Confessions of a Jane Austen Addict

Confessions of a Jane Austen Addict - Laurie Viera Rigler I have recently noticed that the local bookstore has added quite many Austen related books to their collection; first I found P&P&Zombies, then Mr. Darcy, Vampyre, and now this. I hope this flow of books continues even though it is BAD for my wallet. I visited the bookstore many times and everytime I hold this book in my hands but never bought it. Finally one day during my free lesson I went to the bookstore and bought it. And I am happy I did so,I read some reviews from Goodreads before I started to read this book and because of that I did not really have high expectations towards this book (the book has only 2.99 average on Goodreads). I was positively suprised by the outcome. The idea of the book is great, a LA girl Courtney, suffering for a broke up has hit the Austen books, once again. One day she wakes up from a weird bed and pretty soon notices that she is not at LA, she is at regency England in a totally weird body to her. She is now Jane Mansfield, a 30 year old daughter of Mr. And Mrs. Mansfield. She has new body, new accent but her own LA memories. As the time goes by she meets a lot of new people to her. As the time goes by Courtney's memories start to mix up with Jane's memories and Courney starts to get more and more clues of the life Jane lived before she took her place.Since this book is Austen related, it must have a gorgeous, a little mysterious hero. In this book this hero is Mr. Edgeworth who reminds me a lot of Mr. Darcy, which is always a good thing. Courtney feels strong attraction towards Edgeworth, but when she starts to get more and more memories of Jane to her head she understands that the must be something mysterious in Edgeworth since Jane did not like him very much. If you have read Pride and Prejudice you probably guess that in the end, Edgeworth is the good guy. The mystery behind Edgeworth's character is well built. The characters of this book are likable and they remind me a lot of the characters of different Austen novels.As an Austen addict, the events of this book would be a dream come true to me. I again started to wish that I could have a time machine to go to 19th century England, at least for a while. The book considers the situation of women in the 19th century society. Probably everyone knows that the situation was not good but because of novels like Pride and Prejudice I still see that era and century as a time of glory and it is something I would love to experience. I can identify with Courtney. Her addiction to Austen is similar to my addiction and I loved it. Confessions of a Jane Austen addict is funny, addictive and it made me want to read some Austen... again.