Solving a Mystery or Playing a Romance – Which Would You Choose?
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
Source: Review Copy from Publisher
Even a year after her divorce, Charlotte Kinder still feels inadequate, numb, and culpable. With a cheating ex-husband who’s marrying his mistress and two children that take her for granted, Charlotte realizes it’s time do something special for herself, something to get her out of her post-divorce funk, something to help her escape… Charlotte decides to indulge in an Austenland holiday – complete with corsets, cravats, and Miss Charming – that’s right Miss Charming returns in this novel, “what-what?”
To be within the gates of Pembrook Park once again – what a glorious delight! And to see so many familiar faces – the flirtatious Colonel Andrews, fussy Mrs. Wattlesbrook, and the life of any party, Miss Charming – was an unexpected surprise. For those of you who have not yet read Austenland, it is about one woman’s (Jane Hayes) experience in Pembrook Park, a country estate in Kent, where guests get to “experience” living in 1816. With actors, costumes, proper etiquette, and a private ball – this vacation is any Janeite’s dream come true! (Note: These novels can be read out of order, but I’d recommend reading Austenland first – if you haven’t done so already!)