Reading Reticule Roundup

Hello, darling readers! I’m still working hard on compiling the other lists. The $2.99 page will have to be sectioned alphabetically because it’s SO huge! I also wanted to start weekly updates with the new releases, sales, and freebies I find that are new from week to week.

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New Releases

Overheard by Marley Fulton

“Overheard” is a novella-long Pride and Prejudice Regency Variation, clean, low angst, amusing and very romantic, that answers the question “what if the main characters overheard some of the important moments in the story?”

The story begins with a teasing moment, that will leave the readers wondering “how did they get there!” Then will return to the Meryton Assembly, where Darcy and Elizabeth share a not-so-favorable first impression. Unlike the canon, both overhear the other’s unkind statements and, even more, they confront each other about it. What can go wrong in an honest, open discussion, right? Well, …we will see!

The readers will then join ODC at Netherfield during Jane’s illness, and later in their dealings with Mr. Wickham, Mr. Collins, Bingley’s sisters, Lady Catherine de Bourgh and all the others.

“Overheard” takes the main steps as in the original; however, several mere indiscretions and the unwilling help of a villain character are enough to change the outcome and help Elizabeth and Darcy reach their happily ever after sooner!

Spirited Away by Alix James

When doing the right thing goes utterly wrong.

Elizabeth Bennet cannot rid herself of the strange feeling she has whenever she is around Mr. Darcy—and it has nothing to do with the fact that he is irresistibly handsome and intelligent. Almost nothing, anyway. People around town are disappearing, and no one seems to know why. And who was that woman Mr. Darcy was hiding at the Meryton Inn? Elizabeth has questions, and Mr. Darcy refuses to answer them.

Fitzwilliam Darcy hates deception and disguise, but to protect his cousin, that is precisely what he must do. It troubled his conscience to keep certain matters from his aunt, Lady Catherine de Bourgh, even temporarily. Lying to Elizabeth Bennet, however, is robbing him of his sanity. Of all the women in Hertfordshire who might challenge him over missing persons, why did it have to be the one who had captured his heart and mind?

In the absence of good information, dark suggestions soon populate the town’s imagination. And when another young lady goes missing, will the town turn on Darcy, or will the truth come out—no matter who it exposes?

Jennifer Joy Series Starter Bundle: A Pride & Prejudice Variation Collection

Get ready to binge read!

Four full-length, Regency Romance novels inspired by Jane Austen’s classic, Pride & Prejudice. That’s over 1000 pages and the first book in four of Jennifer Joy’s series!

Fitzwilliam Darcy, Traitor — Darcy is England’s most wanted criminal … and Elizabeth is stuck with him. When adversity reveals their true characters, will they find what they need in each other? The first in a series of standalone novels!

Accusing Elizabeth — Misconceptions pull Darcy and Elizabeth apart. One set of missing diamonds — and an escapist pig — brings them together. The first in a series of standalone novels!

The Honorable Mr. Darcy — Darcy and Elizabeth must join forces to catch a murderer — at the risk of losing their own hearts. 

Darcy’s Ultimatum — Both Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth Bennet face ultimatums from their parents: Find a spouse or lose everything. With the London Season in full swing, will their search for love lead them to one another? 

* These are previously published novels, bundled into one limited edition collection.

Mr. Darcy’s Near Death Experience by Joann Louise

June 1811 had already been bad enough for Fitzwilliam Darcy of Pemberley in Derbyshire. A fortnight earlier he had barely averted a planned elopement of his sister with his former friend George Wickham when they planned to leave Ramsgate to travel to Gretna Green. Wickham had now returned to Lambton. He also had an accomplice and they were prepared to ruin Darcy. Both men would use any means whatsoever to steal Darcy’s beloved Pemberley, even if it meant killing Darcy. With Darcy gone, Mr. Wickham might convince a grieving Georgiana Darcy of his love for her and this time they would elope to Gretna Green. After that the way would be clear for George Wickham to become the owner of Pemberley and Darcy House and all of the other properties that the Darcy family owned.

Things suddenly got out of control. The new owner of the local paper in Lambton hated Darcy and all his family and now he set out to ruin him and his younger sister. The man published a story accusing Darcy of murdering Mr. Wickham and there were many other lies and his story was delivered to the newspapers in London. It was the biggest story in years and it was sure to destroy Mr. Darcy.

For over six years Mr. Darcy had been covered in the society pages of the papers in town as being a rich handsome bachelor of high moral character but now all of this was being erased by a rogue editor in the little village of Lambton in Derbyshire. The stories of Mr. Darcy had young women swooning at the very mention of his name and had their mothers constantly trying to introduce their daughters to him. Darcy did not like the stories and had never met the woman who he would marry.

Wickham’s new friend even accused Darcy of being a murderer when all along it was Wickham who had been a rapist and a reprobate and had ruined many young women in Lambton and other places.

Darcy knew he was innocent of all the charges made against him and the slander directed against Miss Darcy by this new editor who wrote the story and indeed the man offered no proof of his allegations against Darcy. Soon nearly all in London and beyond were talking about it and most agreed Mr. Darcy was not one to kill anyone, including his former friend. He and his attorneys and his investigators gathered all the facts and let the press decide if he was innocent or was just the victim of an evil conspiracy. There was much to uncover before Darcy could prove his innocence but he needed to find the third person in the barn that day to prove he did not kill Wickham. To Darcy it was obvious he did not kill Wickham as he was unconscious and could not have been the killer. The press did investigate the matter, though and it appeared that no one would ever know who killed Wickham.

This is not a story for the faint of heart and includes hate, murder, jealousy, revenge, lies, deceit, greed, rape, and theft. But the story also includes the good in man including religion, family, friends, love, help, compassion, giving and the truth.

Taken by Mary Anne Mushatt

Taken from her home as a young child, Elizabeth Bennet’s sense of self is shaken when the mystery behind her true identity is unraveled. Discovering her place as the daughter of a duke, she confronts reclaimed memories of her brutal abduction while making her way in the alien world of Regency England’s high society. Facing the ton is the least of her concerns as her kidnappers remain determined to keep her from Fitzwilliam Darcy–the man who first professed his love by proposing she become his mistress. Humbled by her refusal, he returns to win her love and respect.

Together with her reunited family, Elizabeth faces her greatest challenges to both her life and her heart–reclaiming herself and finding her happiness.

This novel is a Pride and Prejudice variation containing the beloved characters of Jane Austen placed into scenarios and situations of the author’s imagining.

A Lingering Melody by Abbey North

Thoroughly modern Lizzy.

A decade after Darcy’s ill-fated proposal at Hunsford, Lizzy is a modern woman teaching music at a progressive school. She is shocked when one of her newest pupils is Anne-Marie Darcy, daughter of the man who once loved her so reluctantly. She quickly adores his daughter, and her stifled affection for the man is stirring to life anew as well.

The more time she spends with him, the more she sees a new side of Fitzwilliam. He is a changed man, influenced by a decade of loss and his brief marriage to Anne. One thing remains unchanged, and that is his love for her. The timing was all wrong ten years ago, but can they finally get it right this time?

While Abbey sometimes writes steamy JAFF, this is strictly SWEET.

Mrs. Bennet’s Favorite Daughter by Jann Rowland

Elizabeth Bennet is her mother’s favorite daughter. She is not the prettiest or the liveliest, but she is the smartest. Mrs. Bennet, a woman not born as a gentlewoman, has always relied on Elizabeth for guidance, and Elizabeth has never failed her.

Soon after Mr. Bingley comes to Hertfordshire, Georgiana Darcy arrives for a visit along with her cousin, Colonel Fitzwilliam, a man who has taken command of the local militia regiment. Georgiana, a shy young woman, becomes fast friends with Elizabeth, who influences her to shed her shyness for confidence.

Mr. Darcy is drawn to Hertfordshire after learning of the recent addition of one George Wickham, his personal nemesis, to the militia regiment. Slightly mollified by his cousin’s assurances of Wickham’s good behavior, Darcy turns his attention to the local society, and his focus is soon drawn to Elizabeth and her playful charms. But with Wickham still lurking in the background, Darcy can ill afford to allow himself to be distracted, for he knows exactly what sort of mischief his childhood friend is capable of pursuing.

With My Whole Heart Forever by Wendi Sotis

In this reimagining of the classic Pride and Prejudice, Netherfield Park is owned by a neglectful landlord; therefore, the estate is never let out. Miss Elizabeth Bennet’s pleasure trip to the Lake District with her aunt and uncle is redirected when they receive an express stating Mrs. Gardiners’ sister and two nephews have fallen ill. The trio proceeds to a farm in Derbyshire to assist the ailing family, on the estate where her aunt grew up, Pemberley. During a walk, Elizabeth happens upon a young lady. A friendship is born, but secrets and heartache surround her new friend. Perhaps Elizabeth will finally meet Ana’s brother, of whom she has heard so much, at Pemberley’s Harvest Ball?

Fitzwilliam Darcy is desperate to help his sister recover from the events at Ramsgate but is at a loss as to how to do so. After she begins to ride every day, she also seems to begin healing. In his state of relief, he does not push for answers as to why. When Ana comes to him excitedly requesting that he make the Harvest Ball a masque, he is so grateful for her interest in something, he agrees.


Pre-Orders

A Certain Practical Understanding by Jadie Brooks

Charlotte Lucas is considered plain and quite on the shelf, but she is clever and practical. Understanding her own situation better than most, she is ready to face an unmarried life. However things change when at the Meryton assembly in April of 1811, she meets the newest members of their society, who includes Colonel Richard Fitzwilliam.

How will the pair find happiness when, despite their mutual attraction, her dowry is known to be small, and he, as a second son, is without a great income?

This is a clean, sweet romantic variation of Pride and Prejudice

Darcy’s Uneasy Betrothal by Zoe Burton

They say no good deed goes unpunished. Darcy is hoping they’re wrong.

Elizabeth Bennet is enjoying a stroll around her father’s estate when she finds herself in unexpected danger.

Fitzwilliam Darcy is on his way to spend a few weeks with a friend when he stumbles across a beautiful woman running for her life. He throws himself between her and the danger, not realizing his selfless act will change both their lives forever.

Forced to marry, Darcy and Elizabeth each face the same dilemma – hold onto anger at their situation or look for the good in the other person. Will they remain strangers forever, bound by law but separated by feelings, or can they find common ground and a lasting love?

Darcy’s Uneasy Betrothal is a novel-length Pride and Prejudice variation. If you like courageous heroines, swoon-worthy heroes, and interesting plot twists, you’ll love Zoe Burton’s most recent offering to the JAFF world. Pick up a copy and escape for a few hours into Darcy’s Uneasy Betrothal.

Netherfield Needs: A Steamy Pride and Prejudice Variation (Netherfield Nights Book 2) by Emma East

A rescue during the Netherfield ball leads to a kiss… which leads to much, much more.

Is it Cupid’s arrow or Darcy’s seductive eyes that make her follow him? Elizabeth can’t tell the difference anymore, only that her lips yearn for his heady kisses. This spell that makes her think only of him has to break sometime.

Or does it?

After all, Darcy wants to marry her. Experienced, wealthy Darcy who can have anyone and anything…

This can’t lead to anything good, but Elizabeth’s curiosity is well known for getting her into trouble. This time?

Darcy might not let her escape.

Netherfield Nights is the first installment of the Netherfield Nights Series. It is novella length and contains scenes that might require smelling salts!

The Unexpected Proposal by Margaret Lynette Sharp

When Miss Elizabeth Bennet receives a letter from a new acquaintance, its contents sends her into a flurry of conflicting thoughts and feelings. What steps might her admirer consider appropriate to secure her admiration and affection? Or is Lizzy’s heart not easily touched? 


Free Finds

Below are the books for free on Amazon that I have found on 4/17/20. 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.

Georgiana Darcy’s Diary by Anna Elliott

Mr. Darcy’s younger sister searches for her own happily-ever-after…

The year is 1814, and it is springtime at Pemberley. Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy have married. But now a new romance is in the air, along with high fashion, elegant manners, scandal, deception, and the wonderful hope of a true and lasting love.

Shy Georgiana Darcy has been content to remain unmarried, living with her brother and his new bride. But Elizabeth and Darcy’s fairy-tale love reminds Georgiana daily that she has found no true love of her own. And perhaps never will, for she is convinced the one man she secretly cares for will never love her in return. Georgiana’s domineering aunt, Lady Catherine de Bourgh, has determined that Georgiana shall marry, and has a list of eligible bachelors in mind. But which of the suitors are sincere, and which are merely interested in Georgiana’s fortune? Georgiana must learn to trust her heart–and rely on her courage–for she also faces the return of the man who could ruin her reputation and spoil a happy ending, just when it finally lies within her grasp.

Pride and Prosperity by Julia Fellowes

Can a gentleman change his manners and a lady change her mind?

IF it is a truth universally acknowledged that a single man in possession of a great fortune must be in want of a wife, mothers will go to great lengths to see their daughters have a real chance of marrying him.

Pride & Prosperity is a charming novelette inspired by Jane Austen’s highly esteemed story Pride & Prejudice.

An Heir for Pemberley by Jane Grix

Fitzwilliam Darcy has it all – a beautiful, intelligent wife who loves him and she is expecting their first child. But Darcy’s mother died in childbirth and he worries that he could lose it all.

An Heir for Pemberley is a variation to Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice. It is a short story sequel, 4000 words long and takes about fifteen minutes to read. It is a quick escape to Pemberley.

Their adventure takes more twists and turns than does the original “Pride and Prejudice,” but the reader will enjoy the devotion displayed by Darcy and Elizabeth as they bring Wickham to the line in Lydia Bennnet’s defense, as well as their working their way through multiple misconstructions and vulnerabilities. Darcy’s final wooing of Elizabeth brings two very private individuals to a very public declaration of their love. considers what will happen if he does not succeed in bringing Mr. Wickham before a magistrate. Will his failure bring an end to their “bargain”? Or will true love prevail?

Letters from the Heart by Rose Fairbanks

The line between love and hate has never been closer.

Memories of Elizabeth Bennet torture Fitzwilliam Darcy during a winter in London. Resenting his love for her, he writes a cathartic letter intended to release his repressed feelings. When it is mistakenly mailed, there is only one thing he can do.

In Hertfordshire, Elizabeth’s mind returns again and again to the exasperating enigma of Mr. Darcy. Distraught and confused, she journals her hatred for the man but soon misplaces the letter never meant to be read.

When others presume an engagement, their paths seem sealed. However, rather than bringing about a marriage, their words of regret and anger threaten to separate them forever.

A stand alone novella in the Jane Austen Re-imaginings series, Letters from the Heart is for all who need a heartfelt Darcy and Elizabeth fix. Treat yourself to a romantic read from Rose Fairbanks.

Four Days in April by Maria Grace

Sweet, Austen-inspired treats, perfect with a cup of tea.

Full of hope and ripe with possibility, beginnings and new beginnings refresh the spirit with optimism and anticipation.

Four Days in April.

Two letters. Four Days. Everything changes.

After offering a most disastrous proposal of marriage and receiving a rebuke he will never forget, Fitzwilliam Darcy writes Elizabeth Bennet an equally memorable letter.

What if she answers it with one of her own?

Maria Lucas by Jennifer Becton

After a great deal of romantic strife, Maria Lucas finds herself married to Mr. Jonas Card in a desperate attempt to extricate herself and her sister Charlotte from a dire financial situation. Mr. Card, however, truly loves Maria and has vowed to woo her. Alas, she views him only in friendly terms. But when it seems that Mr. Card’s feelings have changed, Maria sets out to discover why. And through a series of unexpected events, Mr. Card succeeds in wooing his wife without saying a word.

“Maria Lucas” is a post script to the novel Charlotte Collins: A Continuation of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice. As such, it contains minor spoilers, but it can be read as a stand-alone piece

Perusasion: Behind the Scenes by Various Authors; Edited by Susan Mason-Milks & Maria Grace

You pierce my soul.

Before Jane Austen wrote that romantic letter from Captain Frederick Wentworth to Anne Elliot, she crafted a masterful story of heartbreak and longing that still resonates with readers today.

But what of those scenes that Jane Austen never wrote?  What Persuasion fan doesn’t want to listen in on Anne and Wentworth’s first courtship, laugh at the follies and foibles of the Elliot family, sail along on Captain Wentworth’s harrowing adventures at sea or attend Wentworth and Anne’s wedding.

Twelve authors of Austen-inspired fiction:  Diana Birchall, Marilyn Brant, Jack Caldwell, L.L. Diamond, Maria Grace, Cassandra Grafton, Kara Louise, Susan Mason-Milks, Jane Odiwe, C. Allyn Pierson, Mary Lydon Simonsen, and Shannon Winslow collaborated to put this unique collection that fills in “missing” scenes from Austen’s classic work, sure to delight any true Persuasion fan.

First Impressions by Theresa Hedges

Can you ever get a second chance to make a first impression?

Lottie, Ellie and Jenny are three young women looking for love. Their dating prospects at church are a motley bunch at best. Then into the picture comes the charming Nathaniel, his perfectionist brother Jake and their hapless cousin Chris. Throw in intrigue caused by family and friends past and present, and the course of true love will have a very hard time running smooth. Or anywhere at all.

Mr. Darcy’s Passions by Harriet Lark

When Elizabeth Bennet tours Derbyshire with her aunt and uncle Gardiner, they make a plan to visit Pemberley.

Initially worried she will bump into Mr. Darcy, Elizabeth is reassured when she’s informed he won’t be arriving until the next day.

But when she strolls in the woods alone, she comes face to face with him!

Passion burns in Darcy’s veins. He’d determined to show Elizabeth just how much he ardently admires and loves her.

Will their passionate interlude in the woods lead to something more? Or will this be the only opportunity Elizabeth has to feel his strong arms around her, and to experience his lips on hers?

This is a short novelette of 8,000 words.

Becoming Mr. Bingley by Samantha Whitman

Letting the man of her dreams go would have been much harder had he been a real person. Living happily ever after with her soul mate would be much easier if reality was as uncomplicated as her dreams. And for Elizabeth Baker, the future would be much clearer if the lines between dreams and reality were not blurring yet again.


Other ways to get free books.

The following are notices I found on social media of Authors offering special sales and freebies to certain groups.

Beau North is offering her entire catalog free to healthcare, Grocery or supply chain employees (including food delivery). Contact her on Facebook for more details.

Beau North’s Facebook Page

Amazon Author Page

Darcy's Awakening: A Pride and Prejudice Variation by [Georgina Young-Ellis]

Georgina Young-Ellis has many books for $2.99 but says if you are unable to pay at this time, contact her directly.

Georgina Young-Ellis Facebook

Georgina Young-Ellis website contact info

Amazon Author Page


Countdown Deals

Below are the Amazon Countdown Deals that I have found running on 4/17/20. 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.


Sales

Unwilling by Elizabeth Adams

Mr. Bennet discovers his days are numbered, so he immediately begins to set his affairs — and his five unmarried daughters — in order. Knowing they will fare best should at least one of them find a suitable husband, he cannot refuse any respectable suitors.

The high-spirited Elizabeth suspects something isn’t right in the halls of Longbourn, but nothing prepares her for a certain haughty gentleman from Derbyshire. While Mr. Darcy is exceedingly wealthy and handsome, in Elizabeth’s eyes, he is also proud, high-handed, and insulting. And unfortunately, desperately in love with her.

Suddenly, Elizabeth is forced to rethink her previous opinions. And accept a choice she never had the chance to make.

**Ms. Adams is featuring three other books for $0.99 USD right now.**

On Equal Ground by Elizabeth Adams

Well-read, observant, and spirited, a young Elizabeth Bennet draws the attention of a wealthy widower.

When she finally meets Mr. Darcy, she outranks him. Of course, that doesn’t stop him from insulting her. Married and wealthy, is she still beneath his notice?

Elizabeth’s high society connections create new opportunities for her sisters and, in turn, keep Darcy close to her family.

When tragedy strikes, will Darcy rise to the occasion? Or will his propensity to give offense show no respect for rank?

**Ms. Adams is currently offering two other novels discounted to $2.99 USD**

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Persuading Miss Mary (Marrying Elizabeth Book 4) by Leenie Brown

In society’s eyes, he’s got everything, but, in her estimation, he’s lacking the one thing she requires.

Reginald Arthur Fitzwilliam, Viscount Westonbury, has never met a lady like Mary Bennet. Most debutants would be happy to have his attention, and who could blame them? He’s titled, wealthy, charming, and handsome — everything one could want for in a husband unless you’re Mary Bennet.

From their first meeting when she scolded him for his behaviour and made it perfectly clear that she did not care one jot for his title or fortune, Wes has known that Mary is no standard-order, ton-approved debutant. She is something far better. She is a lady who sees him for himself and not his accouterments.

However, there are two things that Mary Bennet absolutely despises — a flagrant disregard for the rules of propriety and disrespect, and Lord Westonbury, who has treated her sisters ill, embodies both. She would rather he ignored her, but sadly he seems bent on provoking her at every turn. It is, therefore, with trepidation that her father allows her to accompany her sister to town.

When Wes discovers that his mother is hosting Mary and her sister at Matlock House, he sets about the task of persuading Mary that he is not so bad as she thinks, for he would dearly love to court her. However, he will soon discover that even his charm is not going to be enough to sway her. She demands more than pretty words, which will require him to take a serious look at his life of pleasure and weigh it against those demands and his growing love for her. But can he make the necessary changes to prove his devotion, and if he can make them, will they be enough? Or will he always be found wanting in her eyes?

Persuading Miss Mary is the fourth installment in Leenie Brown’s Pride and Prejudice variation series Marrying Elizabeth.  If you like enemies to lovers romances, then you’ll enjoy this story about a charming rascal and a prim and proper miss discovering that sometimes love requires more from a person than he or she ever imagined it would.

So, put the kettle on, grab your copy of Persuading Miss Mary, and join Wes and Mary as they argue and struggle along their road to a very sweet happily ever after.

**Ms. Brown has reduced the price of all her novellas, novelettes, and novels to $2.99 USD or $3.99 USD. Several bundles have also been reduced.**

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Marrying Elizabeth Books 1-3 Compilation: A Pride and Prejudice Variation Series by Leenie Brown

When Darcy set out to win Elizabeth, he never expected to end up loving her family.

After confessing his part in separating his friend from the woman he loves, Fitzwilliam Darcy finds himself unexpectedly standing at the beginning of a path leading to not only his friend’s happiness but his own as well.

However, the path will not be without its challenges. He will have to step out of his usual proper self and partake in creating a scandal. His dog will cause a calamity which will oblige him to invite the entire Bennet family to stay at his townhouse.  And then, Darcy will find himself, on his cousin’s behalf, entrusted with the improvement and protection of the youngest Bennet.

As each challenge arises, Darcy will face it determined that the reward of Elizabeth’s love will be worth the effort. But little does he realize as he begins his quest to marry Elizabeth that her love will be only one of the many prizes Darcy finds along the way.

Marrying Elizabeth, Books 1-3 Compilation is the first half of a Pride and Prejudice variation series by Leenie Brown. If you like well-written, romantic family sagas where the hero and heroine not only grow in their love for each other but also in their understanding of and care for other family members, then you’ll enjoy this story about our favourite couple working together to ensure not only their own happiness but also that of those they hold dear.

So, put the kettle on, grab your copy of Marrying Elizabeth, Books 1-3 Compilation, and join Darcy and Elizabeth as two families become one.

Darcy Overhears by Zoe Burton

His enemy, her reputation, their love

Fitzwilliam Darcy has fallen deeply in love with the most gorgeous, warm-hearted, and amusing woman he has ever met. When he overhears a former friend threaten her, he goes to the lady’s father, hoping they can form an alliance to safeguard her.

Elizabeth Bennet eagerly anticipates the quiet times of reflection and escape from chaos that her daily walks afford her. She never thought her most cherished freedom could become the source of her greatest fears. When she is endangered, who can she trust to protect her?

**All novels are discounted from $6.99 to $4.99**

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Mr. Darcy, My Hero by Zoe Burton

One victim. One hero. Four happily ever afters.

Even the strongest of ladies sometimes needs rescuing. In this collection of four previously-published Pride and Prejudice variations, Elizabeth Bennet finds herself in need of a hero, and Fitzwilliam Darcy saves the day. Together, the pair finds healing and true love in each other.

To Save Elizabeth: Darcy has been moving along with little to rock the boat of his life, until a young woman faints in front of him. Elizabeth has survived a harrowing ordeal, but the danger is far from over. If Darcy wishes to help her heal, he’s going to have to save her first.

Darcy Overhears: Darcy hears a former friend make a threat against the most gorgeous, warm-hearted woman he knows. Elizabeth’s most cherished freedom becomes her greatest danger. When she is endangered, who can she trust to protect her?

The Essence of Love: Darcy and Elizabeth meet through the machinations of her sister, Mary. They make an immediate connection, and when Darcy proposes, Elizabeth is eager to accept him. Two people from Darcy’s life are determined to step between the couple; Darcy puts them in their place and both go on their way, but one returns for revenge. When Elizabeth goes missing, Darcy tears the county apart looking for her. Will he find her in time, or will she be lost to him forever?

Mr. Darcy’s Love: Elizabeth is injured shortly after hearing Darcy insult her at the Meryton Assembly, and loses her memories of the incident. Without her feelings of offence, their relationship starts out on a better footing, which in turn leads Elizabeth to react differently to those who would try to derail their happiness. This story contains a non-graphic attempted sexual assault scene.

Mr. Darcy, My Hero is a compilation of two novels and two novellas by Zoe Burton. If you enjoy brave heroines, strong heroes, and a dash of danger, you’ll love these sweet JAFF romances. Curl up in your favorite chair and download Mr. Darcy, My Hero today!

**All bundles are discounted from $7.99 to $5.99**

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Lady Elizabeth (Everything Will Change Book One) by P.O. Dixon

**UK special only!**

Kidnapping. Deception. Arranged Marriage. An intriguing twist on Jane Austen’s timeless classic, Pride and Prejudice!

Elizabeth lives a charmed life or so it seems. Despite her noble relations and all the wealth and privileges entailed, there’s something missing.

During his stay at Netherfield Park in Hertfordshire, Darcy learns of a tragedy that befell the Bennets, a family from a neighboring estate, over a decade prior. One of the Bennet daughters vanished in broad daylight from the streets of Lambton.

Will Darcy unravel the mystery behind the disappearance of the second-born Bennet daughter? What if it means losing the one woman who has captured his heart?

Lady Elizabeth: Everything Will Change Book One ● A Regency historical fiction adaptation of Jane Austen’s timeless classic Pride and Prejudice.

**I was unable to confirm, but I believe Ms. Dixon has a few other books at a special discount in the UK store. Consult her author page.**

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Mr. Darcy's Compassion: A Pride and Prejudice Variation (Jane Austen Reimaginings Book 6) by [Rose Fairbanks]

Mr. Darcy’s Compassion (Jane Austen Re-Imaginings Book 6) by Rose Fairbanks

Devastated. Abandoned. Will they find comfort in each other’s arms?

When Mr. Darcy stops for respite at a coaching inn, a warm meal and bed are all that are on his mind. Soon, he recognizes a tavern maid as none other than the woman who captured his heart weeks ago. Reeling from his own hardships, Darcy makes the impulsive decision to chase after her and offer assistance.

Elizabeth Bennet is alone and friendless in the world. Necessity drove her from her home and the life of a gentlewoman to working for her room and board. Mr. Darcy’s offer of aid is timely, but can she trust him when she has been hurt by all she calls family? Can she ever learn to love and forgive herself?

Mr. Darcy’s Compassion is Rose Fairbanks’ latest novel about healing deep-seated wounds, relinquishing faulty beliefs, and making a fresh start. If you love romance that is built upon genuine trust and restores the soul, then buy today!

*This story may contain triggers for emotional and/or sexual abuse survivors.

The Secrets of Pemberley: A Pride and Prejudice Variation (The Men of Austen Book 1) by [Rose Fairbanks]

The Secrets of Pemberley (The Men of Austen Book 1) by Rose Fairbanks

To the world, Fitzwilliam Darcy has it all. He’s the young master to one of the kingdom’s oldest and wealthiest Norman families. Through his mother, he is related to a powerful line of earls. Beneath the perfect façade lies the truth: he’s the product of his mother’s affair and the heir George Darcy never wanted.

At twenty-eight, Darcy has fought hard to put to rest the pains of the past and earn his place in Society. But can he resist the allure of ending his loneliness with the unsuitable woman who has tugged at his heartstrings? Will he tell her his secret and if he does, will she keep it? Or will someone else from the past destroy everything Darcy has worked for?

**Ms. Fairbanks has reduced all of her novels from $7.99 and $4.99 to $3.99.**

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Frankenstein Darcy by Cass Grix

Pride and Prejudice meets Frankenstein.

When he first comes to Hertfordshire, Frankenstein Darcy is a man of secrets, wanting to find peace. Falling in love with a provincial nobody is not in his plans.

Elizabeth Bennet is both intrigued by this tall, dark, handsome stranger and infuriated by his arrogance.

Neither of them realize how dangerous falling in love can be.

Frankenstein Darcy is a Jane Austen and Mary Shelley Variation, a romantic mashup with just a touch of the macabre.

Frankenstein Darcy. Who says you can’t make the ideal man?

Unless one knows the value of loyalty, he cannot appreciate the cost of betrayal.

What if Darcy and Elizabeth met weeks before the Meryton assembly? What if there is no barely “tolerable” remark to have Elizabeth rejecting Mr. Darcy’s affections, but rather a dip in a cold creek that sets her against him? What if Mr. Bennet is a renown Shakespearean scholar who encourages Darcy to act the role of Petruchio from Shakespeare’s “The Taming of the Shrew” to bring Elizabeth’s Katherina persona to the line?

ELIZABETH BENNET’s pride has her learning a difficult lesson: Loyalty is hard to find, and trust is easy to lose. Even after they share a passionate kiss outside the Meryton assembly hall and are forced to marry, Elizabeth cannot forget the indignity she experienced at the hands of Fitzwilliam Darcy. Although she despises his high-handedness, Elizabeth appreciates the protection he provides her in their marriage. But can she set her prejudice aside long enough to know a great love?

FITZWILLIAM DARCY places only two demands on his new wife: her loyalty and her trust, but when she invites his worst enemy to Darcy House, he has no choice but to turn her out. Trusting her had been his decision, but proving his choice the right one before she destroys two hearts meant to be together must be hers, and Darcy is not certain Elizabeth is up to the task.

A Baby for Mr. Darcy by J. Dawn King

When those you love the most become your worst enemy

Fitzwilliam Darcy is on the run…with a baby!

When an emergency summons Mr. Darcy back to London during the Netherfield ball, he discovers a newborn in his study along with a note. Now, he must guard a secret that could shatter his family and put the child in danger. But that isn’t his biggest challenge. He must find a wife—a woman he can trust with his charge and with his heart.

Elizabeth Bennet’s prospects for a marriage based on love are taken away from her when her father makes a deal with Mr. Darcy, a man she despises. When she learns the identity of the baby and the true identity of the man she married, will their marriage of convenience develop into a love for the ages?

Together they face slander, intrigue, family pressure, and prison. Will their marriage survive? Will the baby thrive? Or, will forces much larger than themselves destroy everything Darcy and Elizabeth hope for?

The Letter of the Law by J. Dawn King

One month to find a wife he can live with forever.

Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy is desperate. If he doesn’t marry within 33 days, he loses guardianship of his sister to his cantankerous aunt Lady Catherine de Bourgh. His diligent search within the ton was in vain, so he heads to the country with his mind filled with determination and his heart hoping for love.

Miss Elizabeth Bennet is desperate. Her father’s disinterest in their estate has resulted in concern for the future of her family. When circumstances become precarious, Elizabeth accepts an offer from the last man on earth she suspected would be interested in marriage to her.

Will the hero and heroine of Jane Austen’s Pride & Prejudice find their happily-ever-after when the odds and the wickedest of enemies are against them?

Follow Elizabeth and Darcy in this novel-length Regency romance as J. Dawn King takes them through a sweet adventure where their happiness comes only if they obey The Letter of the Law.

**All of Ms. King’s works are currently discounted to $3.99 USD.**

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Phi Alpha Pi (21st Century Austen Book 2) by Sara Marks

Lizbeth has a busy senior year ahead of her, balancing her goals to complete the year as president of her sorority, writing an honors thesis, graduating, and decide her future plans.  Love isn’t something she’s even thinking about. That is until Wil, a new transfer student, pushes every one of her buttons. Lizbeth finds Wil to be rude, snobby, and judgmental. Even though she tries to avoid him, he seems to be everywhere, scowling when he sees her in classes and at parties. That is, until his Thanksgiving proclamation of love. That causes Lizbeth to reconsider how she sees the world and Wil. Even though she rejects him, there are still six more months until graduation! How is Lizbeth going to make it through the rest of the school year? How did she miss his true feelings? Will she be able to reconsider her own?

Woodhouse Hall (21st Century Austen Book 3) by Sara Marks

Amelia is stuck in the worst dorm on campus for a whole year! She’ll have to make the best of it in Woodhouse Hall and her roommate Jenna will be her new best friend, Amelia’s sure of that. Jenna’s sweet personality and openness to new things incite the matchmaking-genius in Amelia to find the perfect boyfriend for her new bestie. She shoots high by attempting to entice Eric, the President of the Student Government, to fall for her roommate. Amelia’s past success makes her confident they will be a couple in no time. When that turns out to be a disaster, she is forced to face the lies she’s told herself about her strengths and her assumptions about the people she loves. Over the year, Amelia learns who she is, what she wants, and how to fight for what’s really important.
This novel, inspired by Jane Austen’s Emma, will have you laughing, crying, and finding a little of yourself in one or all of the characters. 

**Ms. Marks has additional works on sale for $0.99 USD.**

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Longbourn’s Songbird by Beau North

South Carolina, 1948 – Elizabeth Bennet is looking forward to a life of few surprises on her family’s farm. Longbourn is a place of comfort and quiet security, a haven from the heartache of her past, where she can sing to heart’s content, comfortable in the cage she’s built for herself.

When Charles Bingley buys the property neighboring Longbourn Farms, his best friend Will Darcy sees an opportunity he can’t miss. The postwar economy is booming, and the young, ambitious tycoon is determined to reap the benefits…until a chance encounter in the Netherfield woods changes everything, making him question the man he is, and the man he wants to be.

If Will can look beyond his own rigid expectations, can Elizabeth learn to forgive and live fully, free from her cage? Longbourn’s Songbird is a vivid reimagining of Jane Austen’s Pride & Prejudice, shining a spotlight on the opportunities and injustices of postwar America, a spellbinding tale of loss, of love, and of letting go.

The Colonel: A Longbourn’s Songbird Novel by Beau North

1950: After letting his chance at love with Elizabeth Bennet slip through his fingers a second time, Richard Fitzwilliam loses himself in women, whiskey, and war as he tries to forget what he left behind. Putting oceans, continents, and decades between himself and his heartbreak, Richard seeks his future, only to be pulled back to the past again and again.

2002: Shaken by recent events, Ben Fitzwilliam has left everything familiar behind, walking away from his relationship, his Manhattan apartment, his career as a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist to return to his family home in Annapolis, Maryland. Struggling to navigate a world that makes less and less sense, Ben finds purpose where he least expected it: in his father’s private letters. With the help of Annapolis PD Officer Keisha Barnes, Ben attempts to uncover his father’s secrets, heal the rifts those secrets caused, and find the answers he seeks on far shores.

Spanning decades, continents, wars abroad and wars at home, The Colonel is the anticipated companion to Longbourn’s Songbird.

Content Warning: This book contains themes that may not be suitable for some readers such as PTSD, Addiction, Suicidal Ideation and Violence.

**Ms. North is offering all books at $0.99 except for The Many Lives of Fitzwilliam Darcy. She is also offering free books to all healthcare, grocery/food workers and temp or hourly workers furloughed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Please contact her directly.**

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A Very Merry Mix-up by Jennifer Redlarczyk

It all began when Fitzwilliam Darcy and his cousin Colonel Richard Fitzwilliam stopped at the posting station in Bromley on their way to Rosings Park for their annual visit. Looking for some diversion, the good colonel happened upon a local Romani woman who was selling her people’s treasured Moon Wine. Find out what happens to some of our favorite Jane Austen characters when her advice is ignored in A Very Merry Mix-up.

A Taste of Peanut Butter by Jennifer Redlarczyk

Elizabeth Bennet has a passion for baking and peanut butter happens to be her signature ingredient. William Darcy’s family owns Pemberley Network where she is a contestant in their next bake off television series. Will their newly found romance be complicated by a conflict of interest? Find out in A TASTE OF PEANUT BUTTER. This romantic comedy is followed by a short Regency tale called BLAME IT ON THE SQUASH. Both of these stories are light-hearted and low-angst.

Ms. Redlarczyk has also reduced the price on her other books.

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A Pemberley Medley by Abigail Reynolds

Five Pathways to Pemberley

It’s the best of all worlds.

Five short Pride & Prejudice variations by bestselling writer Abigail Reynolds gathered in one volume. Can Mr. Darcy win Elizabeth Bennet’s heart… or will they misunderstand each other forever? Can he stand by and watch Elizabeth lose everything she holds precious… including him?

Becoming Lady Darcy by Sara Smallman

As a direct descendant of Fitzwilliam Darcy and Elizabeth Bennet, Lady Elizabeth Darcy spent her childhood wandering the halls of Pemberley. Now a tourist attraction under the watchful eye of curator Joyce Hutchinson, every room contains reminders of the timeless love story as it seeps through the history of the great house.

Lizzy has given up trying to find love, but things get tricky once Hollywood director, Matthew Wickham, the father of her daughter Harriet, returns to the Derbyshire estate to begin filming Jane Austen’s classic novel, bringing with him a very famous, very aloof actor, who catches her eye. But Benn Williams has his own secrets, and Lizzy finds that history seems to be repeating itself, despite her attempts to resist it.

Dipping into key events in history, ‘Becoming Lady Darcy’ combines a variety of techniques to tell the story, as we move throughout the timelines of five obstinate headstrong girls who called Pemberley home.

Sophia, the Jacobean courtier, has a clever head and a smart mouth, but when the gaze of the King falls on her, she finds herself embroiled in courtly games and treasonous plotting.

Elizabeth, with her fine eyes, begins her tenure as mistress with the devoted Fitzwilliam by her side, but happily-ever-afters don’t always work out quite as we expect, and being Mrs Darcy proves trickier than she anticipated.

Mabel, only daughter of Fitzwilliam and Elizabeth, finds that her privileged upbringing leaves her yearning for adventure and looking for escape in the arms of a handsome gentleman in a seaside town.

Millicent, who lives lots of lives, must navigate the changing world at the turn of the twentieth century, and fight to save Pemberley from an uncertain future.

And then there is Lizzy, who realises that in order to embrace her future, she has to accept her past and realise that sometimes life, and love, have to be experienced without pride and prejudice getting in the way

Foundation of Love (The Mystic Blessing 2) by Wendi Sotis

Building contractor William Darcy doesn’t trust women. Elizabeth Bennett, an architectural intern working on his latest project, wants nothing to do with such a rude man. Because of a magical blessing inherited from an ancestor
of a similar name, Elizabeth begins to doubt her sanity when her cell phone receives pictures predicting future events. After Elizabeth uses the photos to save
William’s sister, the wall between them begins to crumble.

When William witnesses Elizabeth viewing a series of prophetic photos, he becomes involved, as well.

Will their shared experiences become the foundation of love?

Desperate Hearts by Anna Kate Suton

In this “what if?” variation of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth Bennet find true love in a story that starts off with our dear couple happy and hopeful.

Until, that is, two villains – each for their own reason – launch a plot to separate them.

Darcy is broken-hearted and sure he has lost Elizabeth, but things are not always as they seem. It is up to Darcy’s loyal cousins to unravel the mystery and reunite our dear couple.

As they do, a long-hidden family secret is revealed to explain why Elizabeth is her mother’s least-favoured child.

Darcy Vs. Elizabeth by Gianna Thomas

NOTE: This is Book 3 of the Darcy Versus Series and is read as a standalone.

Becoming mistress of Pemberley, Fitzwilliam Darcy’s estate, has been the goal of most of the young ladies of the ton. However, Elizabeth Bennet would rather slap the face of the rude ‘gentleman’ owner than ever marry him.

In this Pride and Prejudice variation, Darcy is just a little bit less than a gentleman with his selfish disdain of others, his pride, and his habit of looking down on those he doesn’t feel are worth knowing and associating with. But…unfortunately, he is somewhat attracted to Elizabeth Bennet and manages to be a little bit ruder to her than intended in his effort to put his attraction behind him.

Jane Austen’s hero is less than heroic at the beginning of this sweet Regency romance. Will he mend his ways in time to win his lady love? Or will Darcy lose her because of the charm that he so sorely lacks?

An Autumn Accord (Seasons of Serendipity Book 4) by Elizabeth Ann West

The fourth season of the Seasons of Serendipity and conclusion of the first year sees Elizabeth and Darcy reconcile the consequences of their honeymoon trip in Scotland with their family’s future. Kitty Bennet and Georgiana Darcy have bonded over their training for debut in society, plus found a bit of mischief to create. When Darcy decides to help his wife mourn the one-year anniversary of her father’s passing with a trip to Hertfordshire, he finds a whole new set of problems await them both regarding the widow Bennet.

Three Dates with Darcy: A Pride and Prejudice Variation Anthology by Elizabeth Ann West

Enjoy an exclusive novella, Much to Conceal, and the first books in her two Jane Austen Fan Fiction variation series.

A Winter Wrong, the first book of the Seasons of Serendipity, is a novella series that wonders what if Mr. Bennet died at the very beginning of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice?

By Consequence of Marriage is the first novel in a series the reimagines the entire story if Mr. Darcy did not rescue his sister, Georgiana, from the clutches of George Wickham.

All 3 stories are perfect for a snuggled reading afternoon with your favorite warm beverage! Elizabeth Ann West confesses she is hopelessly Darcy addicted and prays no one finds a cure!

A Prayer and Praise: A Jane Austen Devotional by Shannon Winslow

Did you know that Jane Austen wrote prayers in addition to her six classic novels? She was not only a woman of celebrated humor, intellect, and insight; she was a woman of faith.

Prayer & Praise is a treasure trove of thought-provoking messages inspired by the lines of Austen’s three preserved prayers. Atop a solid foundation of scripture, these 50 devotional segments (each finishing with prayer and praise) enlist familiar characters and situations from Austen novels to illustrate spiritual principles – in creative, often surprising, ways!

Which one of Austen’s characters developed a god complex? Who was really pulling Henry Crawford’s strings? Where do we see examples of true repentance, a redeemer at work, light overcoming darkness? With a Biblical perspective, Austen’s beloved stories reveal new lessons about life, truth, hope, and faith.


Whew! What a list and for just one week! Have you read any of these? Which did you snag?

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