Thursday, September 13, 2012
Rude Awakenings Of A Jane Austen Addict by Laurie Viera Rigler
So now the flip side:
While Courtney Stone is struggling with chamber pots and B.O. Jayne Mansfield is 196 years out of her depth in L.A.
DVD, MPV, PC. No one is turning up to feed her, dress her and clean up after her, she is truly on her own for the first time in her life, except, of course there is the cheating ex-fiancé, the lying but helpful ex’s best friend and her girl friends Paula and Anna.
All of the above believe that the blow to her head has made her a bit dotty.
She has no memory of the woman she now is, and very little idea how to cope in the modern world. Maybe freedom has a much higher price than she realized. The set of rules that she lived by in her former life no longer work in this new life but there are still rules.
Beautiful clear water from the tap and regular showers and best of all Mr Darcy on DVD are all pretty wonderful but how to pay the utility bills and feed her self is more of a problem, made even harder to solve by the many distractions in this new life.
Horseless carriages, aircraft, bikinis, music with no musicians, telephones, email, bare asses and legs everywhere and most disturbing of all flash backs of Courtney's memories of making love to her ex fiance.
With so much to sort out she does a heroic job and manages to sort out Mr Right from Mr Wrong and come to terms with life as Courtney Stone.