Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Rude Awakenings of a Jane Austen Addict by Laurie Viera Rigler

I read Confessions of a Jane Austen Addict two years ago and enjoyed it. Confessions of a Jane Austen Addict is the story of Courtney Stone a modern day woman who wakes up one day as Jane Mansfield in Regency England. The ending definitely left me wanting more and I was very excited to learn that the parallel story of what happened to Jane Mansfield in LA was coming out this year.

Rude Awakenings of a Jane Austen Addict starts with the rather rude awakening of Jane Mansfield in Courtney Stone’s life and body in L.A. Jane is startled awake by the sound of an alarm and can not believe all of the changes that have occurred in the past two hundred years. Besides the technological changes, the changes in how relationships are conducted, and the freedom that women now have, confound Jane. She learns how to live in the modern world and also how to straighten out Courtney’s muddled life. I loved the details of how Jane experienced the 21st century.

I enjoyed the novel, but I wish I would have read it directly after I read Confessions of a Jane Austen Addict and not two years later. I had many questions as I read Rude Awakenings as I couldn’t quite remember the fine details of the first one and unfortunately I read a library copy of Confessions so I couldn’t flip it open and take a look. I did like how we got to see the other side of the story from Confessions and it had a good ending.

Rude Awakenings of a Jane Austen Addict is my seventeenth and final item for the Everything Austen Challenge.

Book Source: I won an autographed copy from Austenprose. Thanks Laurel Ann and author Laurie Viera Rigler!


  1. I just ordered Confessins of a Jane Austen Addict so I'm looking forward to reading this afterwards hopefully. Sounds like a good book!

  2. I read Confessions of a Jane Austin addict a couple years ago and just recently watched the movie...I remember the book was much better. I think I will read it again followed by the sequel, it sounds interesting. Thanks!


  3. Wow - 17 items? You are an Austen-beast! I mean that in a most flattering way, you understand. Seriously, though - I'm in awe. Congrats!

  4. I have yet to read this one, too. I have it... just haven't gotten around to reading it. But after your thoughts on it, I think I should go back and read 'Confessions' first!

  5. I enjoyed this one also. Cherish your autographed copy!