8 Pride and Prejudice Sequels For The Discerning Jane Austen Fan

From Bookriot:

It is a truth universally acknowledged that a reader who finishes reading Jane Austen’s Pride & Prejudice is in want of more to read. We already prepared one list of what to read when you want more Pride & Prejudice… and we still want more! What was married life like for Lizzie and Darcy? Whatever became of Mary and Kitty Bennett? Did Georgiana Darcy or Caroline Bingley ever find love… perhaps with one another? How would the story unfold in a contemporary setting? Or with teenage characters? Luckily, there is no shortage of options for the P&P enthusiast. Here are some of our recent favourite Pride and Prejudice sequels.

Pride And Prescience: Or, A Truth Universally Acknowledged by Carrie Bebris

Interestingly, many storytellers imagine Lizzie and Darcy’s married life will find them solving murders. In this, the first of the Mr. and Mrs. Darcy Mysteries, the newlyweds begin their new amateur sleuthing career with a mystery involving their in-laws, the Bingleys. As the series progresses, the Darcys encounter mysteries involving characters from other Austen novels, too!

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Miss Darcy Falls In Love By Sharon Lathan

Darcy’s younger sister Georgiana played a small but notable role in the original novel; here, she takes centre stage. Embarking upon a concert tour of the continent, Georgiana finds her heart torn between two men she meets in Paris. Set in post-Napoleonic Empire France, this is a riveting love story that enters a world of passion where gentlemen know exactly how to please and a young woman learns to direct her destiny and understand her heart.

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13 thoughts on “8 Pride and Prejudice Sequels For The Discerning Jane Austen Fan”

    • I know what you mean, but I did enjoy “Follies Past: Prequel to Pride and Prejudice” by Melanie Kerr. It’s not on their list.

  1. Whatever you do, stay far away from the otherwise excellent P.D. James’ foray: Death Comes to Pemberley.

    Excrutiatingly bad, and tone deaf about both the characters and the period constraints.

    • Yes, I read the sample on Amazon and it was dreadfully dull. I haven’t read anything of P.D. James’ except An Unsuitable Job for a Woman and I found that repellent.

      The discerning Jane Austen fan doesn’t read JA fanfiction.

    • Ouff! I needed your warning sooner! 😉 I did read Death Comes to Pemberley and regretted it. Utterly tone deaf, indeed, to both period and characters. I was surprised that so respected an author as P.D. James could produce such a mess. (I’d not read anything by James, and now feel reluctant to try her other work after my experience of Pemberley.)

      • The earlier books of PD James were fine, though I haven’t read them again since they came out and I can’t speak to how well they held up.

        That’s why her Death Come to Pemberley was such a shocker as a stinker.

    • The discerning Jane Austen fan doesn’t read JA fanfiction.

      I learned that the hard way when I saw the Pemberley movie on PBS. As the young people say, I just can’t even.

  2. I once made the mistake of reading a Pride and Prejudice sequel. I can’t remember who wrote it, but I never want to repeat that experience!

  3. Speaking of dead bodies . . .

    I do not recall who brought up Wodehouse — maybe it was you, PG — but I have read and enjoyed three of his books since then. Now reading a fourth. Delightful. Almost as much fun as Terry Pratchett.

    Thank you, whoever you are.

  4. “It is a truth universally acknowledged that a reader who finishes reading Jane Austen’s Pride & Prejudice is in want of more to read.”

    It turns out that she wrote other books. Who knew?

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