Confessions of a Jane Austen Addict by Laurie Viera Rigler
Have you ever imagined living in Jane Austen's era? Having servants, visiting, partaking in witty conversations? What about the bad teeth, smelly people, the rigid conventions and roles for women?
Courtney, who recently discovered her fiance having an affair, suddenly wakes up in Jane Mansfield's body in 1814. Courtney is a bit of a Jane Austen addict, she retreats to Pride and Prejudice when real life gets to be too much. She isn't too bothered by the fact of landing in Regency England with a similar mother and similar bad lovelife, and just rolls along with what her new life gives her. She has a potential husband, a loyal friend, and parties galore, also a domineering mother, no power, and no memories. She has practically landed in a Jane Austen novel.
Rigler writes a great romp for Austen fans and others as well. It's great chick lit and escapism and she manages to pull off the unreal situation surprisingly well, using something about the fluidity of time.