Waiting on Wednesday: Jane Austen Goes to Hollywood by Abby McDonald

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine.  It’s designed for bloggers to spotlight the upcoming releases that they simply can’t wait to read.


Sometimes I need a book that’s light and fluffy.  I’ve never read anything by Abby McDonald, but Jane Austen Goes to Hollywood sounds like the perfect book to read after reading something edgy and intense.

Jane Austen Goes to HollywoodTitle & Author: Jane Austen Goes to Hollywood by Abby McDonald

Release Date: April 9th, 2013

Publisher: Candlewick Press

Summary (From Goodreads): Abby McDonald gives L.A. the Jane Austen treatment in this contemporary take on Sense and Sensibility.

Hallie and Grace Weston have never exactly seen life eye to eye. So when their father dies and leaves everything to his new wife, forcing the girls to pack up and leave San Francisco for a relative’s house in shiny Beverly Hills, the two sisters take to their changing lot in typically different styles. Shy, responsible Grace manages to make friends with an upbeat, enterprising girl named Palmer but still yearns for her old life — and the maybe-almost-crush she left behind. Meanwhile, drama queen Hallie is throwing herself headlong into life — and love — in L.A., spending every second with gorgeous musician Dakota and warding off the attention of brooding vet Brandon. But is Hallie blinded by the stars in her eyes? And is Grace doomed to forever hug the sidelines?


  1. I saw this one on another blog last week and WANT IT! I am a huge Janeite so any Austen related books are usually right up my alley! 🙂 And isn’t the cover just adorable? I love that bright blue!

  2. Great pick! I love Jane Austen, and this sounds like such a cute read.

    My WoW: http://dragongirl28.blogspot.com/2013/03/waiting-on-wednesday-towering.html

  3. This looks like a fun read; I’ll have to add it to my mound of TBR

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