$2.99 I to L

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

Other $2.99 lists: A to D / E to H

Lizzie Requests by Mixi Jane

In this Pride and Prejudice Variation-

Mr. Darcy and Lizzie are married, and she has been nagging him about a certain desire.

He hasn’t heard it yet, but he is absolutely certain that his wife is about to demand they create offspring.

Will he give in to her request? Or will they have a proper fight?

This story is sweet, delicious, and cute.

Lizzie Expects by Mixi Jane

Mr. Darcy and Lizzie are married, and she has just told him that she is pregnant, after convincing him to let her keep two kittens.

He is absolutely mortified, and desperately afraid. What kind of a father will he make?

And even worse, it looks like one of the kittens is knocked up…

This story is sweet, delicious, and cute, and a follow up to the short Lizzie’s Request.

Lizzie Delivers by Mixi Jane

In this Pride and Prejudice Variation-

Mr. Darcy and Lizzie are married, and she is enormous with a child.

He is completely uncomfortable with his wife’s condition, and has been terrified that she will have a bout of the hysterics. He has every intention of making her drink whiskey if she gets too upset. But once the snow is past his nose, she starts having contractions.

Will he ride and get help, or even worse, deliver his first-born by himself?

Darcy’s Twin Daughters by Mixi Jane

In this short variation of Pride and Prejudice, Lizzie and Darcy have two twin daughters and a meddling Mrs. Bennet lives with them.

It’s time for a costume ball, who will the girls dance with? Rose and her twin sister Lottie get into all sorts of trouble after dancing with two men, once it’s discovered that nobody know who they are. Mrs. Bennet can’t keep her hands out of the situation, causing trouble any way she can.

When push comes to shove will Mr. Darcy allow his daughters to start dating men, or will he punch anyone who tries to touch them?

This is a sweet, romantic story.

Caroline’s Fate by Elaine Jenkins

This novella is about ‘what if’ – What if Caroline Bingley had decided to act upon her desire to become Mrs. Darcy and attempted to compromise Mr. Darcy? What if Mr. Wickham had decided that his childhood friend still owed him something?

Those questions are answered – but with a twist. Elizabeth partners with Mr. Darcy to preserve both of their reputations, which allows them to have the chance to see each other more clearly.

Jane Bennet learns a difficult lesson: that one cannot always look to see only the good in people – including amiable young men.

Throw in a heavy brass candlestick, a hidden passage and an angry brother, and you have Caroline’s Fate.

Daddy Darcy by Jane Jones and Lydia Lanor

When Mr. Darcy’s daughter Delilah falls unwell Elizabeth Bennet is by her side.

This is a sweet variation of Pride and Prejudice.

Mr. Darcy in Paris by Jane Jones and Lydia Lanor

Mr. Darcy invited Mr. Bennet to go to Paris with him for business. Elizabeth overheard and invited herself along on the journey.

Elizabeth is excited about going to Paris but isn’t sure if she can tolerate Mr. Darcy.

Mr. Darcy in Paris is full story based on Jane Austen’s beloved classic Pride and Prejudice.

Darcy’s Proposal (Spring Fling Book 1) by Jane Jones

When Spring arrives Mrs. Bennet is ecstatic at the opportunity of finding husbands for her five daughters, especially her older daughters Elizabeth and Jane. Mr. Bingley invites the family to a May Day celebrations they are all excited for the upcoming event after spending the winter indoors. Mr. Bingley quickly falls for Jane and requests a dinner with her, when Jane doesn’t return in the evening the Bennet family worry and send Elizabeth to find her. Will Elizabeth find her sister before her reputation is tarnished?

Mr. Collins Proposal(Spring Fling Book 2) by Jane Jones

A sycophantic clergyman named Mr. William Collins visits his cousins, the Bennets. He is the entailed heir of their home and estate, Longbourn, and intends to marry one of Mr. Bennet’s daughters. This is meant, on his part, as an act of benign goodwill towards the Bennets, because Mrs. Bennet and her unwed daughters will be rendered homeless once Mr. Bennet dies and Mr. Collins inherits the estate.

Mr. Collins therefore, invites himself for a two-week visit, to get to know the Bennets better and select a wife from among the daughters of the family. Much to Elizabeth disappointment.

Elizabeth goes for a walk around Meryton village, and meets Mr. George Wickham and bumps into Mr. Darcy. Elizabeth wondered is all of the men in Meryton are crazy.

This is a sweet variation of Pride and Prejudice.

Darcy’s Betrayal(Spring Fling Book 3) by Jane Jones

Elizabeth is stunned and appalled when she learns that Charlotte Lucas has accepted a proposal from Mr. Collins. When the Netherfield party departs for London in spring, Jane stays with her modest London relatives, the Gardiners, but she soon notices that the Bingely’s ignore her. Elizabeth learns that Darcy is direct responsibility for their behavior and the separations of Jane and Mr. Bingely.

Darcy’s Letter (Spring Fling Book 4) by Jane Jones

Darcy justifies his previous actions in a long letter to Elizabeth: he misjudged Jane’s affection for Bingley and exposes Wickham as a gambler who once attempted to elope with his young sister, Georgiana, to obtain her inheritance.

Elizabeth joins the Gardiners on a sightseeing trip to Derbyshire and visits Pemberley, Darcy’s estate, during his absence. Darcy refreshes from his unannounced journey home by taking a swim in a lake. After an unexpected and awkward encounter with Elizabeth, a damp Darcy is able to prevent the party’s premature departure with an unusual degree of friendliness and politeness.

Darcy’s Glance(Spring Fling Book 5) by Jane Jones

Elizabeth and the Gardiners receive an invitation to Pemberley, where Darcy and Elizabeth share significant glances. The next morning, Elizabeth receives two letters from Jane, discussing Lydia’s elopement with Wickham.

Darcy’s Girl(Spring Fling Book 6) by Jane Jones

After Lydia carelessly mentions Darcy’s involvement in her wedding, Mrs. Gardiner enlightens Elizabeth how Darcy found the errant couple and paid for all the expenses. When Bingley and Darcy return to Netherfield in the autumn, Darcy apologizes to Bingley for intervening in his relationship with Jane and gives his blessing for the couple to wed.

Elizabeth Bennet’s Wedding by Olivia Kane

Miss Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy are due to be married in a few weeks time in a double wedding with Mr. Bingley and Jane in the local church at Meryton. But Lady Catherine de Bourgh, still smarting from the loss of her nephew Darcy as a husband for her daughter Anne, has her own ideas about their wedding day and she can’t help but interfere. Will Darcy live to regret inviting Lady Catherine back into his life, or will Lady Catherine’s plan to take a little revenge on Elizabeth unwittingly backfire on her?

Elizabeth Bennet’s Wedding is a lighthearted, somewhat comic novel; in the spirit of the time frame, it is a genteel romance where only the tea is steamy.

Trouble with Wickham by Olivia Kane

Charlotte and Guy have returned to Bennington Park just in time for the annual hunt and ball hosted by her parents, Lord and Lady Radcliffe. Mr. Darcy, his wife Elizabeth Bennet and his sister Georgiana are traveling from Pemberley to attend. Also on the guest list is Lady Catherine de Bourgh, who wants her jilted daughter Anne to marry Charlotte’s eligible brother Hugh, the young heir to Bennington Park. But when George Wickham unexpectedly joins the party, his shared past with Georgiana causes Mr. Darcy to lose his legendary composure, resulting in a country house party its attendees will never forget.

Trouble With Wickham is a lighthearted, sweet Regency story that begins where Trouble With The Earl left off. It is not necessary to have read the first story to enjoy the second. In the spirit of the time frame, it is a genteel story where only the tea is steamy.

A Very Meryton Christmas by Olivia Kane

Miss Elizabeth Bennet loves Christmas. But when Fitzwilliam Darcy stays on at Netherfield Park thru the New Year, she is convinced he will ruin her holiday with his rude comments and prideful ways. Yet when she learns a painful secret about his past, she resolves to spread a little Christmas cheer his way. Can Elizabeth melt Mr. Darcy’s frozen heart or will jealous forces ruin their budding romance?

A Very Meryton Christmas is a lighthearted novella; in the spirit of the time frame, it is a genteel romance where only the tea is steamy.

Nothing but the Deepest Love by Madeline Kennet

On holiday in Ramsgate with her aunt and uncle, and enjoying the delights of the seaside for the first time, Elizabeth Bennet meets Georgiana Darcy. The two strike up a friendship, but in the background, there is Mr. Wickham. His behavior gives Elizabeth suspicions and grave concerns, and she is greatly relieved when Mr. Darcy shows up. Without having met him, she has formed an impression of a responsible man and caring brother, whose arrival will take away all her worries, but he turns out to be so much more than the sensible but stuffy gentleman she expected, and soon she is losing her heart to him.

When Mary Met the Colonel by Victoria Kincaid

A short Pride and Prejudice variation

Without the beauty and wit of the older Bennet sisters or the liveliness of the younger, Mary is the Bennet sister most often overlooked. She has resigned herself to a life of loneliness, alleviated only by music and the occasional book of military history.

Colonel Fitzwilliam finds himself envying his friends who are marrying wonderful women while he only attracts empty-headed flirts. He longs for a caring, well-informed woman who will see the man beneath the uniform.

During the wedding breakfast for Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth Bennet, a chance meeting in Longbourn’s garden kindles an attraction between Mary and the Colonel. However, the Colonel cannot marry for love since he must wed an heiress. He returns to war, although Mary finds she cannot easily forget him.

Is happily ever after possible after Mary meets the Colonel?

Switched by Iris Lam

In a universe where arranged matches are the only way to marry, will your true love get assigned to another? Darcy, Elizabeth, Bingley, and Jane are about to figure it out.

Explore an alternate world where Mrs. Gardiner the matchmaker set up two eligible bachelor friends from Derbyshire with two of her most beloved nieces. The couples, by right, have multiple opportunities to determine if they wish to remain with the individuals paired with them. But will any of our four heroes and heroines have the perception and courage to fight for what they truly want? When mistakes and misunderstandings bar their paths to each other, just how far will sisterly love or manly camaraderie go?

An ambitious re-imagination, Switched doesn’t just retread the well-known footsteps of Miss Austen’s original work. It is a book that carves its own way through a new wilderness – where our beloved characters need a whole new level of bravery to discover, claim, and defend their happily ever afters.

Elizabeth’s Mistake (Darcy and Elizabeth What If #1)  by Jennifer Lang

Novella length. All the novellas in the Darcy and Elizabeth What If? series are separate, standalone stories. They can be read in any order.

What if Mr Wickham had been a wealthy man when he arrived in Meryton?

When Mr Darcy meets Mr Wickham in Meryton, he quickly finds himself growing jealous of Wickham’s attentions to Elizabeth, and he becomes suspicious of Wickham’s sudden wealth. When he discovers that Wickham’s fortune comes from a rich wife, he demands that Wickham tells Elizabeth the truth. But when Wickham refuses, and Mr Darcy tells her himself, Elizabeth does not believe him . . .

Mr. Darcy’s Rescue (Darcy and Elizabeth What If #2)  by Jennifer Lang

Novella length. All the novellas in the Darcy and Elizabeth What If? series are separate, standalone stories. They can be read in any order.

What if Elizabeth had met Georgiana in Ramsgate?

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When Elizabeth Bennet sees Georgiana being abducted by George Wickham, she is forced to turn to Mr Darcy, who has made it clear that she is beneath him. When Georgiana has been rescued, Elizabeth is thankful she will never have to see Mr Darcy again. But fate has other plans . . .

A Pair of Fine Eyes(Darcy and Elizabeth What If #3)  by Jennifer Lang

What if Mr Darcy had proposed to Jane Bennet before meeting Elizabeth?

For years, Mr Darcy has been haunted by the fine eyes of a woman he glimpsed in a carriage. Unable to find her, he has at last proposed marriage to the sweet, gentle Jane Bennet so that his sister will have an affectionate friend and he himself will have a beautiful and biddable wife. But on finally meeting Jane’s sister, he is stunned to find she is the woman of his dreams. Unable to go back on his word, he is tormented by his feelings, the more so because he suspects that Elizabeth is falling in love with him. Their path to happiness lies through tangled circumstances and it is not until the unwitting intervention of Lydia that a solution can be seen.

Mr. Darcy’s Hallowe’en (Darcy and Elizabeth What If #4)  by Jennifer Lang

What if Mr Darcy’s ghostly mother felt guilty about betrothing him to Anne de Bourgh in his cradle and tried to bring him together with Elizabeth?

When Elizabeth’s aunt Philips decides to hold a Hallowe’en party, Mr Darcy’s deceased mother uses the events leading up to the occasion to bring Mr Darcy and Elizabeth together. As Hallowe’en approaches, a sprinkling of magic shows Elizabeth what it would be like to be the mistress of Pemberley.

Twelve Days of Christmas(Darcy and Elizabeth What If #5)  by Jennifer Lang

What if Elizabeth had married George Wickham?

Five years after marrying George Wickham, Elizabeth is forced to flee. She seeks refuge with Charlotte Lucas as her family have been killed in a fire, but Charlotte is not at home . . .

Mr Darcy, having inherited Rosings on the deaths of Lady Catherine and Anne de Bourgh, finds a frightened young woman living in the parsonage. Her perfume reminds him of the Netherfield ball. But can the young woman in the parsonage really be the former Miss Elizabeth Bennet? And what will happen when he falls in love with her?

Winter at Netherfield (Darcy and Elizabeth What If #6)  by Jennifer Lang

What if Mr Bingley had not left Netherfield Park after the Netherfield ball?

When Caroline Bingley has an accident on the morning after the Netherfield ball, Mr Bingley remains at Netherfield Park and Mr Darcy remains with him. They are soon joined by Miss Darcy, who becomes friends with Elizabeth. When Elizabeth learns the truth about Mr Wickham from Georgiana Darcy’s own lips, things begin to change. But is this enough to ensure a happy future for Elizabeth and Mr Darcy?

Mr. Darcy’s Valentine (Darcy and Elizabeth What If #7)  by Jennifer Lang

What if Mr Darcy had been able to relive the day of his disastrous first proposal?

When Mr Darcy brings forward his visit to Rosings, he finds that Elizabeth has brought her visit forward, too, and he proposes on February 13th. After she rejects him he wishes his day undone, and a chuckle from a cupid ornament signals the start of some very unusual events. For Mr Darcy cannot progress to Valentine’s Day until he has won the love of Elizabeth Bennet.

A Ball at Pemberley (Darcy and Elizabeth What If #8)  by Jennifer Lang

What if Mr Darcy’s parents had not died?

With his parents still alive, Mr Darcy never stays at Netherfield Park. So when Elizabeth Bennet tours Pemberley with her aunt and uncle, she mistakes him for a steward. Dressed in rough clothes suitable for riding round his father’s muddy estate, he looks nothing like the arrogant master’s son! But at the Pemberley ball, Elizabeth learns her mistake, and she also learns that Mr Darcy is engaged to an heiress. When they meet again at the spa town of Buxton, they have a chance to find true happiness, but only if they can overcome the obstacles put in their way by Mr Darcy’s father and by Mr Wickham.

Mr. Darcy’s Waterloo (Darcy and Elizabeth What If #9)  by Jennifer Lang

What if Mr Darcy’s first proposal had taken place in 1815? And what if Mr Darcy and Elizabeth had met again in Brussels, where they were caught up in the Battle of Waterloo?

Mr. Darcy’s Wedding (Darcy and Elizabeth What If #10)  by Jennifer Lang

What if Mr Darcy and Elizabeth had married by accident?

In an effort to forget Elizabeth, Mr Darcy decides to marry Miss Anne de Bourgh. Lady Catherine insists on a rehearsal but when Anne is taken ill, Lady Catherine commands Elizabeth to stand in for her. Since the clergyman does not realise the wedding is to be a rehearsal only, Mr Darcy and Elizabeth find themselves married for real. Will Elizabeth demand an annulment? Or will they find love despite the unconventional start to their marriage?

A Pemberley Christmas (Darcy and Elizabeth What If #11)  by Jennifer Lang

What if Mr Darcy had not visited Longbourn after Lydia’s marriage?

When Mr Darcy experiences a series of disasters, his friends gather round him to show him the true meaning of Christmas. Old wounds are healed and new loves are discovered as Mr Darcy reunites with Miss Elizabeth Bennet at Pemberley.

A Christmas to Remember (Darcy and Elizabeth What If #12)  by Jennifer Lang

What if Mr Darcy had not met Elizabeth again when she was touring Derbyshire with her aunt and uncle?

It is a year after the Netherfield ball. Elizabeth has not seen Mr Darcy since their disastrous encounter at Rosings Park. Lydia is missing, with Mr Bennet and Mr Gardiner being unable to find her after her,

An Overheard Proposal (Darcy and Elizabeth What If #13)  by Jennifer Lang

What if Lady Catherine’s companion had overheard Mr Darcy proposing to Elizabeth at Rosings?

When Lady Catherine fears her nephew is to marry Miss Elizabeth Bennet, she allows her daughter, Anne, to marry Colonel Fitzwilliam. Anne feels indebted to Elizabeth, and in an effort to thank her she persuades Mr Bingley to return to Netherfield. Mr Darcy joins his friend, and Elizabeth is brought face to face with Mr Darcy at a second Netherfield ball.

A Trip to Brighton (Darcy and Elizabeth What If #14)  by Jennifer Lang

What if Elizabeth had accompanied her aunt and uncle to Brighton?

When Mr Gardiner cannot spare the time to go to the Lake District or Derbyshire, he proposes a trip to Brighton instead. There, Elizabeth can keep a watchful eye on Lydia. She is just enjoying the sea air when Mr Darcy arrives. Can the two of them overcome their differences and find the happiness they deserve? And can Lydia be prevented from disgracing her family by running away with George Wickham?

Darcy and Elizabeth What If? Collection 1 by Jennifer Lang

This collection contains the first three novellas in the Darcy and Elizabeth What If? series. All the novellas in the series are separate, standalone stories. They can be read in any order.

#1 Elizabeth’s Mistake

What if Mr Wickham had been a wealthy man when he arrived in Meryton?

When Mr Darcy meets Mr Wickham in Meryton, he quickly finds himself growing jealous of Wickham’s attentions to Elizabeth, and he becomes suspicious of Wickham’s sudden wealth. When he discovers that Wickham’s fortune comes from a rich wife, he demands that Wickham tells Elizabeth the truth. But when Wickham refuses, and Mr Darcy tells her himself, Elizabeth does not believe him . . .

#2 Mr Darcy’s Rescue

What if Miss Elizabeth Bennet had been on holiday in Ramsgate at the same time as Miss Georgiana Darcy?

When Elizabeth Bennet sees Georgiana being abducted by George Wickham, she is forced to turn to Mr Darcy, who has made it clear that she is beneath him. When Georgiana has been rescued, Elizabeth is thankful she will never have to see Mr Darcy again. But fate has other plans . . .

#3 A Pair of Fine Eyes

What if Mr Darcy had proposed to Jane Bennet before meeting Elizabeth?

For years, Mr Darcy has been haunted by the fine eyes of a woman he glimpsed in a carriage. Unable to find her, he has at last proposed marriage to the sweet, gentle Jane Bennet so that his sister will have an affectionate friend and he himself will have a beautiful and biddable wife. But on finally meeting Jane’s sister, he is stunned to find she is the woman of his dreams. Unable to go back on his word, he is tormented by his feelings, the more so because he suspects that Elizabeth is falling in love with him. Their path to happiness lies through tangled circumstances and it is not until the unwitting intervention of Lydia that a solution can be seen.

Darcy and Elizabeth What If? Collection 2 by Jennifer Lang

A collection of three clean novellas. All the novellas in the Darcy and Elizabeth What If? series are separate, standalone stories. They can be read in any order. Contains Mr Darcy’s Hallowe’en, Twelve Days of Christmas and Winter at Netherfield Park

#4 Mr Darcy’s Hallowe’en

What if Mr Darcy’s ghostly mother felt guilty about betrothing him to Anne de Bourgh in his cradle and tried to bring him together with Elizabeth?

When Elizabeth’s aunt Philips decides to hold a Hallowe’en party, Mr Darcy’s deceased mother uses the events leading up to the occasion to bring Mr Darcy and Elizabeth together. As Hallowe’en approaches, a sprinkling of magic shows Elizabeth what it would be like to be the mistress of Pemberley.

Contains a new epilogue (October 2015)

#5 Twelve Days of Christmas

What if Elizabeth had married George Wickham?

Five years after marrying George Wickham, Elizabeth is forced to flee. She seeks refuge with Charlotte Lucas as her family have been killed in a fire, but Charlotte is not at home . . .

Mr Darcy, having inherited Rosings on the deaths of Lady Catherine and Anne de Bourgh, finds a frightened young woman living in the parsonage. Her perfume reminds him of the Netherfield ball. But can the young woman in the parsonage really be the former Miss Elizabeth Bennet? And what will happen when he falls in love with her?

#6 Winter at Netherfield Park

What if Mr Bingley had not left Netherfield Park after the Netherfield ball?

When Caroline Bingley has an accident on the morning after the Netherfield ball, Mr Bingley remains at Netherfield Park and Mr Darcy remains with him. They are soon joined by Miss Darcy, who becomes friends with Elizabeth. When Elizabeth learns the truth about Mr Wickham from Georgiana Darcy’s own lips, things begin to change. But is this enough to ensure a happy future for Elizabeth and Mr Darcy?

Darcy and Elizabeth What If? Collection 3 by Jennifer Lang

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A collection of three novellas. All the novellas in the Darcy and Elizabeth What If? series are separate, standalone stories. They can be read in any order. Contains Mr Darcy’s Valentine, A Ball at Pemberley and Mr Darcy’s Waterloo

#7 Mr Darcy’s Valentine

What if Mr Darcy had been able to relive the day of his disastrous first proposal?

When Mr Darcy brings forward his visit to Rosings, he finds that Elizabeth has brought her visit forward, too, and he proposes on February 13th. After she rejects him he wishes his day undone, and a chuckle from a cupid ornament signals the start of some very unusual events. For Mr Darcy cannot progress to Valentine’s Day until he has won the love of Elizabeth Bennet.

#8 A Ball At Pemberley

What if Mr Darcy’s parents had not died?

With his parents still alive, Mr Darcy never stays at Netherfield Park. So when Elizabeth Bennet tours Pemberley with her aunt and uncle, she mistakes him for a steward. Dressed in rough clothes suitable for riding round his father’s muddy estate, he looks nothing like the arrogant master’s son! But at the Pemberley ball, Elizabeth learns her mistake, and she also learns that Mr Darcy is engaged to an heiress. When they meet again at the spa town of Buxton, they have a chance to find true happiness, but only if they can overcome the obstacles put in their way by Mr Darcy’s father and by Mr Wickham.

#9 Mr Darcy’s Waterloo

What if Mr Darcy’s first proposal had taken place in 1815? And what if Mr Darcy and Elizabeth had met again in Brussels, where they were caught up in the Battle of Waterloo?

Darcy and Elizabeth What If? Collection 4 by Jennifer Lang

A collection of three novellas. All the novellas in the Darcy and Elizabeth What If? series are separate, standalone stories. They can be read in any order. Contains #10 Mr Darcy’s Wedding, #11 A Pemberley Christmas and #12 A Christmas To Remember

#10 Mr Darcy’s Wedding

What if Mr Darcy and Elizabeth had married by accident?

In an effort to forget Elizabeth, Mr Darcy decides to marry Miss Anne de Bourgh. Lady Catherine insists on a rehearsal but when Anne is taken ill, Lady Catherine commands Elizabeth to stand in for her. Since the clergyman does not realise the wedding is to be a rehearsal only, Mr Darcy and Elizabeth find themselves married for real. Will Elizabeth demand an annulment? Or will they find love despite the unconventional start to their marriage?

#11 A Pemberley Christmas

What if Mr Darcy had not visited Longbourn after Lydia’s marriage?

When Mr Darcy experiences a series of disasters, his friends gather round him to show him the true meaning of Christmas. Old wounds are healed and new loves are discovered as Mr Darcy reunites with Miss Elizabeth Bennet at Pemberley.

#12 A Christmas To Remember

What if Mr Darcy had not met Elizabeth again when she was touring Derbyshire with her aunt and uncle?

It is a year after the Netherfield ball. Elizabeth has not seen Mr Darcy since their disastrous encounter at Rosings Park. Lydia is missing, with Mr Bennet and Mr Gardiner being unable to find her after her elopement. And then a letter arrives from Lydia, and Elizabeth must travel to Derbyshire to help her wayward sister. An accident, a loss of memory and a baby in a stable lead to a renewed acquaintance between Elizabeth and Mr Darcy, but has Lydia’s behaviour come between them for ever or can they find their way to a happy ending?

Affectionate Hearts by Cassandra B. Leigh

Fitzwilliam Darcy received the shock of his life when he arrived at Ramsgate! His arch-nemesis George Wickham had absconded with his fifteen year-old sister and was heading to the border! Vowing Wickham’s demise, Darcy raced northward but could he catch them in time to save Georgiana from ruin?

Longing for a change of scenery and perhaps a bit of adventure, Elizabeth Bennet toured the Lake District with her aunt and uncle. During a chance encounter, she gains a new friend but will she also find the love of her life?

This sweet, clean Regency novella begins months before the start of Pride and Prejudice.

Darcy’s Big Wish by Cassandra B. Leigh

Fitzwilliam Darcy had everything he ever wanted, except perhaps the freedom to follow his heart. However, when a fortune-teller at the Netherfield Ball grants his wish, his life is altered in a way he never expected. If he can find his way back to his true form, will he be able to claim the woman he loves? Inspired by Pride and Prejudice and Big (the 1988 movie), this sweet, clean Regency novella will make you believe in the power of magic.

Endeavor at Civility by Cassandra B. Leigh

What if Darcy and Elizabeth both maintained civil tempers during the Hunsford Proposal?

Inspired Reflections by Cassandra B. Leigh

How do you like your Mr. Darcy? There is something for everyone in this collection of short stories.

Dreamy? In ‘Inspired Reflections’, Darcy’s dreams inspire him to forget his pride and pursue Elizabeth Bennet.

It Happened at Netherfield Park by Cassandra B. Leigh

Where did Mr. Darcy fall in love with Elizabeth Bennet? It happened at Netherfield Park! This is a collection of three short stories that explore this theme. (Sweet and clean Regency Romance.)

Never So Bewitched: What if Mr. Darcy was less guarded at Netherfield? Would he disregard the dangers presented by Miss Elizabeth Bennet? This story begins during the Bennet sisters’ stay at Netherfield.

Rondeau: What if Mr. Darcy took steps to protect Elizabeth Bennet and her sisters from Wickham? This story begins when Mr. Darcy and Mr. Wickham have their silent encounter in Meryton.

Error in Judgement: What if Mr. Darcy first admired Jane Bennet, preventing Mr. Bingley from paying his attentions to her? Would our favorite couples find their way to each other?

To Make You Love Me by Cassandra B. Leigh

We all know how Elizabeth Bennet reacted to the Hunsford proposal and her life in the months following. How did Darcy feel after Elizabeth rejected him and how did he transform into the leading man we all love? (Darcy’s point of view)

Meryton Medley by Cassandra B. Leigh

A collection of four clean, sweet Regency romance stories.

“Her Derbyshire Friend” – What if Elizabeth responded to Darcy’s letter? Would our dear couple find their way to each other? This story begins the day after the Hunsford Proposal.

“Hunsford Day” – The day of the Hunsford proposal is repeated over and over, Groundhog Day style; from Elizabeth’s point of view. This out-of-character story begins after the disastrous Hunsford proposal.

“Secret Valentine” – What if Elizabeth received a series of valentines from a secret admirer? This short story is not intended to change any events in our favorite story.

“Frog Pride” – What if Darcy was a prince with a spell cast on him by evil Catherine? (A short and clean Pride and Prejudice / Frog Prince fantasy.)

Pride in Meryton by Cassandra B. Leigh

“Pride and Tolerance”: What if Elizabeth immediately objected to Darcy’s ‘tolerable’ remark on the night of the Meryton Assembly? Would Darcy realize his blunder and make amends?

“Meryton Revisited”: What if Darcy had a Groundhog Day experience? In this story, the day of the Meryton assembly is repeated over and over until Darcy finally gets it right!

“Hedgerows”: What if Mrs. Bennet’s worst fears came true and she and her daughters were evicted from their home? Would they be forced to live in the hedgerows? This story follows the Bennets out into the cruel world after losing their beloved Longbourn. Will our dear couple find their way to each other?

Steady to His Purpose by Cassandra B. Leigh

What if Elizabeth Bennet was compromised during that unchaperoned half-hour in the Netherfield library with Fitzwilliam Darcy? Would they still have their happily-ever-after? This story begins as Elizabeth and Jane Bennet return home after their brief stay at Netherfield Park.

Dinner at Pemberley by Gillian Levine

After Mr Darcy’s dreadful proposal and Elizabeth Bennet’s harsh rejection of his suit, this story begins when they meet again in Derbyshire, and Miss Darcy invites Elizabeth and Gardiners to another dinner at Pemberley.

On the day of the event at Mr Darcy’s estate, he visits Elizabeth at Lambton, and they speak to each other openly and agree to be friends.

The dinner at Pemberley is a pleasant affair to the whole party except Miss Bingley. Alarmed by Mr Darcy’s attention bestowing upon Elizabeth and triggered by it, Caroline Bingley insults Elizabeth and her family, which alters the fate of our beloved characters.

A Dangerous Courtship by Anne Louise

Fitzwilliam Darcy, the scion of one of the wealthiest families in all of England, was unhappy. He was twenty-seven, not very sociable, and lived with his younger sister, living in town at Darcy House and in Derbyshire, at Pemberley, his great estate.

He was a tired man, and was nearly worn out by the effort to learn to manage the many properties that had passed to him after his father’s death four years earlier. Though he was depicted by the London papers as one of the most sought after bachelors in all the country, he rarely attended events during The Season, including dances and soirees, and thus had never met a woman he was attracted to. That all changed at a Christmas dance when he met a young woman.

She was not like the young women who the suffering mamas would push his way, but she was intelligent, clever, witty and pretty and he was bewitched. He was not experienced in love, but neither was the young woman he met that night.

Days later he came to help her family during an influenza outbreak, but not long after that he returned to town and soon faced his own crisis. His life and that of his family and friends were on the line because of a diabolical plot by others. How Darcy would react to this and other danger would soon test his mettle and determine if he and the woman had a future together. All he knew for certain was this woman had given him a reason to hope. Amid the turmoil of the tragic events and lives loss, he continued to plan for a future that included his new friend, but there was still great danger ahead.

Mr. Darcy’s Summer Love by Anne Louise

Fitzwilliam Darcy had no way of knowing that his life would be changed forever after the events of this day. He was a private man of twenty-six, who lived with his younger sister, staying at Darcy House when he was in town and in Derbyshire, at Pemberley, his great estate.

He was by most respects a lonely man. This contrasted to his depiction in the London papers as one of the most sought after bachelors in all the country. True enough, he was the scion of one of the great families in England, but he rarely attended events during The Season, including dances and soirees.

His main problem was he had not yet met a woman he was attracted to and his cousin, Colonel Fitzwilliam, had once told him he would not recognize such a woman even if they bumped into one another.

His cousin was wrong and Darcy soon was carrying a young woman back to her relative’s house in Cheapside to tend to an injury. Elizabeth Bennet was not like the young women who the suffering mamas in town would push his way, but she was intelligent, clever, witty and pretty and he soon was bewitched. Darcy was not experienced in love, but neither was the young woman he met that day, but he was bewitched from the beginning and was in danger of falling in love.

There would be problems ahead as Darcy learn’t more about the young woman but most problems were on his side, be they problems with his aunt or worse than that, problems with a former friend who brought misery to most people with whom he associated.

Soon his life and that of his family and friends were on the line because of a diabolical plot by others and Darcy had to learn to navigate carefully to protect those affected and secure a future with this young woman. There was still danger ahead if he could hope for a future with this woman.

Suddenly Elizabeth by Anne Louise

It was very early on a summer morning in town when Fitzwilliam Darcy mounted his new stallion for an early ride. Short minutes later, his life had changed. He had not been a happy man but was lonely, and thought life was passing him by. Though he never complained, he had lately resorted to prayer to ask his maker to send him a woman he could love.

Out of the clear blue sky, he met a young Elizabeth Bennet who was walking that morning. I invite you to read my story to learn how Darcy and Elizabeth were changed after their meeting.

Suddenly Mr. Darcy by Anne Louise

Miss Elizabeth Bennet was on holiday with her relatives in Derbyshire, near where her aunt had grown up. They had arrived in the little village of Lambton days before and this morning they had set off to tour the great estate called Pemberley. For many years Elizabeth’s Aunt Madilyn had told Elizabeth and the other Bennets of the splendor of Pemberley. At their first glimpse of the great mansion, her Uncle Gardiner stopped the carriage and they stared at all that lay before them. Elizabeth saw this as a good sign, and though she had never seen anything to compare with seeing Pemberley for the first time, she anxiously awaited the tour. The last thing she thought of when she saw the place was that her life was about to change. In a matter of a few hours her life was altered and she was not the same young woman. Now she had to cope with first time romantic feelings, and they were directed at the man she had seen earlier, working in one of the many gardens. She thought of the books she had read on romance and she knew not how to cope in her own story, but events soon unfolded that tested her mettle and changed her heart forever, but would she find happiness?

Darcy and Elizabeth’s Affair of the Heart by Joann Louise

This what if version of Pride and Prejudice starts with Elizabeth Bennet reading her sister Lydia’s letter and it stated that Mr. Darcy had been present at Lydia and George Wickham’s hurried wedding last summer. Back then, Elizabeth and her relatives were on holiday staying in Lambton and were visiting Pemberley when Elizabeth unexpectedly nearly bumped into Mr. Darcy as he returned home.

She was mortified to run into the very man who had proposed to her a few weeks earlier whilst he was visiting his Aunt Catherine that Easter at Rosings, her grand estate in York. She and her aunt and uncle had been told that the man was away

but he returned earlier. Though Elizabeth tried to leave the place as soon as possible, Darcy came out and greeted her and her relatives. She had last seen him the morning he left Rosings when he handed her his letter and walked away.

But Elizabeth believed he had changed since then. At Pemberley he was no longer the proud and arrogant man she had known earlier and she and her relatives had dined with Darcy and his sister and all had enjoyed the time spent together.

It was in Lambton, the next day, that Darcy happened upon Elizabeth as she read of her sister and George Wickham’s elopement. The Gardiners and their niece next left immediately to return to Longbourn.

Elizabeth had been tormented ever since she learned of her sister’s elopement, but her uncle Gardiner had found the couple and made them marry. Just before Christmas, Charles Bingley and Jane Bennet had married near Longbourn. It was a predicament that bothered Elizabeth. First, she had refused to marry Mr. Collins, who next chose to marry her good friend, Charlotte Lucas. After that, Lydia was married and weeks later, her eldest and favourite sister, Jane, married Mr. Bingley. But Charles Bingley was mad at Darcy and his once friend was not invited to the wedding.

Ever since seeing Darcy at Pemberley, she could not forget the man and often thought of how she had offended him in rejecting his proposal. She had even called him the last man in the world she could be prevailed upon to marry.

Slowly but surely her heart would not let her mind rest for she knew that Fitzwilliam Darcy had been in love with her. Indeed, Elizabeth knew that Darcy had returned to town from Rosings and told his friend that he had been mistaken about Jane Bennet’s feelings. Soon after Mr. Darcy’s visit, Mr. Bingley returned to Netherfield, the home that he had rented near Longbourn.

But Lydia’s letter spoke of Mr. Darcy having attended the wedding and Elizabeth had to learn of his involvement in that wedding. She had missed him and wanted to apologize for her words when she rejected his proposal at Easter, but she had to return home after learning of the elopement. Now she wondered if he might still care for her. It was foolhardy, but she had fallen in love with the man and she had to see him again, if for no other season than to apologize and settle her feelings.

I hope you will enjoy the story. There is not too much angst as in other retellings as Darcy and Elizabeth look to discover if they have a future together.

Darcy and Elizabeth’s Fortuitous Meeting by Joann Louise

Elizabeth was an innocent and had never been interested romantically in any man and neither had she known any man who was interested in her. Fitzwilliam Darcy, the scion of one of the great families in England, was also an innocent. He was constantly being told he needed to marry to have an heir. Darcy had never met a woman who interested him and he had always remembered his father’s warning to be careful to marry for love and avoid fortune hunters and marry a woman with a mind of her own who would challenge him.

Now, Darcy was having doubts about ever marrying. The man had invested the years following his father’s sudden death at learning to manage the family business and he had been faithful to that purpose and did nothing else. He was inexperienced in matters of romance and wondered if he would ever meet a woman who he could love and who would love him in return. Darcy knew there would be bumps along the road but never expected what happened one summer day in town when his world was suddenly turned upside down.

Darcy’s Resolve– Only Elizabeth Will Do by Joann Louise

Fitzwilliam Darcy had his friend Charles Bingley to thank when he went into Hertfordshire with him to visit an estate that Bingley was looking to rent. Darcy was looking for an excuse to get away from town for a few days and to have an exhilarating ride during the pleasant days of autumn before it turned colder. The estate they visited was Netherfield and Bingley settled on a lease the next day. Later Darcy joined Bingley and his sisters at Netherfield and soon saw a young woman unlike any other he had ever met, or so he thought. He was surprised that he could be so affected by the daughter of a country gentleman farmer, even though his good friend had told him that one day he would meet a woman who would steal his heart. Darcy never had met such a woman before and he was near twenty-eight years but felt he was safe in Hertfordshire. He knew it was time to find a good woman to marry and he needed a good wife to give him an heir and to be a sister for Georgiana, his younger sister of sixteen years. Surely he would meet such a woman of title and fortune in town, not in Hertfordshire. He laughed silently to himself as if to dismiss the notion that he could lose his heart in the country.

Soon Darcy found himself in trouble. Not only had he acted haughty and above his company at the Meryton Assembly, but he had offended the very young woman who had caught his eye. Darcy had never been in love but could not pull away from Miss Elizabeth Bennet. As much as he knew that she would not be the woman that a man of his station was expected to choose for a wife, an inner voice convinced him that she was exactly the woman he needed. Darcy was in love.

He would need all his resolve to win her heart and to deal with other events that would threaten both of their happiness.

Elizabeth Bennet– A Determined Woman by Joann Louise

This story is a variation of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice. My story picks up in Chapter 25 in Pride and Prejudice when Miss Jane Bennet, Elizabeth’s elder sister and best friend, agrees to return to London with her Aunt and Uncle Gardiner after their Christmas visit to Longbourn. Her intent is to see her friend Mr. Bingley, whom she loves, and determine why he quit Netherfield after the ball that he hosted in late November. Her visits to Mr. Bingley’s house were not successful and she never got to see her friend. Her letters that she delivered on two occassions and others that she sent to him were never answered. Once she learned from Mr. Bingley’s youngest sister, Caroline, that her brother might soon marry, she returned to Longbourn at the end of January.

When Elizabeth learns of her sister’s mistreatment at the hands of Mr. Bingley’s sisters she decides to see for herself what is going on. Elizabeth is convinced that Mr. Bingley loves her sister. She returns to London with her aunt and uncle more determined than ever to meet with Mr. Bingley. Her first day in town as she and her aunt are shopping, she sees Mr. Bingley and his best friend’s sister. Soon Mr. Darcy discovers that Miss Elizabeth Bennet, the young woman who has stolen his heart, is in town and has met his sister.

Elizabeth does not like Mr. Bingley’s friend and can barely tolerate him, but neither can she forget about him. She works to discover the truth of Mr. Bingley’s feelings for her sister, but now aided with better intelligence of Mr. Darcy, she sees him differently, even as she becomes close with Miss Georgiana Darcy.

Soon Elizabeth hears of news that threatens to change everyhing. In a setting of elaborate richness and class, where life is very different for the privileged, Elizabeth and Darcy join to resolve the crisis and now experience the immensity of life, of poverty and wealth, heartbrteak and joy, love and jealousy, betrayal and hate, fear and loneliness and immense grief and hope.

Elizabeth Bennet in Love by Joann Louise

Miss Elizabeth Bennet must have been the last person to see it coming and like a rushing tide she soon could not avoid the rush of emotion that swept over her. It had happened so quickly that she hardly knew what hit her. She was in love with Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy.

She had thought him both prideful and arrogant and told others that she despised him and he had separated her loving sister Jane from the man she loved, Charles Bingley. Darcy was not innocent, but Elizabeth soon realized that her ability to easily judge another’s character had been proven faulty and Darcy had proven this when he wrote of his history with George Wickham.

The hurt she felt after bitterly rejecting his proposal in Hunsford had been as great as his own. Only too late did she learn that much of Darcy’s pride was his shyness and she had observed it even as he professed his ardent love for her that evening at the parsonage.

That Darcy would go from being the last man in the world that she would consent to marry to become the only man she wished to marry consumed her thoughts during the day and her sleep at night. After rejecting his proposal, she was certain he would never offer again. Seeing him at Pemberley so soon after his proposal had her thinking of what might have been, as the more she learned of Darcy the more she saw goodness in him. Then came that fateful day in Lambton. Darcy saw Elizabeth just after she had read the news that her youngest sister had eloped with George Wickham but he would not marry her.

Any thoughts that she or her other sisters might marry well were dashed by Lydia’s carelessness. As Darcy left her that day she felt her heart break, but there was much more trouble ahead and more heartbreak too. She had never been in love but had seen Jane suffer with Mr. Bingley’s absence. Now Elizabeth dealt with her shattered feelings and other troubles but saw only a small chance that Darcy might love her. Her feelings had grown to the point where all that mattered to her was being near him. If that was all she could have, that would be enough, for only her love for him mattered now as she attempted to reunite her sister Jane with Mr. Bingley. Only time would tell if they had any hope of a future together.

Elizabeth Bennet’s Surprising Visit by Joann Louise

After Miss Elizabeth Bennet rejected Mr. Collins’ offer of marriage following the Netherfied Ball, her father sent her off to London to stay with the Gardiners and their children until Christmas. It was a wise decision, for Mrs. Bennet had been in high dudgeon since her daughter turned down the opportunity to be the next Mistress of Longbourn, her home. Now, with the entail, the Bennet home would later pass to Mr. Collins and his future wife.

The last thing she needed to happen whilst visiting her aunt and uncle was to run into the arrogant and disagreeable Fitzwilliam Darcy, a man she loathed, but that is exactly what happened as she and her aunt were shopping.

Elizabeth walked into Darcy at a store but discovered the young woman with him was Miss Darcy. The two made plans to meet the following day. Elizabeth hoped to learn from Georgiana why her brother and the others left Netherfield so suddenly and Georgiana wanted to learn more of her and her sister.

Her stay in town was full of great excitement and hope, but also misunderstandings and at times even despair, but she learned what she needed before returning home for Christmas.

She hoped that her sister Jane and Mr. Bingley might renew their relationship, but now she was not sure of her own feelings and desires.

Fitzwilliam Darcy Lost in Love by Joann Louise

This is a Pride and Prejudice variation that deals with Mr. Darcy’s quest to win the love of Elizabeth Bennet.

Fitzwilliam Darcy was obsessed in his desire to be near Elizabeth and had not seen her since that day in Lambton when she read her sister Jane’s letter about the elopement of their youngest sister Lydia with Mr. Wickham. Darcy was very much in love with the vivacious and beautiful Elizabeth, the very woman who with her intelligence and wit and beautiful blue eyes had captivated him. He was besotted since the night he first saw her at a dance in Meryton a year earlier.

The following Easter Darcy was visiting his Aunt Catherine in Kent at Rosings, her grand estate and it happened that Elizabeth was visiting with her friend Charlotte Collins nearby in Hunsford at the same time. To Darcy, it appeared that he and Elizabeth were getting along well but she rejected his proposal while telling him he was the last man in the world she would marry. Darcy then stayed up most of the night and wrote her a letter that opened her eyes to the fact that she had been wrong in her assessment of him. A few weeks later their paths crossed again, this time at Pemberley as Elizabeth and her relatives were taking a tour of Darcy’s grand estate. Their time there together was enough to convince Darcy that she had changed her opinion of him.

The last day he saw her was in Lambton which was just a few miles from Pemberley where he came upon her and she was crying as she read about the elopement.

Flash forward a few weeks later and Darcy still has not seen Elizabeth, but now he was in a pickle of his own making. He could not come to Longbourn to visit because of the still simmering scandal about Lydia and Mr. Wickham’s hasty marriage. Any visit might adversely affect the Bennet family because the scandal still needed to be squashed and Darcy had played the central role in finding the couple and making them marry. He told no person other than Elizabeth’s Aunt and Uncle Gardiner of his involvement and Darcy had sworn them to keep his involvement a secret.

Darcy had a plan to earn Elizabeth’s love and marry her and that is what this story is all about.

It is interesting to speculate on what Darcy would have done to make Elizabeth love him and the author has implied that he would never give up on securing this woman as his wife. What Darcy did not know was that Elizabeth knew that her feelings for the man had changed.

I hope you enjoy this read. Had such a story been true and compulsory education been started earlier, just think what it might have meant to children everywhere and to the English people in particular. For many years now we have been blessed that we live in a society at a time when most governments promote free public education for children. Remember, Jane Austin was educated by a governess as well as her father and others, but many families were poor and were not in a position to do the same, especially the families of tenant farmers and other people who lived on the raw edges of society.

Fitzwilliam Darcy– A Man with Angst by Joann Louise

This story begins with Fitzwilliam Darcy coming into Hertfordshire to visit his friend Charles Bingley for a few weeks at Mr. Bingley’s new home at Netherfield Park. The man left town and was determined to avoid the fortune hunters in town and the suffering mamas who continued to attempt to make a match between their daughters and him. He arrived as planned and was pleased that Mr. Bingley’s sisters had left as they did not enjoy country living but preferred the excitement of life in London and in Liverpool.

Though Darcy did not like the social scene in town, he asked his friend to refer to him as Mr. Fitzwilliam, knowing that way he might get some relief. What he did not know was that soon his life would be changed when he met the daughter of a local gentleman farmer who lived at Longbourn and was Bingley’s closest neighbor.

Soon Darcy was besotted in love and really, for the first time in his life, he was a happy man. Darcy now knew he had found the one person who could make his life complete, but how could he win her heart and how would he ever persuade his family to accept this woman who was not of his sphere and was without title and connections and money?

He had hoped to be free of angst and had always worried about how he would proceed if he ever met a woman he cared for but now he felt free around this woman but he knew that soon angst would pay him another visit. Yes, even after he and his sister had recovered from the influenza, now there were killers running free and they needed to be stopped if Darcy was ever to find happiness.

I Hate You Mr. Darcy by Joann Louise

The Netherfield Ball is now over and Elizabeth learns from Mr. Darcy that Mr. Bingley’s sisters and Mr. Hurst have left Netherfield to return to town. Darcy also said that he and Bingley would leave Netherfield in a few days. When she challenges him and asks for the reason that they are leaving, his response does not satisfy her, for Darcy said they would likely never return to Netherfield. Darcy had never seen Elizabeth so angry and her words pierced his heart when she said she hated him. After their bitter exchange Darcy knew where he stood with Miss Bennet, but might he be able to change things between them, and did he even want to, and what part would fate play? He would soon have his answer.

In a time of gentlemen and their ladies, Mr. Darcy found himself in a hopeless situation with a young woman who had commandeered his heart. As he struggled to get control of these first time feelings and to change those of Miss Elizabeth Bennet, there would still be obstacles to be overcome for him to win Elizabeth’s love.

Mr. Darcy’s Near Death Experience by Joann Louise

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

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

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

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

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

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

I hope you will enjoy my story as much as I enjoyed writing it.

Murder at Rosings by Joann Louise

For Pride and Prejudice lovers, this book begins after chapter 29 in Miss Jane Austen’s classic. I apologize to Miss Austen for borrowing her beloved characters for such a story that she would never write. My hope is that the readers will enjoy this “WHAT IF” story.

It is the spring of 1812 in England. Mr. Darcy, a wealthy English gentleman, has recently returned from visiting his aunt at Rosings. On the last day of his visit, he and Miss Elizabeth Bennet met by chance as each was taking a morning walk near the meadows. Darcy soon learned from her just how much she disliked him. Her verbal arrows had pierced his heart and caused him to leave Rosings early. He tried to shake off all thoughts of her, but now knew that was impossible. Still, he held out the hope that in time, he could win her good opinion. Darcy was in love.

A few days later, now ensconced at Darcy House back in London, Elizabeth’s uncle visited him. Mr. Gardiner was terribly upset, nearly frantic, as he said that his niece had been missing for several days. She had left to return to London the day after Darcy, so now she had been missing nearly a week. Neither she nor the footman who was to take her to catch her coach, had been seen.

Immediately Darcy suspected the worst, and he and Mr. Gardiner travelled to Rosings. It was there that Darcy’s nightmare continued as a man’s body was discovered and Miss Bennet was still missing. This would be Darcy’s greatest struggle in his life, as he searched for Elizabeth and the killer. Still later, he would learn the news that he dreaded and that broke his heart, as his world was now turned upside down, and his heart was broken. He had nearly lost all hope.

Darcy had sworn to his aunt he would find the killer, but he knew the process would be slow and dangerous. In a setting of elaborate richness and class, where life was very different for the privileged, Darcy moved to discover the killer. In the process, he now experienced the immensity of life, of poverty and wealth, heartbreak and joy, love and jealousy, betrayal and hate, fear and loneliness and immense grief and hope.

Readers of mysteries will find this to be a classic ‘whodunit’ and the author challenges the reader to discover the killer.

Pemberley Roses by Joann Louise

Fitzwilliam Darcy was exhausted from his ride from Pemberley back to town. Just the day before, in Lambton, he saw Elizabeth Bennet, the young woman who he loved. She was broken hearted and in tears on learning of her youngest sister running off with George Wickham.

Darcy had to find them and make them marry and he drove himself to that end, for unless they were married, the Bennets of Longbourn would be disgraced. If that happened, Elizabeth and her other sisters might never have a good offer of marriage.

He had proposed to Elizabeth weeks earlier in Hunsford, where she had rejected him, but he did not give up hope that one day she might love him. He had not seen her since that day she left Lambton, but now he had returned with his sister. Darcy had returned to stand up for his good friend, Mr. Bingley, who would soon marry Elizabeth’s eldest sister, Jane.

Darcy’s feelings for Elizabeth were steady but she now saw him differently. He had changed. She believed it was from her reproofs, but she also knew that her feelings for him had changed.

Love was in the air and both Darcy and Elizabeth sensed that this was their time, but would he propose again and how would he be certain that she would accept him?

Lizzy’s Novel by Sophie Lynbrook

Elizabeth Bennet is not tolerable enough to tempt Mr. Darcy to dance. But he tempts her – as a subject for her very active pen. When her novel needs a villainous character, she finds it easy to write one. The example has been in front of her since she met Mr. Bingley’s disagreeable friend. To her great delight, her book is published, but what will happen when Mr. Darcy discovers himself in its pages?

Opinions upon Novel Writing.

“Novels are the ruination of young ladies’ minds.”

Mr. Collins

“I do not know more than half a dozen ladies who are accomplished enough to write a novel.”

Mr. Darcy

“If I had ever written a book, it would have been a very superior work. There are few people in England, I suppose, who have better command of the language or better taste. I would be a great proficient at the art of writing.”

Lady Catherine de Bourgh.

Mr. Darcy Dances by Sophie Lynbrook

Why is Mr. Darcy so keen to stand up for every dance? His animated performance is the highlight of the Meryton assembly. Everybody is delighted with him except for Elizabeth, who thinks him a worthless fribble and a bad influence on her younger sisters, and Miss Bingley, who does not like to see him dance and form friendships with others. Will their concurrence on this subject turn Lizzy and Miss Bingley into the best of friends? Will Mr. Darcy’s friendship exercise a good influence over Kitty and Lydia? Will theirs bring out the best in him? And will he and Elizabeth ever find any common ground, or are they destined to disagree over every little thing?

Under the Harvest Moon by Sophie Lynbrook

When Mr. Bingley moves into a new home, he is taken aback by learning that he must host the annual harvest dance. With less than two weeks to prepare, it is a daunting task. Fleeing back to London seems like the best course of action until he meets an enchanting lady. With the assistance of Mrs. Bennet and her daughters, the planning of the august event runs smoothly, but pandemonium breaks loose once the full moon rises. More people turn up than are expected, among them Mr. Darcy, who finds more than he bargained for under the harvest moon.

Wild Goose Chase by Sophie Lynbrook

Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth are off to Gretna Green.

A dastardly scheme enacted by Miss Bingley sends them on a wild ride through England’s northern counties in pursuit of Lydia and Mr. Wickham. Accompanied by her relatives and pursued by his, they join a succession of carriages streaming along the busy road to the border.

New friends are made along the way, as well as some unexpected choices. Mr. Darcy never imagined that he would help anybody to elope, but he learns that sometimes the circumstances justify drastic action. He is a willing accomplice to the marital extravaganza at the culmination of their journey even though he would never choose to marry over the anvil. Would he?

Confusion and misunderstandings abound in this comic romp.

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