Many thanks to Sharon and Regina for compiling and posting the On Dit last month! I had recently moved and was ill surrounded by boxes and cranky children! If you’re like me, the last month has sped by and now you’re alarmed to find yourself hurtling at break-neck speed toward the holidays! If you need to indulge in a little bit of self-care, step right up. We have loads of new releases, interesting blog articles, news of Austen plays, and more!
Jane Austen Fan Fiction Releases
Austen Author New Releases
Leenie Brown, The Tenant’s Guest (Willow Hall Romance #2)
A Pride and Prejudice Variation Novella
When Fitzwilliam Darcy bought Willow Hall, he thought he was helping a friend escape an untenable situation. Little did he know he was purchasing a second chance for his own happiness.
Elizabeth Bennet has long regretted her harsh refusal of Mr. Darcy’s proposal and, though she expects never to see him again, wishes to be able to make things right. When she is sent ahead of her aunt and uncle to visit the Abbots at Willow Hall, she finds herself suddenly thrust back into Darcy’s circle and given the chance for which she longs.
However, when Elizabeth’s youngest sister makes an unexpected trip to Willow Hall in the company of a scoundrel, Elizabeth’s and Darcy’s future is put at risk. Will they hold tightly to their chance at happiness or will they be lost to each other forever?
Zoe Burton, The Essence of Love
In this Pride and Prejudice Novella Variation, Elizabeth Bennet is introduced to Fitzwilliam Darcy through her sister, Mary, who is friends with Darcy’s sister. They make an immediate connection and a courtship follows. When Darcy proposes, Elizabeth is eager to accept him.
Darcy escorts his betrothed to her home estate of Longbourn, which happens to be next door to Darcy’s friend’s leased home of Netherfield. Two people from Darcy’s life—his aunt and his former friend—appear in the area, determined to step between the couple, but Darcy puts them in their places and they go on their way.
One of those people, however, is out for revenge, and plans to use Elizabeth to hurt Darcy. When she goes missing, Darcy tears the county apart looking for her. Will he find her in time, or will she be lost to him forever?
PO Dixon, The Makings of Mr. Darcy: Darcy and the Young Knight’s Quest Boxed Set
Darcy and the Young Knight’s Quest Series Boxed Set with He Taught Me to Hope Bonus Scenes
Book 1: He Taught Me to Hope
Book 2: The Mission
Book 3: Hope and Sensibility
Regina Jeffers, Mr. Darcy’s Bargain
Darcy and Elizabeth are about to learn how “necessity” never makes a fair bargain. When ELIZABETH BENNET appears on his doorstep some ten months after her refusal of his hand in marriage, FITZWILLIAM DARCY uses the opportunity to “bargain” for her acceptance of a renewal of his proposal in exchange for his assistance in bringing Mr. George Wickham to justice. In Darcy’s absence from Hertfordshire, Wickham has executed a scam to defraud the citizens of Meryton, including her father, of their hard-earned funds. All have invested in Wickham’s Ten Percent Annuity scheme. Her family and friends are in dire circumstances, and more importantly, Mr. Bennet’s heart has taken an ill turn. Elizabeth will risk everything to bring her father to health again and to save her friends from destitution; yet, is she willing to risk her heart? She places her trust in Darcy’s ability to thwart Wickham’s manipulations, but she is not aware that Darcy wishes more than her acquiescence. He desires her love. Neither considers what will happen if he does not succeed in bringing Mr. Wickham before.
Diana Oaks, Constant as the Sun: The Courtship of Mr. Darcy (One Thread Pulled Book 2)
Elizabeth Bennet’s father imposed a six-month delay to her taking the name of Darcy, requiring a London season in the interim. Unknown to her, a secondary clause could spoil it all: If she is unhappy among the elite, he will rescind his consent to the marriage.
Faced with the expectations of Darcy’s relations and the standards of the ton, Elizabeth is immersed in a whirlwind of change, intrigue, and betrayal that not only threatens to ruin her hopes, but puts the lives of those she loves at risk.
Constant as the Sun is the second book in the One Thread Pulled series.
Barbara Silkstone, Darcy and Elizabeth Serendipity
Darcy remembers the perfect love between his parents and believes it can be his. He trusts in destiny— with a little help from serendipity—to find the love of his life.
Serendipity: A fortunate happenstance or a pleasant surprise.
Elizabeth, informed by the example of her parents’ marriage, refuses to believe in destiny. The concept of serendipity is an affront to her logic. She will not marry except for true love and thinks she can control her own fate if she is very cautious. Will she and Mr. Darcy find their Happily Ever After?
A feel good read!
Rose Fairbanks and Jenni James, Cinderella’s Phantom Prince and Beauty’s Mirror (Non-JAFF)
Two haunting novellas . . . two paranormal fairytale retellings by bestselling authors.
Cinderella’s Phantom Prince by Jenni James
Prince Adrian died tragically twenty years before, and until he met Adeline, his life had been quite lonely indeed. Suddenly, it is full of intrigues and a yearning desire to get to know the contradictory maiden. One moment, she is a prim and proper miss, and the next, a pillar of pluck and determination. Mostly, he finds he wants to protect her from the onslaught of her family—and the role of servant they have forced her to play.
Adeline Moses was not royalty at all—she was merely a companion to her two stepsisters, the daughters of Lady Attlepate. So when she finds herself falling for a princely ghost during a summer party, all the rules of etiquette and her station in life seem to be tossed out the window. Now she is attempting to spend as much time with the prince as she can without her stepsisters ruining what little bit of happiness she has found.
Their hearts feel alive for the first time in ages, yet a bit battered too, for how can such an unlikely pair find their happily ever after?
Beauty’s Mirror by Rose Fairbanks
Leonard Sundridge must find true love before his stepdaughter’s sixth birthday or he will die, cursed by his phantom wife to this fate unless he learns to love. But he cannot leave the estate grounds, and no one has ever loved him. Five years later, an angry and bitter prisoner in his own home, he hires a governess for Rosie in what may be his first selfless act ever.
Arabella Beauley once believed in magical tales, but when nothing can save her mother, she forsakes fanciful stories. When her brother incurs a debt to the duke of Erroll, she chooses to work off his debt as a governess. Bella expected merely to give French lessons. Instead, the strange happenings at Sundridge Castle engulf her. Is the duke as rough and beastly as others have said?
You’ve never read a Beauty and the Beast story like this before!
Sarah Price, Cowgirl Cat (Cowgirl Cat Series) (Non-JAFF)
All Cat Lansing wanted for her thirteenth birthday was an iPhone. Her older sister, Brooke, introduces her to the world of social media on her new phone and, unknowingly, Cat gets much more than she bargained for. She discovers Aiden Quinn, a teenage cowboy from Colorado who posts funny videos with his horses on Vine. Determined to get him to notice her, Cat quickly realizes that she is not alone in her pursuit for Aiden to follow her.
When Aiden and his friends tour the country with the Rodeo Rage Tour, Cat comes up a plan to finally meet him. But how can she compete with hundreds of thousands of other girls clamoring for his attention?
Elaine Owen, Duty Demands
When Elizabeth’s father dies unexpectedly, she is surprised to find that the proud, arrogant Mr. Darcy wants to marry her- and even more surprised when her uncle tells her why. But after they are married she begins to see a different side of her husband.
Darcy thinks that Elizabeth has married him for love, but slowly begins to realize that all is not as it appears in their marriage. Will he still love her when the truth is revealed?
Will our two favorite characters overcome their misunderstandings and achieve a marriage based on more than duty and obligation? This is a Pride and Prejudice variation brought to you by the author of Mr. Darcy’s Persistent Pursuit, Love’s Fool: The Taming of Lydia Bennet, and One False Step.
Non Austen Authors
Kate Bedlow, A Beau Bon-Bon Christmas Amazon
Linda Berdoll, The Darcys: New Pleasures Amazon
Nicole Clarkston, The Courtship of Edward Gardiner Amazon
W.E. Dashwood, Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth Boxed Set Amazon
Kathryn Davis, Liberty in Jane Austen’s Persuasion Amazon
Cecilia Gray, Jessica Grey, Nancy Kelley, Jennifer Becton, Melissa Buell, Rebecca Fleming, Holidays with Jane: Thankful Hearts Amazon
Jennifer Joy, The Honorable Mr. Darcy (A Meryton Mystery #1) Amazon
Madeline Kennet, Nothing but the Deepest Love Amazon
J. Dawn King, Love Letters from Mr. Darcy Amazon
Jennifer Lang, A Christmas to Remember: Darcy and Elizabeth What if #12 Amazon
Perpetua Langley, Condescension and Condemnation Amazon
Josie Linley, Darcy’s Last Chance Amazon
Judy McCrosky, Miss Bingley Requests Amazon
Ronald McGowan, Miss Dashwood’s Dilemma Amazon
Ney Mitch, Racing Across Infinity: A Contemporary Romance Amazon
Christina Morland, This Disconcerting Happiness Amazon
Monica Reid, Kitty: or, Beaux Idea Amazon
Margaret Lynette Sharp, An Encounter at Longborn Amazon
Joana Starnes, Mr. Bennet’s Dutiful Daughter Amazon
Jemma Thorne, The World for her Favor: Elizabeth and Darcy Romance (True Love through Time Book 3) Amazon l
Chris Weber, Darcy’s Daughters Amazon
Austen Related News
Austen Festivals, Lectures, and Presentations
Austen in Media
Blogs on Jane Austen
Regency Era Information
Whew! What a list this month! We can’t wait to see you in December and before we know it, we’ll have rung in a new year! Are any of these books on your To Be Read list? Or have you already completed a few?