Thursday, May 28, 2009

Review -- What Would Jane Austen Do?

What Would Jane Austen Do?
by Laurie Brown
Published by Sourcebooks Incorporated, 2009
352 pages

Summary: Eleanor is transported back in time at the whim of two ghosts haunting the hotel she is staying at. The ghosts, Mina and Deidre, need her to change the past, so their brother Teddy will not die in a duel to protect the girls' honor.

Review: I enjoyed this book. It was a quick, light, and fun read on a rainy day. My favorite part was Eleanor and how she seamlessly fit into the past. There was no crazy cultural snafus or Jane Austen addicts who can't hold it together. The plot is crazy enough, so Eleanor being level headed gave the book great balance. My one compliant is there wasn't enough Jane Austen in the book. Eleanor meets her and has a conversation with her, but I expected Jane to be part of the time traveling action. Oh well, there is always the next book. Rating: *** out of 5.

11 comments:

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Vickie said...

I would have been turned off by the title, not a Jane Austen fan other than watching the movies made from her books from time to time. Now, thanks to your review, I'd pick this up. Thanks for the cranium's up!

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Nely said...

I love anything Jane Austen. This sounds fun.

♥ Nely

Girl That Reads said...

I'm not the biggest Jane Austen fan but for some reason this book seems to be calling to me. It looks interesting!

Red lady-Bonnie said...

I'm a Jane Austen fan and I'm not sure that I'd pick this one up. Quick, light and fun reads on a rain day is tempting! Thanks for visiting my blog!

Trish said...

LOL! Just don't know if I could take that cover seriously, though! :) Sounds like a fun read anyway.

Sue Jackson said...

I like anything that involves time travel! This looks good. Thanks for the review -

Sue

Dar said...

I want to read this one. I think it sounds really cute.

Ms. Bookish said...

I just picked up this book in my last online splurge! I'm glad to hear it's good - looking forward to receiving it in the mail now.

b said...

This may be a library find...not money spent but a rainy day filled with reading...perfect!

b

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