My all time favourite JAFF books with giveaways

I have been wanting to publish a list of my favourite JAFF books for a long time, but I always felt the number of books I had read would not justify such a list. Now that my blog has celebrated 2 years, and that I’ve read over 150 JAFF stories, I think it is justifiable to share with all of you which ones are my favourite.

There are several criteria that can be used to choose the best books one has ever read, such as the originality and interest of the plot, the writing style, the pacing, the ability to captivate the reader etc, but I always said that to me, a great book is one that has the ability to make me feel something. In my opinion the best books are the ones which cause such an impression in the reader that he will never forgets how he felt when reading it. That is what I consider a book memorable. And of course, I don’t think we can get caught in the story and feel so intensely attached to a book and its characters if the plot is not believable, or if the books is badly written, so if in the end I suppose all those criteria I mentioned before are also taken into consideration.

That being said, my favourite JAFF books of all times, and by no particular order, are:

 

A Peculiar Connection – Jan Hahn

My review      Amazon.com    Amazon.uk

Perfect for the angst addicts such as myself 🙂

A Peculiar Connection begins near the close of Jane Austen’s Pride & Prejudice. Bent on preventing the engagement of her nephew to Elizabeth Bennet, Lady Catherine de Bourgh declares that any union between Fitzwilliam Darcy and Elizabeth would be “a sin against Heaven itself!” Her shocking revelation, along with a cryptic message written over twenty years earlier, thrusts the couple into a whirlwind of heartbreak and disbelief. They must endure the exquisite torture of denying the indisputable desire that still hovers between them, but the journey is sooooooo wonderful that it’s impossible not to love this book.

 

Ardently – Caitlin Williams

My review      Amazon.com    Amazon.uk

Perfect for the hopeless romantics who happen to love Bath 😉

What if Elizabeth actually went to the Lake District and was nowhere near Pemberley, and she and Mr. Darcy never met again until another four years had gone by? Now they are very different people, altered by marriage, time and situation, although, Mr Darcy’s failed proposal in the Parsonage at Hunsford still haunts both of them in different ways.

 

A Fair Prospect – Cassandra Grafton

My review      Amazon.com    Amazon.uk

Perfect for the hopeless romantics who are eager for excellent dialogues and romantic scenes

Nursing his wounds after his rejection by Miss Elizabeth Bennet, Fitzwilliam Darcy returns to London, a devastated and humbled man. The lady, meanwhile, is battling the unprecedented feelings stirred by having endured an innocent but intimate encounter with the gentleman in the aftermath of his proposal. Soon on her way to Town herself for an unanticipated stay, she is comforted by the presence of an old family friend, one Nicholas Harington – the son of a wealthy family whose position in society rivals that of the Darcys of Pemberley and who has emerged as a potential suitor for Elizabeth.

 

Darcy by Any Other Name – Laura Hile

My review      Amazon.com    Amazon.uk

Perfect for those who love romance and are willing to have an open mind 🙂

Two men are arguing while a ferocious rainstorm swirls round. And then the unthinkable happens: a lightning bolt from heaven strikes. In that instant everything changes. Jane Austen’s heartthrob hero becomes the bumbling Reverend Collins.

Shorn of his fortune, his social standing, and his good looks, Mr. Darcy is trapped in Mr. Collins’ body. And Mr. Collins wakes up to discover that he is master of Pemberley.

Could there be anything worse?

 

The Unthinkable Triangle – Joana Starnes

My review      Amazon.com    Amazon.uk

Perfect for the angst addicts such as myself 🙂

What if Mr. Darcy’s rival for Elizabeth Bennet’s hand and heart is not some inconsequential stranger, but his dearest, closest friend? How is he to reconcile the claims of loyalty and kinship with the urge to pursue his heart’s desire?

 

The Madness of Mr. Darcy – Alexa Adams

My review      Amazon.com    Amazon.uk

Perfect for those who can find the beauty of love after hardship and suffering.

The year is 1832 and regrets beleaguer Fitzwilliam Darcy. All he ever cared for has been taken from him: his pride, his sister, and his true love, Elizabeth Bennet. Now, having nearly murdered a man in a fit of rage, he might lose Pemberley, too. More than just his home, his very identity is at stake. In desperation, he seeks the help of Dr. Frederick Wilson, owner and proprietor of Ramsey House, a madhouse for fine ladies and gentlemen. Is Darcy’s confinement the inevitable end to his tortured descent, or will he rediscover what he lost in the most unlikely of places?

 

Haunting Mr. Darcy – Karalynne MaCrory

My review (coming soon)      Amazon.com    Amazon.uk

Perfect for those who love romance and are willing to have an open mind 🙂

That fickle friend Fate intervenes when an unexpected event threatens the happily ever after of literature’s favorite love story. The gentlemen from Netherfield have left, winter is upon the land, and after a horrifying carriage accident, Elizabeth Bennet finds her spirit transported as if by magic into Mr. Darcy’s London home. Paranormally tethered to the disagreeable man, it doesn’t help that he believes she is a phantasm of his love-struck mind and not the real Elizabeth. Somehow they must learn to trust, learn to love and learn to bring Elizabeth back to her earthly form before it is too late.

 

Mr. Darcy’s Noble Connections – Abigail Reynolds

My review      Amazon.com    Amazon.uk

Perfect for those who love romance and adventure in a different scenario 🙂

When Darcy discovers that Lord Charles’ new target is none other than Elizabeth Bennet, the woman who refused Darcy’s offer of marriage, he cannot stand by and watch as the woman he still loves is callously ruined. What he doesn’t know is that Lord Charles has a dark secret, and that his attentions to Elizabeth may not be what they seem. After a midnight rescue, clandestine meetings, a long-lost son, conspiracies, blackmail, and an attempted elopement, everyone can agree that this house party is anything but dull.

 

Suddenly Mrs. Darcy – Jenneta James

My review (coming soon)      Amazon.com    Amazon.uk

Perfect for those who demand a good writing and are not afraid to wait for the happy ending 🙂

Elizabeth Bennett never imagined her own parents would force her to marry a virtual stranger. But when Mrs. Bennett accuses Fitzwilliam Darcy of compromising her daughter, that is exactly the outcome. Trapped in a seemingly loveless marriage and far from home, she grows suspicious of her new husband’s heart and further, suspects he is hiding a great secret. Is there even a chance at love given the happenstance of their hasty marriage?

 

Mr. Darcy’s Voyage – Kara Louise

My review      Amazon.com    Amazon.uk

Perfect for those who are eager for a hertfelt romance in a different scenario:)

In this enchanting and highly original retelling of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, Elizabeth Bennet sets out for the new world aboard the grand ship Pemberley’s Promise. She’s prepared for an uneventful voyage until a chance encounter with the handsome, taciturn Mr. Darcy turns her world upside down

 

The Falmouth Connection – Joana Starnes

My review      Amazon.com    Amazon.uk

Perfect for those who love intense romance 🙂

Just as Mr. Darcy finally decides to propose to the enticing Miss Elizabeth Bennet, she is summoned to Falmouth, to meet a relation she never knew she had.

Thus, the ill-starred Hunsford proposal is avoided – but before he could even begin to understand his luck, adverse circumstances hasten to conspire against him, and Fitzwilliam Darcy is compelled to follow the woman he loves to the far reaches of Cornwall, into a world of deceit and peril, where few – if any – are what they seem to be…

 

The Secrets of Darcy and Elizabeth – Victoria Kincaid

My review      Amazon.com    Amazon.uk

Perfect for those who love adventure and idyllic romance 🙂

It is 1803, and a treaty has allowed England and France to enjoy a brief moment of peace in the midst of the Napoleonic wars. Darcy is despondent over Elizabeth’s refusal of his proposal at Hunsford, so Colonel Fitzwilliam proposes a trip to Paris as a distraction. At a ball Darcy unexpectedly encounters Elizabeth, who is visiting Paris with the Gardiners. He sees this as his opportunity to court Elizabeth properly and rectify past mistakes. Before he can make much progress, however, England declares war again and Darcy must help Elizabeth flee France.

 

Darcy’s Ultimatum – Jennifer Joy

My review      Amazon.com    Amazon.uk

Perfect for those who love page turner romances 🙂

When Fitzwilliam Darcy’s arranged life falls to pieces, his father, Mr. George Darcy, gives him an ultimatum: Marry by the end of the London Season or risk disinheritance. Can Darcy cast aside society’s frigid attitude toward marriage and find true love? Or will his desire to honor his deceased mother’s memory hold him back?
Elizabeth Bennet faces the greatest challenge of her life: Find a husband by the end of the London Season or be forced to marry the heir apparent of her family home, Mr. Collins. A romantic at heart, will Elizabeth find a gentlemen to meet her high expectations?

 

These Dreams – Nicole Clarkston

My review(coming soon)   Amazon.com    Amazon.uk

Perfect for those who love Col. Fitzwilliam as much as they love Darcy (or almost as much)

Pride and patriotism lend fervor to greed and cruelty, and Fitzwilliam Darcy is caught at the centre of a decades-old international feud. Taken far from England, presumed dead by his family, and lost to all he holds dear, only one name remains as his beacon in the darkness: Elizabeth.

 

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My favourite genre is regency variations and this is the type of books I read the most, so it is natural that most of these books, if not all, are regency variations. Also, these are my personal list of favourites, I don’t mean to say they are better than any others, only that they were the ones I enjoyed reading the most 🙂

Are any of these books on your own lists? Have you read them all? Is there any that you particularly love and that I am not mentioning? Please do share! I’ve only discovered some extraordinary books that have been published a long time ago this year, so I’m not surprised if some amazing books are missing from this list because I haven’t read them yet and suggestions are always welcome 🙂

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I love these books so much that I would like to share some of them with you 🙂

I am giving away 5 signed paperbacks of some of my favourite books. As you know I was very fortunate to meet Joana Starnes, Caitlin Williams and Cassandra Grafton on my last trip to the UK, so I asked them to sign several books to giveaway to my readers 🙂 Today I am offering The Falmouth Connection, The Unthinkable Triangle, Volumes I, II and II of A Fair Prospect and Ardently.

Two winners will be randomly chosen by the comments left on this post and any review of the books listed above, and two other winners will be randomly chosen from the list of the blog followers. If you want to increase your chances of winning a signed paperback subscribe to follow my blog and comment the reviews  🙂

All volumes of a Fair Prospect are signed, but they will be offered to one single winner considering they are one single story.

The giveaway is international and will be open until the 30th of September. The winners will be announced shortly after.

Good luck everyone!

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75 responses to “My all time favourite JAFF books with giveaways

  1. Claire Ferguson

    My sister-in-law and I were trying to pick our favourite JAFF books just last night, but it’s so hard to narrow it down!! We only started mid this year and I’m almost up to my 50th book! I’ve loved most of them!
    These are some of my favourites!
    Darcy’s Voyage – Kara Louise
    The Secrets of Darcy and Elizabeth – Victoria Kincaid
    Falling for Mr Darcy – Karalynne Mackrory
    Rainy Days – Lory Lilian
    Sketching Mr Darcy – Lory Lilian
    Alone with Mr Darcy – Abigail Reynolds
    Miss Darcy’s Companion – Joana Starnes
    Rumours and recklessness – Nicole Clarkston
    This disconcerted happiness – Christina Morland
    A Lie Universally Hidden – Anggela Schroeder
    Mr Darcy’s Brides – Regina Jeffers
    These Dreams – Nicole Clarkston
    And there’s still so many more to read!!
    Thanks for sharing your favourites!! I’ve added some of yours to my ‘must read’ list!!

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  2. I was glad to see most of these titles are ones that are on my wishlist. They have now been moved to the top of my list. I have read and loved Darcy By Any Other Name and regency variation is what I enjoy most as well so it looks like we may have similar tastes.

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  3. donjacobsoncarpediem

    I loved each and every one of these books. There are inspiring examples of the genre!

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  4. mbresticker

    Have only read one on your list, though I do have several as ebooks, and have read others by these authors, and most are on my TBR list. I generally like any by Abigail Reynolds, Amanda Grange, Maria Grace.

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  5. I have them all apart from Ardently – Caitlin Williams, and have read the rest except for These Dreams – but very soon.
    Much prefer reading the Regency variations, and ones that have some mystery in them rather than straight romances.

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  6. Wow! I’m honored to have made your list, Rita, and with such GREAT company! I love all of these books too.

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  7. Rita, I am very honored see Darcy By Any Other Name included on your favorites list. Thank you, sincerely.

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  8. I have read all these books, and have loved them all. I do agree with theae choices, but have to add Conceit and concealment by Abigail Reynolds. This is also a lovely giveaway. Thank you.

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  9. Ginna

    Great list! I have read most of them, and have some of them to be read. I love any of Abigail Reynolds’ books, and Pam Dixon’s. Not that I don’t love others; these 2 authors just come quickly to mind.
    Thanks for the terrific giveaway. Are we allowed to express interest in a particular title? If so, I’d be very happy to receive “Ardently” because it is one that I do not have yet.

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  10. Megan Wilkins

    I love the world of JAFF! I have only read one of the books on your list though!

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  11. alp1788

    Read most of theses books. Currently listening to the audiobook version of the Falmouth Connection. It’s intense. Other favorites of mine include Mr. BEnnet’s Dutiful Daughter (the audio version is the best), Hif Wife and Rain and Retribution.

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    • So happy to hear you liked Mr Bennet’s Dutiful Daughter! Isn’t Stevie Zimmerman absolutely wonderful? Her narration style is so awesome!
      I hope you’re enjoying Falmouth too. Many thanks and all the best!

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  12. Sophia Rose

    I’ve actually only read six on your list and I would so agree with your choices as they are re-reads for me which is one of my criteria for a top listing. Also, for the ones I haven’t read, it looks like I have some good reading to which I can look forward. 🙂

    You made me want to make my own list to see what would be on it. I do tend to like both Regency and Other Era as well as other genres so it would be tough to restrict my list. 😉

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  13. Rita, Thank you for including The Secrets of Darcy and Elizabeth! I’m honored that you liked it so much.

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  14. That’s a great Top 10 of favorites!

    denise

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  15. Ria

    I have been working my way through JAFF books but since there are about a bajillion it is hard to read all of them. From your list I have only read Darcy’s Ultimatum which I did enjoy greatly. And I read the others in the cousins series since the first one was was so fun. I really enjoyed Jennifer Joy’s writing. I thought they were good imaginative “what ifs” even if I didn’t always agree with how a character might act. I recently enjoyed Mr. Darcy’s Brides (Regina Jeffers), and The Longbourn Letters (Rose Servitova). And I liked These Three Remain (Pamela Aiden) which was one of the first JAFF I ever read.
    I shall have to look into the rest of your list.

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  16. Rita, what an absolute honor to be listed among these greats! Thank you, and thank you so much for your support for the JAFF community. What a treasure you are!

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  17. Christina Boyd

    So many of my favorites too! I own all those so don’t add me to the giveaway–I just wanted my share of the conversation. I have read all but one…the Alexa Adams book. Must add to my list. I love lists! Especially when I am in agreement. Haha!

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  18. Lisa Hatfield

    I have had the absolute pleasure to have read ALL of the books listed, with one exception: These Dreams – Nicole Clarkston. I can honestly say that I agree with the books selected, and note that a few of my favorites were left out (but acknowledge that you had to pare the list down). I will have to check out These Dreams soon…..since it is in GREAT company with all the other fabulous books listed!!!

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  19. Dung

    Love your list of favorites Rlita! I’ve read all but two from your list so far and I agree, they are some of my favorite JAFF novels/novellas! I have the other two on my TBR list and look forward to reading them as well.

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  20. Leah Pruett

    I haven’t read a Fair Prospect or Ardently! Thanks for such a wonderful giveaway!

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  21. Pam Hunter

    You certainly chose some outstanding books for your list! I happen to own all but one from your list, and I agree that these books are wonderful. Thanks for sharing your choices, and thanks for the great giveaway, too!

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  22. Mary Preston

    So many great books to add to my reading list thank you. I always enjoy JAFF.

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  23. J. W. Garrett

    Rita, how marvelous that you have created such a favorites list. I agree completely and as I was going down the list, I found myself nodding in agreement. I’ve read many of your selections, but have a few in my TBR [to-be-read] list and on my wish list. I imagine you were doing your fan-girl impression when you met the authors. I would be beside myself. How excellent. I’ve seen some of your pictures from your trip on the blog and it certainly looked like your were having fun. Thanks for the generous give-a-way. I wish you many blessings on your blog and future trips into Austenland.

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  24. Fabulous choices!! What a great way to get some great books into readers’ hands!!

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  25. Thanks for including Ardently on your list, Rita. I’m honoured to be included alongside some of my JAFF heroes.

    And what a great giveaway!

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  26. So thrilled to see The Madness of Mr. Darcy on this list! Thank you, RIta!

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  27. I own/have read 5 out of your 14. So happy that you got to meet some of your favourite authors on your trip to the UK! Thanks for the generous giveaway 🙂

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  28. kneyda

    Wow, you have great taste in JAFF. Thank you for the give-away.

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  29. kneyda

    Do you know if These Dreams will be out as a paperback? Sorry if this is the wrong place to ask but after seeing what you wrote, I think I will need this one on the shelf. Thanks!

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  30. Glynis

    What a great list Rita. There are 3 that I haven’t read, Jan Hahn, Alexa Adams and Victoria Kincaid although they are on my wish list and I have read and loved other books by these authors.
    I could never narrow down my list to 10 as I love all books by Linda Wells, especially Imperative; all books by Lory Lilian, especially Rainy Days and all books by Leslie Diamond, especially An Unwavering Trust. Plus the authors you mention above, plus so many other books – hmmm an impossible task methinks. Well done for managing to condense your list.

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    • Glynis

      Oh and if you like non-regency versions I must recommend all the books by Cat Gardiner especially the Conscience series . In fact I think it would be easier for me to list JAFF books I didn’t enjoy!

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  31. Jan Hahn

    Rita, I’m thrilled to have A Peculiar Connection included in your favorites list and among such notable company! Thank you so much!

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  32. Sharon Legg

    WHAT a generous giveaway!! I have read a few, but none of the ones you listed on the giveaway list, The Falmouth Connection, The Unthinkable Triangle, Volumes I, II and II of A Fair Prospect and Ardently.! I am thrilled at the prospect of a win!! How wonderful of you to do this!! Bless you!!

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  33. Mary

    Rita,

    What a great idea to lust your favourite books!!! I’ve read the majority of these and agree with your choices.

    Having my share of the conversation,I would like to add two books that I read this year and absolutely loved!!! ‘ The Road to Understanding’ and ‘Mr Darcy’s Bargain’,both penned by Regina Jeffers,we’re just wonderful! The latter is non-Regency but will always hold a special place in my heart!!

    Cheers for publishing such an informative list!! ☺️

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  34. Great list!! I have read most of them and I totally agree with you 🙂
    Good to have a couple more that “must” be read!!

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  35. Reblogged this on my vices and weaknesses and commented:
    An awesome list from Rita of “From Pemberley to Milton”.

    I agree so much with her choices! Moreover it gives me a couple of title to be read 🙂

    Please, check it out!!

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  36. jenettajames

    Dear Rita, thank you so much for including Suddenly Mrs Darcy – it is a lovely surprise and a real honour, so thank you. I am currently loving “When we are married”:-) Jenetta x

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  37. Rita, I love your list! I’ve been wanting to post a list of my own favourites but some “life” things have taken priority. Several of my favourites are on your list too. Of course I could not compete with your giveaway of signed copies! Many thanks for offering and for publishing this lovely list. It’s always a pleasure to read your blog.

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  38. Wonderful list! I’ve read several of them. I hope to read htem all!

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  39. Kris Shore

    I checked your list with my kindle backlog and discovered a few I haven’t purchased yet. Thanks for the list.

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  40. Thank you so much for including A Fair Prospect in your list, Rita. I am deeply touched. ❤️

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  41. So many wonderful books and a lot I have yet to give a go. My wishlist is forever growing, what a “terrible” thing isn’t it? 😉 I would love to get the chance to read one of the Joana Starnes stories 😀

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  42. OMG RIta, thanks SO MUCH!!!!! I’m honoured and over the moon that The Falmouth Connection and The Unthinkable Triangle are on your list of favourites, and in such great company!
    THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!!

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  43. Great list, Rita! And what a lovely and generous giveaway! 🙂 I have read all but two on your list and think that I would put many of your favorites on my favorite list too. So hard to narrow it down though! I think you list is awesome (no need to enter me in the giveaway as I already own those lovely books being offered!)

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  44. Arjanne

    We do have some favorites in common, especially A peculiar connection, Haunting Mr. Darcy and Ardently.
    I can’t wait to read These dreams and Darcy by any other name, but at the moment the price is holding me back, paperbacks are around or over 20 euros. I’ll have to wait a bit before I can get those.
    Some other favorites of mine are Mistress by Sophie Turner, Rumours & Recklessness by Nicole Clarkston, Sketching Character by Pamela Lynne and The last man in the world by Abigail Reynolds.
    Thank you so much for the generous giveaway (and for making it international too!). If we are allowed to pick a favorite: mine would be The Falmouth Connection.

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  45. suzanlauder

    Excellent choices, though if it were my list, I’d have a different book by two of the excellent authors on your list! Hahaha! Just shows how well they write. Not only that, but I suspect that some more of your top ten favourites are yet to be released, judging from what I know of new books coming up from authors that I love and new to publishing authors. We are so lucky to have so many good authors and books in JAFF, and bloggers like you to celebrate them!

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  46. I have read all of these books and enjoyed them immensely. I have to add Pemberley and Longbourn by Maria Grace.

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  47. So cool that some of my (few) reads made your list! But we’ll, I do take my suggestions from you and my first JAFF was won in one of your giveaways, so it shouldn’t even be surprising!
    The unthinkable triangle, I believe, was the perfect way to enter this wonderful world and I just realised whole reading your post that I too am a sucker for angst! xD

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  48. So thrilled that you included Mr. Darcy’s Noble Connections among your favorites! I’ve read and enjoyed many of the others, so I feel in excellent company!

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  49. What a great list, Rita! I agree with so many of these. And I’m reading These Dreams right now and absolutely loving it.

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  50. That’s an amazing list and giveaway, Rita! Please don’t enter me in it though, as I already have (or will have soon) copies of all of the books on your list and some of them are even signed, too. I’d never be able to keep such a list so short, though. There’s Stanley Hurd’s trilogy Darcy’s Tale, Amanda Grange’s Diary series and so many more. Aren’t we lucky to have so many quality writers producing such quality works for us?

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    • It is really, really hard Anji, that’s why I tried not to overthink it too much. I created the list with the ones that came immediately into my mind as the ones I loved and then I tried not to go much into it again because if I did I would just keep adding and adding.

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