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"Laurie Viera Rigler... says fans never tire of new interpretations. 'Jane Austen wrote just six books, and they want more, more, more.'"
AUDIO: WAMC Northeast Public Radio
"Laurie Viera Rigler further explores her literary passion in 'Rude Awakenings of a Jane Austen Addict.'"
The Daily Star
"You may find yourself laughing out loud."
From the Blogosphere and Online Communities
The 818 Now
"I receive tons of books in the mail....I couldn’t resist taking this gem home. And I’m glad I did."
Austenprose (favorite books of 2009)
"1. Rude Awakenings of a Jane Austen Addict, by Laurie Viera Rigler"
“I found out that not knowing is the best place for me to be. If you can embrace not knowing in a playful manner wondrous, magical things can happen.”
"After all, isn't that what everyone tells us, how the odds are solidly against our ever getting our first novel published? Glad I didn't listen to the naysayers. And if anyone who's reading this is also writing a novel, don't you listen either. Because as my teacher reminded me, someone wins the jackpot every week!"
Historical-Fiction.com (favorite books of 2009)
"MOST ENTERTAINING: Rude Awakenings of a Jane Austen Addict by Laurie Viera Rigler...Laurie’s set of time travel novels are so laugh-out-loud funny! I love the modern, chick-lit feel of them intertwined with the nostalgic Regency flavor."
"I...simply loved it, just as I loved her first novel, Confessions of a Jane Austen Addict."
Jane Austen Today (author interview)
"I get something new out of reading Austen every time I close one of her books. I learn something new about myself, about the people in my life, about human nature and all its beauty and flaws and potential for greatness, about the human heart and its capacity for love and growth and change."
Jane Austen Today (feature on website)
"This site has more bells and whistles than my budgerigar's cage."
Journeys in Ink (guest post)
"I discovered something about my need to know it all while working on my second novel, RUDE AWAKENINGS OF A JANE AUSTEN ADDICT. Basically, I found that when I thought I knew what was 'supposed to happen' next in my story, nothing would come out on the page. I was blocked."
"Austen's stories are about self-discovery and self-mastery and love as the great reward for both. She makes witty and insightful comments on human nature in all its folly and majesty while weaving plots that are complex and deeply satisfying. Human nature hasn't changed at all since the days of horse-drawn carriages--we still crave a page-turning tale that takes us outside of ourselves while leaving us with the feeling that perhaps we know ourselves and our fellow humans a little better by the time we close the book. And we still want to believe that love will be our reward. All of that is what makes Austen timeless."
Living Read Girl
"a dash of fantasy and clever social satire"
Living Read Girl (best books of 2009)
"the sequel to...Confessions of a Jane Austen Addict took the anticipated time travel perspective of an Austen era single gal into our modern world and nearly topped herself into the bargain."
Peeking Between the Pages (Favorite Books of 2009)
"Favorites (in no particular order): Rude Awakenings of a Jane Austen Addict.
Favorite authors this year (in no particular order): Laurie Viera Rigler"
Peeking Between the Pages
"Who'd want to be a "real" writer anyway, if it means being confined by dogma and compulsion?"
Pride and Prejudice (2005) Blog
"The medium of film and the medium of literature are so different, that it simply isn't possible to simply transfer a book to a screen. Even a five-hour extravaganza like the 1995 BBC PRIDE AND PREJUDICE, easily the most faithful of all the adaptations, deviated to some degree from the text."
Stephanie's Written Word (guest post)
" Have you ever wondered how our dating rules and rituals today might look to someone from Jane Austen’s England? This is a question I thought about constantly while writing my new novel, RUDE AWAKENINGS OF A JANE AUSTEN ADDICT."