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24 January 2009 @ 12:43 am
Books 1 & 2  
Book #1
Title: Austenland
Author: Shannon Hale
# of Pages: 208
Rating (out of five): 3
Summary of the book: Thirty-three-year-old Jane Hayes, who has a fairly serious addiction to the Colin Firth version of Pride and Prejudice, inherits a trip to Pembrook Park, Kent, England, the location of a resort where guests dress, talk, think, and act in ways that Jane Austen would approve. Refusing to lie about her age, even on vacation in a place right out of Austen's England, Jane finds herself quickly overcoming the obsession with Mr. Darcy that may very well have jeopardized her 13 "relationships" over the years. Left to walk in last to dinner, mildly obsessed with one of the hotel's gardeners, and annoyed by another guest's overeager attempts to bag a man, Jane is eager to return to Manhattan. Then she decides to give it all one more chance, since Great-Aunt Carolyn did see fit to pay for the entire vacation.

Review: Nice quick read to start the year. Something light and easy and something I can say that I can say I am obsessed with, especially since I have watched the BBC version of the P&P several times and have read the book and loved it.

Book #2
Title: Edge of Recall
Author: Kirsten Heitzmann
# of Pages: 416
Rating (out of five): 4
Summary of the book: Tessa is a landscape architect obsessed with labyrinths. She is drawn to the ruins of an intriguing labyrinth; however, to follow her passion, she must work with a man she once loved but who ultimately betrayed her.
Review: Very well done. Even though it was a cheeky, Christian romance book at the end of the book, it was very much a page turner and at times I was spooked out. I was pleasantly surprised at how little the author mentioned Christianity in the book.
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