Reading Reticule Roundup January 9

Wow! Can you believe it’s been 4 months since I’ve made a post? I had some health issues and deadlines, but am doing much better and am all caught up now. I wish you all a happy and healthy 2021!

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New Releases

Since it’s been so long, I am including all of December in the new releases.

Christmas in Gracechurch Street: A Darcy and Elizabeth Variation (Sweet Possibilities Book 2) by [Leenie Brown]

Christmas in Gracechurch Street: A Darcy and Elizabeth Variation (Sweet Possibilities Book 2) by Leenie Brown

He thought he was escaping temptation not placing himself directly in her path. 

Feeling himself drawn to the enchanting Miss Elizabeth Bennet, Fitzwilliam Darcy plans an escape from Netherfield. It isn’t until his arrangements are all in place that he discovers Elizabeth has made an escape of her own and is now right where he doesn’t want her to be. When Darcy’s displeased friend finds him in town rather than at Netherfield, Darcy is forced to attend a dinner in Gracechurch Street, the very place where Elizabeth is staying.

For her part, Elizabeth is just as unhappy to be thrust into company with Darcy as he is with her — and for the same reason. She likes him, but she knows she has very little hope of ever attracting a suitor such as Mr. Darcy when he only considers her tolerable.

However, when Darcy accepts an invitation to partake in the festivities of Christmas in Gracechurch Street and when Elizabeth’s sister forms a friendship with Darcy’s sister, Elizabeth begins to hope her feelings of admiration might be returned, while Darcy finds keeping duty ahead of pleasure to be excessively difficult.

Christmas in Gracechurch Street is the second installment in Leenie Brown’s Sweet Possibilities collection of Darcy and Elizabeth variations. If you like Hallmark-style Christmas romances set in the Regency era, then you’ll enjoy this story where duty and love collide.

So, settle into your favourite reading spot, grab your copy of Christmas in Gracechurch Street, and indulge in the sweet romantic possibility of an escape plan gone wrong turning into something that is oh so right.

Darcy's Yuletide Wedding: A Pride & Prejudice Novella Variation by [Zoe Burton]

Darcy’s Yuletide Wedding by Zoe Burton

Love at first sight doesn’t always come easy.

Fitzwilliam Darcy has never before experienced the bolt of lightning that hits his heart when he sees Elizabeth Bennet for the first time. He asks his host to introduce him to the enchanting young woman and never looks back.

Elizabeth Bennet has been told Darcy is above his company, but he’s not that way with her. Sparks fly when they’re together, and they’re not even arguing! Not everyone who watches Darcy and Elizabeth together is pleased with their fascination with each other. A plot is formed and a plan is carried out, with the intention of separating them permanently. Will their newfound love survive, or will the flame of love flicker and die?

Darcy’s Yuletide Wedding is a holiday JAFF story that will tug at your heartstrings. If you enjoy sweet romances with handsome heroes and beautiful heroines who fall instantly in love, Zoe Burton’s newest Christmas offering is for you.

All That This Entails by [Noell Chesney]

All That This Entails by Noell Chesney

I am the daughter of a Duke!

ELIZABETH BENNET COULD SCARCELY CREDIT THE NEWS when a letter sent to her father, from relations she did not know existed, informed them that untimely and unfortunate events would result in Mr Bennet inheriting the dukedom of Everard. In the blink of an eye, the Bennets’ lives are transformed— Elizabeth and her four sisters are wealthy, titled, and the talk of the ton

AT PEMBERLEY, FITZWILLIAM DARCY is still stinging from Elizabeth Bennet’s rejection of him at Hunsford when he learns the extraordinary news. Elizabeth Bennet—now Lady Elizabeth—has been elevated in an extraordinary fashion and is soon to become the most sought-after lady of the season. 

But Darcy’s heart still belongs to her, as much as it ever did, and he sets off for London determined to win her hand. But can he prove to her that he has changed, particularly when her entire life has just altered? 

This Pride & Prejudice variation is a novel-length tale using the characters of Jane Austen in a story of the author’s imagining. 

Elizabeth Bennet And A Serious Proposal: a Pride and Prejudice variation by [JP Christy, A Lady]

Elizabeth Bennet And A Serious Proposal by JP Christy

When Elizabeth Bennet and her sisters find themselves waging a ladylike war against the manipulations of their father, Mr Thomas Bennet, and the deceits of Mr Fitzwilliam Darcy, their moves and counter-moves are made with spirit and a dash of desperation.

Mr Bennet considers it his right to choose husbands for his daughters, and he is determined to make matches that will enhance his prestige. Mr Darcy despises the scheming Mr Bennet, distrusts his daughters, and disdains the entire family as beneath him. To protect his friend Charles Bingley and himself from unsuitable matches, he engages in deceptions that were once abhorrent to him.

Yet the heart wants what it wants, and Darcy’s heart wants Elizabeth. He is shocked to discover she considers both himself and her father to be her adversaries—men who manipulate others for their own ends. After she tells Darcy he is the last man in the world she would marry and Georgiana declares her disappointment in the man she had considered the best of brothers, he is forced to examine his presumptions about his society, himself, and those women worthy of being pleased. So, when Mr Bennet’s machinations result in a life-threatening abduction, Darcy takes action, joining in the rescue.

Relying on wit and “bottom”, the daughters of Longbourn—with a little help from some unexpected allies—collaborate to create their own happy endings.

Seek Me: Georgiana's Story: A Sequel to Tempt Me by [Julie Cooper]

Seek Me: Georgiana’s Story: A Sequel to Tempt Me

…death cannot stop true love. 

THE HAPPILY-EVER-AFTER for the Vampyre world’s most important couple goes on for centuries, but the daughter of Fitzwilliam and Elizabeth Darcy is seeking her own happiness. Dr Georgiana Darcy has spent two centuries pursuing a career dedicated to helping others, but has yet to find romantic love. That could change when the Darcys and their Vampyre family return to Pemberley for the first time since Georgiana was a young girl. Will history repeat itself, and another generation of Darcys fall in love with a mortal?

SEEK ME is a companion novella to Julie Cooper’s Tempt Me and tells the story of Dr Georgiana Darcy’s quest for love. 

Much Ado About Darcy: A Regency Pride and Prejudice Variation by [Andrea David]

Much Ado About Darcy by Andrea David

Never-before-published Austenesque romance!

Elizabeth Bennet is overjoyed when Charles Bingley eagerly courts her sister Jane. If only Lizzy didn’t have to spend time with his friend, the annoyingly handsome Mr. Darcy. She can’t help but match wits–and tempers–with the insufferable man. Enduring his company will be worth it, though, once Jane is wed.

But her sister’s happiness may be lost when Wickham arrives in Meryton, bitter and seeking to punish those close to his old enemy Darcy. Believing Jane’s marriage settlement will cover his debts, Wickham conspires to compromise her and leave Darcy’s friend Bingley bereft.

Lizzy must prove Jane’s innocence, but she can’t do it alone. She finds an unlikely ally in Darcy. Can they work together to save Jane and Bingley’s love? And can Lizzy hide her reckless feelings for the infuriating man who’s slowly winning her heart?

This 58,000-word romance novel has a happy ending and no cliffhanger. It includes some briefly dramatized love scenes that do not involve Lizzy and Darcy.

Lady Darcy's Bluestocking Club: A Pride and Prejudice Novel Variation (Pride and Prejudice and Bluestockings Book 2) by [Rose Fairbanks]

Lady Darcy’s Bluestocking Club (Pride and Prejudice and Bluestockings Book 2) by Rose Fairbanks

They have conquered each other, now they must conquer the vicious scrutiny of the ton.

The newlyweds, Lord and Lady Darcy, struggle to take their proper place in London Society amidst rumours surrounding their rushed wedding. The present gossip is nothing compared to what would follow should anyone discover their secret. Their dreams of reforming the Bluestocking Club would shatter.
Insult after insult leaves the new bride terrified that she cannot fill her predecessor’s shoes and that she will lose Darcy’s love if she cannot charm London.

Easing the path of acceptance for Elizabeth proves arduous for Darcy after the betrayal of his two closest friends and past demons come back to haunt him.

Beset on every side, scandal breaks out, challenging everything they have come to hold dear.

Lady Darcy’s Bluestocking Club is the second volume in the Pride and Prejudice and Bluestockings series. If you love bluestockings and family dramas, then you will enjoy this story of a deeply in love couple who take on the world together.

Charge up your Kindle and buy or download Lady Darcy’s Bluestocking Club to discover how Darcy and Elizabeth stare down their problems and fall deeper in love.

Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth, Home from the Honeymoon by [Sandra Gallimore]

Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth, Home from the Honeymoon by Sandra Gallimore

Three centuries ago Jane Austen gave the world books about the culture of her time. Probably the best known was Pride and Prejudice, which was so loved that at least five films were made about Elizabeth Bennett and Mr. Darcy. Miss Austen’s book ended with their marriage.Since then, people have written countless versions of those characters. I prefer to do a tribute to Jane Austen using her same characters continuing after the honeymoon, never distorting their true personalites and families that were molded so lovingly by the author. They are what Austen fans around the world have read and loved since 1813. My attempt to capture a cameo of each character, to continue their lives in that time, is my tribute to Jane Austen. I trust I have served Miss Austen, Miss Bennett and Mr, Darcy well, but that must be decided by the reader.

One Winter's Ball: A Pride and Prejudice Christmas Story by [Corrie Garrett]

One Winter’s Ball by Corrie Garrett

In this short variation on the classic story, Elizabeth becomes well-acquainted—far more than she likes!—with Caroline Bingley before Darcy arrives at Netherfield. Feeling already a begrudging sympathy for the unknown gentleman who is to be Miss Bingley’s prey, their meeting is quite different when he arrives in Hertfordshire one fine December day with his younger sister, Georgiana.
Their path to love sets off on a promising foot, but when Mr. Wickham comes to the Christmas ball, Mrs. Bennet misunderstands one of Darcy’s comments, and Caroline interferes with all, nothing is simple. But considering how hard Darcy fell when Lizzy disdained him, how hard might he fall if she tried?
Is all made easy? Certainly not! But this is a Christmas none of them will forget.

This is a sweet short story of 13,800 words.

A Darcy Christmas: A Pride and Prejudice Variation by [Florence Gold, A. Lady, Ellen  Pickels]

A Darcy Christmas by Florence Gold

What better end to our strange 2020 than a Pride and Prejudice novella overflowing with love, happiness, accomplishments, and…marriages. The year leading up to this joyful time has also been difficult for the Bennet family, but it seems to be ending well: Jane’s sorrow forgotten in marital bliss, Lydia’s elopement resolved, and Elizabeth’s…to be revealed
In A Darcy Christmas, the Bennets look forward to a blessed Christmas season as their dreams come true, but is there more to come? Will even Mr Bennet smile with happiness at the unexpected events revealed on Christmas Eve?

The Heiress: The Revelations of Anne de Bourgh (A Pride and Prejudice Novel) by [Molly Greeley]

The Heiress: The Revelations of Anne de Bourgh (A Pride and Prejudice Novel) by Molly Greeley

In this gorgeously written and spellbinding historical novel based on Pride and Prejudice, the author of The Clergyman’s Wife combines the knowing eye of Jane Austen with the eroticism and Gothic intrigue of Sarah Waters to reimagine the life of the mysterious Anne de Bourgh.

As a fussy baby, Anne de Bourgh’s doctor prescribed laudanum to quiet her, and now the young woman must take the opium-heavy tincture every day. Growing up sheltered and confined, removed from sunshine and fresh air, the pale and overly slender Anne grew up with few companions except her cousins, including Fitzwilliam Darcy. Throughout their childhoods, it was understood that Darcy and Anne would marry and combine their vast estates of Pemberley and Rosings. But Darcy does not love Anne or want her.

After her father dies unexpectedly, leaving her his vast fortune, Anne has a moment of clarity: what if her life of fragility and illness isn’t truly real? What if she could free herself from the medicine that clouds her sharp mind and leaves her body weak and lethargic? Might there be a better life without the medicine she has been told she cannot live without?

In a frenzy of desperation, Anne discards her laudanum and flees to the London home of her cousin, Colonel John Fitzwilliam, who helps her through her painful recovery. Yet once she returns to health, new challenges await. Shy and utterly inexperienced, the wealthy heiress must forge a new identity for herself, learning to navigate a “season” in society and the complexities of love and passion. The once wan, passive Anne gives way to a braver woman with a keen edge—leading to a powerful reckoning with the domineering mother determined to control Anne’s fortune . . . and her life.

An extraordinary tale of one woman’s liberation, The Heiress reveals both the darkness and light in Austen’s world, with wit, sensuality, and a deeply compassionate understanding of the human heart.

Upon A Winter's Star: A Pride and Prejudice Holiday Variation by [Sophia Grey, A Lady]

Upon A Winter’s Star by Sophia Grey

Elizabeth Bennet is quickly running out of options for a suitable husband. As her mother begins to worry about Mr. Bennet’s health, the need to secure Longbourn’s legacy grows ever more pressing.

Elizabeth Bennet has had a change of heart. As the years have flown by, the search for the very deepest love, something that has driven her decisions in regards to marriage, now seem somewhat impossible. Perhaps a happy marriage does not require love. Perhaps all those things she had always dreamed of would come in time…

With two younger sisters married and out of the house, and Jane always away on her own pursuits, her mother’s obsession with seeing her daughters properly married has turned a new corner. With Elizabeth’s new views on marriage presented to her mother, she is sent to Hunsford to become better acquainted with Mr. Collins, to whom Longbourn is entailed.

However, her choice to ask Charlotte Lucas to accompany her to Hunsford has proven problematic, and when Mr. Collins’ affections are turned elsewhere, Elizabeth finds herself in a position that will only lead her to heartbreak.

Upon A Winter’s Star is a sweet, clean, Pride and Prejudice Holiday Variation that is suitable for all lovers of Jane Austen’s romantic classic.

Miss Lizzy of Longbourn: A Pride and Prejudice Variation by [Marie Green]

Miss Lizzy of Longbourn by Marie Green

The woods around Netherfield are busy on the morning after the ball.
From the shadow of the trees, Darcy comes across Mr Collins proposing marriage to Elizabeth.
Immediately afterwards Darcy is accosted by a sword brandishing Wickham also in pursuit of Elizabeth. Darcy is furious, he may not wish her to be his wife, but he cannot abide to think of Elizabeth waiting for his enemy.
When Darcy finds Elizabeth, he presumes she is waiting for Wickham, an argument and an insult follows.
Despite all his intentions to leave Netherfield and return to London, Darcy is overtaken by an event which draws him into the affairs of the Bennet family.
Elizabeth’s dislike of the gentleman turns to amusement when during her visit to Rosings she becomes the ‘most cherished friend’ of Miss Anne de Bourgh. What will Darcy think when he arrives to find Elizabeth and Anne are the best of friends? At Rosings, Darcy begins to enjoy Elizabeth’s teasing nature.
Colonel Fitzwilliam declares, ‘Good God, Darcy, you and Miss Bennet have given me more entertainment than I have had these five years past.”
This is a gentle, lightly amusing tale of the developing love between Darcy and Elizabeth, with all its ups and downs.

The Colonel's Spinster: A Regency Romance (Tragic Characters in Classic Lit) by [Audrey Harrison]

The Colonel’s Spinster: A Regency Romance (Tragic Characters in Classic Lit) by Audrey Harrison

He needs a rich wife. A pity that he’s falling for the wrong woman… She’s looking to find out more about her past. She wasn’t expecting to find her future…..

Colonel Fitzwilliam is a second son, often overshadowed by his titled, older brother and his cousin, Mr Darcy. Returning from Waterloo he knows it is time to find a wife with a healthy dowry, but he longs for a love match. Unfortunately for Fitzwilliam, love doesn’t put food on the table.

Miss Prudence Bamber has never known her mother’s family. A woman with her own mind and full life, she indulges her father’s wish to visit her long-lost relations. Mr Bamber hopes his daughter will find a husband; she wishes nothing more than to find out more about her mother’s history. It turns out to be a trip she won’t forget in a hurry.

Two people looking for love, but challenged by pride, secrets and prejudice. Will they be able to overcome the odds to find their own happy ever after? Or, are they destined to remain separated by the constraints of society? Complex characters brought together in this gripping Regency Romance.

The Colonel’s Spinster is a Regency romance and Pride and Prejudice variation (JAFF), topped with a generous dose of humour, action, and tears. If you like simmering chemistry, fast-paced adventures, and strong characters, then you’ll love Audrey Harrison’s Regency tale.

Buy The Colonel’s Spinster to find out if Colonel Fitzwilliam finds love after all!

A Year Without Summer: A Variation on Pride and Prejudice by [Martin Hunnicutt]

A Year Without Summer by Martin Hunnicutt

This variation of Pride and Prejudice begins in the fall of 1815 with celebrations of Wellington’s victory at Waterloo. The Bennet family recognizes that the winter is very cold but nothing prepares them for the ‘year without a summer’ that follows. Frost and cool temperatures every month of the growing season reduce harvests of important grains, vegetables, and fruits. Their England is dependent upon locally grown foodstuffs and the people are unable to bring in food stuffs from other parts of the world–in fact other parts of the world would not have had surpluses of food to send. Horse and oxen-drawn wagons could only move produce so far in any single day.
With some good luck, Mr. Darcy and Miss Bennet separate after the Ball at Netherfield on excellent terms. Through happenstance, the couple meet at Hunsford at Easter during the cold spring, fall in love and become engaged. However, as the families and tenants struggle to harvest diminished harvests of grains and hay, the Bennet and Darcy families struggle to remain hopeful. The poor harvests do not prevent the marriage of Elizabeth and Fitzwilliam, and they travel from London to Pemberley for the lean winter that affects the inhabitants of manor houses and farmhouses.
In Hertfordshire, Charles Bingley must deal with Caroline and his aunt from Scarborough, and Jane must rally her family as they discover how much they miss Elizabeth’s humour and wit. But in spring 1817, the weather makes all of England a green and bountiful land once again, and Jane and Charles find their way toward the happily-ever-after they deserve.

A Thornhill Christmas: A Pride & Prejudice Variation by [Don Jacobson, Janet Taylor, Ellen Pickels]

A Thornhill Christmas: A Pride & Prejudice Variation by Don Jacobson

It is the Christmas season of 1836, and Fitzwilliam Darcy continues to suffer from the loss of his wife in April. But he is not alone. All who loved her, especially her daughter, Madelyn Anne Darcy, sense a yawning chasm in the center of their lives. Feeling the somber halls of Pemberley closing in, she escapes to Thornhill and her Aunt Jane’s calming influence.
However, the woods above this neighboring estate hold a life-altering surprise: another half-orphan—Thomas Johnson, an American from the Ohio River country—and his widowed mother, scarred by their own ineffable losses, are recovering at his Uncle Charles’s estate. A bit of snow and the need for a Yule log—along with the connivance of The Old One—conspire to bring the young people together.
Meanwhile, Caroline (née Bingley) Johnson is determined to face both the woman she hurt and the man she desired before fleeing to America twenty years earlier. Now, she begs for Jane Bingley’s Sixth Love grace whilst shaping herself to be the vessel into which her dearest friend’s soulmate can pour his grief.
Can Darcy learn the essentials as he moves forward to his destiny? In the process, can the two bereaved adversaries negotiate a space defined by their mutual love for Pemberley’s departed mistress?
This is an interim novelette in the final volume of the Bennet Wardrobe Series.

Secret Arrangement: A Pride and Prejudice Variation by [Deborah Ann Kauer]

Secret Arrangement by Debra Ann Kauer

With an infant ward, Fitzwilliam Darcy needs a wife.
How hard can it be to find a wife?

Fitzwilliam Darcy needs a mother for his infant ward and a wife. Because of a death bed promise, he will only marry a lady who will unconditionally love the infant and whom he can love. However, in his past searches, Darcy found most society ladies saw only his wealth, connections, and property. How is he to find a lady who sees past what he has and loves who he is?

Elizabeth Bennet wants to marry only for love, and of one thing she is absolutely sure, she loves Mr. Darcy’s infant ward. The question is, can she love the man as well. If she does choose to marry, she does not want her mother planning a lavish, overly embellished wedding, so how can she thwart her mother’s plans — through a secret arrangement.

Besides the issue of love, what other problems could occur? A mother who will take control of the engagement and wedding arrangements, another lady’s jealousy, and a grandmother who wants her infant granddaughter to disappear.

Will Elizabeth and Darcy find love and happiness?

The Ski Lift: A Modern Pride and Prejudice Short Story by [Jennifer Kay]

The Ski Lift: A Modern Pride and Prejudice Short Story by Jennifer Kay

Elizabeth Bennet and her sister Jane are on a budget ski vacation when they run into acquaintances Charles and Caroline Bingley and their friend Will Darcy. Jane is overjoyed by the coincidence, while Elizabeth would rather ski uphill than spend time with the newcomers. When she ends up stuck on a ski lift with none other than Will Darcy, she thinks her vacation can’t get any worse. Can an hour in close quarters change her mind about him, or will they still be enemies when they get to the bottom of the mountain? And what will Caroline Bingley have to say about the situation?

Stranded with Darcy is a modern Pride & Prejudice short story of approximately 11,000 words.

A Very Meryton Christmas: A Pride and Prejudice Variation by [Laraba Kendig]

A Very Meryton Christmas by Laraba Kendig

Darcy’s cousin, Anne de Bourgh, visits Netherfield for Christmas. She came to watch others, but she learns important about herself.

This is a sweet, clean Christmas short story of 6200 words.

Complete Pride and Absolute Prejudice: A Special Collection of Pride and Prejudice Variations by [Nora Kipling, a Lady]

Complete Pride and Absolute Prejudice by Nora Kipling

Collecting the entire written works of in this limited edition box-set author Nora Kipling:

Starcrossed at Longbourn
A love-at-second-sight retelling of Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth Bennet’s love story.

Shadows Upon Netherfield
Mr. Darcy has insulted her vanity, but when she needs him most, he will be her salvation.

Conspiring with Mr. Darcy
Forced to work together, Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy lose their hearts to one another. But can they overcome their pride and their prejudice to find the felicity they both desire?

Much Ado About I Do
Mr. Darcy has received word of an impending marriage between Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Collins. He leaves for Longbourn immediately to confess his feelings, and stop the wedding. Will he make it in time? And if he does, will his passionate words be received as he hopes?

A Required Engagement
Mr. Darcy has been accused of the most unnatural of desires, and must find a wife to allay the rumors as soon as possible.

Christmas at Netherfield
What if Elizabeth Bennet had turned down Mister Darcy’s second proposal?

This is a sweet, clean romance box-set collection of novels and novellas for all lovers of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice.

Tall, Dark and Darcy: A Pride and Prejudice Variation by [Harriet Knowles, a Lady]

Tall, Dark and Darcy by Harriet Knowles

Compromise. Kidnap. Murder. Madness.
And it all began at the Netherfield Ball…

Ensnared in compromise; Elizabeth Bennet receives four offers of marriage.
Not one is welcome.

She could wish her life somewhat less eventful.

Tall, dark, and impossibly handsome,
Darcy strides into every drama where someone needs help or assistance.
But why, in heaven’s name, did he have to embroil himself this time?

He knows the answer. The thought of seeing Miss Elizabeth Bennet wed to his friend would torture him forever.

But who would try and compromise her with another?
And who will not accept their marriage must be the end of their plot?

When Elizabeth vanishes, he must begin a desperate search to find her before it’s too late — for both of them.

Betrothed to Mr Darcy: A Pride and Prejudice Variation Romance by [Mei Wei Lin]

Betrothed to Mr Darcy by Mei Wei Lin

When a rumour forces Elizabeth to get engaged to Mr Darcy she swears to never allow him to pierce her defences. But the betrothal forces her into Mr Darcy’s frequent company, and the better she knows and understands him, the more he bewilders and fascinates her.

Meanwhile, behind the scenes, dark forces are at work. While Elizabeth slowly loses her heart to the man she once thought would be the last in the world she would ever marry, she is in danger of losing much more, when she discovers long buried family secrets, and understands what it means to be Mrs Darcy.

As Fate Would Have It: A Pride and Prejudice Variation Novella by [Kimberly  McBride  ]

As Fate Would Have It by Kimberly McBride

What if Elizabeth responded to Mr. Darcy’s letter?

This story begins a few weeks after the Hunsford proposal.
Consumed with remorse, Elizabeth writes a letter to Mr. Darcy, which plays a role in the outcome of the story.
Gifted with hope and an opportunity to redeem himself, Mr. Darcy formulates a plan to obtain Elizabeth’s forgiveness and prove himself worthy of her.

Independence: A Pride & Prejudice Reimagining (Pride & Prejudice Histories) by [M. Mitt]

Independence by M. Mitt

Pride and Prejudice meets the age and era of social and political upheaval! In the year of 1876, when America is celebrating its 100th year anniversary as a country, Mr. Darcy and his sister travel to America, seeking refuge after suffering a significant loss in their lives. When they come, Darcy is worried about seeing Elizabeth Bennet, the woman who rejected his offer of marriage, but it becomes even more complicated than that. Upon seeing her again, not only can they not be together, but Elizabeth joins Susan B. Anthony in the constant struggle of women demanding their rights to vote. Worried that he cannot protect her from all their attackers, Darcy feels impotent, especially when he discovers that they are planning on committing an act that will change the course of the future!
As they get closer to the holiday, July 4th, 1876, Susan B. Anthony has one more trick up her sleeve of fighting for equality. When Elizabeth chooses to stand with her friend and change the world around her… will Mr. Darcy choose to believe in her?
Here comes another tale of Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy!

Romance & Recklessness: Pride & Prejudice Told from Kitty Bennet's Eyes (Kitty Bennet's Adventure Book 3) by [M. Mitt]

Romance & Recklessness: Pride & Prejudice Told from Kitty Bennet’s Eyes (Kitty Bennet’s Adventure Book 3) by M. Mitt

Book III of Kitty Bennet’s Trilogy
Longbourn is lost! Mr. Collins and Charlotte Lucas are now engaged, and what’s worse, Mr. Bingley has left Netherfield Park and not proposed to Jane Bennet. With all these setbacks affecting Mrs. Bennet, Kitty is doing her best to cling to happiness where she may. As the winter festivities commence, the Bennet family do their best to weather all the conflicts that face them. However, little do they all know that there are more challenges ahead, and little does Kitty know that some of those troubles have to do with her own heart. Here comes the final chapter to Kitty Bennet’s trilogy.

Games of Love and Cruelty: A Pride and Prejudice Variation by [Laura Moretti, Jan  Ashton]

Games of Love and Cruelty by Laura Moretti

Set in the 21st century…

Fitzwilliam Darcy falls madly in love with the vivacious and clever Elizabeth Bennet. After a few shots of tequila, he declares his affections for her. It is a disaster. Elizabeth resoundingly rejects him. But…it’s late, they’re alone and slightly intoxicated. They sleep together.
Now Darcy has everything…and nothing. He is having sex with Elizabeth and while he falls more desperately in love each day, she still hates him. It is the beginning of a secret, sensual, complicated liaison, wherein each plays a cruel game; Darcy because he is hiding his passion and growing despair, Elizabeth because she is feeling lost.

As Darcy gets more hopeless, and Elizabeth tries to deny her budding feelings, another man begins to vie for her affections…

Note from the author: As you may gather from the premise, this is neither a sweet nor clean tale. Nevertheless, Games of Love and Cruelty is also not erotica. The story is deeply romantic, and the depictions of sex are not too graphic or explicit.

Mr. Darcy the Fastidious Beagle by [Kathy Nelson]

Mr. Darcy the Fastidious Beagle by Kathy Nelson

We’ll never know why you were wondering along the blue river? How could you become lost in the middle of winter for so long that you weighed only 16 pounds?
Mr. Darcy is my senior rescue beagle. I believe him to be the sweetest old beagle in the world, and I’ve had the pleasure of his companionship for nearly four years
This is the story of when I found Mr. Darcy at my local humane society. Just as human beings experience the joys and sorrows of living a full life, my hope is that through the eyes of Mr. Darcy’s life adventures readers will follow his journey through the very real fears of abandonment, his struggles surviving winter while waiting to be found, his health battle while taking on a deadly illness, and rally with him as his security of finding a loving furever home finally becomes his reality. The adoption of Mr. Darcy is not the only happily ever after ending in his life. While the grateful old beagle is content to be in his warm home, he soon realizes that because of his own good fortune he now has a new responsibility to play an active and important role in helping the many abandoned animals still left at the shelter find their own new furever families. Not only does he become the best foster buddy helping many other dogs find their own new furever homes, he even helps a few cats.
While I will always wonder how he came to be lost, to dwell on the why and how could make me sad and mad all at once. So Mr. Darcy and I decided to concentrate our efforts on the future of the other animals that needed us.
This sweet old beagle reminded me that we all have the strength to survive and and that we are the lucky ones when we can help others succeed too. As the saying says, ‘Who rescued who’? Appropriate for children and adults ages 5 to 95 and up.

With a Joyful Heart: A Pride and Prejudice Holiday Variation by [Celia  Norman, A Lady]

With a Joyful Heart by Celia Norman

Christmas has finally come to Longbourn, but Jane is now married to Mr. Bingley, and Elizabeth Bennet has never felt more alone.

Elizabeth has also gained a reputation for turning away the proposals of worthy gentleman, a fact which worried her mother to no end. Rumors are bound to spread, and Mrs. Bennet will not be satisfied unless Elizabeth is engaged by the New Year.

A Christmas Ball at Netherfield Park seems like the perfect opportunity for spirits to be lifted, and all of Hertfordshire is invited. If Mrs. Bennet has her way, Elizabeth will be engaged to the nearest available bachelor, whether she approves of him or not.

Elizabeth must come to terms with her duty to her family, and the state of her own heart. Is the very deepest love truly out of her reach, or is it closer than she even thought possible?

With a Joyful Heart is a sweet, clean Pride and Prejudice Holiday variation that is suitable for all lovers of Jane Austen’s classic love story.

Mistletoe & Misunderstandings: A Sweet "Pride & Prejudice" Variation by [Abbey North]

Mistletoe & Misunderstandings by Abbey North

On the night of the Netherfield ball, Mr. Darcy seems like he will propose until a misunderstanding has him leaving the area and taking the Bingleys with him. That leaves Lizzy and Jane heartbroken, but since Lizzy’s burgeoning romance was a secret, she can’t show her pain. When news reaches them that the Bingleys are returning to Netherfield for Christmastide, Lizzy wonders if Darcy will return as well. If he does, can she forgive his abandonment, or is all hope of happiness with the man truly lost?

The timeline of their romance is compressed slightly in this short holiday story. While Abbey sometimes writes sensual JAFF, this is strictly SWEET.

Far From The Tree: A Pride and Prejudice Variation by [Jeannie Peneaux, Margaret Devere]

Far From The Tree by Jeannie Peneaux

“My better nature was not merely placed there by the rank of my birth, Mr. Darcy! If I have faults to be attributed to Longbourn, then what virtues I possess must also be credited there. My character is not solely a copy of my blood. I am the result of the upbringing by a family and people – good people – that you have disdained. Do not think that all of Meryton did not perceive your contempt for us.”

For twenty years Elizabeth Bennet had lived, quite contentedly, as the second daughter of a country squire. During her Easter visit to her newly married friend, Lizzy has the dubious pleasure of being introduced to Lady Catherine de Bourgh and her cosseted daughter. To Elizabeth’s surprise, the pair take a keen interest in a mere adopted daughter of the Bennet family, and when Mr. Darcy dutifully pays his annual visit to Rosings Park, her life takes a wholly unexpected turn.

Lady Catherine de Bourgh, it would seem, is intent upon setting right old injustices, and she is a woman who is very much used to getting her own way.

From the author of Dear Nameless StrangerFar From the Tree follows Elizabeth’s journey as she slowly realises that affection can root itself deeply into the heart in spite of doubts and misgivings. The handsome Mr. Darcy is a different matter altogether, for how could she possibly fall in love with the proud and haughty man she had known in Hertfordshire?

The Price of Pride: A Pride & Prejudice Variation by [Abigail Reynolds]

The Price of Pride by Abigail Reynolds

In Love with His Brother’s Betrothed…

As far as Fitzwilliam Darcy is concerned, the only good thing to come of Elizabeth Bennet’s bitter refusal of his heart and his hand was his new resolve to prove himself a better man. He’d done it, too, by closing the painful distance between himself and his estranged younger brother, Drew. And now Drew is newly engaged to be married…to Elizabeth Bennet.

Family duty forces Darcy to support the engagement, especially since even the smallest hint of disapproval could ruin the brothers’ hard-won reconciliation. But how can he bear to watch his brother marry the woman he loves? To see her in Drew’s arms, bearing Drew’s children, and forever out of his reach?

An Accidental Compromise

Elizabeth has no choice but to accept an engagement to handsome Drew Darcy. He’s amiable, educated, and respectable, and if it weren’t for his last name, she wouldn’t even mind the idea. But to marry the brother of the gentleman she’d so coldly rejected only months before? Especially now that she realizes her feelings for him are far from sisterly. How can she marry Drew while longing for his brother? But the cost of breaking her engagement would be ruination, and with it, the loss of any hope of a life with Darcy.

Trapped by loyalty, love, and propriety, there is no way out. But old family secrets haunt the two Darcy brothers. Could those secrets, when brought out in the open, change everything?

This intensely emotional variation on Jane Austen’s Pride & Prejudice will make you fall in love with Elizabeth and Darcy all over again.

Lizzy Fitzwilliam, A Pride and Prejudice Variation by [Melanie Schertz, A  Lady, Kay  Tanner]

Lizzy Fitzwilliam by Melanie Schertz

Lizzy Fitzwilliam was twelve years old when her life was dramatically altered. When highwaymen caused her family’s carriage to overturn, her parents and elder sister were killed. Lizzy was left injured, her legs having been broken badly in the accident. Five years later, pieces of jewelry which had been stolen that day are pawned in London. This sends the Fitzwilliam and Darcy families on a journey to discover the truth of the accident, learning that the robbery was only a cover for what they discover was a plot to eliminate Lizzy and her family. Will the culprits return and finish what they started? What will happen now that she is engaged to her cousin, Fitzwilliam Darcy?

Dinner at Longbourn: A 'Pride and Prejudice' Variation Vignette by [Margaret Lynette Sharp]

Dinner at Longbourn by Margaret Lynette Sharp

Lydia Bennet can scarcely contain her disdain at the prospect of a friend of Mary, a Miss Annabelle Gilbert, dining with the entire family at Longbourn. What unexpected news will she hear from the plain, clergyman’s daughter? And more: what shocking revelation will Mary make in the final scene of this entertaining vignette?

Of Rumour and Romance: A 'Pride and Prejudice' Variation Vignette by [Margaret Lynette Sharp]

Of Rumour and Romance: A ‘Pride and Prejudice’ Variation Vignette by Margaret Lynette Sharp

Mrs Bennet’s easily-disturbed tranquillity of mind takes a battering when she learns the substance of a rumour that is sweeping Meryton – a rumour concerning Elizabeth’s closest friend, Charlotte Lucas. Will the plain Miss Lucas walk down the aisle with someone who is little more than a stranger to her? Is Mrs Bennet’s apparent jealousy well-founded?

Of The Beholder: A Pride and Prejudice Variation by [Kate Speck]

Of The Beholder by Kate Speck

Elizabeth Bennet is offended by Mr. Darcy when he snubs her dearest sister at the assembly and cannot hold her tongue but he is fascinated by her and a friendship develops. A family secret prevents Darcy from marrying Elizabeth but he falls in love nonetheless while Elizabeth believes her sister likes Darcy while finding him unpleasant in appearances.

Rated T for mild language, sexual suggestions, and minor violence

Elizabeth's Darkest Beloved: A Paranormal Pride and Prejudice Variation by [Penelope Talbot, A Lady]

Elizabeth’s Darkest Beloved: A Paranormal Pride and Prejudice Variation by Penelope Talbot

Can Elizabeth give her heart away to a man with no beating heart of his own?

At yet another tedious assembly, Elizabeth Bennet prepares herself to tolerate a night of boredom. But when she catches the eye of Duke Darcy, one of the most mysterious and intriguing men in all of England, she finds her life is changed forever. Their love is unexpected, and it comes with an unbreakable promise.

Soon, Elizabeth is forced to decide if she is willing to pay the ultimate price for an eternity with her beloved…

Elizabeth’s Darkest Beloved is a paranormal variation of Pride and Prejudice filed with danger, romance, and a love where ’until death do us part’ can last a lifetime.

A Miracle in Meryton: A Pride and Prejudice Holiday Variation by [Holly Thornhill, A Lady]

A Miracle in Meryton by Holly Thornhill

For the first time in her life, Elizabeth Bennet has no Christmas spirit…

Even though everything appears normal at Longbourn this holiday season, Elizabeth can find no reason to be merry. Her marriage to William Collins looms on the horizon, her father is ill, and her sister Jane is spending her first Christmas away with her own husband, Charles Bingley. Convinced that the holiday has lost all meaning, Elizabeth makes a Christmas wish for help on a candle…

And is surprised when her wish seems to be answered by an unexpected visitor, Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy, seeking shelter from the snow.

Can Elizabeth rediscover her love of Christmas as she is introduced to a new kind of love?

A Miracle in Meryton is a sweet and clean holiday Pride and Prejudice variation, filled with magic, romance, and an extra helping of Christmas love!

Mr. Bingley Regrets: A Pride and Prejudice Variation (Leaving Longbourne Behind Book 2) by [A.L. Ward, Jane Austen]

Mr. Bingley Regrets: A Pride and Prejudice Variation (Leaving Longbourne Behind Book 2) by A.L. Ward

Charles Bingley took the estate of Netherfield in Hertfordshire expecting to learn the ins and outs of estate management. He never expected to loose his heart to his lovely neighbor, Jane Bennet. Due to his sister’s lies, he is convinced of her ambivalence and leaves the area in despair. Can the couple ever find their way back to one another when Bingley is no where to be found and Jane becomes the toast of London? Will Caroline prevail? Will Bingley ever grow a spine? Find out in this second novel in the Leaving Longbourne Behind series.

AN ANGEL IN HER POCKET: A Pride and Prejudice Variation by [Brenda J. Webb]

AN ANGEL IN HER POCKET by Brenda J. Webb

This story was inspired by my favorite Christmas movie, “It’s A Wonderful Life” with Jimmy Stewart. Whilst my story does not follow that plot, I wanted to write a tale about an angel who helps Elizabeth Bennet one bleak Christmas. Here is the blurb for “An Angel In Her Pocket.”

Life had been hard for Elizabeth Bennet in the months since she refused Mr. Darcy’s proposal at Kent. Lydia eloped with Mr. Wickham, and her father died shortly thereafter. Mr. Collins took possession of Longbourn, forcing her family to live apart to survive. She and Jane left to live in London with the Gardiners, and Elizabeth’s hope of finding employment there was fading quickly as Christmas approached.

Grace Angelini is on a mission from St. Peter to right a wrong. For her plan to work, Fitzwilliam Darcy has to overcome his pride and propose to Elizabeth Bennet a second time, although neither is a part of the other’s circle. Undeterred, Grace does her best to unite the couple by securing a position for Elizabeth as Darcy’s goddaughter’s governess.

Will Grace’s help prove to be a blessing or a curse when Elizabeth’s position is put in peril through no fault of her own?
You’ll find the answer in “An Angel In Her Pocket.”

Mr Darcy's Christmas Ghosts: A Pride and Prejudice Variation by [Jackie Wellman]

Mr Darcy’s Christmas Ghosts by Jackie Wellman

Mr Darcy is in a quandary. He has proposed marriage to Elizabeth Bennet and been refused unequivocally.

What does he do now? He decides to write her a letter explaining everything. However, the letter is a poor one and he knows it. He is visited by three ghosts, who show him visions of his past, present and future.

The visions help him to come to terms with his relationship with Mr Wickham which enables him to explain to Lizzy how Wickham has wronged him in the past, thereby setting that record straight.

The ghosts also show him what might happen if he follows Lady Catherine’s wishes with regard to her daughter, Anne.

This, together with a softening of his pride, make him realise whom he truly wishes to marry, and how to ensure that she wants him as much as he wants her.

Lizzy is also in a dilemma. Should she accept Mr Collins’ offer of marriage or not? She too is visited by ghosts who show her a possible future as Mrs Collins. This helps make up her mind. But what do the visions also reveal about her feelings towards Mr Darcy?

This is a funny and affectionate variation on Jane Austen’s beloved novel with a seasonal as well as haunting flavour.

Mr Darcy's Chilling Proposal: An Italian Intrigue by [Enid Wilson]

Mr Darcy’s Chilling Proposal: An Italian Intrigue by Enid Wilson

Two days after Mr Darcy’s unsuccessful proposal in Hunsford, Elizabeth Bennet finds out that one of her sisters is pregnant and she begs him to help. He agrees to marry Elizabeth and pass the child off as theirs. But he is still angry with her and demands that the marriage be on his terms: Elizabeth is to obey Mr Darcy and live for his pleasures. The newly-wed couple then becomes embroiled with some foreign criminals, due to her sister’s beau. Is Darcy and Elizabeth’s marriage doomed to fail? Or will they resolve their issues and work together to bring the criminals to justice? Be warned – this Pride and Prejudice what-if story contains adult content, a forced marriage, smelly fish and a firebomb attack.

Time to Forgive Life: A Pride and Prejudice Time-Travel Story by [Enid Wilson]

Time to Forgive Life: A Pride and Prejudice Time-Travel Story by Enid Wilson

Elizabeth Bennet refuses a marriage proposal from her cousin that leads to a deadly struggle at Oakham Mount. She falls through a time portal and leaps into the unknown. While Elizabeth learns to adapt to her new life, Mr. Darcy discovers his love for her and tries to solve a murder mystery. Will Elizabeth return to Regency England or Mr. Darcy ride into the unknown to find her? Be warned – this Pride and Prejudice variation contains violence, racial issues, modern and fantasy elements.

Mr. Darcy's Christmas Wish: A Pride & Prejudice Holiday Variation by [Clara Winfield]

Mr. Darcy’s Christmas Wish by Clara Winfield

Darcy can’t wait to give his new bride a perfect first Christmas at Pemberley—but his in-laws have other ideas…

Mr. and Mrs. Darcy have been looking forward to a magical Yuletide season together. But when the Bennets arrive unexpectedly a week before Christmas, the newlyweds’ plans are turned upside-down…

All Darcy wants is some time alone with his beautiful wife Elizabeth, so he can give her the romantic surprise he has planned. But he is all out of luck. In a house full of squabbling Bennet ladies and their lively husbands, his quest seems impossible.

By the time Lady Catherine de Bourgh descends on Pemberley with her entourage, Darcy has all but given up hope of ever stealing private time with Elizabeth. And what happens next shocks everyone.

Will Mr. Darcy ever find a peaceful moment to give his beloved wife her gift?

And will Mrs. Darcy have the opportunity to present her dear husband with a Christmas surprise of her own?

Mr. Darcy’s Christmas Wish is a joyful feelgood standalone Regency holiday story set after Our Dear Couple’s wedding, which can be read on its own or as a married life follow-up to both the Mr. Darcy In Love and the Marrying Mr. Darcy serials.

It is a sweet and clean read, suitable for all ages.

Darcy's Yuletide: Four Pride and Prejudice Variations by [Robyn Wood]

Darcy’s Yuletide: Four Pride and Prejudice Variations by Robyn Wood

DARCY’S CHRISTMAS BRIDE: Elizabeth dreaded the idea of an arranged marriage—especially to the most disagreeable man in the world! But she soon fell in love with her husband-to-be. Would the Christmas Eve ball at Pemberley bring her love in return?
DARCY’S CHRISTMAS KISSES: Elizabeth is caught kissing Colonel Fitzwilliam under the mistletoe. Unaware that the kiss was meant for him and not his cousin, Mr. Darcy schemes to win over Elizabeth’s heart. Christmas at Netherfield Park becomes a most merry and romantic holiday!
DARCY’S YULETIDE WISH: Elizabeth was not looking forward to spending Christmas with Mr. Darcy, having refused to marry him six years earlier. But her sister Jane and her two boys, all wished for the couple to become happily married by New Year. As the magic of Christmas worked its spell, Elizabeth began to wonder if Yuletide wishes do indeed come true!
DARCY’S CHRISTMAS MIRACLE: Elizabeth didn’t expect to find love this holiday season. Yet here she was kissing Mr. Darcy in the library at Netherfield Park! When her youngest sister Lydia goes missing, Elizabeth relies on Darcy for help, which in turn, changes her life forever.


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Mr. Darcy Switched at Birth by [Ada Byrn]

Mr. Darcy Switched at Birth by Ada Bryn

To help her son advance in life, Mrs. Wickham puts her newborn baby George in Fitzwilliam Darcy’s cradle and takes Fitzwilliam home.

And thus begins a tale of switched identities, and two men who are not what they seem. Just as in Jane Austen’s story, they begin as friends and end as enemies.

Elizabeth Bennet meets them both and must decide who will win her heart.

Mr. Darcy Switched at Birth is a Pride and Prejudice Variation set in the Regency Era.

Sure As Spring: A Pride and Prejudice Variation by [Sophia Grey, A Lady]

Sure As Spring by Sophia Grey

Fitzwilliam Darcy had planned for many things, unfortunately, George Wickham was not one of them.

The ultimate betrayal has led to an unthinkable tragedy, and at the center of it all, is an unrepentant George Wickham.

With a small child by his side, Fitzwilliam Darcy must face the world, and the consequences of his inactions alone, until the day he finally agrees to accompany his friend, Charles Bingley, to Hertfordshire to stay at his new estate.

A change of scenery may be what is needed to help Mr. Darcy clear his mind and make a plan for the future. The possibility of finding happiness with an unexpected ally has complicated matters, but the delight he finds in a pair of fine eyes more than makes up for the trouble…

But the return of an old friend, now his enemy, could ruin everything.

Sure as Spring is a sweet, clean Pride and Prejudice variation that is suitable for all lovers of Jane Austen’s romantic classic.

A Simple Thing: A Pride and Prejudice Variation by [Sophia Grey, A Lady]

A Simple Thing by Sophia Grey

Elizabeth Bennet has always feared that Lydia would fall to ruin… but she never imagined that she would be the one to pull her from its clutches.

Lydia’s marriage to Mr. George Wickham was not borne of a very deep love, but of necessity and desperation. Mr. Bennet paid far too much to secure the brazen officer’s promise to wed his youngest daughter.

But in purchasing a bridegroom for Lydia, the Bennet family also inherited the trouble that came along with it.

When Lydia stops writing, Elizabeth journeys to London to enquire after her sister’s well-being, but what she discovers will change her life forever.

A Simple Thing is a clean (but darkly dramatic) Pride and Prejudice variation set in an alternate timeline from Jane Austen’s romantic classic.

The Trouble with Officers: A Mysterious Pride and Prejudice Variation (Meryton Mysteries Book 2) by [Sophia Grey, A Lady]

The Trouble with Officers: A Mysterious Pride and Prejudice Variation (Meryton Mysteries Book 2) by Sophia Grey

The Trouble with Officers is most often found in their past… they cannot seem to march away from it speedily enough!

Elizabeth Bennet’s return to Meryton could not have come at a better time. The arrival of new officers with the regiment has brought a great deal of excitement to Longbourn, and the preparations for the impending regimental ball threaten to overtake even the simplest of plans.

However eager Elizabeth’s sisters are to welcome the new recruits, there is a shadow hanging over one officer in particular… A Mr. Henry Martin has arrived in Meryton with more than his share of scandal following close behind.

Can Elizabeth discover the reason behind the gentleman’s whispered conversations and fervent attempts to distance himself from his past? What secrets could an officer be hiding…

The Trouble with Officers is the second in a series of clean cozy mysteries featuring Elizabeth Bennet and other characters from Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice and is suitable for all lovers of this classic novel.

The Trouble with Sisters: A Mysterious Pride and Prejudice Variation (Meryton Mysteries Book 3) by [Sophia Grey, A Lady]

The Trouble with Sisters: A Mysterious Pride and Prejudice Variation (Meryton Mysteries Book 3) by Sophia Grey

The Trouble with Sisters is the third in a series of clean cozy mysteries featuring Elizabeth Bennet and other characters from Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice and is suitable for all lovers of this classic novel.

The Trouble with Engagements: A Mysterious Pride and Prejudice Variation (Meryton Mysteries Book 4) by [Sophia Grey, A Lady]

The Trouble with Engagements: A Mysterious Pride and Prejudice Variation (Meryton Mysteries Book 4) by Sophia Grey

The trouble with engagements is knowing which party is the hunter… and which is the prey…

The Trouble with Engagements is the fourth in a series of clean cozy mysteries featuring Elizabeth Bennet and other characters from Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice and is suitable for all lovers of this classic novel.

The Trouble with Collections: A Mysterious Pride and Prejudice Variation (Meryton Mysteries Book 5) by [Sophia Grey, A Lady]

The Trouble with Collections: A Mysterious Pride and Prejudice Variation (Meryton Mysteries Book 5) by Sophia Grey

The trouble with collections, is that it is impossible to be certain whether or not one’s treasures are meant to be collected… or should be left where they were found.

The Trouble with Collections is the fifth in a series of clean cozy mysteries featuring Elizabeth Bennet and other characters from Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice and is suitable for all lovers of this classic novel.

Biting Mr. Darcy: A Paranormal Chick Lit Novel: Vampire Romantic Comedy (Oxford Paranormal Book Club 1) by [Rosemary A Johns]

Biting Mr. Darcy: A Paranormal Chick Lit Novel: Vampire Romantic Comedy (Oxford Paranormal Book Club 1) by Rosemary A Johns

Welcome to Oxford Paranormal Book Club, where your book boyfriend transforms magically to life! I’m Eva, a sassy vampire librarian whose taste in men sucks. I’d prefer a night in with a Jane Austen Regency romance novel, rather than a date.

But then the library’s Grimoire casts a curse on the book club that I run for witches, werewolves, and dragons in the magical English village of Witch Hollow. Now we can only find our true love from within our Book of the Month. I only realize how screwed I am, when Pride and Prejudice jumps open and…

…I’m staring into the smouldering gaze of Mr. Darcy brought to life.

He’s aristocratic, arrogant, and convinced that he’s real and the rest of the us are make-believe. But he’s also wickedly handsome, sexy-as-hell, and with eyes that beg me to bite him. He’s maddening, but his touch is maddeningly perfect.

Yet I’m running out of time. Will Darcy be dragged back into Pride and Prejudice at the next book club, or can I convince him to become my eternal lover?

Book boyfriends have never felt so real.

One-Click now and join the members of the Oxford Paranormal Book Club for this steamy laugh-out-loud rom-com as Bridget Jones’s Diary meets Jane Austen. Get your copy today to take home your own Regency romance Mr.Darcy!

A Bride for Fitzwilliam Darcy: A Pride and Prejudice Variation by [Anna Lockhart, A Lady]

A Bride for Fitzwilliam Darcy by Anna Lockhart

He never expected to be alone with a child that was not his own…”

Following an unexpected turn of events, Fitzwilliam Darcy married a young widow named Theodosia West. Upon their marriage, he also became father to her precocious two-year-old son, Rowley. But when Theodosia is killed in a tragic riding accident, Mr. Darcy finds himself the only parent to a little boy he hardly knows. He does not wish to give his heart away, but he also worries that he can not care for the boy on his own. He is left quite alone and wondering what to do…

She does not care to be married, but she feels trapped in her life as it…

Elizabeth Bennet has resisted marriage longer than half her sisters. Still, since Jane and Mary left Longbourn to be with their husbands, Elizabeth has begun to feel lost and very much alone. It is because of loneliness that she accepts an offer of marriage from Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy, a gentleman who has vexed her greatly since his visit to Meryton. She believes Mr. Darcy can provide her with a life of adventure, even if there is no chance their relationship could ever lead to love.

Could it?

A Bride for Fitzwilliam Darcy is a wholesome and cleanPride and Prejudice variation featuring a guaranteed happy ending and a lot of love!

Snowbound with Mr. Darcy: A Pride and Prejudice Variation by [Anna Lockhart, A Lady]

Snowbound with Mr. Darcy by Anna Lockhart

Can a dangerous encounter lead to love for two people who could not stand the sight of one another only a month before?

After becoming lost in the woods during a snowstorm, Elizabeth Bennet is saved from certain death by Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy, who has also been caught in the snow. But when the pair find that there is no path home for either of them, they are forced to seek refuge in an abandoned cabin until the danger subsides. It is not long before the two enemies are forced to behave with civility, as the alternative would quickly drive them mad. Yet soon, they find that they have more in common than they ever realized and much to their surprise, could grow to care for one another.

But what will come of them when the storm drifts away? And can they survive in the tiny cabin that long?

Snowbound with Mr. Darcy is a Pride and Prejudice variation set in a wintry Meryton, where bonds are forged, stories are told, and hearts are won on the journey to a happily ever after.

An Unexpected Gift: A Pride and Prejudice Variation by [Anna Lockhart, A Lady]

An Unexpected Gift by Anna Lockhart

Can an unexpected arrival at Pemberley help two lonely hearts find the love for which they have been searching?

Fitzwilliam Darcy has begun to feel the unhappiness that comes with running a grand estate like Pemberley without a wife by his side. As happy as he is for his dear friend Charles Bingley, he can not help but be jealous of his marriage, and the contentedness that Bingley’s new bride brings him. Yet all of that falls away when Darcy discovers a baby girl on his doorstep one cold winter night, with only a piece of paper in the basket announcing her name is, “Sophia.” Darcy takes the baby in against everyone’s advice, but how can he care for her on his own?

Elizabeth Bennet has felt isolated at Longbourn since her sister Jane married Charles Bingley and left for an extended stay in London. Even the merry chaos caused by her younger sisters has not aided in alleviating her sadness, so when she hears that Fitzwilliam Darcy is searching for a nurse to care for his infant ward, she accepts the position happily. But she soon finds that purpose is not the only thing waiting for in Pemberley Manor…

An Unexpected Gift is a Pride and Prejudice variation featuring second chances, a surprise romance, and the kind of love that can only be found in the most unlikely of situations…

An Unlikely Acquaintance: A Pride and Prejudice Variation Novel by [Meg Osborne]

An Unlikely Acquaintance by Meg Osborne

Poised to take control of the Meryton Barracks, Colonel Richard Fitzwilliam anticipates exchanging a lonely Christmas for an even lonelier year, made worse by his cousin’s sudden and surprising exodus from Hertfordshire. He could never dream that his new post would bring the possibility of new romance when he crosses paths with an equally lonely Jane Bennet.

Saddened by her sister’s apparent abandonment and determined to secure her happiness in some way, shape or form, when Elizabeth Bennet senses a spark of interest between Jane and the family’s newest friend she sets herself the task of matchmaking – certain of success now that Mr Darcy is not present to undermine her efforts at every turn.

Kept in London out of loyalty to his friends and his sister, Fitzwilliam Darcy is only too surprised to stumble across Mary Bennet and even more so by the immediate and fervent friendship that springs up between her and Georgiana. Through Mary he learns more about the people he left behind in Hertfordshire, and his only possible course of action soon becomes clear: to reunite Charles with Jane Bennet and confront his own feelings for another of the Bennet sisters.

But Darcy hasn’t counted on the influence of an old adversary, or that his own perceived interference – again! – in the lives of others might not be welcomed by one Elizabeth Bennet.

Book One in a new series of novels based on Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice.

A Life Worth Choosing: A Jane Austen "Pride and Prejudice" Variation by [Anngela Schroeder]

A Life Worth Choosing by Anngela Schroeder

“You could not have made me the offer of your hand in any possible way that would have tempted me to accept it.”
~Jane Austen

Reeling from the unexpected rejection of his proposal, Fitzwilliam Darcy prepares to quit Hunsford for London but not before he defends himself against Elizabeth Bennet’s accusations. He cannot forgive her harsh words; her assertion Mr. Wickham would have made a better son has cut him to the core.
Suffering an accident while delivering the fated letter, he wakes to a world he does not know—and to those who do not recognize him. With a new life, a different name, and a fresh chance at winning the woman he loves, Darcy must decide which is “A Life Worth Choosing”––the past he remembers or a future he has created for himself.

This Regency variation of Jane Austen’s ‘Pride and Prejudice’ by bestselling author Anngela Schroeder, is appropriate for all who wish to lose themselves on another path towards Darcy and Elizabeth’s happily ever after.

A Love Beyond Time: A Pride and Prejudice Time Travel Variation by [Penelope Talbot, A Lady]

A Love Beyond Time: A Pride and Prejudice Time Travel Variation by Penelope Talbot

When you fall in love, anything is possible…

Elizabeth Bennet is a diligent at employer at London’s most prestigious museum. The work is simple, and not particularly important, but she loves it. One evening late at night, as she goes about her work, she finds that she is transfixed by a portrait in a new collection. Before she is aware of what is happening, she finds herself waking on the grass in the middle of a party, and the man from the portrait is helping her to her feet.

It is not long before Elizabeth realizes that some sort of magic has taken hold of her and transported her to another century. While she is frightened, she finds comfort in the unexpected kindness of the gentleman from the part… and Elizabeth is unsure she wishes to leave 1813 behind.

A Love Beyond Time is a sweet and clean time travel Pride and Prejudice variation filled with strange magic, unexpected romance, and an ending that was destined for all time.


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

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

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.

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

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.

Georgiana Darcy's Diary: Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice continued (Pride and Prejudice Chronicles Book 1) by [Anna Elliott, Laura Masselos]

Georgiana Darcy’s Diary: Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice continued (Pride and Prejudice Chronicles Book 1) 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.

Georgiana Darcy’s Diary is Book 1 of the Pride and Prejudice Chronicles and is appropriate for all ages.

Pride and Persistence by [Jeanna Ellsworth, a Lady]

Pride and Persistence by Jeanna Ellsworth

Undaunted by a threatening storm, Fitzwilliam Darcy of Pemberley insists he must deliver his letter to Miss Elizabeth Bennet–– then tragedy strikes. Riddled with guilt, Elizabeth comes to the aid of the comatose Mr. Darcy and stays by his side until he regains consciousness. She soon learns that although Mr. Darcy has awoken, he has not returned to himself. And with no memory of his first disastrous proposal, he has concluded that there is nothing he wants more than to propose to Miss Elizabeth.
This humorous journey of love leaves one asking, can persistence pacify prejudice? Can Elizabeth see the real gentleman behind the injury, a man who persists in professing his love to her every chance he gets? In this Regency variation of Jane Austen’s beloved Pride and Prejudice, Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth Bennet both learn the value of persistence.

The Mystery of the Missing Heiress: A Pride and Prejudice Mystery (Miss Mary Investigates Book 0) by [Riana Everly]

The Mystery of the Missing Heiress: A Pride and Prejudice Mystery (Miss Mary Investigates Book 0) by Riana Everly

It is the summer of 1811 and Fitzwilliam Darcy is consumed with worry. His sister and her new companion were expected at Pemberley three weeks ago, but they seem to have vanished into the air. Is Georgiana safe? Is she even still alive? And is Mrs. Younge a victim in some nefarious plan or is she behind the disappearance?

Darcy’s friend Ecclesford tells him of a smart young investigator who might be able to help… and at the same time he might help Ecclesford with a romantic problem of his own.

In this prequel variation to Pride and Prejudice, private investigator Alexander Lyons makes his debut and sets his remarkable intellect to work to help Ecclesford win his bride and to solve the mystery of the missing heiress!

This is a novella of about 19000 words.

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.

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?

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?

Pride and Precipitation (Chick Flick Clique Sweet Romantic Comedy #1) by [Heather Horrocks]

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

Pride and Precipitation ~ A sweet enemies-to-lovers romantic comedy. 

Forecast: Romance with occasional bursts of laughter. 

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?

Come join the Chick Flick Clique at Candy’s Café for a good serving of friendship, family, films, and flirty sweet romance. It’s the first book in a humorous, heartwarming series set in Aspen Grove. 

Mr Darcy's Mistress - Elizabeth's Dilemma A Pride & Prejudice Sequel by [Francine Howarth, Pat Jackson]

Mr Darcy’s Mistress – Elizabeth’s Dilemma A Pride & Prejudice Sequel by Francine Howarth

Nothing is quite as it Seems at Pemberley! (Republished due to change in publisher imprint)

Jane Austen Fan Fiction: Honeymoon at Pemberley with Elizabeth (nee Bennet) and Fitzwilliam Darcy. But oh what a web of deceit is spun lest a past Darcy secret should come to light. Thus temptation to pry into private correspondence is a dreadful affliction, and the torment of an inquisitive mind adds fuel to a mystery Elizabeth dare not ask Darcy to reveal. Who then can help with unravelling the truth behind a clandestine affair other than Bingley? But trouble comes in threes, so it is said, and a visitor on the doorstep cannot be turned away, no matter she has brought destitution upon herself!

Starring the foremost characters of Pride & Prejudice, Darcy and Elizabeth’s story resumes at Pemberley where the estate demands his frequent attention. Left bored with little to do, Elizabeth ponders her future as the mistress of a house that is orderly and managed by Mrs Reynolds. Soon, her insatiable curiosity leads to a minor indiscretion. Tendered insecure by a shocking discovery she fears Darcy has spun a web of deceit to bury a dark secret. In the meanwhile dramatic cameos reintroduce her beloved sister Jane, the wickedly improper Lydia, and fans of JAFF will assuredly excuse the risk Darcy undertakes to ensure Elizabeth’s adventurous spirit is fulfilled and by doing it redeems his honour in her eyes. A thrilling triple dénouement concludes with extra news of a happy event at Longbourn. 

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.

Apprehension and Desire by [Ola Wegner]

Apprehension and Desire by Ola Wenger

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

August in Derbyshire by [Ola Wegner]

August in Derbyshire by Ola Wegner

Pride and Prejudice Novelette. What if Darcy and Elizabeth had met in slightly different circumstances when she was touring Derbyshire with the Gardiners?

Deception by [Ola Wegner]

Deception by Ola Wegner

Pride and Prejudice variation.

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

It contains bonus story No Other Way.

Decisions by [Ola Wegner, Melody Simmons]

Decisions by Ola Wegner

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

Matchmakers by [Ola Wegner]

Matchmakers by Ola Wegner

Pride and Prejudice variation.

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

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

Moonlighting by [Ola Wegner]

Moonlighting by Ola Wegner

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

One More Chance by [Ola Wegner, Melody Simmons]

One More Chance by Ola Wegner

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

Reduced Circumstances by [Ola Wegner, Melody Simmons]

Reduced Circumstances by Ola Wegner

A Pride and Prejudice variation.

After her father’s death Elizabeth Bennet is forced to accept the position of a companion to an older lady in the north of the country.

A few years later she meets Darcy by chance encounter and they renew their acquaintance.

Will they have a possibility to rebuild mutual trust? Will she be able to look over her own apprehension and troubled past to see a worthy man who loves, and desires her?

The story contains mature content.

Wish Upon a Star by [Ola Wegner]

Wish Upon a Star by Ola Wegner

Pride and Prejudice Novelette. What if Darcy and Elizabeth had come to understanding in very different circumstances and a bit later than in the novel?


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Marriage and Ministry: a Pride and Prejudice Novel by [Amanda Kai]

Marriage and Ministry: a Pride and Prejudice Novel by Amanda Kai

When William Collins marries Charlotte Lucas, he thinks he’s found the perfect minsters’ wife: domestic, pious, and submissive. Little does he know, his new bride has a mind of her own and a desire to serve those cast off from the community, the “women of the night”.

Charlotte’s efforts to redeem them invokes the anger of their patroness, who threatens William’s clergy position if he cannot convince Charlotte to end her scandalous connection. Their marriage is pushed to the limit as Charlotte continues to pursue her cause, refusing to give up the fight. Worse still are the schemes of the wicked brothel owner, who will stop at nothing to keep the source of his profits- the harlots- under his control.

In a small town beset by prejudice, hypocrisy, and vice, it will take compassion, love, and the power of faith to rescue Charlotte’s friends from the clutches of evil and restore Charlotte and William’s marriage.

Romance Comes to Pemberley: Longbourn Stories 11 to 19 (From Longbourn to Pemberley Book 2) by [Margaret Lynette Sharp]

Romance Comes to Pemberley: Longbourn Stories 11 to 19 (From Longbourn to Pemberley Book 2) by Margaret Lynette Sharp

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.

Reader, I Married Him: A Jane Eyre Inspired Pride and Prejudice Variation by [Timothy Underwood]

Reader, I Married Him: A Jane Eyre Inspired Pride and Prejudice Variation by Timothy Underwood

The two greatest romances of British literature merged

When Elizabeth Bennet’s father died she became employed at Pemberley as a governess by the brooding and mysterious widowed Mr. Darcy. Despite the difference in their stations he is kind to her and encourages her to speak freely and argue with him if she wishes. Almost helplessly over the months Elizabeth falls in love with her proud employer.

But when they are on the verge of finding happiness together, the mystery of Pemberley and Mr. Darcy’s past marriage will tear them apart…

Whether you love Jane Eyre, or have never read it, I think you will like this new book

About 75,000 words long


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Delighting Mrs. Bennet: A Pride and Prejudice Variation (Marrying Elizabeth Book 2) by [Leenie Brown]

Delighting Mrs. Bennet: A Pride and Prejudice Variation (Marrying Elizabeth Book 2) by Leenie Brown

He wished to please her by tolerating her mother. He hadn’t expected to find his heart so entangled in her family.

In an attempt to right a wrong caused by his dog, Fitzwilliam Darcy extends an invitation for the Bennet family to stay at his home. He is confident he can tolerate Mrs. Bennet and her younger daughters for two weeks if it will please Elizabeth and help convince her to marry him. After all, he is determined to delight Mrs. Bennet by marrying her daughter.

As he expects, Mrs. Bennet and her daughters bring laughter and loudness to his home and cause some disturbance to his life. Unexpectedly, he discovers that inviting Mrs. Bennet and her daughters to Darcy House just might be the best decision he has ever made, for his life and his heart will be forever changed.

Delighting Mrs. Bennet is the second installment in Leenie Brown’s Pride and Prejudice variation series Marrying Elizabeth.  If you like well-written, sweet romance where the hero and heroine not only grow in their love for each other but also in their understanding of other family members, then you’ll enjoy this story about discovering that even the most trying relations are not so very trying when seen through the eyes of love.

So, put the kettle on, grab your copy of Delighting Mrs. Bennet, and join Darcy and Elizabeth on the second leg of their journey to happily ever after as they learn to see things from a different point of view.

***

[Delighting Mrs. Bennet can also be found in Marrying Elizabeth, Books 1-3 Compilation.]  

Henry: To Prove Himself Worthy (Other Pens Book 1) by [Leenie Brown]

Henry: To Prove Himself Worthy (Other Pens Book 1) by Leenie Brown

He’s failed before, but with her help, this time, he might just succeed.

Henry Crawford has failed to secure the heart of a good woman before ─ and quite spectacularly so! There are few in town who have not heard of his scandalous affair. While his debacle might have proven great fodder for the gossips, it has left him with a shattered heart and a deep desire to change his ways.

However, change is never easy.

Old habits can die hard, and some friends may wish to see you say as you always were. Thankfully for Henry, there are others, such as Trefor Linton, who will wish to help and will offer his sister as a dance partner to help Henry ease his way into society.

While most girls her age dream of a rich and handsome husband, Constance Linton is looking for more. She wishes for an intelligent gentleman of good character who is not opposed to a bookish lady. But sifting through the dross in a ballroom in search of such a man is no easy task.

A gentleman with Henry’s reputation is not the sort of man for whom Constance seeks, yet she is not opposed to lending him her aid in achieving his desires.

What begins as a single dance will grow into a collaboration that will equip Henry with all he needs to win a woman of worth, while entangling hearts and leaving not only his own heart and reputation but also that of his friend and tutor at risk of being irreparably damaged.

Henry: To Prove Himself Worthy is part of Leenie Brown’s Other Pens Collection of books that pick up the storytelling pen where Jane Austen put it down. If you like well-written stories of sweet redemption, then you will love this story of facing the challenges that reformation can bring and discovering the pleasure that only deep, abiding love can provide.

So, put the kettle on, grab your copy of Henry: To Prove Himself Worthy, and let this sweet romance inspire a hope that even the most reprobate heart can, with care and determination, be transformed into that of a worthy gentleman.

Mr. Darcy, My Hero: Pride & Prejudice Variations by [Zoe Burton]

Mr. Darcy, My Hero: Pride & Prejudice Variations 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!

Teaching Eliza by [Riana Everly]

Teaching Eliza by Riana Everly

A tale of love, manners, and the quest for perfect vowels.

From a new voice in historical romance comes this sparkling Regency tale, wherein the elegance of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice and the wit of George Bernard Shaw’s Pygmalion collide. The results are clever, funny, and often quite unexpected….

Professor Fitzwilliam Darcy, expert in phonetics and linguistics, wishes for nothing more than to spend some time in peace at his friend’s country estate, far from the parade of young ladies wishing for his hand, and further still from his aunt’s schemes to have him marry his cousin. How annoying it is when a young lady from the neighbourhood, with her atrocious Hertfordshire accent and country manners, comes seeking his help to learn how to behave and speak as do the finest ladies of high society.

Elizabeth Bennet has disliked the professor since overhearing his flippant comments about her provincial accent, but recognizes in him her one opportunity to survive a prospective season in London. Despite her ill feelings for the man, she asks him to take her on as a student, but is unprepared for the price he demands in exchange.

“With her clever mash-up of two classics, Riana Everly has fashioned a fresh, creative storyline with an inventive take on our favorite characters, delightful dialogue and laugh out loud humor. Teaching Eliza is certain to become a reader favorite. It’s a must read!” – Sophia Meredith (author of the acclaimed On Oakham Mount and Miss Darcy’s Companion)

Teaching Eliza is a full-length JAFF novel of about 110 000 words.

Pemberley: Mr. Darcy's Dragon: A Pride and Prejudice Variation (Jane Austen's Dragons Book 1) by [Maria Grace]

Pemberley: Mr. Darcy’s Dragon: A Pride and Prejudice Variation (Jane Austen’s Dragons Book 1) by Maria Grace

It is a truth universally acknowledged that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a dragon.

Fitzwilliam Darcy of Pemberley has the good fortune to be in possession of the first English firedrake egg laid in a century. Or, at least, he was until some miscreant stole it.

Mr. Darcy tracks the thief to Hertfordshire. Catching the thief, however, proves to be an entirely different kettle of brimstone, especially when he encounters fellow Dragon Keeper, Miss Elizabeth Bennet of Longbourn.

Elizabeth Bennet’s deep connection to dragons and remarkable grasp of their lore make her the ideal companion for finding the egg. It’s too bad that from their introduction she finds Darcy arrogant, conceited, and selfishly disdainful of the feelings
of others.

Time is running out for Darcy to win Elizabeth’s trust and recover the precious egg before it hatches, and the fragile peace between humans and dragons is lost forever.

Meryton meets Pern in a fantastical regency romp bound to delight readers of Jane Austen and Anne McCaffrey alike.

Book 1 in the Jane Austen’s Dragons series.

The Darcy and Elizabeth Collection: Pride and Prejudice Variations (American Edition) by [Gianna Thomas, Kay Springsteen]

The Darcy and Elizabeth Collection: Pride and Prejudice Variations (American Edition) by Gianna Thomas

American Edition – American Spelling

The entire ‘Darcy and Elizabeth Series’ is now available in one volume as ‘The Darcy and Elizabeth Collection.’ This volume is made up of three short prequels and three novellas. Enjoy this sweet Regency romance series featuring Fitzwilliam Darcy and Elizabeth Bennet as they meet, enter a courtship, and find their happily ever after in spite of the problems they encounter along the way. But will the Bennet family’s reputation survive the heartache that strikes their loved ones? Find out in this Pride and Prejudice variation that goes beyond Jane Austen’s original masterpiece.

‘The Women of Longbourn’ is a short story prequel that depicts Elizabeth Bennet’s journal entries from a se’nnight before the Meryton Assembly and with a slight overlap with ‘Darcy Chooses—The Complete Novel.’

‘Attending a Ball’ is a prequel that recounts the three days before the beginning of ‘Darcy Chooses’ from Elizabeth Bennet’s perspective and portrays Elizabeth and her friends, Charlotte Lucas and Melanie Farrington. It also gives extra insight into the Bennet family members.

‘Darcy Chooses – The Complete Novel’ is the pinnacle of ‘The Darcy and Elizabeth Collection.’ It contains the short story prequel ‘Darcy and Bingley’ and ‘Parts 1 and 2’ of the original ‘Darcy Chooses.’

‘Elizabeth’s Choice’ is the novella-length sequel to ‘Darcy Chooses – The Complete Novel’ and recounts Darcy and Elizabeth’s honeymoon to Ireland and their growing love for one another. But will they survive an encounter with an old enemy?


I would love to know which books from this list you’ve already read and which ones are on your TBR list?

Until next time,

Happy reading!

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