By Karen Doornebos
There's no position for satisfaction during this Austen misadventure.
Chloe Parker used to be born centuries too overdue. A thirty-nine-year- previous divorced mom, she runs her personal vintage letterpress company, is a lifelong member of the Jane Austen Society, and gushes over every little thing Regency. yet her company is failing, threatening her daughter's destiny. what is a girl to do?
Why, audition for a Jane Austen-inspired television convey set in England, of course.
What Chloe thinks is a documentary seems to be a fact courting express set in 1812. 8 ladies are competing to snare Mr. Wrightman, the inheritor to a stunning property, besides a $100,000 prize. So Chloe tosses her bonnet into the hoop, hoping to rework from stressed-out Midwest mother to genteel American heiress and win the money. without mobile phones, indoor plumbing, or deodorant to be came upon, she needs to tighten her corset and flash a few ankle to overcome out ladies more youthful, extra cutthroat, and much less clumsy than herself. however the witty and rushing Mr. Wrightman proves to be a prize worthy successful, whether it capability the gloves are off...
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Jane Austen would be horrified. ” “Some people find true love on these kinds of shows, and I think Jane Austen would approve of that. Besides, during the Regency, women outnumbered men because so many men had died in the Napoleonic Wars or were on active duty. ” He folded his arms. “Do you realize how many women were competing for the same country squire? It would be historically inaccurate to arrange a party of, let’s say, ten men and ten women. ” He handed her a piece of paper. “Here’s Mr. Wrightman’s bio.
Chloe figured women wore some kind of drawers under their gowns, not these things. Certainly, when she wore her Regency gown to a Jane Austen event, she wore her usual hose underneath. Austen never mentioned undergarments in her novels, and even though Chloe knew a lot about the Regency, her knowledge was by no means encyclopedic. ” “Drawers were newfangled, and not completely accepted until later in the Regency. ” Color rose to Chloe’s cheeks. She’d never look at another period film the same way again.
We’ll edit out any naughty bits, for the American market at least. And soon as you’re ready I’ll explain all the rules. ” He slammed the door again behind him. Chloe shot up. “Naughty bits? ” “I dunno, Miss Parker. ” Muslin turned out to be a very thin fabric, nearly sheer, and Chloe knew better than to hope for petticoats, because those had gone out of fashion by 1812. Just as Fiona held up an equally threadbare chemise to go under the gown, Chloe’s phone rang. ” It was Abigail. “Hi, Mom! ” Chloe rolled her eyes.
Definitely Not Mr. Darcy by Karen Doornebos