“Men's courses will foreshadow certain ends, to which, if persevered in, they must lead, but if the courses be departed from, the ends will change…” ~ Charles DickensFitzwilliam Darcy is in London, and resigns himself to the social whirl of Christmasof Christmas with Charles and Caroline Bingley and without mention of any young ladies with the surname “Bennet”. Alas, his subconscious has other plans and he finds himself, one evening, plagued by dreams. Awaking upset at the potential futures played out in his imagination, he determines he must undo his mistakes before it is too late.
Elizabeth Bennet is surprised to see both Mr Bingley and Mr Darcy appear back in Hertfordshire so soon after they left for London, but cannot deny her pleasure at seeing them again, firstly for Jane’s sake, but more reluctantly for her own. For Mr Darcy is not the only person whose nightly dreams have revealed a future they might enjoy, if only they are brave enough to act in the present…
Mr Darcy’s Christmas Carol is a regency Pride and Prejudice variation novella – just in time for Christmas!
A light comedy novella Based on the enduring characters created by Jane Austen, this is a contemporary spin on a classic tale of love denied and love discovered. Christmas just became a lot more complicated for dog psychologist Lizzie Bennet and heist Lizzie Bennet and her sisters. While shopping in London, they find little urchin Annie and her dog, Sammy. As a fierce snowstorm takes over the city, the aloof but alluring Mister Darcy invites the girls, including Annie and Sammy, to spend the night at his penthouse.
With the best of intentions, Darcy asks Annie and her seven siblings to join the Bennet sisters for a quiet Christmas Eve celebration in his London fortress. The skulduggery begins when Caroline Bingley - the villainess Austen fans love to boo - shows up acting the part of the Grinch and Scrooge combined.
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Mister Darcy's Christmas is the second book in Silkstone's Mister Darcy series of light comedies based on Jane Austen's timeless tales of jolly old England.
Christmas has finally come to Longbourn, but Elizabeth Bennet's year has been anything but celebratory. Now that her elder sister Jane is engaged, Mrs. Bennet is understandably worried about Elizabeth's unwillingness to accept proposals from no less than two worthy gentlemen. Rumors are bound to spread, and Mrs. Bennet will not be satisfied unless her eldest daughters are both engaged by the New Year.
Mr. Bingley's Christmas Ball to announce his engagement to Jane is to be held on Christmas Day, and all of Hertfordshire is invited... there would be no better time for another engagement to be announced. And if Mrs. Bennet has her way, Elizabeth will be engaged to the nearest available bachelor.
Elizabeth must come to to terms with her duty to her parents, and her own desires. As she stares into the fire on Christmas Eve, a wish is formed in her heart, one that seems too impossible to believe, but one that might yet be within her reach.
BONUS novella ~ Elizabeth's Winter Wedding
This Pride and Prejudice Intimate Variation is best enjoyed by those over 18 years of age.
Sweet, Austen-inspired treats, perfect with a cup of tea. Full of hope and ripe with possibility, Christmastide tales refresh the heart with optimism and anticipation. From Admiration to Love After the debacle of the previous holiday season, Darcy and Elizabeth joyfully anticipate Christmastide 1813, Georgiana’s come out at Pemberley’s Twelfth Night Ball culminating the season. With months of planning behind the event, even Lady Matlock is satisfied and sends Colonel Fitzwilliam to represent the family, assuring there will be no repeat of the previous Christmastide. On St. Nicholas’ day, Anne de Bourgh and Lady Catherine arrive on Pemberley’s doorstep—never a good sign—demanding sanctuary against the de Bourghs who (according the Lady Catherine) are trying to retake Rosings Park for their family with plans to seduce and marry Anne. Needless to say, Darcy and Fitzwilliam are skeptical. Not long afterwards, three gentlemen suitors appear at Pemberley, hoping to court Anne and obliging Darcy to offer holiday hospitality. Anne adores the attention whilst Lady Catherine makes her displeasure known, throwing Pemberley into turmoil that threatens the Twelfth Night Ball. Can Darcy and Elizabeth, with a little help from Fitzwilliam, soothe Lady Catherine’s nerves, see Anne to a respectable match, and still salvage Georgiana’s come out? From the award winning author of Given Good Principles, Remember the Past and Mistaking Her Character, Sweet Tea short stories offer the perfect bite to transport readers back to the Regency era for the first days of new love.
A Pride and Prejudice Variation. Mr. Darcy hopes Christmastime will help him to forget the pair of fine eyes that he left behind in Hertfordshire. When Elizabeth Bennet appears unexpectedly in London, Darcy decides to keep his distance, resolved to withstand his attraction to her. But when he learns that Wickham is threatening to propose to Elizabeth, Darcy faces a crisis.
For her part, Elizabeth does not understand why the unpleasant master of Pemberley insists on dancing with her at the Christmas ball or how his eyes happen to seek her out so often. She enjoys Mr. Wickham’s company and is flattered when he makes her an offer of marriage. On the other hand, Mr. Darcy’s proposal is unexpected and unwelcome. But the more Elizabeth learns of Mr. Darcy, the more confused she becomes—as she prepares to make the most momentous decision of her life.
It’s a Yuletide season of love and passion as your favorite characters enjoy Christmas at Darcy House!
How does a lady mend her brother's broken heart? Georgiana Darcy is less than pleased when her brother returns to town before he is expected. However, after greeting him and seeing that he is more morose than when he left, she becomes concerned. Convinced that she knows the reason behind Darcy's despondency, Georgiana sets out to remedy the problem and present her brother with the best Christmas gift ever -- an unbroken heart. Netherfield sits empty. Mr. Collins has been refused, and Elizabeth Bennet's mother is suffering from a serious case of nerves. There is only one thing to be done. Elizabeth and her sister must be sent to town in the hopes that one or both might secure a husband. Tossed into each other's paths, Darcy and Elizabeth renew their acquaintance and must decide how to proceed. Will Darcy continue to flee from the lady who has stolen his heart? Will Elizabeth be able to decipher Darcy's true character? Or will both be left lonely and broken-hearted this Christmas? Two Days before Christmas is just one of Leenie Brown's numerous Pride and Prejudice inspired stories. If you like well-written, sweet romance with surprising twists, open-minded heroines, and tender heroes then you'll love this story where gifts from the heart and love take center stage. So, put the kettle on, grab your copy of Two Days before Christmas, and get wrapped up in this sweet Christmas romance today.
“It is a Christmas miracle,” Elizabeth said, squeezing Darcy’s arm. “Your Christmas miracle.”
When Lady Catherine invites the Bennet family to Rosings Park for Christmas, Elizabeth suspects that her motives may not be pure. But she has no idea how f she has no idea how far Lady Catherine will go to ensure that Mr. Darcy marries her daughter, Anne, and not Miss Elizabeth Bennet. Only the most brazen deception will have a chance of thwarting the great lady's design, but Elizabeth will have to make an instant decision, while she is in Mr. Darcy's arms!
A Merry Darcy Christmas is a sweet Regency novel featuring Darcy and Elizabeth. It has one kiss. Only one.
*** Originally published in the holiday bundle, A Touch of Classic and Contemporary. This story is the same as the one published there, if you own that bundle, you do not need to purchase this standalone title. ***When Mr. Darcy left Hertfordshire affordshire after Charles Bingley's proposal to Jane Bennet, he promised to return in ten days. When he breaks that promise due to events outside of his control, Elizabeth Bennet is left abandoned for over a year, finally joining the Bingley household as the second unmarried sister under Charles' protection. An invitation to Pemberley brings out the merry match-making mischief as everyone has a plan for their future happiness. Caroline is convinced Mr. Darcy has loved her all this time, Mr. Darcy struggles to seek Elizabeth's forgiveness, and Elizabeth just wishes to make it through this visit without constantly embarrassing herself! There's no better season for miracles, even if it takes a few elves to make them happen!
A sweet, holiday inspired Pride and Prejudice Fan Fiction, roughly 20,000 words.
A Pride & Prejudice novella variation. Unable to stay away from Meryton for long, Fitzwilliam Darcy and Charles Bingley return to Netherfield for Christmas, bringing with them Darcy’s sister Georgiana. Wickham has already established himself as trustworthy, especially in the eyes of Miss Elizabeth Bennet, giving Darcy an even harder time of winning her heart. Will the mistletoe boughs hung all around help in bringing these two lovers together?
This is a Pride and Prejudice "Intimate." It's a little bit spicy. Those of tender sensibilities have been forewarned! Mr. and Mrs. Darcy are celebrating Christmas! Pemberley House is full of visitors—Darcy’s sister Georgiana and Elizabeth’s Aunt beth’s Aunt and Uncle Gardiner have arrived, and the Bingleys are about to make an appearance. Elizabeth has unexpected news, and the traditional Darcy Christmas party for the tenants and townspeople is getting some updating… at least, it will if Elizabeth has her way.
It is a blissful first holiday season for the newly married Mrs. Darcy, but not without its challenges, both from her position as the mistress of the great estate of Pemberley, and from its ever-beloved and occasionally stubborn master Fitzwilliam Darcy.
Lizzy and Darcy are now married and enjoying the delights of wedded bliss in the bedroom. Jane has exciting news to impart – she is visiting Pemberley at Christmas with her new husband! Could it possibly be … Mr. Bingley?However, it is not all good nt all good news this festive season. The dreaded Lady Catherine descends upon Pemberley when she hears news that Darcy has married Lizzy. Will she manage to ruin Lizzy’s marriage?
Although this is the final steamy variation in this series, it can also be read as a standalone and is approximately 9,000 words long.
LIZZY & DARCY'S XMAS BALL:The Bennet sisters have been invited to a Christmas ball at Netherfield by the Bingley sisters. Jane is hoping to rekindle her romance with Mr Charles Bingley. Elizabeth is hoping that she won't see Mr Darcy, after being sling slighted by him. Lydia and Kitty just want lots of dances with any man they can find (with Mrs Bennet's approval on their dance cards).
Mr Bennet and Mary have wisely stayed behind at Longbourn. They will miss the merriment and mayhem that happen when the Bennet sisters arrive to celebrate the season. But which daughter will secure a gentlemen of good fortune? Just in time for Christmastide!
MR DARCY'S SPRING BALL:
Elizabeth Bennet hopes that Mr Darcy's invitation to a spring ball will bring them back together again. But the arrival of a jealous Caroline Bingley, an ambitious Mr Collins and the devious Mr Wickham; provide more obstacles for the course of true love. As the spring ball descends into chaos will Fitzwilliam and Elizabeth find true love? Or will their hearts be torn apart?
After making a swap with his aunt, Mr. Darcy ends up with Mr. Collins as the rector of Kympton. It is not the most ideal of arrangements, but he has his reasons for being quite satisfied, even before his new clergyman’s pretty cousin comes to visit. At the first sight of her, his heart is captivated, and nothing will be the same again.
Elizabeth Bennet has heard of Mr. Darcy. From the reports of her cousin and Mrs. Collins, she is expecting a proud, distinguished and reserved man. When he turns out to be warm and thoughtful, she does not mind the loss of an opportunity for interesting observation. Falling in love is much more satisfying than making sport of one's neighbours.
With romance in the air, and a large house party descending upon Pemberley, this is going to be their best Christmas ever. A few little problems will not divert the course of true love or dampen the spirit of Christmas.
It is the Darcy's first Christmas with their son and family is descending upon them. Mrs. Bennet comes with Lydia and Kitty, hoping to find wealthy suitors for her last two daughters and Colonel Fitzwilliam is hiding out from his family pressuring him to marry. What does it mean for the family as Elizabeth learns there is more to her mother than the surface and Fitzwilliam and Georgiana steadily grow closer? This is a sweet and clean Christmas novella. This is a sequel but can be read as a standalone.
The debut novella from Nora Kipling! What if Elizabeth Bennet had turned down Mister Darcy's second proposal? What would have happened if Wickham’s devious nature had been exposed before Lydia had run off with him? Set shortly after Jane’s wedding toding to Mr. Bingley, Christmas at Netherfield answers these questions and more, such as what might cause dear Mr. Darcy to propose to Elizabeth a third and final time? Would she say yes? A Christmas-time ball, the Bennet family, and lots of ribbons await you in Christmas at Netherfield. This is a sweet, clean romance suitable for all lovers of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice.
This is a Pride and Prejudice "Intimate." A little bit spicy, but not at all shocking for those of modern sensibilities. After all, he wouldn't be Mr. Darcy if he weren't irresistible! Mr. and Mrs. Darcy are settling in for their first Christmas a Christmas at the magnificent Pemberley House while Lizzy assumes her work as mistress of the grand estate. There is a lot to get accustomed to in becoming the wife of Fitzwilliam Darcy. Things at Pemberley have been run a certain way for many generations, and change comes slowly here.
Darcy’s sister Georgiana and Elizabeth’s Aunt and Uncle Gardiner are to be most welcome guests for the holiday, but will all be bliss come Christmastime?
For the former Elizabeth Bennet, life after marriage is an education in the true nature of Fitzwilliam Darcy. Occasionally arrogant, and always desirable, he continues to challenge her during the days and delight her throughout the nights.
"Pemberley Before Christmas" is the first in a trilogy.
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The weather outside is frightful, but that doesn’t stop Miss Bingley from dragging her sister off to a trendy new flower shop in a slightly less than modish part of London. What could be so important as to bring two socialites out in the cold? Why, Mr. Darcy is coming for Christmas dinner.
Unfortunately for Miss Bingley, a winter storm and her own arrogance combine to ruin her Christmas plans, but maybe the Christmas she ends up having will actually turn into the Christmas of her dreams.
This Pride and Prejudice Variation Christmas short story is approximately 8,000 words.
Renata McMann and Summer Hanford began writing Pride and Prejudice Variations together in 2014 and have since become immersed in the amazing world Jane Austen created. Whether you’re a fan of Darcy and Elizabeth specifically or of clean Regency Romance in general, you will enjoy both McMann’s ability to imagine variations of this classic love story and Hanford’s skill in turning these variations of Mr. Darcy, Elizabeth Bennet and their enduring love into entertaining stories.
The Greatest Present He Would Ever Receive is the Gift of Her Love…What if Mr. Darcy purchased a gift for Elizabeth Bennet to acknowledge the festive days even though he knows he will never present it to her? What if the gift is posted to the lady by the lady by his servants and without his knowledge? What if the enclosed card was meant for another and is more suggestive than a gentleman should share with an unmarried lady? Join Darcy and Elizabeth, for a holiday romp, loaded with delightful twists and turns no one expects, but one in which our favorite couple take a very different path in thwarting George Wickham and Lydia Bennet’s elopement. Can a simple book of poetry be Darcy’s means to win Elizabeth’s love? When we care more for another than ourselves, the seeds of love have an opportunity to blossom.
Curl up with Darcy and Elizabeth this holiday season!Fitzwilliam Darcy never forgot the little girl, with the beautiful dark eyes, who saved his life fifteen years ago... though he never expected to meet her again. But when he comes to Rosings Park tosings Park to spend the Advent season with his aunt and encounters the enchanting, spirited Miss Elizabeth Bennet again, he discovers that at Christmastime, wishes can come true...
DARCY'S CHRISTMAS WISH is a sweet, clean standalone Pride and Prejudice variation - a holiday romance inspired by Jane Austen's classic novel!
* ALSO BY THE SAME AUTHOR:
The DARK DARCY series:
- The Netherfield Affair (Book 1)
- Intrigue at the Ball (Book 2)
- The Poisoned Proposal (Book 3)
- Secrets at Pemberley (Book 4)
"Charlotte smiled from across the room at the man’s obvious devotion to her friend. Such attachment was very charming, undoubtedly, and when it came to an end, as it was most certain to do, they would have abundant good fortune to keep the inevitable aggravations with each other to a minimum."
Both a Christmas celebration and conclusion to Tales of Less Pride & Prejudice, Holidays at Pemberley begins where First Impressions ends, with the marriage Fitzwilliam Darcy to Elizabeth Bennet, and spans the course of Second Glances to conclude their story. As the Darcys enjoy their first years of marriage, Charlotte Lucas is often invited to join them. Watching as the Bennet sisters, one by one, marry to both outrageous advantage and with great affection, her only ambition remains independence and respectability, stubbornly blind to the virtues of a love match. Miss Lucas thinks she has found an acceptable husband in David Westover, rector of Kympton and determined bachelor, but he remains oblivious to the implications of befriending a Miss Lucas. It may mean some heartbreak, but if Mrs. Darcy's pragmatic friend will only surrender to Cupid, she may find wild fantasies do come true, even for ladies dangerously close to thirty.
For their first Christmas as man and wife, Darcy and Lizzy decide to invite her family to join them at Pemberley for the festive celebrations. Lizzy is delighted that she will spend Christmas with her four sisters and, of course their husbands – except one.
As Kitty recounts an old Derbyshire tale of chivalry and honour at dinner, there is a loud knock at the door. Who is the spectre at the feast? And how does Darcy react when he sees him?
And who arrives at midnight somewhat the worse for wear? And why is he unable to deliver his parable concerning the true meaning of Christmas?
Find out in this affectionate and funny continuation of Jane Austen’s classic novel.
LIZZY & DARCY'S XMAS BALL.*A Pride and Prejudice Christmas Novella (clean romance). *For fans of Jane Austen inspired stories.Christmas has come early in the Bennet household. The Bennet sisters have been invited to a Christmas ball at Netherfield by at Netherfield by the Bingley sisters. Jane is hoping to rekindle her romance with Mr Charles Bingley. Elizabeth is hoping that she won't see Mr Darcy, after being slighted by him. Lydia and Kitty just want lots of dances with any man they can find (with Mrs Bennet's approval on their dance cards).
Mr Bennet and Mary have wisely stayed behind at Longbourn. They will miss the merriment and mayhem that happen when the Bennet sisters arrive to celebrate the season. But which daughter will secure a gentlemen of good fortune? Just in time for Christmastide!
While their sisters, Jane, Lizzy, and Lydia, married favourably and lived in great style and comfort, Kitty and Mary Bennett remain unmarried and living at Longbourn. Kitty, recently jilted, and Mary, overlooked wherever she goes, are thrown together and, through their hurt, they begin to see one another in a whole new light. With the help of the worst winter storms England has ever seen, they are forced to face their flaws and tackle life head-on, for fear that nothing will ever change for them. Their greatest fear is to end their days unmarried. Yet, this year - with the aid of the ever-deepening snow - they are set to have their best ever Christmas at Longbourn!
So my pal Barbara Silkstone says, "Aren't you writing a Christmas story? Silly wench, everyone loves a Christmas story!"So I say, "I want to--desperately! But I can't think of a good story. It's very sad..."So Barbara says, "A dog, darling. Everybody "A dog, darling. Everybody wants a story about a dog at Christmas."
It is 1815. Elizabeth Darcy returns to Hertfordshire to see her family at Christmas, but a silly quarrel between Mr. Darcy and Mr. Bingley threatens everybody’s pleasure.
The war is over, but Meryton is anything but peaceful. The neighborhood ladies are each determined her cook will win first prize in the Beau Bon-Bon charity baking competition, and Mrs. Bennet is determined to get the new tenant of Netherfield Park for Kitty—but Commodore Harrington might have other plans.
And there is a bit with a dog…
Shopping can be dangerous. Elizabeth Darcy is kidnapped and Darcy must save her. Eight years after their happily ever after, Darcy knows that he is a most fortunate man. He has everything: a wife he adores, children, and a succea successful estate - until a villain from his past threatens it all. Darcy must use all his cunning to rescue Elizabeth, and Elizabeth must use all her courage to survive.
Rescuing Mrs. Darcy is a Pride and Prejudice Variation Novella based on Jane Austen's most romantic couple. This heartwarming story has Christian themes.
Set in the wonderful world of Jane Austen, this sparkling and witty Regency romantic comedy takes us to Pemberley for an enchanting Christmas story of intrigue and love. A joyful treat for devotees of Pride & Prejudice and for those who love Georgettette Heyer
Curl up with a box of chocolates and travel back to a snowy Regency Christmas to share the festive season with the Darcy family. Dream of mince-pies and wassail, Yule logs, dancing—and stolen kisses under the mistletoe.
Georgiana Darcy, haunted by her near-elopement with Mr Wickham, plays safe when she accepts a proposal of marriage from handsome, rich and well-born Mr Moresby. Her brother, Mr Darcy, finds him prosy and Elizabeth has her doubts about him: is this really going to be a happy marriage?
As the Darcy family gather at Pemberley to celebrate Christmas, envious Caroline Bingley spreads spiteful rumours about Georgiana.
Can the attractive and sympathetic Sir Giles Hawkins rekindle Georgiana’s true Darcy spirit? Will she fight to save her reputation? And will she at last listen to what her heart is telling her about love and happiness?
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'Pride and Prejudice' meets 'A Christmas Carol' A Jane Austen/Charles Dickens crossover story, Fitzwilliam Ebenezer Darcy takes the best of both classics and spins them into a delightful holiday yarn! F. E. Darcy has fallen into pitiful self-loathing and sorrowful angst-ridden despair; all of this due to this belief that he has lost forever the chance to marry the only woman he will ever love, Elizabeth Bennet. Seeing her son in such a state, the Ghost of Anne Darcy reaches out to him; informing him that three Ghosts would visit him and give him hope. Will these Spirits provide him with the courage to try again to win the esteem of his one true soul mate? Author blurb: Barbara Tiller Cole, an Atlanta native and author of the popular book 'White Lies and Other Half Truths', presents this family friendly classic, crediting her parents for fostering her love of both Jane Austen and Charles Dickens. Each Christmas Barbara's father would sit and read Dickens’ classic 'A Christmas Carol' to the family. Her mother consistently challenged her to improve her mind by extensive reading, Jane Austen style. This book is dedicated to the memory of Cliff and Jeanne and the season they loved best.
Sweet, Austen-inspired treats, perfect with a cup of tea. Full of hope and ripe with possibility, Christmastide tales refresh the heart with optimism and anticipation. Darcy and Elizabeth: Christmas 1811 Jane Austen never wrote the details of Chrdetails of Christmastide 1811. What might have happened during those intriguing months? Following the Netherfield ball, Darcy persuades Bingley to leave Netherfield Park in favor of London to avoid the match-making machinations of Mrs. Bennet. Surely, the distractions of town will help Bingley forget the attractions of Miss Jane Bennet. But Bingley is not the only one who needs to forget. All Darcy wants this Christmastide is to forget another Miss Bennet. Can the diversions of London help Darcy overcome memories of the fine eyes and pert opinions of a certain Hertfordshire miss? Without the Bingleys, the Bennets are left to the company of Mr. Collins and the militia officers—entirely suitable company, according to Mrs. Bennet. Elizabeth disagrees, refusing an offer of marriage from the very eligible Mr. Collins. Mama’s nerves suffer horridly until Elizabeth follows her advice to make the most of the officers’ company. Even Mr. Bennet seems to agree. So, whilst Jane pines for Mr. Bingley, Elizabeth admits the attentions of one agreeable Lt. Wickham. What possible harm can it cause, especially when her parents are so pleased?
THE DARCYS AND THE BENNETS CORDIALLY INVITE YOU TO CHRISTMAS AT PEMBERLEY: A PRIDE & PREJUDICE HOLIDAY SEQUELDarcy has invited the Bennets and the Bingleys to spend the Christmastide’s festive days at Pemberley. But as he and Elizabeth journey to thee and Elizabeth journey to their estate to join the gathered families, a blizzard blankets the English countryside. The Darcys find themselves stranded at a small inn while Pemberley is inundated with refugees seeking shelter from the storm.
Without her brother’s strong presence, Georgiana Darcy tries desperately to manage the chaos surrounding the arrival of six invited guests and eleven unscheduled visitors. But bitter feuds, old jealousies and intimate secrets quickly rise to the surface. Has Lady Catherine returned to Pemberley for forgiveness or revenge? Will the manipulative Caroline Bingley find a soul mate? Shall Kitty Bennet and Georgiana know happiness?
Written in Regency style and including Austen’s romantic entanglements and sardonic humor, Christmas at Pemberley places Jane Austen’s most beloved characters in an exciting yuletide story that speaks to the love, the family spirit and the generosity that remain as the heart of Christmas.