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The Austen Escape

Katherine Reay
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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.



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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.


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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. After earning degrees in history and marketing from Northwestern University, she worked as a marketer for Proctor & Gamble and Sears before returning to school to earn her MTS. Her works have been published in "Focus on the Family" and the "Upper Room". Katherine currently lives with her husband and three children in Seattle. "Dear Mr. Knightley" is her first novel.

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Love Jane Austen?
4 stars By Iola, Dec 13 2017
I've read and enjoyed all of Katherine Reay's books. After meeting Isabel and the other characters I suspect I'm less an Austen fan than someone who has read all her books a few times. They know their Austen.

But The Austen Escape will be fun even for those readers like me who can't find an appropriate Austen quote for every situation. Once the characters arrive at Braithwaite House, they not only dress in Regency costumes but take on the identities of Austen's characters.

This has the potential to get confusing. However, the novel starts with a useful summary of all the main Austen characters mentioned in the book.

One maybe-complaint is that The Austen Escape is published by Thomas Nelson, so some readers may pick it up expecting Christian fiction. I didn't notice as I was reading, but there was no faith aspect to the story. Also, there were a few geographical mistakes (like the location of Oxford in relation to Bath).

However, it was still an excellent romance which will appeal to Austen lovers.

 Thanks to Thomas Nelson and NetGalley for providing a free ebook for review.
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  • Catalogue Code 497865
  • Product Code 9780718077945
  • ISBN 0718077946
  • EAN 9780718077945
  • Department General Books
  • Category Fiction
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Thomas Nelson Publishers
  • Publication Date Nov 2017
  • Sales Rank #48483
  • DRM Adobe
  • Printable No

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