Reading Reticule Roundup February 8

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Mr. Darcy and the Victim of Circumstance: A Pride and Prejudice Vagary by [Arthel Cake]

Mr. Darcy and the Victim of Circumstance by Arthel Cake

A TERRIBLE ACCIDENT—OR IS IT?
At Pemberley with his sister Georgiana, Fitzwilliam Darcy rescues Elizabeth Bennet, the only survivor of a fatal coach wreck on the estate that kills her traveling companion and the driver. As she recovers, Darcy finds himself attracted to his guest, but her low social status silences his desires. Soon Darcy discovers the wreck was no accident, but the work of his old nemesis George Wickham, drawing him into the official investigation. While Darcy gathers evidence of the crime, his friend Charles Bingley falls in love with Elizabeth’s sister Jane. Bingley leases an estate near her home in Hertfordshire, bringing Darcy once more into contact with Elizabeth. After Wickham is captured by an intrepid Bow Street investigator, the monstrous motive for his crime is revealed, and he is arrested for murder. Meanwhile, Bingley secures Jane’s hand, forcing his friend to confront his reservations about Elizabeth. Feeling he is free of Wickham’s shadow, Darcy follows his heart and proposes to Elizabeth, and the double wedding of the two sisters goes forward. But then, unforeseen problems arise. A vitriolic attack by Bingley’s sister Caroline, long obsessed with Darcy, shocks Elizabeth. Georgiana has a distressing secret she is afraid to share with her brother. And Darcy’s aunt, Lady Catherine deBourgh, exhibits bizarre symptoms that force her brother, Lord Matlock, to intervene before a major scandal damages the entire family, threatening Darcy’s and Elizabeth’s future. Now, as the newlyweds settle at Pemberley, Wickham goes on trial, and Darcy must testify against his one-time friend, sealing Wickham’s fate. With Wickham sentenced to die, honor, treachery and one last act of evil force a crisis no one could have imagined, and bring Darcy face to face with death.

Jane Austen Re-Imaginings: Volume 2 : A Pride and Prejudice Collection (Jane Austen Reimaginings Book 12) by [Rose Fairbanks]

Jane Austen Re-Imaginings: Volume 2 : A Pride and Prejudice Collection (Jane Austen Reimaginings Book 12) by Rose Fairbanks

Kindness, Compassion, and heart-warming tales

Three previously published works from the Jane Austen Re-Imaginings Collection by bestselling author, Rose Fairbanks.

Mr. Darcy’s Kindness
When Elizabeth marries Mr. Collins to save her dearest sister from giving up on love, can there ever be a happily ever after for Darcy and Elizabeth?

Love Lasts Longest
A collection of short stories that are designed for busy readers to steal a few heart-warming moments with Darcy and Elizabeth.

Mr. Darcy’s Compassion
When Mr. Darcy finds Elizabeth Bennet working at a tavern far from Longbourn, his only thought is for her safety. Soon, they share their secrets and their hearts.
*This story may contain triggers for emotional and/or sexual abuse survivors.

Settle in for three unique paths to happily ever after for Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth Bennet. Every story in the Jane Austen Re-Imaginings Collection can be read in any order and is a stand-alone work.

If you like money-saving collections that warm your heart and leave you satisfied and sighing, then grab the Jane Austen Re-Imaginings Collection Volume 2 today!

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.

More Than He Seems: Reinventing Pride and Prejudice's George Wickham by [Renata McMann, Summer Hanford]

More Than He Seems: Reinventing Pride and Prejudice’s George Wickham by Summer Hanford and Renata McMann

Could George Wickham, Jane Austen’s most notorious villain, be a hero?

Faced with the choice of keeping his good name or serving King and Country, George Wickham puts aside love, acceptance and family in service of the Crown. Never does he dream he will prove so adept at deceit that one act of service will turn into years of falsehood. Or that the lie he perpetuates for the good of all will drive a wedge between him and everyone he values.

More Than He Seems runs parallel to Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice with a portrayal of George Wickham as you never dreamed to see him. Join him through trials of fidelity and love, and through danger and redemption. Discover if this famous villain can truly be more than he seems.

Elizabeth and Darcy Beginning Again: a Pride and Prejudice variation by [Elaine Jeremiah]

Elizabeth and Darcy Beginning Again by Elaine Jeremiah

Little does Elizabeth Bennet think the journey across muddy fields from her home at Longbourn to Netherfield Park will change her life forever.

But an unexpected encounter with the proud and haughty Mr Darcy leaves her injured and vulnerable. Worse still, she is left alone with him for a significant amount of time. Her reputation at risk, she is forced to make a decision about her future. Now her life will never be the same again.

Can Elizabeth ever be happy? Or will she always loathe Mr Darcy?

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…

Lovers' Meeting: A Pride & Prejudice Variation by [Catherine Lodge]

Lovers’ Meeting by Catherine Lodge

Journeys end in lovers’ meetings, every wise man’s son doth know— William Shakespeare

IT IS A TRUTH UNIVERSALLY ACKNOWLEDGED that the disastrous first meeting of Fitzwilliam Darcy and Elizabeth Bennet at the Meryton Assembly provided each with a ready-made set of prejudices to apply to the other. But when a horrific rural accident reveals Darcy to be a man of active, intelligent benevolence, and Elizabeth, in the absence of her appalling family, to be an extraordinary lady of courage and decision—then surely the course of true love will run smoothly.

BUT ALAS, THE LOVERS’ MEETING is not the end but a new beginning. For though they have found each other, a seeming multitude of complications—a catastrophic flood, the last wishes of a dying friend, Lydia’s misfortunes, a dastardly Member of Parliament, and even their own fears— contrives to come between them and their journey’s end.

Changed by the Storm: The Story of Dr. Darcy and Elizabeth by [Tilly Lynn]

Changed by the Storm: The Story of Dr. Darcy and Elizabeth by Tilly Lynn

Tragedy has strruck the Bennet family. Following a terrible accident, they’re reeling after losing one of their precious daughters and Mrs. Bennet has her own long road to recovery if she expects to recover. Then Dr. Darcy arrives at Longbourn just in time to offer his services..and hopefully save Elizabeth from marrying the wrong man at the same time. Death is chasing the family, but love may save it…with a little help from the spirits of Longbourn, who are determined to help birth a new beginning.

An Unlikely Acquaintance: A Pride and Prejudice Variation (Strangers and Second Chances Book 1) by [Meg Osborne]

An Unlikely Acquaintance (Strangers and Second Chances Book 1) 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 books based on Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice.

Darcy in Disguise: A Pride & Prejudice Variation by [Lily Wilson]

Darcy in Disguise by Lily Wilson

Lizzy Bennet must marry soon: she is running out of excuses as to why she will not wed one of the perfectly acceptable young men her mother has suggested. After all, given her family’s circumstances she cannot afford to hold out for a love match—and she is beginning to doubt that such a thing even exists outside of fairytales.

Fitzwilliam Darcy does not have a deceitful bone in his body—but he has an abundance of pride. Why else would he have willingly disguised himself as a servant and sworn a vow of secrecy in order to prove a friend wrong? It seemed inconsequential in theory. After all, he does not know a soul in this part of Hertfordshire and it is only for a month—what possible consequences can it have?

His attitude changes when he meets a young lady who captures his heart like no-one else has. Darcy finds himself trapped by his own disguise, for what gentlewoman would look past his ragged clothes and lowly station?


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Caroline and the Colonel: The First to Marry Series, A Pride & Prejudice Variation by [Shannon Archer]

Caroline and the Colonel: The First to Marry Series, A Pride & Prejudice Variation by Shannon Archer

Caroline Bingley desperately desires to ascend to the highest levels of society. Mr. Darcy is her ticket to the top. And she will do everything in her power to snag that glittering prize of a man.

When her brother drags her from the glamour of London to the dust of Meryton, she never imagined that the dull little market town would be filled with just as much treachery as a glittering city ballroom.

What Caroline doesn’t know is that she has a heart. Until she meets the colonel…

Death and Sensibility: A Jane Austen Society Mystery by [Elizabeth Blake]

Death and Sensibility: A Jane Austen Society Mystery by Elizabeth Blake

Bookstore owner Erin Coleridge seeks the scoundrel who silenced a conference’s keynote speaker in Elizabeth Blake’s second charming Jane Austen Society mystery.

When the quaint English town of York hosts a Jane Austen Society conference, bookseller Erin Coleridge is glad to get out of Kirkbymoorside for a while–until featured speaker Barry Wolf suddenly perishes from what appears to be a heart attack.

Erin is suspicious, since Barry had no history of heart disease. But who did him in? Was it the decedent’s assistant, Stephen, who was observed chatting to Barry’s young wife Luca earlier that night? Might it have been Barry’s ex-wife Judith, who was seen arguing with her erstwhile betrothed at the bar? Meanwhile, conference co-chairs Hetty and Prudence have been at one another’s throat since the conference. Is one of them the culprit?

Matters of the heart are putting Erin off her guard. Both Detective Inspector Peter Hemming and schoolteacher Jonathan Alder have made gestures of romantic interest, but Erin isn’t sure who is her Willoughby and who is her Colonel Brandon. DI Hemming tries to persuade Erin that her entanglement in the murder investigation is far from sensible, but his entreaties come to naught. Dauntlessly, Erin joins forces with Kirkbymoorside’s cat lady, Farnsworth, to ferret out the guilty party.

I Speak Boy by [Jessica Brody]

I Speak Boy by Jessica Brody

A phone-obsessed twelve-year-old girl, frustrated by the cryptic boys in her life, discovers a magic app that can read boys’ thoughts in this modern-day retelling of Emma by Jane Austen.

After a matchmaking attempt for her best friend, Harper, goes wrong, Emmy is fed up. Why are boys so hard to figure out? But then something amazing happens–she wakes up with a new app on her phone: iSpeak Boy! Suddenly Emmy has the information every girl wants to know–the super-secret knowledge of how boys think . . . and who they like!

Now Emmy is using her magical app to make matches left and right. But can she use it to help Harper, the only person who doesn’t seem to buy into Emmy’s “gift”? And when her secret gets out and the app ends up in the wrong hands, can Emmy figure out how to undo the damage she’s caused?

Dangerous Magic: A Pride & Prejudice Fantasy by [Monica Fairview]

Dangerous Magic: A Pride & Prejudice Fantasy by Monica Fairview

A sparkling tale of Regency England, a forced marriage, and two mages that must work together to save the Kingdom.

Elizabeth Bennet is stunned when the Royal Mages come to her peaceful country home of Longbourn to take her away. She is even more bewildered when she is commanded to marry a powerful mage by the name of Fitzwilliam Darcy. She has always dreamed of marrying for love, and an arranged marriage with an arrogant gentleman whose bloodline stretches back to the Norman Conquest was never part of her plans.

But neither Mr. Darcy nor Miss Bennet have any choice in the matter. The Kingdom is on the verge of being defeated by Napoleon’s mages, and the unhappy couple must set their personal preferences aside if they are to stand any chance of winning an increasingly desperate battle.

Join Monica Fairview in this thrilling story of determination, courage and hope against all odds.

With Scream and Sugar: The Vampire Tea Room Magical Mysteries by [Erin Johnson]

With Scream and Sugar: The Vampire Tea Room Magical Mysteries by Erin Johnson

Welcome to the coziest, vampire-owned tea room in Bath! It’s steeped in magic and mystery.

You’d expect serving afternoon tea to a high-society ladies club to go smoothly, right?

Newbie witch and marketing whiz Minnie Wells thought so. She’s in need of some smooth sailing, considering her plate is full with magic lessons, marketing the tea room, and navigating a divorce during the most romantic time of the year. But the women’s “Galentine’s” Day celebration is thrown into chaos when their event coordinator is stabbed in the back with a pink stiletto.

Now her handsome boss (who Minnie might have a little crush on) is in hot water with the vampire council and the group’s down a guide.

When Minnie’s offered the position for the weekend, she eagerly agrees to show the women around the gorgeous city of Bath. Not only to make some extra cash so she and her black cat can stop crashing on her vampire bestie’s couch, but also because she’ll get an an all-access pass to snoop out the killer and clear her boss’s name.

When another body turns up though, Minnie suspects she may be in over her head!

Will Minnie figure out who’s got it out for these upper class ladies and save her boss from the vampire council’s wrath? Or will the killer tire of Minnie’s meddling, and have a score to kettle?

Pull your armchair closer to the cozy crackling fire, sip your steaming tea, and find out now in With Scream and Sugar!

If you like charming towns, a hilarious cast of lovable characters, and twisty mysteries, you’ll love Erin Johnson’s lighthearted whodunnit. With Scream and Sugar is the second book in the Vampire Tea Room Magical Mysteries.

Crying Over Spelled Milk: The Vampire Tea Room Magical Mysteries by [Erin Johnson]

Crying Over Spelled Milk: The Vampire Tea Room Magical Mysteries by Erin Johnson

Welcome to the coziest, vampire-owned tea room in Bath! It’s steeped in magic and mystery.

Minnie Wells is working her marketing magic to save the coziest, vampire-owned tea room in Bath, England. But add in a string of murders, spells to learn, and a handsome Mr. Darcy-esque boss, and Minnie’s cup runneth over with mischief and mayhem.

Beyond Mr. Darcy's Reach: a Pride and Prejudice variation by [Valerie Lennox]

Beyond Mr. Darcy’s Reach by Valerie Lennox

The year is 1815, and Colonel Fitzwilliam is about to attend the Duchess of Richmond’s infamous ball, the night before the Battle of Waterloo. He finds himself bewitched by a masked strumpet, a woman who so captivates him he is driven to pay for her favors. It is only as she is rushing from him, after it is over, still masked, that he recognizes her.

The woman he has just bedded is Elizabeth Bennet.

But how can this be? Miss Bennet is dead. No one knows what became of her, years ago, when she and Miss Maria Lucas departed the rectory at Rosings, traveling post. Neither of the women were ever seen again. It has long been assumed that calamity met them, but here is evidence otherwise.

No, Elizabeth Bennet is alive, and the colonel is certain there is one person who will wish to know, his cousin Mr. Darcy, who mourned the woman as if she were not some country miss who’d turned down his marriage proposal, but his soul mate.

Mr. Darcy, who is lately married to the former Miss Anne de Bourgh.

Yes, the colonel must tell his cousin, this he knows. It is only that he fears the news can bring nothing but misery to them all.

Dear Reader, this variation is not for the faint of heart! The angst is overwhelming, the obstacles our dear couple faces are nearly insurmountable, and the past they have struggled against is painful, altering them both deeply—especially Elizabeth. But I promise you, if you venture within these pages, a happy ending awaits on the other side.

The Second Mrs. Darcy: A Pride and Prejudice Variation by [Anna Lockhart, A Lady]

The Second Mrs. Darcy by Anna Lockhart

This is not at all the start to her marriage that Elizabeth Bennet Darcy had in mind…

After his first wife, Anne de Bourgh, is lost at sea only months after their marriage, Fitzwilliam Darcy is at last allowed to marry for love. Elizabeth Bennet is everything he ever wished for: intelligent, kind, and clever times two. Despite their rocky first meeting, Elizabeth feels the same about Darcy, and her arrival at Pemberley is a breath of fresh air for all who live there…

Especially after their brief and unpleasant time spent in the company of Anne de Bourgh.

But after only six blissful months as husband and wife, a knock on their door one cold winter night throws not only the household into chaos, but the Darcys’ marriage.

Will the surprise arrival ruin everything Elizabeth and Fitzwilliam have built for themselves?

The Second Mrs. Darcy is a Pride and Prejudice variation full of comedic surprises and misunderstandings, with a guaranteed happy ending!

Of Silver Linings And Glad Tidings...: A Pride And Prejudice Variation by [S. Neha]

Of Silver Linings And Glad Tidings… by S. Neha

In March 1810, Elizabeth Bennet becomes aware of a heart-breaking incident in the life of a young friend. The incident brings her face to face with the less than ideal situation existing in the Bennet household and forces her to acknowledge some unpalatable truths about herself, her family and their society. These realizations compel her to take matters into her own hand and initiate some much needed changes. What are these changes? Would her sisters and family cooperate with her?
What effect these changes evince on the conduct of the gentleman from Derbyshire and his friend when they come to stay at Netherfield a year down the line? How would the sudden visit of heir to Longbourn impact the unfolding events. And when a roguish Lieutenant in the militia stationed at Meryton, tries his hand at some mischief how would the young ladies handle this challenge?


Free Finds

The Paradise Project by [Suzie Andres]

The Paradise Project by Suzie Andres

Have you ever kept a New Year’s Resolution? Elizabeth Benning hasn’t, but she’s determined that this will be her year. Like Elizabeth Bennet before her, Liz Benning doesn’t work, lives at home, and takes pride in her resourcefulness, but when she resolves on a yearlong project to be happier, it looks like her ambition has outrun her abilities…Enter a love interest more conniving than Wickham, a blonde cold enough to freeze out Caroline Bingley, and Elizabeth’s paradise project is heading for disaster. She’s never been so unhappy, but if she can discover which hero is straight out of her beloved Jane Austen, she might yet take the prize for happiest ever after.

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.

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.

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?

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?

A Fair Prospect: Volume I - Disappointed Hopes by [Cass Grafton]

A Fair Prospect: Volume I – Disappointed Hopes by Cass Grafton

Inspired by Jane Austen’s Pride & PrejudiceA Fair Prospect is a tale of Darcy and Elizabeth told in three volumes

Battling the unprecedented feelings stirred by an innocent but intimate encounter with Fitzwilliam Darcy in the aftermath of his proposal, Elizabeth Bennet escapes to Town, and finds comfort in the presence of the handsome Nicholas Harington. Humbled by Elizabeth’s rejection, the last thing Darcy wants is to face her once again… especially when she’s already on the arm of another man. Harington seems to be a fair prospect for Elizabeth, but with memories of the last moments he spent with the Bennet beauty tormenting Darcy, he’s forced to come to terms with his indecisive heart…

A Fair Prospect

  1. Volume I – Disappointed Hopes
  2. Volume II – Darcy’s Dilemma
  3. Volume III – Desperate Measures

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?

Coming Up Roses: Inspired by Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice (Bennet Brothers Book 1) by [Staci Hart]

Coming Up Roses: Inspired by Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice (Bennet Brothers Book 1) by Staci Hart

Bestselling author Staci Hart is back with a brand new romantic comedy and clever spin on Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice. Meet the Bennet brothers, get to know Longbourne, and fall in love in this steamy enemies to lovers romcom.

Everyone hates parts of their job.
Maybe it’s the paperwork. Maybe it’s the day-to-day grind. Maybe it’s that client who never knows what they want, or the guy who always cooks fish in the microwave.
But not me. I love every corner of the Longbourne Flower Shop, every flower, every petal, every stem. I love the greenhouse, and I love Mrs. Bennet, my boss. I love creating, and I love being a florist. I don’t hate anything at all.
Except for Luke Bennet.
The Bennet brothers have come home to help their mom save the flower shop, and Luke is at the helm. His smile tells a tale of lust, loose and easy. He moves with the grace of a predator, feral and wild. A thing unbridled, without rules or constraint. When he comes home to save Longbourne, I almost can’t be mad at him. Almost.
He doesn’t remember that night I’ll never forget. That kiss, touched with whiskey and fire. It branded me like a red-hot iron. But it meant nothing to him.
Everyone hates part of their job, and I hate Luke Bennet.
Because if I don’t, I’ll fall in love with him.

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. 

Dearest Friends: A Jane Austen Inspired Novel (Austen Inspired Romance Book 1) by [Pamela Lynne]

Dearest Friends: A Jane Austen Inspired Novel (Austen Inspired Romance Book 1) by Pamela Lynne

The historical romance Dearest Friends retells Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice as a sensual adventure that will delight a modern audience. Fitzwilliam Darcy left Hertfordshire following a friend’s betrayal, but his heart remained with Elizabeth Bennet, the impertinent beauty who captured his attention in ways no woman ever had before. When he encounters her unexpectedly in London, he realizes he can no longer live without her and begins his pursuit for her hand. When he finds that Elizabeth is not free to marry, will he again walk away or will he fight for the lady he loves?

While Darcy and Elizabeth pursue their own happiness, around them friendships progress to love and infatuation leads to disappointment. Join a group of unlikely friends as they support our dear couple on their journey, each treading unique paths along the way.

**Contains Mature Content

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.

Pride and Prejudice:The Other Way Round: A gender switched cover version of Jane Austen's classic story by [Jane Austen, Anne Wrightwell, Michael Ward]

Pride and Prejudice:The Other Way Round: A gender switched cover version of Jane Austen’s classic story by Anne Whitewall

What if Mr. Darcy were Miss Darcy? And Elizabeth Bennet were Elijah Bennet?

Elijah Bennet overhears Miss Darcy saying he is “tolerable but not handsome enough to tempt me.’

And dislikes her instantly.

Mr. Bennet wants to marry off his sons to any eligible young gentlewoman. Lord Cather de Burgh wants to marry off his son to Miss Darcy. Wickham is up to no good as usual but this time, her victim is Lydior Bennet.

Will Elijah Bennet overcome his prejudice and Miss Darcy her pride?

The story’s the same but the genders are different.

You’ll enjoy exploring a genderswapped cover version of Pride and Prejudice.


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Love at the Library: a clean & wholesome contemporary romance by Amanda Kai

Megan Vasquez is no stranger to heartbreak. She moved to Austin to follow her boyfriend, only to learn he was cheating on her. Can she learn to open her heart again and trust someone new?Levi Whittaker never expected love would walk in the door at the library where he works. But the moment he meets Megan, he can tell she’s something special.Levi and Megan’s shared love of books brings them closer, but is it enough to keep them together? When Levi’s old flame shows up, will Megan be able to trust that Levi’s heart is true to her?


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Confounding Caroline: A Pride and Prejudice Variation by [Leenie Brown]

Confounding Caroline: A Pride and Prejudice Variation (Marrying Elizabeth Book 1) by Leenie Brown

He thought his future was bleak, but a well-orchestrated misstep might just bring him the happiness he seeks.

Fitzwilliam Darcy has experienced the sadness that currently resides in the eyes of his friend, Charles Bingley. Determined to see Bingley happy, Darcy confesses his part in creating the despondence his friend now feels and prepares to suffer the separation that will ensue.

However, what he expects and what he gets are very different things. Instead of facing a lonely life filled with heartache, he finds himself standing at the beginning of a path leading to not only his friend’s happiness but his own as well.

It will not, however, be an easy path. There will be obstacles to overcome, but with a little help and scheming, no impediment will be too insurmountable – not even Caroline Bingley.

Confounding Caroline is the first book in Leenie Brown’s Marrying Elizabeth series of Pride and Prejudice inspired stories.  If you like well-written, sweet stories with determined heroes and surprising heroines who are willing to push the bounds of comfort and propriety to claim true love, then you will enjoy this story about out-scheming a schemer in the quest for the chance at a happily ever after.

So, put the kettle on, grab your copy of Confounding Caroline, and slip into a world of unexpected mischief and join Darcy on the first leg of his journey to happily ever after.

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[This book ends with a happy for now, and Darcy and Elizabeth’s story continues in the next book. Confounding Caroline 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.

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.

Courtship and Marriage in Jane Austen's World (Jane Austen Regency Life Book 2) by [Maria Grace]

Courtship and Marriage in Jane Austen’s World (Jane Austen Regency Life Book 2) by Maria Grace

Jane Austen’s books are full of hidden mysteries for the modern reader. Why on earth would Elizabeth Bennet be expected to consider a suitor like foolish Mr. Collins in Pride and Prejudice? Would Lydia’s ‘infamous elopement’ truly have ruined her family and her other sisters’ chances to marry?  Why were the Dashwood women thrown out of their home after Mr. Dashwood’s death in Sense and Sensibility, and what was the problem with secret engagements anyway? And then there are settlements, pin money, marriage articles and many other puzzles for today’s Austen lovers.

Customs have changed dramatically in the two centuries since Jane Austen wrote her novels. Beyond the differences in etiquette and speech, words that sound familiar to us are often misleading. References her original readers would have understood leave today’s readers scratching their heads and missing important implications.

Take a step into history with Maria Grace as she explores the customs, etiquette and legalities of courtship and marriage in Jane Austen’s world. Packed with information and rich with detail from Austen’s novels, Maria Grace casts a light on the sometimes bizarre rules of Regency courtship and unravels the hidden nuances in Jane Austen’s works.

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As always, I’ve found a bunch of goodies for me to read! How about you?

Until next time,

Happy reading!

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