, and all the rest of her real life in America. She dons a bonnet and stays at a country manor house that provides an immersive Austen experience, complete with gentleman actors who cater to the guests' Austen fantasies.

Everyone at Pembrook Park is playing a role, but increasingly, Charlotte isn't sure where roles end and reality begins. And as the parlor games turn a little bit menacing, she finds she needs more than a good corset to keep herself safe. Is the brooding Mr. Mallery as sinister as he seems? What is Miss Gardenside's mysterious ailment? Was that an actual dead body in the secret attic room? And-perhaps of the most lasting importance-could the stirrings in Charlotte's heart be a sign of real-life love? --- bn.com

I am saddened to say this, but I wasn't able to get into this book. Being a fan of Jane Austen, I thought I would devour this book and enjoy every minute. Sadly, I was wrong. I have no idea if it's because this book is a sequel to Austenland, which I haven't read. I don't know why I wasn't able to finish this book, but I wasn't.

Jane Austen has a large and dedicated following. I am hoping they are able to love this book and enjoy every minute of it. 


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