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Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.
I love Jane Austen! Who doesn't, right? I also LOVE Shannon Hale. Really. I'm secretly obsessed with her books. Ever since I read The Goose Girl years ago, I get giddy when I see her name on a book. So, how could I not get excited about her newest book.... 

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 a 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?

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  1. I'm an Austen lover too. This looks good! Thanks for sharing:)

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  2. I have never read any Jane Austen books (A) But that may be because I so far only read YA books. That may change later though :) Great pick!
    Thank you for commenting on my WoW. <3 And yeah, agree with your comment about YA shape shifters :)
    Love, Carina

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  3. Thanks for stopping by. Great pick, I can't wait for this one as well it sounds great.

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  4. Okay, is this the book that is being made into a movie and Stephenie Meyer and KStew are some how involved ?

    I love that a book can make you happy. How awesome.

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  5. Oh this one sounds great, awesome pick!

    Btw I read your "About me" section :) I live near the beach we well (s. california), not a fan of beaches either. Although, everyone finds that extremely strange haha.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog, Happy Holidays! :)

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  6. I love Jane Austen! Anything that has to do with her, and I love the re-writings of Mr Darcy books. I'm gonna have to check this out!

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  7. I do love my Austen. Haven't read the author before, but this looks good.
    Jessica @ Book Sake

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  8. I read Austenland awhile ago, and I remember really enjoying myself. I sorta wish this place existed in real life.. lol

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  9. Hi, there!

    Thanks for commenting on my WOW post today!! I greatly appreciate it!!

    This book sounds fabulous!! Any book having anything to do with Jane Austen's work has GOT to be fascinating, so count me in!! I'm adding this novel to my TBR pile!! Thanks for featuring it!!!! Woot!! : )

    Maria @ http://anightsdreamofbooks.blogspot.com/

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  10. Oh, I almost forgot....HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!

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  11. Oh, I loved Austenland! I can't wait to get started on this one. :) Happy Reading!

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  12. I've heard such great things about Shannon Hale's books, I really really need give them a try! Thanks so much for stopping by earlier! New Follower! :)

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  13. One of my customers love Jane Austen! She likes this kind of book. I like the cover though! The book does sound very interesting!!! Great choice!! Thank you for sharing!

    Thank you for stopping by and commenting on my blog!

    Sam
    Books For All Seasons

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  14. I love Shannon Hale! The first book I read by her was Princess Academy and fell in love. I haven't read Austenland yet, but this one sounds fascinating too! I love Jane Austen.

    And thanks for the follow (it's been returned)!

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  15. This book sounds very nice! I might give it a try, seems like my kind of book :)

    Thanks for your comment on my blog, I'm a new follower for sure.
    Sylke

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  16. Thanks for stopping by!! Following back. I love Jane Austen too! Great post!

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  17. I can't wait for this one as well!

    And I KNOW!! I'm really excited that Kiera Cass has a mermaid book for me to read now!!! I'm waiting to see if it re-releases when THE SELECTION comes out :)

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