Austenesque Lovers TBR Challenge 2019 discussion

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Recommendations by Topic > Lighthearted/Humorous JAFF or regency

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message 1: by Victoria (new)

Victoria | 17 comments Hi everyone!

I'm finding I'm in a bit of a rut! I'm re-reading The Ballad of Gregoire Darcy (Pride and Prejudice Continues, # 4) by Marsha Altman so I can write a review of it before giving them away, and I'm reading From This Day Forward - The Darcys of Pemberley by Joana Starnes right now, as well. I find I'm plodding along with both books, and I have figured out that I want to read something more lighthearted or even funny.

I have recently read Mr. Darcy Came to Dinner by Jack Caldwell and I loved it. It was so amusing and was just what I wanted. I've also read Candice Hern's works and I've enjoyed them as well.

I'm just looking for something sweet and funny or amusing. No murdered Lydia, no somber former monks, Japanese thieves, no -falling-down-the-stairs-and-misscarrying type stories.

Thanks everyone!


message 2: by Mary (new)

Mary | 171 comments ‘The Longbourn letters’ by Rose Servitova is a book that I really enjoyed. It’s a series of letters,through the years,between Mr Bennet and Mr Collins.
If you choose to read it,I hope it does the trick!!!


message 3: by Anji (new)

Anji | 735 comments How about Chaos Comes to Longbourn: A Pride and Prejudice Variation by Victoria Kincaid? It's more of a farce than anything AND told from no less than eight POVs! It's a good romp.


message 4: by Anji (new)

Anji | 735 comments Then there's Mr. Darcy's Bad Day: A Pride & Prejudice Novella by Christie Capps. If you enjoyed Mr. Darcy Came to Dinner, then you'll enjoy this, though it's novella length rather than a full length novel.


message 5: by Abigail (new)

Abigail Bok (regency_reader) Do you read modern-day Austenesques at all? I recall Longbourn Library: A Novel of Pride, Prejudice, and Books by Trudy Wallace as being lighthearted and charming.


message 6: by Kirk (new)

Kirk (goodreadscomkirkc) | 510 comments Everything by Mark Brownlow.


message 7: by Abigail (new)

Abigail Bok (regency_reader) Oh, here’s another, this time a period story—based on one of JA’s youthful tales: Edgar and Emma: A Novel After Jane Austen by Robert Rodi.


message 8: by Victoria (new)

Victoria | 17 comments Thank you so much everyone! I'm going to start with Mary's "Longbourn Letters" and work my way through everyone's suggestions!

Abigail, I have read "Longbourn Library" before, and I have to say, it's probably the highest rated modern adaptation I've ever read!

Please keep them coming everyone! Maybe this will be my JAFF theme this year!


message 9: by Abigail (new)

Abigail Bok (regency_reader) Good--it sounds as if I'm on the right track about what you're looking for. Will keep thinking about it.


message 10: by Victoria (new)

Victoria | 17 comments I loved Longbourn Letters and Mr Darcy's Bad Day! Thank you everyone!

Please keep these recs coming!


message 11: by Debbie (new)

Debbie (dmbrown) | 633 comments For some inspired P&P lunacy, checked out these unpublished stories by Wade H.

Choose Your Weapon:
https://m.fanfiction.net/s/12720139/1...

Seven Brandies:
https://m.fanfiction.net/s/12373902/1...

Elizabeth Bennet's Wager:
https://m.fanfiction.net/s/12594150/1...


message 12: by J. W. (new)

J. W. Garrett (jeannewallacegarrett) | 1252 comments I loved those Debbie. Here is one that will knock you off your socks. It is cray-cray-crazy.

Pairings (a one shot in four short chapters): JoanHall:
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12033658...


message 13: by Debbie (new)

Debbie (dmbrown) | 633 comments Oh, yeah! That's another loony one!


message 14: by J. W. (new)

J. W. Garrett (jeannewallacegarrett) | 1252 comments How about this one:

One Door Too Far: Pimprenelle
http://meryton.com/aha/index.php?show...


message 15: by Anji (new)

Anji | 735 comments J. W. wrote: "I loved those Debbie. Here is one that will knock you off your socks. It is cray-cray-crazy.

Pairings (a one shot in four short chapters): JoanHall:
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12033658......"


Oh myy! I've just read this one to try and help take my mind off worrying about hubby in hospital.


message 16: by Abigail (new)

Abigail Bok (regency_reader) Wishing your hubby a speedy recovery, Anji!


message 17: by J. W. (new)

J. W. Garrett (jeannewallacegarrett) | 1252 comments Oh, Anji, bless your heart. I know you are worried and I hope this gave you a minute to giggle so you could then handle the heavier things that RL [real life] is throwing your way. Blessings my dear.


message 18: by Chelsea (last edited Jul 08, 2019 06:49AM) (new)

Chelsea (crystal_dark) | 512 comments You might enjoy Discovering Mr. Darcy: A Pride and Prejudice Novella or The Houseguest: A Pride and Prejudice Vagary. Hope you find many fun books and stories to enjoy here.

Anji, hope everything is ok with your husband. It's always hard to have loved ones in the hospital and helpful to be able to use good stories to distract from worrying and raise our spirits.


message 19: by Anji (new)

Anji | 735 comments Abigail wrote: "Wishing your hubby a speedy recovery, Anji!"

J. W. wrote: "Oh, Anji, bless your heart. I know you are worried and I hope this gave you a minute to giggle so you could then handle the heavier things that RL [real life] is throwing your way. Blessings my dear."

Many thanks.


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