Friday, July 26, 2013

It's a Jane Austen World After All (Part 23)

Here is the next list of modern-day writers who, in their own way, have paid homage to Jane Austen's legendary stories. Each of the authors listed below have written (or edited) three books inspired or added more books to their list of books inspired by the classic characters created by the one and only Jane Austen.

The Road to Pemberley (Edited By) Marsha Altman


"The Road to Pemberley: An Anthology of New Pride and Prejudice Stories"

Publication Date: July 27, 2011

Including over a dozen stories from both emerging and established Regency romance authors, this new anthology celebrates Jane Austen with a series of brilliant adaptations. The Road to Pemberley brings together the best of the best from published and new writers alike to create a cornucopia of intrigues starring familiar characters from Pride and Prejudice. England during the Regency Era, with its country estates, horse-drawn carriages, and formal balls, continues to captivate modern readers and The Road to Pemberley brings this fabled world to life in all its glory. Each author shows us another side of the Pride and Prejudice story as it would have continued, from Darcy and Elizabeth's first year at Pemberley to the personal tales of characters like George Wickham, Colonel Fitzwilliam, and Darcy's personal valet. Join a cast of familiar and unfamiliar faces navigating a host of new social quandaries, old personal dilemmas, and exciting adventures.

The Knights of Derbyshire by Marsha Altman


"The Knights of Derbyshire: Pride and Prejudice Continues (Volume 5)"

Publication Date: May 10, 2012

Twenty years have passed since Mr. Darcy married Elizabeth Bennet, and their family has grown. All of the Bennet sisters are married, and their children are on the threshold of adulthood and ready for entrance to proper society. War in Europe is over, and it seems that England is at peace; but trouble lurks on the horizon. A popular revolt is brewing in Derbyshire, lead by a deluded radical. The very safety of Pemberley and Chatton House are threatened when a family member goes missing, and Mr. Darcy and Mr. Bingley, with the help of relatives and friends, must attempt a dangerous rescue while the wolves close in around them.

Georgiana and the Wolf by Marsha Altman


"Georgiana and the Wolf: Pride and Prejudice Continues (Volume 6)"

Publication Date: December 7, 2012

A mystery unravels in a rural town in France. Inspector Robert Audley, rising star of the Parisian police force, is called to rural France and the estate of the Marquis de Maret to solve a murder. If his job wasn't hard enough with little evidence and few leads, suspicions point to a creature neither man nor wolf, but something in between. As rumors of vigilantes and monsters fill the countryside, Audley investigates the connection between the Marquis and the local seminary, a finishing school for proper English women. The Marquis's betrothed, Lady Heather Littlefield, and her best friend and companion Georgiana Bingley seem somehow involved. Are they the next targets of the murderer? Or are much more mysterious forces at work?

Longbourn State of Mind by Rebecca A. Cooper-Thumann


"Longbourn State of Mind"

Publication Date: March 7, 2012

In Covington, Louisiana, the Bennet name is synonymous with Longbourn Ranch - land that has been in the family for generations. The Bennets raise racing horses, cotton, and five daughters that are the belles of the parish. When Darcy Accounting comes into town to take over some of the Bennet finances, pandemonium ensues. Embezzling, sex tapes, and Corduroy Collins all play major roles in this fresh tale.

Lost Along the Way by Rebecca A. Cooper-Thumann


"Lost Along The Way"

Publication Date: February 28, 2011

In this modern adaptation of Pride and Prejudice, Elizabeth Bennet Saunders is lost out there -- somewhere along the way. Upon finding her husband in bed with another woman, she divorces him and sets off on a soul shaking journey. High drama ensues with the help of Georgiana Darcy and the dangerous George Wickham. Comedy is found in Best Buy shelf stocker, Mr. Devlin Collins. Friendship is found sitting around a table for Wednesday night girl's dinners. Faith is found in each other, and love is found just around the bend probably with a Mr. William Darcy.

The London Chronicles by Rebecca A. Cooper-Thumann


"The London Chronicles"

Publication Date: April 15, 2010

The story of boy meets girl, boy and girl fall in love, and then boy and girl live happily-ever-after is never more apparent in this novel. Olivia and Jane Benedict, along with their cousin, Samantha Allbright, have discovered a new type of British Invasion. Three handsome, successful men have taken the attention of the spitfire socialites. Eventually, Olivia Benedict pairs up with Christopher Harrington. Jane Benedict falls in love with Alexander Samuel. And brash, stubborn Samantha meets her match with Benjamin Covington.

Still a Young Man: Darcy Is In Love by P. O. Dixon


"Still a Young Man: Darcy Is In Love"

Publication Date: December 30, 2011

Refusing to suffer anyone's pity, the heroine hides the unpleasant truth of her forced marriage from everyone. Having observed the mourning period for a deceased husband she did not love, she looks forward to enjoying a Season in town. Her liveliness, her beauty, and her charms attract the notice of unscrupulous people posing as friends. There's only one man able to help her navigate the treacherous waters of the ton.

Bewitched, Body and Soul: Miss Elizabeth Bennet P. O. Dixon


"Bewitched, Body and Soul: Miss Elizabeth Bennet"

Publication Date: May 17, 2012

The heroine defies convention by arriving unescorted on the doorstep of a single gentleman. Elizabeth determines to right a wrong against her family by reuniting her sister and the man she loves. Society's expectations and decorum are but a few things standing in her way. Upon discovery, will Elizabeth forgive the one man who has been the means of disappointing the hopes of a most beloved sister?

Matter of Trust: The Shades of Pemberley by P. O. Dixon


"Matter of Trust: The Shades of Pemberley"

Publication Date: October 16, 2012

A young bride he recently married to prevent a scandal. A mysterious, wayward aunt he never really knew. A woefully misguided sister he removed from harm's way. Undermining Darcy's relationships with the three women in his life is a most disturbing bombshell about his nemesis, George Wickham.

Fall For You (The Jane Austen Academy Series) by Cecilia Gray


"Fall For You (The Jane Austen Academy Series)"

Publication Date: February 10, 2012

To say Lizzie and Dante are polar opposites is the understatement of the century. He's a snooty Exeter transfer with more money than Google. She's a driven study-a-holic just barely keeping up with tuition. It's obvious that Dante thinks he's way too good for Lizzie. And Lizzie knows Dante is a snob with a gift for pressing her buttons. But things are changing fast this year at the Academy. And when Lizzie's quest to stop those changes blows up in her face, taking her oldest friendship with it, she has nowhere else to turn but to Dante, with his killer blue eyes, his crazy-sexy smile, and his secrets. Secrets Lizzie can't seem to leave alone, no matter how hard she tries.

So Into You (The Jane Austen Academy Series) by Cecilia Gray


"So Into You (The Jane Austen Academy Series)"

Publication Date: July 19, 2012

Sweet and sensible Ellie hasn't met a problem her mom's yoga mantras can't fix. But when Ellie's parents threaten to pull her from the Academy just as her flirtation with the cutest boy in school heats up, will Ellie be able to keep her cool?

When I'm With You (The Jane Austen Academy Series) by Cecilia Gray


"When I'm With You (The Jane Austen Academy Series)"

Publication Date: December 22, 2012

Kat is destined to be a star and her big break has arrived at last! As the assistant to a celebrity classmate on the set of a feature film, she's going to show everyone she has what it takes. That is, until she discovers pursuing her dreams may mean forfeiting her heart. Unless she can find a way to have both.

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