Hi readers, it has been over a year since my last Austenesque Top Ten list, and I’m really happy to be sharing a new list (and a new list category!) with you today! I thought it would be fun to make some new categories besides favorite sequel, favorite variation, etc. I hope you like it!
Just like with my Pride and Prejudice Variations Top Ten lists, it is impossible for me to settle on just 10 books that feature amazing Austenesque angst! IM-POSS-I-BLE!!!!!
Do you know how many stellar emotionally turbulent Austenesque tales are out there!?!
And while most stories have some level of angst (light, moderate, heavy) this list focuses on those books that are on the heavier end of the spectrum. Stories that pull hard at the heartstrings, bring tears to our eyes, and overall make the reader feel anguish, anxiety, and intense emotions for these characters.
I am not talking about stories that have needless melodrama or that just keep throwing obstacles and misunderstandings around like they are going out of fashion. I am talk about the stories that deliver high levels of angst with plausibility and skill.
And since there are so many fantastic stories that do that, this list is broken into separate lists (more to enjoy, right?) 😉
Today’s list is for my favorite Austenesque works with high angst published from 2007-2014 – and for those who are good at math, yes this list has 14 books on it not 10. 😉
*I’ve included only books I’ve read on these lists, if you think a book is missing, it may be because I have not read it yet. 🙂
(in alphabetical order)
A Fair Prospect Trilogy (Volumes I-III)
Author: Cassandra Grafton
Type of Novel: Variation
My Rating: 5 out of 5 stars (for all three!)
“If you are an ardent admirer of Pride and Prejudice variations, then you need to do yourself a favor and devour this expressive and eloquent trilogy, if you haven’t already! Filled with soul-searching, slow-paced exhilaration, and sweeping romance, Cassandra Grafton’s A Fair Prospect is definitely one of my favorites!”