Meet Jane and Austen. First there's Jane - an impractical, starry-eyed wedding planner; if love can't match what she's read in a book, she doesn't want it. And then there's Austen - a pragmatic, logical-to-a-fault financial consultant; even if he were interested in someone, he wouldn't know. The two have one thing in common: they can't leave each other alone. Jane believes that if Austen could just experience a fairy tale romance, he would secretly love it. And Austen's pretty sure that if one of Jane's beloved heroes escaped from the pages of her dog-eared novels, she'd run and hide. Both are about to be proven right. When the rivals are called on to help a friend plan the biggest wedding of the year, an entire resort full of colorful wedding guests descends upon them - many sharing uncanny similarities to characters in a Jane Austen novel. It doesn't take long before Jane gets everything she thinks she wants. After all, too much of a good thing can't be all that bad, right? But when Jane's life turns upside down, the only one she can turn to is Austen; though he's got his own troubles of the heart... and she's afraid that he's enjoying them more than he should.
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Would Go Well W/Required HS/YA Required Reading
To younger friends or family. It brings Jane Austen's work in a contemporary setting. It is a clever play on words and develops points in [the real] Jane Austen books.
I rolled my eyes at the first part until I realized and Stephanie Powers was NOT trying to rewrite or knock off Jane Austen's originals. It was when I discovered the comparisons and characters referring to JA's original work that I began to see the appeal and cleverness that would draw the Young Adult' audience.
It would be interesting for Jr. High and High School students who are required to read J. Austen to read this book as they rad the classics.
Andrea Eamme's performance was spot on. She was required to perform male and female as well as English and American accents. The characters sounded age appropriate as well.
This would not have been my usual pick as it really was written toward a younger audience (YA.) *I was offered this free copy in exchange for my thoughts and review.*
This was a sweet, clean romance though somewhat juvenile for my normal listening. However, I think it was well performed and will appeal to the younger dynamic.
- DK "No spoilers! Love HOT, sexy books w/a plot. No vampires, paranormal, teens 4 me. I also review in exchange for books-lots of fun surprises!"
It was certainly a good stretch but for Jane Austen fans, it might be fun. I enjoyed it as I it got very busy with overlapping scenes and stories.It has a very interesting. The narration is very good.
- med c