When Jane Mansfield, a gentleman's daughter from Regency England, awakens one morning in twenty-first-century L.A.—in the body of someone named Courtney Stone—culture shock and chaos ensue.
Jane must quickly find her way in a world in which everyone thinks she is Courtney: a dizzying world of horseless carriages, unrestricted clothing, and unheard-of liberties for womankind. And then there are all those people talking to the air while holding a small object against their ears.
The only thing that is familiar—and the only thing Jane has in common with the woman in whose life she has landed—is a love for the novels of Jane Austen. But will the wise words of her favorite novelist be enough to guide her through this bewildering new world? And what is she to make of Courtney's attentive friend Wes, who is as attractive and confusing as the man who broke her heart back home? As Courtney's romantic entanglements become her own, Jane wonders: Would she actually be better off back in Regency England—and will she ever be able to return?