The golden standard for romantic novels may have shifted over the years, but the timelessness of Austen’s works, especially Pride and Prejudice, lives on. It is not a proper Valentine’s Day til one woman swoons over Mr. Darcy. Then, promptly wishes he was a real life man so they get married, have 2.5 kids, and move to the suburbs. Ok, in this case it’s me, but I’m not crazy. Or am I?
1. Definitely Not Mr. Darcy by Karen Doornebos
Definitely Not Mr. Darcy answers the question if Pride and Prejudice was set on a modern dating reality show set in 1812 in this book. Yes, I’m too confused at what I just wrote.
2. Austenland by Shannon Hale
I love the movie Austenland. Jane Heyes’s obsession with Pride and Prejudice leads her on a Mr. Darcy crazed path. After a wealthy relative bequeaths her a trip to an English resort for Austen obsessed women, Jane submerses her self in all thing Regency era. Now I wish I had a very generous wealthy relative. Damn, some people get all the luck.
3. Mr. Darcy’s Little Sister by C. Allyn Pierson
While Mr. Darcy stole the hearts of millions of women, but when it comes to his little sister Georgiana. He will protect her heart. She just wants to meet the gentleman of her dreams.
4. Impulse & Initiative: A Pride and Prejudice Variation by Abigail Reynolds
Impulse & Initiative takes a different turn then the original novel. In Pride and Prejudice, Mr. Darcy disappears after Elizabeth rejects his marriage proposal. The novel answers questions of what if Mr. Darcy did not ghost Elizabeth Bennet what would have happen.
5. Jane Austen’s First Love by Syrie James
James imagines Jane Austen as a character in one of her own books. I wonder if she’s going to solve a bunch of mysteries like in a few of the books, I mentioned back in Hot Cocoa Hearts and 5 Other Wintery Books on My TBR.