The list author says: "Can't get enough Jane Austen? Me neither.
English author Jane Austen may have died over 190 years ago, but interests in her novels and life has never been stronger. Today there are new novels and nonfiction books being written by talented and creative authors to suplant the 'need to feed' our obession with Jane Austen and her Regency life.
Featured here is a list of Austen inspired titles in release date order for 2009 from major publishers including prequels, sequels, spinoffs and other Austen-esque faire. I try to "visit them all" and review what I can on my blog Austenprose and here at Amazon.
Because of Amazon list limitations, only 40 titles can be included. My apologies to self published or other authors that are not listed.
"January release - When Eliza Knight discovers letters in an old vanity table addressed to ÂDearest JaneÂ from ÂF. DarcyÂ, she wonders if they are indeed the Regency era novelist and her most famous character Fitzwilliam Darcy."
"February release - Phoebe, a young niece of Mr. Darcy, is shattered by an unhappy romance, she retreats to Pemberley and is joined by kind-hearted Louisa Bingley, unmarried after three London seasons. Several handsome strangers also arrive, all hopeful of winning the girls' hearts."
"February release - Witty and amusing, this novel captures the original style, themes and sardonic humor of Jane AustenÂs novel while turning the entire story on its head in a most engaging and entertaining fashion."
"February release - Author Rosie Rushton continues her contemporary retellings of Jane Austen's novels with a fun slant for teens in this modern version of Jane Austen's most famous novel, Pride and Prejudice."
"March release - The first in a series that follows Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy from their wedding day into married life, Mr. & Mrs. Fitzwilliam Darcy is inspired by the Keira Knightley/Matthew MacFayden movie."
"March release - More on the mysterious secret Austen romance by the seaside in 1802! Dr. Andrew Norman proposes that she and her sister, Cassandra, fell out over a young clergyman, who he idenfities for the first time."
"April release - Harman unfolds the history of how her estate was handled by her brother, sister, nieces and nephews, and goes on to explore the eruption of public interest in Austen in the last two decades."
"April release - When Darcy reverts to type, will Elizabeth's stubborn optimism win the day after the honeymoon is over? While they say that opposites attract, how long can Lizzy and Darcy's fundamentally different personalities get along without friction?"
"May release - Eleanor is a costume designer in England for the Jane Austen festival, where her room at the inn is haunted. In the middle of the night she encounters two ghost sisters who persuade her to travel back in time with them to prevent the duel."
"June release - In this sequel/parallel story to her best selling Confessions of a Jane Austen Addict, Rigler offers the other story of time traveler Jane Mansfield, a gentlemanÂs daughter from 1814 Regency England inexplicably transported into CourtneyÂs overly wired and morally confused 21st-century L.A."
"August release - In this continuation of Pride and Prejudice, life after the wedding is not quite what Elizabeth Bennet imagined as she honeymoons in Europe with her husband, meets his relatives and discovers dark secrets."
"September release - Ready for a cozy mystery with a Pride and Prejudice theme? Set in contemporary Cape Code, Elizabeth Parker is as clever, witty and spirited as Jane AustenÂs original Lizzy Bennet, but in addition to dealing with her love life, she is in the throws of a murder."
"October release - Mr. Darcy's American cousin witnesses Caroline Bingley's emotional breakdown on the day of Elizabeth and Darcy's wedding. Humiliated, Caroline holds it against it him. He is smitten!"
"October release - Another Austen and monster mash-up using the text of Sense and Sensibility and adding all-new scenes of giant lobsters, rampaging octopi, two-headed sea serpents, and other biological monstrosities. Oh my!"
"November release - In this Sense and Sensibility sequel, the married Marianne Brandon is tempted after her former paramour Mr. Willoughby re-enters her life, and her younger sister Margaret has romantic troubles of her own."
"December release - It has been nearly 200 years since her reported death, but in fact, Jane Austen is undead, a vampire living in upstate New York as Jane Fairfax bookstore owner, frusterated by everyone else making money off HER books and unable o get her last novel published."
"December release - Was Pride and Prejudice inspired by real people? Follow Maggie through sites in England, historical letters and family lore as she searches for answers to the greatest love story ever written and finds one of her own."