De afgelopen tijd zijn er weer een aantal boeken verschenen die ‘iets’ met Jane Austen hebben. Een snelle round-up:

Lady Vernon and her Daughter
Dit boek, geschreven door Jane Rubino en Caitlen Rubino-Bradway, is een variatie op Jane Austens verhaal ‘Lady Susan’:

Lady Vernon and her daughter, Frederica, are left penniless and without a home after the death of Sir Frederick Vernon, Susan’s husband. Frederick’ s brother and heir, Charles Vernon, like so many others of his time, has forgotten his promises to look after the women, and despite their fervent hopes to the contrary, does nothing to financially support Lady Vernon and Frederica.
When the ladies, left without another option, bravely arrive at Charles’s home to confront him about his treatment of his family, they are faced with Charles’s indifference, his wife Catherine’s distrustful animosity, and a flood of rumors that threaten to undo them all. Will Lady Vernon and Frederica find love and happiness–and financial security– or will their hopes be dashed with their lost fortune?

Een recensie van Lady Vernon and her Daughter kun je lezen op Austenprose.

Mr. Darcy’s Great Escape
Het derde deel in de Pride and Prejudice Continues-serie van Marsha Altman.

Darcy and Dr. Maddox go in search of Darcy’s missing half-brother and wind up captured and thrown into a medieval prison cell. Much to his dismay, Charles Bingley is left to hold the fort at Pemberley while his sister Caroline Maddox, Elizabeth, and Col. Fitzwilliam make their way across Europe and attempt a daring rescue. Darcy and Maddox return rather the worse for wear, and the two households are thrown into an uproar by the two heroes’ temporary madness. Meanwhile, Lady Catherine deBourgh kicks up a truly shocking scandal. One never knows what might happen next between the estates of Rosings and Pemberley.

Een recensie van Mr. Darcy’s Great Escape kun je lezen op Austenprose.

Pursued by Love
Pursued by Love van Georgia Hill is niet echt een variatie op Jane Austen, maar maakt handig gebruik van de referentie.

When a modern day Darcy and Elizabeth are stranded in a snowbound inn, they’re forced to re-evaluate their first impressions of each other …
From the moment Perdita Wyndham meets Nick Wainwright she thinks he’s the most arrogant man she’s ever met. It’s appropriate then, that he’s playing Darcy in his company’s production of Pride and Prejudice! But acting opposite, in the role of Elizabeth, Perdita can’t deny that Nick is also the most intriguing man she’s met in a long time.
And then, forced to share a room on the way to a film location, she encounters a more sensitive, sexier, Nick …
As Perdita’s feelings for Nick grow, can she shake off the hold that her ex-lover, the Svengali-like Henry, has over her? And, more importantly, can Nick ever overcome his mistrust of love?

Een recensie van dit boek kun je lezen op Austenblog.

(Bronnen: Austenblog, Austenprose, Random House,