Jun 162017

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

For those who haven’t seen this kind of post before, it is where I share some of my all-time favorite Austenesque works.  Sometimes I group them by novel (Persuasion, Sense and Sensibility),  sometimes I group them by sub-genre (Sequels, Modern-day Adaptations), and sometimes I group them by theme (Summer, Halloween). 😉

Today’s list is for all of those who enjoy traveling through time and imagining themselves in Jane Austen’s world!  Whether it is time travel, time-slip, body-swap, or some other phenomena – I thought it would be fun to share my favorite Austenesque Time Travel novels.  I hope you enjoy!!


* 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.  


(in alphabetical order)

Another Place in Time

Author: Mary Lydon Simonsen

Type of Novel: Time Travel/Time Slip

My Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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“Through Ms. Simonsen’s vivid descriptions and informative prose, I was able to see, feel, taste, smell, and breathe in 1812 in Another Place in Time. What a fantastic trip! Ms. Simonsen doesn’t need advancements in science or sophisticated technology, she can travel through time with her mighty pen!”


Confessions of a Jane Austen Addict

Author: Laurie Viera Rigler

Type of Novel: Time Travel/Time Slip

My Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

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“I greatly enjoyed the concept of this book as I do believe that many fans of Jane Austen would love to be transplanted to and experience Regency England. In addition, I thought Laura Viera Rigler did an outstanding job of portraying how someone from our world would react to living in the another time period.”


Leap of Hope: Crossroad Connections #2

Author:  Shannon Winslow

Type of Novel: Time Travel

My Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

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“Shannon Winslow came up with an inventive and diverting premise and her execution was masterly. She created an endearing heroine, a likable cast of characters (including some charming suitors!), and always kept the reader guessing. I loved following the twists and turns of Hope’s “Austen Kind of Life” and am definitely hoping that another client at Crossroads will be wanting or experiencing the same…”


Mr. Darcy’s Christmas Calendar

Author: Jane Odiwe

Type of Novel: Time Travel/Time Slip, Novella

My Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

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“I found Mr. Darcy’s Christmas Calendar to be delightful, enchanting, and filled with Christmas magic. 🙂 Jane Odiwe brings readers along on a charming visit to the heart of Jane Austen’s world for the holiday season!”


Rude Awakenings of a Jane Austen Addict

Author: Laurie Viera Rigler

Type of Novel: Time Travel/Time Slip

My Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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“If you are in the mood for something “light, bright, and sparkling,” then look no further! I found this to be such a delightful and diverting series, and Laura Viera Rigler is a very talented and witty author. I highly recommend that if you do read these books!”


Searching for Captain Wentworth

Author: Jane Odiwe

Type of Novel: Time Travel/Time Slip

My Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

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“Emotional, expressive, and enthralling – Searching for Captain Wentworth is quite unlike anything I’ve read before! With multiple romances, dual realities, and many hidden parallels and nods to Jane Austen’s Persuasion, this novel had me entranced.’”


Searching for Mr. Tilney

Author: Jane Odiwe

Type of Novel: Time Travel/Time Slip

My Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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“Searching for Mr. Tilney is a thoroughly diverting journey to Bath filled with fantasy, romance, and intriguing discoveries about Jane Austen! I’m so thankful Jane Odiwe has penned another whimsical and imaginative adventure for us to enjoy! A perfect choice for Janeites!!”


Sincerely Yours: Yours by Design Book 2

Author: Robin Helm

Type of Novel: Time Travel/Time Slip, Christian/Inspirational

My Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

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“I loved how this book showed more of each Darcy’s development…I liked seeing Fitzwilliam “Fitz” Darcy’s interactions with his new companions and witnessing the many lessons he has to learn daily about modern society and customs. It kind of reminded me of Sheldon Cooper from The Big Bang Theory a few times with how he needed to have so many things explained!.”


The Jane Austen Project

Author: Kathleen A. Flynn

Type of Novel: Time Travel/Time SlipMature Audiences

My Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

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“Oh wow – Jane Austen, time travel, a precarious secret mission, a completed but then destroyed manuscript of The Watsons?!? This story had me spellbound from the first page. The premise is brilliant – our time travelers are searching for the answers to questions we have always asked – Why wasn’t The Watsons completed? What is in those letters Cassandra destroyed?” 


The Particular Charm of Miss Jane Austen

Author: Ada Bright and Cass Grafton

Type of Novel: Time Travel/Time SlipAusten-Inspired

My Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

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“Thought-provoking and inventive this story presents readers with a fascinating journey about great friends, adventure, and romance. But more importantly, The Particular Charm of Miss Jane Austen is a splendid homage to Jane Austen and her books. The world would definitely not be the same without them!”


I hope you enjoyed my list!

What are some of your favorite Austenesque Time Travel stories?



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


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  29 Responses to “Favorite Austenesque Time Travel – Austenesque Top Ten List”


    Thanks Meredith. I love time travel novels and if only we could….have read a few of the books on your list and looking forward to reading the ones I have not. Have a lovely weekend.


    I especially like this list because I enjoy good time travel storylines! Thank you!


    Thanks Meredith! I’ve read almost everything on your list. There is another favorite that comes to mind and it’s Realisations by Ola Wegner. And then I also read Becoming Elizabeth Darcy by Mary Simonsen. And one really excellent story on DWG by Kathy called The True Adventures of Fitzwilliam Darcy, Time Traveler – never published as far as I know. I suppose I’ve read more, but those are the ones that come to mind. Jen


    Thanks for sharing, I haven’t read any of these yet but a few are on my TBR shelf. My favorite Austenesque Time Travel books are:
    The Man Who Loved Jane Austen by Sally Smith O’Rourke
    Yours Affectionately, Jane Austen by Sally Smith O’Rourke
    What Would Jane Austen Do? by Laurie Brown


      That’s a funny, Chelsea! I haven’t read any of your favorites and you haven’t read any of mine! 😉 Thanks for sharing, I always like receiving recommendations!


    I have read 4 of these books but there are 2 others on my TBR list. Thanks again for your research and sharing with us.


    Thanks so much, Meredith! It’s an honor to have Leap of Hope included on your top ten list!


    Always love your lists, Meredith, and this sounds so wonderful! Time travel and Jane Austen, what can be more exciting? If only, oh if only we could travel back in time to her, or if she could come into our world somehow! Reading time-travel novels is the next best thing and I’ve devoured and loved Jane Odiwe’s. Looking forward to more and I’ll be sure to find more favourites on your Top 10 list, as I always do. All the best and keep the lists coming 🙂


      Thank you, Joana! I thought it would be fun change from variations and sequels lists. I feel like you are one of the people who have come the closest to experiencing time travel with all the lovely Jane Austen and Regency events I see you take part in!! But how great would it be to meet Jane Austen in the flesh!!!

      Thanks so much for checking out my list and for the lovely encouragement!! 🙂


    great list


    Thank you for including our book, Meredith! Such an honour!

    Some great read here! ❤️


    Time travel is a bit of a passion with me. I’ve read four books on your list. I’ve lined up The Jane Austen Project to read. Just need to find the time which has been eluding me lately. Great list Meredith.


    Great list again. Have you read The Man Who Loved Jane Austen? Loved that one too.


      I loved The Man Who Loved Jane Austen by Sally Smith O’Rourke! It was my first time travel Austenesque book and was really fun to read. It has a sequel as well called Yours Affectionately, Jane Austen.


      Sounds like I need to read this one! Thanks for the recommendations, friends!


    I’ve read five of these books, and the rest are on my TBR shelf. Not sure I believe in time travel; but that doesn’t stop me from reading TT-based novels, especially if they’re Austenesque.

    I love all your lists!


    I’ve read for of those and loved them. I’ve got a couple more Jane Odiwe ones, the Viglers, and the Jane Austen Project on my TBR list.


    Uggghhhh….I think I have to stop reading your blog….I keep finding new books! 😉

    I really enjoy the time travel books, they are so interesting in how they been the two and bring out both the major and minor differences between Jane’s time and ours.

    Thanks for the list! (I think….lol)


      Oh no! Should I apologize? 😉 LOL!

      I knew there were many like yourself that really love seeing Jane Austen and time travel combined, I thought it would be fun (and helpful) to feature all those books together. It is such a fun idea to toy with, isn’t it?

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