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!!!


*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 Bearskin-Rug: A Collection of 10 short Pride and Prejudice Intimate Variations by Laura Maybrick © 2018  SS  MA

Austenistan Edited by Laaleen Sukhera © 2017 SS  M

– A Very Austen Christmas by Robin Helm, Laura Hile, Wendi Sotis, and Barbara Cornthwaite © 2017 SS  V

Dangerous to Know: Jane Austen’s Rakes and Gentleman Rogues Edited by Christina Boyd © 2017 SS  MA

– The Darcy Monologues Edited by Christina Boyd © 2017 SS 

– Sweet and Not So Sweet: Variations on Pride and Prejudice by Katherine Elise Morgan © 2017 SS  V

– In Netherfield Library and Other Stories by Meg Osborne © 2017 SS  N

– Cocktails with Miss Austen: Conversations on the world’s most beloved author Edited by Caroline Doherty de Novoa © 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Then Comes Winter Edited by Christina Boyd © 2015  SS

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

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

– 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

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

– 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

I’ve read 16 out of 42 on this list, although with a lot of the box sets I’ve read each book individually. 🙂 

Are you a fan of anthologies?  Do you have any favorites?

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  20 Responses to “A Comprehensive Guide – Austenesque Anthologies”


    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! 😉


      LOL! Yes, I definitely did! 🙂 I wasn’t sure if I should still link to my review, since I didn’t review the box set, but instead read each book individually…but I guess I should all the same. 😉


        Yes and thanks for such a great review. I wasn’t lucky enough to win so bought the trilogy and loved it I do have a few anthologies and box sets off this list but I especially love a good long story (which is why I am currently reading Imperative by Linda Wells for the millionth time


    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! 😉


      Absolutely, Maria! I was the same as you – I thought short stories nice and pleasing, but always too short! But I really have grown to love anthologies since it is a collection of many stories and the overall work is big and satisfying!


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


    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.


      I know, right? I’m all for anthologies! There are 3 all together from Chawton House – Dancing with Mr. Darcy, Wooing Mr. Wickham, and Beguiling Miss Bennet. I hope they do more, it looks like they’ve waited a year or more in between each, so I’m hoping that we wills see another!


    ‘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.


    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.


    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.


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


    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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