“Doornebos gives the historical romance novel a hilarious update in this delightful debut… The amusing secondary characters, sidesplitting faux pas, and fiery romance will make Doornebos an instant hit with readers.”
—Starred Review from Publisher’s Weekly 

“Doornebos brings readers a fresh take on Jane Austen’s world. Mixing reality television with Regency-style romance, this tale combines a fun plot with witty dialogue, charming characters and a strong-willed heroine. It will leave you laughing in delight and reluctant to put it down until the last page is read.”
—4 1/2 out of 5 Stars from RT Book Reviews 


Listen to WGN Radio’s Rick Kogan interview of Karen Doornebos HERE!

Check out THE CHICAGO TRIBUNE article Thoroughly Modern Jane with Karen Doornebos HERE

Read the article about Karen Doornebos in the RIVERSIDE LANDMARK HERE!


“A fun romp that combines Austenalia and a modern day reality show. You’ll root for Chloe to win and laugh yourself silly!”
—Syrie James, bestselling author of The Lost Memoirs of Jane Austen

“Maybe you’ve read Pride and Prejudice one, two or twenty-two times. Maybe you would just about kill to get to relive the thrill of your first time. Maybe you’ve settled for going to see every TV and film version out there. Maybe you don’t have to suffer any more. Karen Doornebos has created her own fun, funny, and perfectly satisfying dip into the world so many of us would like to time travel back to–but with a thoroughly modern twist.”
—Arielle Eckstut, co-author of Pride and Promiscuity

“Chloe deals with Regency underwear, spiteful co-stars, and chamberpots with determination and sass…it’s delightful to read an Austen-inspired novel that is funny!”
—Margaret C. Sullivan, author of The Jane Austen Handbook

“A lively and engaging tale of a modern woman faced with the amusingly inelegant reality of Regency life.”
– Abigail Reynolds, author of Mr. Darcy’s Obsession