Austenland by Shannon Hale

I have to admit, I don't remember much of this novel, as I read it in the days surrounding my mother's passing. However, what I do remember was a light, at times funny novel about a girl who spends three weeks at a Regency-era retreat in England, trying to find her soul mate.

Between falling for the (non-Regency) gardener, the dress, deportment, and a snooty man in Mr. Darcy dress, she struggles to find herself, and what she wants out of life.

This was a pleasant, warm novel, and it made me long for empire dresses and a retreat of my own...