Reading Reticule Roundup August 15

I hope everyone had a great week. Here’s another roundup of new releases, pre-orders, and sales!

*I’m skipping universal links this time because I’ve been having some issues with the site not giving me links the first half a dozen tries and I just don’t have time to mess with that. You can always look for the title from the vendor or Amazon market of your choice. I will note when a book is not currently in Kindle Unlimited and therefore might be available in more places.

New Releases

It’s Magic Mr. Darcy: A Collection of Pride and Prejudice Variations by Cass Grix

This is a box set – A Collection of Five sweet and slightly magical stories about Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth Bennet.

BEWITCHING MR. DARCY – Mr. Darcy has never met a woman like Elizabeth Bennet. He finds her fascinating, compelling, inspiring, maddening, and absolutely beautiful. If he didn’t know better, he would think he was bewitched.

STEALING DARCY – Armed with gypsy magic, Caroline Bingley plots to take Mr. Darcy away from Elizabeth Bennet. Caroline takes Elizabeth’s place – through a body swap – and Darcy must determine which woman is his true love.

DARCY’S MIDSUMMER MADNESS – There is nothing like a love potion to make a party interesting. Caroline Bingley schemes to make Mr. Darcy fall in love with her, but her plans are thwarted by a mischievous footman who puts her love potion in the pastries served at the Netherfield Ball. This sets off a series of romantic misadventures.

DREAMING OF DARCY – Who doesn’t want to dream of Mr. Darcy? Elizabeth Bennet drinks a magic tea that is supposed to reveal her true love in a dream. She is appalled when Mr. Darcy appears and wants to talk.

All four stories are based on Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice and are set in the Regency Era.

Schemes of Felicity by Suzan Lauder

A month to find a mate!
Mr. Darcy desires marriage to Elizabeth Bennet, but he ruins any such prospect during his proposal at Hunsford. The resulting general sense of malaise interferes with his usually amicable yet stately demeanour, and his Fitzwilliam relatives resolve that Darcy is lonely-he must be in want of a wife. His cousins convince him to leap into the London Season for one month and partner every lady they select for his felicity.
At Longbourn, chaos erupts as Mr. Bennet undergoes a transformation, and Jane and Elizabeth receive the gift of a month in town to enjoy the Season. Meanwhile, Elizabeth pores over Mr. Darcy’s Hunsford letter and wonders about him, warmed by his words.
It’s only a matter of time before the two meet again in this Pride and Prejudice novella. But will their encounter be a repeat of the earlier disaster, or will they overcome their tenuous history? And can Elizabeth’s credentials pass the stringent criteria of the scheming Fitzwilliam cousins who direct Darcy towards the single daughters of every peer of the realm?

Austen, Edited: A Best Friend Next Door Romance (Love, Austen Book 5) by Britney M. Mills

◆◆An English major, an app developer, and a decade of memories.◆◆

As the new hire at Love, Austen, Abigail Price is excited for the prospect at a future after graduating college. She’s been living with her aunt’s family for the last decade and this job will help her get her own place once the year is done. She’s in control, until her long-time crush/best friend shows up after leaving town with his girlfriend. She’s not sure she can handle another heartbreak.

Greyson Campbell is back working for his father’s company after moving away to complete his master’s program in IT. After a rough break-up, he’s determined to focus on his career, until his feelings for his best friend turn into something more.

Will they be able to put their past behind them and find love?

Townhouse Confidential by Rosalind Resnick

It is a truth universally acknowledged that a single hedge fund manager in possession of a six-figure income must rent a garden apartment in the West Village while looking for a wife. When the three Perry sisters — Elizabeth (who ices cupcakes at the Magnolia Bakery), Lydia (who works as a personal trainer at the Equinox gym) and Mary (a reclusive blogger who chronicles the celebrity townhouse market) — inherit a New York City townhouse from their Jane Austen-loving parents, the race is on to find a wealthy tenant to rent their garden apartment to cover their mortgage, taxes, and repairs. When their real estate broker Sophie Minetta introduces them to the handsome venture capitalist Jonathan Grove, the sisters think their problems are over. But Jonathan’s best friend turns out to be the rude and arrogant George Barrow, a modern day Mr. Darcy who’s plotting to turn their beloved West Village into a hedgefunder Disneyland of 50-foot-wide townhouses with spas, movie theaters and in-ground pools. To make matters worse, Liz receives a foreclosure notice from the bank and discovers that someone has stolen the checkbook for their home equity line of credit and drained $100,000 in equity out of their house. Was it Sleazy Sal Carmine, the married mortgage broker that Liz met online, or Tommy Leroy, the womanizing handyman whose butt looks so good in his boot-cut jeans? And what about Jim Bedford, CEO and founder of ChickStalkers.com, Lydia’s client at the gym? Now the sisters need to scramble to raise the cash to save their house before they’re forced to move to Brooklyn, Queens or — heaven forbid! — New Jersey. Pride and Prejudice meets Sex and the City in this hilarious romp through the economics of love and real estate in New York’s West Village!


Pre-Orders

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Ember: A Fantasy Austen Retelling (Magical Regency Book 2) by Jae Wiley

Depend upon it: a lucky guess is never merely luck.

Ember Woadley’s life is perfect. Fresh off the success of a romantic match she orchestrated for a friend, she wastes no time planning her next project.

Her magical ability to sense others’ emotions will help in this endeavor. After all, her subtle meddling does nothing but improve the lives of everyone around her. Forget what Mage Gideon Noughton says—he never likes any of her ideas.

When her father relapses into a mysterious illness, Ember’s idyllic life is thrown into turmoil. Add in a delightful new friend, a charming rogue, and some magical misadventures, and Ember wonders if she’s as in control of things as she always believed.

Things are about to get a lot more exciting in Highbury.

If you like your romance with a dash of magic and a few hijinks, then get ready for Ember, part of the Magical Regency series, which can be read in any order.

Intuition: A Fantasy Austen Retelling (Magical Regency Book 3) by Grace J. Croy

A man does not recover from such a devotion to such a woman. He ought not; he does not.

Mistress Evaine Elloch feels as if she lives in the shadow of her beautiful and magically gifted older sister until she meets handsome, but penniless, Mage Lieutenant Wynterval. Her family is against the unsuitable match and she is persuaded to break off their short engagement. Seven years later, with little beauty, weak magic, and no romantic prospects, she meets him once again. Now a wealthy Mage Captain, he is indifferent to her, but she loves him still. 

In the midst of her turmoil, an unexpected opportunity to speak with her deceased grandmother helps her understand that her magic isn’t useless as she believes. While still struggling with her new abilities, she leaves for Bath where she meets her cousin, Mage Elloch. He is a powerful mage with a secret agenda and an unknown power that threatens the safety of everyone she loves. With the help of Mage Captain Wynterval, can they stop Mage Elloch before he manages to keep them apart forever?

Intuition is a magical retelling of Jane Austen’s novel Persuasion. All books in the Magical Regency series are stand-alone novels and may be read in any order. 

Secrets and Splendor: A Fantasy Austen Retelling (Magical Regency Book 4) by MeLisa Stone

“Sense will always have attractions for me.”

Whether Avalyn is sensible or not, whether she falls in love or not, does not matter. Matrimony isn’t in her future, and when the beautiful Miss Owian befriends her, Avalyn knows for certain she shouldn’t have let her heart wish for Mr. Andred. 

Lilla’s magic makes everything she feels burst out of her, in broken windows or flares of fire. Why can’t she be sensible and keep her magic from overcoming her? She would wish her magic away in an instant, but could she survive the cost?

Mr. Andred is haunted by what he has done. He wishes to change the past. Then, perhaps, he’d be worthy of the kind and sensible Avalyn Pellinore. When Avalyn’s life is in danger will he let his past overcome him and fail to do what he must to save her life? 

In Secrets and Splendor, Jane Austen’s beloved characters take a turn down a road of magic where polite Regency society merges with power and enchantment. 

Secrets and Splendor is Book 4 in the Fantasy Austen Retellings series. Each book in the series is a standalone work and can be read in any order.

Northanger Haunting: A Fantasy Austen Retelling (Magical Regency Book 5) by Jae Wiley

If adventures will not befall a young lady in her own village, she must seek them abroad.

Ghosts have never worried Clarissa Eliwlod–that’s Ell-i-lud, like wood, thank you; it’s Welsh. After all, she sees them every day. She talks to them, too, and one has even taught her a rather naughty little ditty. In fact, the main character of her favorite novels wields the same power, and Claressa can only dream of becoming such a courageous heroine. 

Then, on a trip to Bath she meets a handsome, dashing young man who makes her think adventures are not always limited to books. She jumps at the opportunity to visit his family’s home, not realizing what awaits her at Northanger Abbey.

Ghosts and secrets are only the beginning. Before long, Claressa is in well over her head at Northanger. And if she can’t solve these mysteries, the cost will be dear. It’s not only her life at stake anymore, but the lives of those she has come to love with all her heart.

If you like romance, magic, and ghostly apparitions, then Northanger Haunting is right up your alley. Northanger Haunting is part of the Magical Regency series, which can be read in any order.

Bronwyn: A Fantasy Austen Retelling (Magical Regency Book 6) by Grace J. Croy

He will make her happy, but she will make him everything. 

Bronwyn is a magical retelling of Jane Austen’s novel Mansfield Park. All books in the Magical Regency series are stand-alone novels and may be read in any order.

The Mistress of All by Lory Lilian

“The Mistress of All” is a complex novel, that mixes romance and angst. It is recommended for a mature audience, due to the subjects of violence and abuse – that are often mentioned but never detailed other than in Elizabeth’s recollections. It also contains several love scenes, explicit but not graphic or vulgar, and certainly useful for the story’s development.

This is the story of Elizabeth Bennet, thrown by fate and unfortunate circumstances into the middle of an ordeal from which she struggles to escape, fighting for her life. Her character, her strength and her determination are tested more than ever before.

She has to enter into a battle which she must win, or the loss will be immeasurable. She has a strong ally in Darcy, first from afar, then by her side. The man she rejected just a month before will return to prove his loyalty, and the depth of his feelings.

The story begins when Elizabeth returns from Kent and stays in London for several days. She is surprised to find her sister Jane and aunt in a new, but rather close acquaintance with a young earl and his mother.

Over those several days, the nightmare slowly envelops the Bennets and Gardiners, and the threat of ruin and misery weighs heavily on them.

To their apparent salvation came a hasty and strange – but so timely – marriage proposal from one of the most illustrious gentlemen of the ton. Despite her reasoning, her suspicions, her fears and her lack of feeling for the man she barely knows and even less respects, she does not dare refuse a third marriage proposal, which would throw her entire family into ruin and poverty.

So, locking her heart and silencing her voice of reason, she accepts, and becomes Lady Barrington, married by a special licence in only a fortnight.
By the time of her marriage, Darcy has returned to London and Mr. Bingley has returned to Jane. Things appear to have improved for the Bennets. But for Elizabeth, it is too late.

Trapped in a marriage as dark as a nightmare, never consummated but dreadful nevertheless, she must protect herself and those around her from the evilness and cruelty of a horrid man and his supportive mother and friends.

With fate’s mercy, Elizabeth’s ordeal will last no longer than three months. She is saved by Darcy and her family’s intervention, and circumstances which turn her into a widow, one of the wealthiest and most influential women in London, with a power she is not yet ready to use.

Her reunion with Darcy is a humble, sorrowful, regretful one.

Darcy’s feelings are the same, while Elizabeth’s are quite the opposite compared with those she expressed in Kent. Darcy is the only man she can trust. Near him she feels safe, protected and supported. But her heart is so full of hate, distrust and plans for revenge, that it has little room for love and happiness.

For Darcy, the struggle, remorse and self-recrimination are no less strong. His feelings for Elizabeth have remained strong and deep, and his ardent love has never diminished, but the woman he adored had changed dramatically. She is now above him in terms of position, wealth, and power.
While she accepts him as a friend, and gratefully benefits from his support, from his knowledge and his desire to teach her how to manage the fortune she has never wanted, Elizabeth is not ready to surrender to the power of another man yet, even if she has no reason to doubt his affection, his honour or his character.

Elizabeth Bennet is now Lady Barrington – smart, well educated and beautiful, with the power and means to treat those around her as she pleases. Her old sweetness, her teasing wit, the smile that made her eyes sparkle, her musical laugh and tendency to joke seem lost. But Darcy – and he alone – knows they are only deeply buried under fear, and hate and are just waiting for the right moment and the right man to bring them back up into the light again.

Dating Mr. Darcy: a romantic comedy (Love Manor Romantic Comedy Book 1) by Kate O’Keefe

Is it a truth universally known that a girl must compete on reality TV to win Mr. Darcy’s heart?

Emma Brady is having doubts about how far she’ll go to promote her new activewear line. Sure, being on a reality show could be the big break her business so desperately needs, but is putting up with a Mr. Darcy wannabe worth it?

Sebastian Huntington-Ross is straight out of an Austen novel. But it’s hard to focus on his chiseled jaw, broad shoulders, and wickedly sexy accent when all Emma can see is his pride, arrogance, and smug demeanor.

Sparks fly when Emma realizes Sebastian has his own agenda for being on the show. Will Emma hold fast and keep the aristocratic Sebastian at arm’s length? Or will she put her reservations aside when the lines between reality and “reality show” start to blur?

Dating Mr. Darcy is a laugh-out-loud feel-good rom com for fans of Bridget Jones’s Diary, Sophie Ranald, and Sophie Kinsella.

Marrying Mr. Darcy: a romantic comedy (Love Manor Romantic Comedy Book 2) by Kate O’Keefe

Is it a truth universally acknowledged, that a girl can humiliate herself on reality TV and still get her fairy tale ending?

Emma Brady is in shock. She fell in love with Sebastian Huntington-Ross on national television, showing everyone that opposites can most definitely attract. Now, he’s asked her to marry him and live happily ever after in his fancy English manor. It’s a fairy tale ending.

Or is it?

The problem is the TV audience wanted Sebastian to marry someone else. And in choosing Emma to be his bride, Sebastian could lose everything his aristocratic family has held dear for generations. Not to mention Lady Jilly Fotherington, who goes out of her way to make Emma feel like she doesn’t belong.

With enough hurdles to keep an Olympian jumping, can Emma and Sebastian find a way to stay together? Or will the pressures pulling them apart cancel their trip down the aisle?

Marrying Mr. Darcy is the sequel to Dating Mr. Darcy. It’s a fun, feel-good rom com for fans of Sophie Kinsella’s Shopaholic series, Lindsey Kelk, and Helen Fielding’s Bridget Jones’s Diary.


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

Separated for Years ~ Reunited at Last

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

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

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

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

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

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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.

Pride and Prosperity by Julia Fellowes

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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.

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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?

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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?

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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.

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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*

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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?

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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.


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A Love So Beautiful: A Pride and Prejudice Variations Collection by P.O. 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?

Romance Comes to Pemberley: Longbourn Stories 11 to 19 (From Longbourn to Pemberley Book 2)

As this story begins, our favourite couple have been blessed with two wonderful children: Fitzwilliam, Jr and Juliette, who have blossomed into adulthood. Will these two bearers of the legacy of our favourite romantic couple find true love and happiness, or will the obstacles thrown in their paths by the unforeseen and unforeseeable vagaries of fate destroy their best and fondest hopes? ‘Twill be a roller-coaster ride, navigating the twists and turns of Regency-era romance, in either case.

If Mr. Darcy Dared by Elizabeth Ann West

A kiss at the Netherfield Ball . . .

As Charles Bingley and Fitzwilliam Darcy prepare for the Netherfield Ball, a gentlemen’s challenge develops between them to secure their future happiness . . . with the two eldest Bennet sisters! But when things do not go as expected for Mr. Darcy, Hertfordshire society is in an uproar over the pursuit of one of their favorite daughters by such a wealthy gentleman.

Despite being claimed by Mr. Darcy as his future bride, Elizabeth Bennet has no plans to wed the proud and disdainful Mr. Darcy, no matter what her father says! At her sister’s urging, she agrees to give him a chance, if only for Jane’s sake. But there are others with an interest in breaking a match between Fitzwilliam Darcy and some country miss. . .

The stakes are high and romance strong as two of Jane Austen’s most beloved characters dare to declare their feelings, dare to defy family, and dare to trust each other!

If Mr. Darcy Dared is a steamy romance for fans of Elizabeth Ann West’s other works, especially those readers who love their drama cranked to a ten!


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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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Mrs. Hurst and the Huntsman by [Kate Bedlow]

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Mrs. Hurst and the Huntsman by Kate Bedlow

A dark and sexy romance ~ the secret story of Louisa and Rackham Hurst.

Rackham Hurst has no one but himself to blame for the disaster that is his marriage. For too long, he has respected Louisa’s need to put distance between them, but he can no longer stand to see her so unhappy. During a visit to the country estate of her brother’s wealthy friend, Rackham decides it’s time for a reconciliation—but first he has to find his wife.

The vast Derbyshire estate belonging to Fitzwilliam Darcy is beautiful, but to lonely Louisa Hurst, Pemberley’s perfection is suffocating. One day, desperate for solitude and fresh air, she takes a curricle out on her own and gets lost in Pemberley Forest.

The reclusive huntsman who finds her decides to keep her.

And Then Love: A Pride and Prejudice Variation Prequel (Willow Hall Romance Book 1) by Leenie Brown

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

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

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

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

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

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

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?

The Other Bennet Sister: A Novel by [Janice Hadlow]

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The Other Bennet Sister by Janice Hadlow

Mary, the bookish ugly duckling of Pride and Prejudice’s five Bennet sisters, emerges from the shadows and transforms into a desired woman with choices of her own.

What if Mary Bennet’s life took a different path from that laid out for her in Pride and Prejudice? What if the frustrated intellectual of the Bennet family, the marginalized middle daughter, the plain girl who takes refuge in her books, eventually found the fulfillment enjoyed by her prettier, more confident sisters? This is the plot of Janice Hadlow’s The Other Bennet Sister, a debut novel with exactly the affection and authority to satisfy Jane Austen fans.

Ultimately, Mary’s journey is like that taken by every Austen heroine. She learns that she can only expect joy when she has accepted who she really is. She must throw off the false expectations and wrong ideas that have combined to obscure her true nature and prevented her from what makes her happy. Only when she undergoes this evolution does she have a chance at finding fulfillment; only then does she have the clarity to recognize her partner when he presents himself—and only at that moment is she genuinely worthy of love.

Mary’s destiny diverges from that of her sisters. It does not involve broad acres or landed gentry. But it does include a man; and, as in all Austen novels, Mary must decide whether he is the truly the one for her. In The Other Bennet Sister, Mary is a fully rounded character—complex, conflicted, and often uncertain; but also vulnerable, supremely sympathetic, and ultimately the protagonist of an uncommonly satisfying debut novel.

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.

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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.

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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?

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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.

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