Well, just after moving my husband and I were diagnosed with Covid-19. The next morning, my son was diagnosed with strep throat. Later, hubby and I both got that. We’re all doing great now and were fortunate to have very mild cases of Covid.
I also have a sugery scheduled in two weeks so I will probably miss posting around that time as well. However, for now, here’s the new books that I have found!
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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.
Pride & Perception by Sue Barr
The entail on Longbourn had been broken?
The Bennets owned Netherfield Park?
Jane Bennet had firm opinions?
Lizzy overheard the second derogatory comment Darcy made about her beauty? After the Bennets had dined at Netherfield Park, he said, “Her a beauty? I should as soon call her mother a wit.”
Yeah – that one.
This is a story where we explore all these beautiful what-ifs.
Pride and Prejudice: Illustrations by Marjolein Bastin (Marjolein Bastin Classics Series) by Marjolein Bastin
Gems of literature in a luxurious and unique design by Marjolein Bastin.
The Marjolein Bastin Classics Series is a chance to rediscover classic literature in collectible, luxuriously illustrated volumes. For the first time ever, the internationally celebrated artwork of Marjolein Bastin graces the pages of a timeless classic, Pride and Prejudice, the enduring story of the Bennet sisters and their quest for suitable marriages. Beyond bringing these stories to life, Bastin’s series adds elaborately designed ephemera, such as four-color maps, letters, family trees, and sheet music. Whether an ideal gift for an Austen or Brontë devotee or a treat for yourself, The Marjolein Bastin Classics Series, as a set or individually purchased, is perfect for anyone who feels a connection to these enduring literary gems.
The Excellent Mr. Darcy: A Collection of Pride and Prejudice Variations by Julia Biscayne
This is a collection of three Pride and Prejudice Variations:
THE IMPETUOUS MR. DARCY – At the Netherfield Ball, Mr. Darcy learns that Mr. Collins is planning to propose marriage to Elizabeth Bennet. This cannot be. Darcy must act first to win Elizabeth’s hand or risk losing her forever.
THE BRAZEN MR. DARCY – Having watched his parents on the brink of divorce, Mr. Darcy does not believe in love or marriage until he meets Elizabeth Bennet.
THE ODIOUS MR. DARCY – After a heavy rainstorm, a misstep from Elizabeth Bennet and an early morning ride for Mr. Darcy result in scandal and a forced marriage.
Enjoy these three tempestuous stories about the very excellent Mr. Darcy.
Darcy’s Unwanted Bride by Zoe Burton
Two strangers forced to wed. Is happiness in marriage possible?
Twenty-year-old Fitzwilliam Darcy is betrothed to a stranger by his mentally and physically abusive father. He’s spent his life staying out of the way. Now, he would like to flee, but the consequences of refusing his father would crush his soul.
Elizabeth Bennet discovers on her seventeenth birthday that within twenty-four hours, she will be marrying a man she has never met. Within minutes of the ceremony, she discovers just how loathsome the man who is now in charge of her is.
Can these two unwilling partners find love, or are they doomed to a miserable existence?
Darcy’s Unwanted Bride is Zoe Burton’s latest foray into the world of Pride and Prejudice variations. If you like deplorable villains, courageous heroes, and sweet romantic scenes, you’ll love Darcy’s Unwanted Bride. Pick up your copy today and lose yourself in the world of JAFF.
Fearful Symmetry by Gailie Ruth Caress
Darcy had never known such a woman, one who could rush into an inferno and emerge as bold and brilliant as burnished brass, bright as any mirror.
FITZWILLIAM DARCY HAD PLANNED TO LEAVE NETHERFIELD PARK and all thoughts of the enchanting Miss Elizabeth Bennet behind him—until one night when he saw smoke rising from Longbourn and realised she was in peril.
ELIZABETH BENNET FOUND MR DARCY ARROGANT AND INSUFERABLE right up until he became her hero, pulling her and her sister from the fire that devastated their home, and could have claimed both of their lives. Seeing how he put his own life at risk to pull her from the fire, how could she help but change her opinion of him?
THROWN TOGETHER AGAIN in the refuge offered at Netherfield, Darcy and Elizabeth’s unexpected bond gains strength. But disapproval, debts, and doubts all arise when the costs in time and expense involved in rebuilding Longbourn threaten to widen the gulf in standing between Elizabeth and Darcy in the eyes of society. Amidst these perplexities of destruction and decorum, can love’s courage overcome calamity?
FEARFUL SYMMETRY is a Pride and Prejudice variation
Christmas, Love and Mr. Darcy by P.O. Dixon
“I cannot fix on the hour, or the spot, or the look, or the words, which laid the foundation. It is too long ago. I was in the middle before I knew that I had begun.” – Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice
Mr. Darcy is tired of being alone for the holidays, and he is determined to do something about it.
Miss Elizabeth Bennet has never desired Mr. Darcy’s good opinion, and yet she arrives in London for the Twelfth Night ball and soon learns he is bestowing it, most ardently. Elizabeth was not looking for love, but what happens when love comes looking for her? Is the proud gentleman from Derbyshire someone with whom she can trust her heart?
Christmas, Love & Mr. Darcy is a delightfully engaging novella that reimagines Jane Austen’s timeless classic, Pride and Prejudice. The story combines just enough of the old to satisfy your want of nostalgia and enough of the new to quench your desire for another romantic escape with Darcy and Elizabeth.
The tale begins one Christmas and concludes the next. When it comes to falling in love, it’s what happens in between that makes all the difference. Grab your copy today!
A Night with Darcy by Emma East
Meryton is flooding… and Elizabeth Bennet needs a savior. Luckily, Darcy is at the ready.
Darcy appears like a miracle to save Elizabeth when dangerous floodwaters nearly sweep her away on her return journey from the village. His quick thinking saves her life and they retreat to find a safe place to ride out the storm. Unfortunately, this means she might have to spend the night… with Darcy.
But he might not be as awful as she thought. His reputation has suffered in her eyes because of his opposition to her family, but she can no longer count him as insufferable after such extraordinary efforts to save her. No, she must do something that will change her life for the better:
See him in a new light.
Put your feet up to read this standalone Pride & Prejudice variation and expect warm fuzzies, humorous exchanges, and spicy scenes that might require smelling salts.
Dangerous Magic: A Pride & Prejudice Variation (Mr. Darcy’s Magic Book 1) by Monica Fairview
A sparkling tale of Regency England, a forced marriage, and two magicians who 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 stranger was never part of her plans.
But Darcy and Elizabeth have no choice in the matter. Uniting their two forms of magic is essential for the Kingdom to defeat Napoleon’s mages. Darcy and Elizabeth may dislike each other on sight, but they must overcome their differences and find common ground before it is too late. Fortunately, it is not long before the sparks begin to fly between them.
Join the author of ‘Fortune and Felicity’ in this fantasy Jane Austen Variation, an enchanting story of determination, love, and hope against all odds.
Dangerous Magic is a complete stand-alone book with no cliff-hangers, but the series continues as Darcy and Elizabeth work together to face more challenges ahead of them.
Mr. Darcy’s Easter Baby by April Floyd
Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth are in Hertfordshire for an Easter visit when tragedy strikes the family. Instead of remaining at Netherfield Park with Mrs. Bennet and her sisters, Elizabeth accompanies Mr. Darcy and Colonel Fitzwilliam to Rosings Park where they find a familiar foe.
Is there a way they might avoid scandal again or will Mr. Wickham triumph in his most wicked plan?
The Duke’s Daughter Part 3 – Conclusions by Shana Granderson
In part 2, the Duke’s Daughter became a Duchess. We follow ODC as they continue their married life as they deal with the vagaries of life. We left the villains preparing to sail from Bundoran to execute their dastardly plan. We find out if they are successful or if they fail.
In this final part of the Duke’s Daughter series, we get a good idea what the future holds for the characters that we have followed through the first two books in the series.
The Duke’s Daughter: Parts 1, 2 & 3 by Shana Ganderson
Part 1: Lady Elizbeth Bennet is the Daughter of Lord Thomas and Lady Sarah Bennet, the Duke and Duchess of Hertfordshire. She is quick to judge and anger and very slow to forgive. Fitzwilliam Darcy has learnt to rely on his own judgement above all others. Once he believes that something is a certain way, he does not allow anyone to change his mind. He ignored his mother and the result was the Ramsgate debacle, but he had not learnt his lesson yet.
He mistakes information that her heard from his Aunt about her parson’s relatives and with assumptions and his failure to listen to his friends the Bingleys, he makes a huge mistake and faces a very angry Lady Elizabeth Bennet.
Part 2: 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 soon what William’s fate is. We also follow the villains as they plot their revenge and try to find new ways to get money that they do not deserve.
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.
Part 3: In part 2, the Duke’s Daughter became a Duchess. We follow ODC as they continue their married life as they deal with the vagaries of life. We left the villains preparing to sail from Bundoran to execute their dastardly plan. We find out if they are successful or if they fail.
In this final part of the Duke’s Daughter series, we get a good idea what the future holds for the characters that we have followed through the first two books in the series.
Mr. Darcy’s Persuasion by Cass Grafton and Ada Bright
Two of Jane Austen’s classics collide in this intriguing tale of pride, prejudice and persuasion, set in England’s beautiful West Country.
In the aftermath of the Netherfield Ball, Fitzwilliam Darcy and Elizabeth Bennet are determined to find respite—Darcy from the allure of the lady and the feelings she evokes in him, and Elizabeth from the drama unfolding at Longbourn.
Fate is not done with them, however, as they both—unbeknownst to the other—take refuge on the Kellynch estate in Somersetshire, home to Sir Walter Elliot and two of his daughters.
Whilst Elizabeth takes solace from her friendship with Anne Elliot, Darcy finds little comfort in his reacquaintance with the woman fast taking hold of his heart and senses—or, indeed, in the eldest Miss Elliot’s company, whose fluttering eyelashes make her intentions plain.
As for Anne, it is five long years since she last laid eyes upon Frederick Wentworth, and though her regret lingers, she has found some contentment in life… until distressing news of the captain arrives.
When hints of deep secrets emerge—some recently stolen, others harboured for decades—the mystery begins to wrap tendrils around Darcy as he struggles to free himself from its ever-tightening bonds.
Can Darcy discover the truth before it is too late? Will Elizabeth even care if he does? And just what has become of Captain Wentworth?
If you enjoy Austen-inspired variations, then you’ll love this tale of romance, friendship and mystery from award-winning writing duo, Cass Grafton and Ada Bright.
At Home with Mr. Darcy: A Collection of Pride and Prejudice Variations by Jane Grix
ALL NIGHT WITH DARCY – A locked door can change everything. Mr. Darcy loves Elizabeth Bennet but does not want to marry her because of her inferior connections. Elizabeth Bennet would not marry Mr. Darcy if he were the last man in the world. But then circumstances force them to spend a night together and a speedy marriage is the only remedy to lessen the scandal.
AT DARCY HOUSE – Elizabeth Bennet is the goddaughter of Fitzwilliam Darcy’s father, and when her own father dies, she moves in with the Gardiners. Although Darcy and Elizabeth both live in London now, Cheapside is worlds away from Cavendish Square, just as those in Trade are worlds away from those in Society. Darcy finds Elizabeth intriguing but her inferior connections make her ineligible to become the Mistress of Pemberley. And Elizabeth would never want be married to such a proud, disagreeable man. But love has a way of changing everything.
EVENINGS WITH DARCY – A chance meeting in London accelerates the courtship of Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth Bennet. Valentines, kisses, and various parlor games follow, bringing Jane Austen’s most romantic couple together.
DARCY’S SECRET GARDEN – Circumstances prevent Darcy from meeting Elizabeth at Pemberley. Because of this, he doesn’t save Lydia, and the Bennets’ social status plummets. Eight years later, a humbled Elizabeth returns to Pemberley to find that Mr. Darcy has lost his sight. He doesn’t recognize her, which gives her a second chance to win his love.
Nothing More Deceitful by Sophia Grey
As time slips by in Meryton, Elizabeth Bennet has begun to lose some faith that she will ever find the very deepest love that she craves. With no interest in officers or the gentlemen her mother has tried to bring to her attention, Elizabeth has chosen instead to focus on the happiness of her dear sister Jane.
It is the arrival of Mr. Charles Bingley to Netherfield Park which turns all of Elizabeth’s hopes for her sister into reality. But her sister’s happiness might rest upon the edge of a knife–Mr. Bingley’s dearest friend, Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy, has shown an interest in Elizabeth as well. But can she believe that his attentions are sincere, or are they merely a means to an end for Mr. Bingley?
A cruel proposal, and a bitter agreement — can a spiteful marriage give Elizabeth the life she has always wanted, or will her pride ruin everything?
Nothing More Deceitful is a clean regency romance featuring characters from Jane Austen’s romantic classic and is suitable for readers of all ages.
Interrupted Plans by Brigid Huey
Suppose Elizabeth Bennet never visited Pemberley…
It is October of 1812. Elizabeth Bennet and her family have seen dramatic changes in the past few months—none of them welcome. Her sister Jane needs a fresh start, and Elizabeth is no less eager to leave behind the pain and confusion of not accepting Mr. Darcy’s proposal.
Fitzwilliam Darcy has not seen Elizabeth since he offered for her—and she adamantly refused him. When she appears in London, he is determined to gain her friendship and make amends. When a carriage mishap throws them together, Darcy does all he can to demonstrate his changed behavior.
Though their renewed acquaintance seems to be growing into a genuine friendship, a family secret constrains Elizabeth. As she falls deeper in love with the man she rejected, does she dare tell him the truth?
Along for the Ride by Alix James
In the game of love, who will have the last flirt?
Fitzwilliam Darcy has been successfully resisting the charms of Elizabeth Bennet. Mostly. But a plea from his cousin, Colonel Fitzwilliam, has put Darcy in a precarious position. To help his cousins find happiness, he must pretend a romantic diversion of his own, with the woman who is tearing down his last defenses.
Elizabeth Bennet is accustomed to the ridiculous. Whether it is an absurd relative or a nonsensical noble, she allows very few things to rattle her. But she is properly astonished when Mr. Darcy, the most disagreeable man in the world, shocks her with a most unconventional proposal.
She cannot pass up such a sublime opportunity, and immediately sets out to unnerve the proud man from Derbyshire. But Mr. Darcy has hidden talents of his own, and soon, Elizabeth finds herself almost outmatched in the art of teasing.
As they each vie for the upper hand in this romantic contest, will they conquer each other at last? Or will their victory be sabotaged by their hearts?
Along for the Ride is a sweet Regency variation of approximately 20,000 words.
Forget Me Not, Elizabeth: A Pride & Prejudice Variation (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.
His Folly by Cassandra B. Leigh
Despite Mr Darcy’s speech about being unable to forget people’s follies and vices against him, his own folly threatens to destroy his future. When someone claims to have enjoyed Elizabeth’s special favours, he demands to be released from their engagement. He returns to London in a jealous rage and vows to never speak her name again. A woman who surrenders her virtue to another man cannot complain when her folly is exposed.
Elizabeth Bennet’s happiness is shattered when someone makes unfounded claims against her. Enraged that Darcy believes she had played him false; she refuses to show any regret for his loss. Now ruined in the eyes of society, can she forgive the follies and vices of others, including Fitzwilliam Darcy?
This Pride and Prejudice variation begins three weeks after Elizabeth accepted Darcy’s second proposal.
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.
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.
A Bride for Fitzwilliam Darcy by Anna Lockhart
He never expected to be alone with a child that was not his own…
Following an unexpected turn of events, Fitzwilliam Darcy married a young widow named Theodosia West. Upon their marriage, he also became father to her precocious two-year-old son, Rowley. But when Theodosia is killed in a tragic riding accident, Mr. Darcy finds himself the only parent to a little boy he hardly knows. He does not wish to give his heart away, but he also worries that he can not care for the boy on his own. He is left quite alone and wondering what to do…
She does not care to be married, but she feels trapped in her life as it…
Elizabeth Bennet has resisted marriage longer than half her sisters. Still, since Jane and Mary left Longbourn to be with their husbands, Elizabeth has begun to feel lost and very much alone. It is because of loneliness that she accepts an offer of marriage from Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy, a gentleman who has vexed her greatly since his visit to Meryton. She believes Mr. Darcy can provide her with a life of adventure, even if there is no chance their relationship could ever lead to love.
A Bride for Fitzwilliam Darcy is a wholesome and clean Pride and Prejudice variation featuring a guaranteed happy ending and a lot of love!
Not Forsaken by Wynn Mabry
Elizabeth was determined not to marry a ridiculous man, but she changes her mind for the sake of a beloved sister. Consigning herself to a marriage of convenience, she sets out to make it work. But she had not expected Mr. Collins to be so contentious. Other new people in her life are causing trouble too. As her efforts to create harmony fail, she manages to find happiness in her duties and her friendships. Especially the friendship of Mr. Darcy, who provides her with interesting conversation, a sympathetic ear, and assistance when she is in need. That need becomes dire when her husband turns violent. But the harder her life becomes, the more her friends step up. The loyalty of old and new ones helps her to navigate a difficult journey. And her dream of love is waiting at the end.
Will You Be My Widow? by Izabel March
The lives of two young women and the men they love are hopelessly intertwined in this Pride And Prejudice reimagining set between England and Italy at the turn of the 20th century.
Resolved & Resigned: A Pride & Prejudice North & South Reimagining (The Austen Gaskell Series Book 2) by M. Mitt
It’s an inevitability, universally shared, to eventually misjudge someone.
That is the current condition that Elizabeth Bennet feels when discovering that she believed Mr. Wickham’s lies and now must confront her strong misjudgments toward Mr. Darcy. However, she is not alone.
Mr. Darcy must acknowledge his own misjudgments on their relationship.
Mr. Thornton must learn to confront the bad first impression and misjudgments that he gave to Margaret Hale.
Margaret Hale must come to terms with the fact that she has a propensity to have a hard time forgiving such misjudgments. And all the while, they are surrounded by their friends and family who also have to endure their own struggles, and with threats of factory strikes looming over in the distance!
Here comes Book II of the Austen Gaskell Series!
Trusting Mr. Darcy by Denise O’Hara
Mr. Darcy’s disastrous proposal to Elizabeth Bennet was overheard! And people will talk! Armed with the words Miss Bennet used to reject Darcy, and adding a few of her own into the mix, Lady Catherine devises a cunning plan: one that will use Mr. Darcy’s own hurt pride against him. His aunt has every trust in her favorite nephew doing the right thing. With no reason to hope he can ever repair his relationship with the only woman to ever capture his heart, Darcy is presented with an opportunity to prove to himself that he is a better man than Elizabeth accused him of being. But after an unexpected brief encounter with the very woman whose rejection of him was absolute, Mr. Darcy is soon rethinking everything he thought he knew. Bringing a diverting variation to Jane Austen’s original work, author Denise O’Hara offers audiences a thoughtful and exciting regency romance that gives a fresh take on the beloved characters. “Trusting Mr. Darcy” is perfect for fans of the original, or anyone who enjoys love stories,. This amorous adaptation ask the “what-ifs”…and proceeds to answer them in a most satisfying fashion! If you’re a Jane Austen aficionado, this is one book that you won’t want to miss! Add it to your collection today.
A Quiet Reunion by Meg Osborne
A second chance in Bath
Anne Elliot reunites with her family eager to put her past behind her, where it belongs. Her future may not be happy but at least it is predictable, and her present is vastly improved by a growing friendship with her father’s cousin, the amiable Mr Elliot.
Free of obligations, Captain Frederick Wentworth arrives in Bath unsure what his future holds. Seeing Anne again convinces him there is none for him but her, but is he too late?
A Quiet Reunion is a sweet Persuasion variation novella.
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.
Meeting Again at Pemberley: A Sweet Darcy & Elizabeth Story by Elinor Price
When Fitzwilliam Darcy and Elizabeth Bennet collide into each other on Pemberley’s lawn, months after his disastrous proposal, their tangle of limbs is misconstrued. To avoid scandal, they quickly pretend an engagement.
As Darcy and Elizabeth attempt to mend their wounded feelings, calamity befalls the Bennets. Forced to part in the wake of Lydia Bennet’s elopement, Darcy and Elizabeth must fight outsiders’ plots and the disapproval of Society to be together at last.
If you love sweet romance, then you will enjoy reading as Darcy and Elizabeth bind their souls and learn to listen to their hearts in Meeting Again at Pemberley.
This was previously published as a steamy romance story called Darcy and Elizabeth: A Pemberley Meeting by Ginny Stevens. It has been edited for sweet romance readers.
Mrs. Bennet’s Sentiments: Pride and Prejudice and Perseverance by Doris Solerno
Jane Austen’s mother tells all!
Jane Austen’s Mrs. Bennet, mother of five difficult teenage daughters, is silent no more. Those who grew up enjoying Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice will delight in Mrs. Bennet’s Sentiments.
Tired of having her ungrateful girls roll their their eyes at her and watching her husband return to his man cave, Mrs. Bennet finally tells her side of the story. Mrs. Bennet surprises them all. She defies the conventions of the day, triumphs over society, and becomes a woman of independence – proving the old adage “Mother knows best.”
Mr Darcy’s Struggles by Gillian Smith
After the tragedy that strikes his family, Mr Darcy goes on a journey into the unknown, hiding from himself, heartbroken and angry, while his scars refused to heal. But then, Fate leads him across a foreign land where he meets Elizabeth, who soon changes his life forever. For the first time in his life, he gives in and let himself feel. He clings to this fine thread of happiness, dreading to return to his empty, depressing life.
But there are still ghosts, restless spirits that haunt him and his family. Are the secrets he keep and his anxious heart will allow him to find peace and happiness with Elizabeth?
It’s a rewritten story originally published in 2017 under the title “Mr Darcy’s Second Chance”.
A Love Beyond Time: A Pride and Prejudice Time Travel Variation by Penelope Talbot
When you fall in love, anything is possible…
Elizabeth Bennet is a diligent at employer at London’s most prestigious museum. The work is simple, and not particularly important, but she loves it. One evening late at night, as she goes about her work, she finds that she is transfixed by a portrait in a new collection. Before she is aware of what is happening, she finds herself waking on the grass in the middle of a party, and the man from the portrait is helping her to her feet.
It is not long before Elizabeth realizes that some sort of magic has taken hold of her and transported her to another century. While she is frightened, she finds comfort in the unexpected kindness of the gentleman from the part… and Elizabeth is unsure she wishes to leave 1813 behind.
A Love Beyond Time is a sweet and clean time travel Pride and Prejudice variation filled with strange magic, unexpected romance, and an ending that was destined for all time. This story is a clean retelling of a book by Florence Prescott, including new material written by Penelope Talbot exclusively for A Love Beyond Time readers!
A Most Eligible Young Gentleman (Prejudice and Perversity Book 1) by Sarah Tender
Elias is the ward and adopted son of the Bennett family: a charming fellow, twenty years of age, attractive, full of fun. Short of funds, as the ward of Mr Bennett and his entailed estate, but what of it? He’s not hanging out for a wife: he’s not that type of fellow. Not at all…
But his sisters need husbands, and right quick. So when Mr Bingley moves into the neighbourhood, and brings a rich and handsome friend, there’s great excitement in the Bennett household…
Happiness in Marriage: A Pride and Prejudice retelling with a mysterious twist by Enid Wilson with Margaret Spencer
When Elizabeth Bennet arrives at Hunsford to visit her good friend, she finds herself embroiled in a mystery and clashes with Lady Catherine in a battle of epic proportions. Can a befuddled Mr Darcy, torn between family loyalty and his admiration for Elizabeth, come to her rescue? Can Mr Darcy and Elizabeth solve the mystery and find her friend? Be warned – this Regency tale contains blood, brawls and a somewhat annoying Colonel Fitzwilliam.
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A Wild Kind of Love by Portia Appleton
She never expected to be afforded such independence…
Much to Elizabeth Bennet’s, and her family’s, surprise, a distant cousin bequeaths her his horse farm in Lambton upon his death, assuming she has married a proper husband. For as long as she could remember, Elizabeth has dreamed of having her own land, her own home, and her freedom. But in order to make that dream a reality, she must find a gentleman willing to marry a woman with a mind and a dream of her own…
He needs to convince his aunt to leave him alone…
Fitzwilliam Darcy was betrothed to his cousin Anne de Bourgh when they were children, but the last thing he wants is to marry the unpleasant, sickly, and humorless young woman. In fact, he is willing to do just about anything to avoid such a miserable fate. So, when he hears rumors that Elizabeth Bennet is searching for a husband, Darcy sees a way that both of their needs can be fulfilled without any danger of uprooting their lives.
But when two people with dreams as wild as the summer wind come together to make those dreams a reality, is it possible to avoid falling in love?
A Wild Sort of Love is a Pride and Prejudice variation with a marriage of convenience, an unexpected friendship, and a guaranteed happy ending!
Five Daughters Out at Once by Jayne Bamber
After the untimely death of their parents, Elizabeth Bennet and her sisters are left to make their own way in the world, and the dubious decision to stay at Longbourn until they are forced out leads to chaos and confrontation two years later, when their cousin Mr. Collins comes to claim his inheritance.
Hot on his heels is his noble patroness, Lady Catherine de Bourgh, a woman consumed by grief of her own after the loss of her husband and daughter in a terrible fire at her estate, Rosings Park. While her nephew Mr. Darcy is shocked by his aunt’s interest in the five orphaned girls, her niece Georgiana thinks it just the thing to soothe the dowager’s low spirits. Moved by the bonds of sorrow and a shared contempt of Mr. Collins, Lady Catherine offers the Bennet sisters her protection and assistance in society – and what better way to help them than to find them all rich husbands?
Much to her chagrin, Lady Catherine is not the only one to meddle in Meryton’s marriage mart – Richard Fitzwilliam joins her, at leisure to make mischief, Charlotte Lucas, now an heiress in her own right, has a secret of her own, and Georgiana Darcy finds herself inspired to write a novel that will document – and change – the lives of her new friends.
Tensions rise between Elizabeth Bennet and Fitzwilliam Darcy as they both bristle at Lady Catherine’s plans – for very different reasons. Misapprehension and misunderstandings abound and plans go awry as the great lady rents Netherfield Park and hosts a horde of single gentlemen in possession of good fortunes, who must be in want of wives.
Will the Bennet sisters find love and happiness? What other Austen heroes and rakes might appear in the once dull village of Meryton? Will Darcy and Lizzy overcome the obstacles of their own making?
His Sensible Heart: A Touches of Austen Novel by Leenie Brown
To his father, image is everything. To Miles, it is doing the right thing even if it costs him his heart.
For most of his life, Miles Chapman has only had one purpose: to make his father look good. It was a task that seemed easy enough until he fell in love with a lady who did not meet his father’s expectations. Having chosen his heart over his father’s image, Miles finds himself in troubled waters and struggling to win the lady he loves while keeping her safe from his father’s machinations.
Charlotte Wesley is sensible and proper to her very core. However, no amount of sense, propriety, or truth matters to the gossip mill when a tantalizingly scandalous rumour wafts on the winds of society. Having fled Oxford to avoid the attentions of a frivolous fop, she finds her reputation in danger, and the only solution to save it is to marry the very gentleman she was fleeing.
When Charlotte’s father does not immediately accept Miles’s offer to save Charlotte’s reputation, the two begin a tentative courtship during which Miles will work to prove himself to Charlotte’s father, Charlotte will discover just how noble the heart of a seemingly careless fellow can be, and everyone will learn how far Miles is willing to go to keep those he cares for safe.
His Sensible Heart is the sixth book in Leenie Brown’s Touches of Austen series. If you like sweet romances where the hero and heroine discover truths about both themselves and life while falling deeply in love with each other, then you’ll enjoy this Regency romance about finding and fighting for love.
So, put the kettle on, grab your copy of His Sensible Heart, and join Miles and Charlotte as they discover love may not always take the easiest or most sensible path to happily ever after.
Darcy’s Secret by Andreea Catana
Darcy’s Secret is a clean and romantic Regency novel, a re-telling of the beloved classic of Pride and Prejudice for all fans to rejoice in their favourite characters.
In London, every member of the ton knows that Mr. Darcy keeps a scandalous secret, but no one dares to claim they know the whole truth about the woman living under his protection.
A young lady of little fortune…
Elizabeth Bennet is well aware that her prospects of making an advantageous marriage are low. Her family’s lack of fortune and connections are against her but even more so, her witty, obstinate mind seems to keep potential suitors at a distance. On the other hand Meredith Whitney, Sir Edward Whitney’s daughter and Elizabeth’s dearest friend, promises to be much more fortunate, as the Hertfordshire neighbourhood waits with bated breath for the announcement of her engagement to Mr. Bingley.
When Mr. Bingley’s party comes to stay at Hudson Park at Sir Edward Whitney’s invitation, fate brings Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth together, although their first encounter is equally awkward and mortifying for both. Still, it is enough to spark interest. It seems that she has finally found her match.
A gentleman with a secret…
Elizabeth begins to learn that there is much more to Mr. Darcy than her first impression of an arrogant and taciturn gentleman inclined to annoy her, and she realises he has somehow found the key to her mind and heart. Much to her surprise, in just a few encounters, Mr. Darcy manages to enter Elizabeth’s thoughts as no one has ever done before. The strangely warm sentiment appears to be mutual, until Elizabeth accidentally learns about the person who lies at the core of Mr. Darcy’s secret life.
In search of justice
Meet Mrs. Flora Guillen, a Jamaican woman of colour—beautiful, amiable, intelligent, but above all with a sadness in her eyes that cannot be easily understood. In befriending her, Elizabeth unwittingly starts to unveil the truth behind the secret, a story of heartbreak and survival that affects not only Darcy’s reputation, but also the lives of so many others.
The Long Journey Home by J. Dawn King
Love is being in the wrong place at the right time!
Mistaken for someone else, Elizabeth and Darcy are kidnapped from a ballroom in Hertfordshire, England. Their only hope for freedom is to overcome their deeply set opinions of each other—to work as a team.
Against all odds, they each make extraordinary sacrifices to discover a love for the ages and find their way home.
The Long Journey Home is a perilous tale of adventure where Elizabeth Bennet and Fitzwilliam Darcy, Jane Austen’s beloved heroes of Pride & Prejudice are forced to rely on each other for survival.
This full-length Regency novel is written by bestselling author, J Dawn King, who also writes as Christie Capps. The Long Journey Home is appropriate for all ages.
The Recovery of Fitzwilliam Darcy by Lucy Marin
I have no notion who I am meant to be.
IN 1789 A TERRIBLE CRIME IS COMMITTED, plunging one family into grief as another rejoices in the gift of an unexpected son. Two decades later, a chance meeting leads to the discovery of the lost heir of Pemberley and the man who knew himself as Mr William Lucas is restored to his birthright as Fitzwilliam Darcy of Pemberley.
DISCOVERING THE TRUTH ABOUT HIS PAST means leaving behind everyone and everything he has ever known and loved—including his childhood best friend and soon-to-be betrothed, Elizabeth Bennet. Tormented by questions about himself, and his place, Darcy struggles to understand and adapt to his changed identity and his new life. He must contend with a father buried in the shadows of the past and family relationships he does not understand.
The truth has come out. Some have gained by it, some have lost by it, and I am in the middle. I cannot possibly make everyone happy. No matter what I do, someone will suffer. No matter what I do, I shall suffer.
Somehow, he must find a way to do right by his new and old families, especially if he is to avoid losing Elizabeth forever.
A Gentleman’s Honor by Melanie Rachel
Someone wants Elizabeth Bennet dead. It’s all Fitzwilliam Darcy’s fault.
Elizabeth Bennet wants the truth from Mr. Darcy. When she follows him from the ballroom to insist upon it, she becomes an unwilling witness to a scandalous scene. And for once, she cannot blame Mr. Darcy for disdaining his company. Not even when he departs Netherfield in the middle of the ball.
When Darcy returns to London, he leaves both Miss Elizabeth Bennet and his growing infatuation for her behind. Or so he believes. For soon, their paths cross again under the most painful of circumstances.
Elizabeth suddenly finds herself dependent upon Mr. Darcy. With the gradual unveiling of his character, she is surprised by a burgeoning affection for him. Will her heart survive their inevitable parting?
Thrust together out of necessity, Elizabeth and Darcy must discover the culprit responsible for their predicament. But whoever has harmed Elizabeth is still looking for her, and Darcy cannot hide her forever.
Dare to Refuse Such a Man by Mary Smythe
“He is the kind of man, indeed, to whom I should never dare refuse anything which he condescended to ask.”– Mr Bennet, Pride and Prejudice Volume III, Chapter 17
IT HAD NEVER OCCURRED TO FITZWILLIAM DARCY that once he had chosen a bride, her father might dare to refuse his consent. When his dearest, loveliest Elizabeth is taken from him with only a curt note of explanation, he determines that, far from accepting her father’s rejection of his suit, he must instead find her again and make his case. After all, a woman worthy of being pleased is also worth fighting for.
SEVERAL MONTHS SHY OF HER MAJORITY, it is not so simple a thing to defy Mr Bennet’s will, but Elizabeth, for the sake of her future happiness, must try. With various allies in her corner, as well as foes standing against her, Elizabeth’s courage must rise against all attempts at intimidation. Even from her own, much beloved father.
Finding Mr. Darcy by Valerie Lennox
What if Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth met when they were young? What if Mr. Darcy had an ambitious, cunning uncle?
Years ago, Mr. William Oliver was a different man. He was raised to inherit Pemberley, as Fitzwilliam Darcy. The summer of his thirteenth year, he spent his time sneaking off to play games with a girl named Elizabeth, who was visiting her aunt and uncle in Lambton, just miles from his home.
But all that changed one tragic day when the boy’s father fell to his death, directly after they’d had a terrible quarrel. His uncle, Simon Darcy, ushered him off, telling him that everyone would believe the boy had killed his own father, and that he must run away and never come back.
And so, for ten years, Mr. Oliver has lived another life with another name, as a foundling in London, dependent on the employment of his friend, Charles Bingley. He accepts an invitation to the country with the Bingleys and accompanies them to a public ball.
Then he sets eyes on Elizabeth, all grown up. He recognizes her immediately, and he is stunned by her beauty.
Also, he is determined that she never reveal who he truly is.
This variation adjusts ages to accommodate the idea that Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth could have conceivably been childhood playmates and adds in a few entirely new characters. It could not be termed entirely clean, but there is no consummation until the very end, after our dear couple are happily married.
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
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
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
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
It is the summer of 1811 and Fitzwilliam Darcy is consumed with worry. His sister and her new companion were expected at Pemberley three weeks ago, but they seem to have vanished into the air. Is Georgiana safe? Is she even still alive? And is Mrs. Younge a victim in some nefarious plan or is she behind the disappearance?
Darcy’s friend Ecclesford tells him of a smart young investigator who might be able to help… and at the same time he might help Ecclesford with a romantic problem of his own.
In this prequel variation to Pride and Prejudice, private investigator Alexander Lyons makes his debut and sets his remarkable intellect to work to help Ecclesford win his bride and to solve the mystery of the missing heiress!
This is a novella of about 19000 words.
Pride and Prosperity by Julia Fellowes
Can a gentleman change his manners and a lady change her mind?
IF it is a truth universally acknowledged that a single man in possession of a great fortune must be in want of a wife, mothers will go to great lengths to see their daughters have a real chance of marrying him.
Pride & Prosperity is a charming novelette inspired by Jane Austen’s highly esteemed story Pride & Prejudice.
Four Days in April by Maria Grace
Sweet, Austen-inspired treats, perfect with a cup of tea.
Full of hope and ripe with possibility, beginnings and new beginnings refresh the spirit with optimism and anticipation.
Four Days in April.
Two letters. Four Days. Everything changes.
After offering a most disastrous proposal of marriage and receiving a rebuke he will never forget, Fitzwilliam Darcy writes Elizabeth Bennet an equally memorable letter.
What if she answers it with one of her own?
An Heir for Pemberley by Jane Grix
Fitzwilliam Darcy has it all – a beautiful, intelligent wife who loves him and she is expecting their first child. But Darcy’s mother died in childbirth and he worries that he could lose it all.
An Heir for Pemberley is a variation to Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice. It is a short story sequel, 4000 words long and takes about fifteen minutes to read. It is a quick escape to Pemberley.
Their adventure takes more twists and turns than does the original “Pride and Prejudice,” but the reader will enjoy the devotion displayed by Darcy and Elizabeth as they bring Wickham to the line in Lydia Bennnet’s defense, as well as their working their way through multiple misconstructions and vulnerabilities. Darcy’s final wooing of Elizabeth brings two very private individuals to a very public declaration of their love. considers what will happen if he does not succeed in bringing Mr. Wickham before a magistrate. Will his failure bring an end to their “bargain”? Or will true love prevail?
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 ~ 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.
An Unsuitable Governess by Violet King
Sparks fly when Miss Elizabeth Bennet takes work as a governess at Pemberley.
Will deceptions, highwaymen, and a rambunctious eleven-year-old girl bring Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy together or tear them apart?
After rejecting Mr. Collins proposal, Miss Elizabeth Bennet assumes the persona of a widow and goes to Lambton to find work. But when she befriends Mr. Darcy’s half-sister Rose and becomes her governess, she must contend with Mr. Darcy, a man she wishes to despise, and Col. Richard Fitzwilliam, a man she wants to love but cannot. With Rose’s help, will Elizabeth find the strength to follow her heart?
Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy would sooner face bandits than return to Pemberley and deal with his stepmother — alas, he must do both. And when he discovers Miss Elizabeth Bennet in his home, serving as governess to his half-sister Rose, things go from bad to worse. Col. Fitzwilliam is falling for her. Mr. Darcy is too — or would be, if Miss Elizabeth were at all suitable. Will Mr. Darcy stop denying his heart before his cousin steals Elizabeth’s?
Find out in An Unsuitable Governess, a standalone Pride and Prejudice novel of 64,000 words.
Warning! This book contains: one not at all wicked stepmother, one 100% wicked band of highwaymen, one rambunctious eleven-year-old, one deceptive governess with a heart of gold, one love-stricken colonel, one handsome gentleman in denial of his true feelings, one found treasure, and two happily ever afters to set your heart aflutter.
If undeterred, grab a copy of An Unsuitable Governess today!
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 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.
From Longbourn to Pemberley, Year One of the Seasons of Serendipity by Elizabeth Ann West
The Seasons of Serendipity are four years of imagined storyline for the Bennet daughters after supposing they lost their beloved father at the beginning of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice. From Longbourn to Pemberley traces the first year of their lives, as each daughter of Robert Bennet fights for her own happily ever after. This is a boxed set of the previously published A Winter Wrong, A Spring Sentiment, A Summer Shame, and An Autumn Accord designed specifically for readers who want to sit down and enjoy the story as one novel as the novellas were planned to fulfill a story arc this way.
Against His Will (Brides of Pemberley Book 3) by Nancy Kelley
Sebastian Montgomery never thought he’d inherit a title. Quite comfortable in his role as the family black sheep, he has made a life for himself as one of England’s most valuable agents against Napoleon. Now he will be expected to remain at home as the Earl of Lisle, fulfilling all manner of domestic duties… starting with finding a wife and ensuring the continuance of the family line.
Kitty Bennet met Seb when he was just Mr. Montgomery and quickly developed a crush on him–feelings she now assumes will remain unrequited, as an earl is out of her reach. Sebastian however has no interest in a grand alliance. If he must marry, he will choose a wife with the capacity for intelligent conversation. Kitty’s gift for witty banter draws him to her; any affection he feels for her is simply an added bonus.
But their potential happiness is threatened by someone they don’t even know: the man who killed Sebastian’s grandfather and uncle. When the danger becomes real, Sebastian realizes that, almost against his will, he has fallen in love with Kitty. Can he solve a decades old family mystery in time to keep her safe?
Disenchanted by Kara Pleasants
As a renowned wizard, Fitzwilliam Darcy thinks he is familiar with most of the spells, enchantments, and magic practised in the wizarding world. When he reluctantly joins his friend Bingley in Meryton, a small town not known for its magic, he is startled to stumble upon the rare gift possessed by Miss Elizabeth Bennet. The daughter of a poor country squire, she possesses a singular talent: she is not only immune to magic, but she can counter enchantments as well.
Despite their initial dislike of each other, the two draw closer as the threat from the Thieving Necromancer, a dark wizard stealing people’s magic, grows more dangerous.
As Darcy battles nefarious wizards and Elizabeth unravels ever more difficult spells, they uncover dark secrets and break mysterious enchantments.
But love may prove the most important magic of all.
This Pride & Prejudice magical retelling contains the beloved characters of Jane Austen in situations and scenarios of the authors imagination.
Power and Prestige: A Fantasy Austen Retelling (Magical Regency Book 1) Sarah L. McConkie
It is a truth universally acknowledged that a mage in possession of a vast fortune and refined magical abilities must be in want of a wife.
Yet High Mage Darkwood of Pemberley has no intention of marriage upon his arrival at Netherfield, especially not to the lowly Miss Cassia Retton. Accustomed to always getting his way, frustration reigns when his magical power against Cassia has no effect.
Cassia Retton puts little stake in inherited magical abilities until she travels to Rosings Park and everything changes. Perhaps it is the very land she stands on. Or is it the proximity to the awful High Mage Darkwood that brings out…something in her?
When Cassia’s family falls to ruin and she’s confronted with the scariest opposition of her life, will Cassia abandon what she’s always believed and summon her power within? And if she does, who will stand by her in the end?
If you relish Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice or enjoy fantasy novels like Robin McKinley’s, this book is for you.
Power and Prestige is Book 1 in the Magical Regency series. Each book in the series is a standalone work and can be read in any order.
Secrets and Splendor: A Fantasy Austen Retelling (Magical Regency Book 4) by MeLisa Stone
“Sense will always have attractions for me.”
Whether Avalyn is sensible or not, whether she falls in love or not, does not matter. Matrimony isn’t in her future, and when the beautiful Miss Owian befriends her, Avalyn knows for certain she shouldn’t have let her heart wish for Mr. Andred.
Lilla’s magic makes everything she feels burst out of her, in broken windows or flares of fire. Why can’t she be sensible and keep her magic from overcoming her? She would wish her magic away in an instant, but could she survive the cost?
Mr. Andred is haunted by what he has done. He wishes to change the past. Then, perhaps, he’d be worthy of the kind and sensible Avalyn Pellinore. When Avalyn’s life is in danger will he let his past overcome him and fail to do what he must to save her life?
In Secrets and Splendor, Jane Austen’s beloved characters take a turn down a road of magic where polite Regency society merges with power and enchantment.
Secrets and Splendor is Book 4 in the Fantasy Austen Retellings series. Each book in the series is a standalone work and can be read in any order.
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.
[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
He’s failed before, but with her help, this time, he might just succeed.
Henry Crawford has failed to secure the heart of a good woman before ─ and quite spectacularly so! There are few in town who have not heard of his scandalous affair. While his debacle might have proven great fodder for the gossips, it has left him with a shattered heart and a deep desire to change his ways.
However, change is never easy.
Old habits can die hard, and some friends may wish to see you say as you always were. Thankfully for Henry, there are others, such as Trefor Linton, who will wish to help and will offer his sister as a dance partner to help Henry ease his way into society.
While most girls her age dream of a rich and handsome husband, Constance Linton is looking for more. She wishes for an intelligent gentleman of good character who is not opposed to a bookish lady. But sifting through the dross in a ballroom in search of such a man is no easy task.
A gentleman with Henry’s reputation is not the sort of man for whom Constance seeks, yet she is not opposed to lending him her aid in achieving his desires.
What begins as a single dance will grow into a collaboration that will equip Henry with all he needs to win a woman of worth, while entangling hearts and leaving not only his own heart and reputation but also that of his friend and tutor at risk of being irreparably damaged.
Henry: To Prove Himself Worthy is part of Leenie Brown’s Other Pens Collection of books that pick up the storytelling pen where Jane Austen put it down. If you like well-written stories of sweet redemption, then you will love this story of facing the challenges that reformation can bring and discovering the pleasure that only deep, abiding love can provide.
So, put the kettle on, grab your copy of Henry: To Prove Himself Worthy, and let this sweet romance inspire a hope that even the most reprobate heart can, with care and determination, be transformed into that of a worthy gentleman.
Mr. Bingley Plans a Ball ( A Teatime Tales Novelette) by Leenie Brown
It’s a simple plan: propose, plan a ball, ensure his friend’s happiness. If only simple meant easy.
Mr. Bingley has returned to Netherfield as he promised, and he has come alone. However, he is planning to have guests. First, he will need to secure Miss Bennet’s acceptance of his proposal. Then, he’ll have to rid the area of a particular scoundrel. And then? Well, then, he can work on ensuring his friend’s happiness.
In theory, it seems simple. In practice, it’s going to take some quick thinking and shifting tactics to pull off the happiest Yuletide ball either he or his friend have ever attended.
Mr. Bingley Plans a Ball is a novelette of just over 17,500 words and is the second installment in Leenie Brown’s Teatime Tales Collection of Austen-inspired quick reads. If you’re looking for an entertaining escape from the everyday, where good intentions turn into a somewhat-muddled scheme, then you’ll love this story about the lengths to which one friend will go for another to make certain they are both happily matched.
So put the kettle on, download your copy of Mr. Bingley Plans a Ball, and steal away with Mr. Bingley for a few moments of sweet indulgence while he fumbles his way through planning a happily ever after or two.
[This story was previously published in a MUCH shorter form as part of a Teatime Tales short story anthology. That original short story is now part of the first chapter of this novelette.]
Through Every Storm (Darcy and. A Pride and Prejudice Variations Collection Book 4) by Leenie Brown
Forced to marry. Deeply in love. If only each knew the other’s heart.
A gambler, a profligate and forcibly married to the silly daughter of a country gentleman, no one expected George Wickham to amount to much, nor did they expect him to fall deeply in love with his wife. When that wife takes an unplanned trip in the company of another gentleman, leaving Wickham and her children behind, he will be forced to face his fears and fight for those he holds dear.
When her funds run low, Lydia Wickham chooses to travel to Derbyshire to seek help from her sister. What she finds when her husband arrives to take her home is not the kind of help she expected, but exactly the kind she needs. Will she be able to overcome her shortcomings and prove herself worthy of the one person she cannot bear to disappoint?
Through Every Storm is just one of Leenie Brown’s numerous Pride and Prejudice variations. If you like well-written stories of sweet redemption, then you will love this story about a couple whom everyone discarded as hopeless finding the help they need to save their love and claim a happily ever after that seemed lost forever.
So, put the kettle on, pick up your copy of Through Every Storm, and step into a sweet romance, set eight years after the close of Pride and Prejudice, that is filled with trials and fears and tinged with the vibrant hues of hope, redemption, and love that is worth fighting for.
[This novella can also be found in the Darcy and… Collection Anthology.]
Unravelling Mr. Darcy (Dash of Darcy and Companions Collection Book 6) by Leenie Brown
He’s got one chance to claim his heart’s desire, and he’s holding nothing back.
What’s a gentleman to do when he has laid his heart before a lady only to have it crushed beneath her dainty slippers? If you’re Fitzwilliam Darcy, there is only one thing to do — unravel your tightly wound pride, mend your ways, and convince the lady of your worth.
And what’s a lady to do when she has spoken harshly and knows she has done so unfairly? If you’re Elizabeth Bennet, you take a deep breath, swallow your dignity, give him a second chance, and perhaps along the way, discover a gentleman you didn’t know existed.
And what’s a couple to do when they have difficult family members? If you’re Darcy and Elizabeth, you expect a few bumps in the road and prepare yourself for some absurdity along the path to happily ever after.
Unravelling Mr. 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 with a touch of humor, then you will love this story about Darcy claiming a second chance and pursuing it without reserve.
So, put the kettle on, grab your copy of Unravelling Mr. Darcy, and slip into a world of light-hearted sweet romantic indulgence today.
Thunder, Mist, and Frost: Nature’s Fury and Delights by Leenie Brown
Whether pushed forward by a rumble of thunder, revealed when the morning mist lifts, or etched like a frosty reminder of beauty in the cold heart of winter, love will find her home in the hearts of each of the couples in these three sweet Regency romance half-hour reads.
Thunder (A Pride and Prejudice Variation Novelette)
Fitzwilliam Darcy is out for a ride when a distant rumble of thunder forces him to seek shelter from the coming storm. What he finds when he steps inside his father’s cottage is so much more than merely a refuge.
Morning Mist (A Sense and Sensibility Variation Novelette)
To Marianne Dashwood, there is nothing more refreshing in the entire world than a walk in the morning mist. She relishes these rambles where she can allow her imagination to run free. However, when she comes upon a handsome stranger, she discovers that her daydreams cannot compare to the real enchantment of love.
Frosted Windowpanes (A Persuasion-Inspired Novelette)
In an attempt to distance himself from the pain of rejection, Patrick Mullins left Ashmore Hall four years ago. Now, just before Christmas, he has returned, brought home by the deaths of both his mother and brother. However, the painful memories that he finds upon his arrival threaten to drive him away once more until the determination of the lady he loves proves to him that just like the frost brings beauty to the coldness of winter, beauty can rise out of sorrow.
The three novelettes in Nature’s Fury and Delights: Thunder, Mist, and Frost showcase Leenie Brown’s ability to craft Austen-inspired and original tales that transport a reader to a different time and a different place where the characters come alive and the romance is always sweet. If you have half an hour to spend wrapped up in the first blushes or the warm renewal of love, grab your copy of Nature’s Fury and Delights: Thunder, Mist, and Frost and settle in for a lovely treat.
First Blooms and Second Chances: Nature’s Fury and Delights by Leenie Brown
Dashed hopes, broken hearts, fumbling steps…
Whether in its first bloom or presenting itself a second time, securing love can be a challenge.
Hope at Dawn
Nicholas Sidemore’s heart was torn from him a year ago when his offer was refused and the lady he loved sailed away. Today, at dawn, she returns. But has he waited and hoped in vain?
Dispelling the Fog
Ever since a scoundrel broke her heart three years ago, Madeline Adcock has been searching in vain for a gentleman to both love and trust. In fact, she has nearly given up hope of ever breaking free of the fog of uncertainty which engulfs her. However, with the help of her brother and his best friend, love just might chase that fog away forever.
Apple Blossoms and Whispering Hearts
Thomas Prescott is awkward and believes himself destined by such to remain a bachelor, but then, he met her. Can he overcome his view of himself to believe that someone as lovely as Clara Watson might actually prefer him to all others?
A Lily in Midwinter
A misdirected letter sets a scheme in motion which, when it draws to its conclusion, should see Frederick George happily trapped. However, if he discovers the scheming, the outcome might be as bleak as a midwinter’s day.
First Blooms and Second Chances is the second volume in Leenie Brown’s Nature’s Fury and Delights series of thirty-minute read collection. If you love stories that allow you to escape to a Regency world where the characters come alive and the romance is always sweet, then, grab your copy of First Blooms and Second Chances and get wrapped up in the first blushes and warm renewals of love.
His Beautiful Bea: A Touches of Austen Novella by Leenie Brown
Helping her capture the gentleman she loves just might break his heart.
Graeme Clayton has always thought of his brother as a bit of a blockhead. However, when his brother seems to prefer a fawning and flirtatious lady over their sweet and pretty neighbor Beatrice, Graeme knows that his brother is not just a bit of a blockhead but a complete and utter fool!
Beatrice Tierney has grown up in the company of the Clayton brothers and has secretly admired Graeme’s younger brother for years. At least, she thought her admiration was a secret.
When Graeme confirms his suspicions about whom Beatrice loves, he takes it upon himself to be her champion and help her find happiness. However, along the way, he discovers that should he succeed in his mission, he will be condemning himself to a life of regret without her.
His Beautiful Bea is the first book in Leenie Brown’s Touches of Austen series of original stories inspired by the writings of Jane Austen. If you like well-written, sweet and gentle romance, then you will love this story about realizing that true love was beside you all the time by Leenie Brown.
So, put the kettle on, download your copy of His Beautiful Bea, and join Graeme and Beatrice as they discover that true love and happiness might be right next door.
Coming Together: A Compilation of Two Pride & Prejudice Series by Zoe Burton
Five books. Two series. One Happily Ever After.
In this compilation of two Pride and Prejudice variation series, love comes quickly to Darcy and Elizabeth. Obstacles are thrown in their path, but they face them together.
I Promise To… Elizabeth Bennet has known Fitzwilliam Darcy since both were very young. When she flees Longbourn and an unwanted suitor, her uncle and his father arrange a marriage between the two.
Promises Kept Not everyone is happy with the marriage of Darcy and Elizabeth. Dealing with jealous ladies and scornful gentlemen in London as well as illness and injury at Pemberley, they grow together as a couple while Elizabeth regains the confidence she has lost.
The Darcy Marriage Series
Darcy’s Wife Search Fitzwilliam Darcy meets Elizabeth Bennet in Hyde Park. Though they are from different social backgrounds, they fall in love, and marry. They never imagined Elizabeth’s mother would try to separate them.
Lady Catherine Impedes Darcy and Elizabeth think they are safely married. Not everyone agrees, and a devious scheme is hatched by Darcy’s aunt, with the intent to separate the newly married couple.
Caroline’s Censure Darcy and Elizabeth would like to settle into wedded bliss, but Darcy’s best friend’s sister has other plans.
The five books in this compilation are just a few of the Pride and Prejudice variations written by Zoe Burton. If you like protective heroes, brave heroines, and sweet romance, you’ll love this collection of series books, where Darcy and Elizabeth come together quickly and face challenges as a couple.
So, grab your favorite beverage, put up your feet, and pick up a copy of Coming Together today for a sweet escape from the everyday.
The Secrets of Pemberley (The Men of Austen Book 1) by Rose Fairbanks
To the world, Fitzwilliam Darcy has it all. He’s the young master to one of the kingdom’s oldest and wealthiest Norman families. Through his mother, he is related to a powerful line of earls. Beneath the perfect façade lies the truth: he’s the product of his mother’s affair and the heir George Darcy never wanted.
At twenty-eight, Darcy has fought hard to put to rest the pains of the past and earn his place in Society. But can he resist the allure of ending his loneliness with the unsuitable woman who has tugged at his heartstrings? Will he tell her his secret and if he does, will she keep it? Or will someone else from the past destroy everything Darcy has worked for?
Prepare for another page-gripping read from Rose Fairbanks as she unfolds a Darcy and Elizabeth story unlike you have ever read before. For the first time ever, Ms. Fairbanks is offering a new novel release in Kindle Unlimited.
The Gentleman’s Impertinent Daughter by Rose Fairbanks
When Fitzwilliam Darcy and Elizabeth Bennet meet in Hyde Park, Darcy immediately finds his opinions of the world challenged by the lady. Their attraction grows at the next meeting as Elizabeth finds she has at last met a man who accepts her wit and intelligence. The budding romance may be killed, however, upon their arrival in Hertfordshire. Darcy must meet Elizabeth’s family while Elizabeth grapples with the jealous Caroline Bingley, all the while a man in uniform watches and plots. Fate brought them together, but only love can overcome their obstacles. Short and sweet, The Gentleman’s Impertinent Daughter is an uncomplicated romance for all who love Jane Austen Fan Fiction.
Reunited (Loving Elizabeth Book 2) by Rose Fairbanks
Beneath layers of mistrust and betrayal, the embers of their passion and love continue to burn.
Jilted for years, Elizabeth Bennet has vowed to never allow Will Darcy back into her life when he arrives in Meryton five years too late. However, her defenses begin to crumble with his sweet words of regret and persuasive kisses. When he proclaims they will wed, Elizabeth’s friends and family reinforce what she already knows: she should never trust Will with her heart.
Facing his demons, Will finally journeys to Meryton determined to make Elizabeth truly love him this time. Soon, he learns he had misjudged her—she was never unfaithful. Someone plotted to tear them apart, preying on their insecurities. With many suspects and few clues, Will must discover who sabotaged their relationship while endeavoring to earn Elizabeth’s trust. Her respect is the one thing he cannot buy and may never attain.
The second volume in the Loving Elizabeth series, Reunited tantalizes readers with a swoon-worthy hero, passionate encounters, and a love that transcends all obstacles. Perfect for a fast-paced summer read, buy today!
A Visitor’s Guide to Jane Austen’s England by Sue Wilkes
Immerse yourself in the vanished world inhabited by Austen’s contemporaries. Packed with detail and anecdotes, this is an intimate exploration of how the middle and upper classes lived from 1775, the year of Austen’s birth, to the coronation of George IV in 1820. Sue Wilkes skillfully conjures up all aspects of daily life within the period, drawing on contemporary diaries, illustrations, letters, novels, travel literature, and archives.
- Were all unmarried affluent men really “in want of a wife”?
- Where would a young lady seek adventure?
- Would “taking the waters” at Bath and other spas kill or cure you?
- Was Lizzy Bennet bitten by bed-bugs while traveling?
- What would you wear to a country ball or a dance at Almack’s?
- Would Mr. Darcy have worn a corset?
- What hidden horrors lurked in elegant Regency houses?
As always, I’ve found a bunch of goodies for me to read! How about you?
Until next time,