The Pursuit of Mary Bennet by Pamela Mingle

With warmth, wit, and infinite charm Pamela Mingle brings to the page Pride and Prejudice's reserved and awkward Mary Bennet and proves that there is always room for another Austen spin-off when it's this good. For most of her life Mary Bennet has been an object of ridicule. With a notable absence of the social [...]

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Undressing Mr. Darcy by Karen Doornebos

Summary: Vanessa Roberts, a PR queen, has the envious task of shepherding around Julian Chancellor, a Mr. Darcy lookalike, at multiple JASNA conferences and finds herself growing more and more distracted by his multiple charms, but he's an old-fashioned kind of guy, and she's purely 21st-c. tech. The two are just not compatible.  Then there's [...]

Attempting Elizabeth by Jessica Grey

Kelsey Edmundson has had her own encounter with a Mr. Wickham in her love life, so she rejects the idea of a quickie rebound, especially if it's Ricky, her best friend's boyfriend's friend, or that hottie Aussie bartender at the club, Mark Barnes. Turning to her favorite Austen novel, Pride and Prejudice, to drown her [...]

Mr. Darcy’s Refuge by Abigail Reynolds

"The garden in which stands my humble abode is separated only by a lane from Rosings Park, her ladyship's residence." (Mr. Collins to Mrs. Bennet, Pride and Prejudice, Vol. I, Chapter 14). Abigail Reynolds tweaks this small detail of Pride and Prejudice, altering it to become one of the many rivers in Kent, and in doing [...]

My Jane Austen Summer by Cindy Jones

My Jane Austen Summer is about the internal struggle of a young woman dealing with a lot of life changes in a short amount of time and the anger under the surface she fails to deal with. The author creates a mutual empathy for the protagonist, Lily, by causing that same anger at the indignity [...]

The Phantom of Pemberley by Regina Jeffers (Pride and Prejudice Murder Mystery #1)

This was a difficult book for me to read as my first foray into the Jane Austen/Regency mystery genre.   Although only 409 pages long, I found the mystery format difficult to embrace.  The traditional whodunit format of investigator questioning and answering that I associate with mysteries was not present until the last 50 pages [...]

A Weekend With Mr. Darcy by Victoria Connelly (Austen Addicts #1)

This was a delightful confection of a novel!  I absolutely adored my Weekend With Mr. Darcy. This feel-good cozy chick lit read is the perfect accompaniment for a girl's night in.  I was left envious of all the Janeites out there who attend the annual Regency conferences and balls as a result of reading this [...]

Midnight in Austenland by Shannon Hale (Austenland #2)

Trying to compare Midnight in Austenland to its original, Austenland, is like attempting to formulate one of those tests you take in high school, the kind that ask you to compare apples and oranges. Midnight in Austenland is to Northanger Abbey as Austenland is to Pride and Prejudice. That is, they are very different books [...]

To Conquer Mr. Darcy by Abigail Reynolds

This is a tradecover paperback romance and the premise of the story is that Darcy and Elizabeth's passion precedes their matrimony.  You can expect all the juicy passages associated with romance novels. Although dear Jane did write about such affairs of the heart (remember, Lydia?), to make the quantum leap that Elizabeth's independent spirit could be seduced [...]