Feb 072010


*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


– Jane Austen Lied to Me by Jeanette Watts © 2017

– Lies Jane Austen Told Me: A Proper Romance by Julia Wright © 2017

– Second Impressions by Pepper Basham © 2017  N

– The Austen Escape by Katherine Reay © 2017

Searching for Mr. Tilney (Time Travels with Jane Austen) by Jane Odiwe © 2017  TT

– Leap of Hope: Chance at an Austen Kind of Life (Crossroads Collection) (Volume 2) by Shannon Winslow  © 2017  TT

The Jane Austen Project by Kathleen A. Flynn © 2017  TT  MA

The Austen Addiction by Carolyn R. Scheidies © 2017 (ebook onlyN

Austen’s Independence Day by Melissa Belle © 2016  MA

The Particular Charm of Miss Jane Austen by Ada Bright and Cassandra Grafton  © 2016  TT

– Locket In Time by C. J. Hill © 2016  TT

Dear Emma by Katie Heaney © 2016

Kissing Mr. Darcy (Notting Hill Diaries #5) by Shea MacLeod  © 2016  N

Living Austen by Nancy Saylor © 2016

The Epic Adventures of Lydia Bennet: A Novel by Kate Rorick and Rachel Kiley © 2015

Affections and Wishes: A Matter of Chance by Angela Schroeder © 2015

Promise and Promiscuity: A New Novella by Jane Austen and Penny Ashton © 2015 (ebook only)  N

Aerendgast: The Lost History of Jane Austen by Rachel Berman © 2015  MY

– The Jane Austen Code by J.D. Gregory © 2014  MY

Lizzy and Jane by Katherine Reay  © 2014

First Impressions by Charlie Lovett  © 2014

A Jane Austen Encounter by Donna Fletcher Crow  © 2014  MY

Jane and Austen by Stephanie Fowers © 2014

– Attempting Elizabeth by Jessica Gray  © 2013

– Austensibly Ordinary by Alyssa Goodnight  © 2013

Pen and Prejudice by Claire M. Johnson © 2013   

A Jane Austen Daydream by Scott D. Southard  © 2013

Dear Mr. Knightley by Katherine Reay  © 2013  E

Mr. Darcy’s Legacy by Y. M. Whitehead  © 2013

Jane, Actually: Or Jane Austen’s Book Tour  by Jennifer Petkus  © 2013  P

My Own Mr. Darcy by Karey White  © 2013

The Heart Does Whisper by Cynthia Ingram Hensley  © 2013

Happy Birthday Mr. Darcy by Victoria Connelly  © 2013  N

Undressing Mr. Darcy by Karen Doornebos  © 2013  MA

– The Missing Manuscript of Jane Austen by Syrie James  © 2012

– Turning Pages by Tristi Pinkston  © 2012

– Friendship of a Special Kind by Moira Bianchi  © 2012

– The Jane Austen Marriage Manual by Kim Izzo  © 2012

– Christmas with Mr. Darcy by Victoria Connelly  © 2012  N

– Echoes of Pemberley by Cynthia Ingram Hensley  © 2012

– The Darcy Code by Elizabeth Aston © 2012  N  MC

– Midnight in Austenland by Shannon Hale © 2012  MY

– Austentatious by Alyssa Goodnight  © 2012

– Mr. Darcy Forever by Victoria Connelly  © 2012

– Dreaming of Mr. Darcy by Victoria Connelly  © 2012 

– Dear Miss Darcy by Laura Briggs and Sarah Burgess  © 2011

– Tea with Emma (The Teacup Novellas) by Diane Moody  © 2011  N

Morning Light by Abigail Reynolds  © 2011  MA

– Definitely Not Mr. Darcy by Karen Doornebos  © 2011  MA

– A Weekend With Mr. Darcy by Victoria Connelly  © 2011

– The Dashwood Sisters Tell All by Beth Pattillo  © 2011

– Jane Goes Batty by Michael Thomas Ford © 2011  P

– My Jane Austen Summer: A Season in Mansfield Park by Cindy Jones  © 2011

– Writing Jane Austen by Elizabeth Aston © 2010

– The Cookbook Collector by Allegra Goodman  © 2010

– Mr. Darcy Broke My Heart by Beth Pattillo © 2010

– Jane Austen Ruined My Life by Beth Pattillo © 2009

Jane Bites Back by Michael Thomas Ford  © 2009  P

– According to Jane by Marilyn Brant © 2009  MA

– My Dear Charlotte: With The Assistance of Jane Austen’s Letters by Hazel Holt © 2009  MY

– A Body at Rest by Susan Petrone © 2009

– Searching for Pemberley by Mary Lydon Simonsen © 2009 (Originally published as Pemberley Remembered in 2007)

 Waiting for Mr. Darcy by Chamein Canton © 2009  MA

– Scones and Sensibility by Lindsay Eland © 2009  YA

– Jane Austen’s Thimble by Marianne Luban © 2008  SS

– Austenland: A Novel by Shannon Hale © 2007

– Me and Mr. Darcy by Alexandra Potter © 2007

– A Walk With Jane Austen by Lori Smith © 2007

– Sex and Sensibility: The Adventures of a Jane Austen Addict by Rosemarie Santini © 2005  MA

– The Jane Austen Book Club by Karen Joy Fowler © 2004

– Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason by Helen Fielding © 1999  MA

– Bridget Jones’s Diary by Helen Fielding © 1997  MA



MA – Mature Audience
SS – Short Story
YA – Young Adult
MY – Mystery
N – Novella
MC – Minor Character
P – Paranormal
E – Epistolary Novel
TT – Time Travel


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  13 Responses to “A Comprehensive Guide to Austenesque Novels – Austen-Inspired Original”


    Wonderful list, and there are ever so many to try to include them all.

    Thank you for the synopsis of some of the best.


    I’m always impressed by these lists and fascinated by your methodology. Are you planning a separate list for modernizations? It must be hard to know where to draw the line between modern rewrites and chick-lit/Austen inspired – how did you qualify these differences?


    I appreciate all the lists and reviews. I wish I could keep up with all of them. And of course read them all, if only real life would go away!


    Hi Emma! Thank you so much for checking out my blog! There are so many books out there, I wish I had time to read them all! Hopefully I will get to some of these in the future. Hope to see you hear again!


    Thank you for this list my dear. Some of these I’ve read, most I haven’t. Now that the snow has cleared I need to pay a visit to my bookstore.


    Alexa- hopefully the method to these lists isn’t confusing to everyone. I began classifying the lists by novel: Persuasion, Emma, P&P, etc. Then I was left with a books that didn’t really belong to a novel like books about Jane Austen as a person, reference books, quote books, and Austen-Inspired.

    As of right now I don’t plan on doing a separate list for modernizations because they are included in that particular novel’s list. Like there are at least 5 modernizations on the Persuasion list. But maybe at the end I will make a list just for modernizations for people who want see all those books in one place. It was easy to draw the line between modern rewrites and chick-lit for most of these books. Books like According to Jane or Confessons of a Jane Austen Addict weren’t directly related to an Austen novel or characters so I felt they were Austen-Inspired and not a Modern Adaption of an Austen novel. Modern Adaptions I feel should have two things: most of the major characters from the novel and follow a similar plot to an Austen novel. Hopefully I haven’t to many errors on these lists. It’s hard to classify a book you haven’t read yet!


    Thanks Meredith. I really appreciate the insight. There are so many “Austenesque” novels out there that it is incredibly impressive that you manage to keep on top of them all.


    Thank you for the comments Felicia and Brooke. There are so many that I want to read from this list! I am in the middle of “Jane Austen Ruined My Life” and I am finding it a very delightful read!


    That is great! Thank you so much for this list- I was just saying how I needed to list all of the great spin-offs. Thanks:)


    I have to say I’ve read nine of the above mentioned books. I’ve enjoyed most of them for a variety of different reasons. However, the ones I enjoyed that there isn’t much info on are: Austenland and The Man Who Loved Jane Austen. I did however blank out any curse words for my own enjoyment in my personal copies. I have read Patillo, Rigler, Simonsen, & Potter. I’m looking forward to Corey and Smith’s books and didn’t enjoy Fowlers.


    wonderful, Meredith! thanks soooo much not only for the books but their classifications as well!


    now i’m perusing the lists for today’s #Austenesque Extravaganza scenario of choosing only 3 novels for an island stay… impossible!


    I would like to thank you for putting this list online because it is really wonderful to have all these books gathered here.
    Lovely, my collection is beginning to grow.

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