My Jane Austen Summer

by Cindy Jones | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0062078801 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingAzukiwing of Miami, Florida USA on 4/20/2019
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Journal Entry 1 by wingAzukiwing from Miami, Florida USA on Saturday, April 20, 2019
After Lily Berry loses her mother, gets dumped by her boyfriend, and is fired, she finds in her passion for all things Jane Austen (Jane, indeed, is Lily's imaginary friend) an escape route: she travels to England to participate in a Jane Austen re-enacting festival. Full of enthusiasm—but not acting talent—Lily is not embraced by many of the Janeites, but this doesn't prevent her from meeting a charismatic actor, contending with an impossible roommate, and struggling with dark family secrets, all while trying to find the courage to be the protagonist of her own story.

Maybe I'd like this book more if I were a Janeite, as I will likely enjoy some story parallels and references that are lost to me now. I find this book as a romance rather slow going, and the characters not very engaging. Also, it's a bit freakish to have a Jane Austen as your invisible friend...

Bringing this to the Mainz BC Con for Rochester74. I don't know if you've read this one, and hope you'll enjoy it, but don't feel obliged to take it home and read through it. : )

Journal Entry 2 by wingRochester74wing at Gießen, Hessen Germany on Saturday, April 27, 2019
How wonderful and lovely to think of me. Yes this book was not on my wishlist, but still it is exactly the right book for me.
Thank you very much :-)

Journal Entry 3 by wingRochester74wing at St Andrews, Scotland United Kingdom on Friday, September 27, 2019
I just started reading while I am in Scotland. By the time I will be finished I will proberbly be in England heading towards the UKUnCon :-)

Journal Entry 4 by wingRochester74wing at Alnwick, Northumberland United Kingdom on Sunday, September 29, 2019
The book is in Alnwick, England right now.
My Jane Austen left me reading by myself after a few pages. We both agreed that the main character Lily is not very convincing. But it seems that I can cope with bad literature much better ;-)

Journal Entry 5 by wingRochester74wing at Alnwick, Northumberland United Kingdom on Tuesday, October 01, 2019
**spoiler on** I am so happy that there is no marrige at the end of this book. Lily needs to be alone for a while and she needs to be haply with herself **spoiler off**

Reading this book I had to think of Sense and Sensebility more often. First I thought she was Elenor who is in love with a man secretly engaged to another woman, then I thought she was more like Marianne who throughs herself onto a man who is playing with her. Poor Lily, she got the worst out of all the characters.

I had fun reading this book anyway. Thank you bringing it my way :-)

Released 4 mos ago (10/11/2019 UTC) at St Luke's Community Centre, Duston in Northampton, Northamptonshire United Kingdom

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This book will be left at the book buffet at UK Bookcrossing Convention 2019 in Northampton.
Good journey dear book :-)

Journal Entry 7 by wingsoffitta1wing at Northampton, Northamptonshire United Kingdom on Saturday, October 12, 2019
From the book buffet at the Uncon.

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