Literary obsession, romanticizing the past, longing for a different life--these are stories about being caught between two worlds. Read more on Riffle
Outlander, 20th Anniversary Collector's Edition by Diana Gabaldon
A vividly depicted, lushly romantic time-travel story.
1 / 5
Possession (Vintage International) by A.S. Byatt
A masterful literary achievement that is at once a mystery, a romance, and a witty commentary on scholarly obsession, Possession alternates between a pair of contemporary scholars who are on the trail of a mysterious and heretofore unknown connection between two Victorian poets, and the poets themselves. As the mystery unfolds, so does the romance.
2 / 5
Interred with Their Bones by Jennifer Lee Carrell
A gripping contemporary thriller that also takes us back to the time of Shakespeare. You don't have to be an aficionado of Shakespeare to enjoy this novel, but it will make you want to become one.
3 / 5
Confessions of a Jane Austen Addict by Laurie Viera Rigler
In this comic tale of be-careful-what-you-wish-for, a broken-hearted devotee of all things Austen wakes up in the body and life of a gentleman's daughter in Regency England. Along with the romance of bonnets, gowns, and dishy Darcy types in tight knee breeches are things Jane Austen never talked about--like chamber pots, the dearth of indoor plumbing, and how to ditch your chaperones without ruining your reputation.
4 / 5
Rude Awakenings of a Jane Austen Addict: A Novel by Laurie Viera Rigler
In this parallel story to Confessions of a Jane Austen Addict, a sheltered gentleman's daughter from Regency England trades places with a free-spirited single woman in the urban madness of 21st-century L.A., whose technological wonders are a lot easier to master than its byzantine rules of love.
5 / 5