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YA romance for fans of Jane Austen and Charlotte Bronte?

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Initial post: Dec 23, 2012 8:22:09 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 23, 2012 8:23:19 PM PST
Kate says:
Jane Eyre is probably my favorite non-YA book ever, followed by Sense And Sensibility. (I didn't like Pride And Prejudice.) I have a hard time reading most other adult fiction though, and old-fashioned language doesn't make adult fiction any easier to read.

Is there any good YA romance out there for fans Jane Eyre and S&S? I'm in love with that whole genre/time-period<3

I've read:
The Luxe by Anna Godbersen
Jane by April Lindner
The Season by Sarah MacLean

So I'm looking for books along the same lines as those.

Posted on Dec 24, 2012 2:31:38 PM PST
I think Lindner is coming out with another book, CATHERINE, this time a retelling of WUTHERING HEIGHTS.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 24, 2012 3:52:31 PM PST
Have you tried any of Eva Ibbotson's YA historicals? E.g. A Countess Below Stairs.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 27, 2012 7:05:47 PM PST
Agnes says:
I think L.M. Montgomery's The Blue Castle is an excellent book to read if you like other things by Austen and Bronte. The language is much simpler, so that might be a plus. But, unlike, Jane Eyre, it's missing the darker elements, and, unlike Sense and Sensibility, it doesn't have Jane Austen's subtle, light humor. It's still a great book, and I highly recommend the read.

As far as books specifically targeted at young adults, this is one of the only things I can think of.

Posted on Dec 27, 2012 9:12:32 PM PST
CLB77 says:
I think I just rec'd this on another thread of yours? But if you loved Jane Eyre, you really should look at Eve Mont's A Breath of Eyre

Posted on Jan 9, 2013 6:02:27 PM PST
Wayward says:
Try Sorcery and Cecelia or The Enchanted Chocolate Pot. It's an alternate history set in that same time period with similar feel to it. (But also fantasy elements)
Tale of Two Cities is another readable classic, with some romance although not bronteesque.
If you enjoy fairy tale writing, check out some of Robin McKinley's books. Beauty and Rose Daughter specifically fill that 'victorian romance' groove.

Posted on Aug 2, 2013 1:29:15 AM PDT
C. Hall says:
Pride's Prejudice


Posted on Aug 3, 2013 5:18:07 PM PDT
Bea Daniels says:
I loved Jane Austen's books when I was in high school. Then, when I was in my 20's I discovered Victoria Holt. She's written a lot of historical romance and you can find many of her books in the library. They're not YA but you will have no problem reading them. She's known as the 'queen of romantic suspense'. You also might try Elizabeth Gaskell's Wives and Daughters it's not a YA either but she wrote close to Jane Austen's time period.

Posted on Aug 13, 2013 7:21:32 PM PDT
Irene says:
Couple of recommendations.
Bright Young Things series by Anne Godbersen. Same author of the Luxe series but its set during the 1920s.

The Red Necklace and Silver Blade by Sally Gardner. It's a 2 book story and is loosely based on the Scarlet Pimpernel. One of my favorites.

Etiquette and Espionage by Gail Carriger. There are 4 books to this series. 1 has been released and the 2nd is due this November. So far there is no obvious romance going on but I know there will be. I recommended this one because its set during Victorian times and the language is just so much fun to read.

Ruby Red by Kirsten Gier. Contemporary fiction where the girl goes back and forth in time.

Dash and Lily's Book of Dares- contemporary fiction but totally cute romance. One of my favorite books that brings New York to life during Winter holidays.

Good luck in your search.

Posted on Jan 7, 2014 2:31:27 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Jan 8, 2014 7:11:19 AM PST
You guys must check out Mary Robinette Kowal's series "Glamourist". The first is Shades of Milk and Honey, then Glamour in Glass, and she has a new one out this month! These books are amazing. She created a 'Jane Austen' dictionary when she wrote them, so that she was only using words Jane Austen would have used, but the books are a little fantasy/sci fi...they take place in Regency England! Really fantastic. Hope you enjoy them.
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