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Book Review: Rude Awakenings of a Jane Austen Addict by Laurie Viera Rigler

Posted on: May 24, 2012

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I had a hard time with this book. Generally I enjoy this type of time-travel story, where the main character is out of her time and her surroundings are foreign to her. I thoroughly enjoyed the prequel to this book (Confessions of a Jane Austen Addict), and was looking forward to reading this.

But in this story, the constant descriptions of modern items in Regency-era terms became tiring. And honestly, the main character, Jane Mansfield, seemed to become too quickly accustomed to using a computer, a coffee maker, and other modern conveniences. The plot was confusing, and quite frankly, not that interesting. I never did fully understand the relationships between Courtney, Frank and Wes. Maybe that was because it has been so long since I read the first book?

Overall, I was disappointed. Maybe I should stick with stories of modern characters going back in time, rather than the other way around.


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