I like big JAFF and I can not lie!
There’s nothing better than falling in love with a bunch of wonderful characters and being able to spend numerous hours experiencing their lives unfolding within the comforts of your own space! I love becoming immersed in a storyline that is filled with new and familiar characters, surprising twists and turns, and settings that take me to places near and far.
In a new year, with winter upon us, and the early arrival of darkness each evening, reading a new JAFF series can be a luxurious way to spend your time.
I have put together this top ten list of JAFF series that I myself have loved, to help Just Jane 1813 readers select a JAFF series to start reading as well this year. I also thought it would be fun to add a six-word series review for each book, as shown in the red text under each book, which are based on the book, Six-Word Memoirs. It’s a fun way to focus your ideas and craft a statement that captures the essence of the subject you’re trying to communicate about with someone else.
Please note this list is compiled in alphabetical order.
Being a Jane Austen Mystery Series, Books 1-13
(Book 13 is being released in early February 2016)
Austen Sleuth Solves Mysteries Around England
Books 1 and 2
(Book 2 will be released at the end of this month)
The Love Triangle Gets a New Angle
Darcy Saga Series, Books 1-5
First JAFF Series I Read & Loved
Darcy’s Tales Series, Volumes 1-3
Darcy’s POV Eloquently Told By Stan
Imperative Series, Volumes 1-2
Georgiana’s Dark Secret Brings Them Together
A Marriage Worth the Earning, Volumes 1-2
A Wild Ride Through Early Years
Mr. Darcy Takes a Wife, Books 1-3
by Linda Berdoll
Pride and Prejudice Continues Series, Books 1-10
Darcys & Bingleys Grow Older & Closer Together
Pride & Prejudice & Assassinations, Books 1-7
Leo Charles Taylor
Darcy & Elizabeth Serve the British Crown
Tapestry of Lives, Books 1-3
Heartfelt Stories: Part Variation, Part Sequel
As a collective group, these series are quite diverse in their approaches to Jane Austen Fan Fiction, which I think makes them work so well as an eclectic collection of JAFF.
I haven’t written full-length reviews for most of these series yet, but with the exception of the “Being a Jane Austen Series,” I have read and loved all of these series in their entirety. I will complete Barron’s series one day, and I look forward to hosting her new book, “Jane and the Waterloo Map,” next month at Just Jane 1813 during its book tour. But by gathering what I have read so far and combining it with other reader recommendations, such as this one from Oprah Magazine, I felt this series was a perfect addition to this list!
At the end of this month, I will be reviewing and offering giveaways of Carolyn Whyte’s “Darcy’s Deliverance,” which is the conclusion to her series.
This month I will also begin a series of reviews based on Marsha Altman’s “Pride and Prejudice Continues” series. I read most of her series last spring, and I really fell in love with it mainly because it’s a series where we get to enjoy watching the Darcy family and the Bingley family raise their families together and grow older together through various trials and tribulations. I love the familiar characters in this series while I also came to love the new characters she created throughout this series. Marsha also embraced several controversial topics during this era in her storylines, which really shed a new light for me onto the struggles many people faced during these times.
In October 2015, Ms. Altman published the final book in this ten book series. This was when I also started reading the last books in her series. Just Jane 1813 will host a few giveaways from this series, and we will also have Marsha Altman join us as a guest on the blog.
But what I really want to ask my readers is, “What series would you like me to review here on the blog?” Is there a series on this list you’d like to learn more about, or do you have a different series to recommend for me to review on Just Jane 1813? Please let me know in the comments section below what your preferences are, so I can make plans to review some JAFF series this year based on your choices.
As always, I’d love to hear your feedback based on this post, and if you have your own six-word book reviews to share below, please feel free to do so.