Shades of Milk and Honey - Mary Robinette Kowal I've never read Austen, but I liked this. Actually something of a page turner. Whats the secret? Who will end up with who? etc? Theres something very refreshing about the restraint of it - straightforward story, small scope. The tone of it and the pacing are spot on, so theres room to wonder at subtle points that often get lost in the noise. Just a pleasure to read, all round.