Countdown Deals 4/18/20

Below are the Amazon Countdown Deals that I have found running on 4/11/20. Click the cover to be sent to the site. Also, consult the included author page links to consult if they have additional sales.

*Please note: I use universal links which may require an extra step before going to the site and marketplace of your choice. Some promotions may not be available in all countries.

The Dread Mr. Darcy by Valerie Lennox

a pirate Pride and Prejudice variation

On passage back to England from India, Miss Elizabeth Bennet’s ship is boarded by pirates. She is shocked to find that she is acquainted with the pirate captain, who is none other than Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy.

Elizabeth only met Darcy once, at a ball years ago in Meryton. Darcy left abruptly to hunt down some soldier named Wickham. The two met for a duel and Wickham fell. Rumors said that Wickham had something to do with the death of Darcy’s sister, an event that devastated him and left him a drunkard and gambler who had lost much of his fortune.

Apparently, Darcy turned to piracy to make back his fortune. But he is no longer the gentleman that Elizabeth knew. Now taken captive aboard his ship, she is entirely at his mercy…

For readers who will enjoy something different: a deliciously damaged and dashing Mr. Darcy in need of the redemptive power of love.

One False Step by Elaine Owen

How can our beloved couple, Fitzwilliam Darcy and Elizabeth Bennet, have a happy ever after when they are pushed together against their will? A walk in the park and an accidental fall have unexpected consequences. This is a Pride and Prejudice variation by the author of Mr. Darcy’s Persistent Pursuit and Love’s Fool: The Taming of Lydia Bennet.

The Falmouth Connection by Joana Starnes

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 Journey Home to Pemberley by Joana Starnes

A chance encounter in the wilds of the North brings more joy to Elizabeth and Mr Darcy than either of them dared hope for. But her world is rocked by blow after blow – and the truth would only cause him pain. ‘I must be cruel only to be kind’ is Elizabeth’s guiding precept, and she chooses her path. Yet time, circumstances and new acquaintances teach her she had made a terrible mistake.

How can she regain what she had lost and rebuild a future with the only man she will ever love, but for whom disguise of every sort is his abhorrence?

The Subsequent Proposal by Joana Starnes

A number of broken-hearted characters from Jane Austen’s best novels are thrown together by the vagaries of fate, and all manner of unwise decisions are taken at this vulnerable time. But then their past creeps up upon them – and what is there to do but face it, and hope that their convoluted paths will finally lead them to their proper place?

“Elizabeth… ” he murmured against her lips, her skin, her hair, and then her lips again. “I cannot forsake you. I cannot! I cannot bear to think of a life without you. ‘Tis not worth living, ‘tis but a slow death. I cannot lose you! I beg you, do not send me away again. I love you. Elizabeth, I love you!”

Friends, rivals, foes, wrong choices and a duel – Fitzwilliam Darcy’s life is never dull. ‘The Subsequent Proposal’ – a story that is primarily about him – follows Mr Darcy in his struggles to decipher the troubling enigma of Elizabeth Bennet’s feelings – and to correct the worst misjudgement of his life…

Mansfield Park: The Crawfords’ Redemption: An Improved End to the Classic Story by Kirsten bij’t Vuur

I always liked Mansfield Park, but somehow felt Mary and Henry Crawford were treated unfairly by Jane Austen because they were not stuffy and boring and dependable, like Edmund and Fanny herself, but witty and passionate and likable. I always felt they would not react in the way they did in the book, but rise to the challenge. So here’s what they’d do in my view:

As he drove away from Portsmouth towards London, Henry could no longer deceive himself: the sweet tempered and artless girl he had fallen for, whom he had offered to sacrifice his freedom to, did not love him.

On that trip, passing beautiful natural scenery as well as picturesque villages without even seeing them, he finally realized he had been fooled by her mild manners and loving personality into believing himself loved by the sweetest, most tenderhearted creature in existence.

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