Books: midnight in austenland
  Reviews

"Hale's fans will be thrilled to revisit Pembrook Park and reunite with its regulars. Hale provides a welcome, witty glimpse of a side of Austen rarely explored in the many contemporary riffs on her work."
PUBLISHER'S WEEKLY

"Hale's light romantic comedy will appeal to chick-lit fans as well as Austenites who have grown weary of the never-ending sequels to Pride and Prejudice and are looking for a fresh way to explore the author's enduring legacy."
LIBRARY JOURNAL

"A smartly plotted mystery"
KIRKUS

"[A] wonderful read...a quick and fun novel sure to whet the appetite to read the Austen novels if one has not, and to reread them if one has."
VOYA

"Midnight in Austenland is the kind of book to read on those days you just want to wrap up in a blanket and eat three pounds of chocolate."
DESERET NEWS

"[I]nteresting characters, and a fabulous ending."
SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL

"With an infectious energy and a cast of charming supporting characters...Hale crafts a thoroughly engaging combination of intrigue and romance."
CITY WEEKLY

"Hale's new book weaves a delicious tension between what people expect from literary fantasy as opposed to real life...[J]ust plain good fun to read."
SALT LAKE TRIBUNE

"Hale makes Charlotte's mix of naivete and cleverness completely believable as she fumbles her way through an investigation of sorts, and the reader can't help but root for the likable and funny Charlotte to solve the mystery and find her own true love."
SHELF AWARENESS

"Shannon Hale's Austenland wittily took the next step, setting comic romance in a faux-Pemberly resort for the Darcy-smitten. Her latest returns for more Regency fun, but with a twist: does murder stalk Pembrook Park?"
BARNES & NOBLE

"Shannon writes about modern family life better than anyone I know. She combines fun and real-life fantasy in a way that no one else does."
METTE IVIE HARRISON

"How does she do it? How does author Shannon Hale evoke so much emotion from me?  How does she make me feel like I have butterflies flying all through my body.  I got that feeling when you're just about to be kissed for the first time, you remember don't you? I LOVE that feeling!"
THE SWEET BOOKSHELF

"If you like Austen, buy this book. If you like Shannon Hale, buy this book. If you liked 'Austenland' buy this book. And if you are a fan of feisty, intelligent and very funny heroines, buy this book....one of my highest recommended books for the coming year."
THE REVIEW DIARIES

"The plot is fun, with a little bit of a murder mystery, gossip, and plain Jane Austen fun. (With a healthy dose of Shannon Hale humor). Oh, and a bit of heartbreak and romance. Because, next to being married, a girl likes to be crossed in love a little now and then."
EMILY'S READING ROOM

"I will freely admit to much giggling and some hand clapping."
BOOKS BEFORE BED

"It was witty, hilariously funny, and the personal growth that Charlotte experiences was even more wonderful than Jane's in the first Austenland."
SQUEAKY BOOKS

"Hale's novel is at times poignant, mysterious and funny. I love a book that makes me laugh."
BOOKFAN

"If you love Jane Austen or a fun, romantic mystery, you'll be utterly charmed by Midnight in Austenland."
EXAMINER.COM

"I totally loved it. Not as frothy as AUSTENLAND, this one still made me laugh out loud. A lot."
NIGHT WRITER

"[A]n unpredictable, fun, thrilling and adorably romantic page-turner of a book."
BOOKS: A TRUE STORY

"Midnight in Austenland is witty, charming, has the right amount of romance, a strong female lead character and a murder mystery to be solved."
MUNDIE MOMS

"[C]lassic Shannon Hale...it has a strong heroine, is laugh out loud funny, poignant, thought provoking, adventurous and has just the right amount of swoon."
CONFESSIONS OF A FAN GIRL

"If you are a fan of Jane Austen books, you will love Shannon Hale's Austenland series."
COZY UP WITH A GOOD READ

"[A] fun little mystery full of Regency goodness...I adore Ms. Hale's writing."
NEVER GONNA GROW UP

"I highly recommend this book especially if you are a Shannon Hale fan and would like to see another side of her writing."
DEANNA READS

"[A]nyone that loves the Austen time period and enjoys a good mystery with a little bit of romance as well will really enjoy this fun read."
MY GUILTY OBSESSION

"Thoroughly entertaining...Even readers like me who care little for Austen will be happy to spend time in Austenland."
LAURIE'S STORIES

"Midnight in Austenland is a fun, lighthearted read that Austen & Hale fans should definitely read!"
I AM A READER NOT A WRITER

"Shannon has created a delightful world and I can once again recommend that you take your own journey to Pembrook Park within the pages of this fun novel."
THE CALICO CRITIC

"[P]erfect for an afternoon read...fast and fun and may just satisfy an inner fantasy you're nursing yourself."
CRACKING THE COVER

"Chick lit with a literary edge."
HUDSON VALLEY NEWS

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