Reading Reticule Roundup June 12

Hello, readers! I know this summer may look different than it usually does for most of us, but, thankfully, JAFF is here to let us escape with a good book!

*Please note: I use universal links which may require an extra step before going to the site and marketplace of your choice. Some promotions may not be available in all countries.

New Releases

A Very Austen Romance (Austen Anthologies, Book 3) by Barbara Cornthwaite, Mandy Cook, Chautona Havig, Robin Helm, Laura Hile

A Very Austen Romance features a delightful medley of novellas, each set in Jane Austen’s Regency world. Your friends from Pride and Prejudice, Emma, and Sense and Sensibility enjoy new adventures in this lovely collection of stories by Robin Helm, Laura Hile, Wendi Sotis, Barbara Cornthwaite, Mandy Cook, and Chautona Havig.

Be treated to prequels, spin-offs, and sequels of Austen’s novels, along with original and supporting characters in starring roles. If historical romance is your preference, you’ll love these well-crafted stories written by beloved authors in the genre.

A Love So Beautiful: A Pride and Prejudice Variations Collection by PO Dixon

With a love so beautiful as Darcy and Elizabeth’s, little wonder Jane Austen Pride and Prejudice lovers can never have enough.

FEATURING The Means of Uniting ThemDesigned for Each Other, and Gravity: Shades of Mr. Darcy. Check your library! If either of these delightful Pride and Prejudice variations is not there, what better time than now to embark on your next romantic escape.

The Means of Uniting Them

When Mr. Darcy and Miss Elizabeth Bennet meet by accident at Pemberley, they fall violently in love with each other. What is the consequence of their hastened understanding? Will the young lovers face it together, or will they be torn apart?
Mr. Darcy has a second chance to court Miss Elizabeth Bennet after his disastrous marriage proposal, thanks largely to Mrs. Collins’s timely intervention. As a result of an incident at Rosings, Darcy and Elizabeth find themselves suddenly engaged to each other.

Designed for Each Other

Make room, Mrs. Bennet. It’s Charlotte’s turn to play matchmaker for Mr. Darcy and her intimate friend, Elizabeth.

Mr. Darcy has a second chance to court Miss Elizabeth Bennet after his disastrous marriage proposal, thanks largely to Mrs. Collins’s timely intervention. As a result of an incident at Rosings, Darcy and Elizabeth find themselves suddenly engaged to each other.

Elizabeth respects Mr. Darcy. She likes him very much. But, what if she fears she is not indeed in love with the gentleman? What if Elizabeth is persuaded she does not really know what love is?

Darcy’s heart belongs to Elizabeth. What must he do to convince her that her heart belongs to him?

Gravity: Shades of Mr. Darcy

Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy is a single man of a large fortune who stands to gain even more wealth and power with the advent of his marriage to his cousin, the sole heiress of Rosings Park. It is his destiny. His family expects the union. He is determined to let nothing stand in his way.

Upon accepting an offer to spend the summer at Pemberley, Miss Elizabeth Bennet believed she was in no danger from Mr. Darcy. The two of them met in London and barely tolerated each other. But what happens at Pemberley could not possibly have occurred in London, and it does not take long for Elizabeth to discover that she is indeed in grave danger of falling in love with the gentleman.

What about the gentleman’s feelings? Will Mr. Darcy remain steady to his purpose and marry his wealthy cousin, or will his desire for Elizabeth make him realize his true purpose is about to unfold?

A Scandalous Request: A Pride and Prejudice Sensual Intimate (To Win a Wife Book 2) by Sylvia Forrest

Elizabeth Bennet, forced to accept Mr. Collins’ proposal of marriage, has found herself facing the most unhappy of alternatives. Longbourn is saved, but she cannot abide her new husband and refuses to allow him into her bed.

However deep her resentment for Mr. Collins might be, nothing could have prepared her for his admission that he owes a great deal of money to the nephew of his patroness. Mr. Darcy has begun to take payment in exchange for the forgiveness of that shameful debt—and with Elizabeth’s pleasure being used as a weapon in her husband’s punishment, she must decide whether or not to give in to the gentleman’s power, or risk everything in refusing him.

“A Scandalous Request” is a steamy and sensual Pride and Prejudice variation that is best enjoyed by readers over 18 years of age.

A Second Chance in Creedence (Austen Goes West Book 2)by Sarah Hall

In the second installment of Austen Goes West, Anne Middleton has lost everything and is forced to live as a guest of the Kings. Then, a surprise visitor from the past turns her world upside down.

In Plain Sight by Don Jacobson

When Fitzwilliam Darcy’s father slides into an early grave, his son is forced to take on Pemberley’s mantle. Brandy numbs his pain, but Darcy’s worst inclinations run wild. After tragedy rips everything away, he spends years finding his way back to a new life as a man redeemed by a woman’s loving understanding.

Elizabeth Bennet is afflicted with a common Regency ailment: observing the world about her but not seeing those beneath her notice. Then a clarifying act shatters the propriety that has denied her heart the transcendent love she craves.

“In Plain Sight” explores Jane Austen’s eternal love story by flipping social roles on their heads. From their first encounter, Elizabeth Bennet and the convict known as “Smith” must overcome their prejudices and break through their pride. Only then can they share the treasure hidden in plain sight.

2067: A Dystopian Pride & Prejudice Novel by Anne Morris

A futuristic, dystopian retelling of Pride and Prejudice.
After crop failures, population declines, and a pandemic, life on the planet has stabilized. LizE Ben has a new job at the Netherfield Institute, working with her sister Juno. The Institute’s goal is to help identify and propagate native plants in the wake of crop failures and other environmental disasters. A young investor, Chaz Bingley, comes to town, interested in helping to fund the Institute. LizE’s workaholic sister is smitten when they meet at the Harvest Gala, but LizE has a run-in with another man, Will Darcy, over California wines.
LizE focuses on work, but her path keeps crossing Will’s; each time they meet, she finds more reasons to dislike him. When Juno falls ill and is quarantined (per health regulations), LizE has to endure five days in the same house with Will. She thinks him stuck-up and proud despite being the CEO of Darcy Rail and with access to services mere scientists couldn’t imagine, like traveling via air.
She doesn’t find much to like about him and would be surprised to learn that Will has fallen in love with her. He finds her different from other women, even impertinent. But he thinks she is beneath him, so holds his tongue and never says anything. LizE is pleased when Will and Chaz leave—though Chaz breaks Juno’s heart in the process.
But they meet again when LizE has the opportunity for fieldwork. Her foolish cousin married a friend, and the couple invites her to stay. But the estate that LizE works on happens to belong to Will’s aunt, and they run into each other. This time, Will can’t hold back a declaration of love.

Springtime at Pemberley: A Pride and Prejudice Sequel (Pemberley Ever After Book 2) by Grace Sellers

A new bride, a new mother…and the unhappiest woman in all of Derbyshire.

Mrs. Elizabeth Darcy has everything she ever wanted, so why does she feel unhappy?

Thrown into the unforgiving world of the London ton to help her sister-in-law, Georgiana, make her debut at St. James Court, Elizabeth finds herself increasingly low-spirited and unhappy. Each day brings new social challenges, while imperious Lady Catherine seems to await her downfall. Isolated, sleep-deprived, and uncertain, she starts to question her place in London and at Darcy’s side.

Will the Bonton, meddling relatives and a colicky baby bring Mr. and Mrs. Darcy together or tear them apart?

Mr Darcy’s Undoing by A. N. Williams

Although Mr Darcy’s attraction toward Miss Bennet has unwillingly grown since almost the beginning of their acquaintance, Elizabeth’s appearance at Netherfield to take care of her ailing sister brings him to a breaking point and making him madly in love with her.
The lady herself does not have a favourable opinion of the gentleman, but everything changes on the night when a fire breaks out in the Netherfield house, and Elizabeth is rescued by Mr Darcy.
Elizabeth’s stay at Netherfield is extended as she is greatly affected by the smoke she inhaled. It gives her more time to know Mr Darcy better, and soon she develops feeling for the gentleman.
Due to misunderstanding and Mr Darcy’s unclear intentions, Elizabeth believes that the gentleman wishes to take her as a mistress, as she is far below him in status.
Confused with her own feelings and desires, she soon will find herself before the hardest choices.

A Contractual Affair by Catherine Wilmont

Mrs. Bennet, desperate for a marriage for her daughters, forces Elizabeth into a marriage with Collins. Faced with being disowned, Elizabeth agrees, but enters into a special contract with Collins that gives her the freedom she so desperately craves.

What is Elizabeth’s arrangement with Collins, and will he honor the terms of the deal? What happens when Darcy learns about this unique arrangement?

Find out in the book!

Mr. Darcy’s Hunt for Elizabeth (Mr. Darcy In Love Book 4) by Clara Winfield

Mr. Darcy will fight for the woman he loves… whatever the cost

Elizabeth Bennet is in danger. Darcy rushes to the rescue.

The stakes have never been higher.

Can Darcy beat the odds and bring his bride home, before their ship sails for good?

PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS PART FOUR OF A FOUR-PART SERIAL TO BE READ IN ORDER. PART ONE IS MR. DARCY’S SWEET ENCOUNTER. PART TWO IS MR. DARCY’S SUMMER OF LOVE. PART THREE IS MR. DARCY’S VOYAGE OF HOPE.

Mr. Darcy In Love is an epic sweet and clean Regency love story in four exciting parts. It traces an untravelled path in the world of Pride and Prejudice. There will be drama and surprises along the way, but rest assured that the thrilling storyline will be resolved fully in this final book.


Pre-Order

The Elizabeth Papers by Jenetta James

“There are men, who if they knew the full truth, would say I have been a fool”
It is 1817 and Elizabeth Darcy is mistress of Pemberley, adored by her husband and splendidly happy. She does not know what adversity awaits her family: mistrust, scandal, tragedy, and a secret that must be kept at all costs.
Almost two hundred years later, Evie Martin does not even know that she is descended from the Darcys of Pemberley when their history disrupts her life. Who is Charlie Hayward, the charming, cynical private detective and why has he contrived to meet her? What are the elusive ‘Elizabeth Papers,’ and why did Elizabeth Darcy herself want them destroyed?
The full story—both truth and lies—unravels in The Elizabeth Papers, an era-spanning tale of mystery, deception, and love triumphant.
“If we live it then it shall become the truth”

Lover’s Knot by Jenetta James

A great love. A perplexing murder. Netherfield Park — a house of secrets. Fitzwilliam Darcy is in a tangle. Captivated by Miss Elizabeth Bennet, a girl of no fortune and few connections. Embroiled in an infamous murder in the home of his friend, Charles Bingley. He is being tested in every way. Fearing for Elizabeth’s safety, Darcy moves to protect her in the only way he knows but is thwarted. Thus, he is forced to turn detective. Can he overcome his pride for the sake of Elizabeth? Can he, with a broken heart, fathom the villainy that has invaded their lives? Is there even a chance for romance born of such strife? Lover’s Knot is a romantic Pride and Prejudice variation story, with a bit of mystery thrown in

Secrets of a Virgin: An Austen Series Novella by Josie Litton

From NY Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Josie Litton

SECRETS OF A VIRGIN is a **very** hot romance novella with two characters I hope you’ll love as much as I do. It’s part of my Austen series, incendiary romances loosely inspired by Jane Austen but set in the modern world. Readers have called this series “shockingly sexy”, “OMG addictive!”, “The dirtiest books I have ever read. I love them!” and much more.

Penelope Padgett is a young woman on a mission–seduce billionaire Cole Dawson, the man she has yearned for since she was sixteen. Ten years her senior and a friend of her family’s, Cole has resolutely refused to acknowledge that the winsome teenager with a crush on him has grown into a beautiful and very determined woman. Until, that is, Penelope contrives to bring herself to his attention in a way that shatters even Cole’s iron control and propels them both into a confrontation with their deepest, darkest desires.

Pemberley’s Renaissance: A Pride and Prejudice continuation, translated from French by Lise Antunes Simoes

Having seriously believed that she was destined to become a spinster, Elizabeth Bennet finds herself married to one of the most eligible bachelors in Derbyshire. She now faces the daunting task of assuming her place within the vast and prestigious family estate of Pemberley. A few ill-disposed individuals would delight to see her fail so there is little room for error as she learns to lead her new household.
Darcy is at her side, of course, but he cannot shelter her entirely as gossiping tongues follow her every move. She must navigate the isolation she feels as a stranger in this new setting and learn how to honour her new responsibilities while the lingering presence of her late mother in law, Lady Anne, to whom she is always compared, hangs over her.
Thankfully, Elizabeth is resourceful. One day, she will triumph over even her harshest critics and prove herself worthy as mistress of Pemberley.


For Tonight, I Shall Be Merry: A Paranormal Pride and Prejudice Variation by Penelope Talbot

Can a centuries-old feud between families be mended by the bonds of love?

For as long as anyone can remember, the Darcy family and the Bennet family have been at odds. Their feud is said to go back as far as the days of witches and sorcerers and dragons, if one were to believe in such things. But little does the remaining Darcy family know, the ladies of the Bennet family are still in possession of the powers of magic, and they believe it is time to get their revenge once and for all.

Elizabeth, the most powerful witch in her family, is meant to use her magic to convince the only living Darcy son, Fitzwilliam, to fall in love with her. But as the two become more acquainted, Elizabeth finds that perhaps, Darcy is not the only one falling under the spell of love…

Tonight, I Shall Be Merry is a paranormal Pride and Prejudice variation that will cast its own special blend of magic over you, sprinkled with a happy ending!

The People We Love: A Paranormal Pride and Prejudice Variation by Penelope Talbot

Is it possible for a grieving woman and a restless spirit to fall in love?

After the death of her husband, William Collins, Elizabeth and her daughter Sarah leave Hunsford behind for a peaceful life by the sea. She is sure they have discovered the solace they sought in a small cottage in Brighton that once belonged to a friend of a friend of a cousin. It was secluded and had a lovely view of the ocean, beautiful bright rooms, and a surprise tenant, in the spectral form of Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy, the previous owner’s ghost.

After their first contentious meeting, the ghost of Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth Collins begin to discover that they are not so very different. As one runs from the reminder of a marriage without love, the other longs for the comfort of it.

How can these two people, with death itself keeping them apart, find a way to be together?

The People We Love is a sweet, clean, comedic, and paranormal Pride and Prejudice variation. With plenty of surprises and a guaranteed happy ending, Penelope Talbot will prove that it’s possible for love to transcend all barriers!

Mysterious Mr. Darcy (Marrying Mr. Darcy Book 1) by Clara Winfield

Mr. Darcy has lived as a fugitive for years… until the day he saves Elizabeth Bennet’s life

A carriage ride with her aunt and uncle Gardiner would usually be a most agreeable excursion for Miss Elizabeth Bennet. But when a highwayman ambushes them in the wilds of Scotland and leaves Elizabeth for dead, only one man comes to her rescue.

Mr. Darcy.

The enigmatic gentleman had been living in hiding, until a lady’s screams tore his peace to shreds. Rushing to help, he finds a striking dark-haired woman who has no idea who she is.

He must find out, and return her to her family—but how?

Events to follow in the Marrying Mr. Darcy serial:

As Mr. Darcy’s mysterious past catches up with him, the two strangers have no choice but to pretend to be a married couple. Sparks fly as they dash from one perilous moment to another.

Will Mr. Darcy ever clear his name?

Will Miss Bennet’s memory ever return?

And will their make-believe marriage turn to dust when the truth is out?

Marrying Mr. Darcy is an epic sweet and clean Regency romantic suspense serial in four thrilling parts. It reimagines the lives of the main characters from Pride and Prejudice. There will be intrigue and tension along the way, but rest assured that this dramatic love story will be resolved fully in the final book.

Impossible Mr. Darcy (Marrying Mr. Darcy Book 2) by Clara Winfield

Mr. Darcy must race against time to return his hot-headed companion to her family… but who is she?

With disaster hot on their heels, Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth pretend to be a respectable married couple to travel together. But the truth has a way of slipping out… just when it is most dangerous.

She thinks he’s impossible. He thinks she’s unreasonable. And neither of them sees menace lurking just around the corner.

Can the quarrelsome pair reach safety before catastrophe strikes?

PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS PART TWO OF A FOUR-PART SERIAL TO BE READ IN ORDER. PART ONE IS MYSTERIOUS MR. DARCY.

Marrying Mr. Darcy is an epic sweet and clean Regency romantic suspense serial in four thrilling parts. It reimagines the lives of the main characters from Pride and Prejudice. There will be intrigue and high tension along the way, but rest assured that this dramatic love story will be resolved fully in the final book.

Unexpected Mr. Darcy (Marrying Mr. Darcy Book 3) by Clara Winfield

She thinks she has the measure of Mr. Darcy… until she discovers his darkest secret

With bloodhounds on their trail, and pistol shots ringing in their ears, Mr. Darcy and his nameless companion must lie low.

There seems to be no way out. And Mr. Darcy can no longer hide the shocking reason he is on the run.

When trouble comes knocking, Elizabeth must make a quick decision between two terrifying options.

What if she chooses the wrong one?

PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS PART THREE OF A FOUR-PART SERIAL TO BE READ IN ORDER. PART ONE IS MYSTERIOUS MR. DARCY. PART TWO IS IMPOSSIBLE MR. DARCY.

Marrying Mr. Darcy is an epic sweet and clean Regency romantic suspense serial in four thrilling parts. It reimagines the lives of the main characters from Pride and Prejudice. There will be intrigue and high tension along the way, but rest assured that this dramatic love story will be resolved fully in the final book.

Magnificent Mr. Darcy (Marrying Mr. Darcy Book 4) by Clara Winfield

Mr. Darcy faces the battle of his life… and he’ll do whatever it takes to save her

Elizabeth finally remembers who she is. But it’s too late. Mr. Darcy is gone.

Alone in the heather-clad Highlands, Elizabeth has nowhere to turn. When hostile locals storm the croft with pitchforks, she loses all hope of ever seeing her dark and brooding protector again.

But she should have learned by now that Mr. Darcy never gives up without a fight… and he’s ready for the fight of his life.

PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS THE CONCLUDING PART OF A FOUR-PART SERIAL TO BE READ IN ORDER. PART ONE IS MYSTERIOUS MR. DARCY. PART TWO IS IMPOSSIBLE MR. DARCY. PART THREE IS UNEXPECTED MR. DARCY.

Marrying Mr. Darcy is an epic sweet and clean Regency romantic suspense serial in four thrilling parts. It reimagines the lives of the main characters from Pride and Prejudice. There will be intrigue and high tension along the way, but rest assured that Darcy and Elizabeth’s dramatic love story is resolved fully in this final book.


Free Finds

Below are the books for free on Amazon that I have found on 4/23/20. Click the cover to be sent to the site. Also, consult the included author page links to consult if they have additional sales.

*Please note: I use universal links which may require an extra step before going to the site and marketplace of your choice. Some promotions may not be available in all countries.

Georgiana Darcy’s Diary by Anna Elliott

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

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

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

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

**This book is available for free through the month of June by going to the following link: Historical Romance Summer Reads. Follow the instructions to get the free book.**

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

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

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

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

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

Pride and Prosperity by Julia Fellowes

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

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

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

An Heir for Pemberley by Jane Grix

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

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

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

Four Days in April by Maria Grace

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

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

Four Days in April.

Two letters. Four Days. Everything changes.

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

What if she answers it with one of her own?

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

You pierce my soul.

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

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

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

Wasted Words: Inspired by Jane Austen’s Emma (The Austens Book 1) by Staci Hart

Some universal truths refuse to be ignored.

Peanut butter and jelly are a match made in heaven. Spaghetti and meatballs are best friends forever. And guys like Tyler Knight don’t go for girls like Cam Emerson.

She knew from the second she met him that he didn’t belong on her bookshelf, the six-foot-six ex-tight end with a face so all-American, it could have sold apple pie. So she shelved him next to the supermodels and rock stars and took her place on her own shelf — the one with the flannel-clad, pasty-faced comic book nerds. Most of her boyfriends have existed between the pages of books, but rather than worrying over her own lacking love life, she puts all her energy into playing Cupid, using her job at the book bar, Wasted Words, as her stomping ground.

Tyler Knight always looks on the bright side. His career-ending injury turned into a job as a sports agent. A horrible breakup led him to Cam, his quirky, smart roommate who is far more beautiful than she realizes. She’s made it perfectly clear she’s not interested in him — not like that at least — but if she ever changes her mind, he won’t hesitate. Because he doesn’t see the lines she’s drawn between them, as much as she insists that they’re there. Deep down he knows that despite their differences, they’re a match well made.

*A standalone romantic comedy inspired by Jane Austen’s Emma*

Pride and Preciptation  (Chick Flick Clique Romantic Comedy #1) by Heather Horrocks

Breezy Jones is crazy about the weather, rain or shine, which makes her job as the local television station’s meteorologist perfect. She’s even hoping the new buyers of her Aspen Grove station will make some positive changes.

That’s before she meets the attractive new general manager, Noah Drake, who is determined to repackage everything—including Breezy’s down-home delivery and casual, girl-next-door appearance that seems too

Pollyanna for him. He replaces her with a high-powered diva weathercaster and makes Breezy her off-screen assistant.

With a flood of angry emails from the community, plummeting ratings, and incessant demands from the diva, it doesn’t take long for Noah to see which way the wind is blowing.

Will the station survive the competitive clash between pride and precipitation?

More importantly, can their blossoming attraction survive?

Mr. Darcy’s Passions by Harriet Lark

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

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

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

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

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

This is a short novelette of 8,000 words.

Death in the English Countryside by Sara Rosett

Even quaint and cozy English villages have a dark side . . .

Location scout and Jane Austen aficionado, Kate Sharp, is thrilled when the company she works for lands the job of finding locations for a new film adaptation of Pride and Prejudice, but then her boss fails to return from a scouting trip to England. Kate travels to England to salvage the company’s reputation.

Things go from bad to worse when Kate arrives in Nether Woodsmoor, a quaint village of golden stone cottages and rolling green hills, only to find no trace of her boss. Even the rumpled, easygoing local scout they consulted, Alex, doesn’t know where he might be. 

Increasingly worried about her boss and with an antsy director waiting for updates about the preproduction details, Kate embarks on a search that includes a pub-crawl and cozy cottages as well as stately country manors. But with no sign of her boss, she begins to suspect that the picturesque village and beautiful countryside may not be as idyllic as they seem.

Death in the English Countryside is the first installment of the popular Murder on Location cozy mystery series from USA Today bestseller Sara Rosett.


Other ways to get free books.

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

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

Beau North’s Facebook Page

Amazon Author Page

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

Georgina Young-Ellis Facebook

Georgina Young-Ellis website contact info

Amazon Author Page


Countdown Deals

Elizabeth: Obstinate Headstrong Girl (The Quill Collective Book 5) by Elizabeth Adams, Christina Boyd, Karen M Cox, J. Marie Croft, Amy D’Orazio, Leigh Dreyer, Jenetta James, Christina Morland, Beau North, and Joana Starnes.

Each anthology in the Quill Collective series is a stand-alone book.

“Obstinate, headstrong girl!”
For over two hundred years, the heroine of PRIDE AND PREJUDICE, Elizabeth Bennet has enchanted and inspired readers by being that “obstinate, headstrong girl” willing to stand up to the arrogance and snobbery of her so-called betters. Described by Austen as having a “lively, playful disposition,” Elizabeth embodies the perfect imperfections of strong-willed women everywhere: she is spirited, witty, clever, and loyal.

In this romance anthology, ten Austenesque authors sketch Elizabeth’s character through a collection of re-imaginings, set in the Regency through contemporary times. In ELIZABETH: OBSTINATE, HEADSTRONG GIRL, she bares her most intimate thoughts, all the while offering biting social commentary about life’s absurdities. Elizabeth overcomes the obstacles of others’ opinions, not to mention her own flaws, to find a love truly worthy of her—her Mr. Darcy—all with humor and her sparkling charm. “I think her as delightful a character as ever appeared in print…” wrote Jane Austen in a letter to her sister Cassandra, January 1813―and we think so too!

Foreword by NY Times & USA Today bestselling author Tessa Dare.
Stories by: Elizabeth Adams, Christina Boyd, Karen M Cox, J. Marie Croft, Amy D’Orazio, Leigh Dreyer, Jenetta James, Christina Morland, Beau North, and Joana Starnes.

A Companion for Miss Darcy by Ellen Carstairs

After foiling George Wickham’s plans to elope with his sister at Ramsgate, Mr Darcy must find another companion for Miss Darcy. When he meets the orphaned Miss Elizabeth Bennet, she seems ideal. He little suspects how important she will become to him, or the problems that will separate them, before he marries her and makes her the mistress of Pemberley.

From Longbourn to Pemberley, With Love: Longbourn Stories 1 to 19  by Margaret Lynette Sharp

Follow the fortunes of our favourite couple and their extended family as the calendar turns. Will the remaining Miss Bennets find true love and happiness? Who will win the heart of the shy but talented Georgiana Darcy? Is romance in the air for Lady Catherine herself? And what adventures will befall the next generation?

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Unwilling by Elizabeth Adams

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

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

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

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

On Equal Ground by Elizabeth Adams

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

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

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

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

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

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

**On sale June 11 to June 16, 2020.

Rain, Mud, and Happily Ever After

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

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

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

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

Her Father’s Choice: A Pride and Prejudice Novella (Choices Book 1) by Leenie Brown

Sometimes a father knows what is best for his child.

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

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

**Ms. Brown has reduced the price on all of her books. See her Amazon author page for more choices.**

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Darcy Overhears by Zoe Burton

His enemy, her reputation, their love

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

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

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

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Mr. Darcy, My Hero by Zoe Burton

One victim. One hero. Four happily ever afters.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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No Cause to Repine (Jane Austen Re-Imaginings Book 3) by Rose Fairbanks

Forced to wed and deceived by their family, will their struggle for contentment lead to undying love?

For months, duty to his station and family legacy have convinced Fitzwilliam Darcy his infatuation with Elizabeth Bennet must end. Meeting her again at his aunt’s estate creates a temptation he cannot deny. Then, a misinterpreted accident forces him to offer her marriage and his heart thrills at the new possibilities.

Her reputation in tatters, Elizabeth has no choice but to accept the last man in the world she would ever wish to marry. Pretending indifference, she attempts to mask her hatred for her pompous betrothed. Revealing it could destroy any hope of a peaceful union.

Exposing a plot years in the making makes them allies but does it create the bonds of love?

Historic market crashes, family secrets, and tender romance make No Cause to Repine a unique addition to the Jane Austen Re-imaginings series from Rose Fairbanks. Grab your copy today!

**Ms. Fairbanks has reduced her stand-alone novels from $7.99 and $4.99 to $3.99.**

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Frankenstein Darcy by Cass Grix

Pride and Prejudice meets Frankenstein.

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

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

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

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

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

A Baby for Mr. Darcy by J. Dawn King

When those you love the most become your worst enemy

Fitzwilliam Darcy is on the run…with a baby!

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

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

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

The Letter of the Law by J. Dawn King

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Longbourn’s Songbird by Beau North

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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A Very Merry Mix-up by Jennifer Redlarczyk

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

A Taste of Peanut Butter by Jennifer Redlarczyk

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

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

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Becoming Lady Darcy by Sara Smallman

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Will their shared experiences become the foundation of love?

Desperate Hearts by Anna Kate Suton

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

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

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

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

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

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


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