20 Books to Read if You Are a Jane Austen Fan

I am a huge fan of Jane Austen’s books.  I love the time period, the clothing, I just love it.

You could image how delighted I was when I discovered Jane Austen Fan Fiction, otherwise known as JAFF. In this genre, lovers of Ms. Austen’s books dwell on the ‘What-If’ scenario, which has led to a plethora of variations and sequels.  I am obsessed with this genre and hopefully you will be as well after checking out my list of 20 books that will make you fall in love with JAFF.

Please note I am giving a brief summary of each book.  I am attempting to dangle an enticing morsel to wet your reader appetite!

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20 Books to Read if You Are A Jane Austen Fan

Yes, Mr. Darcy by J. Dawn King

Yes, Mr. Darcy: A Pride and Prejudice Novella

This is a wonderful book by Ms. King.  I do love and own all of her books, but there is such a tender, romantic nature to this story

Faling For Mr. Darcy by Kara Lynn Mackrory

Falling for Mr. Darcy
This book DOES make you fall for Mr. Darcy.  Elizabeth is taken aback by Mr. Darcy’s concern after a fall and is thoroughly surprised how she might think twice now about marrying him.

His Good Opinion by Nancy Kelley

His Good Opinion by Nancy Kelley His Good Opinion: A Mr. Darcy Novel (Brides of Pemberley Book 1)

A delightful perspective change for Mr. Darcy as he is rejected by Elizabeth Bennet and she relfects on his behavior.  Will they ever beat the odds?

Alone With Mr. Darcy by Abigail Reynolds

Alone with Mr. Darcy: A Pride & Prejudice Variation
Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy are trapped in a cabin during a snowstorm.  Unfortunately, once they both leave the cabin and go their separate ways, Elizabeth encounters difficulties and has to turn to Mr. Darcy for aid.  He is more than happy to help. A wonderful story!

The Unthinkable Triangle by Joana Starnes

The Unthinkable Triangle: ~ A Pride and Prejudice Variation ~
Angst has run amok in this book by Joana Starnes.  The title is apt as there is a love triangle between Elizabeth Bennet, Fitzwilliam Darcy, and his cousin, Colonel Fitzwilliam.  Loved it!

The Houseguest by Elizabeth Adams

The Houseguest A Pride and Prejudice Vagary
The bonds of friendship come into play with this story Pride and Prejudice variation.  Elizabeth and Georgiana Darcy become friends. Then, unbeknownst to Mr. Darcy, Georgiana invites Elizabeth to their house in London, leading to a fun plot!

Mr. Darcy To the Rescue by Victoria Kincaid

Mr. Darcy to the Rescue: A Pride and Prejudice Variation
Oh my goodness, I loved this book!  I read it in a day because Mr. Darcy is such a romantic hero in this book.  He hears how Elizabeth Bennet became betrothed to her icky cousin, Mr. Coollins.  He then storms off to rescue her in a hilarious, fast-paced plot.

On Oakham Mount by Sophia Meredith

On Oakham Mount (Pemberley Departures)
Elizabeth Bennet flees to her favorite hill for solitary comfort.  She had refused Mr. Collins’s marriage proposal, but instead runs into Mr. Darcy.  He offers an alternative marriage proposal, she refuses, but both are sad.  Will they get together?  A wonderful story by Sophia Meredith.

Undercover by Cat Gardiner

Undercover – An Austen Noir
Oh this was a fun book!  Pride and Prejudice’s characters are in 1950s New York.  There’s scandal, intrigue, and some romantic tension between Darcy and Elizabeth.  An awesome book!

Mr. Darcy Came to Dinner by Jack Caldwell

Mr. Darcy Came to Dinner: a Pride & Prejudice farce
This book made me laugh. A lot.  Mr. Darcy has an accident and is forced to hang out with the Bennets. During his stay, he assists the Bennet daughters in bettering themselves, thus helping force Elizabeth Bennet to re-evluate his behavior.  A great read!

No Cause to Repine by Rose Fairbanks

No Cause to Repine: A Pride and Prejudice Variation (Jane Austen Reimaginings Book 3)
Reputations are in disarray leading to a marriage filled with misunderstanding.  Elizabeth suffers as Mr. Darcy’s wife, though he is elated.  Eventually truth has to be discovered if our couple is to live Happily Ever After.

Dearest Friends by Pamela Lynne

Dearest Friends
Elizabeth Bennet realizes how much of a good friend Mr. Darcy can be in this Pride and Prejudice by Pamela Lynne.  Her family is forcing her to marry Mr. Collins, but she flees to London hoping to evade the betrothal.  Can Darcy help her?

Love Never Fails by Jennifer Joy

Love Never Fails: A Pride & Prejudice Variation
This wonderful book has dire straits for the Bennets as Mr. Bennet has died, leaving Elizabeth and her family up a creek.  Elizabeth ends up in London, as a companion, and thrown into the path of Mr. Darcy.  Can they come together?  Does love ever fail?  I hope not!

Fitzwilliam Darcy: An Honorable Man by Brenda Webb

Fitzwilliam Darcy An Honourable Man
An adventure packed book by Brenda Webb finds Elizabeth Bennet escaping an icky marriage to an evil count.  Darcy, trying to forget Elizabeth, ends up her hero as he helps her heal with his love.  Wonderful book!

Hope for Mr. Darcy by Jeanna Elllsworth

Hope For Mr. Darcy: Hope Series Trilogy (Volume 1)
I loved this book.  I know I say that a lot but seriously I am JAFF obsessed.  Elizabeth Bennet falls sick and has amazing dreams of walking with Mr. Darcy.  He is by her side waiting for her to wake up.  She falls in love with Mr. Darcy while walking in paradise.

Waking to Mr. Darcy by Leenie Brown

Waking to Mr. Darcy: A Pride and Prejudice Novella
This sweet, clean romance has inclement weather throwing our couple together.  Elizabeth Bennet is escaping from Mr. Collins and his ridiculous proposal in the rain.  She runs into Mr. Darcy and they escape together, not knowing this is a peek into the future.

Her Final Wish by Renata McMann and Summer Hanford

Her Final Wish: A Pride and Prejudice Variation
A plague has overtaken Herfordshire.  Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy are in Ken together when they receive a missive stating for Elizabeth to return home.  Mr. Darcy brings her home and comforts her during this time of distress.  She sees a new side to him, which helps with her sketching of his character.  What will happen next?

Whiskey Wedding by Elizabeth Ann West

The Whisky Wedding: a Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth Bennet story
Whiskey can be dangerous even in small amounts.  In this Pride and Prejudice variation, Elizabeth Bennet rushes to Scotland to help her sister Lydia, who has eloped with George Wickham. She finds Mr. Darcy in Scotland, they consume whiskey, and end up Mr. and Mrs. Darcy!

Darcy’s Denial by Carolyn Whyte

Darcy’s Denial: A Pride and Prejudice variation (Denial and Deliverance Book 1)
I felt anxiety reading this book by Carolyn Whyte.  I am used to the ‘Happily-Ever-Afters’ after each Jane Austen Fan Fiction book, but this did not occur in this book.  And I was DEVASTATED. Luckily, there was a sequel and my nerves settled again.  Phew!

Properly Humbled by April Floyd

Properly Humbled: A Pride & Prejudice Novel
In this Pride and Prejudice variation, Anne de Bourgh overhears her cousins, Darcy and Fitzwilliam, discuss Elizabeth Bennet’s rejection of Darcy’s marriage proposal. She then races off to convince Elizabeth she made an error in rejecting Darcy but an accident occurs, leading to lost memories and a crazy and wonderful plot.

In conclusion, I believe I have clearly demonstrated my love of Jane Austen Fan Fiction.  More like obsession.  Anyways, if you are a fan of Jane Austen or looking for your next new book, peruse through my list of 20 books.  They are all worth the read.  Happy Reading!

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Comments

  1. Brenda says:

    Thank you for this list! These sound great and I’m going to see if I can find any of them as an audio book.

    1. Liz says:

      Hi Brenda! I do know a few of the books come in audiobook format. Check out the authors Amazon pages, look for a specific book, then you’ll see if there is an audiobook edition. Happy Reading!

  2. Leigh Dreyer says:

    Loved this list. I thought it was funny, though, because for basically every author I thought of a different book for them that I liked even more (these are all fantastic, btw) which just goes to show how amazing they all are!

    1. Liz says:

      I agree Leigh! I felt bad because I could have easily WROTE a book on more authors and more books. Instead I went with small morsels of all. I may write another in the future regarding other books. The only thing I can say is Yay JAFF!

  3. Vesper says:

    Should have put Elizabeth/Darcy Pride and Prejudice in the title as you haven’t included any equally as good books based on her other characters and her other works

    1. Liz says:

      Interesting comment. Honestly, I rarely read books about the other characters in Pride and Prejudice. But then again, P&P seems to mainly deal with Darcy and Elizabeth. I do know there are other JAFF authors who delve into Jane Austen’s other novels, like Persuasian or Sense and Sensibility.

  4. Thank you for including Mr. Darcy to the Rescue! I’m so happy to know you enjoyed it.

    1. Liz says:

      Thank you for writing it! I am a fan of all of your books.

  5. Cat Gardiner says:

    Wow! I just found your blog, Liz. Thank you for including Undercover among such fabulous books. I’m so glad you enjoyed it. 😊

    1. liz.hossenlopp@gmail.com says:

      You are SO welcome Cat! Your books are amazing so I was more than happy to spread the love about you, your muse, and your creativity! Thanks for writing!

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