by Shannon Hale
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Each time [she watched Pride and Prejudice], Jane's heart banged, her skin chilled, and she clamped down on the distracting ache in her guy with a bowl of something naughty, like Cocoa Pebbles. (Pr...
[Nobley] was, in his subtle manner, insulting dear Aunt Saffronia! Wait, no he wasn't, they were both actors playing parts. (4.102)
Lies and Deceit Quotes
Jane had learned to hide her desires for such wonderful impossibilities as becoming a princess, or a supermodel, or Elizabeth Bennet. (3.26)
Society and Class Quotes
Picking up Jane at her apartment rather than meeting at the restaurant was a ploy to show Carolyn her great-niece's shameful living conditions. (1.11)
Tradition and Customs Quotes
Jane spent the drive going over her packet of notes, "Social History of the Regency Period" and felt as though she were cramming for a test in some uninteresting but required college course. (3.9)
Miss Charming [...] secured both the single gentlemen at the whist table. Quite a coup. (6.8)
It's also the most perfect romance in all of literature and nothing in my life can ever measure up, so I spend my life limping in its shadow. (1.27)
Foolishness and Folly Quotes
Seriously, a thirty-something woman shouldn't be daydreaming about a fictional character in a two-hundred-year-old world to the point where it interfered with her very real and much more important...