Reading Reticule Roundup February 16

I hope all of you had a wonderful Valentine’s Day. My sweetie gave me another copy of Pride and Prejudice! We’re getting ready to move (again) and pandemic life continues to be a buzz kill for parents, so no babysitter or special date. I didn’t have the energy to even make a nice meal for us. I bought him grocery store sushi and made a card. I bought myself some chocoaltes. We’re going on 18 years together, so it’s the little things, like buying my favorite book when he sees it, that means more to me than the grand gestures. I hope if you didn’t have someone special to celebrate the holiday with that you had the comfort of a good book.

Speaking of books, that is why you’re here, after all. Looks we have another great week of releases, sales, freebies, and pre-orders!

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New Releases

Darcy's Alliance: A Pride and Prejudice Variation by [Mary Baker]

Darcy’s Alliance by Mary Baker

Elizabeth Bennet made it quite clear that Mr. Darcy was the last man in the world she would marry. But when her father dies, only marriage could keep her from destitution. When Darcy offered for her hand a second time, Elizabeth felt duty-bound to accept. Yet, never did she dream that their alliance would soon flame into something far more passionate.

Fitzwilliam Darcy had renewed his offer of marriage for only one reason: he needed a chaperone for his sister as she entered her first London Season. Love, this time, didn’t enter into it. But now his marriage of convenience was proving most inconvenient. And all because Elizabeth’s captivating charms drove him to near distraction. And when Darcy and his new bride became embroiled in scandal that endangered their very lives, it was Elizabeth who showed him how love could mend even the most jaded of hearts.

Warning: This story contains scenes of a sexual nature.

Came a Flight Gently: A Modern Pride and Prejudice Continuation (Pride in Flight Series Book 3) by [Leigh  Dreyer, Paul Trockner, Christina Boyd]

Came a Flight Gently: A Modern Pride and Prejudice Continuation (Pride in Flight Series Book 3) by Leigh Dreyer and Paul Trockner

In the exciting conclusion of the Pride in Flight Series (The Best Laid Flight Plans and The Flight Path Less Traveled), our dear couple Elizabeth and Darcy have moved to Pemberley to begin their lives together. An outsider to New York society and the affluent world of Darcy, our heroine uses her characteristic drive and wit to begin her marriage and all that comes with him. Helped along by Mrs. Reynolds and a curmudgeonly airplane mechanic, Elizabeth discovers a new path to the civilian flight world. Darcy, ever the hero, supports her and learns to trust her instincts. Fast-paced and dramatic, Came a Flight Gently soars through love, adventure, and intrigue as it races through Reno to the finish.

Matching Pemberley: A Pride & Prejudice Novella Variation (Matchmakers & Wallflowers Book 1) by [Rose Fairbanks]

Matching Pemberley (Matchmakers & Wallflowers Book 1) by Rose Fairbanks

Their futures seemed determined, until they were not.

One would think that an heiress would have everything she wanted lying at her feet and a cadre of friends to ensure her happiness. However, one would be wrong. Lady Elizabeth Bennet secretly carries a devastating burden and, having spurned too many suitors, is a wallflower by choice. However, if she cannot find a match quickly, not even her money and title will save her from a fate worse than death.

William Darcy, a shopkeeper’s son and distant relation to the Darcy’s of Pemberley, never thought he would part of London’s society, but an unexpected friendship and a fortunate investment has thrust him into the bowels of fine society. It is not, perhaps a place he enjoys being, but it does afford him the prospect of finally restoring to his family what was once stolen.

There is, however, a rather pretty obstacle standing in his path. Lady Elizabeth, the woman with the unforgettable eyes, threatens to upend all of Darcy’s plans, while, unbeknownst to him, he poses a complication in her quest for security and safety. Can two rivals find a solution that brings them both what they want, or will one have to win at the other’s expense?

Matching Pemberley is the first in a new series featuring matchmakers and wallflowers from Rose Fairbanks. If you enjoy sweet stories with unexpected twists, you will love this gender-swap retelling of Pride and Prejudice. Cupid has his work cut out for him, but he may have a bit of help! Buy or download your copy today.

The Duke's Daughter Part 2: Highs and Lows: A Pride and Prejudice Variation by [Shana Granderson A Lady]

The Duke’s Daughter Part 2: Highs and Lows by Shana Granderson

At the end of Part 1, William Darcy saved Lady Elizabeth Bennet’s life, but at what cost? After a short look into the future, Part 2 picks up from the point that Part 1 ended. We find out very early in the story what William’s fate is. We also follow the villains as they plot their revenge and try to find new ways to acquire money that they do not deserve. In this book We meet some new villains as our heroes deal with the vagaries of life.

Elizabeth finally admitted that she loved William the morning that he was shot, is it too late or will love find a way? As there always are in life, there are highs and lows and this second part of three gives us a window into the ups and downs that affect our couple and their extended family.

Lydia is a Widow: Book 3 of 4 (Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice Clean and wholesome Continuation) by [Eliza Heaton, His Everlasting Love Media]

Lydia is a Widow: Book 3 of 4 (Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice Clean and wholesome Continuation) by Eliza Heaton

All is not well at Longbourn…

When Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy visit Longbourn, they find Lydia returned to her former self. Now a widow, she begs to return with them to Pemberley and Elizabeth, seeing the burden her sister has been to Mr. and Mrs. Bennet, agrees.

Lydia pushes hard for a house party and gets her way. Mr. and Mrs. Bennet were also finding things rather difficult, Elizabeth invites them to Pemberley in the hopes that things will improve for them also.

But the house party brings revelations, personal considerations, and a gentleman named Mr. Bowman, who begins to show an interest in Lydia. With Elizabeth finding herself overly fatigued due to her pregnancy, will she be able to find the right words to advise Lydia? And will Mr. and Mrs. Bennet be able to resolve their difficulties? And what will happen when Elizabeth begins to find her pregnancy becoming all the more difficult?

Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice Clean and Wholesome Continuation is an 8-book series. Every book tells a complete romance story for someone who we were introduced to in Pride and Prejudice. Books 1-4 recount the births of Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth’s children.
Books 5-8 follow their children’s lives, struggles, and marriages.

**There are no cliff hangers to the individual love story inside each book, but thankfully, there is a continuation of life at Pemberley in books to come.
Each book is about 30,000 words and contains no cheating.

A Consuming Love: A Pride & Prejudice Variation by [Kelly Miller, Janet Taylor, Ellen Pickels]

A Consuming Love by Kelly Miller

The methodical world of rich, proud Fitzwilliam Darcy is in chaos: a country lady of modest origins has utterly captivated him.

The knowledge that Elizabeth Bennet is an unsuitable match fails to diminish Darcy’s fascination for her, nor does his self-imposed distance from the lady hinder her ability to intrude upon his thoughts at all hours of the day. What can solve his dilemma?

When circumstances compel Darcy’s return to Hertfordshire in assistance of his friend Mr. Bingley, he must confront his unfathomable attraction to Miss Elizabeth.

In this “Pride & Prejudice” Regency novella, one afternoon spent in company with Miss Elizabeth Bennet is enough to make an indelible and life-altering impression upon Darcy, setting him on a rocky course towards the fulfillment of his desires. Will Darcy attain happiness, or will his ingrained pride be his downfall?

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

Veracity & Victory: A Pride & Prejudice Reimagining (Pride & Prejudice Histories) by M. Mitt

Pride & Prejudice falls into the era of post-World War II!
‘The Six Women of Longbourn’ was a painting that once belonged to the Bennet family in New York when they had it taken to Berlin to be put on display in the 1830s. At the end of World War II, Liz Bennet, strong and adventurous, chooses to leave her family to travel to Germany with one of her sisters, where the painting was last recorded to be. Yet while there, she runs into an old acquaintance, Mr. Darcy, and they are both repulsed and drawn to each other. Follow this new adventure of Lizzy Bennet and her Mr. Darcy!

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?

Constitute Their Happiness: A Pride and Prejudice Variation by [Amelia Wood]

Constitute Their Happiness by Amelia Wood

What if Lady Catherine had misled Darcy about her confrontation with Elizabeth Bennet?

Hearing a startling rumour, Lady Catherine de Bourgh travels to Longbourn to be assured that Elizabeth Bennet is not to marry her nephew, Fitzwilliam Darcy, and to obtain a promise that she will never enter into an engagement with him. When Elizabeth refuses to make such a promise, Lady Catherine travels to London to demand it from her nephew instead, leading Darcy to believe Elizabeth swore she would never marry him.

Believing the other does not care for them, Elizabeth and Darcy are resolved to conquer their feelings for one another. Before they can part ways forever, all that remains for them to do is reunite Darcy’s friend Bingley with Elizabeth’s sister, Jane after Darcy separated them the year before. But when Bingley declares he no longer deserves Jane, and Jane decides she could never marry a man who could leave her no matter how much she still cares for him, Darcy and Elizabeth are forced to put their own feelings to one side and work together to reunite their friends.

But as they grow closer, it soon becomes clear that their feelings are not so easily put aside, not even when all hope seems lost. Or when Darcy makes a decision that might separate them forever.

Constitute their Happiness is a Pride and Prejudice Novella of approximately 36,000 words.


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Deceiving Mr. Darcy: A Pride and Prejudice Variation by [Juliana   Abbott]

Deceiving Mr. Darcy by Juliana Abbott

The last thing Elizabeth intended was to deceive Mr. Darcy into thinking that she’s her sister, Jane.

But when he loses his memory, the two of them can finally explore their true sentiments without any prejudice.

Elizabeth Bennet is in quite the predicament indeed. She finds herself captivated by the aloof yet mesmerizing Mr. Darcy,

but he thinks she is someone else entirely – her sister, Jane, whom their cousin Mr. Collins wishes to marry.

But having fallen for Mr. Bingley, Jane implores her sister to keep their secret for a short while so she can free herself of their cousin.

Soon, Mr. Darcy uncovers their ruse and insists they confess everything.

Elizabeth is sure that the truth will spell doom, not just for Jane but for the entire family.

Not to mention that Mr. Darcy will despise her forever. But when he loses his memory in a carriage accident,

Elizabeth realizes she can still maintain their deception while caring for her injured sister at Netherfield.

Finally shedding their former prejudice, Elizabeth and Darcy can see one another in a new light; one where they can give free rein to their suppressed sentiments.

Trapped in a conflicting circle of love and lies, Elizabeth cannot help but wonder: Will Darcy still feel the same once he uncovers her duplicity?

Deceiving Mr. Darcy is a sweet and clean variation of Jane Austen’s timeless classic, Pride and Prejudice, and it’s above 60000 words long.

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

Kitty and the Captain (The First to Marry Series book 2) by Shannon Archer

Living in the shadow of Lydia Bennet…could there be a more awful fate? Kitty Bennet, a middling sort of girl in every way, yearns to be seen, valued, loved…to break free from her role of silliest girl in all of England, a sidekick.

Enter Captain Carter. He is all a young man should be — handsome, dashing, and uniformed. But how shall she compete for his attentions when her own sister and best friend, the loud and luscious Lydia, has drawn his eye?

Forget Me Not, Elizabeth: A Pride & Prejudice Variation by [Jennifer Joy]

Forget Me Not, Elizabeth (Mysteries & Matrimony Book 4) by Jennifer Joy

Can the heart remember what the mind cannot recall?

Elizabeth Bennet’s Happily-Ever-After is shattered when calamity strikes on her wedding day. Unable to remember the man she promised to marry, Elizabeth soon comes to appreciate that Mr. Darcy is the best ally she could have when a series of disasters put her life in peril.

After one failed proposal, Fitzwilliam Darcy is finally confident that Elizabeth returns his love … until she shows up for their marriage ceremony with no memory of him.  Proving his constancy, Darcy sets about courting his betrothed, determined to win her heart — again — but his wooing is interrupted when a mysterious malefactor conspires to keep them apart for good.

Working together, the amnesia-struck bride and her disgruntled groom discover an attachment more profound than the love stolen from them. But will they catch the murderous thief before it is too late?

If you can’t get enough of Mr. Darcy and Miss Elizabeth, then you’ll love this thrilling post-canon, sweet romance based on Jane Austen’s timeless classic, Pride and Prejudice.

Forget Me Not, Elizabeth is the 4th book in the Mysteries & Matrimony series of standalone novels.

A Promise to Keep: A Pride and Prejudice Variation by [Iris Lim]

A Promise to Keep by Iris Lim

Jane Bingley, young and beloved, dies unexpectedly mere months into her marriage. Her husband Charles returns to Netherfield to fulfill his late wife’s final wish: to find a bride amongst her sisters. Miss Elizabeth Bennet is, quite naturally, the next one in line. But what does Mr. Bingley’s best friend have to say about that?

In an alternate reality where a short-lived love forces Charles Bingley to choose a Bennet bride again, Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy finds himself in the odd position of confidante, advisor, and helpless spectator. Whom does Bingley remarry? And does Darcy find love as well?

A short love story that grows from somber and sad to an eventual sweet ending.

The Unread Letter: A Pride & Prejudice Novella by [Kara Pleasants]

The Unread Letter by Kara Pleasants

For every one of his smiles, she thought of his letter and blushed with shame of what she had done. Oh, that she might have just looked at it!

After rejecting Mr Darcy’s proposal at Hunsford, Elizabeth Bennet is surprised when he finds her walking the next day and hands her a letter. Without any expectation of pleasure—but with the strongest curiosity—she begins to open the letter, fully intending to read it.

It really was an accident—at first. Her shaking hands broke the seal and somehow tore the pages in two. Oh, what pleasure she then felt in tearing the pages again and again! A glorious release of anger and indignation directed towards the man who had insulted her and courted her in the same breath. She did feel remorse, but what could she do? The letter was destroyed, and Elizabeth expected that she would never see Mr Darcy again. 

Home at Longbourn, she discovers that her youngest sisters are consumed by a scheme to go to Brighton—and Elizabeth finds herself drawn to the idea of a visit to the sea. But the surprises of Brighton are many, beginning with a chance meeting on the beach and ending in unexpected romance all around.

Miss Bennet's Dragon: A Pride and Prejudice Retelling by [M Verant]

Miss Bennet’s Dragon: A Pride and Prejudice Retelling by M Verant

An unforgettable fantasy retelling of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice that is romantic, funny, and more relevant than ever.

Elizabeth Bennet is hiding a forbidden power. She can speak to draca, the fire-breathing creatures kept as status symbols by English gentry. If only Mr. Darcy would stop noticing… and hinting at his own dark secret.

When Elizabeth’s sister falls deathly ill, the cure lies in the mysteries of draca. Elizabeth, aided by her brilliant sister Mary, defies restrictive English society to hunt for lost draca lore. She must hurry. England’s war with France has drawn other hunters, and they have darker goals.

Elizabeth’s search leads her to the fabulous Pemberley estate, home of the entitled and infuriating man whose proposal she scorned. There, Elizabeth’s worlds smash together—protocol against passion, and exultation against the risk of love.
But the stakes are greater than her sister’s life. Elizabeth must test herself against a distant war.

And her enemy is not who she thought.

Darcy's Love: A "Pride and Prejudice" Variation by [Andrew Zane, A Lady, Jo Abbott]

Darcy’s Love by Andrew Zane

“Darcy’s Love” is a romantic story of a length between novella and novel (approximately 40 K words).
It contains some scenes, thoughts and descriptions of feeling appropriate for a mature audience, but nothing graphic or explicit.
While spending a pleasant time in Ramsgate as a companion to a distant aunt, Elizabeth meets and befriends a young, beautiful and elegant young lady of whom she knows little except that she resides in a nearby cottage. Surprised, Elizabeth observes the restrained girl with delicate manners breaching propriety several times by meeting late at night with a man who seems to hide his identity. Their friendship, although new, is not shallow and when the girl simply disappears one evening—apparently taken away by her brother—Elizabeth can’t help worrying about her and makes efforts to enquire about her health and whereabouts.
Returning home to Longbourn, Elizabeth finds several new arrivals in the neighbourhood: Mr. Charles Bingley, the new master of Netherfield, his family and his friend—Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy of Pemberley. Mr. Bingley’s amiable manners are universally appreciated, in complete contrast to Mr. Darcy’s arrogance and aloofness. When a militia regiment then arrives in town, a certain Mr. George Wickham—handsome and charming—also claims his place in Meryton and Longbourn society.
To her utter joy and complete astonishment, Elizabeth finally receives news about the young lady she met in Ramsgate—and the revelations are astounding.
While struggling with pride, prejudice, misunderstandings and misjudgements, Elizabeth will grow in character and feelings and will slowly discover Darcy’s true character as well as the strength, depths and loyalty of Darcy’s love.


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.

The Particular Charm of Miss Jane Austen: An uplifting, comedic tale of time travel and friendship (The Austen Adventures Book 1) by [Ada Bright, Cass Grafton]

The Particular Charm of Miss Jane Austen: An uplifting, comedic tale of time travel and friendship (The Austen Adventures Book 1) by Ada Bright and Cass Grafton

When a time travelling Jane Austen gets stuck in modern-day Bath it’s up to avid Janeite Rose Wallace to save her… because she’s the only one who knows that Jane exists!

Rose Wallace’s world revolves around all things Austen, and with the annual festival in Bath – and the arrival of dishy archaeologist, Dr Aiden Trevellyan – just around the corner, all is well with the world…

But then a mysterious woman who bears more than a passing resemblance to the great author moves in upstairs, and things take a disastrous turn. Rose’s new neighbour is Jane Austen, whose time travel adventure has been sabotaged by a mischievous dog, trapping her in the twenty-first century.

Rose’s life is instantly changed – new home, new job, new friends – but she’s the only one who seems to have noticed! To right the world around her, she will have to do whatever it takes to help Jane get back home to write Rose’s beloved novels. Because a world without Mr Darcy? It’s not worth living in!

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.

A Jane Austen Encounter (Elizabeth and Richard Literary Suspense Book 4) by [Donna Fletcher Crow]

A Jane Austen Encounter (Elizabeth and Richard Literary Suspense Book 4) by Donna Fletcher Crow

English professors Elizabeth and Richard are celebrating twenty years of marriage with their dream vacation in England visiting Jane Austen’s homes. But not even the overpowering personality of their Oxford guide or the careful attentions of their new friends can keep the tour free from lurking alarms. A box of old documents is donated to the Jane Austen Centre in Bath and Richard volunteers to help sort through it. But when he finds the Centre’s director bleeding on her office floor he must ask, will the valuable letter that has gone missing lead them to new revelations about Jane Austen’s unfinished manuscript The Watsons or into deeper danger?
Encounter Jane Austen alongside Elizabeth and Richard on their tour: Visit all the sites so redolent of Austen and her characters in the beautiful city of Bath. Stay in the Chawton House Library and visit the charming Chawton cottage where Jane’s writing flowered, and the nearby Steventon church where her father was rector and her own faith was formed. Stand by her grave in Winchester Cathedral and enjoy your time at the lovely country estate of Godmersham. But don’t let your guard down. Evil lurks even in the genteel world of Jane Austen.

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.

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. 

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.

Darcy's Match: A Pride and Prejudice Continuation by [Philippa J Rosen]

Darcy’s Match by Philippa J Rosen

For their first wedding anniversary, Darcy and Lizzy propose a weekend of very special entertainment at Pemberley. A cricket match is announced, between Darcy’s team and a team of professional players from Kent cricket club.
Darcy invites two old friends from Cambridge, William and Jonny Hammond. An incident from his past, however means that Jonny Hammond might not play, and it also makes the others treat him with suspicion.
Over the course of the weekend, it becomes clear that Mary Bennet has taken an interest in one of the Hammond brothers. But Lizzy is not certain that he can be trusted.

Find out more in this affectionate and funny continuation of the classic novel.

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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A Very Austen Valentine: Austen Anthologies, Book 2 by [Robin Helm, Laura Hile, Wendi Sotis, Barbara Cornthwaite, Susan Kaye, Mandy Cook]

A Very Austen Valentine: Austen Anthologies, Book 2 by Mandy H. Cook, Barbara Cornthwaite, Robin Helm, Laura Hile, Susan Kaye & Wendi Sotis

Six beloved authors deliver romantic Valentine novellas set in Jane Austen’s Regency world. Robin Helm, Laura Hile, Wendi Sotis, and Barbara Cornthwaite, together with Susan Kaye and Mandy Cook, share variations of Pride and Prejudice, Persuasion, and Sense and Sensibility, featuring your favorite characters in sequels, adaptations, and spinoffs of Austen’s adored novels.

Experience uplifting romance, laugh-out-loud humor, and poignant regret as these authors deftly tug on your heartstrings this Valentine’s Day.

A Very Austen Romance: Austen Anthologies, Book 3 by [Robin Helm, Laura Hile, Wendi Sotis, Barbara Cornthwaite, Chautona Havig, Mandy H. Cook]

A Very Austen Romance: Austen Anthologies, Book 3 Mandy H. Cook, Barbara Cornthwaite, Chautona Havig, Robin Helm, Laura Hile & Wendi Sotis

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

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

A Love That Lingers On: A Pride and Prejudice Variations Collection (Pride and Prejudice Variations Collections and Anthologies) by [P. O. Dixon]

A Love That Lingers On: A Pride and Prejudice Variations Collection (Pride and Prejudice Variations Collections and Anthologies) by P. O. Dixon

For centuries past and centuries to come, the very essence of Mr. Darcy’s devotion to Elizabeth in Jane Austen’s timeless classic, Pride and Prejudice, is a love that lingers on.

FEATURING As Good as a LordDearest, Loveliest ElizabethHer Good OpinionMatter of Trust, and To Refuse Such a Man Check your library! If one or more of these delightful Pride and Prejudice variations is not there, add A Love That Lingers On to your collection today, and settle in for a sensational succession of romantic escapes. You’re sure to fall in love with Darcy and Elizabeth all over again.

A Sense of Obligation: A Pride and Prejudice Variation by [Rose Fairbanks]

A Sense of Obligation by Rose Fairbanks
After weeks of fighting his attraction, Fitzwilliam Darcy makes an irreparable move leaving no choice but to wed Elizabeth Bennet. Charmed by a gentler side of the haughty man, Elizabeth nurtures her growing affection for him. Darcy’s faulty memory may destroy their marriage just as swiftly as it begins.

Sufficient Encouragement: A Pride and Prejudice Variation (When Love Blooms Book 1) by [Rose Fairbanks]

Sufficient Encouragement (When Love Blooms Book 1) by Rose Fairbanks

We are all fools in love…

Determined to allow her sister a chance at happiness, Elizabeth Bennet will bear with anything, including Fitzwilliam Darcy’s meaningless admiration. Forsaking his world of pedigrees and expectation, Darcy fights his attraction for the spirited country miss. As they struggle to understand truth from fiction, can they learn to love and forgive?

Traversing from the groves of Hertfordshire to the drawing rooms of London to the complexity and danger of Luddite revolts in Yorkshire, Sufficient Encouragement kicks off the When Love Blooms Series.

Pledged: A Pride and Prejudice Variation (Loving Elizabeth Book 1) by [Rose Fairbanks]

Pledged (Loving Elizabeth Book 1) by Rose Fairbanks

She was everything he ever wanted…if only she was not his best friend’s sister.

As any honourable gentleman knows, a friend’s sister is untouchable. It is a code that Fitzwilliam Darcy has never had an issue with until now. However, Elizabeth Bennet might be enticing enough to risk not only disinheritance from his father and the displeasure of his entire family but also the loss of his best friend’s trust.

To Elizabeth, her brother’s friend, Will, is as pompous as the day is long. However, he is also enigmatic, and soon, she finds herself drawn to his complexities. Unexpectedly, she falls hard and fast for this young heir of a vast estate, but at sixteen, she has never been in London society before and is new to all its deceptions and games. Will she be able to decipher who to trust or will her heart pay the ultimate price?

Pledged is the first volume in Rose Fairbanks’ newest novella series, Loving Elizabeth. If you are a busy reader who likes stories of young lovers sprinkled with family drama and intrigue, this new JAFF series is for you. Buy your copy today!

*Note this is a novella at 23,500 words and about 200 pages as a paperback.

The Complete Mercy's Embrace Trilogy: An Austen-Inspired Regency Romance by [Laura Hile]

The Complete Mercy’s Embrace Trilogy: An Austen-Inspired Regency Romance by Laura Hile

Meet Jane Austen’s “Other Elizabeth”

Beautiful and self-assured, she’s desperate to snare a wealthy husband—especially now that her father has wasted his fortune. Yet she finds herself falling for a dashing, dangerous man who is nothing but trouble. Or is he?

If you enjoy swoon-worthy, happily-ever-after sweet Regency in the classic “Heyeresque” style, then you will love Laura Hile’s award-winning Mercy’s Embrace. The entire series is here for you.

Book 1: So Rough a Course
Time is running out. Elizabeth must find a husband soon, for her father’s plan of retrenchment — and his health — are failing. She is left to choose between Sir Henry, a worn-out man of fashion whose invalid wife is not quite dead, and wealthy, tiresome Mr. Rushworth.

But when a wondrous invitation arrives, Elizabeth throws caution to the wind. Alone in a moonlight garden, she encounters Admiral Patrick McGillvary, who is as disastrously handsome as he is opinionated.

As Elizabeth will discover, the course of love is anything but smooth.
Book 2: So Lively a Chase 
Twelve-thousand a year and an extensive estate can gild a sow’s ear, or so Elizabeth has always supposed. But now that she’s fallen for the dashing Patrick Gill, Elizabeth is almost ready to give up Mr. Rushworth’s fortune.

Painfully aware of her bruised pride and vulnerable heart, Elizabeth can only despise herself for loving so common a man. But it has never occurred to her that darling Mr. Gill guards a secret of his own – and that he might be responsible for her father’s disappearance.
Book 3: The Lady Must Decide 
As news of Elizabeth’s broken engagement becomes known, the storm of social disapproval descends. She is left to wonder how she, with every claim to birth and beauty, has made such a middle of her life. Even worse, why has dear Mr. Gill suddenly become so distant?

Patrick Gill has dropped many a hint that he is not the lowly clerk he has pretended to be, but Elizabeth Elliot will have none of it. His playful jest has gone too far, for him as well as for her. But her father has fled from his creditors, leaving her in disgrace. Now “Mr. Gill” must force a meeting between Elizabeth and the man he truly is — Admiral McGillvary, a man she claims to despise.

The three Mercy’s Embrace books are available as paperbacks and also as separate eBooks.


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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.

Miss Georgiana Darcy of Pemberley: a Pride & Prejudice sequel and companion to The Darcys of Pemberley by [Shannon Winslow, Micah Hansen]

Miss Georgiana Darcy of Pemberley: a Pride & Prejudice sequel and companion to The Darcys of Pemberley by Shannon Winslow

What’s Georgiana Darcy’s story? Jane Austen tells us so little in “Pride and Prejudice” that we’re left to wonder. How did the early loss of her parents shape Miss Darcy’s character? And what about her near-disastrous affair with Mr. Wickham? Is that the true source of her shyness? She adores her brother and his new wife Elizabeth, but will their guiding influence be enough to steer Georgiana clear of new trouble as she comes of age and falls in love again?

This work is intended as a companion of sorts to “The Darcys of Pemberley” (sequel to “Pride and Prejudice”), with the timelines of the two running parallel. Both novels are unique and complete in themselves, but together they supply a richer reading experience than either one alone. The earlier book focused primarily on Darcy and Elizabeth’s relationship during their early married life. There was a third Darcy represented in the title, however. Now she and her courtship story take center stage in “Miss Georgiana Darcy of Pemberley.”

For Myself Alone: A Jane Austen Inspired Novel by [Shannon Winslow, Micah Hansen, Sharon Johnson]

For Myself Alone: A Jane Austen Inspired Novel by Shannon Winslow

From the author of “The Darcys of Pemberley” comes a new story straight out of the world of Jane Austen and told in a style reminiscent of her six classic novels.

Set in nineteenth century Hampshire and Bath, For Myself Alone is the tale of Josephine Walker, a bright, young woman whose life is turned upside-down by an unexpected inheritance. With a tempting fortune of twenty thousand pounds, she’s suddenly the most popular girl in town. Yet Jo longs to be valued for who she is, not for her bank balance. She cannot respect the men who pursue her for her money, and the only one she does admire is considered the property of her best friend. Now, even the motives of her new fiancé are suspect. Does he truly love her for herself alone? There’s one sure, but extreme, way to find out… if she has the courage to take it.

“For Myself Alone” will appeal to those who long for more Jane Austen, for more stories like the ones she told wrritten in the elegant language of her time. Just for fun, the author has sprinkled lines from Jane Austen works throughout the text for fans to find.


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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