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The Austen Escape by Katherine Reay
Little description: Falling into the past will change their futures forever.
Mary Davies finds safety in her ordered and productive life. Working as an engineer, she genuinely enjoys her job and her colleagues—particularly a certain adorable and intelligent consultant. But something is missing. When Mary’s estranged childhood friend, Isabel Dwyer offers her a two-week stay in a gorgeous manor house in England, she reluctantly agrees in hopes that the holiday will shake up her quiet life in just the right ways.
But Mary gets more than she bargained for when Isabel loses her memory and fully believes she lives in Jane Austen’s Bath. While Isabel rests and delights in the leisure of a Regency lady, attended by other costume-clad guests, Mary uncovers startling truths about their shared past, who Isabel was, who she seems to be, and the man who now stands between them.
Outings are undertaken, misunderstandings arise, and dancing ensues as this company of clever, well-informed people, who have a great deal of conversation, work out their lives and hearts.
Genre: Contemporary Fiction/ Romance
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My thoughts: 3 stars out of 5
Didn’t like the story a bit… When I first looked at the blurb, it was promising. Reading was dry and lacking of excitement. The blurb provided the assumption that it would be something else, the reality was far from the expectation…Just didn’t get the story line and the characters. Not my piece of pie.
Lacking the good story and the characters were not well-developed. A bit of discouragement.
Provided by BookLook Bloggers as a complementary copy for my opinion and review.