$2.99 Q to T

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

Other $2.99 lists: A to D / E to H / I to L / M to P

A Mother’s Touch: Inspired by Pride & Prejudice by Jennifer Redlarczyk

A Mother’s Touch is a heart-warming collection of short stories inspired by Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice. See Lady Anne through the eyes of her daughter, Georgiana, in “Lady Anne’s Quilt.” Experience the relationship young Fitzwilliam has with his mother in “An Act of Kindness” and “Our Special Day.” Then join Fitzwilliam and Elizabeth and discover how wonderful it is to have Lady Anne’s influence in their lives as they become parents in “Our Future.”

Mr. Darcy Forgets by Becky Riker

Five months after his marriage to Miss Elizabeth Bennet, Mr. Darcy takes a fall from his horse. Awakening, the last thing he remembers is fleeing Hunsford after being rejected. How will his wife and his friends help him regain that which he has lost?

Darcy on the Edge by Charlotte E. Robins

Fitzwilliam Darcy was at his home in London when his friend, Charles Bingley, told him the news that turned his world upside down and finally broke his heart. Elizabeth Bennet and George Wickham had married and were on a ship heading for Ireland when it was caught in a violent storm. No person survived the sinking.

All these months since he and his friends left Netherfield to return to town he had thought of her and had just missed seeing her by a day both at Rosings and later at Pemberley and each time he felt her loss more than ever. He had often believed he had seen her in town but it was just wishful thinking, or perhaps a mirage. Recently he had seen a young woman riding in a carriage and thought it might be her, but he knew it could not be because the paper said she had died.

He went into Hertfordshire to see for himself how the Bennet family was fairing and would soon have his answer, but he still did not know if he would ever be whole again, but he would try.

The Truth About Mr. Wickham by Atlee Rose

In Jane Austen’s Pride & Prejudice, Elizabeth Bennet famously rejects the handsome Mr. Darcy’s first proposal of marriage after she learns of his role in her sister’s abandonment. What if Elizabeth had learned something different? What if she learned about Mr. Wickham’s dastardly deeds instead?

In this variation on Pride & Prejudice, we take a different journey with Elizabeth and Darcy. Elizabeth hears a different story before Darcy’s proposal, and her decisions are drastically altered. With apologies to Miss Austen, some of the novel’s original text is reworked, rewritten, and re-purposed in this novella to tell a new story — one that takes the characters in different directions as they acknowledge their own universal truth.

Austen lovers of all ages will enjoy this sweet retelling of a beloved novel.

The Book with Which It All Began by Nicky Roth

Her family’s behaviour during the Netherfield Ball has Elizabeth Bennet hide in the billiard room in mortification. Perhaps her sister Mary is right after all, that reading is to be preferred to dancing. But when Elizabeth starts to read a book, carelessly forgotten on a side table in front of the fireplace, she soon finds out that even this on occasion can be anything but an innocent pastime.

Mr. Bennet Takes Charge by Jann Rowland

Elizabeth Bennet’s journey to the lakes is canceled, and she expects to spend a quiet summer at home. When Mr. Bingley, along with his elusive friend Mr. Darcy, return to Netherfield, a quiet summer is turned topsy-turvy. Though Elizabeth’s opinion of the gentleman has improved, she never thought to see him again.

Then Elizabeth learns her sister, Lydia, means to elope with a rake, and the very respectability of her family is at stake. Elizabeth takes heart, however, when her father rises to the occasion, in a way she would never have predicted. With Mr. Darcy’s assistance, there may still be time to prevent calamity, and even find love, against all odds.

Mr. Bennet Takes Charge is a Pride and Prejudice Adaptation novella of approximately 30,000 words.

An Unexpected Merry Gentleman: A Pride and Prejudice Christmas Novella by Anngela Schroeder

 ‘Tis the season to be jolly and Mr. Darcy and his sister have been invited to Netherfield for Christmas with Bingley’s business associate and the Bennets of Longbourn. There is no comfort or joy for this taciturn man when he discovers the sparkling Elizabeth Bennet finds him proud and arrogant. His only choice is to win her heart, but is it too late to change her opinion of him?

Elizabeth Bennet is dismayed when she discovers the holiday guests of Netherfield include Mr. Darcy. How will she remain in the spirit of Christmas when faced with such a disagreeable man? Yet, with the kindness and attention he displays to her two young cousins, and the handsome Mr. Wickham’s character beginning to unravel, can she really trust in first impressions? Join the residents of Meryton as the spirit of the holidays may turn Mr. Darcy into “An Unexpected Merry Gentleman” after all. 

~A low angst, clean holiday novella

An Encounter at Longbourn by Margaret Lynette Sharp

At her parent’s request, Elizabeth brings both Darcy and Georgiana along to a family gathering at Longbourn. The eyes of the guest-of-honour, Hodges, are immediately and irresistibly drawn not to Catherine (who is smitten by him), but to Miss Darcy, whose sweetness and musical talent excite his sensibilities. What will be the outcome of this mutual attraction, which defies both the best-laid plans of Mrs Bennet and a social hierarchy in which Hodges, though a fine physician, is somehow viewed as wholly unworthy of Georgiana Darcy (except, it seems, by Georgiana herself)?

And From Longbourn, A Wedding Comes by Margaret Lynette Sharp

As her wedding day approaches, Mary’s family and friends gather together to celebrate the happy event. Will events proceed as smoothly as she hopes? Will Lady Catherine de Bourgh spoil the day? Is love in the air for someone else?

Heartbreak at Pemberley by Margaret Lynette Sharp

As her wedding-day approaches, Miss Juliette Darcy’s days are filled with delight as she sees her dreams evolving into reality. What devastating news, though, will soon arrive, threatening to shatter her future? Will her father be able to salvage the situation? Will Elizabeth and Darcy at length see smiles of true felicity return to their daughter’s face?

Jane and the Visitors from Pemberley (Derbyshire #1) by Margaret Lynette Sharp

Fifteen-year-old Isobel, the youngest daughter of Jane and Charles Bingley, is overjoyed when, despite her mama’s misgivings, she is allowed to go on holiday with her friends at Brighton. Will this high-spirited young woman somehow manage to behave with uncharacteristic decorum? Or will history repeat itself?

Scandal Comes to the Bingleys (Derbyshire #2) by Margaret Lynette Sharp

After a whirlwind courtship, a lowly officer named Edgar Williams asks for the hand in marriage of Maria, the eldest daughter of Jane and Charles Bingley. What scandalous allegations are made against the young man: allegations that threaten to overturn Bingley’s approval of this union and destroy Maria’s life, as she imagines it? But, on the other hand, is Maria herself having second thoughts?

Mischief Afoot at the Bingleys (Derbyshire #4) by Margaret Lynette Sharp

As her wedding-day approaches, Maria – the eldest daughter of Jane and Charles Bingley – ponders what her future marriage will hold. Her fiancé, Edgar Williams, is considering abandonment of the militia to relocate with her to his uncle’s farm in Yorkshire. Yet, unbeknownst to Miss Bingley, another scandalous rumour concerning Edgar has reached the ears of Lady Catherine de Bourgh. Is there real substance to this insidious gossip? Will Maria’s heart be broken?

They Gathered at the Bingleys (Derbyshire #4) by Margaret Lynette Sharp

On the day before the wedding of Maria, the eldest daughter of Charles and Jane Bingley, a family dinner attended by, amongst others, the likes of Lady Catherine de Bourgh and her husband Hubert, delivers more in the way of interest than its organisers had in mind. What skeletons in the closet will be displayed for all to see? Will Lady Catherine emerge unscathed? Who in the family will prove to be more than a match for Her Ladyship’s tongue?

It Happened in London (Derbyshire #6) by Margaret Lynette Sharp

With her newly-married eldest daughter no longer living at home, Jane Bingley finds herself missing the company she’d previously enjoyed. To distract her from her melancholy, though, out of the blue and all unbesought, two problems arise that bid fair to cause the bereft Jane and her family great embarrassment and upset. And how will Bingley react? Will he, or will Darcy, find some means by which to avert two impending catastrophes that may threaten Jane’s entire extended family?

Longbourn: The Early Days by Margaret Lynette Sharp

The days and years before Lizzy and Mr Darcy first met were filled with excitement, humour and drama at Longbourn. This anthology, made up of the first six prequel vignettes by Australian author Margaret Lynette Sharp, spotlights the behaviour of some of the most intriguing Longbourn characters from Jane Austen’s immortal classic.

Much Ado at Longbourn by Margaret Lynette Sharp

Kitty Bennet can scarcely contain her excitement at being asked to a ball, to be held at Pemberley – especially since she knows that Colonel Fitzwilliam is sure to attend. Will Lady Catherine de Bourgh contrive to spoil a new romance?

A Party at Longbourn by Margaret Lynette Sharp

Elizabeth, Darcy and Georgiana have gathered at Longbourn to celebrate the 60th birthday of Mr Bennet. Enter the recently-widowed Mr Collins, now the father of a young daughter. He’s on a mission sanctioned by Lady Catherine – to find a new wife for himself. Will he choose one of the remaining Bennet girls? If so, would his offer be successful, or meet with the same outcome as his proposal to Elizabeth?

Pemberley: Before the Wedding by Margaret Lynette Sharp

As her wedding-day draws nigh, Miss Emily Collins – the beautiful and talented fiancée of Fitzwilliam Darcy, Jr – seems to be having second thoughts about her forthcoming nuptials, especially in the light of news of the realisation of a friend’s ambition: an ambition that lingers in Emily’s own mind. Will Miss Collins renounce her engagement?

Pemberley: Fitzwilliam Stays at Rosings by Margaret Lynette Sharp

His stay at Rosings has brought Fitzwilliam Darcy, Jr, a measure of both delight and anguish as he realises that not only has he become even more attached to the charming daughter of Mr Collins – Miss Emily – but also that his rival, John King, is planning a serious step in order to secure his own future with the beautiful maiden. Where do Emily’s affections really lie?

Pemberley: The Next Generation by Margaret Lynette Sharp

Almost one and twenty years have passed since Elizabeth gave birth to her first child – a son, Fitzwilliam Edward Darcy. Since then, another child – a daughter, Juliette Elizabeth – has also entered the world, and has grown into a fine young lady. With her son’s birthday drawing nigh, the Mistress of Pemberley devises a plan to give the younger Fitzwilliam a day to remember.

Another Place in Time by Mary Lydon Simonsen

In the time-travel romance, Another Place in Time, Fitzwilliam Darcy learns of the existence of Elizabeth Bennet from Hannah and Jacob Caswell, time travelers from the twenty-first century. When Darcy’s offer of marriage is rejected at Hunsford Parsonage, the Caswells advise Darcy to visit the future and seek the assistance of an expert on Jane Austen and the Regency Era.

When Darcy arrives in Baltimore in 2012, he finds Christine O’Malley serving on a panel at a Jane Austen conference. Although his arrival is a crowd pleaser, Chris is upset that an “actor,” impersonating Mr. Darcy, has stolen the show. After a rocky start, Chris agrees to go with Darcy to the past to help him sort out the mess with Elizabeth.

While plans are being made for Darcy to capture the heart and hand of Elizabeth Bennet, Chris, who has experienced her own heartache, finds she is falling for Darcy’s cousin, Colonel Fitzwilliam. With her sensibilities firmly rooted in the future, will Chris be able to find happiness with a man who occupies another place in time?

Becoming Elizabeth Darcy by Mary Lydon Simonsen

In 2010, American Elizabeth Hannigan falls into a coma and wakes up in the bed and body of Elizabeth Bennet Darcy. Beth soon realizes that the only way back to her life in the 21st Century is through the Master of Pemberley, Jane Austen’s Fitzwilliam Darcy. But first Beth must uncover the dark secret that brought her to Pemberley in 1826 in the first place.

Becoming Elizabeth Darcy is a story of love, loyalty, and loss, where a modern woman is called upon to resolve the problems of Jane Austen’s most beloved couple.

If you are a fan of Lost in Austen, you will enjoy the time-travel novel, Becoming Elizabeth Darcy.

The Bell by Mary Lydon Simonsen

 Mrs. Darlington, the current lessee of Netherfield Park, wants out of her lease, and rumor has it that Mr. Bingley, a handsome gentleman from the North, is interested in leasing a country estate near to London. In order to entice Mr. Bingley to take over the lease, Mrs. Darlington had planned to host an intimate party to show off the neighborhood and the local beauties. When word gets out that there is an eligible bachelor in the neighborhood, all of Mrs. Darlington’s plans go out the window, and a small card party becomes a full-blown affair. One of the people adding to the confusion is Mr. Bingley’s friend, Mr. Darcy of Pemberley, who is reported to be an elderly gentleman who travels with an ear horn. When the real Mr. Darcy arrives at Netherfield Park, all eyes are on the gentleman from Derbyshire, but who will be the fortunate lady to capture Mr. Darcy’s attention? Confusion, mistaken identities, and an obnoxious bell all make for an interesting evening at Netherfield Park. 27,000 words.

Conversations with Mr. Darcy by Mary Lydon Simonsen

It did not begin well. At the Meryton assembly, Fitzwilliam Darcy was rude, and Elizabeth Bennet was offended. But what if, through a series of conversations, Darcy and Lizzy come to recognize the virtues that lay hidden beneath his pride and her prejudice? Even though the lovers walk a smoother path, there are obstacles, including other suitors for Lizzy and societal hurdles for Mr. Darcy. Conversations with Mr. Darcy, a novella, is a gentle “what if” Pride and Prejudice re-imagining where Darcy finds courage and inspiration in a long-ago love story from his own family.

Novella length – approximately 30,000 words

Convincing Mr. Darcy by Mary Lydon Simonsen

Fitzwilliam Darcy of Pemberley is stubborn. Although given good principles as a child, he has grown into a man who needs convincing that his opinions are not the only ones that matter. Reform is possible, but it will require the intervention of a strong-willed Elizabeth Bennet, who has opinions of her own. Approximately 30,000 words

Darcy and Elizabeth At Pemberley by Mary Lydon Simonsen

Darcy and Elizabeth at Pemberley is a collection of five PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED short stories:

Lost in Love – After Elizabeth Bennet’s rejection of his offer of marriage, Fitzwilliam Darcy returns to Derbyshire in the hope of finding a path that will lead him to Elizabeth. Little does he know that she is already at Pemberley, walking the gravel paths of the maze in the estate’s expansive gardens. When Darcy and Elizabeth meet in the middle of the labyrinth, the unexpected happens.

Behind Pemberley’s Walls – Four months after Elizabeth Bennet’s rejection of his offer of marriage, Fitzwilliam Darcy is still trying to puzzle through the reasons for her refusal. When he arrives at Pemberley, a place of reflection, he finds that Elizabeth and her aunt and uncle are touring the gardens. Is it possible that Fate has presented him with an opportunity to make amends for his awful behavior in Kent? Darcy quickly devises a plan to find out if Elizabeth is having second thoughts about refusing him, but it involves a bit of subterfuge.

Answered Prayers – Although four months have passed since Elizabeth Bennet’s rejection of his marriage proposal, Fitzwilliam Darcy has yet to come to grips with the idea of a future devoid of Elizabeth’s love and companionship. Riding through the rain to reach Pemberley, Darcy arrives at his home with his mood as gloomy as the weather. When he discovers that Elizabeth and her aunt and uncle are touring the gardens, Darcy decides to use the approaching storm as a way to keep Elizabeth at Pemberley. It is his last chance to convince Elizabeth that he is a man worthy of her affection.

The Marriage of Antony, the Earl of Stepton, to Lady Eleanor Henley – This story serves as an introduction to Fitzwilliam Darcy’s cousin, Antony, the Earl of Stepton, an original character, and his wife the Evil Eleanor.

The Fitzwilliam Brothers at the Pemberley Ball – It is Elizabeth’s first ball at Pemberley as Mrs. Fitzwilliam Darcy, and expectations are high. But with the arrival of Darcy’s cousins, Antony and Richard Fitzwilliam, and Antony’s estranged wife, the Evil Eleanor, everything is turned on its head.

Darcy on the Hudson by Mary Lydon Simonsen

When Fitzwilliam Darcy, Georgiana Darcy, and Charles Bingley set sail from England for New York, each travels with a different purpose in mind. Georgiana wants to put a particularly jarring episode involving a family friend in the past, and Charles wishes to visit his Uncle Richard in an exciting new land. For Darcy, it is an opportunity to explore the possibilities of new sources of wealth in the expanding United States, but once Darcy meets American, Elizabeth Bennet, it is the beginning of a love story. But will their differences and a possible second war between Britain and America keep them apart?

Dear Sir, Dear Madam, by Mary Lydon Simonsen

In Pride and Prejudice, while in Kent, Elizabeth Bennet refuses Fitzwilliam Darcy’s offer of marriage. The next day, Darcy hands Elizabeth his infamous letter which succeeds in shutting down all communication between the two prior to their reunion at Pemberley. But what if Elizabeth had responded to Mr. Darcy’s hastily written letter? By committing their thoughts to paper in a secret correspondence, and with the help of cousins, a friend, and a manservant, Darcy and Elizabeth gradually develop a better understanding of the reasons for their actions in Hertfordshire. In these exchanges, the prejudices that have hampered their relationship from the very beginning are exposed, and the letters open a world of possibilities.

Dear Sir, Dear Madam, a novella, provides a look at the thoughts of Elizabeth Bennet and Fitzwilliam Darcy following the Hunsford Parsonage dust-up.

For All the Wrong Reasons by Mary Lydon Simonsen

For All the Wrong Reasons – A Novella – Pemberley, the Darcy estate, is entailed away from the female line. When Fitzwilliam Darcy learns that Peter Grayson, the prospective heir, is to marry Caroline Bingley, he realizes that he must quickly find a wife so that he might have a son. But will Elizabeth Bennet agree to a loveless marriage, and if so, will she marry for all the wrong reasons? This novella explores Darcy and Elizabeth’s path to a happily-ever-after ending.

Netherfield is Let at Last by Mary Lydon Simonsen

Netherfield Park is let at last! Or is it?

Charles Bingley is looking for a place in the country, and it appears that Netherfield Park in Hertfordshire is perfect for his needs. After hastily signing a one-year’s lease, Bingley is having second thoughts and asks his friend, Fitzwilliam Darcy, to visit Netherfield Park to look over the property. It is while inspecting the manor house that Darcy encounters Elizabeth Bennet of Longbourn. An interrupted introduction has Elizabeth believing that she is meeting a certain Mr. Fitzwilliam, Mr. Darcy’s aide, a mistake Darcy declines to correct as it affords him the opportunity of enjoying a lovely afternoon in the country where deference to rank is set aside. But what happens when Elizabeth learns Darcy’s true identity?

Netherfield Park Is Let at Last is a continuation of Darcy and Elizabeth’s story as told in Pride and Prejudice.

A Walk in the Meadows at Rosings Park by Mary Lydon Simonsen

A Walk in the Meadows at Rosings Park – Novella: The day after the assembly at Meryton, Fitzwilliam Darcy departs Hertfordshire, believing he leaves little of interest behind. But when Elizabeth Bennet comes to Kent, Darcy has an opportunity for a second look at the dark-haired beauty, and he is instantly smitten. Unfortunately for Mr. Darcy, Elizabeth has a long memory, and the gentleman from Derbyshire will have to earn her love. His efforts begin with a walk in the meadows at Rosings Park.

Language of the Fan – Short Story: While Jane Bennet recuperates at Netherfield Park, Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy are thrown into each other’s company. Despite initial resistance, the two adversaries find their first impressions are changing. The lovers are brought together through a series of comical miscues.

Mr. Darcy Steps In – Short Story. When Darcy learns that Mr. Collins plans to make an offer of marriage to Elizabeth Bennet, he knows he must do something, but what happens next is completely unexpected.

When They Fall in Love by Mary Lydon Simonsen

Spring of 1814 – Fitzwilliam Darcy proposes to Elizabeth Bennet at the Hunsford Parsonage, but his offer of marriage is rejected.

Spring of 1821 – A recently widowed Fitzwilliam Darcy has taken up residence with his six-year-old daughter, Alexandra, at a villa in the hills above Florence and invites Charles and Jane Bingley and their daughter to come for a visit. Included in the invitation is Elizabeth Bennet, who has taken on the responsibility of governess for her niece.

In the intervening years, Elizabeth’s opinion of the Master of Pemberley has altered greatly, but has Darcy’s opinion of Elizabeth changed? After all, he married another and fathered a child. Will they be able to put their troubled history behind them?

When They Fall in Love is set against the background of the greatest city of the Renaissance, a perfect place to start over.

Lady Elizabeth’s Affectionate Heart by Gillian Smith

Lady Elizabeth Fitzwilliam is an intelligent but stubborn girl with an honest and compassionate heart. While she grows and becomes a true lady, she captures Fitzwilliam Darcy’s affections, the cousin she constantly misunderstands. 

Meantime, Lady Catherine wants the union between him and her daughter and will stop at nothing to fulfill her wishes. 

How Lizzy, a hopeless romantic as she is, will react to Fitzwilliam’s declaration of love? 

And what will Mr. Darcy do when forced to choose between Elizabeth and their family’s reputation?

Mr. Darcy’s Second Chance by Gillian Smith

A little different story about a man who got another chance.

Lonely and in a strange land, Mr. Darcy meets Elizabeth who changes his life forever. But there are still ghosts, restless spirits that haunt him and his family. Will the secrets he keeps and his anxious heart allow him to find happiness with Elizabeth?

Contains minor adult situations.

All Hallow’s Eve by Wendi Sotis

Since ancient times, every Halloween, the ritual of Sanun is performed, freeing the dead to interact with the living for one night. One Evil Soul discovers a way to hide from the Return, remaining on Earth to meddle with the fates of the living. As the centuries pass, It begins to search for the High Priestess, intending to force her to do its bidding, no matter the cost.

Appearances can be deceiving, even in Regency England. To most, Elizabeth Bennet is simply the second daughter of an insignificant country squire, but in truth, she is High Priestess and leader of an ancient cult secretly co-existing alongside British society. Confusion reigns when she learns that the man she despises, Fitzwilliam Darcy, is her Soul Mate, assigned to protect her from Evil. Can they work together to preserve the future?

Dreams and Expectations by Wendi Sotis

While staying true to the characters of Jane Austen’s much loved tale, this novel takes Elizabeth Bennet and Fitzwilliam Darcy on a much different journey than Austen did in Pride and Prejudice.

Although family and society expect Fitzwilliam Darcy to ignore his heart and “marry well,” soon after entering Meryton, he falls in love with the woman of his dreams. The problem is, while she is perfect for him in disposition, the lady is far below him in everything that matters to his peers and relations: wealth and connexions.

Past experiences have convinced Miss Elizabeth Bennet that marriage with a gentlemen of high social standing would be out of the question. However, against her better judgement, she cannot turn away from the man she loves, and enters into a friendship with him.

Fate, mystery, and intrigue bring them together again and again in Hertfordshire, Rosings Park, coastal Broadstairs, and London.

Will Elizabeth and Darcy listen to their consciences and continue on simply as friends? Or can they overcome the confines of duty, the malicious designs of others, and their own scruples, and allow the yearnings of their souls to guide them, instead?

A sweet Regency romance blended with mystery and adventure. No graphic love scenes.

A Lesson Hard Learned by Wendi Sotis

Shortly after Elizabeth Bennet refuses Fitzwilliam Darcy’s offer of marriage, he becomes convinced her reproofs were correct and determines to become worthy of her love. His attempt to arrange a “chance” meeting is successful and they cross paths in London.

Soon afterwards, Darcy sails for Virginia to retrieve his newly widowed cousin, who has found herself stranded in a country on the verge of war with her native land. Once there, he suspects her sights are set on him as her next mate. Even worse, his journal—which details his feelings about Elizabeth—is accidentally posted to Elizabeth. Can he return to England, convince her he has taken her opinions to heart, and win her love before she receives it?

The impulsive Elizabeth Bennet is injured while touring a Derbyshire estate with her aunt and uncle, and circumstances find her at the home of Georgiana Darcy while she recuperates. While there, Elizabeth realizes she is in love with Darcy, but will he arrive home and assume the worst about her after finding her living at his estate?

The Mystic Blessing (The Gypsy Blessing Book 1) by Wendi Sotis

While taking a solitary ramble on her father’s estate, Elizabeth Bennet finds an injured woman, cares for her, and helps her return to her camp. For her exceptional kindness, Elizabeth is awarded a mystic blessing, bestowed through magic.

Forgetting the incident, Elizabeth thinks it merely odd when she begins to receive drawings in the mail with no return address—until she recognizes these same scenes as they become true events in her life. Through the blessing, circumstances bring Elizabeth and Jane Bennet to Ramsgate, where they meet Georgiana and Fitzwilliam Darcy, along with a charming young man named George Wickham.

Will Elizabeth’s efforts to reshape future events alter her destiny?

(Formerly “The Gypsy Blessing”)

Promises by Wendi Sotis

Adapting characters from Jane Austen’s much loved tale, this novel takes Elizabeth Bennet and Fitzwilliam Darcy on a much different journey than Austen did in Pride and Prejudice.

Through their fathers’ friendship, Elizabeth Bennet and Fitzwilliam Darcy meet as children. Over the years, their feelings for each other grow and they promise themselves to each other, but unfortunate circumstances and interfering family members seek to keep them apart.

Will misunderstandings and mistaken impressions divide Elizabeth and William forever?

With My Whole Heart Forever by Wendi Sotis

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

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

An Unlikely Hero, an Unlikely Love: A Pride & Prejudice Sweet Romance Apocalyptic Variation (Death Comes to Netherfield Trilogy Book 1) by Jacqueline Steel

When news traveled that a wealthy bachelor, Mr. Bingley, had leased Netherfield with his sisters, the town was abuzz with excitement. The mothers anyway. Each seeing one of their daughters marrying into a respectable life. Of course, Mrs. Bennet was no exception. Sending her two oldest daughters, Jane and Elizabeth, to a grand dance to meet him and his friends. Unfortunately for Elizabeth, his good friend Mr. Darcy is anything but the type of man she would ever be interested in.

Excitement quickly turns to troubled minds as Mr. Bingley shares the bad news coming from America. News of a horrible disease that is rendering its victims into cannibals. What if it comes across the ocean?

The courting continues until the horrible news spreads throughout the country. It has come to England. On a visit to see her new love interest Mr. Bingley, Jane comes down with a sickness they all fear will turn her into one of these dreadful creatures.

Refusing to let her sister die alone without family, Elizabeth refuses to stay home in safety. Making her way to Netherfield as the whole country goes mad. A nightmare as neighbors and family members are infected. Turned into those horrible creatures that feed upon….

Trapped at Netherfield with The Bingley’s and Mr. Darcy, Elizabeth quickly finds that people are not always what they seem. And as the hero in Mr. Darcy comes out, the attraction she feels is almost as horrifying to her as the sickness claiming everything she knows.

Often, we find our true measure as a person only when confronted with great loss. This is such a story, as a man who was mistaken as a snobby, elite landowner with little thought for other than himself shows that heroes spring forth from the least expected of places. A hero whose capacity for love, to be loved, is so strong Elizabeth would endure anything to be by his side.

A Hero’s Guilt for Mr. Darcy: A Pride & Prejudice Apocalyptic Variation (Death Comes to Netherfield Trilogy Book ) by Jacqueline Steel

The exciting sequel to An Unlikely Hero, An Unlikely Love.

Newly married, Mr. Darcy feels obligated to do something about the madness gripping the world. Knowing he must stop the infection and help carve out a brave new world, he must put an end to the zombie cannibals roaming around looking for victims. The only force he hadn’t reckoned on was the streak of fire in his new wife Elizabeth.

Insisting she go with him, they destroy a city of the monsters before burning the town to the ground. Sensing her need to reunite with her family, to check on her sister Lydia who rumor has it has been infected, they make the long trek home to see firsthand if this horrible disease has claimed her family. If they even live.

Wondering if his best friend Mr. Bingley can find a cure to save them if they have been infected, Mr. Darcy fights with himself over whether he has done the right thing destroying the infected. For if his friend finds the cure that would make him a…

Becoming Elizabeth by Ivy May Stuart

“Madeline Gardner drew breath. “I had never thought it before, but it occurred to me today that Thomas Bennet has not been a very good husband. He has reduced Fanny into something very close to a joke in that house.”

Lizzie Bennet, a reigning belle in the district of Meryton and ‘the smartest person in her father’s house’ fears marriage. She is afraid of being controlled and can’t imagine anything worse than becoming like her mother: an object of derision to her husband and family. Family circumstances dictate that the Bennet girls must marry; but can Lizzie find the maturity to overcome her fears and begin the changes that will lead towards her becoming Elizabeth?

Fitzwilliam Darcy has his problems too. Wealth, status and family expectations have moulded his public behaviour. But behind his proud, cynical exterior lies an intelligent, passionate man, longing for an equally intelligent and passionate partner in life.

Circumstances have brought them together, but can two such strong personalities find each other through the welter of conflicting forces that hold them apart?

Disturbing the Dust: A Variation of Jane Austen’s ‘Persuasion’ by Ivy May Stuart

“Captain Wentworth at the age of thirty two could have his pick of the young ladies of the district, while Anne Elliot at twenty seven, must quietly accept her place on the shelf.”

Eight years have passed since Anne Elliot’s engagement to Frederick Wentworth ended in bitterness. Spinsterhood and a life of obscurity are her daily reality, and then she is struck a powerful blow: the loss of the Elliot’s ancestral home, her beloved Kellynch Hall. Having squandered much of their wealth, the aristocratic Elliots are forced to move out and hand control over to the unpretentious Admiral Croft, and this just as a newly wealthy Captain Wentworth returns to the area.

MUCH CAN HAPPEN TO A MAN IN EIGHT YEARS:

Wentworth has been at sea, fighting the war against France. He returns a much harder man, for whom marriage is no longer about love but about his comfort and convenience. He is determined to show those who humiliated him just how much times have changed.

WHILE LITTLE CHANGES FOR THOSE WHO REMAIN BEHIND:

For Anne Elliot the years have taken their toll. A faded beauty, she is frequently ignored or passed over as she silently bears witness to the lives of others. Everyone around her is comfortable, used to the old Anne…

But what would happen if all that were to change?

The Golden Apples of the Sun by Ivy May Stuart

Elizabeth ground her teeth. “Mr. Darcy, who are you to dictate? My sister is twenty-one years old: therefore an adult. I will guarantee nothing on her behalf! Of course, you may treat Mr. Bingley as a child if you choose. It would be quite in keeping with the rest of your arrogant behavior. And now, I bid you a very good day, sir.”

Angry tears pricked behind her eyelids and she turned to walk away. But Darcy reached out and placed a heavy hand on her arm. “Not so fast, Miss Elizabeth…” he began to say, when a shrill voice called out behind them.

A QUEST FOR A LIFE OF MEANING.

Elizabeth Bennet, a young woman possessed of a keen intellect and sharp wit has spent most of her young life in forced seclusion in the small rural village of Meryton. But with the arrival of two wealthy young gentlemen, things look set to change for the Bennet family, especially when Elizabeth encounters and clashes with the arrogant and controlling Fitzwilliam Darcy, never dreaming that he will come to admire her or that the social barriers between them can ever be surmounted.

Darcy, despite being born to power and privilege, has always been discontented with his lot – not least because family obligations make marriage to his sickly cousin, Anne, unavoidable. Until he visits the small town of Meryton his attitude is characteristically contemptuous and bitter and it is only when he has to contend with Elizabeth Bennet and her disturbing ability to pinpoint his faults while mocking him at every turn that he is compelled to examine his own behaviour more closely.

Slowly, Darcy travels the path to self-knowledge and in the process over comes his cynicism and begins to yearn for a life of purpose, passion and real fulfilment.

BUT CAN DARCY HONOUR HIS OBLIGATIONS TO HIS FAMILY AND RESIST HIS DESIRE FOR ELIZABETH AND THE PROMISE SHE HOLDS FOR ENDING HIS LIFE OF LONELINESS?

AND CAN ELIZABETH OVERCOME A FAMILY SCANDAL AND HER ABSORPTION IN THE WORLD OF IDEAS, TO SEE PAST DARCY’S ARROGANT EXTERIOR TO THE MAN WHO IS ON A QUEST FOR THE MOST PROFOUND FORM OF LOVE?

The Netherfield Phantom: Pride and Prejudice and Witches (Lizzy Bennet Ghost Hunter Book 1) by Jemma Thorne

A mystery at Netherfield Park…and Lizzy Bennet is going to unravel it.

Lizzy Bennet first chased ghosts as a lark. A merry pursuit to enliven her carefree days. Her sister Jane is less sanguine; she’s the one the spirits appear to, the sister unhappily gifted with the sight. But with the Netherfield phantom, all of that will change.

Lizzy Bennet Ghost Hunter is a series of haunted short stories inspired by Jane Austen’s beloved novel Pride and Prejudice, and by the sort of tall tales best heard among the shadows and wavering glow that surrounds a campfire.

Lizzy Bennet Ghost Hunter is a series of haunted short stories inspired by Jane Austen’s beloved novel Pride and Prejudice, and by the sort of tall tales best heard among the shadows and wavering glow that surrounds a campfire.

Spectres at Longbourn: Pride and Prejudice and Witches (Lizzy Bennet Ghost Hunter Book 2) by Jemma Thorne

A haunting in Lizzy Bennet’s family home…and the arrival of a long-anticipated visitor.

Spirits and spectres crowd Lizzy Bennet’s thoughts after her adventure at Netherfield – maybe that’s why she begins to notice the odd occurrences her first night back at Longbourn. But she has other concerns to contend with. Jane’s growing friendship with Mr. Bingley leaves Lizzy as the target for their visiting cousin’s ambition. Mr. Collins will inherit Longbourn, and he is seeking a wife. Lizzy is determined not to become that unhappy woman. And she’s equally determined to help the spirit haunting Longbourn leave the Bennets for good.

Lizzy Bennet Ghost Hunter is a series of haunted short stories inspired by Jane Austen’s beloved novel Pride and Prejudice, and by the sort of tall tales best heard among the shadows and wavering glow that surrounds a campfire.

Rosings and the Wraith: Pride and Prejudice and Witches (Lizzy Bennet Ghost Hunter Book 3) by Jemma Thorne

A wealthy heiress in the grip of a suspicious malady…and the increasingly curious behavior of Mr. Darcy. Lizzy Bennet has her hands full.

The implications of marriage, or the lack thereof, have never been more on Lizzy Bennet’s mind. With her sister Jane pining for Bingley in London, Lizzy visits Charlotte at her new home in Kent and finds her friend both settled and settling. But her first glimpse of the reclusive heiress Anne de Bourgh brings mystery crashing delightfully into what might otherwise be a quiet trip. When Mr. Darcy and his cousin Colonel Fitzwilliam arrive at Rosings Park, lighthearted Lizzy must begin to face the largest mystery of all – what is it that she really wants?

Lizzy Bennet Ghost Hunter is a series of haunted short stories inspired by Jane Austen’s beloved novel Pride and Prejudice, and by the sort of tall tales best heard among the shadows and wavering glow that surrounds a campfire. Look for the series conclusion Shades of Prejudice Past in winter 2017.

Ghost of a Pemberley Bride: Pride and Prejudice and Witches (Lizzy Bennet Ghost Hunter Book 4) by Jemma Thorne

Lizzy Bennet’s visit to the grand house of Pemberley reveals another side of the man who loves her.

Summer travels with her favorite relatives should have been exactly what Lizzy Bennet needed. Yet the “passenger” spirit she carries is growing heavier by the day. When their trip is cut short and the Gardiners suggest staying near the estate of Pemberley, Lizzy is of two minds. She wants to see the house and is curious to find out what she can about its master, yet she’s sure humiliation will rapidly follow should Mr. Darcy find her there. But upon her arrival, an unsettled spirit seeks her out and Lizzy sees a side of Darcy she never anticipated.

Shades of Prejudice Past: Pride and Prejudice and Witches (Lizzy Bennet Ghost Hunter Book 5) by Jemma Thorne

In this final Lizzy Bennet Ghost Hunter story, Lizzy must learn to make her own choices…in life and in love.

The discovery of Lydia’s elopement with Wickham throws the Bennet family into chaos. Her feelings for Darcy awakened after her visit to Pemberley, Lizzy must now admit there’s no possible future for them with her family’s reputation in tatters. She has choices to make. Will she let her ancestor’s whispered prejudices or her social obligations decide her path? Or will she reach for what she wants most in this world, even if it breaks her heart?

Lizzy Bennet Ghost Hunter is a series of haunted short stories inspired by Jane Austen’s beloved novel Pride and Prejudice, and by the sort of tall tales best heard among the shadows and wavering glow that surrounds a campfire.

Lizzy Bennet Ghost Hunter Stories

The Netherfield Phantom

Spectres at Longbourn

Rosings and the Wraith

Ghost of a Pemberley Bride

Shades of Prejudice Past

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