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Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Jane Austen Spin Offs and Sequels

Jane Austen’s books have inspired so many spin offs and sequels. They have even become part of the trend to turn classics and historic figures into paranormal stories. I compiled a list of the ones that I could easily find – most have been released over the past few years. I haven’t read any of Austen’s books (I have seen a couple of the movies) and I have only read Mr. Darcy Broke My Heart by Beth Pattillo (review to be posted tomorrow) from those below.

Pride, Prejudice & Zombies by Seth Grahame-Smith
Sense, Sensibility & Sea Monsters by Jane Austen and Ben H Winters
Mr. Darcy, Vampire by Amanda Grange
Mansfield Park and Mummies by Jane Austen and Vera Nazarian
Jane Bites Back: A Novel by Michael Thomas Ford
The Phantom of Pemberley: A Pride & Prejudice Murder Mystery by Regina Jeffers
Emma and the Werewolves by Jane Austen and Adam Rann

Pride & Prejudice Spin Offs
Mr. Darcy Takes a Wife by Linda Berdoll
The Darcys & the Bingleys: A Tale of Two Gentleman’s Marriages to the Two Most Devoted Sisters by Marsha Altman
Mr. Darcy Present’s His Bride: A Sequel to Jane Austen’s Pride & Prejudice by Helen Halstead
Apprehension and Desire by Ola Wegner
Darcy & Elizabeth: Nights and Days at Pemberley by Linda Berdoll
First Impressions: A Tale of Less Pride & Prejudice by Alexa Adams
Impulse & Initiative: What If Mr. Darcy Had Set Out To Win Elizabeth’s Heart by Abigail Reynolds
Mr. Darcy’s Great Escape: A Tale of the Darcys & the Bingleys by Marsha Altman
Loving Mr. Darcy: Journeys Beyond Pemberley by Sharon Lathan
Mr. Darcy’s Decision: A Sequel to Jane Austen’s Pride & Prejudice by Juliette Shapiro
Fate and Consequences by Linda Wells
Darcy’s Temptation: A Sequel to Jane Austen’s Pride & Prejudice by Regina Jeffers
My Dearest Mr. Darcy by Sharon Lathan
The Other Mr. Darcy by Monica Fairview
Rainy Days by Lory Lilian
A Noteworthy Courtship by Laura Sanchez
To Conquer Mr. Darcy by Abigail Reynolds
Longbourn's Unexpected Matchmaker by Emma Hox
The Plight of the Darcy Brothers by Marsha Altman
Pemberley Shades: Pride and Prejudice Continues by D. Bonavia-Hunt
Memory Volume 1: Lasting Impressions by Linda Wells
Memory Volume 2: Trials to Bear by Linda Wells
Memory Volume 3: How Far We Have Come by Linda Wells
The Darcy Cousins by Monica Fairview
Persuasion Spin Offs
Captain Wentworth's Diary by Amanda Grange
None but You: Frederick Wentworth, Captain Book 1 by Susan Kaye
For You Alone: Frederick Wentworth, Captain Book 2 by Susan Kaye
Captian Wentworth's Persuasion: Jane Austen's Classic Retold Through His Eyes by Regina Jeffers
Mercy's Embrace: Elizabeth Elliot's Story Book 1 - So Rough a Course by Laura Hile
Mercy's Embrace: Elizabeth Elliot's Story Book 2 - So Lively a Chase by Laura Hile
Mercy's Embrace: Elizabeth Elliot's Story Book 3 - The Lady Must Decide by Laura Hile

Sense & Sensibility Spin Offs
Colonel Brandon's Diary by Amanda Grange
The Third Sister: A Continuation of Jane Austen's Sense and Sensibility by Julia Barrett
Miss Lucy Steele by Ruth Berger
Willoughby's Return: A Tale of Almost Irresistable Temptation by Jane Odiwe

Mansfield Park Spin Offs
•Edmund Bertram's Diary by Amanda Grange
•Murder at Mansfield Park by Lynn Shepherd
•The Matters at Mansfield: Or, The Crawford Affair
by Carrie Bebris
•Mansfield Park Revisited by Joan Aiken
•The Youngest Miss Ward by Joan Aiken
•The Watsons and Emma Watson: Jane Austen's Unfinished Novel Completed
by Joan Aiken
•Eliza's Daughter by Joan Aiken

Emma Spin Offs
Mr. Knightley's Diary by Amanda Grange
George Knightley Esquire: Charity Envieth Not by Barbara Cornwaith
Emma and Knightley: Perfect Happiness in Highbury by Rachel Billington
Jane Fairfax: The Secret Story of the Second Heroine in Jane Austen's Emma by Joan Aiken
Intrigue at Highbury: Or, Emma's Match by Carrie Bebris
A Visit to Highbury by Joan Austen-Leigh
Deception: A Tale of Pride and Prejudice by Ola Wegner
Remembrance of the Past by Lory Lilian
Chance Encounters by Linda Wells
Mrs. Elton in America: The Compleat Mrs. Elton by Diana Birchall
James Fairfax by Jane Austen and Adam Campan

Modern Day Austen
The Man Who Loved Pride & Prejudice: A Modern Love Story With A Jane Austen Twist by Abigail Reynolds
Jane Austen Ruined My Life by Beth Pattillo
Mr. Darcy Broke My Heart by Beth Pattillo
Seducing Mr. Darcy by Gwen Cready
The Importance of Being Emma by Juliet Archer
Secret Schemes and Daring Dreams by Rosie Rushton
Perfect Fit: A Modern Tale of Pride and Prejudice by Linda Wells
According to Jane by Marilyn Bryant
Vanity and Vexation by Kate Fenton
Persuading Annie by Melissa Nathan
Pride, Prejudice and Jasmin Field by Melissa Nathan
Northanger Alibi by Jenni James
Summer of Secrets by Rosie Rushton
Love, Lies and Lizzie by Rosie Rushton
A Little Bit Psychic: Pride and Prejudice with a Modern Twist by Aimee Avery
First Impressions (The Austen Series, Book 1) by Debra White Smith
Reason and Romance (The Austen Series, Book 2) by Debra White Smith
Central Park (The Austen Series, Book 3) by Debra White Smith
Northpointe Chalet (The Austen Series, Book 4) by Debra White Smith
Amanda (The Austen Series, Book 5) by Debra White Smith
Possibilities(The Austen Series, Book 6) by Debra White Smith
Me and Mr. Darcy by Alexandra Potter
Feel free to leave some opinions on the books listed above if you feel so inclined.

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    There are two Modern Day Austen books to add to the list:
    SEDUCING MR. DARCY by Gwen Cready
    ME AND MR. DARCY by Alexandra Potter

    I'm afraid I haven't read them yet. I have 2 and Gwen Cready's book is on my to buy list. That is the one I'd really like to read first. It is a time-travel book.

    There are so many you listed that I would like to read.

  2. Thanks Pat, I added them to the list!

  3. I've read P&P and S&S... as for spin-offs I have read Mr. Darcy, Vampyre, Mansfield Park Revisited, Mrs. Darcy's Dilemma, Pemberley Shades, The Lost Memoirs of Jane Austen, Mr. Darcy's Diary, Confessions of a Jane Austen Addict, Rude Awakenings of a Jane Austen Addict... maybe more that I cannot recall. There are so many and more coming out this year. My favorites are Laurie Viera Rigler's because they are funny and a bit modern. Mr. Darcy, Vampyre wasn't too bad, but I've been reluctant to try other paranormal ones.

  4. That is quite a list. Awesome work Heather.
    I have Cready's books on my radar too because they sounded pretty good. I must admit I have quite a few of the spin-offs, but not the paranormal ones.
    Of I read paranormal, it's not going to be an updated classic.

  5. How about some spin-off love for the other novels? :)

    For "Emma" there are (from memory): 'Mr Knightley's Diary' by Amanda Grange, 'Charity Envieth Not' by Barbara Cornthwaite, 'Emma & Knightley: Perfect Happiness in Highbury' by Rachel Billington, 'Jane Fairfax' by Joan Aiken, 'The Importance of Being Emma' by Juliet Archer, 'Secret Schemes and Daring Dreams' by Rosie Rushton, 'The Intrigue at Highbury' by Carrie Bebris, 'A Visit to Highbury' by Joan Austen-Leigh, 'The Compleat Mrs Elton' by Diane Birchall, 'James Fairfax' by ???, and I think there is or will be a paranormal Emma called 'Emma and the Werewolves'.

    For "Persuasion" I know of: 'Captain Wentworth's Diary' by Amanda Grange, 'Captain Wentworth's Persuasion' by Regina Jeffers, 'None But You' by Susan Kaye, 'For You Alone' by Susan Kaye, 'Mercy's Embrace: an Elizabeth Elliot Story' by Laura Hile (in 3 books), 'Echoes of Love' by Rosie Rushton and 'Persuading Annie' by Melissa Nathan.

    For "Mansfield Park": 'Murder at Mansfield Park' by Lynn Shepherd (this one is fantastic, IMO), 'The Matters at Mansfield' by Carrie Bebris, 'Edmund Bertram's Diary' by Amanda Grange and 'Mansfield Revisited' by Joan Aiken.

    For "Sense and Sensibility": 'Colonel Brandon's Diary' by Amanda Grange, 'Miss Lucy Steele' by Ruth Berger, 'Willoughby's Return' by Jane Odiwe and 'The Third Sister' by Julia Barrett.

    For "Northanger Abbey": 'Northanger Alibi' by Jennie James, 'Summer of Secrets' by Rosie Rushton and 'Northpointe Chalet' by Debra White Smith.

  6. Nisha - wow that is a lot of books! I am not the biggest Jane Austen fan (not to say I don't enjoy the stories, in movies, but I just don't have as much of a desire to read them). I have updated this list with your suggestions and then some!


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