Midnight in Austenland by Shannon Hale
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When Charlotte Kinder treats herself to a two-week vacation at Austenland, she happily leaves behind her ex-husband and his delightful new wife, her ever-grateful children, and all the rest of her real life in America. She dons a bonnet and stays at a country manor house that provides an immersive Austen experience, complete with gentleman actors who cater to the guests' Austen fantasies.




Everyone at Pembrook Park is playing a role, but increasingly, Charlotte isn't sure where roles end and reality begins. And as the parlor games turn a little bit menacing, she finds she needs more than a good corset to keep herself safe. Is the brooding Mr. Mallery as sinister as he seems? What is Miss Gardenside's mysterious ailment? Was that an actual dead body in the secret attic room? And-perhaps of the most lasting importance-could the stirrings in Charlotte's heart be a sign of real-life love?




The follow-up to reader favorite Austenland provides the same perfectly plotted pleasures, with a feisty new heroine, plenty of fresh and frightening twists, and the possibility of a romance that might just go beyond the proper bounds of Austen's world. How could it not turn out right in the end?

 

About Shannon Hale

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Since the publication of her first book, The Goose Girl, in 2003, Shannon has become a beloved author to young readers as well as booksellers and educators. Her third novel, Princess Academy, earned her a Newbery Honor and is a New York Times, Book Sense, and Publishers Weekly bestseller. Shannon has also written three books for adults, Austenland (now in production to be a major motion picture starring Keri Russell), Midnight in Austenland, and The Actor and the Housewife. Shannon lives near Salt Lake City, Utah, with her husband, the author Dean Hale, and their four children. www.shannonhale.com
 
Published January 31, 2012 by Bloomsbury USA. 286 pages
Genres: Romance, Literature & Fiction, History. Fiction

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In a sequel to her bestselling Austenland (2007, etc.), Hale sends another 21st-century American to play Regency heroine at Pembrook Park.

Jan 18 2012 | Read Full Review of Midnight in Austenland: A Novel

Examiner

Regardless, she takes part in a love triangle and learns to accept herself, to forgive her ex as well as herself for their one-sided failure of a marriage.

Mar 16 2012 | Read Full Review of Midnight in Austenland: A Novel

Examiner

Midnight in Austenland, Shannon Hale’s companion novel to Austenland, is the charming, thoroughly enjoyable tale of Charlotte Kinder.

Jan 29 2012 | Read Full Review of Midnight in Austenland: A Novel

Examiner

The Jane Austen-themed resort in Shannon Hale’s newest release, Midnight in Austenland, might be fictional, but if you ever wished to live in Miss Austen’s world, you’ll get a kick out of this novel.

Mar 05 2012 | Read Full Review of Midnight in Austenland: A Novel

Examiner

Midnight in Austenland: the Novel by Shannon Hale is the second book about Austenland, a magical place where the company is genteel and romance is guaranteed.

Jan 29 2012 | Read Full Review of Midnight in Austenland: A Novel

City Book Review

Midnight in Austenland is Shannon Hale’s follow-up to Austenland.

Mar 12 2012 | Read Full Review of Midnight in Austenland: A Novel

Deseret News

So reads New York Times best-selling and local author Shannon Hale’s latest book, “Midnight in Austenland,” a sequel to “Austenland.” The new book brings the same modern twist to all things Jane Austen, with a dash of murder mystery for good measure.

Jan 28 2012 | Read Full Review of Midnight in Austenland: A Novel

Portland Book Review

This follow-up to Austenland gives us a new heroine, spooky plot twists, and a delightful read for Austen fans.

Jul 31 2012 | Read Full Review of Midnight in Austenland: A Novel

Portland Book Review

This follow-up to Austenland gives us a new heroine, spooky plot twists, and a delightful read for Austen fans.

Jul 31 2012 | Read Full Review of Midnight in Austenland: A Novel

Booked Solid

Midnight in Austenland follows the 2007 Austenland but with a new main character traveling to England to spend two weeks in the fantasy of living immersed within what could be a Jane Austen novel – no outside amenities allowed.

Jan 07 2012 | Read Full Review of Midnight in Austenland: A Novel

Austenprose

And I love murder mysteries, so the fact that this combines Jane Austen and mystery is fantastic!.

Feb 17 2012 | Read Full Review of Midnight in Austenland: A Novel

Austenprose

Albeit she read Jane Austen as a moody teenager, it wasn’t until Joe Wright’s 2005 movie of Pride & Prejudice that sparked her interest in all things Austen.

Feb 08 2012 | Read Full Review of Midnight in Austenland: A Novel

Squeaky Books

If Austenland was everything sweet and nice, then Midnight in Austenland is sizzling and spicy.

Jan 11 2012 | Read Full Review of Midnight in Austenland: A Novel

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