July Austen On Dit

July Austen On Dit

Welcome to another round of the latest releases, Austen news and Regency era information from the past month! Rebecca, Katherine, and I are delighted to have Victoria Kincaid join our team! In the United States, we’re in the full swing of the hot days of summer! It’s a perfect time to catch up on your JAFF reading or knowledge of Jane Austen and the Regency era. We’ve got lots of items for your summer reading list or festivals and productions to view with the family.


Jane Austen Fan Fiction Releases

Austen Author New Releases

PO Dixon, Impertinent Strangers
Insults and Disdain. Intrigue and Desire.
An impertinent stranger is thrown into Fitzwilliam Darcy’s path and, even though he declares her tolerable but not handsome enough to tempt him, it is all he can do not to think of her.

Upon first making Mr. Darcy’s acquaintance, Miss Elizabeth Bennet is quite fascinated with him. Then she discovers that the gentleman is haughty and above his company, and she wants nothing to do with him.

Still, the prospect of spending time in each other’s company is beyond their power to resist. Will Darcy and Elizabeth stop denying the truth to themselves and find in the other what’s been missing in their lives?

You’ll fall in love with Darcy and Elizabeth all over again while reading this heartwarming Pride and Prejudice what-if story. Grab your copy now!


Victoria Kincaid, Chaos Comes to Longbourn

While attempting to suppress his own desire to dance with Elizabeth Bennet, Mr. Darcy flees the Netherfield ballroom only to stumble upon a half-dressed Lydia Bennet in the library. After being discovered with her in a compromising position, Darcy is forced to make her an offer of marriage.

Fearing the Bennets will attempt a similar “trick” with their brother, Mr. Bingley’s sisters convince him to leave Hertfordshire without any intention of returning. After Elizabeth refuses Mr. Collins, a heartbroken Jane Bennet accepts his proposal.

Having resolved to propose to Jane, Bingley returns to Longbourn; but when he learns of her betrothal, he makes an offer to Elizabeth instead. She accepts, with the hope that Jane will change her mind if Bingley remains at Netherfield.

Meanwhile, Sir William Lucas is aware that Wickham had actually compromised Lydia in the Netherfield library and blackmails him into proposing to Charlotte Lucas, who is in danger of becoming an old maid.

Hertfordshire has become a tangled web of misbegotten betrothals.

Although Darcy yearns for Elizabeth, he feels honor bound by his promise. Elizabeth is also developing feelings for the master of Pemberley, but he has never seemed so far out of her reach. How can Darcy and Elizabeth unravel this tangle and reach their happily ever after?

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Rose Fairbanks, The Secrets of Netherfield Abbey

The sisters have accepted their fate as the Bewitched Ones, but will the magical community?

Jane, Elizabeth, and Kate know the strength of their love as sisters. As Jane recovers from a mysterious illness, she learns of a secret second prophecy. Their powers may become even stronger when matched with the right marriage partner. Choosing the wrong mate, however, would be detrimental. Jane, at least, seems saved from such a fate as she fell in love with Charles Bingley upon first sight. Netherfield Abbey, and the people in it, have secrets, though, and the sisters must unravel them to prove they are the Bewitched Ones. Mystery, fantasy, and romance brew a page-turning read in The Secrets of Netherfield Abbey leaving readers spell-bound and desperate for more.


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Rose Fairbanks, Renewed Hope

Sometimes love needs a second chance.

Told against the backdrop of Elizabeth Bennet and Fitzwilliam Darcy’s timeless love story, Renewed Hope follows events of Sufficient Encouragement through the eyes of three couples experiencing love for the second time.

James Fitzwilliam may be the Viscount Arlington, but ten years ago he walked away from money and prestige to marry a servant girl against his family’s wishes. Confident he will never love again, he may, at last, be ready to settle down.

Colonel Richard Fitzwilliam is a celebrated war hero and knows better than to trust a lady’s claims of faithfulness but is defenseless against the captivating Lady Belinda Crenshaw.

Caroline Bingley has not always been mercenary and title grasping. Once upon a time, she had to break an engagement. Meeting Jacob Truman again could be the answer to all their dreams or their worst nightmares.

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Leenie Brown, Finally Mrs. Darcy

Separated for Years ~ Reunited at Last

After Lydia’s elopement, Mr. Bingley returns to Netherfield, but sadly he is alone. His connections to Mr. Darcy are severed, crushing any hope Elizabeth Bennet had of finding happiness with the man to whom she has lost her heart.

As the years pass, grief turns into acceptance and Elizabeth marries. She is content to settle into her new life, but it is not to last. A fever claims the life of her husband and father, leaving her in the care of her new uncle, Gareth Amberly, who is determined to see her happy.

As this Pride and Prejudice Variation Novella opens, Elizabeth’s uncle introduces her to the man he suspects will make her happy ? Fitzwilliam Darcy. It takes very little time for Darcy and Elizabeth to come to an understanding and for Elizabeth to discover the true reason for their separation. Is a complete restoration of relationships possible, or will their happily ever after always be tainted by separation?

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Barbara Silkstone, Mister Darcy’s Maltese Falcon: A Mister Darcy series comedic mystery

Darcy and Lizzie, now happily married, are off on another Templar quest. With their first baby due in two months, Darcy insists that Lizzie remain in London while he adventures to Malta. Pregnancy has not slowed Lizzie, she is determined to stand by her husband. The Maltese falcon holds the key to finding the Bogart Diamond, a priceless gem that was stolen from the ancient order of the Knights Templar.

Lizzie inserts herself in the caper, accompanied by Boris, the Russian wolfhound, and other surprise stowaways. Oh no! Caroline and Wickham return to add to the chaos. This is the eighth book in the Mister Darcy comedic mystery series.


Rebecca Jamison, Chemistry Lessons 

Her mother named her Hurricane, but she prefers Rosie, the name her grandparents gave her when she came to live with them on their ranch, the eye of her storm.

Now an adult, Rosie’s found the ordinary life she craves, teaching science at Lone Spur high school, rescuing animals on her grandfather’s ranch, and dating the safest guy in town. When millionaire-entrepreneur Destry Steadman moves next door with plans to build a resort, she takes it in stride. He may be handsome and athletic, but he can’t even ride a horse. How much harm can he do?
She soon finds, however, that Destry’s plans affect her more than she realized. In fact, they may threaten the safety of the whole community. What’s more, he has a knack for weaving himself into her life, and she enjoys his flirtatious banter much more than she wants to admit.

Now she has to decide whether her heart is with her steady boyfriend and her beloved ranch or with her swoon-worthy neighbor.

Chemistry Lessons brings to life two opposites—a crazy Western cat lady and an Eastern businessman—and tells the joy-filled story of what it means to be in love.


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Non Austen Authors

Aubrey Anderson, A Fortuitous Encounter Amazon

Kate Bedlow, Darcy and Elizabeth: Fair Trade Amazon

Cheryl Bolen, The Liberation of Miss de Bourgh Amazon l Nook l Kobo

Cheryl Bolen, Miss Darcy’s Secret Love Amazon l Nook l Kobo

Cheryl Bolen, Miss Darcy’s New Companion Amazon l Nook l Kobo

Melanie Coles, Evan and Darcy Amazon l Nook

Georgina Young-Ellis, Elizabeth, Darcy and Me Amazon

Lolicia Florence, The Reunion Amazon

Annie Gluck, The Strange Inheritance of Mary Bennet Amazon

Lorraine Hetschel, One Kiss Amazon l Nook

Jessica Jackson, Pemberley Haunted Amazon

Jennifer Joy, Win, Lose, or Darcy Amazon

Deborah Ann Kauer, Sense of Worth Amazon

Michelle M., 1876: A Pride and Prejudice Reimagining Amazon

Jayne Matthews, A Rival for Mr. Darcy Amazon l Nook l Kobo

Ronald McGowan, To Make Sport of Our Neighbours: The Commonplace Book of Mr. Bennet, of Longbourn Amazon

Sophia Meredith, Beyond Oakham Mount Amazon

Jann Rowland, A Life from the Ashes Amazon

Diane Saunders, Darcy’s Destiny  Amazon

Timothy Underwood, A Dishonorable Offer Amazon


Jaqui Oakley, Color Me Jane Amazon

Kristi Rose, Meryton Matchmakers: Lottie Pursues Bill Amazon l Nook l Kobo


reading adventureAusten Related News

Austen Festivals

Greater Louisville JASNA Region’s annual Jane Austen Festival July 15-17

Austen on Stage & in Film

Pride and Prejudice at Regents Park Theatre London

Pride and Prejudice at Newcastle Royal Theatre

Sense and Sensibility Musical at The Old Globe in San Diego 

Pride and Prejudice at Riverfront Playhouse Theatre in Redding, CA

Persuasion at Livermore Shakespeare Festival in Livermore, CA

Persuasion with Chamber Opera Chicago tour of Scotland and the UK

Bedlam’s Sense and Sensibility at The Gym at Judson’s in New York

Blogs on Jane Austen

The Scandalous Inspiration for Mr. Darcy?

Tory Daughters: Jane Austen and the Brontes: An Overview

The Source of Elizabeth Bennet’s Myopic View of Mr. Darcy

Recommended blogs:

Jane Austen’s World

Jane Austen’s Microcosm


Regency Era Information

sea and coconut palm

An attack on the Prince Regent

Gentleman Jackson and his Boxing Salon

Port Wine, War and Eccentricity

An Unequal Marriage–The People Behind the Fiction

Scandalous death of Duke of Cumberland’s valet

The Life and Loves of Madame Recamier

Life Below Stairs, Part 10- the ‘Pugs’ Procession of Precedence

Recommended blogs:

Regency History

Things that Catch my Eye

Geri Walton’s Blog of 18th & 19th Century History


Thanks for stopping by! We hope you have a great month and happy reading!

7 Responses to July Austen On Dit

  1. Overwhelming to say the least. But thanks for the information. I did see one additional book to add to my wish list.

  2. Oh My Goodness…where to start. My Wish List and TBR pile is out the roof and yet, I am bowled over at all the new selections. This is the place for one stop shopping. Thanks to AuAu for all the hard work to pull this together. JWG

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