Jun 102016


A list for readers who love compilations and collections!

I have been such a fan of all the anthologies published these past couple of years.  I love reading several different stories in one book – the different themes authors and editors adopt, and the overall creativity and variety.  I was surprised to find many more anthologies than the ones I’ve read!  This list has a great assortment and I want to read them all!!!

And for those of us who love a good bargain…this list also includes Austenesque box sets!  Whether a full series grouped together or a collection of several works by the same author, box sets are lovely little bundles that look so elegant and save readers a little green!


*The titles that have highlighted links are the ones I have read and reviewed on this blog

**This list is in chronological order based on the publication year


Darcy’s Adventures: A Pride and Prejudice Variation Anthology by Zoe Burton © 2017   V

Holidays with Jane: Will You Be Mine? by Jennifer Becton, Melissa Buell, Rebecca Fleming, Cecilia Gray, Jessica Grey, and Nancy Kelley © 2017  M  SS

A Certain Persuasion: Modern LGBTQ+ Fiction Inspired by Jane Austen’s Novels Edited by Julia Bozza © 2016  SS  MA

A Dash of Darcy Duo 1 by Leenie Brown © 2016  N  V

A Fine Stout Love and Other Stories: Pride and Prejudice Petite Tales, Volume 1 by Renee Beyea © 2016  SS  V

Another Darcy: A Collection of Pride and Prejudice Variations by Jane Grix  © 2016 (ebook only)  V  N  BS

Austen in Austin, Volume I by Gina Welborn, Anita May Draper, Susanne Dietze, and Debra E. Marvin © 2016  N  R

Austen in Austin, Volume II by Suzie Johnson, Niki Turner, Dina L. Sleiman, and Lisa Karon Richardson  © 2016  N  R

Compromising Mr. Darcy: A Pride and Prejudice Variation Anthology by Rose Fairbanks © 2016 (ebook only)  V  BS

Darcy and Elizabeth What If? Collection #3 by Jennifer Lang © 2016  N  V  BS

Holidays with Jane: Summer of Love by Jennifer Becton, Melissa Buell, Rebecca Fleming, Cecilia Gray, Jessica Grey, and Nancy Kelley © 2016  M  SS

– Holidays with Jane: Thankful Hearts by Jennifer Becton, Melissa Buell, Rebecca Fleming, Cecilia Gray, Jessica Grey, and Nancy Kelley © 2016  M  SS

Intimately Darcy by Lori Lipps © 2016  MA  N  BS

Love Remains Omnibus by Meg Osborne © 2016  N  V  BS

Meryton Medley: Four Pride and Prejudice Novelettes by Cassandra B. Leigh © 2016 (ebook only)  N

Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth Boxed Set: Four Pride and Prejudice Novella Variations in the Regency Style by W. E. Dashwood  © 2016 (ebook only) V  N

– Mr. Darcy Loves Elizabeth by Elizabeth Ann West, Barbara Silkstone, Kristi Rose, and April Floyd © 2016 (ebook only)  N  

– Mr. Darcy’s Dark Desires Box Set by Chera Zade and Delaney Jane© 2016 (ebook only)   MA  BS  S

Pride and Prejudice Continues Series Box Set by Karen Aminadra © 2016 (ebook only)  S  MC  BS

Pride and Prejudice Sensuous Seasons Collection by Belle Jansen © 2016 (ebook only) SS  MA  BS V

The Choices Series: Pride and Prejudice Novellas by Leenie Brown © 2016 (ebook only)  V  N  BS

The Cousins Series: A Set of Pride and Prejudice Variations by Jennifer Joy © 2016 (ebook only)  BS  V

Two Pride and Prejudice Variations: The Wager and Not Romantic by Kate Bedlow © 2016  BS  V

Unforgettable: A Collection of Pride and Prejudice Variation Novels by Renata McMann and Summer Hanford, Ola Wegner, Rose Fairbanks, and Bronwen Chisholm © 2016 (ebook only)  V   BS

A Jane Austen Christmas Bundle by Maria Grace © 2015 (ebook only)  SS  N  NR  BS

A Pride and Prejudice Sequel: Life After the Wedding (Short Stories  1 – 5) by Denise O’Hara © 2015  S  SS  MC

A Spot of Sweet Tea: Hope and Beginnings Short Story Collection by Maria Grace © 2015  SS 

Beguiling Miss Bennet by Lindsay Ashford and Caroline Oakley © 2015  SS  MC

Darcy and Beyond: An Historical Romance by Abby Downton and Lilly Granson © 2015 (ebook only) SS  MA  BS

Darcy and Elizabeth What If? Collection #1 by Jennifer Lang © 2015  N  V  BS

Darcy and Elizabeth What If? Collection #2 by Jennifer Lang © 2015  N  V  BS

Dirty Darcy: A Victorian Erotic Boxset by Abby Downton and Lilly Granson © 2015 (ebook only) SS  MA  BS 

From Longbourn to Pemberley, Year One of the Season of Serendipity by Elizabeth Ann West  © 2015 (ebook only)  V  N  BS

Holiday Bliss Complete, Box Set Books 1-3 by Lily Lord © 2015 (ebook only) SS  BS MA  S

Holidays with Jane: Spring Fever by Jennifer Becton, Melissa Buell, Rebecca Fleming, Cecilia Gray, Jessica Grey, Kimberley Truesdale © 2015  M  SS

Holidays with Jane: Trick or Sweet by Jennifer Becton, Melissa Buell, Rebecca Fleming, Cecilia Gray, Jessica Grey, Kimberley Truesdale © 2015  M  SS

Marital Bliss Boxset, Books 1-7: A Pride and Prejudice Intimate by Lily Lord © 2015 (ebook only)  S  SS  MA  BS

Mister Darcy Mystery Series Boxset Books 1-3 by Barbara Silkstone © 2015 (ebook only)  M  MY   BS  

Mister Darcy Mystery Series Boxet Books 4-6 by Barbara Silkstone © 2015 (ebook only)  M  MY   BS

Mr. Darcy Requests the Pleasure (A Darcy Collection) by Elizabeth Aston  © 2015 (ebook only)  S  N  BS

One Love – Two Hearts – Three Stories by J. Dawn King © 2015  N  V

Pride and Prejudice Compromise Collection by Belle Jansen © 2015 (ebook only)  SS MA  BS V

Pride in Meryton: Three Pride and Prejudice Novellettes by Cassandra B. Leigh © 2015 (ebook only)  V  N

Sexy Mr. Darcy Collection: Sensual Pride and Prejudice Variations by Scarlett Rossi © 2015  SS  MA  V   BS

Sun-Kissed: Effusions of Summer Edited by Christina Boyd © 2015  SS

Sweet Caresses by Sarah Johnson © 2015  SS

Teatime Tales: Short and Sweet Austen-Inspired Stories by Leenie Brown © 2015  S  SS

The Gypsy Blessing Box Set by Wendi Sotis © 2015 (ebook only)  BS

The Watson Novels by Ann Mychal © 2015  BS

Then Comes Winter Edited by Christina Boyd © 2015  SS

Darcy’s Tale: Deluxe Edition by Stanley Hurd © 2014  BS  APV

Five Pride and Prejudice Variations: A Collection of Short Stories by Renata McMann © 2014  V  SS

– Holidays with Jane: Christmas Cheer by Jennifer Becton, Melissa Buell, Rebecca Fleming, Cecilia Gray, Jessica Grey, Kimberly Truesdale © 2014  M  SS

My Darcy Exhilarates by Enid Wilson  © 2014  SS  MA  V

The Perfect Pair by Marilyn Brant © 2014 (ebook only)  BS  M

A Fair Prospect, Volume I, II, and III by Cassandra Grafton © 2013 (ebook only)  V   BS

And Who Can Be in Doubt of What Followed?: The Novels of Jane Austen Expanded by Alexa Adams © 2013 (ebook only)  SS  S

Brides of Pemberley Box Set by Nancy Kelley © 2013 (ebook only)  BS

Given Good Principles Boxed Set by Maria Grace © 2013 (ebook only)  V   BS

– Headstrong Girls by June Williams, Enid Wilson, and Debra Anne Watson © 2013  SS

– My Darcy Pulsates… by Enid Wilson © 2013  SS  MA

– Pride and Prejudice: The Scenes Jane Austen Never Wrote by The Austen Authors Collective  © 2013 SS

– Pride Revisited by Tessa Quinn  © 2013  SS

Wendi Sotis: Early Regency Works by Wendi Sotis © 2013 (ebook only) V  BS

– Honor and Integrity by Aimee Avery, June Williams, and Enid Wilson  © 2012  SS  MA

The Personages of Pride and Prejudice Collection by Jennifer Becton © 2012  BS  MC  S

– A Pemberley Medley by Abigail Reynolds © 2011  N  V  MA

– Jane Austen Made Me Do It edited by Laurel Ann Nattress  © 2011  SS 

Mr. Darcy Vibrates by Enid Wilson © 2011  MA   SS

– Pemberley Celebrations by Kara Louise © 2011  S   SS

Wooing Mr. Wickham by Michele Roberts © 2011  SS

– Bespelling Jane by Mary Balogh, Colleen Gleason and Janet Mullany © 2010  P  MA  M

– Dancing with Mr. Darcy edited by Sarah Waters © 2010  SS

My Darcy Mutates by Enid Wilson © 2010  MA  SS

Intimations of Austen by Jane Greensmith © 2008  SS

Pride and Promiscuity: The Lost Sex Scenes of Jane Austen by Arielle Eckstut and Dennis Ashton © 2001 (republished in 2008)  MA  SS

– The Compleat Mrs. Elton by Diana Birchall © 2004  SS  MC
The Courtship of Mrs. Elton
In Defense of Mrs. Elton
Mrs. Elton in America


V – Variation
MA – Mature Audience
S – Sequel
MC – Minor Character
N – Novella
SS – Short Story
R – Retelling
P – Paranormal
M – Modern Adaptation
MY – Mystery
APV – Alternate Point-of-View
NR – Nonfiction/Reference
BS – Box Set

I’ve read 17 out of 64 on this list, although with a lot of the box sets I’ve read each book individually. 🙂 

Are you a fan of anthologies, box sets, or both?  Do you have any favorites?

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20 Comments on "A Comprehensive Guide – Austenesque Anthologies and Box Sets"

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Michelle Hall

Wow Meredith thank you so much for compiling this. It’s brilliant. I love it!


It’s lovely to be included, Meredith, but I’m sure you have reviewed A Fair Prospect on this Blog! I wouldn’t forget something so lovely! 😉


I love anthologies! Though I’m not a fan of short stories I have to admit that the collections “Holidays with Jane” gave me the chance to appreciate some lovely stories. Thanks for this guide! I’ll definitely add some titles to my list! 😉

Christina Boyd

Thank you for remembering the short story anthologies SUN-KISSED: EFFUSIONS OF SUMMER and THEN COMES WINTER by over 18 authors.

Abigail Bok

What a great list! Who knew there were so many anthologies out there? Weren’t there also two that came out of the Chawton House Library short story writing competition that you reviewed last year? Those sounded very intriguing to me–what a shame the Chawton House Library folks don’t seem to be planning any more.

Teresa Broderick

‘In vain have I struggled, this will not do’——–I cannot find any sequels to Mansfield Park!!!! I would love to find out what happened to everyone but no joy.

Sophia Rose

Read 9 and partially read 4 of them, but I think I have another six on shelves to read and a handful more on my wish list.

So yes, I’d say I enjoy boxed sets and anthologies. LOL I don’t really have favorites as some are so different that it’s hard to compare (some are a series and some are separate stories by the same author while others are separate stories by different authors). I tend to like all of them either b/c it’s a favorite author or an intro to a new author.

Carole in Canada

Oh thank you for this wonderful list. I went through and there are several that I already have read and loved! There are several on my wishlist too. Will have to check out the others.

Rose Fairbanks

Love your lists! Thanks for including Compromising Mr. Darcy!

Sheila L. M.

I have read maybe a half dozen anthologies but WOW – I didn’t realize that there were so many. I also didn’t realize how many there are which seem to lean towards the erotic side if I judge by the titles. Thank you for all your hard work compiling this list (along with all your others).

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