Aug 312018

Hi readers, I can’t believe how fast August (and summer in general) went! I’m always sad when it’s the end of August because I love summer and never want it to end! Lucky for me, I live in a place that doesn’t change temperature for a few weeks more.

Did you happen to see all the Austenesque books published this last month?  If not, have no fear!

Here’s a list of Austenesque Novel Finds for August 2018 for your perusing pleasure!

*This is a list of books published, not my personal recommendations.


Austenesque Novel Finds – August 2018


A Dash of Darcy and Companions Duo 1 (Dash of Darcy and Companions Collection Book 8) by Leenie Brown

A Dash of Darcy Companions Duo 2 (Dash of Darcy and Companions Collection Book 13) by Leenie Brown

An Affair at Brighton: A Pride and Prejudice Intimate Variation by Petra Belmonte

Charles: To Discover His Purpose (Other Pens, Mansfield Park Book 2) by Leenie Brown


Darcy’s Melody by Jennifer Redlarczyk

Darcy’s Unconventional Proposal: A Pride and Prejudice Variation by Anne M Tait

Elizabeth and Darcy: A Romeo and Juliet Twist: A Pride & Prejudice Regency Variation by Rebecca Preston

Encounter at Pemberley: a Pride and Prejudice variation by Margaret Gale


First Comes Marriage: A Darcy & Elizabeth Pride & Prejudice Variation by Elizabeth Sylvester

Four Obstinate Ladies: A Pride and Prejudice Reader by Kate Bedlow

How Jane Austen Kept her Cool : An A to Z History of Georgian Ice Cream (Jane Austen Regency Life Book 3) by Maria Grace

In Darcy’s Arms: A Pride & Prejudice Variation by Gwendolyn Dash


In Good Conscience: The Final Adventure (The Conscience Series Book 3) by Cat Gardiner

Kitty: A Pride and Prejudice Variation by Abby Wilton

Mrs Bates of Highbury: A prequel inspired by Jane Austen’s ‘Emma’ by Allie Cresswell

No Eligible Gentleman: A Pride and Prejudice Variation by Anna Harlow


Pride & Prejudice & Airships (Steampunk Pride & Prejudice Book 1) by Caylen McQueen

Reunited: A Pride and Prejudice Novella (Loving Elizabeth) (Volume 2) by Rose Fairbanks

Summer’s End: A Reimagining of Pride and Prejudice by Tish Elham

The Dread Mr. Darcy: a Pride and Prejudice variation by Valerie Lennox


The Letter of the Law: A Pride & Prejudice Variation by J. Dawn King

The Long Road to Longbourn: A Pride and Prejudice Variation by Renata McMann and Summer Hanford

The Scandalous Mr. Darcy: a Pride and Prejudice variation by Valerie Lennox

The Unraveling of Mr. Darcy: a Pride and Prejudice variation by Valerie Lennox


Waiting For Mr Darcy: A Pride and Prejudice Variation by Katie Bright

What Hope Has Done: A Pride and Prejudice Variation Romance (What Time Has Done Book 2) by Alyssa Jefferson

And here are some shorter Austenesque inspired works for your perusing pleasure!

A Bargain With Mr Darcy: A Pride and Prejudice Intimate and Sensual Variation by Becky Day

Dreaming of Darcy: A Pride and Prejudice Variation by Cass Grix

Love By Mistake: A Pride & Prejudice Sensual Variation by Sophia Grace

Mr. Darcy’s Demand (Darcy’s Darkness Book 5) by JL Pearl

Mrs. Fitzwilliam: A Pride & Prejudice Novella Variation (The Lost Heir Series Book 1) by April Floyd

Pride, Pleasure and Secrets (Pleasurable Escapes Book 3) by Elle Forster

What Happened in Lambton: A Pride and Prejudice Short Story by Jennifer Kay


Almost one for every day of the month! There are 32 new Austenesque releases for the month of August!

There are so many to choose from!  Which ones do you want to read?

I have read none of these books so far, but I’m definitely excited to check out In Good Conscience, Darcy’s Melody, and The Letter of the Law!

If you have any recommendations, please do share them!  There are a lot of authors on this list that are new to me!


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  24 Responses to “Austenesque Novel Finds – August 2018”


    I have read Charles: To Discover His Purpose, and Four Obstinate Ladies by Kate Bedlow and enjoyed both these.
    I am interested in reading Kitty by Abby Wilton and Mrs Bates of Highbury by Allie Cresswell.

    But in this book – Mrs. Fitzwilliam by April Floyd it sounds like the Colonel has been killed off so that is a no-no for me


    I have liked loving Elizabeth series I can not wait for next one! I read it in like a day.


    I’ve not read any of these, but I do have a few that I will definitely be reading: In Good Conscience and Mrs. Bates, for sure. Letter of the Law and Leenie Brown’s Mansfield series are on my list, too.


    Oh Meredith, I am soooo far behind in my reading! I think I have only read one book this month! But was it ever wonderful! It is not Austenesque though…Nowhere But North by the ever talented Nicole Clarkston which I still have to do a review on!
    I am actually looking forward to the fall, and I have several of the above books on my wishlist to purchase in the very near future! (J. Dawn King’s, Cat Gardiner, Leenie Brown, Jennifer R., A. Jefferson, A. Wilton, Summer and Renata’s, Rose Fairbanks and I have already read Kate Bedlow’s a while back). I just need the time! So glad you had a wonderful summer! Thank you for this list!


      I feel the same, Carole! This summer has been a challenge for me! I am hoping that life/work will calm down a little so I can try and “catch up.” I’ve been hearing some great things about Nowhere But North, so glad to hear you thought it was wonderful! What a great selection, I hope you enjoy reading them over the next couple of months!!


    Meredith, thanks so much for mentioning Darcy’s Melody! I love that I was able to publish this month on my sister’s birthday! Now to catch up on my own reading! Jen


      I think that is very special, Jennifer! And you will always remember the date of this book being first published since it is such a significant date. 🙂 I think your sister’s birthday is near my own. 🙂 Happy reading!


    My Goodness… thanks Meredith for this amazing list. What would we do without you? Say hello to Mr. Bingley.


    Ah, a month where I’ve read more than one on your list! The Letter of the Law is another fantastic tale from Joy King. Encounter at Pemberley was a good read, too but the title is a bit misleading as there’s so much more to it than that.

    Of the rest, I was intrigued by The Dread Mr. Darcy – must be about pirates, I thought, remembering The Dread Pirate Roberts from the wonderful film, The Princess Bride, and it is. Not sure if I want to go on and read it yet, though. Pride and Prejudice and Airships was another I checked up on. It’s not only steampunk but a gender-swap story, too. Again, having read the blurb, not sure if it’s for me. Guess I’ll wait on those two.

    I really want to read the final instalment of the Conscience series. It’s been such a wonderful ride (literally) alongside Iceman and Lakmé that I don’t want it to end! But all good things….. Jennifer R’s book also looks pretty good.

    I know it’s not a novel but non-fiction but can I give a shout out for Maria Grace’s How Jane Austen Kept Her Cool? It’s a fascinating insight into how the Georgians made, stored and ate our favourite frozen dessert. Another book I’d like to mention that doesn’t come in this category, if I may, is Nicole Clarkston’s new North and South variation, Nowhere But North. You won’t fail to fall in love with John Thornton all over again!


      Good for you, Anji! I can only imagine what that feels like! I think I’m perpetually 4 months behind on current reads! 😉

      Ooh! I LOVE The Princess Bride and hope yo u are right about the The Dread Mr. Darcy. And it is too funny you mention Pride and Prejudice and Airships because I totally did think of you when I saw it!

      So true! I’m very excited to see them together again!!

      Thanks so much for mentioning Maria Grace’s book, it defintely belongs on this list and I’m not sure if it was me or amazon that missed it. And I know readers who enjoy N&S stories appreciate you mentioning Nowhere But North too! 🙂

      Hope you enjoy another great reading month!


    Waiting for Mr Darcy sounds great, put it on my wishlist 😀


    For your sake Meredith, I wish summer could stay with you longer. But I love fall, it’s my favorite season. Well, I can only hope this fall will bring us a nice change this year. We have had the rainiest summer here, it’s been crazy. We wish we could share it with the states that need it so badly.

    I’d like to be totally lazy and just copy and paste carolincanada’s comment, since she listed my wish list exactly. I have Nicole Clarkston’s new book and it will be my next read. Much anticipated, I’m so excited to read it.

    Thanks for working on this list for us every month Meredith, I really appreciate it. Although I’m going to read those authors that I’m most familiar with, I like the monthly list for the new-to-me authors too and a convenient way to check them out.


      Thank you, my dear! I do love fall too! I love the leaves, the smells, wearing warmer clothing! But for now, I’ll favor summer as long as I can because after fall comes winter!

      So true about the rain. We had a ton in July, but not nearly as much in August.

      LOL! She picked some great ones, didn’t she? I agree with both of you, many of those are the ones I’m most eager for too.

      Thanks for your kind words! I’m glad you enjoy the lists – I like making them and learning more about what books are out there.


    Both Elizabeth & Darcy a Romeo and Juliet twist + Kitty are books I’m curious about.


    I read “Summer’s End” while it was being posted as a WIP and LOVED it — I look forward to reading the edited version. So charming and well written. Plus, I always love a good WWII Romance :).


    Two books I really enjoyed by two authors new to me:

    Summer’s End by Tish Elham, the characters and events of Pride in Prejudice in a setting of World War II England.

    And one that isn’t on your list, The Golden Apples of the Sun, by Ivy May Stuart, a regency story published 8/30/18.

    I personally rate both of these 5 stars.


      Ooh! That’s great to see another recommendation for Summer’s End, because the author is new to me too. 🙂

      And thank you for mentioning The Golden Apples of the Sun, I will add it to the list shortly. Since I went out of town on the 30th, I had to create and schedule the post in advance and this book must have been released later in the day. 🙂

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