Sep 282009


*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 


– The Correction of Folly: What Might Have Been, Book One (Volume 1) by Christine Combe © 2018  V

 Sense and Sensibility in Space by Sybil Nelson © 2018   F

– True Love Comes to Delaford: A Sense and Sensibility Whimsy by Virginia Kohl © 2017  V

Sex and Sensibility: A Sense and Sensibility Variation by Chris Webster  © 2016 (ebook only)  MA  R

Sense and Sexuality by Maggie May © 2016 (ebook only) MA  

Miss Dashwood’s Dilemma: Margaret’s Mission by Ronald McGowan © 2016  S  MC

A Sensible Solution by Beth Poppet © 2016 V  N

Sense and Sensibility: An Amish Retelling of Jane Austen’s Classic by Sarah Price © 2016  R

The Steele Sisters: A Sense and Sensibility Tale by Linda Phelps © 2015  MC APV

Colonel Brandon’s Secret by Ronald McGowan © 2015

Sensible and Sensational (The Jane Austen Diaries Book 6) by Jenni James © 2015 M  YA

Nonsense and Sensibility: A Modern Austen Variation by Louise Hathaway © 2015 (ebook only)  N  M

The Daughters of Delaford: A Continuation of Mrs. Dashwood Returns and Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility by Lucia Edgerton © 2015 (ebook only) S  MC

Mrs. Dashwood Returns: A Continuation of Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility by Lucia Edgerton © 2014  S  MC

Ask Eleanor by Laura Briggs and Sarah Burgess © 2014 M

– Margaret Dashwood and the Enchanted Atlas by Beth Deitchman © 2014  MC  P  S

– Sense and Sensibility: A Latter-Day Tale by Rebecca H. Jamison © 2014  M

The Second Chance by Joana Starnes © 2013  V

Debt and Determination: A Novella by Joanna Gosselin  © 2013 (ebook only)  M  N

A Modern Day Sense and Sensibility by Kaitlin Saunders  © 2013  M

Sense and Sensibility by Joanna Trollope  © 2013  M

Jane Austen Goes to Hollywood by Abby McDonald © 2013  M  YA

–  So Into You (The Jane Austen Academy Series #2) by Cecilia Gray  © 2012  YA  M

Mr. Darcy Forever by Victoria Connelly © 2012  AI

The Three Colonels by Jack Caldwell  © 2012  S  MC

Expectations of Happiness by Rebecca Ann Collins © 2011  S  

Sass and Serendipity by Jennifer Ziegler  © 2011  YA  M

The Dashwood Sisters Tell All by Beth Pattillo  © 2011  M

The Three Weissmanns of Westport: A Novel by Cathleen Schine © 2010  M

The Cookbook Collector by Allegra Goodman  © 2010  AI

Willoughby’s Return by Jane Odiwe © 2009  S

– Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters by Jane Austen and Ben H. Winters © 2009  P  R

Colonel Brandon’s Diary by Amanda Grange © 2009  APV

Sensing Jane Austen by Kerri Bennett Williamson © 2008  AI

Eliza’s Daughter: A Sequel to Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility by Joan Aiken © 1994 (republished in 2008)  S  MC

Suspense and Sensibility: Or First Impressions Revisited by Carrie Bebris © 2005  MY  S

The Dashwood Sisters’ Secrets of Love by Rosie Rushton © 2005  M  YA

Miss Lucy Steele by Ruth Berger © 2005 (in German)  APV  MC

Reason and Romance (Book Two in The Austen Series) by Debra White Smith © 2004 (republished in 2018) M

The Perfect Elizabeth: A Tale of Two Sisters by Libby Schmais © 2001  M

The Third Sister by Julia Barrett © 1996  S  MC

Elinor and Marianne by Emma Tennant © 1996  S

The Sense and Sensibility Screenplay and Diaries: Bringing Jane Austen Novel to Film by Emma Thompson © 1995 (revised in 2002)  NR

Brightsea by Jane Gillespie © 1987  S  MC

Margaret Dashwood or Interference by Edith Charlotte Brown © 1929  S  MC


M – Modern Adaption
YA – Young Adult
NR – Reference
F – Fantasy
P – Paranormal
S – Sequel
APV – Alternate Point-of-View
R – Retelling
MC – Minor Character
AI – Austen-Inspired Original
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  15 Responses to “A Comprehensive Guide to Austenesque Novels – Sense and Sensibility”


    I must say that I haven’t read any “sequels” to S&S. It has always been my least favorite Austen book. I am pretty interested about the one by Jane Odiwe, because I really liked the one she wrote about Lydia Bennet/Wickham.
    I am also quite keen to see the copy of the Seamonster book because I read the Zombie book during the summer. 🙂


    It isn’t my favorite Jane Austen novel either. I want to read the Willoughby one too, the cover looks gorgeous!!! I have read Reason and Romance, The Third Sister, and Bright Sea from this list. Bright Sea and The Third Sister weren’t that good. I do want to read Colonel Brandon’s Diary!!!


    I haven’t read any of these but I’m always hesitant to pick up anything that tries to pick up were the great Austen left off. I’ll have to wait for you to read them and tell me if they’re great!



    Have you read Rosie Rushton’s book “The Dashwood Sisters’ Secret Love?” I think you were reading other books by Rosie Rushton, right?


    I have read Summer of Secrets (Northanger Abbey) and Love, Lies and Lizzie (P&P) by Rosie Rushton.
    I have the Secret Schemes and Daring Dreams (Emma) on my shelf, but I have not read it yet. I saw the Dashwood Sisters’ one at the bookstore too but I did not buy it… I am waiting that Rushton writes a “sequel” to Mansfield Park or Persuasion. 🙂

    Have you read “Old Friends and New Fancies by Sybilla Brinton? I bought it a while ago but I think it is the first Austen sequel ever written and it has characters from all 6 novels.


    I am sure that the Mansfield Park and Perusasion ones are on their way.

    I have read “Old Friends and New Fancies” it is the first sequel published in 1913. I liked the mix of characters from all the novels and it focused on William Price, Catherine Bennet, Georgiana Darcy, Mary Crawford, and Colonel Fitzwilliam. Sorry, no Edmund… If you like the minor characters and are interested in seeing them developed, then I think you would like it.


    Yeah, I think I will read it when I have time, I bought it from London while I was there because in Finland we don’t have that much Austen sequels on book stores. Arrrggg, I don’t they ever put Edmund on any sequels. Amanda Grange’s Edmund Bertram’s Diary is amazing because it is all about Edmund.


    You are right, Edmund doesn’t seem to be a very popular Austen hero. 🙁 But then again, Mansfield Park isn’t always popular with every Jane Austen fan. Some say Fanny is too good and priggish.


    I am in the process of writing a spoof of Persuasion for a fan fiction site entitled “Anne Elliot – I Am Woman.” After being declared a spinster, Anne decides to take control of her life and kicks it off by becomming a jogger. After I finish that, I want to do one of Sense & Sensibility b/c some of the story lines, e.g., a secret five-year engagement between Edward and Lucy, just beg to be spoofed.


    Is your story about Anne a modern adaption? Modern adaptions of Persuasion seem to be popular. In the list for Perusasion I think more than half of them are modern adaptions.


    My story is a parody, but it takes place in 1814. Anne realizes early on that Elliot is a fraud, and once she gets to Bath, she enlists the help of a street urchin to expose him. When Frederick comes to Bath, he joins them. This is the most fun thing I’ve ever written, and the comments I’m getting on are equally funny.


    Sounds very interesting, Mary. I am glad you are having so much fun with it! I will have to check it out on


    I have just started Willoughby’s Return and am immensely looking forward to it. I have read all of Amanda Grange’s Diaries. With mixed reviews. Some characters are definitely more developed than others…just depends on your preference of man I guess. There are so many on the list that sound wonderful. Keep up the good work.


    Well. S&S isn’t my favorite book, and I should say that I haven’t yet read a sequel to this novel. However, I have been reading the reviews of some sequels, variations and so forth and (for what they are worth) I must say that the one with which I connect the best is with Willoughby’s Return, by Jane Odiwe. It got me interested so much that I will try and get it to my kindle. 🙂


    don’t forget the Dashwood Sisters Tell All as another S&S – really liked it – read it straight through ”) and added it to a monday recommendation for #Austenesque Extravaganza

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