Laurie Viera Riglers debut novel, Confessions of a Jane Austen Addict, the story of modern girl Courtney Stone caught within the social confines of Jane Austens era, received rave reviews from both fans and critics alike, and shot onto national bestseller lists.
RUDE AWAKENINGS OF A JANE AUSTEN ADDICT picks up where Confessions left off, telling the parallel story of Jane Mansfield, a gentlemans daughter from 19th century Regency England who, after a nasty fall, wakes up in Courtneys complicated and confusing (not to mention overly wired) LA life.
Though she cant begin to fathom what her boss means by syncing a blackberry, what this strange contraption called an Ipod is, and how people can flirt without expectations of marriage, Jane finds herself intrigued by this new world. She is comforted by the machine called a television where she can watch scenes from her favorite book Pride and Prejudice, and by Courtneys friend, Wes, a handsome, young gentleman who reminds her of the man who broke her heart back home.
Part comedy, part love story, and part social commentary, RUDE AWAKENINGS is a delicious treat for Austen addicts and fans of womens fiction everywhere, and a sweet reminder that no matter the century, home is where the heart is.
Causes Laurie Viera Rigler Supports
Reading For Kids
Camel Book Drive
National Resources Defense Council