Oct 172016
 

modern

Hi readers, I’m excited to share another of my Austenesque Top Ten lists with you today!

As you might have guessed, I’m a big fan of modern-day retellings!  I love seeing Darcy and Lizzy in our contemporary world – it’s always fun to see what professions or interests authors like to give these characters.  Plus, it’s often a hoot to see modern-day representations of Mr. Collins, Lydia Bennet, and Caroline Bingley!  So much fun!

Overall, I’ve read 54 Austenesque Modern Adaptations, and 33 of them are modern Pride and Prejudice adaptations!

That’s quite a lot!  And many of them were fantastic 4.5 or 5 star reads.  It was not easy to pick only 10 top favorites…but I did, and here they are! 😀

 

* These lists are based only on the novels I have read and reviewed on this blog and are my top ten favorites.

**These lists are subject to change.  

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(in alphabetical order)

Boots and BackpacksBoots and Backpacks

Author: K. C. Kahler

Type of Novel: Modern AdaptationMature Audiences

My Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

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“This adaptation combines so many elements I love – Darcy and Elizabeth trapped in close quarters, an inventive and unexplored setting, high passions, and an emotionally turbulent journey…A deeply satisfying journey full of trials, hardships, and big rewards!”

 

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Jul 202016
 

P&P Sequel

Hi readers, I’m happy to share another of my Austenesque Top Ten lists with you today!

Today we are looking at Pride and Prejudice sequels – which comprises a huge chunk of the Austenesque genre!  Most of the earliest published Austenesque novels (pre-1995) were Pride and Prejudice sequels – stories that helped readers find the answer to the frequently asked question – what happened next?

The way I see it there are two kinds of Pride and Prejudice sequels.

  1. Ones that focus on Darcy and Elizabeth
  2. Ones that focus more on fleshing out a minor character from Pride and Prejudice – such as Mary Bennet, Kitty Bennet, Charlotte Collins, and Georgiana Darcy.

While I do love to see Darcy and Elizabeth in the throes of happily ever after, I must admit that I sometimes find myself more often gravitating to read sequels that include strong storylines for minor characters over stories that are solely about Darcy and Elizabeth.

Since I already made a list of my Top Ten Favorite Minor Character novels (and 8 of them are Pride and Prejudice sequels!), I thought it would be better to have this list of Top Ten Pride and Prejudice Sequels spotlight stories that prominently feature Darcy and Elizabeth.

* These lists are based only on the novels I have read and reviewed on this blog and are my top ten favorites.

**These lists are subject to change.  

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(in alphabetical order)

A Change of LegaciesA Change of Legacies

Author: Sophie Turner

Type of Novel: SequelHistorical Fiction

My Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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“I greatly admire Ms. Turner’s style and applaud how she seamlessly can weave together a tale that includes so many characters, historical details, and underlying themes. The end result is a stimulating, compelling, and moving continuation that I will definitely read again and again!”

 

A Constant Love

A Constant Love

Author: Sophie Turner

Type of Novel: SequelHistorical Fiction

My Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

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“This novel is half Pride and Prejudice sequel and half a work of historical fiction focusing on England in the years 1814 and 1815. Real-life historic events such as The Corn Bill, The Hundred Days, and The Battle of Waterloo are events Darcy and Elizabeth would have seen had they been real and not fictional.” Continue reading »

May 162016
 

ATT

Hi readers, I’m happy to share another of my Austenesque Top Ten lists with you today!

This list is for one of my favorite sub-genres in the Austenesque sphere, a sub-genre I like to call –Austen-Inspired novels.  Now I know all Austenesque books are inspired by Austen, but the books I place in this category are ones that are more inspired by her in general than one of her novels in particular.

These stories have original characters and storylines. They are not sequels, modern adaptations, or variations and don’t focus upon characters that resemble Jane Austen’s characters.  Oftentimes these stories center around modern-day heroines who are Janeites, read vociferously, or are in love with Mr. Darcy (definitely my kind of heroines!) 😉

I’ve read many Austen-Inspired books these past years, but here is a list of my Top Ten favorites!

This is my eighth Austenesque Top Ten list.  You can find my other Top Ten lists HERE.

* These lists are based only on the novels I have read and reviewed on this blog and are my top ten favorites.

**These lists are subject to change.  

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(in alphabetical order)

according-to-janeAccording to Jane

Author: Marilyn Brant

Type of Novel: Austen-Inspired, Mature Audiences

My Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

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AustentatiousAustentatious

Author: Alyssa Goodnight

Type of Novel: Austen-Inspired, Fantasy

My Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

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