Austenland (Compact Disc)
Jane is a young New York woman who never seems to find the right man--perhaps because of her secret obsession with Mr. Darcy, as played by Colin Firth in the BBC adaptation of Pride and Prejudice. When a wealthy relative bequeaths her a trip to an English resort catering to Austen-obsessed women, however, Jane's fantasies of meeting the perfect Regency-era gentleman suddenly become more real than she ever could have imagined. Is this total immersion in a fake Austenland enough to make Jane kick the Austen obsession for good, or could all her dreams actually culminate in a Mr. Darcy of her own?
About the Author
Shannon Hale is the author of the young adult novels The "Goose Girl, Enna Burning, " and "River Secrets," all published by Bloomsbury. In 2005 she received a Newbery Honor for her "New York Times" bestseller "Princess Academy." She and her husband are working together on a graphic novel, to be published in 2008. They live with their son in Salt Lake City, Utah.