November 15, 2017

The Austen Escape by Katherine Reay - Review

I received this book free from the publisher. All opinions are my own

Book details
Paperback: 320 pages
Publisher: Thomas Nelson (November 7, 2017)

Book description
Love Jane Austen? Then you’ll adore The Austen Escape.

Falling into the past will change their futures forever.

Mary Davies finds safety in her ordered and productive life. Working as an engineer, she genuinely enjoys her job and her colleagues – particularly a certain adorable and intelligent consultant. But something is missing. When Mary’s estranged childhood friend, Isabel Dwyer offers her a two-week stay in a gorgeous manor house in England, she reluctantly agrees in hopes that the holiday will shake up her quiet life in just the right ways.

But Mary gets more than she bargained for when Isabel loses her memory and fully believes she lives in Jane Austen’s Bath. While Isabel rests and delights in the leisure of a Regency lady, attended by the other costume-clad guests, Mary uncovers startling truths about their shared past, who Isabel was, who she seems to be, and the man who now stands between them.

Outings are undertaken, misunderstandings play out, and dancing ensues as this company of clever, well-informed people, who have a great deal of conversation, work out their lives and hearts.

Purchase Links
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Meet the author - Katherine Reay
Katherine Reay has enjoyed a life-long affair with the works of Jane Austen and her contemporaries—who provide constant inspiration both for writing and for life. She is the author of three previous novels, and her debut, Dear Mr. Knightley, was a 2014 Christy Award Finalist, winner of the 2014 INSPY Award for Best Debut, and winner of two Carol Awards for Best Debut and Best Contemporary. Katherine holds a BA and MS from Northwestern University and is a wife, mother, runner, and tae kwon do black belt. After living all across the country and a few stops in Europe, Katherine and her family recently moved back to Chicago. Visit her on line at
Connect with Katherine
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My thoughts
This is one of the authors I like to read when I just want to get away from it all. She has a way of writing books that make you get lost in the pages. Poor Isabel she wakes up thinking she is living in Jane Austen times, but then again maybe not poor Isabel maybe this it what we all need for short time an escape to another place and another time. Maybe not in the same circumstances but may as a way to just forget our troubles for a short time. I liked how the author described Bath so you can really get a feel for where the story took place. This may be my favorite book by this author and I have enjoyed each of her books. Whether or not you are a fan of Jane Austen you will enjoy this book. As always I will be looking forward to the next book this author has to offer us. 


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