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A Little Tete a Tete

June 23, 2011

Review: Rude Awakenings of a Jane Austen Addict, By Laurie Viera Rigler

Before I get this review started, I think it is only fair that you know the following: I love this author! Not only is Laurie Viera Rigler a kind, generous person, she has an amazing way with words. Plus, is there anything better than a novel that involves time travel AND Jane Austen, I ask you? I think not.

Who is Laurie Viera Rigler?

Laurie Viera Rigler is the best-selling author of the award-winning Jane Austen Addict Series, which includes Confessions of a Jane Austen Addict and Rude Awakenings of a Jane Austen Addict. While Rigler’s Jane Austen Addict series has been very popular, she has also written Sex and the Austen Girl, Jane Austen Made Me Do It, as well as non-Jane Austen related books. One thing is for certain – Laurie has a serious case of Jane Austen Fever (JAF). But, who doesn’t, right?

MY REVIEW

Have you ever thought of what it might be like to travel through time back to the era in which Jane Austen lived, or visa versa? Have you ever wondered what it would feel like to be transported into the body and life of someone else? Would you like it? Rigler’s Jane Austen Addict series gives you an enticing taste of what that might be like.

Now it must be said, this novel is the counterpart for Confessions of a Jane Austen Addict. While the last book covered Courtney Stone being transported back in time to the Regency era in the form of Jane Mansfield, Rude Awakenings of a Jane Austen Addict gives the reader the other perspective of Jane Mansfield in Courtney Stone’s world.

As you can imagine, it’s quite the rude awakening for Jane, a genteel from Regency England. Courtney is of the modern world, and as such Jane is exposed to the ways of that world. Will she survive?

Just as Jane finds Courtney’s life confusing and strange, Courtney’s life finds Jane – with her odd way of speaking and behaviors – to be the same. In fact, Courtney’s friends aren’t sure what has come over her.

As the novel continues, Jane is able to adapt to her newfound situation, and she begins to enjoy it, even though it’s terrifying. Will she fall in love? Will she want to stay? You must read to find out! I’d hate to spoil the good parts.

THE PROVERBIAL BOTTOM LINE:

If you are looking for a wildly adventurous, witty, romantic, feel-good read that respectfully captures the essence of Jane Austen, you simply must read Rude Awakenings of a Jane Austen Addict this summer.

I must say, this is one of best books I’ve read in a while, which is saying a lot. Rigler is a master of transporting the reader into the story. Literally, I could not put it down. At this point, I can only beg Laurie to write another book!

If you are interested, you can find Rude Awakenings of a Jane Austen Addict on Amazon.com:

Thank you Laurie for letting me read your wonderful novel!

Disclaimer: Please note that I did not receive monetary compensation for this post. I received a sample of the product in order to write a fair and honest review. The opinions expressed in this review are my own and were not influenced in any way.

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