• Austen,  Reviews

    review: Lost in Austen

    Lost in Austen: Create Your Own Jane Austen Adventure by Emma Campbell Webster A note beforehand: although released a year previously, this book has nothing to do with the 2008 TV Mini Series titled Lost in Austen (of which I…

  • Austen,  Reviews

    review: The Pursuit of Mary Bennet

    The Pursuit of Mary Bennet by Pamela Mingle This full-length Austen continuation takes place a few years after the elder Bennet sisters had married and focuses on the most inconsequential sister, Mary. Having spent a good deal of time with…

  • Austen,  Reviews

    review: A Twist of Fate & Forgiving Mr. Darcy

    Just a fair warning—these reviews contain spoilers. It’s impossible to evaluate these short stories without discussing their strengths and inadequacies, in which case will give away the plot. There’s just not enough info to skirt around the edges, as would…

  • Austen,  Reviews

    review: Suddenly Mrs. Darcy

    Suddenly Mrs. Darcy by Jenetta James This is a re-imagining of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice that begins at the Netherfield ball, where Elizabeth is found in a compromising situation with Mr. Darcy and she is forced by her parents…

  • Austen,  Reviews

    review: The Coming of Age of Elizabeth Bennet

    The Coming of Age of Elizabeth Bennet by Caitlin Williams In the genre of Jane Austen variations, this is a particularly long tale, spanning the course of five years. It also stands out among its contemporaries because it’s a prequel…

  • 19th Century,  Austen,  Reviews

    review: Mansfield Park Revisited

    Mansfield Park Revisited by Joan Aiken I’ve not actually read Mansfield Park by Jane Austen, but I have seen a film adaptation and so I know the characters and the story (though I am sure with inaccuracies, as is the…

  • Austen,  Reviews

    review: The Unthinkable Triangle

    The Unthinkable Triangle by Joana Starnes This Pride & Prejudice variation imagines a scenario in which Colonel Fitzwilliam proposes to Elizabeth Bennet at Hunsford before Mr. Darcy has the chance to do so himself. Based primarily on his ensuing anguish,…

  • 19th Century,  Austen,  Reviews

    review: The Other Mr. Darcy

    The Other Mr. Darcy by Monica Fairview “I have spent such a long time trying to be a lady. But am I really one? Or is it only a mask that I wear, to cover up my awareness that I…

  • 19th Century,  Austen,  Reviews

    review: Charlotte Collins

    Charlotte Collins by Jennifer Becton Mr. Collins has suddenly passed away in an unfortunate riding accident, leaving Charlotte a widow in her mid-30’s. She invites her sister, Miss Maria Lucas, to live with her and use her as chaperone on…

  • Austen,  Reviews

    review: Mr. Darcy’s Dream

    Mr. Darcy’s Dream by Elizabeth Aston “All men say [they will be faithful] when they marry; they say that when it is May and the sun is shining and their hearts are full of love. But what happens in the…

  • Austen,  Reviews

    review: Mr. Darcy, Vampyre

    Mr. Darcy, Vampyre by Amanda Grange Wit, humor and suspense are what you will find in this unconventional Austen continuation from Amanda Grange. Mr. Darcy, Vampyre is a tale of what happens with Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice characters, but…