Austensibly Ordinary by Alyssa Goodnight – book cover, description, publication history. Austensibly Ordinary. Alyssa Goodnight. Trade Paperback. February 2, Kensington. pages. Buy Now. RRP $ Austensibly Ordinary (Book): Goodnight, Alyssa: When she discovers a journal that could be linked to Jane Austen, English teacher Cate Kendall, in need of a.

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Feb 13, Michelle rated it it was amazing Shelves: What could possibly be back about that? I don’t know whether I’d read another installment from this author or not.

Austensibly Ordinary

She hurts him, then instead of apologizing, she just acts like it never happened. Exactly austensiblh you want when you’re looking for a good-time book. Don’t hold a grudge longer than it takes to work your way through a pan of brownies all by yourself, and don’t begrudge someone an apology if they deserve it. But no, I just don’t care about her at all.

Jane reads the entries that people write in the journal and erases most of the message while leaving a tiny snippet that forms a small type of inspirational message. Sex with him since she has already taken the nice guy for a test drive? In Emma, yes, the title character is misguided and at times a bit silly, but she doesn’t assume a secret identity just to shake things up.

But there might be a few similarities in its inhabitants… Cate Kendall is no stranger to daydreams of brooding men and fancy parties—after all, she teaches one of her beloved Jane Austen novels in her English classes every year. I love the bits where Harriet Smith acts like a goofy-in-love buffoon, austdnsibly the tension-filled moments that are spent between Emma and Knightley unchaperoned!


I ordinarg going in that this is just one more derivative Jane Austen novel, but there have been a few good ones amidst all the dross. And it’s clean – while there are “encounters”, they’re always alluded to without details. I was even willing to suspend belief with the magical journal that left messages.

Austensibly Ordinary by Alyssa Goodnight

The author is really skilled at the slow burn. Cate goes with it all, not asking too many questions; sure, she investigates a bit. That sounds like something you’d find written on a bathroom wall. Though I didn’t dislike Nicola, I didn’t relate to her particularly either, though. Steaming, funky, and thoroughly modern, Austin, Texas, isn’t much like the gardened country estates of Jane Austen’s work.

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We find out some secrets about a few characters that certainly caught me off guard. Austensibly Ordinary Author s: He is rather a ‘Mr. Now, I have a confession: First off our main character, Cate Kendall, is a high school English teacher.

I will still be posting my thoughts on what I read and will hopefully, eventually make my way through my review backlog. I wish they had a ausgensibly. Despite her intelligence and best intentions, she keeps misreading the signs and making mistakes.

After two years of playing this game every Sunday with her best friend Ethan, she decides she needs excitement in her ordinary life. But mostly, she decides that Jane Austen is speaking to her through the journal, dispensing advice. I really got a kick out of seeing the two of them interact with each other.


I really enjoyed this book. I loved his reaction. And Cate totally took them to heart and she started to step outside of her shell. Couldn’t get past the first pages. Cate tries out the guise of Cat and why she couldn’t simply try out a different style and amp up her boring personality a bit without lying about every detail of her life and flirting outrageously is not really oordinary.

Fans of Jane Austen will love this book and I highly recommend giving it a try. The plot got lost in the details a lot of the time. On the topic of conflict, some would argue that while Pride and Prejudice has it in spades: Cute but ultimately unmemorable. I am glad she did.

Austensibly Ordinary by Alyssa Goodnight – Penguin Books Australia

But Cate is ready for a change. I wanted to like this book, but Cate was unlikeable, and it was a bit of a slog to get through. Shared in Network This resource is rare in the Library. I adored Cate and found her attempts with her alter ego hilarious. No matter the plot, no matter if the word “romance” makes you cringe, I think characters you connect with are what sell a book – people will put up with just about anything when the characters are lively and engaging, and Cate absolutely is.

Cate Kendall is plenty familiar with Jane Austen.

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