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My Jane Austen Summer: A Season in Mansfield Park
by Cindy Jones

Published: 2011-03-29
Paperback : 352 pages
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Lily has squeezed herself into undersized relationships all her life, hoping one might grow as large as those found in the Jane Austen novels she loves. But lately her world is running out of places for her to fit. So when her bookish friend invites her to spend the summer at a Jane ...

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Lily has squeezed herself into undersized relationships all her life, hoping one might grow as large as those found in the Jane Austen novels she loves. But lately her world is running out of places for her to fit. So when her bookish friend invites her to spend the summer at a Jane Austen literary festival in England, she jumps at the chance to reinvent herself.

There, among the rich, promising world of Mansfield Park reenactments, Lily finds people whose longing to live in a novel equals her own. But real-life problems have a way of following you wherever you go, and Lily's accompany her to England. Unless she can change her ways, she could face the fate of so many of Miss Austen's characters, destined to repeat the same mistakes over and over again.

My Jane Austen Summer explores how we fall in love, how we come to know ourselves better, and how it might be possible to change and be happier in the real world.

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My Jane Austen Summer
by cherylwilliams5 (see profile) 09/16/14
English cookies and tea. Keep it simple. Display some Jane Austen books for encouragement.

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  "My Jane Austen Summer"by cherylwilliams5 (see profile) 09/16/14

I was so disappointed in this book. I don't know for sure what I expected from it but I definitely expected more. I chose it for our regular book club meeting and wish I had chosen a different book, maybe... (read more)

 
  "My Jane Austin Summer"by jgcolomb (see profile) 06/19/11

The book was good but not great. The characters were not well developed. Story archs did not always complete well. The main character was not too likable and seemed lost in life.

 
  "Jane Austen Summer"by cherylwilliams5 (see profile) 06/19/11

I think I know what she was trying to do but the author did a poor job of developing the characters. It was almost as if she wrote a 'highlight' book...just trying to highlight a few things in the life... (read more)

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