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Bespelling Jane Austen: Almost PersuadedNorthanger CastleBlood and PrejudiceLittle to Hex Her

Bespelling Jane Austen - Mary Balogh, Colleen Gleason, Susan Krinard, Janet Mullany What if Austen had believed in reincarnation and vampires? Join four bestselling romance authors as they channel the wit and wisdom of Jane Austen.
Almost Persuaded
In this Regency tale of Robert and Jane, New York Times bestselling author Mary Balogh brings together former lovers who have seen beyond the veil of forgetfulness to their past mistakes, and are determined to be together in this life, and forever.

Northanger Castle
Caroline's obsession with Gothic novels winds up being good training for a lifetime of destroying the undead with her newfound beau, in this Regency by Colleen Gleason.

Blood and Prejudice
Set in the business world of contemporary New York City, Liz Bennett joins Mr. Darcy in his hunt for a vampire cure in New York Timesbestselling author Susan Krinard's version of the classic story.

Little to Hex Her
Present-day Washington, D.C., is full of curious creatures in Janet Mullany's story, wherein Emma is a witch with a wizard boyfriend and a paranormal dating service to run.

My thoughts:

I was leery going into this read. I have never read any paranormal reads about Jane Austen or any of her characters. I love Jane Austen and am a Janeite. I am selective of what I read and thought for a while before I dove in. I was surprised at how well the book was written by each author. I rather found the book to be entertaining to say the least. With all the elves, vampires, werewolves, witches, etc there is always something going on to capture your interest and hold it. Emma as a witch was pretty funny and the way they had Knightly going on was hilarious. I really loved Elton as an elf. I am glad I gave this book a try well worth the read.