The Austen Escape by Katherine Reay

Into the Wild

The Austen Escape Read Online Free - After years of following her best friend’s lead, Mary Davies finds a whimsical trip back to Austen’s Regency England paves the way towards a new future.

Mary Davies lives and works in Austin, Texas, as an industrial engineer. She has an orderly and productive life, a job and colleagues that she enjoys—particularly a certain adorable, intelligent, and hilarious consultant. But something is missing for Mary. When her estranged and emotionally fragile childhood friend Isabel Dwyer offers Mary a two-week stay in a gorgeous manor house in Bath, Mary reluctantly agrees to come along, 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 that she lives in Regency England. Mary becomes dependent on a household of strangers to take care of Isabel until she wakes up.

With Mary in charge and surrounded by new friends, Isabel rests and enjoys the leisure of a Regency lady. But life gets even more complicated when Mary makes the discovery that her life and Isabel’s have intersected in more ways that she knew, and she finds herself caught between who Isabel was, who she seems to be, and the man who stands between them. Outings are undertaken, misunderstandings play out, and dancing ensues as this triangle works out their lives and hearts among a company of clever, well-informed people who have a great deal of conversation.

Title : The Austen Escape
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ISBN : 0718078098
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 320 pages


Julie rated it ★★★★★

October 12, 2017

I previously read a book, A Portrait of Emily Price, by Katherine Reay and was completely pulled in by her writing style, the prose, the storyline, the characters. Very well done. I had also seen several friends loving her other Austen style books, so when I saw this available for review I jumped...

Sarah rated it ★★★★★

June 21, 2017

I have read every single Katherine Reay book written so I know her style. When the beginning started a little slow, I just sat back and got comfortable, knowing she was setting the stage and aligning her characters in a way that was going to stretch my understanding of human emotional journeys th...

Suzanne rated it ★★★☆☆

November 24, 2017

Mary Davies is single and spends most of her time working as an electrical engineer. She has always put her career first and her love life has suffered. Her latest project has been shelved by her new boss and she finds herself questioning her life choices. While Mary is evaluating her situation,...

Carolyn rated it ★★★★☆

November 07, 2017

There sure have been a lot of Austen-related in the last few years - books updating the Austen stories in a new setting and books immersing modern people into an Austenesque world (and Katherine Rey has written some of them). In some ways this does both by taking paying house guests into a regenc...

Rachel rated it ★★★★☆

June 08, 2017

"When there are serious matters to discuss, Austen women walk. And it has the side benefit of keeping our figures so light and pleasing." I have to admit I have been getting a little tired of Austen everything. So many updates. So many re-imaginings--- But, if anyone can do Austen, Reay can. Espec...

Heidi rated it ★★★★★

November 07, 2017

Another book to add to my top favorites of the year! At first I wondered if this book would be similar to others that have the characters dressing up and playacting in Regency form, but I needn't have worried- while there is a bit of that, it is taken to a higher level by Katherine Reay's unique...

Hannah rated it ★★★★★

December 13, 2017

I truly loved this story of friendship and adopted sisters and a dash of Regency flair...excellent little story. It was really neat to me to have a lady electrician as a heroine. Her job as an electrical engineer defines who she is, and she's strong and feminine at the same time.

Meredith (Austenesque Reviews) rated it ★★★★☆

January 06, 2018

For Many Of Life’s Woes, Escaping into Jane Austen is an Infallible Cure! Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars TYPE OF AUSTENESQUE NOVEL: Austen-Inspired Original SETTING: Modern-day Austin, Texas and Bath, England MAIN CHARACTERS: - Mary Davies: an industrial engineer for WATT who is introverted, processes thi...

Beth rated it ★★★★☆

November 18, 2017

I’m always impressed by how Katherine Reay’s stories begin. One moment, I’m wondering when I’m going to start feeling the story and the characters, then the next I’m completely into everything. She has this way of bringing a character, their unique qualities, and their circumstances to life. Whil...

Faye* rated it ★★☆☆☆

November 27, 2017

Let me preface this review by saying that I wasn’t a fan of this book. However, it seems that a lot of other people really liked this, so as for any other review this is clearly my personal opinion. If you’re interested in reading this, I suggest you check out other reviews as well and make up yo...

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