genre: Austen's Legacy

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First Impressions: A Novel of Old Books, Unexpected Love, and Jane Austen

Author: Charlie Lovett

A thrilling literary mystery costarring Jane Austen from the New York Times bestselling author of The Bookman’s Tale Charlie Lovett first delighted readers with his New York Times bestselling debut, The Bookman’s Tale. Now, Lovett weaves another brilliantly imagined mystery, this time featuring one of English literature’s most popular and beloved authors: Jane Austen. Book … Read More





Realisations

Author: Ola Wegner Inspired’s Rating: Summary: Pride and Prejudice time travel story. A contemporary student switches places with original Elizabeth Darcy. Liz Bennet is a hard working, contemporary girl. Between her studies and work she has little time for romance. Her sister, Jane, convinces her to take a short break and spend a weekend with … Read More


Writing Jane Austen

Author: Elizabeth Aston

Critically acclaimed and award-winning—but hardly bestselling—author Georgina Jackson can’t get past the first chapter of her second book. When she receives an urgent email from her agent, Georgina is certain it’s bad news. Shockingly, she’s offered a commission to complete a newly discovered manuscript by a major nineteenth-century author. Skeptical at first about her ability … Read More


Jane Austen’s Guide to Good Manners

Jane Austen’s Guide to Good Manners is a light-hearted, insightful handbook written as if intended for her original Regency Era readers, and illustrated throughout with beautiful watercolors. When Anna, Jane Austen’s young niece, sent her a novel for “literary comment,” Jane loved everything about it, except its utter disregard for the manners of the day. … Read More

Genre: Austen's Legacy Subjects: etiquette

Jane Austen’s Guide to Dating

There was never a more astute chronicler of the hits and near-misses of love than Jane Austen. Now, she helps readers discover their inner heroines and get the guy in this witty book of romance and dating strategies. Utilizing wisdom inspired by Jane Austen’s novels, from Sense and Sensibility to Pride and Prejudice and beyond, … Read More

Genre: Austen's Legacy Subjects: courtship

Dreaming of Mr. Darcy

Author: Victoria Connelly
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Fledgling illustrator and Darcy fanatic Kay Ashton settles in the seaside town of Lyme to finish her book, The Illustrated Darcy, when a film company arrives to make a new adaptation of Jane Austen’s Persuasion. Kay is soon falling for the handsome bad boy actor playing Captain Wentworth, but it’s the quiet screenwriter Adam Craig … Read More


A Weekend with Mr. Darcy

Author: Victoria Connelly
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Of course she’s obsessed with Jane Austen… Surrounded by appalling exes and fawning students, the only thing keeping professor Katherine Roberts sane is Jane Austen and her personal secret love for racy Regency romance novels. She thinks the Jane Austen Addicts conference in the English countryside is the perfect opportunity to escape her chaotic life … Read More



Dating Mr. Darcy

Author: Sarah Arthur

Any girl who has seen “Pride and Prejudice” or read the Jane Austen novel knows that the much misunderstood Mr. Darcy is the ideal gentleman. But is it possible to find your own Mr. Darcy in today’s world of geeks and goons? With smart tips, spiritual insights, and discussions of Jane Austen’s popular stories and … Read More

Genre: Austen's Legacy Subjects: dating guide

Definitely Not Mr. Darcy

Author: Karen Doornebos
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Chloe Parker was born two centuries too late. A thirty-nine-year- old divorced mother, she runs her own antique letterpress business, is a lifelong member of the Jane Austen Society, and gushes over everything Regency. But her business is failing, threatening her daughter’s future. What’s a lady to do? Why, audition for a Jane Austen-inspired TV … Read More


Prada and Prejudice

Author: Mandy Hubbard
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To impress the popular girls on a high school trip to London, klutzy Callie buys real Prada heels. But trying them on, she trips, conks her head, and wakes up in the year 1815! There Callie meets Emily, who takes her in, mistaking her for a long-lost friend. As she spends time with Emily’s family, … Read More


Intimations of Austen

Author: Jane Greensmith

This collection of nine short stories includes backstories, sequels and what-ifs to Jane Austen’s beloved novels. Greensmith provides sympathetic insights into characters you love to hate. Her what-if stories are realistic, true to Austen’s characters, and delightful to sink your teeth into. And always, Greensmith, Romantic that she is, calls forth the power and beauty … Read More


Mr. Darcy Broke My Heart

Author: Beth Pattillo
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Claire Prescott is a sensible woman who believes in facts and figures, not fairy tales. But when she agrees to present a paper to a summer symposium at Oxford on her ailing sister’s behalf, Claire finds herself thrown into an adventure with a gaggle of Jane Austen-loving women all on the lookout for their Mr. … Read More


Enthusiasm

Author: Polly Shulman

“There is little more likely to exasperate a person of sense than finding herself tied by affection and habit to an Enthusiast.” Julie knows from bitter experience: her best friend, Ashleigh, is an Enthusiast. Ashleigh’s current fancy is also Julie’s own passion, Pride and Prejudice, and the heroine’s quest for True Love. And so Julie … Read More



The Jane Austen Book Club

Author: Karen Joy Fowler
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Six Californians join to discuss Jane Austen’s novels. Over the six months they meet, marriages are tested, affairs begin, unsuitable arrangements become suitable, and love happens. With her finely sighted eye for the frailties of human behavior and her finely tuned ear for the absurdities of social intercourse, Fowler has never been wittier nor her … Read More