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CONFESSIONS OF A JANE AUSTEN ADDICT won a Publishers Weekly Listen Up Award and was nominated for a Regency World Award for Best New Fiction.
RUDE AWAKENINGS OF A JANE AUSTEN ADDICT was nominated for a Romantic Times Reviewers' Choice Award for Best Mainstream Fiction.
Peeking Between the Pages named RUDE AWAKENINGS OF A JANE AUSTEN ADDICT one of its 10 Favorite Books of 2009 AND the author as one of its five favorite authors.
Historical-Fiction.com named RUDE AWAKENINGS OF A JANE AUSTEN ADDICT as the "MOST ENTERTAINING" book of 2009.
Austenprose named RUDE AWAKENINGS OF A JANE AUSTEN ADDICT its #1 Austenesque book of 2009.
Living Read Girl named RUDE AWAKENINGS OF A JANE AUSTEN ADDICT as one of the best books of 2009.
Here are selected reviews of RUDE AWAKENINGS OF A JANE AUSTEN ADDICT, CONFESSIONS OF A JANE AUSTEN ADDICT, and the web series inspired by the novels, SEX AND THE AUSTEN GIRL. (For more reviews, click on the title of the book on the menu bar above).
USA Today (Confessions review)
Publishers Weekly (Rude Awakenings review)
"delightful sequel...romantically suspenseful"
The Guardian (Confessions review)
Bookreporter.com (Rude Awakenings review)
"Both books are absolutely uproariously funny."
The Observer (Confessions review)
"I spent a blissful day with it."
Historial Novels Review (Rude Awakenings review)
"Blending humor, love, and exploration of identity and destiny, Rude Awakenings is a colorful look at this genre. The ultimate question is answered:
can a 19th-century girl survive in a morally
Library Journal (Confessions review)
"Janites will adore the underlying P&P story and romantic comedy tropes, while all readers will enjoy the honest, nitty-gritty details of early 19th-century life."
In Style (Rude Awakenings review)
"Plenty of modern Mr Darcys and romantic entanglements."
The Independent (Confessions review)
"Rigler adds her fun-filled share to Austen's "bit of ivory", showing her legacy to be alive and kicking in contemporary writing."
Tubefilter (Sex and the Austen Girl review)
"Each episode is a fairly terse dialogue on love, dating and romance."
Good Housekeeping (Confessions review)
"Compared to ours, Regency-era plumbing was very bad, and its courtships very good."
Publishers Weekly (Rude Awakenings review)
Publishers Weekly (Confessions review)
"…breezy debut novel.…a winner."
The Daily Basics (review of Confessions, Rude Awakenings, & Sex and the Austen Girl
"Besides the books being totally delightful and fabulous reads, Rigler and Babelgum (a media video network) have married up on a truly remarkable idea. They’ve produced 20 2-3 minute episodes starring the two swapped ladies. ...Brilliant, charming and absolutely intriguing!"
JASNA News (Rude Awakenings review)
"Surely it is more difficult to surprise a modern reader with an entertaining description of a clock radio, a freeway, or a cappuccino (and it would be spoiling the fun to reveal her narrative descriptions of ordinary occurrences), than it is to reward our curiosity about Regency life. Humor is, of course, one of the immediate rewards for viewing the familiar with alienation. In addition to being funny, however, the historical detachment of Rude Awakenings, although it is set in modern LA, may make it more Austen-like than its predecessor."
Disfunction Magazine (Sex and the Austen Girl review)
"The two women humorously compare the differences in the love lives of women between their two different eras. Despite the playful treatment social taboos (like marrying your cousin!), "Sex and The Austen Girl" also explores the power of Jane Austen's words, even in the year 2010."
Nostalgically Yours (Sex and the Austen Girl review)
"a very accurate but humorous comparison between the lifestyles of Jane Austen's time and the modern day...delightful."
College Candy (Rude Awakenings review)
"a great, feel-good read, with tons of laughs"
Bookpage (Confessions review)
"A page-turner of a novel composed with remarkable assurance by a promising new author."
Jane Austen's Regency World (online edition; Confessions and Rude Awakenings reviews)
CONFESSIONS: "intensity, candor and humorous insight"
RUDE AWAKENINGS: "a cheeky comedy with a message"
Sarah Maclean, New York Times best-selling novelist (Sex and the Austen Girl review)
MSN (Confessions review)
"Charming and funny."
Choice (Confessions review)
"A witty and enjoyable take on the structures and conventions of Austen's novels."
Deseret News (Rude Awakenings review)
"The right mix of humor and human nature... the perfect summer read."
Jane Austen's Regency World (print edition; Confessions review)
"snappy, fresh and often laugh-out-loud funny"
St. Petersburg Times (Confessions review)