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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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Critic Reviews

"Fans of the ever-expanding inspired-by-Austen-lit garden party will find a winner here." (Publishers Weekly)
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5 out of 5 stars
By Twin2th on 08-15-07


This one was very well written and contained many entertaining tidbits about life as a young unmarried woman in Jane Austen's England. There's time-travel and enough contrasting detail between modern-day independent women and their Regency counterparts to give the listener food for thought. In addition, the narrator was excellent, using an English accent for "Jane" and an American accent for Courtney, so the listener could not confuse which character's comments were
being spoken.

It only took me a couple of days to finish this one,(normally, I only listen during my work commute, but this one I turned on in the evenings, too, because it was so appealing) and I hope that the author will produce some more.

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4 out of 5 stars
By April on 08-13-07

Good Listen!

This is one of the better "Time Travel" books I've listened to over the years. The imagery is good, descriptions of the things you wonder about but are never told about just how things work were a nice surprise.

I would have liked to hear a bit more epilogue, and a bit more about the current time characters than was provided, but all in all, this one is worth listening to.

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14 of 14 people found this review helpful

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