Jane is a young New York woman who can never seem to find the right man-perhaps because of her secret obsession with Mr. Darcy, as played by Colin Firth in the BBC adaptation of Pride and Predjudice. When a wealthy relative bequeaths her a trip to an English resort catering to Austen-obsessed women, however, Jane's fantasies of meeting the perfect Regency-era gentleman suddenly become more real than she ever could have imagined. Is this total immersion in a fake Austenland enough to make Jane kick the Austen obsession for good, or could all her dreams actually culminate in a Mr. Darcy of her own?
About the Author
Shannon Hale is the author of multiple award-winning young adult novels, including "Austenland "and the "New York Times "bestselling "Princess Academy", which is also a Newbery Honor book"." Her first book, "The Goose Girl", was an ALA Top Ten Book for Young Adults and won the Josette Frank Award. In addition to her successful young adult novels, she cowrote two graphic novels with her husband, "Rapunzel s Revenge "and "Calamity Jack." Hale received a degree in English from the University of Utah and a master s in creative writing from the University of Montana.