Book: Midnight in Austenland by Shannon Hale
For: Fun (Support Local Authors)
From: I bought it from Amazon, and got it signed at Barnes and Noble!
I don't really have a whole lot to say about this book except that it was a lot of fun! It takes place in the same setting as the first book, Austenland, but it's a totally different story with totally different characters. (If there were some cross over characters, I didn't notice mostly because I've forgotten all the characters in the first book!)
In this book we have Charlotte who is mourning the loss of her first marriage. She needs to find herself. She reads Jane Austen and becomes enamored! So she decides to getaway from reality for awhile and immerse herself into all things Austen-ish. She's willing to play the game, including falling in pretend love, and solving the "for fun" mystery.
But then the for fun mystery begins to turn a little too much real! And maybe even the pretend love too!
Ah mysteries. I just don't get them. But I know that many of you love them, and this one was a really simple "cute" one. Cute? Yeah, I can't decide how else to describe it! But it's a mystery and you'll probably figure it out, but that's okay because that's not the point.
The point is the fun witty writing that we all love so much about Shannon Hale and the throw back to all things Jane Austen and the dream of having a few weeks to pretend like we live in this time. That's the point, and I had a blast with that!
Bottom line: Totally enjoyable!
The Story Girl