Synopsis from Fantastic Fiction:
Jane Hayes is a seemingly normal young New Yorker, but she has a secret. Her obsession with Mr. Darcy, as played by Colin Firth in the BBC adaptation of Pride and Prejudice, is ruining her love life: no real man can compare. But when a wealthy relative bequeaths her a trip to an English resort catering to Austen-crazed women, Jane's fantasies of meeting the perfect Regency-era gentleman suddenly become realer than she ever could have imagined.
Decked out in empire-waist gowns, Jane struggles to master Regency etiquette and flirts with gardeners and gentlemen--or maybe even, she suspects, with the actors who are playing them. It's all a game, Jane knows. And yet the longer she stays, the more her insecurities seem to fall away, and the more she wonders: Is she about to kick the Austen obsession for good, or could all her dreams actually culminate in a Mr. Darcy of her own?
I absolutely loved listening to this on audio. It's the perfect book for me to listen to (although I'm sure I would have loved reading it, too.) I've been wanting to read more of these "take-offs" (for lack of a better term) of Jane Austen books and this was fun. I wish I went on a trip like this. What fun it would be!
Anyway, this was a sweet, cute story that made me want to read more from this author - as well as more books in the Jane Austen genre. Is it okay to put her in her own genre whether it's books she's written, sequels or take-offs? I hope so, because I loved this and will be reading more!
FTC Disclosure: I took this book out of the library for my own listening pleasure. All opinions expressed are my own.