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What Would Jane Austen Do?
What Would Jane Austen Do
Author: Laurie Brown
Surely Jane Austen would know how to handle such a rake... From the author of Hundreds of Years to Reform a Rake, a new time travel romance featuring a modern day career woman swept back in time to Regency England, where she thwarts a Napoleonic spy, chats with Jane Austen, and falls in love with a notorious rake. — Eleanor is a costume designer ...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9781402218316
ISBN-10: 1402218311
Publication Date: 5/1/2009
Pages: 333
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.

3.8 stars, based on 52 ratings
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
Book Type: Paperback
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sfvamp avatar reviewed What Would Jane Austen Do? on + 108 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
Sweet and fluffy. Perfect for those days when you want something happy, easy, but not too shallow to read. It was a perfect read after I finished several depressing books in the middle of a very stressful work week. Not feeling so well, I took a few hours to read this in one go and found myself actually smiling and laughing out loud--something I *never* do. It literally made me feel better. I'd probably judge it much more harshly if I hadn't desperately needed something so feel-good. I could definitely tear this sucker apart (the plot is a little obvious, Jane Austen plays a very tiny part, and the Regency era is depicted about as accurately as Disney depicts Grimm's fairytales) but I just don't want to. I found this book at the perfect moment in my life for it to have the most impact. If you are stressed out and want a little escapism, you could do worse than to delve into this light read. (And the hero is a badass, modern Darcy-like figure, so not too shabby!)
justreadingabook avatar reviewed What Would Jane Austen Do? on + 1670 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
This was a OK read, the story was funny in parts but for me lacked the depth of character I am used to reading. They were all very shallow in development, the storyline moved along smoothly and you could really anticipate what was going to happen. A Ok read.
thameslink avatar reviewed What Would Jane Austen Do? on + 723 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
If you are expecting anything like Jane Austen, this is the wrong book for you (she is just a minor character in this work) but if you are looking for a time-traveling Regency novel...this is a fun romp with all the expected characters; the dangerous rake, the innocent girls, the character who is not who you think, etc. Lightweight fun.
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Such a great fluff novel! I really appreciate her characters in this book, as the male is strong and the female is pleasantly independent without being obnoxious. The book has two great twists that are surprising. Even on my second time reading it, I was pleasantly surprised again.


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