Rude Awakenings of a Jane Austen Addict

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Rude Awakenings of a Jane Austen Addict

By Laurie Viera Rigler

Plume Books, Paperback, 9780452296169, 293pp.

Publication Date: April 27, 2010

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The time-bending parallel tale to the national bestseller "Confessions of a Jane Austen Addict"
In Laurie Viera Rigler's first novel, "Confessions of a Jane Austen Addict," twentyfirst-century Austen fan Courtney Stone found herself in Regency England occupying the body of one Jane Mansfield- with comic and romantic consequences. Now, in "Rude Awakenings of a Jane Austen Addict," Jane Mansfield awakens in the urban madness of twenty-first-century L.A.-in Courtney's body. With no knowledge of Courtney's life, let alone her world-with its horseless carriages and shiny glass box in which tiny figures act out her favorite book, "Pride and Prejudice"-Jane is over her head. Especially when she falls for a handsome young gentleman. Can a girl from Regency England make sense of a world in which kissing and flirting and even the sexual act raise no matrimonial expectations?

About the Author
When not indulging herself in re-readings of Jane Austens six novels, Laurie Viera Rigler is a freelance book editor who teaches writing workshops, including classes at Vromans, Southern Californias oldest and largest independent bookstore. Laurie lives in Los Angeles and is a member of the Jane Austen Society of North America.