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 an English 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
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