Hello, dear readers! Another month has come and gone and faster than ever, I believe. For much of our readership, it is the holiday season and our to do list will get increasingly longer. The light at the end of the tunnel, hopefully, is time with family and friends. From all of us at Austen Authors, I wish you a happy holiday season and joy in 2017.
Speaking of 2017, it is time for the Austen On Dit to come to a close. I’ve enjoyed bringing updates on the latest JAFF releases, Regency and Austen news but as my collaborators schedules tightened it has become increasingly difficult to maintain this posting. I beg your forgiveness and perhaps it can resume in the future. In the meantime, happy reading!
Jane Austen Fan Fiction Releases
Austen Author New Releases
A Very Mary Christmas by Leenie Brown
What is a lady to do when your mother shares with one and all that you have lost your last chance for marriage and when the one man you wish to marry sees you only as a friend? If you are Mary Bennet, you plan to escape to London and begin a new life while attempting to forget the man you left behind.
What is a gentleman to do when your father retires to Bath, leaving you his estate as well as his debts along with new bills and the care of a devil-may-care brother? If you are a cautious and calculating businessman like Nicholas Hammond, you double down your efforts to make your estate solvent and tuck away your hopes of marrying until the finances are well and truly able to withstand the added expenses of a wife and family.
And what is the sister or brother of such a gentleman or lady to do if you wish to see your sibling happy? If you are Jane or Elizabeth Bennet, you attempt to arrange chance meetings, but if you are Alfred Hammond, you look to your conniving friend, Whit, for help and stage a scheme that will either destroy all hopes of happiness or result in a Very Mary Christmas.
The Bennet Fury by Melanie Schertz
Thomas Bennet had married Olivia Darcy, sister of Mr Gerald Darcy of Pemberley. The couple were deeply in love, and soon had two beautiful daughters, Jane and Elizabeth. Tragedy struck when Olivia Bennet was killed in an accident, returning home from visiting her brother’s estate. Mr Bennet becomes bitter, losing the love of his life and blaming the Darcy family for the accident. Years later, after having remarried and fathering three more daughters, Thomas Bennet is still harboring anger towards the Darcys. When he learns of Bingley’s connections to Fitzwilliam Darcy, the situation ignites into an inferno. Will the eldest Bennet sisters be able to reunite with their mother’s family?
Unforgettable: A Collection of Pride and Prejudice Novels by Renata McMann & Summer Hanford, Rose Fairbanks
with Ola Wegner and Bronwen Chisholm
The best love stories never end…
We bring you the continuing saga of Elizabeth Bennett and Mr. Darcy.
Over 1000 pages of Pride and Prejudice variation novels.
Four full length Pride and Prejudice variation novels.
A DEATH AT ROSINGS by Renata McMann & Summer Hanford
REDUCED CIRCUMSTANCES by Ola Wegner
A SENSE OF OBLIGATION by Rose Fairbanks
BEHIND THE MASK by Bronwen Chisholm
Darcy and Elizabeth: Will’s First Christmas by Barbara Silkstone
Darcy and Elizabeth’s son Will celebrates his first Christmas with his twin cousins, Charles and Fitz Bingley. Join in the felicity at Pemberley as Darcy revives an old family custom, while little Will begins to learn the joy of giving. Along for the fun are Mr. and Mrs. Bennet, Georgiana, Lydia, and three attentive nursemaids. And of course, it wouldn’t be a comedy without Caroline Bingley.
Epiphany with Tea by Renata McMann and Summer Hanford
Who would think tea at Rosings could be enlightening? Not Mr. Darcy. At least, not until the moment he realizes how to win Elizabeth Bennet’s heart.
Even after years of marriage, the memory of tea at Rosings is still fresh in Darcy’s mind, but can lessons learned then help him come to terms with the trials of today?
Epiphany with Tea is a story of love, happiness, understanding and cherishing the season.
A Very Darcy Christmas by Victoria Kincaid
A Pride and Prejudice variation. Elizabeth and Darcy are preparing for their first Christmas at Pemberley when they are suddenly deluged by a flood of uninvited guests. Mrs. Bennet is seeking refuge from the French invasion she believes to be imminent. Lady Catherine brings two suitors for Georgiana’s hand, who cause a bit of mayhem themselves. Lydia’s presence causes bickering—and a couple of small fires—while Wickham has more nefarious plans in mind….The abundance of guests soon puts a strain on her marriage as Elizabeth tries to manage the chaos while ensuring a happy Christmas for all.
Meanwhile, Georgiana is finding her suitors—and the prospect of coming out—to be very unappealing. Colonel Fitzwilliam seems to be the only person who understands her fondness for riding astride and shooting pistols. Georgiana realizes she’s beginning to have more than cousinly feelings for him, but does he return them? And what kind of secrets is he hiding?
Romance and merriment abound as everyone gathers to celebrate a Very Darcy Christmas.
A Maiden’s Honor (Elizabeth, Darcy, & Me #3) by Georgina Young-Ellis
When it’s Georgiana’s turn to get married, she finds her past coming back to haunt her in a devastating way. While Darcy and Lizzy do all they can to set the situation aright, Georgiana is the only one who has the power to steer the course of her own destiny and happiness.
Plain Fame: The Gentleman of Shire Hall (Shire Hall Regency Romance #1) by Catherine Eleanor (Sarah Price)
lexander Dorset has a problem. As one of the most eligible bachelor’s in London society, every woman, both married and unmarried, is vying for his attention. One in particular is attempting to entrap him. But Alexander has no desire to marry someone who is only interested in his fortune. But all of that changes after his landau hits and injures a young woman just outside of Berkeley Square. Has he just found the solution to his problem?
Amanda Banfield has a problem. As the daughter of the vicar for a small town in Leicestershire, she knows that she doesn’t fit into Lord Dorset’s world. Nor does she want to. When she learns that her father has entrusted Alexander with her guardianship until she is well enough to travel home alone, she finds herself immersed in the high society, she finds that he is not willing to let her go. Is she just a passing fancy or merely the distraction he needs to escape the persistent efforts of unmarried women trying to attract him?
In a world of rigid social norms, is it possible for two people from opposite worlds to find romance?
Set in the Regency Period of England, The Gentleman of Shire Hall presents a delightful and clean fan-fiction adaptation of Sarah Price’s best-selling Plain Fame series.
My Brother’s Keeper by Jann Rowland
When Fitzwilliam Darcy accompanies Charles Bingley to Netherfield, he is accompanied by George Wickham, a friend of many years. At first, Darcy does not see Elizabeth Bennet for the jewel she is, but his eyes are soon opened to her true worth. For her part, Elizabeth Bennet sees Darcy as a proud and haughty man, and it is not until he begins to pay her particular attentions that her heart begins to thaw.
But all is not well. For George Wickham has also formed an attachment to the young lady, and unknown to the young couple, feelings of jealousy have begun to rise up in his heart. As Darcy and Elizabeth grow closer and love begins to blossom between them, the actions of a scoundrel threaten their happiness. All is in the balance when one who they call friend is forced to make a decision which will affect their felicity.
Non Austen Authors
Further Down the Road by Aimee Avery
Darcy and Elizabeth: A Beau Bon-Bon Christmas by Kate Bedlow
A Pride and Prejudice Variation: The Governess of Pemberley Hall by Jane Beits
The Bridge by Jill Cox
Mr. Darcy’s Good Opinion by April Floyd
Locket in Time by C.J. Hill
My Persuasion (Austen in Love #3) by Jenni James
The Maid and the Footman by Don Jacobson
Mr. Darcy’s Mail Order Bride by J. Dawn King
In the Neighborhood of Buckthorn Green by Perpetua Langley
Worthy of Being Pleased by Cassandra B. Leigh
An Encounter at Pemberley by Isabella Mayfair
I Dream of a Romance by Ney Mitch
Georgiana Darcy’s Transormation by Carrie Mollenkopf
Darcy’s Hope at Donwell Abbey (Great War Romance #2) by Ginger Monette
Legally Darcy by Denise O’Hara
Reunited by Meg Osborne
Death in an English Garden by Sara Rosett
A Perpetual Estrangement by Alice B. Ryder
Desperate Hearts by Anna Kate Suton
Ghost of a Pemberley Bride: Pride and Prejudice and Witches (Lizzy Bennet Ghost Hunter #4) by Jemma Thorne
The Whisky Wedding by Elizabeth Ann West
Heartstone by Elle Katharine White
Petals: A Rancho Valle Short Story by Reina Williams
Austen Related News
Austen on Stage & in Film
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Regency Era Information
Again, I’d like to wish each of you Happy Holidays! Thank you for all your support of Austen Authors and I hope you have a blessed 2017!