$2.99 U to Z

The following are books I have found for $2.99 USD with author names from U to Z. 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 / Q to T

Mr. Bennet’s Illness by Timothy Underwood

A 13,000 word comic pride and prejudice variation, with love, absurdity, and a paragraph long quotation from Fordyce’s Sermons

After a serious illness Mr. Bennet dedicated his life to what truly mattered to him. Reading all the books.

His problem: Noise, noise, noise.

He needed to get rid his noisy, crackling, cackling brood. That fabulously quiet Darcy fellow who loaned him books and Lizzy got along well together, but what about the rest? And could he convince Mrs. Bennet to also run off with some wealthy young gentleman?

Elizabeth worried about how Papa had changed since his illness.

But surely he would never force Lydia to marry Mr. Collins, just so he wouldn’t need to listen to her chatter and clatter any more? And if Papa did try to force her sister to marry the toad of Hunsford, could Elizabeth trust Mr. Darcy to help her save Lydia?

Mr. Darcy’s Dilemma by Kitty Unwin

When Elizabeth Darcy (nee Bennet) of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice is nearing the birth of her child, she grows tired of her husband Mr. Darcy trying to manage her life. Refusing to listen to his advice, they become estranged from each other until an unexpected event brings them back together and a difficult decision has to be made.

This is a short story which will pull at your heart strings before Mr. and Mrs. Darcy find their happy ever after.

Vanity and Verity by Jeanne Waters

A prequel to Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, Vanity and Verity explores the London debuts of Lady Anne and Lady Catherine Fitzwilliam. Upon arrival in London, Lady Catherine is immediately taken with the striking Mr. George Darcy (father of Austen’s iconic Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy). But the circumspect Lady Anne questions the character and connections of the yet unknown Mr. Darcy. Anxious to please her proud and domineering mother and concerned about protecting the imprudent Catherine from herself, Anne hopes to forge the right friendships and alliances to steer the sisters safely through a season in 1780s London. However, the cautious Anne is in danger of giving Mr. Darcy entirely the wrong idea of her character, even as Anne herself begins to reevaluate her first impressions of the gentleman. Meanwhile Catherine, intoxicated by the London scene, pursues flirtations with Mr. Darcy, his friend Mr. Tyndall, her cousin, and even the tedious Sir Lewis DeBourgh while Anne struggles to remind her sister – and herself – of the importance of empathy and consideration for others. When the sisters and their circle retire to the Derbyshire countryside and are introduced to a new set of company (including the roguish Lord Barham, Mr. Darcy’s steward Mr. Wickham and his conniving wife) Catherine’s interest is drawn by yet another gentleman and her behavior threatens to grow more ungovernable yet. When one of Catherine’s flirts becomes the determined suitor of Anne, Anne finds herself in danger of losing all influence over her younger sister. Can Anne maintain a sisterly relationship with Catherine, while discouraging unwanted suitors and encouraging the one man she does want, but whose interest in her is unclear? Will the erratic Catherine ever fix on just one gentleman to pursue and will she choose a relationship that feeds her character and not just her vanity? Vanity and Verity probes the relationships of the parents of Fitzwilliam Darcy, Anne DeBourgh, and George Wickham, explains a great deal about Austen’s characters’ personalities and preconceptions, and will provide the reader of Pride and Prejudice with a whole new perspective on Austen’s beloved work.

Mr. Darcy’s March Surprise by Elizabeth Watkins

This “WHAT IF” take on Pride and Prejudice has Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy meeting a young Miss Elizabeth Bennet almost two and one half years before the Meryton Assembly in Jane Austen’s masterpiece. In P and P, that extra time allowed Darcy to harden his feelings and brought him great angst such as when George Wickham attempted to elope with Darcy’s sister, and later did the same with Lydia Bennet. That added time also made him frustrated as he knew he should marry well, yet he never found a woman who he was interested in. The Darcy in P and P was frustrated, unfriendly and arrogant.

Meeting a young Elizabeth opened his heart for the first time. Soon he discovered that he cared for her and his feelings grew by the day, but the same was true of Elizabeth. Neither of them were experienced in matters of the heart, yet events would soon bring them together and allow them to decide if they had a future together.

If it is angst that you wish, you will not find it in my little story. This story is basically a love story, and many of the characters in P and P have been omitted.

One Day at Pemberley by Elizabeth Watkins

The last thing young Elizabeth Bennet expected to discover during her holiday with her Aunt and Uncle Gardiner was that she would meet a man and develop tender feelings for him. When she returned home to Longbourn she kept those feelings to herself, but not two years later at a ball in town with her sister Jane, she met the same man again. Fate again intervened less than a year later as she met the man a third time and thus they began an affair of the heart.

There were obstacles ahead and danger too and the couple’s growing love was constantly being tested. In a time of gentlemen and their ladies, only true love could unite the hearts.

A Princess for Pemberley by Elizabeth Watkins

Miss Elizabeth Bennet had no idea what awaited her as she and the Gardiners went into Derbyshire and visited Lambton, the small village that had been her Aunt Madeline’s girlhood home. Mrs. Gardiner had not been back for many years and after visiting with old friends the first two days, the threesome set off from Lambton to tour Pemberley, which was five miles away. Pemberley was the grandest of the great estates in the county, and because their carriage had a serious accident, the visitors were moved to the great house to recover and were guests of the owner, Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy.

Elizabeth was a gentleman’s daughter, but she had never seen such beauty as she saw at Pemberley. She was impressed with all she saw and the owner was kind and attentive to her. He was also very handsome and Elizabeth knew she must be careful. Her father had warned her before that great men often have their way with young women, but she thought this man was different.

The visitors and the owner developed a friendship during their stay at Pemberley. Elizabeth lived in Hertfordshire, far from Derbyshire, and knew it was doubtful that she would ever see the man again. She was a realist and understood her place in society. Mr. Darcy was friendly, but he would never be interested in aligning with a woman such as her, with her little money and lack of connections. Though she thought that, she saw how well they got on and that he was as attracted to her as she was to him.

Would they ever be more than friends? Both hoped so, but first they had to overcome great distances separating them and successfully deal with dark forces working to

Apprehension and Desire by Ola Wegner

Pride and Prejudice variation.

What if Elizabeth Bennet had agreed to Darcy’s marriage proposal offered to her at Hunsford parsonage, sincerely thinking it was the best thing she could have done in her situation? As his fiancée and later wife, can she fall in love with Fitzwiliam Darcy who is still very much arrogant, rude, and not reformed man? Will she be able to look over her own prejudice and apprehension, and see a worthy man who loves, and desires her?

Decisions by Ola Wegner

Pride and Prejudice Regency forced marriage scenario. Mr. Bennet suddenly dies in a carriage accident. Elizabeth is faced with a chance to save her family with a renewed proposal from someone she considered the last man in the world whom she would ever marry.

Deception by Ola Wegner

Pride and Prejudice variation.

After the ball at Netherfield Fitzwilliam Darcy left Hertfordshire scared of his rapidly developing feelings for Elizabeth Bennet. What if another man had appeared in her life, both wealthy and attractive, certain of his affection for her and wishing to marry her? What if in Kent Darcy had met Elizabeth who was practically engaged to another man? How would he have dealt with an unexpected rival and would he face the challenge?

It contains bonus story No Other Way.

The Engagement by Ola Wegner

Pride and Prejudice sequel.

The story depicts the period of Darcy and Elizabeth’s engagement. How will our beloved couple survive three months of constant encounters with family, friends and relatives? Will they find a moment of privacy? Will they break the rules of propriety, anticipating their wedding vows?

Her Voice of Reason by Ola Wegner

Faced with her father’s sudden illness Elizabeth Bennet needs to revaluate her decision to reject Fitzwilliam Darcy’s marriage proposal.

Will she accept the man whom she professes to hate in order to rescue her family from destitution?

Will she be able to see another side to disagreeable and proud Mr. Darcy?

Intimate Encounters by Ola Wegner

Pride and Prejudice Regency forced marriage scenario. While visiting her friend Charlotte at Hunsford cottage Elizabeth finds herself in a compromising situation with Mr Darcy. Forced by the unfortunate circumstances she had to reconsider his offer of marriage. Will she find happiness in a marriage to the man whom she professed to hate?

The Final Reason by Ola Wegner

Pride and Prejudice variation.

In this retelling of the beloved novel Elizabeth has got an elder brother who is Fitzwilliam Darcy’s close friend.

Moreover, she is already engaged to another man when she meets Darcy.

How will Darcy react to some serious competition? To what lengths will he go to convince Elizabeth to pick him?

Matchmakers by Ola Wegner

What if George Darcy had not died but lived long enough to guide his son through adulthood? What if he had decided that it would be for the best for his only son to marry one of the daughters of his old university friend, Thomas Bennet?

In this variation of the beloved novel George Darcy and Thomas Bennet are playing matchmakers for their own children. How will Elizabeth and Fitzwilliam react to matrimonial plans of their fathers? Can it be a match made in heaven?

Moonlighting by Ola Wegner

Forced to flee France, in the 12th century, to preserve their community, the werewolves moved to less populated England. Fitzwilliam Darcy lived at Pemberley in the far northern parts of England. He inherited his leadership of the Pemberley pack from his late father. His human mother had passed long before her mate. In an effort to dilute the bloodlines to better control the ‘change’ the males sought human wives. Darcy’s love of Elizabeth Bennet was complete and for life. Bound by the law of the pack to withhold his true identity until his wife was with child, Darcy married Elizabeth Bennet at the same time as his best friend Charles Bingley married her sister, Jane. Now in the far reaches of Pemberley, will Lizzy learn her husband’s secret? Will she escape this unnatural community or, will their love prevail against overwhelming odds? What will her life be as the Alpha Female of the werewolves of Pemberley?

One More Chance by Ola Wegner

Pride and Prejudice variation.

What if Elizabeth Bennet had been given opportunity to prolong her stay in Derbyshire at the friends’ house for several months? Having Darcy as her close neighbour can she fall in love with him? Will she be able to look over her own prejudice and apprehension, and see a worthy man who loves, and desires her?

Expectations: The Transformation of Miss Anne de Bourgh (Pride and Prejudice Continued by Melinda Wellesley

Pride and Prejudice and Pirates….

It is a truth universally understood—but never acknowledged—that an heiress with no husband and no prospects is an object of derision and pity.

And an heiress who had a prospect—for decades—but her intended was stolen away by a rival with no family, no money, and no connections, is so profoundly to be pitied that she mustn’t even be talked about behind her back.

Except, of course, if she is not in town.

And most definitely if she is the daughter of that imperious old harridan, Lady Catherine de Bourgh.

Three years after her cousin Fitzwilliam Darcy broke their engagement to marry Elizabeth Bennet, Anne de Bourgh’s life is sputtering to a halt. With failing health and a cloudy future, in desperation Anne ignores the objections of her mother and takes advantage of a peace treaty between England and France to spend a warm winter in Naples. But when war erupts, Anne and her party must scramble to find safe passage back to England.

Accompanied by a mysterious gentleman from Naples and a doting young doctor with secrets of his own, Anne de Bourgh commences a voyage that will change forever the life of one of literature’s most famous third wheels. Pulled from the shadowy recesses of Pride and Prejudice and thrust into the spotlight of her own story, a woman with no wit, no vivacity, no charm—and the mother of all mothers—will seek her only, slim chance at happiness.

A Winter Wrong (Seasons of Serendipity Book 1) by Elizabeth Ann West

When Jane Bennet’s illness at Netherfield ends up not being just a trifling cold, but an epidemic that sweeps through Hertfordshire, the lives at Longbourn are turned upside down. Elizabeth Bennet finds herself lost without a cherished loved one and the interferences of one Fitzwilliam Darcy most aggravating. Combating the bombastic behavior of Mr. Collins, Elizabeth runs to London for the protection of her aunt and uncle. But acquaintances and introductions bring Mr. Darcy back into her life and Elizabeth discovers he might just mend her broken heart.

A sweetheart romantic novella, A Winter Wrong is the first in a series of seasonal episodes following the Bennet family after the loss of their patriarch. Winter explores the feelings of grief and loss we all have experienced, while still retaining a silver lining for that dark cloud.

A Spring Sentiment (Seasons of Serendipity Book 2) by Elizabeth Ann West

After losing her father in autumn and falling in love with Mr. Darcy, Elizabeth Bennet quickly feels the frustrations of settling her newly widowed mother and making her debut in London society. Tackling adventures in three counties, the Bennet sisters find new paths opening up before them. A mistake by one sister places the whole family at risk and it takes the full Bennet family strength and friends they can rely on to help Darcy and Elizabeth march down that wedding aisle!

A January for Jane (Seasons of Serendipity Bride Book 1) by Elizabeth Ann West

Hiding at Mr. Darcy’s Scottish estate with her orphaned, illegitimate nephew, Jane Bennet begins to fall for Graham Hamilton. Homeless from the fire destroying Blaylock House, Mr. Hamilton has stayed at Starvet House since the Darcys left for London, and is everything a gentleman ought to be. But as his own feelings begin to consume him, he has to break through Jane’s unwillingness to experience any happiness for herself. This bonus novella in the Seasons of Serendipity series explores the love story of Jane Bennet and her Scottish lord!

A May for Mary (Seasons of Serendipity Bride Book 2) by Elizabeth Ann West

This bonus book fits between A Spring Society and A Summer Spouse in the Seasons of Serendipity series.

In the middle of spring 1813, Mary Bennet receives word her intended, Brigadier General Richard Fitzwilliam is set to deploy as reinforcements for Wellington. What is a Bennet girl to do but board a carriage and hie for the Scottish border?

Thankfully, the newly married and blissful Graham and Jane Hamilton are still in residence at Mr. Darcy’s Starvet House, awaiting the rebuilding of Blaylock. Happy they are to see Mary and Richard, they bring tidings of another sort. What should be a low-stress time for both newly married couples becomes another exercise in protecting the family from scandal.

The Trouble with Horses by Elizabeth Ann West

When a riderless horse interrupts Elizabeth Bennet’s daily walk, she is inspired to begin the search herself. Finding a gentleman in the ravine of a creek bed, she scares off snakes and raises the alarm to end up with the man situated at Longbourn for his recovery. Enamored with his dark curls and handsome face, her life appears to be following the fairy tale story line of a novel, that is until the proud, disdainful Fitzwilliam Darcy of Pemberley wakes up.

A sweetheart romantic novella, The Trouble With Horses is meant to be a light read for those irreparably addicted to all things Austen. The writing style does not attempt to mimic the incomparable Jane, and the author hopes you enjoy the fun, humorous story as you would an afternoon tea.

Very Merry Mischief by Elizabeth Ann West

When Mr. Darcy left Hertfordshire after Charles Bingley’s proposal to Jane Bennet, he promised to return in ten days. When he breaks that promise due to events outside of his control, Elizabeth Bennet is left abandoned for over a year, finally joining the Bingley household as the second unmarried sister under Charles’ protection. An invitation to Pemberley brings out the merry match-making mischief as everyone has a plan for their future happiness. Caroline is convinced Mr. Darcy has loved her all this time, Mr. Darcy struggles to seek Elizabeth’s forgiveness, and Elizabeth just wishes to make it through this visit without constantly embarrassing herself! There’s no better season for miracles, even if it takes a few elves to make them happen!

Outwitting Mr. Darcy by Enid Wilson

In Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, Elizabeth Bennet and her mother have a difficult relationship. What if Mrs Bennet invests for her daughters’ futures? Instead of criticising Mr Darcy, what if the Mistress of Longbourn detects his interest in Elizabeth and promotes the match? Warning: This drama contains foul language, attacks on Mr Darcy, and vulgar discussion of money.

Confusion, Confession and Conviction by Victoria Winfield

Upon first making Mr. Darcy’s acquaintance, Miss Elizabeth Bennet is quite captivated by him. Then she discovers that the gentleman is haughty and above his company, and she regrets the moment they have met.

Elizabeth faces a troubling quandary and is trapped by her commitment to her family, whilst her independent and rebellious spirit is determined not to be vanquished into a marriage without love.

Unexpected events jeopardize Elizabeth’s reputation and even her life and all hope seems to have fled. There is only one man who can save Elizabeth from her unfortunate situation: Mr Fitzwilliam Darcy.

Although Mr Darcy declares Elizabeth tolerable but not handsome enough to tempt him, he is utterly bewitched by her.

Conceited Mr. Darcy must decide how far he is willing to go to win the woman he loves. Consumed by jealousy, he knows that winning her will throw them both into disgrace and condemnation, but losing her is unbearable. Mr. Darcy is going to have to fight for his love and his life.

Will Elizabeth put her trust in the man she has despised for so long?
Will Darcy and Elizabeth stop denying the truth to themselves and find in the other what’s been missing in their lives?

A Conversation Behind the Tapestries by Beth Wood

Concerned for his sister, Fitzwilliam Darcy does not arrive in Hertfordshire until the day of the Netherfield Ball. When he attempts to find some solitude, he meets Elizabeth Bennet in the most unlikely of places.

Elizabeth Bennet decides the best way to avoid her persistent cousin is to go into hiding, at least for a few minutes. She is surprised when her hiding place is almost immediately invaded, but relieved when the intruder is not her cousin.

This lighthearted variation on Pride and Prejudice explores the possibilities that could have resulted from a very different first encounter between Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth Bennet.

Fitzwilliam Darcy Elopes by Beth Wood

When Elizabeth receives the news concerning Lydia’s elopement with Mr. Wickham, Mr. Darcy proposes a plan to divert gossip away from Elizabeth’s younger sister in order to save her from a life as Mrs. Wickham.

This humorous variation on Pride and Prejudice follows Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth Bennet on a rather unexpected adventure.

It Started with a Kiss by Beth Wood

When Darcy finds Elizabeth touring the park around Pemberley, he assumes he is in the grips of his dreams and acts accordingly. He is incredibly surprised to discover that the woman he has taken in his arms is not only very real, but also kissing him back.

This lighthearted variation explores how things might have progressed differently had Mr. Darcy left Elizabeth Bennet with no doubt concerning his continued affection upon finding her touring his beloved Pemberley.

Now including a sample chapter of “A Conversation Behind the Tapestries.”

Pemberley’s Christmas Ghost: A Pride And Prejudice Variation by K. Scott Wood

Christmas is coming to Pemberley. Darcy and Lizzie remember last Christmas. A blissful few days on their own without any guests.
And of course they wish to spend this Christmas alone too. However, Mrs Bennett invites herself and her entire family to spend the full twelve days at Pemberley.
To accommodate them all, Darcy will need to open up The Blue Room. However there is an old family legend that the blue room is haunted. Haunted by the Christmas Ghost.
Darcy tells Lizzie the tragic tale of the ghost and warns her that any married couple who sleep in the blue room will be tested to ensure their love is true and pure.
Mr and Mrs Collins spend the first night in the blue room. What happens to them the next day? And why does Mr Collins fall into the pond after forgetting to remove his hat the night before?
Wickham and Lydia spend the next night there. Is their love cursed or blessed by the ghost?
Mr and Mrs Bennett sleep there on the third night. Does Mrs Bennett change the next day and begin to act a little less like Mrs Bennett?
And when Caroline Bingley and Kitty spend the night there, why do they use only one of the two beds? And does the ghost approve?
After four days the guests leave. To test the truth of the legend Darcy and Lizzie spend a night in the blue room. Do they receive the blessings of the ghost?

Find out in this romantic and funny variation on Jane Austen’s classic novel.

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