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Listed: Young Adult Regency and Jane Austen Adaptations

There are five million different Austen adaptations and new regency novels out there these days – there were a few years when I read stacks upon stacks of them, but as there are always new ones out there, it’s impossible to stay on top of everything. I haven’t read too many lately, but I’m always keeping my eyes open for new regency young adults novels, especially based on Austen’s books. Here’s a list of ten young adults novels that are regency novels and/or (modern-day/period) Austen adaptations.

  1. Sorcery and Cecelia by Patricia C. Wrede and Caroline Stevermer. Originally Published 1988. LT
  2. Scones and Sensibility by Lindsay Eland. Originally Published 2009. LT
  3. Enthusiasm by Polly Shulman. Originally Published 2006. LT
  4. Love, Lies and Lizzie by Rosie Rushton. Originally Published 2009. LT
  5. Dashwood Sisters’ Secrets of Love by Rosie Rushton. Originally Published 2005. LT
  6. First Impressions by Marilyn Sachs. Originally Published 2006. LT
  7. The 25 Pains of Kennedy Baines by Dede Crane. Originally Published 2006. LT
  8. Cassandra’s Sister by Veronica Bennett. Originally Published 2006. LT
  9. Le Petite Four by Regina Scott. Originally Published 2008. LT
  10. I Was Jane Austen’s Best Friend: A Secret Diary by Cora Harrison. Originally Published 2010. LT

What do you think of Austen adaptations and regency novels for young adults? Are there any ones that you’ve particularly liked, or ones that you want to read?

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Posted by Courtney Wilson @ 7:29 am March 22, 2010.
Category: Listed

  • A Bookshelf Monstrosity

    Ooh, great list! I’d especially like to read Scones and Sensibility.

  • Lana

    Don’t forget The Season by Sarah MacLean!

    I’ll have to check out the others on your list, too. I loved Sorcery and Cecelia, in particular.

  • heidenkind

    Anna and the Duke by Kathryn Smith is a really good YA Regency.

  • Teresa (Chrissy)

    Ooo, good list! I really want to read Cassandra’s Sister by Veronica Bennett.