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Marry, Date, or Dump these Jane Austen Heroes and We’ll Give You a Romance Novel to Read

Alison Doherty

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Alison Doherty is a writing teacher and part time assistant professor living in Brooklyn, New York. She has an MFA from The New School in writing for children and teenagers. She loves writing about books on the Internet, listening to audiobooks on the subway, and reading anything with a twisty plot or a happily ever after.

Alison Doherty

Senior Contributor

Alison Doherty is a writing teacher and part time assistant professor living in Brooklyn, New York. She has an MFA from The New School in writing for children and teenagers. She loves writing about books on the Internet, listening to audiobooks on the subway, and reading anything with a twisty plot or a happily ever after.

I fell in love with romance because of Jane Austen (and let’s face it—Jilly Cooper). The pining for each other. The way each small action can be interpreted. Men with handsome calves in knee breeches. Swoon! But sometimes it’s also fun to read romances that are a little less buttoned up and have a little more unbuttoning in them.

Fellow Janeites, decide which of these romantic heroes you would marry, date, or dump and discover a more recent romance novel to add to your TBR list!