Books for $2.99 A-D

The following are books I have found for $2.99 USD with author names from A to D. This list is a work in progress and is frequently updated.

Darkness Falls upon Pemberley by Susan Adriani

After an unspeakable tragedy befalls his sister at Ramsgate, Fitzwilliam Darcy of Pemberley finds himself in Hertfordshire. There, he meets the alluring Elizabeth Bennet, whose dark eyes, engaging wit, and intelligent discourse thoroughly enchant him.

A taciturn gentleman by nature, Darcy prefers to keep his emotions and desires on a tight rein, especially among strangers; but the degree of power Elizabeth wields over him not only tests his inherent ability to restrain himself, but greatly alarms him.

Why does this bewitching slip-of-a-woman render his long-practised self-control all but useless? Why does her father appear to dislike him so vehemently from the start? And what mysterious secret is her family intent on keeping from him—Mr. Bennet and her elder sister, Jane, especially—aside from Elizabeth’s whereabouts, that is?

But Darcy has a secret of his own; a secret he dreads coming to light for fear that Elizabeth will turn from him with horror and revulsion. But learn of it she does, and Darcy is shocked to discover that her reaction isn’t at all what he expected.

The Wrong Wedding by Anne Arden

What if Lady Catherine never visited Longbourn and Mr. Darcy’s second proposal never took place?

The wedding of Jane and Mr. Bingley is fast approaching, but Elizabeth dreads the day. She is overjoyed for her sister and honoured to be the maid of honour at the ceremony. But a certain gentleman will also be in attendance, acting as the best man of the wedding, and Elizabeth isn’t too sure she wants to see him.

For how can she stand at the altar of the church, beside the man she loves, knowing that the wedding is not theirs? …Especially when it could have been.

As the wedding day arrives, will Darcy and Elizabeth be able to overcome their fears before it’s too late? Or will an unexpected intrusion manage to destroy any chance of happiness that they might have?

The Wrong Wedding is a sweet, clean romance novella suitable for all lovers of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice.

Mr. Darcy’s House Party by Elizabeth Aston

Love lost and found…a Pemberley maze of misunderstanding and mischief.

A host of Jane Austen characters from Pride and Prejudice return in a sparkling romantic comedy to delight those who love Georgette Heyer’s novels.

Mr Darcy’s cousin, Lady Sarah Fitzwilliam, is not a peaceful person. Lively and headstrong, she’s a thorn in the flesh of her stepmother, who intends to see her safely married and out of trouble–ideally to the eligible Lord Winterbourne.

Mr Darcy, returning to Pemberley from his travels, is looking forward to a tranquil weekend at home with Elizabeth and her sister Jane, and some pleasant shooting with Charles Bingley. But when Lady Sarah turns up on his doorstep to hide from Lord Winterbourne, his plans are disrupted and Pemberley soon fills up with a host of visitors, both welcome–Captain Octavius Hyde, a gallant naval officer–and unwelcome–imperious Lady Catherine de Bourgh and the tiresome Mr Collins.

Lost in a labyrinth of her own making, and with Lady Catherine doing her best to force her into marriage, can Lady Sarah meet her match, help Lord Winterbourne to his happiness–and rid Pemberley of its unwanted guests?

Mr. Darcy’s Masquerade by Elizabeth Aston

Miss Serafina Darcy is that saddest of creatures, a jilted young lady, the object of universal pity, scorn and gossip. Yet she must return to London for the season, hold her head high and dance her way through the maze of misunderstanding and mischief that lies in wait for her.

How can she be revenged on Marcus Talbot, who encouraged her betrothed to abandon her for another woman? How can she cope with the careless malice of Miss Caroline Bingley? How can she even think of marrying the suitable Lord Gilbride?

And how can she possibly attend the masked ball where she will meet her lost love, his new bride—and her own destiny?

Mr. Darcy’s Drama by Elizabeth Aston

Theodosia Beckford, Mr and Mrs Darcy’s new governess at Pemberley, delights in the Gothic. But even as she pens dramas of high romance and imagines every creaking door portends a spectre, realism rules when it comes to love.

The Darcys and their guests entertain themselves in the long, dark evenings of winter by putting on a play. So Theodosia’s stirring drama, Castle Wolfenstein, comes to candlelit life on the stage in the Great Hall, under the direction of Mr Darcy’s old friend, Mr Justin Aconbury.

Justin is captivated by Theodosia. But she knows that while the differences of wealth and rank might not matter on stage, they surely do in real life.

She is a penniless governess. He is the son of a nobleman, possessed of a large fortune. Let him offer for one of the young ladies in the drawing rooms of Pemberley, not come like King Cophetua to the schoolroom to seek her out.

Justin will have none of this. As the curtain falls on Castle Wolfenstein, Theodosia must choose the ending to her own drama. Tears and regrets, or happiness and laughter.

The choice is hers: Pride, or love?

Mr. Darcy’s Christmas by Elizabeth Aston

Curl up with a box of chocolates and travel back to a snowy Regency Christmas to share the festive season with the Darcy family. Dream of mince-pies and wassail, Yule logs, dancing—and stolen kisses under the mistletoe.

Georgiana Darcy, haunted by her near-elopement with Mr Wickham, plays safe when she accepts a proposal of marriage from handsome, rich and well-born Mr Moresby. Her brother, Mr Darcy, finds him prosy and Elizabeth has her doubts about him: is this really going to be a happy marriage?

As the Darcy family gather at Pemberley to celebrate Christmas, envious Caroline Bingley spreads spiteful rumours about Georgiana.

Can the attractive and sympathetic Sir Giles Hawkins rekindle Georgiana’s true Darcy spirit? Will she fight to save her reputation? And will she at last listen to what her heart is telling her about love and happiness?

Doubt and Division by Kate Barton

When Elizabeth Bennet visits her dear friend, Charlotte, at Rosings Park, her expectations of the visit are low.

There is Charlotte’s new husband, Mr Collins, to endure, as well as the proud and haughty Lady Catherine de Bourgh.

Her Ladyship makes an announcement: her daughter, Anne, is to marry her nephew, the detestable Mr Darcy.

While Elizabeth cares nothing for Mr Darcy’s happiness – after all, he separated her sister Jane from her true love, Mr Bingley, and was the ruin of poor Mr Wickham – she is dismayed to see the soft, tender look that is exchanged between Anne and Colonel Fitzwilliam.

Elizabeth slowly befriends Anne, and her instincts prove correct: Anne and the Colonel are indeed in love, but cannot defy Lady Catherine.

Elizabeth’s opinion of Mr Darcy is lowered, once more. How can he enter into an engagement with a woman he does not love, on top of all the other things that he has done?

Mr Darcy feels compelled to justify his decisions to Elizabeth Bennet, although he hardly knows why.

But she refuses to listen to him. It is only after intervening in the scandal of Lydia and Wickham that Elizabeth finally starts to think that he might be a man of worth.

But it is all too late…his wedding to Anne is fast approaching.

It seems that all the lovers must be eternally separated…unless someone has the courage to stand up and stop it, once and for all.

Caroline Bingley (Personages of Pride and Prejudice) by Jennifer Becton

When Charles Bingley and Mr. Darcy made proposals of marriage to the Bennet sisters at the end of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, Caroline Bingley was both distressed by her brother’s choice of bride and humiliated by Mr. Darcy’s rejection of her. And she made her objections known.

Now banished from her brother’s household, Caroline must return to her mother’s home in the north of England until she can make amends with both Bennet sisters. Desperate though Caroline may be to return to polite company, she absolutely refuses to apologize to Miss Elizabeth Bennet, and instead, she seeks an alternative route back into society in the form of Mr. William Charlton, heir to a barony.

Through her connections with Mr. Charlton’s sister Lavinia, Caroline begins to infiltrate the household in the hopes of securing the gentleman and his title for herself. However, she must also contend with her vexing emotions regarding Mr. Patrick Rushton, a once-wealthy landowner, and the meddlesome opinions of Mrs. Rosemary Pickersgill, the companion sent by her brother.

When all that Caroline has ever dreamed of attaining—an ancient family name, a title, and a home of her own—is finally within her reach, will she grasp for it even if it means disregarding the workings of her own heart? Or will she cast off the trappings of society and give herself to true love?

Charlotte Collins (Personages of Pride and Prejudice) by Jennifer Becton

When Charlotte Lucas married Mr. Collins in Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, she believed herself to be fortunate indeed. Her nuptials gained her a comfortable home and financial security. If she acquired these things at the expense of true love, it did not matter one whit. To Charlotte, love in marriage was nothing more than a pleasant coincidence.

As the years of her marriage dragged by, Charlotte began to question her idea of love as she suffered continual embarrassment at her husband’s simpering and fawning manners. When Mr. Collins dies, finally relieving everyone of his tedious conversation, she must work feverishly to secure her income and home. She gives no further thought to the possibility of love until her flighty sister Maria begs her to act as her chaperone in place of their ailing parents. Hoping to prevent Maria from also entering an unhappy union, Charlotte agrees, and they are quickly thrust into a world of country dances, dinner parties, and marriageable gentlemen.

But when an unprincipled gentleman compromises Charlotte’s reputation, her romantic thoughts disappear at the prospect of losing her independence. As she struggles to extricate herself from her slander, her situation reveals both the nature of each gentleman and of true love.

Live, Love, Longbourn (The Bennet Sisters Book 1) by Jennifer Becton

Elizabeth Bennet’s dream of refurbishing Longbourn Farm and opening it as a quaint mountain inn is on the cusp of coming true. But when the nearby city of Rosings threatens the future of her small farming town, Elizabeth must swallow her pride and ask for the help of Liam Darcy, the man who offended her and then disappeared years ago.

Successful sports marketing exec Liam Darcy returns to Meryton in the hopes of claiming his inheritance and escaping town quickly. But his plans change the moment he encounters Elizabeth Bennet, the only woman who might have tempted him to stay. When he discovers that his own aunt Catherine de Bourgh and her henchman Arthur Collins are threatening the future of Meryton, he decides he must not allow it.

Together, Elizabeth and Liam must fight the overreaching grasp of the city of Rosings before it destroys not only the town of Meryton but the future of Elizabeth and all the Bennet sisters.

Live, Love, Longbourn is the first book in the Bennet Sisters Series, a modern retelling of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice in three parts. These lighthearted novels focus on Elizabeth, Jane, and Lydia and their lives in the quaint mountain town of Meryton, Georgia. If you love Jane Austen and Hallmark movies, you’ll love The Bennet Sisters.

Mary Bennet (Personages of Pride and Prejudice) by Jennifer Becton

Now that all her sisters have left home, long-neglected Mary Bennet finds herself the focus of her mother’s attention. Mrs. Bennet intends to find the perfect match for her bookish, socially awkward daughter, and Mary wants nothing more than to please her mother.

But when Mary receives the gift of a large dowry, Mrs. Bennet is no longer content to find her daughter an ordinary husband. He must be rich as well as landed. Now the center of Meryton society, Mary realizes her dream of being noticed, but will she find herself ill-equipped to handle the attention? Will her moralizing ways scare away her mother’s choice of suitor?

But more importantly, can Mary please her family without losing herself in the process?

Mary Bennet is a novella of approximately 33,000 words.

A Year with Jane Austen: Modern Austen Stories by Jennifer Becton

Spend A Year with Jane Austen.

Celebrate the holidays and special seasons of the year with a visit to all six of Jane Austen’s major novels. Jennifer Becton’s Holidays with Jane stories have been collected into a single volume. Plus a brand-new bonus story from Pride and Prejudice!

Valentine’s Day: “Fangirl”

Catherine Moreland is a graphic designer by day and paranormal romance fangirl by night. Hoping to live out her supernatural fantasy, she jumps at the opportunity to spend Valentine’s weekend at the most haunted inn in Savannah, Georgia. Will Catherine’s fantasy become reality? Or is she just a silly fangirl?

Spring: “Lydia Reimagined”

When reformed party girl Lydia Bennet receives an invitation to her ex George Wickham’s destination wedding, she accepts with the intention of showing him exactly what he gave up when he dumped her. But nothing can change Wickham’s view of Lydia, and then there’s her sudden attraction to old college friend Kyle “Denny” Dennison…. Now that Lydia has reimagined her whole life, will she be able to open her heart to the future?

Summer: “An (Un)Even Exchange”

Nora Dashwood’s plans for a relaxing summer fall apart when her sister Marianne arrives on her doorstep to get over a recent breakup. As if that weren’t enough, Nora must also deal with her delusional neighbor Lucy, a private investigator with an overeager client, and a handsome man with a secret past. Will Nora’s life ever return to normal, or will she have the romance she never dreamed of?

BRAND-NEW BONUS STORY!

Independence Day: “Infatuation and Independence”

Lifelong follower Kitty Bennet thinks a summer of solitude in the mountains will help her decide what she wants from life. After a chance roadside encounter with good-looking contractor Josh Parrish, Kitty begins to rethink her choice to be completely alone. Josh immediately likes Kitty and only wants her to agree to one date. Will Kitty yield to the advice of her overbearing mother or follow her heart?

Halloween: “Mansfield Unmasked”

An impromptu Halloween party at Mansfield Park Boarding House provides Pug an opportunity to use his magic powers to unite Pryce and Spenser. But can he expose their true feelings for each other before his powers fade?

Thanksgiving: “Thanksgiving on Hartfield Street”

When vet student Harriet “Addy” Woodhouse returns home to Highbury, Georgia, for Thanksgiving, she longs to relax and spend time with her father, her sister Emma, and her best friend Martin. But Emma’s incessant meddling causes Addy to hatch her own cunning plan, which not only threatens to ruin the entire Thanksgiving celebration, but reveals the secret loves of both sisters’ hearts.

Christmas: “The Work of an Instant”

When Frederick Wentworth’s ship docks at the Navy base in Charleston just in time for Christmas, Anne Elliot feels torn between desire to see her former fiancé and fear of rejection. Will taking a risk end in humiliation or give Anne a second chance with her first love? To find out, all she has to do is turn around and face him.

Holidays with Jane: Will You Be Mine? by Jennifer Becton, Melissa Buell, Rebecca M. Fleming, Cecilia Gray, Jessica Grey, Nancy Kelley

Love is in the air this Valentine’s Day as the talented authors of the Holidays with Jane series bring you six more modern adaptations of Jane Austen’s classic novels. This candy heart is filled with chocolates, roses, and happily ever afters!

Design by Chance by Rebecca M. Fleming

Life has been a series of second guesses for Gracie Elliot since she called off her engagement to sought-after ring designer Derek Worth. Eight years later, Derek is back in Northanger, Georgia helping his sister plan a Valentine’s Gala and Gracie wonders if she has a second chance to design her love story.

Fangirl by Jennifer Becton

Catherine Moreland is a graphic designer by day and paranormal romance fangirl by night. Hoping to live out her supernatural fantasy, she jumps at the opportunity to spend Valentine’s weekend at the most haunted inn in Savannah, Georgia. Will Catherine’s fantasy become reality? Or is she just a silly fangirl?

Accidentally in Love by Jessica Grey

Chawton High theater teacher Marianne Wood is no stranger to drama. Her breakup with a fellow teacher is the gossip of the school. Marianne’s sworn off dating co-workers—and maybe even men in general, but every time she turns around, football coach Drew Brandon is tempting her to change her mind. As the dreaded Valentine’s Day dance approaches, will Marianne learn that drama-free doesn’t have to mean boring?

Cupid’s Secret by Nancy Kelley

Emma Woodhouse is Highbury’s Cupid. She’s been matching her friends up since high school, and now, she owns a business sending secret admirer notes.

But as the Valentine’s Eve Gala approaches, one of her arrows goes awry. Plus, someone is wooing Jen Fairfax, and Emma doesn’t know who it is.

Can she regain her magic touch in time to find true love herself, or will Cupid have a lonely heart this Valentine’s Day?

Concealed Spark by Melissa Buell

Living with the Bertram family in order to attend prestigious Sotherton Academy is Felicity Price’s best prospect for a college scholarship. It isn’t all bad given that she is able to see Everett Bertram frequently. Felicity hopes that the True Hearts Ball will be when Everett finally sees her true heart. After concealing love for so long, can it spark to life?

Pride and Productions by Cecilia Gray

All actress Liz Benoit wants for Valentine’s Day is to wrap filming on the Heartfield movie so she can write the screenplay that’s been bumping around in her brain. Sure, the town of Heartfield is charming, but she’s had her fill of working side by side with insufferable producer Darcy Williams, who never wanted to cast her in the first place. Fortunately for Liz and Darcy, Heartfield has a way of making people fall in love—with the town and with each other.

Holidays with Jane: Thankful Hearts by Jennifer Becton, Melissa Buell, Rebecca M. Fleming, Cecilia Gray, Jessica Grey, Nancy Kelley

It’s time for crisp weather, colorful leaves, and a Thanksgiving feast. The authors of the Holidays with Jane series bring you Holidays with Jane: Thankful Hearts with six modern-day adaptations of Jane Austen’s novels. Join your favorite heroines around the fire with a cup of hot apple cider for heart-warming takes on these classic stories.

A Persuasive Visitor by Cecilia Gray

Thanksgiving with your crazy family is hard enough without your rich and sexy ex-boyfriend, whom you were dumb enough to dump, showing up for the weekend. The only way it could be any worse would be if he started paying attention to another girl… which, of course, is exactly what happens to Anne Elliot. But the good thing about hitting rock bottom is that the only direction to go is up.

North by Northanger by Jessica Grey

Kate Moore knows a lot about softball and sass…but she’s clueless when it comes to guys. Especially smart, cute, worldly guys like Henry Taylor. When Henry invites her home for Thanksgiving, Kate is over the moon. But will her propensity for acting first and thinking later mess up her chances with Henry?

Second Time’s the Charm by Nancy Kelley

Marianne Dashwood has always believed in One True Love. But when her love isn’t true, Brandon Collins helps her pick up the pieces. Marianne dismissed her mother’s boring neighbor when they met, but his quiet personality hides depths that call to her as she gets to know him.

Will Marianne’s dedication to the ideal of One True Love leave her alone forever? Or will she find that with Brandon, the second time’s the charm?

Thanksgiving on Hartfield Street by Jennifer Becton

When vet student Harriet “Addy” Woodhouse returns home to Highbury, Georgia, for Thanksgiving, she longs to relax and spend time with her father, her sister Emma, and her best friend Martin. But Emma’s incessant meddling causes Addy to hatch her own cunning plan, which not only threatens to ruin the entire Thanksgiving celebration, but reveals the secret loves of both sisters’ hearts.

Melanie Perceived by Rebecca M. Fleming

For as long as she can remember, Melanie Frances Price has loved Eddie. Growing up next door to the wealthy Bertrams, she is used to being his shadow – they are inseparable, the “Eddie & Frankie Show.” With post-college plans on the horizon, she hopes the friendship will (finally) develop into more. But when MaryJo Crawford waltzes onto the scene, changing everything, Melanie must decide what is really worth fighting for.

The Construction of a Heart by Melissa Buell

Elizabeth Bennet credits the success of Bennet Homes to her close-knit family, however dysfunctional they might be. The Meryton Chamber of Commerce calls on local businesses to host the annual All-Town Thanksgiving Feast. Unfortunately, Elizabeth is paired up with pretentious businessman Will Darcy of Pemberley Estates, her main rival in the construction business. Will Elizabeth be able to fill up her Thankful Jar this year?

Holidays with Jane: Christmas Cheer by Jennifer Becton, Melissa Buell, Rebecca M. Fleming, Cecilia Gray, Jessica Grey, Kimberly Truesdale

Six talented authors make your Christmas lights twinkle with these modern-day adaptations of Jane Austen’s novels. Curl up with some peppermint tea and enjoy something special in your stocking this holiday season.

The Work of an Instant by Jennifer Becton

When Frederick Wentworth’s ship docks at the Navy base in Charleston just in time for Christmas, Anne Elliot feels torn between desire to see her former fiancé and fear of rejection. Will taking a risk end in humiliation or give Anne a second chance with her first love? To find out, all she has to do is turn around and face him.

Mischief and Mistletoe by Melissa Buell

Thrifty designer and secret Gothic novel enthusiast Cate Morland gets the opportunity of a lifetime to plan the costumes for the upcoming Dickens’ Christmas Festival. There she meets Henry Tilney who shows an interest in more than Cate’s costume designs. Mistaken by Henry’s father as a rich heiress, Cate is invited to stay with the Tilney family at their estate. Will Henry feel the same for Cate once he discovers she is a seamstress paying her own way through design school?

A Tale of Three Christmases by Rebecca M. Fleming

When their father dies, leaving their brother everything, life changes radically for the Dashwood girls. Librarian Ellie and musician Marianne have their work of course, but what about teenage Maggie? Maggie only has her writing—a surprising saving grace that helps her chronicle the ups and downs of life, love and family in this tale of three Christmases.

With Love, from Emma by Cecilia Gray

A visit to Emma Gold’s flower shop can save a relationship but a date at Lance Knightley’s bar can take that relationship to the next level, so who should be considered Heartfield, Oregon’s resident romance expert? Emma and Lance square off at their best friends’ wedding to settle the score. Sparks fly as bets are made and favors are won in this contemporary Christmas retelling, recounted With Love, from Emma.

It’s a Wonderful Latte by Jessica Grey

Evie St. Laurent can always count on three things: being single during Christmas in Los Angeles, her job as manager at Mansfield Perk, and Frank Nakatomi, her best friend and coworker, cheering her up when she’s down. But when the glamorous Piper siblings come to town and sweep everyone off their feet, what Evie thought was sure in her life starts slipping away. It will take some Christmas magic and the help of a very special angel named Jane to help Evie see that the love she’s been waiting for has been there all the time.

Pride & Presents by Kimberly Truesdale

Liz Bennet wants to make this Christmas the best that Longbourn Community Center has ever had. When basketball superstar Charles Bingley shows up to volunteer, it looks like that just might happen—even in spite of his unhelpful friend Will Darcy. But when everything starts to go wrong and Longbourn itself is in danger, Liz must set aside her pride and ask for help. Then she’ll discover that the best presents are the ones you never expect.

Dirty Petticoats by Moira Bianchi

A lovely opportunity to eavesdrop on Pride and Prejudice after its ending, and collect clues to a Regency era puzzle on the way.

NEWLYWED LIFE

Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth are happily married enjoying the second year of their union. Freshly presented at St. James, the new Mrs. Darcy made splendid figure whenever she went, especially for her husband’s eyes. He pampered his wife with attention fed by ardent love and luxuries provided from his great consequence. Their only nuisance is his sister’s avid interest in social activities.

BOMBASTIC LETTERS

Disrupting the blissful life at Pemberley, a letter from Longborn, the estate of Elizabeth’s parents, arrives unexpectedly. It conveys astonishing information of a guest who shows great intent of having moved back to Hertfordshire. Charlotte Collins refuses to disclose her motivations for abusing Mrs. Bennet’s hospitality.

RENEWED VILLAGE

Meryton, the place where two eligible bachelors found the companions of their lives, is no longer a small sleepy village in the heart of Hertfordshire. The news of the Darcys and Bingleys wedding cruised the country inciting curiosity and many investments. The romantic spa is a fashionable place full of opportunities for liaisons of all kinds.

WEB OF INTRIGUE

Unbeknownst to everyone there is someone weaving gossip and using secrets as weapons to puppeteer the lives of the youngsters. Maids, family members, journals, newspaper ads – anything can be used to achieve a lifelong purpose when one is accomplished in the arts and allurements of meddling.

Starting from the famous Caroline Bingley’s derisive quote “…and her petticoat; I hope you saw if how rich Lizzy Darcy still soiled her undergarment. How would she do it? For what reason? For whom?

A romantic comedy-mystery tale visiting the beloved Jane Austen’s characters in their most deserved happily ever after.

Love Hurts (Love in Three Acts Book 1) by Moira Bianchi

Love can be whimsical; it takes pleasure in finding torturous ways to play with destiny.

It can be rather complicated to acknowledge, then deeply cherished, then painfully ripped away leaving hopelessness behind. What one wouldn’t give to control her own heart, to stop it from bleeding and find a way to solve the difficulties placed in love’s way?

Other times it can be delayed and take forever to unite people who were always meant to be together.

And it can be fooled and played with, at the same time fondled and duped by young apprentices of its own art.

Whimsical, difficult, foolish… Isn’t Cupid a spoilt child?

In three independent stories Apollo and Daphne play with Cupid as much as they are played with, intertwined by coincidences and similarities. This collection may be read together or separate, in any sequence. Aside from the different plots, the stories share peacocks, swans, liqueur, small books, slippers and carriages. Also servants and their own subplots developed differently in each story, Venice and the meager power women had over their own lives in the 19th century. Part of the fun lies on searching and identifying these elements.

1st act is ‘Love hurts’: A continuation for Pride and Prejudice in which the first blissful months of her new life as Mrs. Darcy are violently disrupted when Elizabeth discovers what is expected of her. Mr. Darcy finds himself in deep need of adjustment.

Eclipse of the Heart (Love in Three Acts Book 2) by Moira Bianchi

Love can be whimsical; it takes pleasure in finding torturous ways to play with destiny.

It can be rather complicated to acknowledge, then deeply cherished, then painfully ripped away leaving hopelessness behind.

Other times it can be delayed and take forever to unite people who were always meant to be together. What one wouldn’t pay to find love after her life was played with by Cupid, by fate, by bad luck? How valuable is courage to acknowledge an old heart can indeed find love again?

And it can be fooled and played with, at the same time fondled and duped by young apprentices of its own art.

Whimsical, difficult, foolish… Isn’t Cupid a spoilt child?

In three independent stories Apollo and Daphne play with Cupid as much as they are played with, intertwined by coincidences and similarities. This collection may be read together or separate, in any sequence. Aside from the different plots, the stories share peacocks, swans, liqueur, small books, slippers and carriages. Also servants and their own subplots developed differently in each story, Venice and the meager power women had over their own lives in the 19th century. Part of the fun lies on searching and identifying these elements.

2nd act is ‘Eclipse of the heart’: An alternative universe for Pride and Prejudice. Fate plays Darcy and Elizabeth well and they only meet several years after the Bingleys’ wedding. As life hasn’t been kind to both of them, they find in each other not only friendship or solace but also love and hope.

Love Inside and Out (Love in Three Acts Book 3) by Moira Bianchi

Love can be whimsical; it takes pleasure in finding torturous ways to play with destiny.

It can be rather complicated to acknowledge, then deeply cherished, then painfully ripped away leaving hopelessness behind.

Other times it can be delayed and take forever to unite people who were always meant to be together.

And it can be fooled and played with, at the same time fondled and duped by young apprentices of its own art. How exciting it is to find one have been used as Cupid’s bullseye? A young heart taken over by overwhelming passion can find its equal in amusing and unexpected situations.

Whimsical, difficult, foolish… Isn’t Cupid a spoilt child?

In three independent stories Apollo and Daphne play with Cupid as much as they are played with, intertwined by coincidences and similarities. This collection may be read together or separate, in any sequence. Aside from the different plots, the stories share peacocks, swans, liqueur, small books, slippers and carriages. Also servants and their own subplots developed differently in each story, Venice and the meager power women had over their own lives in the 19th century. Part of the fun lies on searching and identifying these elements.

3rd act is ‘Love inside and out’: A good humored Pride and Prejudice ‘what if‘. At the Hunsford Parsonage, by chance Darcy overhears a fateful discussion between Elizabeth and a newlywed Charlotte. Most intrigued by learning the fetching Miss Bennett is being blackmailed, he immediately claims the task of protecting her honor but learns he’s not her only protector…

The Prince of Pemberley – Friends: A Pride and Prejudice inspired story (HRH The Prince of Pemberley Book 1) by Moira Bianchi

It´s a truth universally acknowledged, as well as feared, that fate has its twisted ways to dispose of our lives. And of all alignments the planets on my chart could assume, this one is especially whimsical.

I should refrain from behaving like a risk-taking girl excited about poking a hornet’s nest. I’m in my forties, after all. Actually, coming to think of it, I’ve been feeding this mess since I was thirteen.

You see, I was a regular Brazilian teenager from a small coast city in Rio de Janeiro estate called Merytônia and the British School my sisters and I attended had branches worldwide. My older sister Jane and I took part actively in our school’s Youth Group believing ourselves links of a chain that would revolutionize the planet fighting passionately for humanity.

But the group’s biggest achievement wasn’t civil revolution during Cold War; it was bringing people closer in a pre-internet world. I was curious and outgoing and made friends all over, one British guy in special.

He was seventeen, an arrogant senior secretary for the International board, I was secretary for the Brazilian board therefore we exchanged documents often – as often as our posts allowed – and before we noticed, we were friends. We loved each other’s insight filled notes attached to documents and those eventually escalated to thick letters independent of the Youth Group. We sent each other small gifts; shared inner thoughts and aspirations for a future that we dreamt would be bright and adventurous.

Time passed, the ideals of a better world met real life, college, lovers, careers and we grew apart; but there was always that… gap in my chest that only his letters could fill. Eventually the gap effaced as I lived on, married a good man, had two lovely kids.

Suddenly, decades had gone by.

A few months ago, on the verge of turning forty and starting my PhD abroad, by chance, out of nowhere, while casually surfing the net, I found Fitz’s name crowning a big company’s organogram.

I knew it couldn’t be the same Fitzwilliam Darcy but what if it was? It could only be some astrological midlife revolution positioning Uranus against Uranus in my birth chart but I was very excited with the possibility of finding my dear friend after so long! Of course I wrote him a note! (By the way, Fitz says Uranus against Uranus is rubbish.)

To my surprise, it was him! He answered soon after and we reconnected instantly, as if time hadn’t passed at all. He’s married to a cousin, has two teenage daughters and missed me as much as I missed him.

Only, at first, I didn’t realize how much it was…

We started talking daily, met as often as we could crossing continents and oceans, united our families and kept thirsty for our friendship.

One thing led to another and now… I don’t know where this will lead us.

Lines are blurring in front of my eyes and I find myself loosing the ability to discern how I truly feel from what I should feel opposed to what I want to feel.

I’m standing on a cliff, my toes curled on the edge. Should I jump?

An old yearbook quote keeps coming back to me: “Don’t overanalyze what you feel, autopsies only exist where there’s no longer life.”

Oh, I need a cigarette. And a dose of Fitz’s single malt whisky. See? I need him to stop thinking about him…

How did it come to this? Well, like I said, it started with a note:

“Sorry to bother but, when a young girl, I used to correspond with the most presumptuous person I had ever met, so much so that he could only have blue blood in his veins. The heir of the richest estate-country in the whole England, His Royal Highness the Prince of Pemberley, had your name exactly and was a close friend who I miss dearly.

At the time, I was a passionate human rights enthusiast and HRH shared my views for a better world, as long as they didn’t disturb his kingdom’s peaceful life.

If, by an ingenious twist of fate it is you, please reply.

Cordially,

Your always loyal subject

Elizabeth Wickham, Bart. (Né

The Prince of Pemberley – Lovers: A Pride and Prejudice inspired story (HRH The Prince of Pemberley Book 2) by Moira Bianchi

It´s a truth universally acknowledged, as well as feared, that fate has its twisted ways to dispose of our lives. In my case, fate is not only whimsical but cruel.

It all started with a note I sent Darcy last year. A silly, innocent note and now I’m in this wretched situation.

You see, I was a regular thirteen years old Brazilian girl when I befriended a seventeen years old British boy through my school’s Youth Group. In short, this is how we became friends -although thirty something words can hardly describe twenty seven years: he was an arrogant douche, I hated him, we fought through letters (pen on paper, stamps, post – the old stuff), he won me over, we became best pen friends who never managed to meet in person, lost contact when young adults, found each other again in adulthood.

Now I’m forty and maybe I could see myself as a victim in my current life’s situation if I didn’t know better… Maybe if I had expected the onslaught of changes my PhD program abroad would bring me or the giddy happiness Darcy would produce, I could have had a plan but… The simple note, the flirt with my past, brought me a landslide of emotions I was not prepared to face.

Or fight.

He didn’t foresee the aftermath of our friendship’s renewal either. Fitzwilliam Darcy and I belonged to each other when teenagers, before morphing into the adults we became. Seeing him now feels like a travel back in time, a bubble, a portal between dimensions. The weirdness is that it almost seems allowed… Does such a thing as a bubble even exist?

We are irrevocably in love with each other and I dread what our planets’ alignments will bring us next. Gone are the misunderstandings and beating around the bushes, the metaphors and bashfulness… We were both swept off our feet and now… Lovers, cheaters but most of all, friends.

My sister Jane pesters me about it. Darcy’s cousin, Graham Fitzwilliam, tells him to find a way out.

How did it come to this? Well, like I said, it started last year with a silly note:

“Sorry to bother but, when a young girl, I used to correspond with the most presumptuous person I had ever met, so much so that he could only have blue blood in his veins. The heir of the richest estate-country in the whole England, His Royal Highness the Prince of Pemberley, had your name exactly and was a close friend who I miss dearly.

At the time, I was a passionate human rights enthusiast and HRH shared my views for a better world, as long as they didn’t disturb his kingdom’s peaceful life.

If, by an ingenious twist of fate it is you, please reply.

Cordially,

Your always loyal subject

Elizabeth Wickham, Bart. (Née Bennett)”

The Prince of Pemberley – Partners: A Pride and Prejudice inspired story (HRH The Prince of Pemberley Book 3) by Moira Bianchi

It´s a truth universally acknowledged, as well as feared, that fate has its twisted ways to dispose of our lives and well, when it comes to Darcy’s life and mine, fate has been working on its Sistine chapel. Really a masterpiece.

Three years ago, casually surfing the net while preparing to start my PhD abroad, I found my longtime, long lost and much missed pen friend Fitzwilliam Darcy. It had been over fifteen years since we had last spoken (through pen on paper, stamps, post – the old stuff) and life had made adults of the passionate and self-important teenagers we had been.

When we first exchanged letters, I was a regular thirteen-years-old Brazilian girl and he a seventeen-years-old British rich heir, snob and arrogant as if he had blue blood in his veins. We hated each other, we bickered and we became the best of (distant) friends. Then fate intruded changing our planets’ alignment and we lost contact for 17 years.

Meeting Darcy again as a forty-years-old adult woman, wife, mother and professional didn’t prepare me for the violent attack of the past, the bittersweet pleasure of finding a kindred soul, the giddiness of flirting and loving someone who I had once loved before.

Do I make sense? Probably not.

Our lives are completely changed now, and if all is fair in love and war, we are well into one. I have to care for small children and my PhD while my ugly divorce moves sluggishly. He has his young ladies, a profitable company and a difficult divorce facing not only his ex-wife but her mother as well. It seems that with the struggle to move each step forward, we are dragged two steps back.

There’s still a lot to fight for, a lot to love, a lot to share.

Sometimes we refuse to let our difficulties blind us and we are just the teenagers who met by old-fashioned post. Young giddy lovers and giggling fools letting our excitement guide us.

Giddiness was exactly what started this revolution in my life three years ago with this silly note:

“Sorry to bother but, when a young girl, I used to correspond with the most presumptuous person I had ever met, so much so that he could only have blue blood in his veins. The heir of the richest estate-country in the whole England, His Royal Highness the Prince of Pemberley, had your name exactly and was a close friend who I miss dearly.

At the time, I was a passionate human rights enthusiast and HRH shared my views for a better world, as long as they didn’t disturb his kingdom’s peaceful life.

If, by an ingenious twist of fate it is you, please reply.

Cordially,

Your always loyal subject

Elizabeth Wickham, Bart. (Née Bennett)”

The Best of Relations by Catherine Bilson

What if… Aunt Gardiner, who after all hailed from Lambton, was well acquainted with the Darcy family, and knew of Wickham’s misdemeanours? How would the story have been different? This tale begins with an exchange of letters between Elizabeth Bennet and her favourite aunt, discussing the happenings in Hertfordshire as the Bennet family become acquainted with their new neighbours, the Bingleys and their house guest Mr Darcy.

Infamous Relations by Catherine Bilson

A Pride And Prejudice What If…? story.

What if… Mr Collins had been even more despicable than in Jane Austen’s original tale?

Would such an infamous relation destroy Elizabeth and Darcy’s chance of happiness forever, or would his actions set in motion an entirely different sequence of events?

Miss Darcy’s New Companion: A Pride and Prejudice Variation (Pride and Prejudice Sequels Book 1) by Cheryl Bolen

As the Darcys are about to embark on their wedding trip to Italy, they lose the capable service of Miss Darcy’s long-time companion. What will they do? They cannot leave dear Georgiana without a proper lady for a companion. Elizabeth Darcy’s aunt comes to their rescue, recommending the lovely spinster Lucy Wetherspoon, whose family she has long known.

Darcy also asks his neighbor, Lord Fane, to watch out for Georgiana in their absence. At two and thirty, Lord Fane has decided he needs to wed an heiress to restore his ancestral pile. Miss Darcy’s fortune is just what he needs.

Then he meets the shabbily dressed Miss Wetherspoon, and his world is utterly shaken by the profound feelings the beautiful woman elicits in him. After meddling from misguided-but-well-meaning Mr. Collins, Lord Fane’s honor demands he offer for Georgiana Darcy though his heart will ever belong to her shabbily dressed companion.

Miss Darcy’s Secret Love: A Pride and Prejudice Variation (Pride and Prejudice Sequels Book 2 by Cheryl Bolen

“This sweet Pride & Prejudice romance will have you laughing.”

Miss Georgiana Darcy’s first season was a resounding success, judging from the eleven marriage proposals she received—including one from the most sought-after bachelor in the kingdom. The Earl of Hampton is handsome and courtly and clearly in want of Miss Darcy’s large dowry. Uniting herself with his lordship, she is sure, would please her dear brother. If only she could forget her lifelong love of Robert, Captain Farrington of his Majesty’s Dragoons, currently in Spain.

Robert returns to England to seek his brother’s permission to marry a Spanish noblewoman, but has to wait until his brother returns from the Continent. His oldest friend, Georgiana Darcy (whom he has always called George), won’t hear of him being alone at his nearby Bodworth House when Pemberley is teeming with activity. Robert is immediately repulsed by Lord Hampton and knows the man’s not worthy of George.

Will Robert realize what he feels for Georgiana is more than friendship? Will they be able to overcome well-intentioned meddling from those at Pemberley?

The Liberation of Miss de Bourgh: A Pride and Prejudice Variation (Pride and Prejudice Sequels Book 3) by Cheryl Bolen

“This is one of Cheryl Bolen’s classic marriage-of-convenience stories.”

Were it not for needing the funds to launch his sisters, Charles St. John, the Earl of Seaton, would never have agreed to Lady Catherine de Bourgh’s proposal to marry her daughter in exchange for being the de Bourgh’s sole heir. But what can it hurt? The exceedingly frail and sickly Miss Anne de Bourgh is not expected to live until Christmas.

How did a nothing like her merit a handsome, titled husband? Once Lord Seaton removes the lifelong invalid away from her mother and brings her to his ancestral home, he is gentle, patient, and caring toward his wife. To please the man she’s fallen in love with Anne begins to eat more and to force herself to more activity, and her health begins to dramatically improve. Now, if she could just earn that which she wants most—his love. . .

Lydia Bennet’s Disgrace by Julie M. Bronson

After learning of Lydia Bennet and George Wickham’s elopement, Fitzwilliam Darcy returned to town to find the couple and make them marry, but he was unsuccessful. He had seen the look of heartbreak on Elizabeth Bennet’s face and knew that unless he could arrest the scandal, the Bennets would be ruined as well as the daughters chances for marrying well. This affected Darcy because he was in love with Elizabeth and his friend Charles Bingley was in love with her elder sister, Jane.

After several weeks looking, Darcy discovered Miss Elizabeth working in town and they joined to again look for the couple and discover who was behind the sinister plan to destroy the Bennet family. In a story fraught with danger and intrigue, there was no guarantee that they would succeed.

Confounding Caroline (Marrying Elizabeth Book 1) by Leenie Brown

He thought his future was bleak, but a well-orchestrated misstep might just bring him the happiness he seeks.

Fitzwilliam Darcy has experienced the sadness that currently resides in the eyes of his friend, Charles Bingley. Determined to see Bingley happy, Darcy confesses his part in creating the despondence his friend now feels and prepares to suffer the separation that will ensue.

However, what he expects and what he gets are very different things. Instead of facing a lonely life filled with heartache, he finds himself standing at the beginning of a path leading to not only his friend’s happiness but his own as well.

It will not, however, be an easy path. There will be obstacles to overcome, but with a little help and scheming, no impediment will be too insurmountable – not even Caroline Bingley.

Confounding Caroline is the first book in Leenie Brown’s Marrying Elizabeth series of Pride and Prejudice inspired stories.  If you like well-written, sweet romantic stories with determined heroes and surprising heroines willing to push the bounds of comfort and propriety to claim their one true love, then you will love this story about out-scheming a schemer in the quest for the chance at a happily ever after.

So, put the kettle on, grab your copy of Confounding Caroline, and slip into a world of unexpected mischief and join Darcy on the first leg of his journey to happily ever after.

Her Father’s Choice (Choices Book 1) by Leenie Brown

Sometimes a father knows what is best for his child.

At least Mr. Bennet trusts he does. Seeing the potential of a good match for his beloved Lizzy but knowing her ability to hold a grudge, he puts a plan into action that forces a marriage between Darcy and Elizabeth.

Trapped in a compromise, Elizabeth Bennet has no choice but to accept the proposal of a man she is not entirely sure she likes. On the advice of her sister, she begins to question all she has heard about Mr. Darcy. When she realizes that she has been seriously misled about his character, she then begins to examine her own heart. What she finds there is unfamiliar. Could these strange feelings be the beginning of love as her aunt suggests? Is it possible that she can find happiness with her father’s choice?

No Other Choice (Choices Book 2) by Leenie Brown

Mary Bennet has never been the center of attention and rarely the object of any man’s affections, but that is about to change. Shortly after Darcy and Elizabeth’s wedding, Mary travels to London to prepare for the season, a season she is determined to finish with either a husband or a glorious tale to tell, even if it means learning to tolerate Lord Rycroft.

Lord Samuel Rycroft is not pleased to learn he will be chaperoning his mother and her charge for the season, especially when that charge is Mary Bennet, a young lady whom he has an unfortunate tendency to insult. But when his heart becomes involved, what was to be an arduous task of endurance becomes a quest to earn her approval and acceptance, even if it means giving her no other choice.

His Inconvenient Choice (Choices Book 3) by Leenie Brown

When Kitty Bennet loses her heart to Colonel Fitzwilliam, she is determined, with Mr. Darcy’s help, to do what she can to help the colonel find his happiness. Her choice to sell her designs, unwittingly puts her not only in the colonel’s path but also in the path of Lady Matlock, as well as a few society misses, who are determined to separate her from the colonel.

Colonel Fitzwilliam has always known his father would try to force him into a marriage of convenience, but after Kitty Bennet captures his heart, he realizes his only chance at happiness lies in making an inconvenient choice. However, it is a choice that will not go unchallenged, and as family secrets are revealed, it is a choice that, in creating happiness for himself, could destroy his family.

Her Heart’s Choice (Choices Book 4) by Leenie Brown

Miss de Bourgh wishes to inform those Christian gentlemen of good reputation and having in their possession a title as well as solvent and accurate financial reports that she is willing to accept correspondence and calls with the intent of reaching a marriage arrangement.

Alexander Madoch is delighted to read Anne’s announcement in the paper. Six years earlier, she had soundly refused his offer, claiming she was not yet ready to marry, and he was not good enough. Although he has every intention of marrying Anne, he has no intention of telling her of his improvement in standing or his financial state. He is determined that both should be kept a secret so that should she choose him, it will be for love.

To Anne, it had seemed simple enough. Place an advertisement in the paper, interview the gentlemen who responded, and select the best husband. But nothing is as easy as it seems. Indeed, many things are quite the opposite of how they appear. How is a lady to find a safe and secure marriage when her ideals are turned on their head ─ especially when her heart yearns for a man who is wholly unsuitable?

Finally Mrs. Darcy (Dash of Darcy and Companions Collection Book 1) by Leenie Brown

Separated for Years ~ Reunited at Last

When Fitzwilliam Darcy does not return to Netherfield with his friend, Elizabeth Bennet’s hopes of ever finding happiness with the man to whom she has lost her heart are crushed.

Having confessed to playing a part in separating his friend from the woman he loved, Fitzwilliam Darcy finds himself cast off and ostracized. Uncertain of Elizabeth Bennet’s feeling for him, he chooses to bide his time and hope that his friend will one day forgive him.

As months stretch into years, hope fades and both Elizabeth and Darcy settle into life without each other, expecting that their paths will never cross again ─ until one night at a ball when fate in the form of a new uncle reunites them.
However, as old sparks burst into flames and the truth behind their separation comes to light, will Darcy and Elizabeth’s reunion be perfectly happy or will is always be tainted by betrayal?

Finally Mrs. Darcy is part of Leenie Brown’s Dash of Darcy collection of Pride and Prejudice inspired novellas. If you like well-written, fast-paced, sweet romance, then you will love this story of forgiveness, restoration, and reclaiming of true love by Leenie Brown.

So, put the kettle on, grab your copy of Finally Mrs. Darcy, and slip into a world of sweet romantic indulgence today.

Waking to Mr. Darcy (Dash of Darcy and Companions Collection Book 2) by Leenie Brown

Rain, Mud, and Happily Ever After

Fitzwilliam Darcy meant to restore peace to his mind and protect his heart.  He intended to escape from Hertfordshire to the safety of London, but when the very person from whom he is running falls into his arms and requires his help, he will be forced to admit that there is only one place where he will find peace and his heart will be safe.

Elizabeth Bennet meant to take a walk to avoid a proposal from a man she cannot tolerate — the odious Mr. Collins.  Despite the rain, she is relishing the few minutes of calm and peace — the feeling the freedom this path has always provided — until a clap of thunder and a patch of mud intervene, and she finds herself inescapably bound to Mr. Darcy.  How does one come to terms with marrying a man she despises? Sometimes, it just takes a shift in perspective.

Waking to Mr. Darcy is of Leenie Brown’s Dash of Darcy and Companions Collection of Pride and Prejudice inspired novellas. If you like romance that is destined to be, then you will love this story about stumbling into circumstances orchestrated to bring understanding, peace, and a forever kind of love.

So, pour a cup of tea, grab your copy of Waking to Mr. Darcy, and escape into a world of sweet romantic indulgence today.

A Very Mary Christmas (Dash of Darcy and Companions Collection Book 3) by Leenie Brown

She’s planning an escape. He’s planning his future. But their destiny rests in the hands of schemers.

What is a lady to do when your mother shares with one and all that you have lost your last chance for marriage and when the one man you wish to marry sees you only as a friend? If you are Mary Bennet, you plan to escape to London and begin a new life while attempting to forget the man you left behind.

What is a gentleman to do when your father retires to Bath, leaving you his estate as well as his debts along with new bills and the care of a devil-may-care brother? If you are a cautious and calculating businessman like Nicholas Hammond, you double down your efforts to make your estate solvent and tuck away your hopes of marrying until the finances are well and truly able to withstand the added expenses of a wife and family.

And what is the sister or brother of such a gentleman or lady to do if you wish to see your sibling happy?  If you are Jane or Elizabeth Bennet, you attempt to arrange chance meetings, but if you are Alfred Hammond, you look to your conniving friend, Whit, for help and stage a scheme that will either destroy all hopes of happiness or result in a Very Mary Christmas.

A Very Mary Christmas is the sequel to Waking to Mr. Darcy and part of Leenie Brown’s Dash of Darcy and Companions Collection of Pride and Prejudice inspired novellas. If you like romance that is helped along by the scheming of well-meaning, though sometimes inept, friends and family, then you will love this story about a manufactured Christmas miracle and the discovery that true happiness is sometimes found close to home. 

So, pour a cup of tea, grab your copy of A Very Mary Christmas, and escape into a world of sweet romantic indulgence today.

Discovering Mr. Darcy (Dash of Darcy and Companions Collection Book 4) by Leenie Brown

A wrong room, a locked door, and a final opportunity to understand one another

When Fitzwilliam Darcy left Netherfield, Elizabeth Bennet had yet to decipher his character and assumes she will never receive the opportunity to do so until he unexpectedly arrives in Kent where Elizabeth is visiting a friend. Upon their first meeting, Darcy seems different from the arrogant man Elizabeth remembers, and stories she hears from his cousin Anne further confuse her opinion until she overhears a conversation.

Arriving for his annual visit at Rosings, Darcy is both delighted and hopeful when he learns that his aunt’s parson has a guest. Having been unable to rid his thoughts and heart of the lovely Miss Elizabeth, he has determined to press his suit. However, when his cousin Richard’s attentions are more readily accepted by Elizabeth than his own, Darcy fears he will have to part with the lady he loves forever.

However, fate and scheming relations are not about to let this couple walk away from each other.

Discovering Mr. Darcy is part of Leenie Brown’s Dash of Darcy collection of Pride and Prejudice inspired novellas. If you like well-written, fast-paced, sweet romance, then you will love this story of compromise and the discovery of true love by Leenie Brown.

So, put the kettle on, grab your copy of Discovering Mr. Darcy, and slip into a world of sweet romantic indulgence today.

Not an Heiress:  A Sequel to Discovering Mr. Darcy (Dash of Darcy and Companions Collection Book 5) by Leenie Brown

She’s not an heiress. He’s not a parson. But each is exactly what the other desires.

Richard Fitzwilliam has always planned on marrying for money. What second son of an earl would not? How else was he supposed to keep to a standard of living with which he had grown accustomed? Besides, love in marriage was a happy coincidence for those not born to a title or money, was it not?

Mary Bennet has always longed for a quiet, home of her own — preferably a parsonage. She has studied and prepared herself accordingly — pouring over her books of sermons. She is determined to be well-versed on how best to aid ladies, young and old alike, with whatever guidance they seek.

However, when Richard meets Mary, all previous notions are turned on end. Will prudence and propriety prevail or will lessons be learned that no book can teach? And what is a poor second son to do when the one luxury he cannot do without is not an heiress?

Not an Heiress is the sequel to Discovering Mr. Darcy and part of Leenie Brown’s Dash of Darcy Companions collection of Pride and Prejudice inspired novellas. If you like well-written, fast-paced, sweet and flirty regency romps, then you will love this story of compromise and the discovery that true happiness is not always found in lofty goals but in having your true love at your side.

So, pour a cup of tea, grab your copy of Not an Heiress, and escape into a world of sweet romantic indulgence today.

Unravelling Mr. Darcy (Dash of Darcy and Companions Collection Book 6) by Leenie Brown

He’s got one chance to claim his heart’s desire, and he’s holding nothing back.

What’s a gentleman to do when he has laid his heart before a lady only to have it crushed beneath her dainty slippers? If you’re Fitzwilliam Darcy, there is only one thing to do — unravel your tightly wound pride, mend your ways, and convince the lady of your worth.

And what’s a lady to do when she has spoken harshly and knows she has done so unfairly? If you’re Elizabeth Bennet, you take a deep breath, swallow your dignity, give him a second chance, and perhaps along the way, discover a gentleman you didn’t know existed.

And what’s a couple to do when they have difficult family members? If you’re Darcy and Elizabeth, you expect a few bumps in the road and prepare yourself for some absurdity along the path to happily ever after.

Unravelling Mr. Darcy is part of Leenie Brown’s Dash of Darcy collection of Pride and Prejudice inspired novellas. If you like well-written, fast-paced, sweet romance with a touch of humor, then you will love this story about Darcy claiming a second chance and pursuing it without reserve.

So, put the kettle on, grab your copy of Unravelling Mr. Darcy, and slip into a world of light-hearted sweet romantic indulgence today.

Becoming Entangled (Dash of Darcy and Companions Collection Book 7) by Leenie Brown 

Can she scheme her way out of one betrothal and into another?

Anne de Bourgh wishes to dance until she is dizzy, walk until she is tired, and marry a particular gentleman who causes her heart to skitter and skip and flutter. There is, however, one thing that stands between Anne and her aspirations — her mother.

Nevertheless, when a young lady is determined, things such as a mother’s restraints and a long-standing betrothal are merely impediments to be circumvented.

Practical and cautious, Alistair Pratt is smitten with Anne and has been patiently biding his time until he can make his intentions known. However, with his mother’s desire to see him married increasing, Alistair, when presented with a scandalous plan, throws caution to the wind to secure his love.

But, the course of true love never did run smooth.

When a gentleman with a grudge discovers the lover’s plans, things become tangled and twisted. Will a love that was meant to be find its happy conclusion, or will it end up as only a tale of what could have been?

Becoming Entangled is a sequel to Unravelling Mr. Darcy and part of Leenie Brown’s Dash of Darcy Companions collection of Pride and Prejudice inspired novellas. If you like well-written, fast-paced, sweet regency romps with a touch of humor, then you will love this story about finding a way to claim your true love, even when the path gets messy.

So, put the kettle on, grab your copy of Becoming Entangled, and slip into a world of light-hearted sweet romantic indulgence today.

Enticing Miss Darcy:  A Sequel to Becoming Entangled (Dash of Darcy and Companions Collection Book 8) by Leenie Brown

He’s determined to win her, but first, she’ll need to learn to trust her heart.

Having been duped once by a charming scoundrel, Georgiana Darcy finds that, along with the excitement of soirees and new experiences, her first season is chock full of uncertainty. She knows the purpose of a season is to find a husband, but how does one judge the character of a man when she dares not trust her heart?

For a year, Jack Ralston has been attempting to win Georgiana’s heart. The only problem is, she has no idea he is trying to be anything other than a friend. Determined to find a way to move from friend to suitor, Jack’s undertakes a scheme to make her miss him.

However, schemes in real life are not scripted like those presented on a stage, and Georgiana’s confusion coupled with Jack’s stratagems may result in heartbreak rather than happily ever after.

Enticing Miss Darcy is a sequel to Becoming Entangled and part of Leenie Brown’s Dash of Darcy Companions collection of Pride and Prejudice inspired novellas.  If you like well-written, fast-paced, sweet Regency romances with a generous dash of fun, then you will love this story about learning to trust your heart and allowing it to lead you to true love.

So, put the kettle on, grab your copy of Becoming Entangled, and slip into a world of light-hearted sweet romantic indulgence today.

Mr. Darcy’s Comfort (Dash of Darcy and Companions Collection Book 9) by Leenie Brown

Sometimes the deepest sorrow can bring the greatest joy

An honourable gentleman remains true to his word, and Fitzwilliam Darcy is as honourable as they come. He would never consider breaking a promise. At least, he would not have before he met Elizabeth Bennet.

Elizabeth has never found any gentleman as fascinating as Mr. Darcy is. She has also never met one more disagreeable. However, when an unexpected caller arrives at Netherfield, Elizabeth is given a glimpse of a Mr. Darcy that causes her to question her evaluation of the gentleman.

Handed an unexpected resolution to his dilemma, a grieving Darcy, finds himself making another promise that, should he be successful in keeping it, will ensure his and Elizabeth’s future happiness.

Mr. Darcy’s Comfort is part of Leenie Brown’s Dash of Darcy and Companions collection of Pride and Prejudice inspired novellas. If you like well-written sweet romance with a touch of bittersweet sorrow, then you will love this story about Darcy embracing an unexpected turn of events and resolutely working to turn mourning into joy.

So, put the kettle on, grab your copy of Mr. Darcy’s Comfort, and slip into a world of sweet and poignant romantic indulgence today.

Master of Longbourn (Dash of Darcy and Companions Book 10) by Leenie Brown

From awkward and unlovable to handsome and loved.

Large, awkward, unlovable, and destined to fail — that is who William Collins has always been told he was, and while he might have accepted the first three monikers, he’s worked hard to ensure the last one does not become true.

Kitty Bennet has never lacked for attention from gentlemen, but while she’s proficient at flirting, she has never had her heart touched by any of the potential suitors who have sat in Longbourn’s sitting room.

That is her heart was never touched until now when the awkwardly endearing heir to Longbourn takes up residence in her home. But how does one encourage a gentleman to love her when he’s seemingly unaffected by fluttering lashes and demure looks?

And how can someone as inept, as Collins thinks he is, ever win the heart of a lady as charming as Kitty Bennet?

It will take determination and a little help as well as the realization that sometimes the battle for the heart is played out in the mind.

Master of Lonbourn is part of Leenie Brown’s Dash of Darcy and Companions collection of Pride and Prejudice inspired novellas. If you like well-written sweet romance featuring an unlikely hero who must blossom from ugly duckling to majestic swan, then you will love this story about Collins overcoming the edicts of his father to become what he wishes to be while claiming the lady who is the desire of his heart.

So, put the kettle on, grab your copy of Master of Lonbourn, and slip into a world of sweet and endearing romantic indulgence today!

Assessing Mr. Darcy (Dash of Darcy and Companions Book 11) by Leenie Brown

Will her brother’s opinion keep her from finding true love?

The Bennet ladies are all eager anticipation. Netherfield has been let at last! And joy of all joys, it has been leased to a single young gentleman of good fortune! To Elizabeth’s delight, the new neighbor has not come alone but has brought with him a handsome friend. With any luck, if this gentleman proves to be more than just handsome, it will not only be Jane who finds a husband.

Fitzwilliam Darcy has heard many times over the past weeks about the fabled beauties of Longbourn from his friend who is leasing the estate next door. However, he is not prepared for just how unexaggerated those claims are when he meets two of the ladies from Longbourn and their brother while on a ride.

While Darcy and Elizabeth would like to get to know more about each other, Elizabeth’s brother is not as favourably inclined to the match. He knows a secret, and, unless he can learn to trust that anyone could ever be worthy of his beloved sister, his censure may just be the thing that keeps them apart forever.

Assessing Mr. Darcy is the first novel-length addition to Leenie Brown’s Dash of Darcy and Companions Collection of Pride and Prejudice inspired stories. If you like well-written sweet romance featuring strong family ties and unbending devotion, then you will enjoy this story about love persevering through pain and triumphing over familial prejudice.

So, put the kettle on, grab your copy of Assessing Mr. Darcy, and slip into a world of sweet and endearing romantic indulgence today.

Through Every Storm (Darcy and… A Pride and Prejudice Variations Collection Book 4) by Leenie Brown

Forced to marry. Deeply in love. If only each knew the other’s heart.

A gambler, a profligate and forcibly married to the silly daughter of a country gentleman, no one expected George Wickham to amount to much, nor did they expect him to fall deeply in love with his wife. When that wife takes an unplanned trip in the company of another gentleman, leaving Wickham and her children behind,he will be forced to face his fears and fight for those he holds dear.

When her funds run low, Lydia Wickham chooses to travel to Derbyshire to seek help from her sister. What she finds when her husband arrives to take her home is not the kind of help she expected, but exactly the kind she needs. Will she be able to overcome her shortcomings and prove herself worthy of the one person she cannot bear to disappoint?

Through Every Storm is part of Leenie Brown’s Darcy and… Collection of books and picks up the storytelling pen where Jane Austen put it down. If you like well-written stories of sweet redemption, then you will love this story about a couple whom everyone discarded as hopeless finding the help they need to save their love and claim a happily ever after that seemed lost forever.

So, put the kettle on, pick up your copy of Through Every Storm, and step into a sweet romance, set eight years after the close of Pride and Prejudice, that is filled with trials and fears and tinged with the vibrant hues of hope, redemption, and love that is worth fighting for.

This novella can also be found in the Darcy and… Collection Anthology.

With the Colonel’s Help (Darcy and… Book 4) by Leenie Brown

For Darcy and Elizabeth, overcoming the odds have never been more challenging

For Fitzwilliam Darcy, choosing between his heart and what he thinks is his duty is no easy task.  However, when a gentleman has a cousin such as Darcy does, sorting out what is best becomes far easier.  If only that cousin had not tried to improve Miss Elizabeth’s opinion of Darcy!

Since their first meeting, Elizabeth Bennet has not held Mr. Darcy in high esteem. Indeed, she has loudly proclaimed her dislike for the gentleman. However, after hearing the tale Colonel Fitzwilliam has to tell, that dislike threatens to grow into unyielding disdain.

When a gentleman of honour creates a problem, he must see the trouble resolved. It is, therefore, under the watchful eye of Colonel Fitzwilliam that Darcy and Elizabeth begin down a path of greater understanding until fate and relations, intervene creating a situation bordering on impossible.

With the Colonel’s Help is just one of Leenie Brown’s numerous Pride and Prejudice inspired stories.  If you like well-written, sweet romance where family ties are strong, understanding runs deep, and love rises above any obstacle, then you will love this story about capturing and restoring a love that was almost lost.

So, put the kettle on, grab your copy of With the Colonel’s Help, and slip into a world of sweet romantic indulgence today.

Henry: To Prove Himself Worthy (Other Pens, Mansfield Park Book 1) by Leenie Brown

He’s failed before, but with her help, this time, he might just succeed.

Henry Crawford has failed to secure the heart of a good woman before ─ and quite spectacularly so! There are few in town who have not heard of his scandalous affair. While his debacle might have proven great fodder for the gossips, it has left him with a shattered heart and a deep desire to change his ways.

However, change is never easy.

Old habits can die hard, and some friends may wish to see you say as you always were. Thankfully for Henry, there are others, such as Trefor Linton, who will wish to help and will offer his sister as a dance partner to help Henry ease his way into society.

While most girls her age dream of a rich and handsome husband, Constance Linton is looking for more. She wishes for an intelligent gentleman of good character who is not opposed to a bookish lady. But sifting through the dross in a ballroom in search of such a man is no easy task.

A gentleman with Henry’s reputation is not the sort of man for whom Constance seeks, yet she is not opposed to lending him her aid in achieving his desires.

What begins as a single dance will grow into a collaboration that will equip Henry with all he needs to win a woman of worth, while entangling hearts and leaving not only his own heart and reputation but also that of his friend and tutor at risk of being irreparably damaged.

Henry: To Prove Himself Worthy is part of Leenie Brown’s Other Pens Collection of books that pick up the storytelling pen where Jane Austen put it down. If you like well-written stories of sweet redemption, then you will love this story of facing the challenges that reformation can bring and discovering the pleasure that only deep, abiding love can provide.

So, put the kettle on, grab your copy of Henry: To Prove Himself Worthy, and let this sweet romance inspire a hope that even the most reprobate heart can, with care and determination, be transformed into that of a worthy gentleman.

Charles: To Discover His Purpose (Other pens, Mansfield Park Book 2) by Leenie Brown

All he wanted was a kiss. What he got was so much more.

Charles Edwards is no stranger to scandal. He lives an easy, carefree life, floating from one moment of pleasure to another. Or, at least, he did until one fateful night when two young ladies asked him to come to their aid. Since then, Charles has been hiding from society until his injuries heal, which is what he was attempting to do when one of those ladies – the one with the kissable lips – re-enters his life.

Evelyn Barrett loves nothing better than assisting others. Therefore, when she is presented with the possibility of guiding a shiftless gentleman toward improving himself, she just can’t refuse. It should be an easy task. All she needs to do is sidestep his charm and ignore is good looks while pointing him in the right direction.

However, Charles has no intention of taking Evelyn’s advice and then leaving her alone. A gentleman determined to claim a kiss from a lady must ingratiate himself with the lady. And that is where the trouble begins.

As the two spend time together, desires increase, affections are engaged, and Charles’s end goal shifts. But will his scandalous past be the very thing which keeps him from achieving what he desires, or will he find himself at the beginning of a new scheme and direction for his life?

Charles: To Discover His Purpose is the second episode in Leenie Brown’s Mansfield Park Continuation found in her Other Pens Collection of books. If you like well-written stories of sweet redemption, then you will love this story of facing the challenges that reformation can bring and discovering the pleasure that only deep, abiding love can provide.

So, put the kettle on, grab your copy of Charles: To Discover His Purpose, and let this sweet romance inspire a hope that even the most reprobate, wandering heart can, with care and proper direction, be transformed into that of a worthy gentleman ready to forge a new path in his life.

Mary: To Protect Her Heart (Other Pens, Mansfield Park Book 3) by Leenie Brown

Sometimes, overcoming the past can be as challenging as surviving the present.

Mary Crawford, vivacious, beautiful, and adored by many gentlemen, has a secret. Her confidence is a façade, and while she may welcome one and all, she trusts few.

Gabriel Durward, an enterprising and wealthy tradesman, prizes integrity. Known for his shrewd business dealings, he is one gentleman that few would dare to cross.

Mary has never met a gentleman quite like Gabe. He seems impervious to her usual ploys, never prevaricates or flaunts himself as so many others have, and even though he knows her faults, he still chooses her without any need to be persuaded to do so. It is enough for Mary to begin to open her heart.

However, not everyone appreciates Gabe’s character as much as Mary does, and some of those individuals will go to great lengths to see him destroyed. When nefarious plans are put into action, Mary’s fledgling trust will be tested, and fear will raise its ugly head, tempting her to retreat. Will Gabe be able to survive the onslaught and finally prove to Mary that she can trust him to protect her heart with his very life?

Mary: To Protect Her Heart is the third episode in Leenie Brown’s Other Pens, Mansfield Park Series of books. If you like well-written stories of sweet transformation with swoon-worthy, gallant heroes and strong yet vulnerable heroines, then you will enjoy this story about overcoming the past and learning to trust.

So, put the kettle on, grab your copy of Mary: To Protect Her Heart, and let Gabe and Mary’s story guide you through rough seas into the welcoming safe haven of deep, enduring love.

Tom: To Secure His Legacy (Other Pens, Mansfield Park Book 4) by Leenie Brown

Sometimes, when a gentleman wants to secure his future and mend the errors of his past, all he needs is Faith.

Tom Bertram spent his life chasing pleasure until a gate proved too tall for his horse. Now, having faced his own mortality, he is a changed man. He plans to be all that he should be so that he can secure his legacy. If only he had paid more attention to his lessons, he would be able to fix his follies on his own. However, he did not, and now, he must enlist the help of a financial expert.

Faith Eldridge has witnessed the devastation of living to excess and possesses the skills necessary to protect her future from such calamity. Despite her best efforts to keep her activities secret, her talent has not gone unnoticed, and she soon finds herself in a position to lend aid to a gentleman in desperate need of assistance in recouping his losses.

When Tom meets Faith, he doesn’t realize that they have met before — well, they have sort of met before — but that’s a secret Faith hopes to keep Tom from discovering. However, when her student turns out to be as clever as he is handsomely distracting, and when Tom finds his tutor more than a trifle alluring, can any secret be concealed? And when tragedy strikes, can Tom secure both his legacy and his heart, or will his heart be the price he must pay for his former behaviour?

Tom: To Secure his Legacy is the fourth episode in Leenie Brown’s Other Pens, Mansfield Park series of books. If you like well-written stories with charmingly resolute heroes bent on bettering their lives and practical yet compassionate heroines determined to choose their own future, then you will enjoy this story about overcoming the past and learning that love is far more valuable than a healthy financial portfolio.

So, put the kettle on, grab your copy of Tom: To Secure his Legacy, and discover with Tom and Faith that taking risks is necessary when securing a happily ever after.

Addie: To Wager on Her Future (Other Pens, Mansfield Park Book 5) by Leenie Brown

Whoever said nothing ventured, nothing gained never had her heart on the line…

Adela Atwood grew up immersed in the world of horse breeding and racing. She comes from a family of risk-takers. Ignoring the usual rearing for a girl, her father allowed Addie to take the reins of her own destiny, and she has sat in life’s saddle ever since. Unfortunately, her brother is also a gambler and, unlike Addie, is no stranger to losing. This time, however, it is more than mere pounds at stake as Addie’s beloved horse and maybe even her brother’s life are caught up in the bargain.

Robert Eldridge was also raised surrounded by horses. In fact, he is the owner of a stable of animals which have often placed well in the races at Newcastle. When his friend nearly died the previous year, he learned that sometimes when you gamble, you lose, and some things are more precious than money.

With her father lying at death’s door and her brother facing a formidable adversary, Addie’s life is set on end. Robert, who is visiting the Atwood’s neighbors at Mansfield Park, feels compelled to offer his assistance in helping sort out the mess Addie’s brother has created.

What should have been a simple scheme to rid the Atwoods of a problem, draws Robert in and places him in a precarious position that will require them to combine their talents if they hope to have a chance at success against their foe. However, Addie knows all too well that losses are part of the gamble. Many things are irreplaceable in life, but her heart would be the most precious thing of all to lose.

Addie: To Wager on Her Future is the fifth episode in Leenie Brown’s Other Pens, Mansfield Park series of books. If you like well-written sweet Regency romance determined and brave heroines where trouble abounds, then you will enjoy this story about risking it all to claim what is truly most dear.

So, put the kettle on, grab your copy of Addie: To Wager on Her Future, and discover with Addie and Robert that some wagers are well-worth the risk.

His Beautiful Bea (Touches of Austen Book 1) by Leenie Brown

She loves his brother. He wishes to see her happy. But neither expected this outcome.

Graeme Clayton has always thought of his brother, Everett, as a bit of a blockhead. However, when Everett seems to prefer a fawning and flirtatious lady over Beatrice Tierney, Graeme knows that his brother is not just a bit of a blockhead but a complete and utter fool!

Knowing that Beatrice secretly loves Everett and despite his opinion of his brother’s mental faculties, Graeme vows to do his part to bring the two together. For to Graeme, there is nothing more important than seeing his lovely neighbour and good friend happy.

Beatrice Tierney has long harboured feelings for Graeme’s younger brother, who is serious and thoughtful ─ or at least he used to be. Now, she fears she must watch any hope she had of ever securing his heart slip away forever.

However, she is not destined to watch alone. Graeme has positioned himself as her champion and with his help, she just might find both true happiness and love.

His Beautiful Bea is part of Leenie Brown’s Touches of Austen Collection of original stories inspired by the writings of Jane Austen. If you like well-written, sweet and gentle romance, then you will love this story of realizing that true love was beside you all the time by Leenie Brown.

So, put the kettle on, grab your copy of His Beautiful Bea, and let this sweet romance soothe away the worries of the day.

His Darling Friend (Touches of Austen Book 2) by Leenie Brown

He’s known her for her whole life, but he’s never thought of her like this until now.

House parties are notoriously dangerous for the gentleman who wishes to remain single, and Roger Shelton would be avoiding the one at the Abernathys’ if it wasn’t his best friend’s birthday.

Victoria Hamilton is only attending the Abernathys’ house party to please her mother. She has no thought of finding a husband amongst the hopeful gentlemen in attendance. In fact, she expects that the party will be rather dull. However, when her friend arrives, boredom becomes the least of her worries.

While Roger is not ready to give up his bachelor ways just yet, he’s not opposed to helping others find their way to marital bliss — especially, if that someone is a marriage-minded miss who seems to be fond of him. Therefore, when Roger enlists Victoria’s help in his matchmaking scheme, he only means to keep himself safe from being caught in the parson’s trap.

However, his intentions change along the way, when he discovers that avoiding marriage is the last thing he wants to do for there is a lady who has long held his heart. It is a realization that has been a long time coming, but with schemers playing their games, is it a realization which is made too late?

His Darling Friend is part of Leenie Brown’s Touches of Austen Collection of sweet Regency romances. If you like stories featuring roguish heroes with a flair for being shocking and heroines who blush and scold as a result, you’ll enjoy this tale about best friends discovering that sometimes the perfect match is as close as boy or girl next door.

So, put the kettle on, grab your copy of His Darling Friend, and join Roger and Victoria at the Abernathy’s house party where scheming gone wrong is the entertainment of choice.

Her Secret Beau (Touches of Austen Book 3) by Leenie Brown

With a sister like she has, keeping her suitor a secret is a must. 

Have a season. Meet some handsome gentlemen. Be courted by at least one, fall in love, and live happily ever after. That’s all Grace Love wants. However, when a lady has a sister like Grace does, getting what she wants is going to take a bit of subterfuge.

When a pretty stranger shares a secret smile with Walter Blakesley in the park, his curiosity is aroused. Then, when the same lady refuses his offer to dance but not because she does not want to dance with him, his interest in her intensifies, leaving him unable to reject her proposal to meet in secret.

What Walter finds when he finally meets Grace is an intriguing and lively young woman who possesses a  tender heart and a determined, yet gentle, spirit. She is exactly what he has been looking for, and he would gladly shout his admiration of her to the world.

However, Grace is unwilling to allow him to proclaim his attachment, for she has lost more than one gentleman to her sister already and losing Walter would be the greatest devastation imaginable. Unfortunately, no matter what steps Grace has taken to protect herself from such a tragedy, they may not be enough, and a love forged in secret may only ever be a bittersweet memory of what could have been.

Her Secret Beau is the third book in Leenie Brown’s Touches of Austen Collection. If you like coming of age stories where the heroine discovers the depth and faithfulness of abiding love while the hero stands stalwartly by her side as she does, then you’ll enjoy this sweet Regency romance about secret smiles, clandestine meetings, dissimulation, and indelible love.

So, put the kettle on, grab your copy of Her Secret Beau, and join Grace and Walter as they pretend not to be courting while irrevocably losing their hearts to each other.

Two Days Before Christmas (Darcy Family Holidays Book 1) by Leenie Brown

How does a lady mend her brother’s broken heart?

Georgiana Darcy is less than pleased when her brother returns to town before he is expected. However, after greeting him and seeing that he is more morose than when he left, she becomes concerned.  Convinced that she knows the reason behind Darcy’s despondency, Georgiana sets out to remedy the problem and present her brother with the best Christmas gift ever — an unbroken heart.

Netherfield sits empty.  Mr. Collins has been refused, and Elizabeth Bennet’s mother is suffering from a serious case of nerves.  There is only one thing to be done. Elizabeth and her sister must be sent to town in the hopes that one or both might secure a husband.

Tossed into each other’s paths, Darcy and Elizabeth renew their acquaintance and must decide how to proceed.  Will Darcy continue to flee from the lady who has stolen his heart? Will Elizabeth be able to decipher Darcy’s true character? Or will both be left lonely and broken-hearted this Christmas?

Two Days Before Christmas is just one of Leenie Brown’s numerous Pride and Prejudice inspired stories. If you like well-written, sweet romance with surprising twists, open-minded heroines, and tender heroes then you’ll love this story where gifts from the heart and love take center stage.

So, put the kettle on, grab your copy of Two Days Before Christmas, and get wrapped up in this sweet Christmas romance today.

One Winter’s Eve (Darcy Family Holidays Book 2) by Leenie Brown

He’s an annoyance. She’s a puzzle. Together, they make sparks fly.

Caroline Bingley ‘s greatest desire is to marry a wealthy gentleman with an estate. However, Pemberley and its master have been lost.  While this is a most unfortunate turn of events, it’s not the worst of it, for Caroline’s brother insists that he will marry his most recent angel despite the lady’s ridiculous family.

And Caroline? Well, she must return to Netherfield and perform the part of perfect hostess for her brother and the gentleman she has lost, as well as his sister and his annoyingly direct cousin.

Colonel Richard Fitzwilliam has always found Caroline Bingley attractive. However, by focusing on her sharp tongue, he has deftly managed to avoid any entanglement that might threaten his plan not to marry.

Until now.

Having been challenged to re-evaluate his opinion of Caroline, Richard has found himself unable to resist the puzzle she presents.

While Richard attempts to understand and Caroline attempts not to offend, love works its magic causing hearts to become engaged. But is love’s enchantment powerful enough for a gentleman bent on remaining single and a lady equally as determined to marry only a man with an estate to come to an understanding? Or will love find itself rejected and shivering under the stars of a winter’s night?

One Winter’s Eve is the sequel to Two Days Before Christmas and just one of Leenie Brown’s numerous Pride and Prejudice inspired stories. If you like well-written, sweet romance starring a flawed heroine in need of guidance and a determined hero bent on seeing her improve, then you’ll love this story where love rises above imperfections revealing itself as an instrument that is matchless in its ability to affect change and bring lasting joy.

So, put the kettle on, pick up your copy of One Winter’s Eve, and snuggle in for a sweet romantic read.

A Scandal in Springtime (Darcy Family Holidays Book 3) by Leenie Brown

Insults, apologies, and kisses

A lady must make a good impression if she wishes to secure a handsome husband during her first season in town, and Kitty Bennet is determined to be successful.

Trefor Linton might have best friends who were rakes, but he’s never been one to step outside the bounds of propriety. Indeed, he has spent a good deal of time reminding his friends of those boundaries.

However, when Trefor and Kitty’s worlds collide, quite literally, the result is going to be a tantalizingly delicious tale that will set tongues wagging.

A Scandal in Springtime is the third book in Leenie Brown’s Darcy Family Holidays series. If you like well-written sweet romances laced with humor and accidental scandal, then you’ll enjoy this story about discovering that love doesn’t always make sense or fit inside the rules.

So, put the kettle on, grab your copy of A Scandal in Springtime, and join Kitty and Trefor as they stumble down their path to happily ever after.

And Then Love (Willow Hall Romance Book 1) by Leenie Brown

She needs a rescue. He’s her only hope.

When Lucy Tolson’s father dies, she must either marry quickly or go to live with her uncle. For Lucy, there is only one choice, and his name is Philip Dobney.

To be presented with an offer of marriage from a long time friend is shocking to be sure! But the thought is not unwelcome. After all, Philip, who has recently received the living at Kympton, is in need of a wife, and Lucy is more than qualified to be a parson’s wife.

However, what seems to be a simple solution soon becomes complicated when Lucy’s uncle and Wickham show up with plans to gain enough money to cover debts and secure the living that Wickham, at one time, refused. Events from the past combined with threats in the present threaten to tear Lucy and Philip apart unless Darcy can help his friends save their blossoming love and rid Lucy of her uncle once and for all.

And Then Love, set in the spring before Darcy goes to Hertfordshire, is a Pride and Prejudice variation prequel and the first book in Leenie Brown’s Willow Hall Romance Series. If you like well-written sweet romance that features ruthless, scheming villains and characters who capture your heart and become your friends, then you’ll love this story about good triumphing over evil and a marriage of convenience that is so much more.

So put the kettle on, grab your copy of And Then Love, and make your first visit to Willow Hall, a place where love is bound to surprise you and which you will wish to visit over and over again.

The Tenant’s Guest (Willow Hall Romance Book 2) by Leenie Brown

He was checking on tenants. She was visiting family. 

Both were about to receive a second chance.

When Fitzwilliam Darcy bought Willow Hall, he thought he was helping a friend escape an untenable situation. Little did he know he was purchasing a second chance for his own happiness. However, when he returns to Derbyshire to prepare for his friend’s visit, that is exactly what he finds when he meets his tenant’s guest.

Elizabeth Bennet has long regretted her harsh refusal of Mr. Darcy’s proposal and, though she expects never to see him again, she also longs to be able to make things right. When she is sent ahead of her aunt and uncle to visit the Abbots at Willow Hall, she finds herself suddenly thrust back into Darcy’s circle and given the chance she desires.

Just when Darcy and Elizabeth are set to embark on a second chance at happiness, an unexpected visitor arrives at Willow Hall, causing quite a stir and presenting a problem which could hinder our dear couple’s happy future.

The Tenant’s Guest, which is set in the summer after Darcy’s dreadful first proposal, is Leenie Brown’s second installment in her Willow Hall Romance Series. If you like Austen-inspired sweet romance about discovering love in unexpected places, then you’ll love this Pride and Prejudice variation about claiming a second chance and holding onto it with both hands, come what may.

So, put the kettle on, grab your copy of The Tenant’s Guest, and join Darcy and Elizabeth at Willow Hall as they rediscover their love for each other while surrounded by family and friends.

Readers might like to know:
Some events at the end of The Tenant’s Guest are left unresolved as they will be the basis for the plot in Willow Hall Romance book 3.

So Very Unexpcted (Willow Hall Romance Book 3) by Leenie Brown

When plans go awry, the results, much like the lady who made them, can be very unexpected.

Marrying Lieutenant Wickham is not part of Lydia Bennet’s plans. He was a means to an end, a guide to Derbyshire, and nothing more. However, when she arrives at Willow Hall in his company, her relatives see the situation differently. Unwilling to be forced into a marriage with Wickham, Lydia flees into the night.

When Marcus Dobney goes to check on his mother’s cottage, he discovers the pretty yet vexing Lydia Bennet hiding in it. Although she is determined to continue on her way, Marcus is resolved to see her safely back to her family at Willow Hall — no matter how much she protests!

Thwarted in her attempt to flee and willing to sacrifice to be free of Wickham, Lydia develops another plan, but getting her family to accept her ideas and view her as anything other than foolish and silly will require help. Thankfully, Marcus is just the friend she needs. With his help, Lydia, as well as her family and the many new friends she finds in Derbyshire, will discover her true potential. However, when this plan does not go exactly as expected, will Lydia find the happiness and acceptance she seeks, or will she return home in disgrace?

So Very Unexpected is the third installment in Leenie Brown’s Willow Hall Romance Series. If you like Austen-inspired sweet romance about discovering love in unexpected places, then you’ll love this Pride and Prejudice variation about taking responsibility for one’s actions while learning about oneself and love along the way.

So, put the kettle on, grab your copy of So Very Unexpected, and join Lydia on a very unexpected journey to acceptance and happily ever after at Willow Hall.

At All Costs (Willow Hall Romance Book 4) by Leenie Brown

She’s trying to forget him, but he’ll stop at nothing to reclaim her heart.

When Jane Bennet travels to Derbyshire, she hopes a change of scenery will help mend her broken heart. However, her new surroundings do not offer the peace and comfort she seeks, for just days after she arrives, so does the very man she is attempting to forget.

When Charles Bingley travels to Derbyshire, he is determined to win back the heart of the lady he loves. It is a task that proves more difficult than expected. However, having compromised what was of greatest value once, he will not do so again, and both friend and foe discover that behind Bingley’s pleasant facade lies surprising hidden depths.

At All Costs is the fourth book in Leenie Brown’s Willow Hall Romance Series of Pride and Prejudice Variations. If you like Austen-inspired romance with a touch of mystery and characters who will delight and surprise you, then you will love this story of reclaiming and protecting love.

So, pour a cup of tea, grab your copy of At All Costs, and escape into a world of sweet romance laced with intrigue today.

The Willow Hall Romance Series is enjoyed best when read in order.

Better than She Deserved: A Willow Hall Sequel (Willow Hall Romance Book 5) by Leenie Brown

She’s in need of a husband, and he’s determined to be her only choice.

Caroline Bingley has always aspired to be the mistress of a great estate and leave her ties to trade behind. In fact, she has spent the last two seasons actively attempting to secure Pemberley, so she is less than pleased when a country nobody snatches her prize away from her. She is not the sort of lady, however, to quit the field without a parting shot. But this time, those rumours will be her own undoing.

Franklin Rhett was once captivated by a young lady who showed deference to a shop girl, and he is on a mission to make that lady his wife. It doesn’t matter to him that she has become somewhat of a shrew or that he doesn’t meet all of her qualifications to be an acceptable choice. He sees the lady she could and should be, and he’s not afraid to eliminate the competition while teaching his future bride a well-deserved and long overdue lesson.

Better Than She Deserved is a sequel to Leenie Brown’s Willow Hall Romance Series of Pride and Prejudice Variations. If you like Austen-inspired romance where a flawed heroine is made to come face to face with her faults and sins, then you will enjoy this story of loving someone enough to see her improve.

So, pour a cup of tea, grab your copy of Better Than She Deserved, and escape into a world of sweet romance tinged with the vibrant hues of redemption.

Thunder, Mist, and Frost (Nature’s Fury and Delights Volume 1) by Leenie Brown

Whether pushed forward by a rumble of thunder, revealed when the morning mist lifts, or etched like a frosty reminder of beauty in the cold heart of winter, love will find her home in the hearts of each of the couples in these three sweet Regency romance half-hour reads.

Thunder  (A Pride and Prejudice Variation Novelette)

Fitzwilliam Darcy is out for a ride when a distant rumble of thunder forces him to seek shelter from the coming storm. What he finds when he steps inside his father’s cottage is so much more than merely a refuge.

Morning Mist (A Sense and Sensibility Variation Novelette)

To Marianne Dashwood, there is nothing more refreshing in the entire world than a walk in the morning mist. She relishes these rambles where she can allow her imagination to run free. However, when she comes upon a handsome stranger, she discovers that her daydreams cannot compare to the real enchantment of love.

Frosted Windowpanes (A Touches of Austen Novelette)

In an attempt to distance himself from the pain of rejection, Patrick Mullins left Ashmore Hall four years ago. Now, just before Christmas, he has returned, brought home by the deaths of both his mother and brother. However, the painful memories that he finds upon his arrival threaten to drive him away once more until the determination of the lady he loves proves to him that just like the frost brings beauty to the coldness of winter, beauty can rise out of sorrow.

The three stories in Nature’s Fury and Delights: Thunder, Mist, and Frost showcase Leenie Brown’s ability to craft Austen-inspired and original tales that transport a reader to a different time and a different place where the characters come alive and the romance is always sweet. If you have half an hour to spend wrapped up in the first blushes or the warm renewal of love, grab your copy of Nature’s Fury and Delights: Thunder, Mist, and Frost and settle in for a lovely treat.

The Dreams: Will Set You Free by Sherrie Brown

What do you believe when your dreams and nightmares are about the same thing?

Miss Elizabeth Bennet realizes she is in love with Mr. Darcy. Overwhelmed by dreams and unsure of his feelings towards her.

Elizabeth must figure out how to approach Mr. Darcy and tell him; she made a mistake turning down his proposal.

Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy is in love with Elizabeth. Plagued by dreams, he decides to ask her to marry him a second time. How can he convince his Aunt Catherine that marrying Anne is not in his future?

While talking, they discover an interesting phenomenon concerning their dreams. Are two people able to dream the same dream? Will Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy find the courage to fight their nightmares? Will they find the courage needed to fight for each other; or will they let their nightmares win?

This story is written using the Point of View (POV) perspective of both Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy. Some scenes are very similar to each other; however, their feelings are different.

Chaos and Courtship (Elizabeth Bennet Cozy Mystery Book 1) by Erin Butler

In this complete reimagining of Pride and Prejudice, Erin Butler places a mystery inside one of the most beloved titles of all time.

All of Meryton is in a state of shock.

Mr. Petrie, the shopkeeper, has been found dead. Worse yet for the Bennet family, their father is implicated in the murder. It could not have come at a more abhorrent time as Mr. Bingley has just settled at Netherfield and the whole family has high hopes of one of their daughter’s marrying the gentleman.

Elizabeth knows what must be done. In order for her family to keep its good name, the stain of guilt must be removed. The murderer must be sought–and she is the one to do it. Through inquiries and mishaps, and a little help from Mr. Darcy, Elizabeth stumbles upon the answers to bring her closer to the truth. Will Elizabeth discover the murderer’s true identity, or will Meryton lay in wait of another tragedy?

This Pride & Prejudice variation is suitable for all ages.

Mayhem and Muslin (Elizabeth Bennet Cozy Mystery Book 2) by Erin Butler

People do not die of colds, but they might of poisoning.

Jane Bennet has been invited to Netherfield to dine with Miss Bingley and Mrs. Hurst. While there, she is struck down by what they believe to be an illness, but when the doctor comes to visit her, he tells them she has been poisoned.

Elizabeth must again play detective to find out who has poisoned her sister. Will she find the culprit in time? Or will something worse happen to dear Jane?

Courting Mr. Darcy by Erin Butler

In this tale, Erin Butler has turned the classic story of Elizabeth and Darcy on its head. She begs to answer the question, ‘What if Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth were good friends since childhood? How then would their love grow?’

The great Darcy family took Elizabeth in when she was but a child. Now that she is eighteen, she is an amiable companion for Mrs. Darcy, who has since become ill. Her physician has prescribed her some time in Bath and there, Mr. Darcy joins them. Elizabeth and Fitzwilliam are the best of friends. For Elizabeth, however, it is much more than that.

After not seeing Elizabeth for six months, Fitzwilliam finds her much altered. He is determined to see her comfortably married and escorts her about Bath in hopes she catches the eye of an eligible young suitor. This is too painful for Elizabeth, who has only sought the affection of one man.

When truths are laid bare, will Darcy be able to overcome his sisterly affection for her? Or is their love ruined before it even had a chance?

This Pride and Prejudice variation is suitable for all ages.

Fates Entwined by Erin Butler

In this What if Pride & Prejudice variation, Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth have not seen each other since she refused his proposal in Kent.

With Mr. Bennet dead, the Bennet daughters have had to make do on their own. Elizabeth is employed by Mr. and Mrs. Waters in London as their governess, while Jane and Mrs. Bennet live with the Gardiner’s. Becoming used to her new world, Elizabeth is happy to forget all about her previous station until Mr. Darcy is thrust upon her again. As it turns out, Mrs. Waters is none other than Mr. Darcy’s sister.

Mr. Darcy is shocked to see that Elizabeth Bennet has been reduced to her present state. His visit to London is filled with awkwardness until Georgiana is taken ill. Once he sees Miss Bennet rise to the occasion, he surely cannot forget the woman she once was.

Fate has secured Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth Bennet together, they need only find a different path there.

Jane Austen is my BFF by Erin Butler

Sixteen-year-old Liza Johnson takes fangirl to a whole new level of crazy when she decides to take dating advice from her literary hero: Jane Austen.

With the help of her best friends, Liza sheds her ancient-speak and complete Austen wardrobe for something a bit more modern in an attempt at finding her very own Mr. Darcy.

Enter Will, the new kid and Liza’s Darcy incarnate. Add her BFF’s ex to mix and the sexy Brit who kisses with an accent, and Liza is in trouble.

So, what’s a girl to do? Without her mom to go to relationship advice, Liza turns to the only person she can truly trust with matters of the heart via her mother’s copy of THE COMPLETED WORKS OF JANE AUSTEN.

It’s too bad Austen’s heroines have never played Spin the Bottle or Seven Minutes in Heaven. Liza’s determined to find her true Austen-esque happy ending, but if she can’t trust herself instead of books, she just might end up in her own tragic love story.

Pride’s Remedy by Erin Butler

In this new ‘What if’ Pride and Prejudice variation by Erin Butler, the idea that Elizabeth’s first impressions of Mr. Darcy were false are explored.

Mr. Darcy was an intolerably proud gentleman, or was he?

Elizabeth Bennet happens upon Mr. Darcy outside the Meryton assembly. Her medicinal instincts kick in when she notices that Mr. Darcy is injured. She offers the gentleman her aid, but he declines. However, headstrong Elizabeth will not let the matter go. She inquires after his health again at Lucas Lodge and finds that he is not the proud man that all of Meryton assumes he is.

It is not until Jane falls sick at Netherfield that Elizabeth has a chance to see him again. She is determined to help her sister and therefore, brings her entire medicine cabinet filled with plants and spices to cure illness. Once there, Elizabeth is caught up in curing her sister, and enjoying the delightful conversations with Mr. Darcy.

When Mrs. Bennet visits, will Mr. Darcy’s love prove true? Or will the want of propriety of Elizabeth’s relations deter him from taking her as his wife?

Darcy’s Wife Search (Darcy Marriage Series Book 1) by Zoe Burton

His life is peaceful, if lonely. Hers is anything but. Will the chaos of her family keep the apart?

When Fitzwilliam Darcy meets Elizabeth Bennet in Hyde Park, he is intrigued. While she is not the classic English beauty he is used to seeing, he is drawn to her sparkling personality, not to mention her connections. The more he learns about her, the deeper in love he falls. Then he meets her mother.

Elizabeth Bennet is visiting her aunt and uncle in London when she meets Darcy. While she likes him very much, she is certain that he could have no interest in her, especially once he meets her beautiful older sister. Despite her certainty of his indifference, Elizabeth falls in love with him. Her delight is complete when Darcy proposes, and she accepts. When her mother disparages them both, Elizabeth fears losing the love of her life. Will Darcy remain steadily by her side, or will he walk away?

Darcy’s Wife Search is the first book of Zoe Burton’s Darcy Marriage series. If you like protective heroes, witty heroines, and sweet romance, you’ll love this Pride & Prejudice novella variation. So pick up a copy, settle into your favorite reading spot, and lose yourself in the world of love.

Lady Catherine Impedes by Zoe Burton

Two calculating cousins. Three cunning plots. One forced marriage.

Fitzwilliam Darcy and his wife, Elizabeth, think they are safely married. Not everyone agrees. Darcy’s aunt, her daughter, and Elizabeth’s cousin are determined to separate them.

When Lady Catherine de Bourgh discovers that her nephew has married, she is disappointed. She soon learns that she cannot let it go, and so travels to Hertfordshire to confront her new niece. When her plot fails, the true impetus behind her visit is revealed.

Lady Catherine Impedes is the second book in Zoe Burton’s Darcy Marriage Series. If you like unique plot twists, fast-paced action, and sweet romance, you will love this page-turning Jane Austen Fan Fiction novella. Pick up Lady Catherine Impedes today to discover the lengths to which love will go to protect those that mean the most.

Caroline’s Censure by Zoe Burton

One newly married couple plus one troublemaking best friend’s sister equals a challenge to face.

Fitzwilliam and Elizabeth Darcy have already dealt with plenty of people who object to their marriage. Now they are faced with one more.

Caroline Bingley, Darcy’s best friend’s sister, has always wanted Darcy for herself. Now that he is married and can no longer be hers, she resents the new Mrs. Darcy and will stop at nothing to cause discord between the newly-wedded couple. When she hires someone to make it appear that Darcy is unfaithful, will Elizabeth believe his claims of innocence, or will she turn away from him and live a life of mistrust and heartbreak?

Caroline’s Censure is the third book in Zoe Burton’s Darcy Marriage Series. If you like catty villains, devoted heroes, and sweet romance, you’ll love this Pride and Prejudice novella variation. Purchase Caroline’s Censure to read the Darcys’ latest adventure today.

Mr. Darcy’s Love by Zoe Burton

In this Pride & Prejudice short story, Elizabeth Bennet is injured immediately after overhearing Fitzwilliam Darcy insult her at the Meryton Assembly. She loses all memory of the incident. Without her feelings of offense, their relationship starts off on a better foot, which leads them to love far sooner than would happen otherwise. This in turn leads Elizabeth to react differently to those who would try to derail their happiness. Mr. Collins, Mr. Wickham, Lady Catherine, and even Miss Bingley will soon find themselves in places they never imagined they would be. This story contains a non-graphic attempted sexual assault scene.

Elizabeth by Christie Capps

He could have anything he wanted…except her.

Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy finds himself in the unusual position of chasing a woman rather than being chased.

Miss Elizabeth Bennet is exasperated as Mr. Darcy, the rudest man of her acquaintance, is being nice—to her! How can she continue to despise a man who apologizes so well?

Based on Jane Austen’s classic novel, Pride & Prejudice, Mr. Darcy’s arrogance and pride are equally matched by Miss Elizabeth’s prejudice. While Mr. Darcy hesitates to speak, his cousin, Colonel Fitzwilliam, quite against his canon character, blurts his thought in the most inconvenient manner, adding to Darcy’s distress. In this fast-paced novella set in Regency England, can they both overcome strongly entrenched personalities and the attempts to matchmake by the colonel to discover peace and happiness? Of course, they can. This is Mr. Darcy and his Elizabeth, he hopes.

For Pemberley by Christie Capps

TIMELESS ROMANCE FOR THE BUSY READER

TRIGGER WARNING: Chapter One has a FAILED sexual assault with no description of the attack itself. However, the emotional impacts are felt throughout the story.

Can love grow from adversity?

An attempted assault leaves Miss Elizabeth Bennet seeking tender comfort from the man she had, at one time, abhorred. Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy’s gentle compassion fosters a budding affection as the couple grows to acknowledge each other’s weaknesses and failings while recognizing their own.

From Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, we know Mr. Darcy as a man willing to make phenomenal changes for the woman he loves. Once proud and arrogant, he transforms into the gentleman women have admired for centuries. Through Elizabeth’s eyes, we come to know him and see beyond the surface to the inner man—a man willing to give all he has for the woman he admires.

As our heroine struggles with the aftermath of that life-changing event, we discover a strength of character we can admire and emulate. Not even the vile Mr. Wickham can keep Elizabeth Bennet from her happily-ever-after with the man of her dreams—Mr. Darcy.

A Forever Kind of Love by Christie Capps

The best-laid plans of mice and men did NOT have a wife!

In this sweet Regency variation of Jane Austen’s Pride & Prejudice, Fitzwilliam Darcy’s eldest son sets out to seek a bride. Alexander Fitzwilliam Darcy is the spitting image of his father—in looks, temperament, and his inability to impress a woman not particularly wanting to be impressed.

Darcy, against the loving advice of his intelligent wife, decides to help his son along. In the process, the forever kind of love our dear couple has for each other is displayed as tenderness meets stubbornness and affection meets determination.

Come along for the bumpy ride between Darcy & Elizabeth as love blooms at Pemberley—or does it?

Henry by Christie Capps

He likes her. She hates him. The puppy loves them both.

Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy and Miss Elizabeth Bennet get off to a rocky start. Can three-month-old Scottish sheepdog, Henry, herd two stubborn individuals together long enough to realize they are the perfect partners for a lifetime?

Join in the frustration and fun when Mr. Darcy is forced to retrieve his errant puppy daily as Henry scampers from Netherfield Park to Elizabeth’s home of Longbourn. Told from her point of view, when she repeatedly spies haughty Mr. Darcy humbly showing affection to the puppy, Elizabeth is forced to acknowledge that first impressions might not always be accurate. Danger lurks, causing them to work together until Henry is safe.

Is Mr. Darcy’s bark worse than his bite? Will Elizabeth remain as stubborn as a dog with a bone? This 20,000-word novella is a blend of cranky personalities, blooming affection, and wagging puppy tails. Enjoy this Regency variation of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice—where it truly is a dog’s life.

His Frozen Heart by Christie Capps

Can she melt his frozen heart?

Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy arrived in Hertfordshire with his sister’s words ringing in his ears. “You have a heart of stone.” He had no reason to doubt Georgiana Darcy. Or so he thought—until he met Miss Elizabeth Bennet.

Each time he was in her company, Miss Elizabeth’s impertinence chipped away at Darcy with her wit and kindness. By the time autumn turned into winter, he was captivated. In the springtime, Darcy felt stirrings of love. By summer, he would do whatever it took to convince her he was a worthy gentleman with a warm heart brimming with tender affection.

Lost and Found by Christie Capps

TIMELESS ROMANCE FOR THE BUSY READER

When he lost his heart to her, he found happiness.

Miss Elizabeth Bennet is missing—vanishing without a trace from the library at Rosings Park.

Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy feels duty-bound to find the most frustrating young lady of his acquaintance. He is Elizabeth’s sworn enemy. Yet, when he comes to her rescue, she is forced to rethink her opinion.

Trapped together for hours, each layer of their character is revealed until their masks are gone, and their worst fears are shared. Will Mr. Darcy’s arrogant pride keep him from finding tender affection and happiness? Will her prejudice withstand trials so a man worthy of her affection will not be lost?

In this sweet, angst-filled Regency variation of Jane Austen’s Pride & Prejudice, our dear couple overcome all odds to find a love for the ages…or do they?

Mr. Darcy’s Bad Day by Christie Capps

TIMELESS ROMANCE FOR THE BUSY READER

How could one simple decision change the course of a man’s life? In this fast-paced novella set in Regency England, Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy of Pemberley in Derbyshire and Darcy House in London, finds himself unwillingly, or possibly, willingly attached to Miss Elizabeth Bennet. With visions of their life ahead, he presses forward until everyone in her family and his are finally convinced they are a match made in heaven. Or, are they?

Based on Jane Austen’s classic novel, Pride & Prejudice, Mr. Darcy’s arrogance and pride seems to be a constant source of bitter frustration to his betrothed. He is surprised to find these less-than-sterling qualities trip himself up a time or two…or three, as well.

With his pride and her prejudice, will Darcy and Elizabeth ever get the happily-ever-after they desire? Enjoy Mr. Darcy’s point-of-view as he tells a tale that might take you by surprise. It sure did him.

Mr. Darcy’s Bad Day is appropriate for all readers.This story can be read in about an hour and is just under 100 pages.

One Bride and Two Grooms by Christie Capps

WHEN YOU WANT HER ONLY CHOICE TO BE YOU

In this fast-paced novella set in Regency England, Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy has competition for the hand of the only woman he will ever love. Making a poor first impression, he had no idea how far out of the hole he needed to dig himself until she could view him as anything other than arrogant and unworthy.

Miss Elizabeth Bennet loathed Mr. Darcy. His selfish disdain for the feelings of others, including herself, made him the last man on earth she would ever marry. Of course, she felt the same about his competition.

Based on Jane Austen’s classic novel, Pride & Prejudice, will Darcy and Elizabeth ever obtain the happily-ever-after they desire? With each other? Enjoy Darcy’s point-of-view as he tells a tale that might take you by surprise. It sure did the both of them.

The Perfect Gift by Christie Capps

On the path to love, will Elizabeth ever catch up?

In this sweet modern variation of Jane Austen’s Pride & Prejudice, Fitzwilliam Darcy has been his usual prideful/arrogant self and Elizabeth Bennet would rather have gum stuck to her shoe than be stuck in a room with him.

When the turmoil of having a pre-teen sibling reach puberty knocks Darcy off his pedestal, his only saving grace will be the one woman who confounds him, teases him, torments him, and intrigues him. They say love is blind, but is it totally insensible as well?

Follow along as Elizabeth’s journey to happily-ever-after is filled with obstacles, roadblocks, and her own obliviousness to Darcy’s growing affections. Will she ever find her way?

A Reason to Hope by Christie Capps

Desperate circumstances equal desperate decisions

Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy has reason to believe he does not have long to live. Knowing he needs an heir, he offers marriage to the only lady who has caught his eye and held his interest: Miss Elizabeth Bennet.

Once exposed to the gentleman’s vulnerability, Elizabeth realizes she may have misjudged him. When he extends to her the opportunity of eventually becoming an independent woman, she accepts his unexpected offer to wed. Both vow to feel only gratitude toward the other. The last thing either wants is to suffer the heartbreak of falling in love when their future is uncertain.

As the couple explore treatment options and listen to sound advice, they are drawn into a love that will last through the ages. Will Darcy and Elizabeth overcome all odds to have their happily-ever-after? (Of course! I always write happy endings.)

Pemberley Dreams: Two Pride and Prejudice Re-imaginings for the Price of One by Josie Case

Pemberley Dreams has a double offering of two full-length romance novels, that’s two modern-day Pride and Prejudice re-imaginings for the price of one.
In Proud and Prejudicial, Elizabeth Bennet – the youngest female judge in New York legal history – finds the out-of-court antics of hot-shot litigator Fitzwilliam Darcy more than she can bear. Her sister Jane, senior associate at the firm of Collins, Bennet and Collins, is sympathetic, but preoccupied by trouble at the firm and by her on-again-off-again relationship with Bingley, Darcy’s partner. Meanwhile, at the Judge Advocate General’s Office, Lieutenant Lydia Bennet is getting herself into deep trouble with a charming young officer called George Wickham.

Proud and Presidential proposes the scenario; in a presidential election, instead of hating on each other – what if the candidates fell in love?
In this second of our modern-day Pride and Prejudice re-imaginings Congressman Fitz Darcy and Congresswoman Elizabeth Bennet go head-to-head in a race for the White House. And it causes all manner of complications. The budding romance between Darcy’s chief-of-staff, Charles Bingley, and Lizzie’s sister and campaign manager, Jane, crashes on the rocks of Bingley’s exploitation of Lydia Bennet as a source of inside information on the Bennet campaign.
Elsewhere Darcy sends Bingley’s sister Caroline to keep his own little sister, science-geek Georgia Darcy, out of any trouble she might get into on campus. Will the love of a good woman (which woman?) make an honest man of conniving opportunist and struggling law student George Wickham? Should Will Collins and Charlotte Lucas sacrifice their happiness for the sake of Lizzie’s campaign. And will the machinations of political wheeler-dealer Bill Lucas spoil things for absolutely everyone?
Find out in Josie Case’s Pride and Prejudice re-imagining, Proud and Presidential.

Proud and Prejduicial: A Modern Day Re-imagining by Josie Case

In this modern-day Pride and Prejudice reimagining, Elizabeth Bennet – the youngest female judge in New York legal history – finds the out-of-court antics of hot-shot litigator Fitwilliam Darcy more than she can bear. Her sister Jane, senior associate at the firm of Collins, Bennet and Collins, is sympathetic, but preoccupied by trouble at the firm and by the attentions of Bingley, Darcy’s partner. Meanwhile, at the Judge Advocate General’s Office, Leiutenant Lydia Bennet is getting herself into trouble with a young officer called Wickham.

Proud and Presidential: What if the Candidates Fell in Love? by Josie Case

Instead of hating on each other – what if the candidates fell in love?
In this modern-day Pride and Prejudice re-imagining Congressman Fitz Darcy and Congresswoman Elizabeth Bennet go head-to-head in a race for the White House. And it causes all manner of complications. The budding romance between Darcy’s chief-of-staff, Charles Bingley, and Lizzie’s sister and campaign manager, Jane, crashes on the rocks of Bingley’s exploitation of Lydia Bennet as a source of inside information on the Bennet campaign. Elsewhere Darcy sends Bingley’s sister Caroline to keep his own little sister, science-geek Georgia Darcy, out of any trouble she might get into on campus. Will the love of a good woman (which woman?) make an honest man of conniving opportunist and struggling law-student George Wickham? Should Will Collins and Charlotte Lucas sacrifice their happiness for the sake of Lizzie’s campaign. And will the machinations of political wheeler-dealer Bill Lucas spoil things for absolutely everyone?
Find out in Josie Case’s latest Pride and Prejudice re-imagining, Proud and Presidential.

An Unpleasant Walk by C. Rafe Carlson

Elizabeth Bennet thinks she is a great judge of character. However, when Colonel Fitzwilliam decides to take her as his mistress, despite her feelings on the matter, Elizabeth is forced to reconsider. Though not fully violated, she knows that his attack would be the ruination of her entire family. Mr. Darcy, who she had judged to be arrogant, disdainful, and ill-tempered, offers his support and assistance in a gentle and caring manner.

Elizabeth must come to terms with her feelings of guilt and shame, conquer her fears, and learn to trust again.

Progression: Volume 1 by Jodie Covey

Mr. and Mrs. Darcy are beginning their married life and could not be happier. Life, however, must progress, and with progression comes obstacles. No Happily Ever After is ever met with ease, if even such a thing exists.

Told from the viewpoint of several of Jane Austen’s beloved characters is a story about the start of a marriage from wedding day, the devotion of an unconventional couple equal in mind (and obstinacy), the maturing of a shy debutante, the evolving of a gallant soldier, the ambition of an envious upstart, and the trials of a simple clergyman’s wife. Along with the reappearance of familiar characters both adored and despised, new characters are introduced, and new problems arise—and all within the first eight months!

After inadvertently committing yet another social faux pas, Darcy must now prove to Society and his noble relations what he had managed to prove to Elizabeth: That he is a better man for knowing her and that his wife was, indeed, “worth the earning.”

The new Mrs. Darcy, meanwhile, must ingratiate herself to the Society who should rather spurn or pre-judge her.

Georgiana Darcy must emerge from her shell to be presented in the year following the traumatic experience that nearly ruined her.

Colonel Fitzwilliam must step outside his comfort zone, rebel against his father’s wishes and proceed down a path more self-fulfilling, but less safe.

Charlotte Collins must bear daily the directness of an embittered Lady Catherine de Bourgh and the growing isolation of her “sickly” daughter, Anne—not to mention the inanity of a ridiculous husband she barely respects…

And Caroline Bingley must show herself superior to the despised Eliza Bennet Darcy by ensnaring a suitor to rival Mr. Darcy. Be careful what you wish for…

“Progression” is about family, as well as love, passion, fear, courage, integrity, single-minded resolve, and other human qualities that can either make or mar one’s future happiness.

This is the first volume of four.

Progression: Volume 2 by Jodie Covey

A crucial card game, a fencing match, a battle, and a ball! Volume two continues in London, where turmoil and conflict abounds as the Darcys try to make the best of their unavoidable first Season only half a year into the marriage.

Under the guidance of Lady Matlock, both Georgiana and Elizabeth are to be formally introduced to Society’s elite, including a special invitation to meet the illustrious Lady Patronesses of Almack’s, who preside over the most exclusive balls of the Season.

Elizabeth inadvertently becomes the subject of Town gossip at the same time her marriage to William has brought forth new and wonderful circumstances, and finds it difficult to overcome Society’s scrutiny on her own. Will Darcy come to her rescue, or stubbornly ignore what he helped to create?

With Elizabeth’s influence, Georgiana’s once deflated confidence grows stronger by the day, and with it new and troubling doubts about the brother she’d always seen as no less than perfect.

Meanwhile, as a favor to Charles Bingley, Darcy formulates a plan to expose Caroline Bingley’s suitor, the enigmatic Marquess Thornhaugh, as the mercenary he is suspected to be. In order to do so, however, Darcy must enlist the help of not only a reviled relation, but also the hated George Wickham, who claims to know all about the nobleman and is willing to be of service. For a price, of course.

Caroline Bingley is certain that all are against her as she is determined to claim her worthy position as a marchioness. How far will she go to secure her coveted title?

Richard Fitzwilliam forgoes the Season in favor of fighting for King and Country in the war against Napoleon to the bereavement of his family, especially Lord Matlock, who’d always had other plans for this middle son.

Charlotte Collins also ventures to London as companion to Anne de Bourgh, who is determined to break free from her mother’s “protection” and live her own life. Charlotte is optimistic, but is so much independence so swiftly asserted really in the innocent young woman’s best interest?

Despite a deep love and strong bond, fear and uncertainty still plague Mr. and Mrs. Darcy, and a certain marquess cannot seem to help playing to those insecurities as he both antagonizes and challenges Mr. Darcy to a problematic extent. His family’s future at stake, Darcy realizes that proving his love to Elizabeth was only half the battle. Now he must prove it to the World.

This is the second volume of four.

Progression: Volume 3 by Jodie Covey

This is volume three of a four-volume series.

After a long and arduous Season in London, Mr. and Mrs. Darcy wish more than anything to return to Pemberley and await the birth of their first child. Life, however, has other plans for the couple. As Elizabeth’s pregnancy advances, they are ultimately obliged to part long enough to face ordeals without the benefit of each other’s company, comfort and support. Will the separation serve to strengthen or torment them?

Just returned from battle, Richard Fitzwilliam finds himself grudgingly adapting to a life forever altered by a sudden and tragic change of circumstance. His duties vastly more significant, he discovers a threat to his family that cannot be ignored as a nefarious nobleman appears bent on claiming the infatuated Anne de Bourgh’s hand and fortune. Will Fitzwilliam’s honorable endeavors to protect his cousin only make things worse?

Charlotte Collins, meanwhile, is granted no more peace as she frets over her vulnerable friend and her own burgeoning attraction to the local physician. Will her prayers to find serenity in her comfortably secure situation be answered?

Is the scorned Caroline Bingley truly mad, or just horribly bitter? And who will be hurt by her poor judgment as a result?

Is Georgiana Darcy finally ready to make her own decisions, or is it best to continue trusting in her wise, well-intentioned and ever-devoted brother with regards to her future?

For better or worse, Jane Austen’s beloved characters continue to make choices and suffer consequences in this third installment.

A Fortunate Alliance by Emma Crawley

Elizabeth Bennet is excited to finally tour the Lake District with her aunt and uncle. When a storm obligates them to spend the day at their inn, Elizabeth befriends a young girl called Georgiana Wickham, who is travelling with her brother, George. The two become close right away, but it is obvious Mr Wickham is uneasy about their friendship. And it is just as obvious Georgiana is not whom she says she is. Why else would she seem so uncomfortable in her charming brother’s presence?

When Georgiana confesses that she and Mr Wickham have travelled from Ramsgate to elope to Gretna Green, and begs Elizabeth to help her, Elizabeth is determined to do all she can. Including reaching out to Georgiana’s proud brother, Mr Darcy, who is in Bath in search of a wife of his own, and completely unaware of his sister’s plight.

Can Elizabeth help Georgiana escape the avaricious ambitions of Mr Wickham? And will Mr Darcy arrive on time to save her from his old enemy?

When Georgiana disappears with Wickham from her room at the inn, Elizabeth and Darcy are forced to team up to rescue her. And the experience forces a closer intimacy between the two than might otherwise have been expected.

A Covenant of Marriage by S.B. Davis

A Pride & Prejudice variation novella set in Victorian era. Fitzwilliam Darcy is the disgraced and banished son of George Darcy, a captain of industry and his socialite wife Anne. Elizabeth Bennet is the intelligent and opinionated spinster daughter of Mr Bennet, the owner of a large shipping business which has fallen on some financial difficulties. George Darcy offers to ensure the solvency of Mr Bennet’s business but at the cost of a precious commodity.

Expecting His Wife by P.O. Dixon

Miss Elizabeth Bennet has accepted Mr. Darcy’s proposal. Wedding plans are well underway. What could possibly go wrong?

What happens when Elizabeth’s Hertfordshire relations and Mr. Darcy’s aristocratic relations come face to face? Is the couple’s abiding love enough to ensure their path to happily ever after, or will a mishap or two get in their way?

You’ll love how this fast-paced, diverting short story of lasting love and ultimate acceptance unfolds.

§ From the author of more than thirty best-selling Pride and Prejudice variations inspired by Jane Austen’s beloved classic.

Author’s Note: Expecting His Wife is intended for readers on those days when a light and pleasing, and oh so entertaining escape is precisely what is in mind.

Only a Heartbeat Away by P.O. Dixon

Long before he and she meet, Miss Elizabeth Bennet entertains notions of Mr. Darcy as being good-natured, compassionate, and exceedingly handsome. Indeed, everything a gentleman ought to be.

In light of the ardent disdain that he incites in her family and friends at the Meryton assembly, reconciling her favorable impression of him proves deeply unsettling. Hence she goes about making out his true nature.

Boasting to the gentleman of an acquaintance with his worst enemy hardly recommends her to him.

Tempestuous sparks promise to ignite into passionate flames as Darcy and Elizabeth endeavor to sketch each other’s character.

Only a Heartbeat Away: Pride and Prejudice Novella is P. O. Dixon’s ninth adaptation of Jane Austen’s timeless classic.

Pride and Sensuality (Darcy and Elizabeth Short Stories 1) by P.O. Dixon

“Falling in love with Mr. Darcy became so easy once she had made a start.”

With his mind agreeably engaged on the pleasures that await him once he and his dearest, loveliest Elizabeth are man and wife, Darcy’s patience wanes, and he begins to wonder if he will ever find time alone with his betrothed.

Elizabeth is not oblivious of the discomfort Darcy must surely suffer. Not only does she have the key to his heart; she knows how to use it.

~ What’s the second most often asked question about Pride and Sensuality? ~

If Pride and Sensuality were a film, what rating would it be?

The Answer: This wonderfully entertaining short story about Darcy and Elizabeth, an engaged young couple violently in love, would be rated PG.

Expecting His Proposal by P.O. Dixon

In this diverting Pride and Prejudice short story, what if Darcy had not wounded Elizabeth’s pride by insulting her at the Meryton assembly and had danced with her instead? What if Elizabeth had refused to hear a negative word formed against Darcy by his former friend, George Wickham? What if Elizabeth had been so agreeably engaged with thoughts of the master of Pemberley that by the time his visit to Kent was drawing nearer to its end, she was indeed expecting his proposal?

So Far Away (Everything Will Change Book 2) by P.O. Dixon

Readers who enjoyed Lady Elizabeth: Pride and Prejudice Everything Will Change Book One won’t want to miss So Far Away!

Now that Elizabeth knows the truth about her past, she has returned to Longbourn. Wanting to reclaim her rightful place in the lives of her Bennet relations, she needs time before considering a life far away in Derbyshire with Mr. Darcy.

He promised he would wait for her for as long as it takes. With so much distance between the two of them, the question soon became how long is too long.

When at last Darcy and Elizabeth are reunited in Hertfordshire, allegations and misunderstandings threaten to tear them apart. The question now becomes how much is too much.

‘Tis the Season for Matchmaking by P.O. Dixon

It’s Christmas time of year in Derbyshire, with hints of matchmaking in the air.

If newlywed Mrs. Elizabeth Darcy has her way, two of her most deserving guests will find their way to each other and soon know the joy that she and her adoring husband, Mr. Darcy, share.

Elizabeth is not the only one playing matchmaker. When it comes to games of the heart, who will lose and who will win?

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