Jane Austen Addict

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Confessions of a Jane Austen Addict Publisher's Summary

After nursing a broken engagement with Jane Austen novels and Absolut, Courtney Stone wakes up and finds herself not in her Los Angeles bedroom, or even in her own body, but inside the bedchamber of a woman in Regency England. Who but an Austen addict like herself could concoct such a fantasy?

Not only is Courtney stuck in another woman's life, she is forced to pretend she actually is that woman. And despite knowing nothing about her, she manages to fool even the most astute observer. But not even her love of Jane Austen has prepared Courtney for the chamber pots and filthy coaching inns of 19th-century England, let alone the realities of being a single woman who must fend off suffocating chaperones, condomless seducers, and marriages of convenience. Enter the enigmatic Mr. Edgeworth, who fills Courtney's borrowed brain with confusing memories that are clearly not her own.

Try as she might to control her mind and find a way home, Courtney cannot deny that she is becoming this other woman - and being this other woman is not without its advantages, especially in a looking-glass Austen world. And especially with a suitor who may not turn out to be a familiar species of philanderer after all.

©2007 Laurie Viera Rigler; (P)2007 Penguin Audio, a member of Penguin Group (USA), Inc. and Books on Tape. All rights reserved.
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  • Book 1

    • Confessions of a Jane Austen Addict

    • By: Laurie Viera Rigler
    • Narrated by: Orlagh Cassidy
    • Length: 7 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
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    After nursing a broken engagement with Jane Austen novels and Absolut, Courtney Stone wakes up and finds herself not in her Los Angeles bedroom, or even in her own body, but inside the bedchamber of a woman in Regency England. Who but an Austen addict like herself could concoct such a fantasy?

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    • Delightful

    • By Twin2th on 08-15-07

    Regular price: $24.50

    • Confessions of a Jane Austen Addict

    • Jane Austen Addict, Book1
    • By: Laurie Viera Rigler
    • Narrated by: Liza Ross
    • Length: 8 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Courtney Stone - sassy, smart and suddenly single - has always felt she might have been better suited to life in Jane Austen’s England. Then one evening, having drifted off to sleep after self-medicating with pizza, Absolut, and Elizabeth and Darcy, Courtney wakes up in 19th-century England, in the body and bed of a girl called Jane Mansfield.... A laugh-out-loud romp with a Regency heart, this delightful debut is a truly modern comedy of manners.

    Regular price: $41.26

  • Book 2

    • Rude Awakenings of a Jane Austen Addict

    • By: Laurie Viera Rigler
    • Narrated by: Kate Reading
    • Length: 9 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Rude Awakenings of a Jane Austen Addict tells the parallel story of Jane Mansfield, a gentleman's daughter from Regency England who inexplicably awakens in Courtney's overly wired and morally confused modern L.A. life. For Jane, the modern world is not wholly disagreeable. She relishes the privacy, independence, even the power to earn her own money. But how is she to fathom her employer's incomprehensible dictates about "syncing a BlackBerry"?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Rude Awakenings and Eye Opening

    • By Joseph R on 08-17-09

    Regular price: $20.28