Sanitized simulacra, lack of indoor plumbing, and oppressive mothers notwithstanding, there is something about the simplicity and quiet of this world that not only does not disappoint, but which exceeds any expectation. I don’t have the constant noise in my brain from all the Internet, ipod, and radio signals streaming all those sounds and words and pictures into my consciousness practically every waking moment of every day. I never even noticed that noise in my brain until I realized I didn’t have it anymore.
Courtney Stone goes to sleep in current day Los Angeles and wakes up in 19th century England. And she’s not even herself. She finds herself in the body of Jane Mansfield whose love life strangely mirrors her own. Courtney has always been a fan on Jane Austen and the regency time period, but she finds that novels do not always capture the dark side of pre-plumbing living. How long will she be stuck in Jane’s body? And is there anything she can do to get home?
This was a fun and frothy read. I loved when she was able to meet Jane Austen and Austen thought she was a lunatic. I enjoyed the story, but I’m not sure it’s one that will stick with me. It was almost too light, but still fun. I know there is a sequel and I will probably pick it up at some point.
This was from my personal library.