Here is the next list of modern-day writers who, in their own way, have paid homage to Jane Austen’s legendary stories. Each of the authors listed below have written two books inspired or added another book to their list of books inspired by the classic characters created by the one and only Jane Austen.
The Darcy Code by Elizabeth Aston
“The Darcy Code”
Publication Date: October 16, 2012
England, 1803. The war against Napoleon is afoot, Mr. Darcy is head of British intelligence, and his young and brilliant agents are fighting their own, clandestine war against the threat of invasion and enemy infiltration. Danger is everywhere, even in the ballrooms of glittering London. Longing for love, Lord Gosforth’s daughter, Anna, learns there’s more to life than frivolity and flirting as she dances her way through the London season. Caught up in intrigue and adventure with Mr. Darcy’s brilliant young intelligence officers, she must thwart the dastardly plans of one of Napoleon’s most dangerous agents and find true love.
Mr. Darcy’s Christmas by Elizabeth Aston
“Mr. Darcy’s Christmas”
Publication Date: November 12, 2012
A joyful Christmas at Pemberley with Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth – until Caroline Bingley threatens Georgiana Darcy’s future happiness. Set in the wonderful world of Jane Austen, this sparkling and witty romantic comedy takes us to Pemberley for an enchanted Christmas, where Mr. Darcy and his family enjoy the delights of the season, culminating in a ball to celebrate his sister’s engagement. But a serpent lurks amid the greenery and Yule candles, as spiteful Caroline Bingley sets out to ruin her dear friend, Georgiana. Haunted by her near-elopement with Mr. Wickham, Georgiana, Mr. Darcy’s sister, plays safe when she accepts Francis Horsley’s proposal of marriage. As the Darcy family gather at Pemberley to celebrate Christmas, Caroline Bingley, in a fit of envy, spreads dark rumors about her friend. With the help of aloof and amused Sir Giles Hawkins, Georgiana finally finds her true Darcy spirit and fights to regain her reputation – and in doing so, finds true love.
The Perfect Hero by Victoria Connelly
“The Perfect Hero”
Publication Date: April 1, 2011
The follow-up to A Weekend with Mr. Darcy finds die-hard romantic Kay Ashton using her inheritance to open a B&B in the seaside town of Lyme Regis, who is dumbstruck when the cast and crew of a new production of Persuasion descend, needing a place to stay. Kay can’t believe her luck – especially when she realizes that heart throb actor Oli Wade Owen will be sleeping under her very own roof. Meanwhile, co-star Gemma Reilly is worried that her acting isn’t up to scratch, despite landing a plum role. She finds a sympathetic ear in shy producer, Adam Craig, who is as baffled by the film world as she is. Kay thinks the two are meant for each other and can’t resist a spot of matchmaking. Then, when Oli turns his trademark charm on Kay, it seems that she has found her real-life hero.
Christmas with Mr. Darcy by Victoria Connelly
“Christmas with Mr. Darcy (An Austen Addicts Story)”
Publication Date: September 29, 2012
It wouldn’t be Christmas without a little bit of Jane Austen. Christmas is being celebrated in style at Purley Hall in Hampshire because renowned actress, Dame Pamela Harcourt, is holding a special Jane Austen Conference. Everybody’s there: Katherine and Warwick, Robyn and Dan, Kay, Adam and Gemma, and Sarah and Mia. Oh, and Mrs. Soames. But, when a rare first edition of Pride and Prejudice goes missing, the guests have to forget the fun and games and turn detective.
Georgiana Darcy’s Diary: Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice Continued (Volume 1) by Anna Elliott
“Georgiana Darcy’s Diary: Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice Continued (Volume 1)”
Publication Date: May 17, 2012
The year is 1814, and it is springtime at Pemberley. Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy have married, but now a new romance is in the air, along with high fashion, elegant manners, scandal, deception, and the wonderful hope of a true and lasting love. Shy Georgiana Darcy has been content to remain unmarried, living with her brother and his new bride. But Elizabeth and Darcy’s fairy-tale love reminds Georgiana daily that she has found no true love of her own. And perhaps never will, for she is convinced the one man she secretly cares for will never love her in return. Georgiana’s domineering aunt, Lady Catherine de Bourgh, has determined that Georgiana shall marry, and has a list of eligible bachelors in mind. But which of the suitors are sincere, and which are merely interested in Georgiana’s fortune? Georgiana must learn to trust her heart–and rely on her courage–for she also faces the return of the man who could ruin her reputation and spoil a happy ending, just when it finally lies within her grasp.
Pemberley to Waterloo: Georgiana Darcy’s Diary, Volume 2 by Anna Elliott
“Pemberley to Waterloo: Georgiana Darcy’s Diary, Volume 2”
Publication Date: May 18, 2012
Georgiana Darcy and Edward Fitzwilliam want only to be together. But when the former Emperor Napoleon escapes from his exile on the Isle of Elba, Britain is plunged into renewed war with France and Edward is once more called away to fight. To be with the man she loves, Georgiana makes the perilous journey to Brussels, in time to witness the historic downfall of Napoleon at the Battle of Waterloo. But when Edward is gravely injured in the battle, she will need more courage than she ever knew she had to fight for their future together. Pemberley to
Darcy’s Decision: Given Good Principles Volume 1 by Maria Grace
“Darcy’s Decision: Given Good Principles Volume 1”
Publication Date: December 29, 2011
Six months after his father’s passing, Fitzwilliam Darcy still finds solace in his morning reflections at his parents’ graves. Only in the quiet solitude of the churchyard does he indulge his grief. None but his unlikely mentor recognize the heartache and insecurity plaguing him as he shoulders the enormous burden of being Master of Pemberley. Not all are pleased with his choice of adviser. Lady Catherine complains Darcy allows him too much influence. The compassionate wisdom Darcy finds in his counselor keeps him returning for guidance even though it causes him to doubt everything he has been taught. In the midst of his struggles to reinvent himself, his school chum, Charles Bingley, arrives. Darcy hopes the visit will offer some respite from the uproar in his life. Instead of relief, Darcy discovers his father’s darkest secret staring him in the face. Pushed to his limits, Darcy must overcome the issues that ruined his father and, with his friends and mentor at his side, restore his tarnished birthright.
The Future Mrs. Darcy: Given Good Principles Volume 2 by Maria Grace
“The Future Mrs. Darcy: Given Good Principles Volume 2”
Publication Date: July 25, 2012
With the regiment come to camp in Meryton, many young ladies are pleased. Not all share their enthusiasm, though. Among them, Mr. Carver, who removes his family from Meryton’s savage society, blaming not the militia officers but the Bennet family. The flirtations and boisterous ways of the youngest sisters are too much to be borne. Not even Jane’s renowned beauty and charm can make up for them. Elizabeth denies the allegations at first, but rapidly uncovers the shocking truth. The Carvers are not the only family to cut the Bennets from their acquaintance. Their reputations materially damaged, the family borders on social ruin. The news is too much for Mrs. Bennet who collapses from the shock. So, Elizabeth and her sisters must manage the estate until she recovers, a task for which none of them is prepared. Warned by Mr. Pierce, the local curate, that several of the officers have unsavory designs on the local girls, Elizabeth must find a way to honor her father, rein in her sister and salvage the family’s reputation, all in the most ladylike way possible.
An Unlikely Duet by Lelia M. Silver
Leila M. Silver
“An Unlikely Duet”
Publication Date: August 24, 2012
Return to Pemberley five years after Pride and Prejudice with Georgiana Darcy almost resigning herself to living out her days as a loving aunt to her brother’s children when a fortuitous house party introduces her to Thaddeus Crosby. He is handsome, kind, and intelligent; in short, everything she could desire in a husband. Their romance is just beginning to bud when they are forced to separate- he to London; she to Pemberley. Can their unproven love last through the cold winter months apart and bloom anew when they meet again in London? Or will Georgiana’s crippling shyness amongst company and a malicious debutante out to win Thaddeus for herself separate them forever?
An Unexpected Lady by Lelia M. Silver
Leila M. Silver
“An Unexpected Lady”
Publication Date: December 8, 2012
Return to Pride and Prejudice a year and a half later where Kitty Bennet is in Kent, attending to Charlotte Collins during her confinement when she is thrust into company with the arrogant Marques of Rockingham, Nathaniel Watson. He insults her upon their introduction, and she is determined to avoid him. But circumstances conspire against them, and when Mr. Collins stumbles upon them in what appears to be an intimate embrace, they are forced into a marriage of convenience. Can their uneasy friendship turn into something more?
Dreams & Expectations by Wendi Sotis
“Dreams and Expectations”
Publication Date: June 17, 2012
This novel takes Elizabeth Bennet and Fitzwilliam Darcy on a much different journey than in Pride and Prejudice. Fitzwilliam Darcy and Elizabeth Bennet quickly recognize their feelings for each other and form a friendship, but misunderstandings and a bit of mystery and adventure hinder their path to happiness.
All Hallow’s Eve by Wendi Sotis
“All Hallow’s Eve”
Publication Date: October 18, 2012
Since ancient times, every Halloween, the ritual of Sanun is performed, freeing the dead to interact with the living for one night. One Evil Soul discovers a way to hide from the Return, remaining on Earth to meddle with the fates of the living. As the centuries pass, it begins to search for the High Priestess, intending to force her to do its bidding, no matter the cost. Appearances can be deceiving, even in Regency England. To most, Elizabeth Bennet is simply the second daughter of an insignificant country squire, but in truth, she is High Priestess and leader of an ancient cult secretly co-existing alongside British society. Confusion reigns when she learns that the man she despises, Fitzwilliam Darcy, is her Soul Mate, assigned to protect her from Evil. Can they work together to preserve the future?
Sons and Daughters: Darcy and Fitzwilliam (Volume 1) by Karen Wasylowski
“Sons and Daughters: Darcy and Fitzwilliam (Volume 1)”
Publication Date: September 26, 2012
This sequel to Wasylowski’s novel Darcy and Fitzwilliam follows Fitzwilliam Darcy and his cousin Colonel Fitzwilliam, as loving husbands and doting fathers; a little bit older and a bit wiser, making the sacrifices, the difficult (and frequently unpopular) decisions that men must make for the good of their families and we see their large brood of offspring – the ‘Fitzwilliam Mob’ – grow from childhood to adolescence then on into adulthood. Along the way, Darcy and Fitzwilliam are viewed by their children first as heroes, then as the enemy, but eventually as mortal human beings and the children’s adored champions once again.
Sons and Daughters: Darcy and Fitzwilliam, Book Two (Volume 2) by Karen Wasylowski
“Sons and Daughters: Darcy and Fitzwilliam, Book Two (Volume 2)”
Publication Date: October 7, 2012
The Family Saga of Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy and Colonel Richard Fitzwilliam, their wives, their children and their boisterous families continues as Darcy and Fitzwilliam travel fatherhood on different roads.
Mr. Collins’s Last Supper: A Short Story Inspired by Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice by Shannon Winslow
“Mr. Collins’s Last Supper: A Short Story Inspired by Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice”
Publication Date: January 1, 2012
William Collins is a man upon whom the face of undeserved fortune has smiled. Despite his notable shortcomings of mind and character, he has secured for himself a comfortable living as the rector of Hunsford parish, and a humane and sensible wife. He also looks forward to the day when he shall inherit a tidy estate in Hertfordshire. Until then, he basks in the rarified light of Lady Catherine de Bourgh’s patronage, a place where he can sample, albeit vicariously, the wealth and consequence he secretly yearns for. Perhaps Mr. Collins should be satisfied, yet he cannot help hungering for a slightly higher style of living than his pocket currently supports. After all, a simple country parson cannot afford to put a fine cut of meat on his table every day, but his esteemed patroness can. When, over the strenuous objections of his wife Charlotte, Mr. Collins induces Lady Catherine to send a joint of mutton to the parsonage, little does he suspect that tasty meal will be his last.
For Myself Alone: A Jane Austen Inspired Novel by Shannon Winslow
“For Myself Alone: A Jane Austen Inspired Novel”
Publication Date: March 29, 2012
Set in nineteenth century Hampshire and Bath, this book is the tale of Josephine Walker, a bright, young woman whose quiet life is turned upside-down by an unexpected inheritance. With a tempting fortune of twenty thousand pounds, she is suddenly the most popular girl in town. Yet Jo longs to be valued for who she is, not for her bank balance. She cannot respect the men who pursue her for her money, and the only one she does admire is considered the rightful property of her best friend. Now, even the motives of her new fiancée are suspect. Does he truly love her for herself alone? There’s one sure, but extreme, way to find out: if Jo has the courage to take it.
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