The Austen Escape

The Austen Escape

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. B After years of following her best friend?s lead, Mary Davies finds a whimsical trip back to Austen?s Regenc...

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Title:The Austen Escape
Author:Katherine Reay
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Genres:Fiction
ISBN:0718078098
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:320 pages pages

The Austen Escape Reviews

  • Sherwood Smith
    Jun 18, 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 revi...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    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 in...

    "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 Au...

    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 Rea...

    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. ...

    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 ...

    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...

    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 circum...

    This was a delightful read. The characters are well developed and likable, or (some) pitiable once you learn more about their history. I liked Mary's character. She faces tough decisions and trials throughout the book. She may not be perfect, but the way she handles each trial is a cre...

    I really enjoyed The Austen Escape, even though I didn't expect to considering I'm not a huge Jane Austen fan. I liked the characters and I didn't expect some of the things that happened in the story, so the book definitely held my attention and kept me reading. I loved the setting ...

    SO. GOOD. Really loved this new book from Katherine Reay. ...

    by Andrea Renee Cox The beginning chapters of The Austen Escape provided a steady, gentle tug into the story, but before I knew what was happening, I found myself ensnared by this beautiful, vulnerable tale of tender hope and broken friendships wrapped in a contemporary-Regency sett...

    I've enjoyed the author's Dear Mr. Knightley, a modern take on the old story Daddy Long Legs, with its depth of plotting, characters, and background so when I spotted The Austen Escape, I was eager to escape into another of Reay's stories. It seems so fun and frivolous- two besties ...

    I love that you never know what you are going to get in a Katherine Reay book as far as storyline. But you do know that you will get good story. I loved this story. I mean, I really did. And it is not just because I am someone that loves Jane Austen. Her way of giving us story while ad...

    Usually I devour stories that I love this much, but there?s just something about Katherine Reay?s writing that makes me want to pause and deliciously savor every. single. word. This story was so good I think I might have changed my mind about which of her books is my favorite! But ...

    I loved this book! When I finished college I swore I would never read the classics again. But seeing Austen through Katherine's eyes and the eyes of her characters changed my mind. There's more to discover now that I'm older... The Austen Escape was such a unique experience. I thin...

    I'm wary of Austen-related books, some of which read to me like cash-ins, without much awareness of what makes Austen so great. Kind of as if the book is trying to connect with the Keira Knightley P&P film, which I pretty much loathe, as it distorts the period and misses all the wi...

  • Melissa
    Aug 02, 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 revi...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    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 in...

    "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 Au...

    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 Rea...

    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. ...

    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 ...

    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...

    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 circum...

    This was a delightful read. The characters are well developed and likable, or (some) pitiable once you learn more about their history. I liked Mary's character. She faces tough decisions and trials throughout the book. She may not be perfect, but the way she handles each trial is a cre...

    I really enjoyed The Austen Escape, even though I didn't expect to considering I'm not a huge Jane Austen fan. I liked the characters and I didn't expect some of the things that happened in the story, so the book definitely held my attention and kept me reading. I loved the setting ...

    SO. GOOD. Really loved this new book from Katherine Reay. ...

    by Andrea Renee Cox The beginning chapters of The Austen Escape provided a steady, gentle tug into the story, but before I knew what was happening, I found myself ensnared by this beautiful, vulnerable tale of tender hope and broken friendships wrapped in a contemporary-Regency sett...

    I've enjoyed the author's Dear Mr. Knightley, a modern take on the old story Daddy Long Legs, with its depth of plotting, characters, and background so when I spotted The Austen Escape, I was eager to escape into another of Reay's stories. It seems so fun and frivolous- two besties ...

    I love that you never know what you are going to get in a Katherine Reay book as far as storyline. But you do know that you will get good story. I loved this story. I mean, I really did. And it is not just because I am someone that loves Jane Austen. Her way of giving us story while ad...

    Usually I devour stories that I love this much, but there?s just something about Katherine Reay?s writing that makes me want to pause and deliciously savor every. single. word. This story was so good I think I might have changed my mind about which of her books is my favorite! But ...

    I loved this book! When I finished college I swore I would never read the classics again. But seeing Austen through Katherine's eyes and the eyes of her characters changed my mind. There's more to discover now that I'm older... The Austen Escape was such a unique experience. I thin...

    I'm wary of Austen-related books, some of which read to me like cash-ins, without much awareness of what makes Austen so great. Kind of as if the book is trying to connect with the Keira Knightley P&P film, which I pretty much loathe, as it distorts the period and misses all the wi...

    As I read this book I was trying to figure out how did it end up on my wish list? 10 of my GR friends had added it as 'To Read', but none of them actually read it. (Hmmmm). And it was on sale for $1.99 and I'd pay $1.99 to watch ... well never mind. You will also note I didn't add ...

    Katherine Reay has a beautiful talent for writing characters that come alive in the pages of her books. This particular genre is my favorite. In The Austen Escape you feel the vulnerability, heartaches and the self doubt Mary and Isabel face as well as the joy, wonder and excitement th...

    An entertaining romp through all things Austen. If you're a Jane fan you will be in full swoon mode by the halfway point in this novel. If you're not a Jane fan, you will still be swooning because Nathan thrills Mary with an 'odd sense of excitement-meets-comfort' (p 34) that keeps her...

    I?ve been a fan of Reay?s novels since her debut! I always look forward to what?s coming next and this did not disappoint. Like Austen?s heroines, Reay takes Mary and Isabel on their own journeys of self discovery. Full of mistakes, misunderstandings, romance and touching mo...

    Being a huge Jane Austen fan and quickly becoming a Kathleen Reay fan (this is the third of her books I've read), I was excited to read The Austen Escape and snagged the ARC on NetGalley and reading it before even learning about the TLC Book Tour. Since that was a couple of months ago,...

    I?ve read and enjoyed all of Katherine Reay?s books, some more than others (isn?t that always the case?). I am an Austen fan, so I was looking forward to reading The Austen Escape. But after meeting Isabel and the other characters I suspect I?m less an Austen fan than someone w...

    Two childhood friends reconnect and take a two week dream vacation to England. Staying at an eighteenth century home, they take a step back in time in a Regency immersion experience, and find themselves in a complicated situation. An insightful story, rich in details, told through Mary...

    This a wonderful book on so many levels! I always enjoy Katherine Reay's writing - her plots, prose, research, timing, twists - are so polished, and 'just my cup of tea." Weaving in Austen's characters and situations makes her books distinctive and perfectly satisfying. And the setting...

    3.5 stars - I really liked the concept and thought Ms. Reay did a good job of pulling the storyline off. Likeable characters and a nice setting made this an enjoyable read. **Thank you to the publisher and Net Galley in exchange of an honest review.** ...

    As the reader progresses through Reay's latest, the venture into Austen's world becomes increasingly magical. This is not a retelling of Austen's tales through modern eyes. It is placing present-day characters into those stories and telling them through a different focus. Reay's exquis...

  • Leslie
    Dec 04, 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 revi...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    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 in...

    "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 Au...

    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 Rea...

    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. ...

    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 ...

    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...

    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 circum...

    This was a delightful read. The characters are well developed and likable, or (some) pitiable once you learn more about their history. I liked Mary's character. She faces tough decisions and trials throughout the book. She may not be perfect, but the way she handles each trial is a cre...

    I really enjoyed The Austen Escape, even though I didn't expect to considering I'm not a huge Jane Austen fan. I liked the characters and I didn't expect some of the things that happened in the story, so the book definitely held my attention and kept me reading. I loved the setting ...

    SO. GOOD. Really loved this new book from Katherine Reay. ...

    by Andrea Renee Cox The beginning chapters of The Austen Escape provided a steady, gentle tug into the story, but before I knew what was happening, I found myself ensnared by this beautiful, vulnerable tale of tender hope and broken friendships wrapped in a contemporary-Regency sett...

    I've enjoyed the author's Dear Mr. Knightley, a modern take on the old story Daddy Long Legs, with its depth of plotting, characters, and background so when I spotted The Austen Escape, I was eager to escape into another of Reay's stories. It seems so fun and frivolous- two besties ...

    I love that you never know what you are going to get in a Katherine Reay book as far as storyline. But you do know that you will get good story. I loved this story. I mean, I really did. And it is not just because I am someone that loves Jane Austen. Her way of giving us story while ad...

    Usually I devour stories that I love this much, but there?s just something about Katherine Reay?s writing that makes me want to pause and deliciously savor every. single. word. This story was so good I think I might have changed my mind about which of her books is my favorite! But ...

    I loved this book! When I finished college I swore I would never read the classics again. But seeing Austen through Katherine's eyes and the eyes of her characters changed my mind. There's more to discover now that I'm older... The Austen Escape was such a unique experience. I thin...

    I'm wary of Austen-related books, some of which read to me like cash-ins, without much awareness of what makes Austen so great. Kind of as if the book is trying to connect with the Keira Knightley P&P film, which I pretty much loathe, as it distorts the period and misses all the wi...

    As I read this book I was trying to figure out how did it end up on my wish list? 10 of my GR friends had added it as 'To Read', but none of them actually read it. (Hmmmm). And it was on sale for $1.99 and I'd pay $1.99 to watch ... well never mind. You will also note I didn't add ...

  • Heidi Robbins (Heidi Reads...)
    Nov 05, 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 revi...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    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 in...

    "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 Au...

    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 Rea...

  • Deb
    Nov 08, 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 revi...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    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 in...

    "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 Au...

    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 Rea...

    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. ...

    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 ...

    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...

    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 circum...

    This was a delightful read. The characters are well developed and likable, or (some) pitiable once you learn more about their history. I liked Mary's character. She faces tough decisions and trials throughout the book. She may not be perfect, but the way she handles each trial is a cre...

    I really enjoyed The Austen Escape, even though I didn't expect to considering I'm not a huge Jane Austen fan. I liked the characters and I didn't expect some of the things that happened in the story, so the book definitely held my attention and kept me reading. I loved the setting ...

    SO. GOOD. Really loved this new book from Katherine Reay. ...

    by Andrea Renee Cox The beginning chapters of The Austen Escape provided a steady, gentle tug into the story, but before I knew what was happening, I found myself ensnared by this beautiful, vulnerable tale of tender hope and broken friendships wrapped in a contemporary-Regency sett...

    I've enjoyed the author's Dear Mr. Knightley, a modern take on the old story Daddy Long Legs, with its depth of plotting, characters, and background so when I spotted The Austen Escape, I was eager to escape into another of Reay's stories. It seems so fun and frivolous- two besties ...

    I love that you never know what you are going to get in a Katherine Reay book as far as storyline. But you do know that you will get good story. I loved this story. I mean, I really did. And it is not just because I am someone that loves Jane Austen. Her way of giving us story while ad...

    Usually I devour stories that I love this much, but there?s just something about Katherine Reay?s writing that makes me want to pause and deliciously savor every. single. word. This story was so good I think I might have changed my mind about which of her books is my favorite! But ...

    I loved this book! When I finished college I swore I would never read the classics again. But seeing Austen through Katherine's eyes and the eyes of her characters changed my mind. There's more to discover now that I'm older... The Austen Escape was such a unique experience. I thin...

    I'm wary of Austen-related books, some of which read to me like cash-ins, without much awareness of what makes Austen so great. Kind of as if the book is trying to connect with the Keira Knightley P&P film, which I pretty much loathe, as it distorts the period and misses all the wi...

    As I read this book I was trying to figure out how did it end up on my wish list? 10 of my GR friends had added it as 'To Read', but none of them actually read it. (Hmmmm). And it was on sale for $1.99 and I'd pay $1.99 to watch ... well never mind. You will also note I didn't add ...

    Katherine Reay has a beautiful talent for writing characters that come alive in the pages of her books. This particular genre is my favorite. In The Austen Escape you feel the vulnerability, heartaches and the self doubt Mary and Isabel face as well as the joy, wonder and excitement th...

    An entertaining romp through all things Austen. If you're a Jane fan you will be in full swoon mode by the halfway point in this novel. If you're not a Jane fan, you will still be swooning because Nathan thrills Mary with an 'odd sense of excitement-meets-comfort' (p 34) that keeps her...

    I?ve been a fan of Reay?s novels since her debut! I always look forward to what?s coming next and this did not disappoint. Like Austen?s heroines, Reay takes Mary and Isabel on their own journeys of self discovery. Full of mistakes, misunderstandings, romance and touching mo...

    Being a huge Jane Austen fan and quickly becoming a Kathleen Reay fan (this is the third of her books I've read), I was excited to read The Austen Escape and snagged the ARC on NetGalley and reading it before even learning about the TLC Book Tour. Since that was a couple of months ago,...

  • Meredith (Austenesque Reviews)
    Nov 06, 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 revi...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    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 in...

    "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 Au...

    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 Rea...

    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. ...

    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 ...

  • Rachel McMillan
    Jun 08, 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 revi...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    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 in...

    "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 Au...

  • Amber Stokes
    Nov 18, 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 revi...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    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 in...

    "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 Au...

    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 Rea...

    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. ...

    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 ...

    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...

    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 circum...

    This was a delightful read. The characters are well developed and likable, or (some) pitiable once you learn more about their history. I liked Mary's character. She faces tough decisions and trials throughout the book. She may not be perfect, but the way she handles each trial is a cre...

    I really enjoyed The Austen Escape, even though I didn't expect to considering I'm not a huge Jane Austen fan. I liked the characters and I didn't expect some of the things that happened in the story, so the book definitely held my attention and kept me reading. I loved the setting ...

    SO. GOOD. Really loved this new book from Katherine Reay. ...

    by Andrea Renee Cox The beginning chapters of The Austen Escape provided a steady, gentle tug into the story, but before I knew what was happening, I found myself ensnared by this beautiful, vulnerable tale of tender hope and broken friendships wrapped in a contemporary-Regency sett...

    I've enjoyed the author's Dear Mr. Knightley, a modern take on the old story Daddy Long Legs, with its depth of plotting, characters, and background so when I spotted The Austen Escape, I was eager to escape into another of Reay's stories. It seems so fun and frivolous- two besties ...

    I love that you never know what you are going to get in a Katherine Reay book as far as storyline. But you do know that you will get good story. I loved this story. I mean, I really did. And it is not just because I am someone that loves Jane Austen. Her way of giving us story while ad...

    Usually I devour stories that I love this much, but there?s just something about Katherine Reay?s writing that makes me want to pause and deliciously savor every. single. word. This story was so good I think I might have changed my mind about which of her books is my favorite! But ...

    I loved this book! When I finished college I swore I would never read the classics again. But seeing Austen through Katherine's eyes and the eyes of her characters changed my mind. There's more to discover now that I'm older... The Austen Escape was such a unique experience. I thin...

    I'm wary of Austen-related books, some of which read to me like cash-ins, without much awareness of what makes Austen so great. Kind of as if the book is trying to connect with the Keira Knightley P&P film, which I pretty much loathe, as it distorts the period and misses all the wi...

    As I read this book I was trying to figure out how did it end up on my wish list? 10 of my GR friends had added it as 'To Read', but none of them actually read it. (Hmmmm). And it was on sale for $1.99 and I'd pay $1.99 to watch ... well never mind. You will also note I didn't add ...

    Katherine Reay has a beautiful talent for writing characters that come alive in the pages of her books. This particular genre is my favorite. In The Austen Escape you feel the vulnerability, heartaches and the self doubt Mary and Isabel face as well as the joy, wonder and excitement th...

    An entertaining romp through all things Austen. If you're a Jane fan you will be in full swoon mode by the halfway point in this novel. If you're not a Jane fan, you will still be swooning because Nathan thrills Mary with an 'odd sense of excitement-meets-comfort' (p 34) that keeps her...

    I?ve been a fan of Reay?s novels since her debut! I always look forward to what?s coming next and this did not disappoint. Like Austen?s heroines, Reay takes Mary and Isabel on their own journeys of self discovery. Full of mistakes, misunderstandings, romance and touching mo...

    Being a huge Jane Austen fan and quickly becoming a Kathleen Reay fan (this is the third of her books I've read), I was excited to read The Austen Escape and snagged the ARC on NetGalley and reading it before even learning about the TLC Book Tour. Since that was a couple of months ago,...

    I?ve read and enjoyed all of Katherine Reay?s books, some more than others (isn?t that always the case?). I am an Austen fan, so I was looking forward to reading The Austen Escape. But after meeting Isabel and the other characters I suspect I?m less an Austen fan than someone w...

    Two childhood friends reconnect and take a two week dream vacation to England. Staying at an eighteenth century home, they take a step back in time in a Regency immersion experience, and find themselves in a complicated situation. An insightful story, rich in details, told through Mary...

    This a wonderful book on so many levels! I always enjoy Katherine Reay's writing - her plots, prose, research, timing, twists - are so polished, and 'just my cup of tea." Weaving in Austen's characters and situations makes her books distinctive and perfectly satisfying. And the setting...

    3.5 stars - I really liked the concept and thought Ms. Reay did a good job of pulling the storyline off. Likeable characters and a nice setting made this an enjoyable read. **Thank you to the publisher and Net Galley in exchange of an honest review.** ...

    As the reader progresses through Reay's latest, the venture into Austen's world becomes increasingly magical. This is not a retelling of Austen's tales through modern eyes. It is placing present-day characters into those stories and telling them through a different focus. Reay's exquis...

    This was one of those reads where I succumbed to "peer pressure"...in a good way. :) Online friends were planning a read-along, fellow bloggers seemed so excited about this release, and I wanted to join in the fun. Plus, I knew from reading more by this author that she is talented in c...

  • Beth
    Oct 16, 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 revi...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    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 in...

    "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 Au...

    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 Rea...

    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. ...

    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 ...

    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...

    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 circum...

  • Iola
    Jun 25, 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 revi...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    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 in...

    "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 Au...

    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 Rea...

    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. ...

    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 ...

    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...

    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 circum...

    This was a delightful read. The characters are well developed and likable, or (some) pitiable once you learn more about their history. I liked Mary's character. She faces tough decisions and trials throughout the book. She may not be perfect, but the way she handles each trial is a cre...

    I really enjoyed The Austen Escape, even though I didn't expect to considering I'm not a huge Jane Austen fan. I liked the characters and I didn't expect some of the things that happened in the story, so the book definitely held my attention and kept me reading. I loved the setting ...

    SO. GOOD. Really loved this new book from Katherine Reay. ...

    by Andrea Renee Cox The beginning chapters of The Austen Escape provided a steady, gentle tug into the story, but before I knew what was happening, I found myself ensnared by this beautiful, vulnerable tale of tender hope and broken friendships wrapped in a contemporary-Regency sett...

    I've enjoyed the author's Dear Mr. Knightley, a modern take on the old story Daddy Long Legs, with its depth of plotting, characters, and background so when I spotted The Austen Escape, I was eager to escape into another of Reay's stories. It seems so fun and frivolous- two besties ...

    I love that you never know what you are going to get in a Katherine Reay book as far as storyline. But you do know that you will get good story. I loved this story. I mean, I really did. And it is not just because I am someone that loves Jane Austen. Her way of giving us story while ad...

    Usually I devour stories that I love this much, but there?s just something about Katherine Reay?s writing that makes me want to pause and deliciously savor every. single. word. This story was so good I think I might have changed my mind about which of her books is my favorite! But ...

    I loved this book! When I finished college I swore I would never read the classics again. But seeing Austen through Katherine's eyes and the eyes of her characters changed my mind. There's more to discover now that I'm older... The Austen Escape was such a unique experience. I thin...

    I'm wary of Austen-related books, some of which read to me like cash-ins, without much awareness of what makes Austen so great. Kind of as if the book is trying to connect with the Keira Knightley P&P film, which I pretty much loathe, as it distorts the period and misses all the wi...

    As I read this book I was trying to figure out how did it end up on my wish list? 10 of my GR friends had added it as 'To Read', but none of them actually read it. (Hmmmm). And it was on sale for $1.99 and I'd pay $1.99 to watch ... well never mind. You will also note I didn't add ...

    Katherine Reay has a beautiful talent for writing characters that come alive in the pages of her books. This particular genre is my favorite. In The Austen Escape you feel the vulnerability, heartaches and the self doubt Mary and Isabel face as well as the joy, wonder and excitement th...

    An entertaining romp through all things Austen. If you're a Jane fan you will be in full swoon mode by the halfway point in this novel. If you're not a Jane fan, you will still be swooning because Nathan thrills Mary with an 'odd sense of excitement-meets-comfort' (p 34) that keeps her...

    I?ve been a fan of Reay?s novels since her debut! I always look forward to what?s coming next and this did not disappoint. Like Austen?s heroines, Reay takes Mary and Isabel on their own journeys of self discovery. Full of mistakes, misunderstandings, romance and touching mo...

    Being a huge Jane Austen fan and quickly becoming a Kathleen Reay fan (this is the third of her books I've read), I was excited to read The Austen Escape and snagged the ARC on NetGalley and reading it before even learning about the TLC Book Tour. Since that was a couple of months ago,...

    I?ve read and enjoyed all of Katherine Reay?s books, some more than others (isn?t that always the case?). I am an Austen fan, so I was looking forward to reading The Austen Escape. But after meeting Isabel and the other characters I suspect I?m less an Austen fan than someone w...

  • Sophia
    Nov 04, 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 revi...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    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 in...

    "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 Au...

    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 Rea...

    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. ...

    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 ...

    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...

    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 circum...

    This was a delightful read. The characters are well developed and likable, or (some) pitiable once you learn more about their history. I liked Mary's character. She faces tough decisions and trials throughout the book. She may not be perfect, but the way she handles each trial is a cre...

    I really enjoyed The Austen Escape, even though I didn't expect to considering I'm not a huge Jane Austen fan. I liked the characters and I didn't expect some of the things that happened in the story, so the book definitely held my attention and kept me reading. I loved the setting ...

    SO. GOOD. Really loved this new book from Katherine Reay. ...

    by Andrea Renee Cox The beginning chapters of The Austen Escape provided a steady, gentle tug into the story, but before I knew what was happening, I found myself ensnared by this beautiful, vulnerable tale of tender hope and broken friendships wrapped in a contemporary-Regency sett...

    I've enjoyed the author's Dear Mr. Knightley, a modern take on the old story Daddy Long Legs, with its depth of plotting, characters, and background so when I spotted The Austen Escape, I was eager to escape into another of Reay's stories. It seems so fun and frivolous- two besties ...

  • Melanie
    Jul 20, 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 revi...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    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 in...

    "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 Au...

    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 Rea...

    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. ...

    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 ...

    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...

    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 circum...

    This was a delightful read. The characters are well developed and likable, or (some) pitiable once you learn more about their history. I liked Mary's character. She faces tough decisions and trials throughout the book. She may not be perfect, but the way she handles each trial is a cre...

    I really enjoyed The Austen Escape, even though I didn't expect to considering I'm not a huge Jane Austen fan. I liked the characters and I didn't expect some of the things that happened in the story, so the book definitely held my attention and kept me reading. I loved the setting ...

  • Kav
    Jan 25, 2018

    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 revi...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    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 in...

    "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 Au...

    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 Rea...

    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. ...

    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 ...

    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...

    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 circum...

    This was a delightful read. The characters are well developed and likable, or (some) pitiable once you learn more about their history. I liked Mary's character. She faces tough decisions and trials throughout the book. She may not be perfect, but the way she handles each trial is a cre...

    I really enjoyed The Austen Escape, even though I didn't expect to considering I'm not a huge Jane Austen fan. I liked the characters and I didn't expect some of the things that happened in the story, so the book definitely held my attention and kept me reading. I loved the setting ...

    SO. GOOD. Really loved this new book from Katherine Reay. ...

    by Andrea Renee Cox The beginning chapters of The Austen Escape provided a steady, gentle tug into the story, but before I knew what was happening, I found myself ensnared by this beautiful, vulnerable tale of tender hope and broken friendships wrapped in a contemporary-Regency sett...

    I've enjoyed the author's Dear Mr. Knightley, a modern take on the old story Daddy Long Legs, with its depth of plotting, characters, and background so when I spotted The Austen Escape, I was eager to escape into another of Reay's stories. It seems so fun and frivolous- two besties ...

    I love that you never know what you are going to get in a Katherine Reay book as far as storyline. But you do know that you will get good story. I loved this story. I mean, I really did. And it is not just because I am someone that loves Jane Austen. Her way of giving us story while ad...

    Usually I devour stories that I love this much, but there?s just something about Katherine Reay?s writing that makes me want to pause and deliciously savor every. single. word. This story was so good I think I might have changed my mind about which of her books is my favorite! But ...

    I loved this book! When I finished college I swore I would never read the classics again. But seeing Austen through Katherine's eyes and the eyes of her characters changed my mind. There's more to discover now that I'm older... The Austen Escape was such a unique experience. I thin...

    I'm wary of Austen-related books, some of which read to me like cash-ins, without much awareness of what makes Austen so great. Kind of as if the book is trying to connect with the Keira Knightley P&P film, which I pretty much loathe, as it distorts the period and misses all the wi...

    As I read this book I was trying to figure out how did it end up on my wish list? 10 of my GR friends had added it as 'To Read', but none of them actually read it. (Hmmmm). And it was on sale for $1.99 and I'd pay $1.99 to watch ... well never mind. You will also note I didn't add ...

    Katherine Reay has a beautiful talent for writing characters that come alive in the pages of her books. This particular genre is my favorite. In The Austen Escape you feel the vulnerability, heartaches and the self doubt Mary and Isabel face as well as the joy, wonder and excitement th...

    An entertaining romp through all things Austen. If you're a Jane fan you will be in full swoon mode by the halfway point in this novel. If you're not a Jane fan, you will still be swooning because Nathan thrills Mary with an 'odd sense of excitement-meets-comfort' (p 34) that keeps her...

  • Martha
    Aug 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 revi...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    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 in...

    "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 Au...

    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 Rea...

    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. ...

    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 ...

    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...

    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 circum...

    This was a delightful read. The characters are well developed and likable, or (some) pitiable once you learn more about their history. I liked Mary's character. She faces tough decisions and trials throughout the book. She may not be perfect, but the way she handles each trial is a cre...

    I really enjoyed The Austen Escape, even though I didn't expect to considering I'm not a huge Jane Austen fan. I liked the characters and I didn't expect some of the things that happened in the story, so the book definitely held my attention and kept me reading. I loved the setting ...

    SO. GOOD. Really loved this new book from Katherine Reay. ...

    by Andrea Renee Cox The beginning chapters of The Austen Escape provided a steady, gentle tug into the story, but before I knew what was happening, I found myself ensnared by this beautiful, vulnerable tale of tender hope and broken friendships wrapped in a contemporary-Regency sett...

    I've enjoyed the author's Dear Mr. Knightley, a modern take on the old story Daddy Long Legs, with its depth of plotting, characters, and background so when I spotted The Austen Escape, I was eager to escape into another of Reay's stories. It seems so fun and frivolous- two besties ...

    I love that you never know what you are going to get in a Katherine Reay book as far as storyline. But you do know that you will get good story. I loved this story. I mean, I really did. And it is not just because I am someone that loves Jane Austen. Her way of giving us story while ad...

  • Kara
    Nov 09, 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 revi...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    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 in...

    "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 Au...

    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 Rea...

    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. ...

    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 ...

    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...

    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 circum...

    This was a delightful read. The characters are well developed and likable, or (some) pitiable once you learn more about their history. I liked Mary's character. She faces tough decisions and trials throughout the book. She may not be perfect, but the way she handles each trial is a cre...

    I really enjoyed The Austen Escape, even though I didn't expect to considering I'm not a huge Jane Austen fan. I liked the characters and I didn't expect some of the things that happened in the story, so the book definitely held my attention and kept me reading. I loved the setting ...

    SO. GOOD. Really loved this new book from Katherine Reay. ...

    by Andrea Renee Cox The beginning chapters of The Austen Escape provided a steady, gentle tug into the story, but before I knew what was happening, I found myself ensnared by this beautiful, vulnerable tale of tender hope and broken friendships wrapped in a contemporary-Regency sett...

    I've enjoyed the author's Dear Mr. Knightley, a modern take on the old story Daddy Long Legs, with its depth of plotting, characters, and background so when I spotted The Austen Escape, I was eager to escape into another of Reay's stories. It seems so fun and frivolous- two besties ...

    I love that you never know what you are going to get in a Katherine Reay book as far as storyline. But you do know that you will get good story. I loved this story. I mean, I really did. And it is not just because I am someone that loves Jane Austen. Her way of giving us story while ad...

    Usually I devour stories that I love this much, but there?s just something about Katherine Reay?s writing that makes me want to pause and deliciously savor every. single. word. This story was so good I think I might have changed my mind about which of her books is my favorite! But ...

  • Jamie
    Nov 21, 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 revi...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    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 in...

    "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 Au...

    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 Rea...

    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. ...

    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 ...

    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...

    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 circum...

    This was a delightful read. The characters are well developed and likable, or (some) pitiable once you learn more about their history. I liked Mary's character. She faces tough decisions and trials throughout the book. She may not be perfect, but the way she handles each trial is a cre...

    I really enjoyed The Austen Escape, even though I didn't expect to considering I'm not a huge Jane Austen fan. I liked the characters and I didn't expect some of the things that happened in the story, so the book definitely held my attention and kept me reading. I loved the setting ...

    SO. GOOD. Really loved this new book from Katherine Reay. ...

    by Andrea Renee Cox The beginning chapters of The Austen Escape provided a steady, gentle tug into the story, but before I knew what was happening, I found myself ensnared by this beautiful, vulnerable tale of tender hope and broken friendships wrapped in a contemporary-Regency sett...

    I've enjoyed the author's Dear Mr. Knightley, a modern take on the old story Daddy Long Legs, with its depth of plotting, characters, and background so when I spotted The Austen Escape, I was eager to escape into another of Reay's stories. It seems so fun and frivolous- two besties ...

    I love that you never know what you are going to get in a Katherine Reay book as far as storyline. But you do know that you will get good story. I loved this story. I mean, I really did. And it is not just because I am someone that loves Jane Austen. Her way of giving us story while ad...

    Usually I devour stories that I love this much, but there?s just something about Katherine Reay?s writing that makes me want to pause and deliciously savor every. single. word. This story was so good I think I might have changed my mind about which of her books is my favorite! But ...

    I loved this book! When I finished college I swore I would never read the classics again. But seeing Austen through Katherine's eyes and the eyes of her characters changed my mind. There's more to discover now that I'm older... The Austen Escape was such a unique experience. I thin...

    I'm wary of Austen-related books, some of which read to me like cash-ins, without much awareness of what makes Austen so great. Kind of as if the book is trying to connect with the Keira Knightley P&P film, which I pretty much loathe, as it distorts the period and misses all the wi...

    As I read this book I was trying to figure out how did it end up on my wish list? 10 of my GR friends had added it as 'To Read', but none of them actually read it. (Hmmmm). And it was on sale for $1.99 and I'd pay $1.99 to watch ... well never mind. You will also note I didn't add ...

    Katherine Reay has a beautiful talent for writing characters that come alive in the pages of her books. This particular genre is my favorite. In The Austen Escape you feel the vulnerability, heartaches and the self doubt Mary and Isabel face as well as the joy, wonder and excitement th...

    An entertaining romp through all things Austen. If you're a Jane fan you will be in full swoon mode by the halfway point in this novel. If you're not a Jane fan, you will still be swooning because Nathan thrills Mary with an 'odd sense of excitement-meets-comfort' (p 34) that keeps her...

    I?ve been a fan of Reay?s novels since her debut! I always look forward to what?s coming next and this did not disappoint. Like Austen?s heroines, Reay takes Mary and Isabel on their own journeys of self discovery. Full of mistakes, misunderstandings, romance and touching mo...

  • Suzanne Leopold
    Nov 20, 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 revi...

    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 ...

  • Emilee
    Nov 03, 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 revi...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    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 in...

    "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 Au...

    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 Rea...

    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. ...

    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 ...

    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...

    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 circum...

    This was a delightful read. The characters are well developed and likable, or (some) pitiable once you learn more about their history. I liked Mary's character. She faces tough decisions and trials throughout the book. She may not be perfect, but the way she handles each trial is a cre...

    I really enjoyed The Austen Escape, even though I didn't expect to considering I'm not a huge Jane Austen fan. I liked the characters and I didn't expect some of the things that happened in the story, so the book definitely held my attention and kept me reading. I loved the setting ...

    SO. GOOD. Really loved this new book from Katherine Reay. ...

    by Andrea Renee Cox The beginning chapters of The Austen Escape provided a steady, gentle tug into the story, but before I knew what was happening, I found myself ensnared by this beautiful, vulnerable tale of tender hope and broken friendships wrapped in a contemporary-Regency sett...

    I've enjoyed the author's Dear Mr. Knightley, a modern take on the old story Daddy Long Legs, with its depth of plotting, characters, and background so when I spotted The Austen Escape, I was eager to escape into another of Reay's stories. It seems so fun and frivolous- two besties ...

    I love that you never know what you are going to get in a Katherine Reay book as far as storyline. But you do know that you will get good story. I loved this story. I mean, I really did. And it is not just because I am someone that loves Jane Austen. Her way of giving us story while ad...

    Usually I devour stories that I love this much, but there?s just something about Katherine Reay?s writing that makes me want to pause and deliciously savor every. single. word. This story was so good I think I might have changed my mind about which of her books is my favorite! But ...

    I loved this book! When I finished college I swore I would never read the classics again. But seeing Austen through Katherine's eyes and the eyes of her characters changed my mind. There's more to discover now that I'm older... The Austen Escape was such a unique experience. I thin...

    I'm wary of Austen-related books, some of which read to me like cash-ins, without much awareness of what makes Austen so great. Kind of as if the book is trying to connect with the Keira Knightley P&P film, which I pretty much loathe, as it distorts the period and misses all the wi...

    As I read this book I was trying to figure out how did it end up on my wish list? 10 of my GR friends had added it as 'To Read', but none of them actually read it. (Hmmmm). And it was on sale for $1.99 and I'd pay $1.99 to watch ... well never mind. You will also note I didn't add ...

    Katherine Reay has a beautiful talent for writing characters that come alive in the pages of her books. This particular genre is my favorite. In The Austen Escape you feel the vulnerability, heartaches and the self doubt Mary and Isabel face as well as the joy, wonder and excitement th...

  • Faye*
    Nov 25, 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 revi...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    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 in...

    "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 Au...

    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 Rea...

    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. ...

    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 ...

    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...

  • Cassie
    Jan 13, 2018

    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 revi...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    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 in...

    "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 Au...

    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 Rea...

    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. ...

    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 ...

    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...

    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 circum...

    This was a delightful read. The characters are well developed and likable, or (some) pitiable once you learn more about their history. I liked Mary's character. She faces tough decisions and trials throughout the book. She may not be perfect, but the way she handles each trial is a cre...

    I really enjoyed The Austen Escape, even though I didn't expect to considering I'm not a huge Jane Austen fan. I liked the characters and I didn't expect some of the things that happened in the story, so the book definitely held my attention and kept me reading. I loved the setting ...

    SO. GOOD. Really loved this new book from Katherine Reay. ...

  • Andrea Cox
    Oct 26, 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 revi...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    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 in...

    "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 Au...

    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 Rea...

    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. ...

    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 ...

    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...

    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 circum...

    This was a delightful read. The characters are well developed and likable, or (some) pitiable once you learn more about their history. I liked Mary's character. She faces tough decisions and trials throughout the book. She may not be perfect, but the way she handles each trial is a cre...

    I really enjoyed The Austen Escape, even though I didn't expect to considering I'm not a huge Jane Austen fan. I liked the characters and I didn't expect some of the things that happened in the story, so the book definitely held my attention and kept me reading. I loved the setting ...

    SO. GOOD. Really loved this new book from Katherine Reay. ...

    by Andrea Renee Cox The beginning chapters of The Austen Escape provided a steady, gentle tug into the story, but before I knew what was happening, I found myself ensnared by this beautiful, vulnerable tale of tender hope and broken friendships wrapped in a contemporary-Regency sett...

  • Hannah
    Dec 21, 2016

    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 revi...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    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 in...

    "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 Au...

    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 Rea...

    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. ...

  • Pamela
    Nov 08, 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 revi...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    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 in...

    "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 Au...

    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 Rea...

    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. ...

    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 ...

    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...

    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 circum...

    This was a delightful read. The characters are well developed and likable, or (some) pitiable once you learn more about their history. I liked Mary's character. She faces tough decisions and trials throughout the book. She may not be perfect, but the way she handles each trial is a cre...

    I really enjoyed The Austen Escape, even though I didn't expect to considering I'm not a huge Jane Austen fan. I liked the characters and I didn't expect some of the things that happened in the story, so the book definitely held my attention and kept me reading. I loved the setting ...

    SO. GOOD. Really loved this new book from Katherine Reay. ...

    by Andrea Renee Cox The beginning chapters of The Austen Escape provided a steady, gentle tug into the story, but before I knew what was happening, I found myself ensnared by this beautiful, vulnerable tale of tender hope and broken friendships wrapped in a contemporary-Regency sett...

    I've enjoyed the author's Dear Mr. Knightley, a modern take on the old story Daddy Long Legs, with its depth of plotting, characters, and background so when I spotted The Austen Escape, I was eager to escape into another of Reay's stories. It seems so fun and frivolous- two besties ...

    I love that you never know what you are going to get in a Katherine Reay book as far as storyline. But you do know that you will get good story. I loved this story. I mean, I really did. And it is not just because I am someone that loves Jane Austen. Her way of giving us story while ad...

    Usually I devour stories that I love this much, but there?s just something about Katherine Reay?s writing that makes me want to pause and deliciously savor every. single. word. This story was so good I think I might have changed my mind about which of her books is my favorite! But ...

    I loved this book! When I finished college I swore I would never read the classics again. But seeing Austen through Katherine's eyes and the eyes of her characters changed my mind. There's more to discover now that I'm older... The Austen Escape was such a unique experience. I thin...

    I'm wary of Austen-related books, some of which read to me like cash-ins, without much awareness of what makes Austen so great. Kind of as if the book is trying to connect with the Keira Knightley P&P film, which I pretty much loathe, as it distorts the period and misses all the wi...

    As I read this book I was trying to figure out how did it end up on my wish list? 10 of my GR friends had added it as 'To Read', but none of them actually read it. (Hmmmm). And it was on sale for $1.99 and I'd pay $1.99 to watch ... well never mind. You will also note I didn't add ...

    Katherine Reay has a beautiful talent for writing characters that come alive in the pages of her books. This particular genre is my favorite. In The Austen Escape you feel the vulnerability, heartaches and the self doubt Mary and Isabel face as well as the joy, wonder and excitement th...

    An entertaining romp through all things Austen. If you're a Jane fan you will be in full swoon mode by the halfway point in this novel. If you're not a Jane fan, you will still be swooning because Nathan thrills Mary with an 'odd sense of excitement-meets-comfort' (p 34) that keeps her...

    I?ve been a fan of Reay?s novels since her debut! I always look forward to what?s coming next and this did not disappoint. Like Austen?s heroines, Reay takes Mary and Isabel on their own journeys of self discovery. Full of mistakes, misunderstandings, romance and touching mo...

    Being a huge Jane Austen fan and quickly becoming a Kathleen Reay fan (this is the third of her books I've read), I was excited to read The Austen Escape and snagged the ARC on NetGalley and reading it before even learning about the TLC Book Tour. Since that was a couple of months ago,...

    I?ve read and enjoyed all of Katherine Reay?s books, some more than others (isn?t that always the case?). I am an Austen fan, so I was looking forward to reading The Austen Escape. But after meeting Isabel and the other characters I suspect I?m less an Austen fan than someone w...

    Two childhood friends reconnect and take a two week dream vacation to England. Staying at an eighteenth century home, they take a step back in time in a Regency immersion experience, and find themselves in a complicated situation. An insightful story, rich in details, told through Mary...

    This a wonderful book on so many levels! I always enjoy Katherine Reay's writing - her plots, prose, research, timing, twists - are so polished, and 'just my cup of tea." Weaving in Austen's characters and situations makes her books distinctive and perfectly satisfying. And the setting...

    3.5 stars - I really liked the concept and thought Ms. Reay did a good job of pulling the storyline off. Likeable characters and a nice setting made this an enjoyable read. **Thank you to the publisher and Net Galley in exchange of an honest review.** ...

  • Karen
    Sep 13, 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 revi...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    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 in...

    "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 Au...

    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 Rea...

    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. ...

    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 ...

    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...

    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 circum...

    This was a delightful read. The characters are well developed and likable, or (some) pitiable once you learn more about their history. I liked Mary's character. She faces tough decisions and trials throughout the book. She may not be perfect, but the way she handles each trial is a cre...

    I really enjoyed The Austen Escape, even though I didn't expect to considering I'm not a huge Jane Austen fan. I liked the characters and I didn't expect some of the things that happened in the story, so the book definitely held my attention and kept me reading. I loved the setting ...

    SO. GOOD. Really loved this new book from Katherine Reay. ...

    by Andrea Renee Cox The beginning chapters of The Austen Escape provided a steady, gentle tug into the story, but before I knew what was happening, I found myself ensnared by this beautiful, vulnerable tale of tender hope and broken friendships wrapped in a contemporary-Regency sett...

    I've enjoyed the author's Dear Mr. Knightley, a modern take on the old story Daddy Long Legs, with its depth of plotting, characters, and background so when I spotted The Austen Escape, I was eager to escape into another of Reay's stories. It seems so fun and frivolous- two besties ...

    I love that you never know what you are going to get in a Katherine Reay book as far as storyline. But you do know that you will get good story. I loved this story. I mean, I really did. And it is not just because I am someone that loves Jane Austen. Her way of giving us story while ad...

    Usually I devour stories that I love this much, but there?s just something about Katherine Reay?s writing that makes me want to pause and deliciously savor every. single. word. This story was so good I think I might have changed my mind about which of her books is my favorite! But ...

    I loved this book! When I finished college I swore I would never read the classics again. But seeing Austen through Katherine's eyes and the eyes of her characters changed my mind. There's more to discover now that I'm older... The Austen Escape was such a unique experience. I thin...

    I'm wary of Austen-related books, some of which read to me like cash-ins, without much awareness of what makes Austen so great. Kind of as if the book is trying to connect with the Keira Knightley P&P film, which I pretty much loathe, as it distorts the period and misses all the wi...

    As I read this book I was trying to figure out how did it end up on my wish list? 10 of my GR friends had added it as 'To Read', but none of them actually read it. (Hmmmm). And it was on sale for $1.99 and I'd pay $1.99 to watch ... well never mind. You will also note I didn't add ...

    Katherine Reay has a beautiful talent for writing characters that come alive in the pages of her books. This particular genre is my favorite. In The Austen Escape you feel the vulnerability, heartaches and the self doubt Mary and Isabel face as well as the joy, wonder and excitement th...

    An entertaining romp through all things Austen. If you're a Jane fan you will be in full swoon mode by the halfway point in this novel. If you're not a Jane fan, you will still be swooning because Nathan thrills Mary with an 'odd sense of excitement-meets-comfort' (p 34) that keeps her...

    I?ve been a fan of Reay?s novels since her debut! I always look forward to what?s coming next and this did not disappoint. Like Austen?s heroines, Reay takes Mary and Isabel on their own journeys of self discovery. Full of mistakes, misunderstandings, romance and touching mo...

    Being a huge Jane Austen fan and quickly becoming a Kathleen Reay fan (this is the third of her books I've read), I was excited to read The Austen Escape and snagged the ARC on NetGalley and reading it before even learning about the TLC Book Tour. Since that was a couple of months ago,...

    I?ve read and enjoyed all of Katherine Reay?s books, some more than others (isn?t that always the case?). I am an Austen fan, so I was looking forward to reading The Austen Escape. But after meeting Isabel and the other characters I suspect I?m less an Austen fan than someone w...

    Two childhood friends reconnect and take a two week dream vacation to England. Staying at an eighteenth century home, they take a step back in time in a Regency immersion experience, and find themselves in a complicated situation. An insightful story, rich in details, told through Mary...

  • Carolyn
    Nov 07, 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 revi...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    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 in...

  • Patricia Beal
    Nov 11, 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 revi...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    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 in...

    "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 Au...

    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 Rea...

    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. ...

    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 ...

    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...

    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 circum...

    This was a delightful read. The characters are well developed and likable, or (some) pitiable once you learn more about their history. I liked Mary's character. She faces tough decisions and trials throughout the book. She may not be perfect, but the way she handles each trial is a cre...

    I really enjoyed The Austen Escape, even though I didn't expect to considering I'm not a huge Jane Austen fan. I liked the characters and I didn't expect some of the things that happened in the story, so the book definitely held my attention and kept me reading. I loved the setting ...

    SO. GOOD. Really loved this new book from Katherine Reay. ...

    by Andrea Renee Cox The beginning chapters of The Austen Escape provided a steady, gentle tug into the story, but before I knew what was happening, I found myself ensnared by this beautiful, vulnerable tale of tender hope and broken friendships wrapped in a contemporary-Regency sett...

    I've enjoyed the author's Dear Mr. Knightley, a modern take on the old story Daddy Long Legs, with its depth of plotting, characters, and background so when I spotted The Austen Escape, I was eager to escape into another of Reay's stories. It seems so fun and frivolous- two besties ...

    I love that you never know what you are going to get in a Katherine Reay book as far as storyline. But you do know that you will get good story. I loved this story. I mean, I really did. And it is not just because I am someone that loves Jane Austen. Her way of giving us story while ad...

    Usually I devour stories that I love this much, but there?s just something about Katherine Reay?s writing that makes me want to pause and deliciously savor every. single. word. This story was so good I think I might have changed my mind about which of her books is my favorite! But ...

    I loved this book! When I finished college I swore I would never read the classics again. But seeing Austen through Katherine's eyes and the eyes of her characters changed my mind. There's more to discover now that I'm older... The Austen Escape was such a unique experience. I thin...

  • Liz
    Oct 16, 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 revi...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    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 in...

    "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 Au...

    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 Rea...

    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. ...

    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 ...

    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...

    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 circum...

    This was a delightful read. The characters are well developed and likable, or (some) pitiable once you learn more about their history. I liked Mary's character. She faces tough decisions and trials throughout the book. She may not be perfect, but the way she handles each trial is a cre...

    I really enjoyed The Austen Escape, even though I didn't expect to considering I'm not a huge Jane Austen fan. I liked the characters and I didn't expect some of the things that happened in the story, so the book definitely held my attention and kept me reading. I loved the setting ...

    SO. GOOD. Really loved this new book from Katherine Reay. ...

    by Andrea Renee Cox The beginning chapters of The Austen Escape provided a steady, gentle tug into the story, but before I knew what was happening, I found myself ensnared by this beautiful, vulnerable tale of tender hope and broken friendships wrapped in a contemporary-Regency sett...

    I've enjoyed the author's Dear Mr. Knightley, a modern take on the old story Daddy Long Legs, with its depth of plotting, characters, and background so when I spotted The Austen Escape, I was eager to escape into another of Reay's stories. It seems so fun and frivolous- two besties ...

    I love that you never know what you are going to get in a Katherine Reay book as far as storyline. But you do know that you will get good story. I loved this story. I mean, I really did. And it is not just because I am someone that loves Jane Austen. Her way of giving us story while ad...

    Usually I devour stories that I love this much, but there?s just something about Katherine Reay?s writing that makes me want to pause and deliciously savor every. single. word. This story was so good I think I might have changed my mind about which of her books is my favorite! But ...

    I loved this book! When I finished college I swore I would never read the classics again. But seeing Austen through Katherine's eyes and the eyes of her characters changed my mind. There's more to discover now that I'm older... The Austen Escape was such a unique experience. I thin...

    I'm wary of Austen-related books, some of which read to me like cash-ins, without much awareness of what makes Austen so great. Kind of as if the book is trying to connect with the Keira Knightley P&P film, which I pretty much loathe, as it distorts the period and misses all the wi...

    As I read this book I was trying to figure out how did it end up on my wish list? 10 of my GR friends had added it as 'To Read', but none of them actually read it. (Hmmmm). And it was on sale for $1.99 and I'd pay $1.99 to watch ... well never mind. You will also note I didn't add ...

    Katherine Reay has a beautiful talent for writing characters that come alive in the pages of her books. This particular genre is my favorite. In The Austen Escape you feel the vulnerability, heartaches and the self doubt Mary and Isabel face as well as the joy, wonder and excitement th...

    An entertaining romp through all things Austen. If you're a Jane fan you will be in full swoon mode by the halfway point in this novel. If you're not a Jane fan, you will still be swooning because Nathan thrills Mary with an 'odd sense of excitement-meets-comfort' (p 34) that keeps her...

    I?ve been a fan of Reay?s novels since her debut! I always look forward to what?s coming next and this did not disappoint. Like Austen?s heroines, Reay takes Mary and Isabel on their own journeys of self discovery. Full of mistakes, misunderstandings, romance and touching mo...

    Being a huge Jane Austen fan and quickly becoming a Kathleen Reay fan (this is the third of her books I've read), I was excited to read The Austen Escape and snagged the ARC on NetGalley and reading it before even learning about the TLC Book Tour. Since that was a couple of months ago,...

    I?ve read and enjoyed all of Katherine Reay?s books, some more than others (isn?t that always the case?). I am an Austen fan, so I was looking forward to reading The Austen Escape. But after meeting Isabel and the other characters I suspect I?m less an Austen fan than someone w...

    Two childhood friends reconnect and take a two week dream vacation to England. Staying at an eighteenth century home, they take a step back in time in a Regency immersion experience, and find themselves in a complicated situation. An insightful story, rich in details, told through Mary...

    This a wonderful book on so many levels! I always enjoy Katherine Reay's writing - her plots, prose, research, timing, twists - are so polished, and 'just my cup of tea." Weaving in Austen's characters and situations makes her books distinctive and perfectly satisfying. And the setting...

  • Julie Carpenter
    Sep 26, 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 revi...

  • Sarah Monzon
    Jun 21, 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 revi...

    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 ...

    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 ...

  • Katherine
    Jul 06, 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 revi...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    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 in...

    "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 Au...

    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 Rea...

    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. ...

    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 ...

    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...

    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 circum...

    This was a delightful read. The characters are well developed and likable, or (some) pitiable once you learn more about their history. I liked Mary's character. She faces tough decisions and trials throughout the book. She may not be perfect, but the way she handles each trial is a cre...