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Austenland

By Shannon Hale

Why this book?

It might not be Korean, but the same feeling is there. So many fangirls dream of visiting their favorite stories—and the main character Jane—in the book Austenland gets to do just that. When Jane’s grandmother buys her a trip to Austenland—the place where any girl’s Jane Austen dream can come true, she feels rude turning it down. Although, she’s enamored by men wearing smart coats and cravats, she’s also keenly aware of how fake everything is. It only takes a few days, however, to get swept up in the realness of the scene. A fangirl can hardly control her desire…

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The best books to immerse yourself into the world of K-pop and fangirl romance

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The Trials of the Honorable F. Darcy: A Modern Pride & Prejudice

By Sara Angelini

Why this book?

One of the sexiest Darcys I’ve ever read: the change from dour judge in California to hot lord of the manor in England nearly gave me whiplash, but I loved the ride! Sorry (not sorry) for all the broken crystal and china in Darcy’s suite at the London Ritz. ;) They go through some real angsty times back in California, but all’s well that ends well.

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The best books that bring Jane Austen into modern times (that you probably haven’t heard of)

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Fitzwilliam Darcy, Rock Star

By Heather Rigaud

Why this book?

I always preferred the title Heather chose for the original, unpublished story (Slurry) but I’m sure the publisher had a hand in that change. FD, Rock Star is chock full of sexy musicians with artistic temperaments. The Darcy and Elizabeth story leads the way; it’s great on its own, but the Richard/Charlotte B-story is fabulous as well. 

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The best books that bring Jane Austen into modern times (that you probably haven’t heard of)

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Old Boots: A Pride & Prejudice Variation

By Grace Gibson, Janet Taylor

Why this book?

One of the things I love most about Pride & Prejudice variations is that sometimes you get the characters acting out of character a bit!

In this hilarious version, Mr. Darcy decides he is fed up with being stoic and proper all of the time. He decides to bring back some of the mischievousnesses he enjoyed in his youth, with wonderfully different results! I laughed at the antics he and his dog get up to, and I know you will, too!

From the list:

The best Pride & Prejudice variations set in Regency Times

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Faults of Understanding: A Pride and Prejudice Variation

By Jennifer Altman

Why this book?

My favorite trope for Pride & Prejudice variations is a forced or arranged marriage. In this book, Mr. Darcy’s infamously rude proposal to Elizabeth is overheard. Rumors quickly spread, and they are quickly forced to marry or else be ruined.

I really enjoy watching Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy working hard to make their marriage work. I admire her determination to make the best of the situation, and I love seeing Darcy fall in love with her all over again.

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The best Pride & Prejudice variations set in Regency Times

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Nameless

By Julie Cooper

Why this book?

Sometimes a Pride & Prejudice variation begins extremely differently than in canon. This book has Elizabeth Bennet start out as an orphan and forced to be a companion to the Dowager Countless of Matlock. Mr. Darcy had married someone else after Elizabeth had refused his proposal, but he is now widowed and just as handsome as ever.

I love seeing Elizabeth navigate through their marriage when she is not in love quite yet. I admire her courage and determination to uncover the secrets of Mr. Darcy’s first marriage, and my heart breaks for the trauma that Mr. Darcy endured at…

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The best Pride & Prejudice variations set in Regency Times

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