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Austenprose’s Best Austenesque & Jane Austen Era Books of 2015

What a great year of Austenesque reading! We reviewed 40 fiction and nonfiction books in the Austenesque, Regency or Georgian genre this past year and would like to share our list of what we feel were the most exciting, memorable and rewarding books of 2015. 

Best Austenesque Historical Novels 2015:

  1. Brinshore: The Watson Novels Book 2, by Ann Mychal (5 stars)
  2. Jane by the Sea: Jane Austen’s Love Story, by Carolyn V. Murray (5 stars)
  3. Alone with Mr. Darcy: A Pride & Prejudice Variation, by Abigail Reynolds (5 stars)
  4. Pride, Prejudice and Secrets, by C. P. Odom (5 stars)
  5. The Darcy Brothers, by Monica Fairview, Maria Grace, Cassandra Grafton, Susan Mason-Milks and Abigail Reynolds (4.5 stars)
  6. Suddenly Mrs. Darcy, by Jenetta James (4.5 stars)
  7. Yours Forevermore, Darcy, by KaraLynne Mackrory (4.5 stars)
  8. The Second Chance: A Pride & Prejudice and Sense & Sensibility Variation, by Joana Starnes (4.5 stars)
  9. A Will of Iron, by Linda Beutler (4.5 stars)
  10. Miss Georgiana Darcy of Pemberley, by Shannon Winslow (4 stars)

Best Austenesque Contemporary Novels 2015:

  1. Longbourn’s Songbird: A Novel, by Beau North (5 stars)
  2. The Muse: A Pride and Prejudice Variation, by Jessica Evans (4.5)
  3. Aerendgast: The Lost History of Jane Austen, by Rachel Berman (3.5 stars)
  4. Emma: A Modern Retelling, by Alexander McCall Smith (3.5 stars)
  5. The Loner: (The Canyon Club Book 1), by Kate Moore (3 stars)

Best Austenesque Short Fiction 2015:

  1. Sun-kissed: Effusions of Summer, edited by Christina Boyd (5 stars)

Best Austenesque Mystery 2015:

  1. The Suspicion at Sanditon, Or, The Disappearance of Lady Denham, by Carrie Bebris (4 stars)

Best Austenesque Paranormal/Fantasy Novel 2015:

  1. Jane Austen Lives Again, by Jane Odiwe (5 stars)

Best Austenesque Young Adult Novel 2015:

  1. A School for Brides: A Story of Maidens, Mystery, and Matrimony, by Patrice Kindl (5 stars)

Best Regency or Georgian Era Novels 2015:

  1. Ross Poldark: A Novel of Cornwall, by Winston Graham (5 stars)
  2. For Elise, by Sarah M. Eden (5 stars)
  3. Demelza: A Novel of Cornwall, by Winston Graham (5 stars)
  4. Of Noble Family: Glamourist Histories Book 5, by Mary Robinette Kowal (5 stars)
  5. The Lure of the Moonflower: A Pink Carnation Novel, by Lauren Willig (5 stars)

Best Regency or Georgian Era Nonfiction Books 2015:

  1. The Beau Monde: Fashionable Society in Georgian London, by Hannah Greig (5 stars)
  2. Jane Austen Cover to Cover: 200 Years of Classic Covers, by Margret C. Sullivan (5 stars)
  3. Life in an Eighteenth Century Country House, by Peter and Carolyn Hammond (4.5 stars)
  4. A Jane Austen Christmas: Celebrating the Season of Romance, Ribbons & Mistletoe, by Carlo DeVito (4.5 stars)
  5. Young Jane Austen: Becoming a Writer, by Lisa Pliscou (4.5 stars) 

Best Austen-inspired Scholarly Book 2015:

  1. Jane Austen’s Names: Riddles, Persons, Places, by Margaret Doody (5 stars)

Best Austenesque Book of 2015:

  1. A School for Brides: A Story of Maidens, Mystery, and Matrimony, by Patrice Kindl (5 stars)

Congratulations to the authors and publishers! Thank you for an outstanding year of reading.

The Austenprose Review Staff.

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