New Books to Read if You Like Pride and Prejudice
14 Oct 2015
Jane Austen’s books, for many people, were the highlights of high school reading lists. I delved deep into the Austen obsession as a teenager and my affection for Jane Austen books has never really waned.
Jane Austen’s stories and characters are products of their eras, and the secondary characters are fascinating to explore in new novels. Somehow these stories adapt beautifully into modern versions of their tales. The past year has delighted us with lots of different takes on Jane Austen’s books, particularly Pride and Prejudice, and I’m excited to share them with you. If you love Elizabeth Bennet, Caroline Bingley, Mr. Darcy, Georgiana, Lydia Bennet, and Charlotte, check out our list of books to read if you like Pride and Prejudice. Looking for historical romance with a bit more steam? You may find something of interest here.
Books to Read if You Like Pride and Prejudice: Recommendations for 2015
The Epic Adventures of Lydia Bennet
Kate Rorick and Rachel Kiley
Release Date: September 29, 2015
This modern adaptation of Pride and Prejudice tells Lydia Bennet’s story, in modern day California. In this version fo the tale, Lizzie Bennet is a wildly popular video blogger and Lydia is basking in the attention of fandom. But she’s learning that not all attention is good, especially when it comes to George Wickham…
Colonel Fitzwilliam’s Dilemma
Release Date: July 14, 2015
This is a true regency romance featuring the characters of Pride and Prejudice. Lady Catherine de Bourgh may not have gotten her way when Elizabeth Bennet married Mr. Darcy, but she’s determined to find a husband for her daughter Anne. She has her sights on Colonel Fitzwilliam, who has other ideas.
Miss Georgiana Darcy of Pemberley
Release Date: July 21, 2015
Jane Austen tells us little of Georgiana Darcy’s perspective, but we hear enough about her past that readers can’t help but be intrigued. In this new book, Shannon Winslow explored Darcy and Elizabeth’s married life at Pemberly – from the perspective of the ever intriguing Georgiana.
Release Date: September 18, 2015
This is a bit of a departure from modern adaptations and regency tales of Pride and Prejudice. This dark fantasy romance stars the Darcy estate of Pemberly and Louisa Hurst – the oldest Bingley sister. This one is pretty steamy, so if you’re looking for a sweeter tale, we recommend one of the others!
My Pride, His Prejudice
Release Date: April 27, 2015
This is another modern adaptation of Pride And Prejudice, this time telling the story of Eliza Bennet and Will Darcy. Will owns Revolutionary Innovations, where Eliza works… so of course she says no when Will proposes out of the blue. This new series, Austen in Love, is a clean contemporary romance starring Austen’s characters.
Emma + Elsie Series
Release Date: March 7, 2015
Maddy Raven’s new adult series brings the protagonists of Pride and Prejudice and Emma together. What if Elizabeth Bennet and Emma Woodhouse were best friends in modern times? These books, recommended for ages 16+, are perfect for people who love Jane Austen and can’t get enough New Adult Romances.
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