Mr. Darcy loved Elizabeth Bennet, once. But when misunderstandings drove them apart, he could not mend the rift. Miss Bennet insisted she would never care for him. He resolved to forget the fire in her dark eyes, though it seemed impossible.While Mr. />While Mr. Darcy fulfills family expectations and marries Miss de Bourgh, Elizabeth Bennet finds solace in the arms of a young explorer — whose unseemly connection to the de Bourgh family is a hidden embarrassment. The years are not kind. Before her 24th birthday, Elizabeth is left widowed and childless.
Forced by unfortunate circumstance to meet Mr. Darcy again at Pemberley, she finds him widowed with a daughter. Catherine Darcy is so like her father, it takes Elizabeth's breath away. She soon forms a close bond with the motherless girl, and Mr. Darcy cannot help but notice. In fact, he can scarcely take his eyes off Elizabeth.
He kept his passion hidden away for years, but Mr. Darcy's heart will not be denied a second time.
And the fire in Elizabeth's eyes has only grown stronger.
Could a flame still burn for him?
The Journey to Pemberley is a sweet and clean Pride & Prejudice variation full-length novel. It features amusing wits, proud men, familial dramatics, and above all else, a second chance for true love between our dear couple and an happily-ever-after.
She was everything he ever wanted...if only she was not his best friend's sister.As any honourable gentleman knows, a friend's sister is untouchable. It is a code that Fitzwilliam Darcy has never had an issue with until now. However until now. However, Elizabeth Bennet might be enticing enough to risk not only disinheritance from his father and the displeasure of his entire family but also the loss of his best friend's trust.
To Elizabeth, her brother's friend, Will, is as pompous as the day is long. However, he is also enigmatic, and soon, she finds herself drawn to his complexities. Unexpectedly, she falls hard and fast for this young heir of a vast estate, but at sixteen, she has never been in London society before and is new to all its deceptions and games. Will she be able to decipher who to trust or will her heart pay the ultimate price?
Pledged is the first volume in Rose Fairbanks' newest novella series, Loving Elizabeth. If you are a busy reader who likes stories of young lovers sprinkled with family drama and intrigue, this new JAFF series is for you. Buy your copy today!
*Note this is a novella at 23,500 words and 150 pages as a paperback.
The course of true love never did run smooth.Elizabeth Bennet was reading her favourite Shakespeare when her sister Jane's letter arrived. Now Elizabeth must nurse her sister back to health at Netherfield Park – and see the man who gets under her ski who gets under her skin like no other, Mr. Darcy.
Mr. Darcy is dismayed at the arrival of the second oldest Bennet sister. He looks down on Elizabeth's family, but cannot deny the attraction of her lively mind and bright eyes.
Some Cupid kills with arrows, some with traps.
As Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy are forced to spend time together at Netherfield Park, his rude behaviour grates on her almost as much as her playful impertinence intrigues him. But their greatest conflict is over how to properly appreciate Shakespeare. When Caroline Bingley proposes a light-hearted play reading in the library, the Bard's words uncover more feelings than any of the participants expect.
Journeys end in lovers meeting?
A trip to London was supposed to be a treat for Elizabeth, to visit her aunt and uncle and take her mind off things, especially one aggravating man. But when they attend a Shakespeare performance at the Theatre Royal, Elizabeth finds the box next to theirs occupied by the very man she has been trying to avoid…Mr. Darcy.
Mr. Darcy Plays His Part is a sweet and clean romantic novella of 12,000 words (65 paperback pages), released to celebrate Midsummer Eve. It is a "what might have been" variation of Pride and Prejudice, set in Jane Austen's Regency England and celebrating the magic and pleasures of theatre.
Running into Mr. Darcy… at the stables of Pemberley?Only a few months after rejecting the infamous proposal of a certain wealthy gentleman from Derbyshire, Elizabeth finds herself at his estate. Touring Pemberley with her aunt and uncle Gardiner, heruncle Gardiner, her only consolation is that the master of the house has been assured absent.
But when Elizabeth detours away from the immense gardens of the estate and peeks at the stables, to her uttermost horror, she runs into Mr. Darcy! Feeling humiliated, she attempts to escape the situation, but is once more shocked when Mr. Darcy invites them all for a ride around the estate.
Elizabeth hopes her aunt and uncle will refuse, but when they accept his offer instead, she finds herself in a precarious position that is made only more so by the fact that she is actually starting to like Mr. Darcy!
When tragedy strikes and Elizabeth is forced to remain at Pemberley for an extended period of time, how will she ever survive this visit?
A Ride with Mr. Darcy is a sweet and clean regency romance novel that is suitable for all lovers of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice.
Darcy and Elizabeth - A Promise Kept is a Pride and Prejudice variation. Not a simple retelling, it is an intriguing new story that does not follow canon. It is rated for mature audiences. Five years after his disastrous proposal at Kent, Fitzwilliam Fitzwilliam Darcy receives a letter from Charles Bingley regarding a promise made when their friendship ended. Should Darcy keep the promise, it will throw him into the company of the one woman he has struggled for years to forget—Elizabeth Bennet.
Having just entered a secret agreement with Lady Markham, will Darcy put his future in jeopardy by stepping in to help Bingley? Has time and distance helped him overcome his regard for Elizabeth, or will he fall as madly in love with her as before?
Is true love to be found in a promise kept?
A Pride and Prejudice VariationWhat if Darcy and Elizabeth learn to understand each other before his departure from Herefordshire? Even if they can get past the pain and misunderstandings, there are several people willing to get in the way of their eet in the way of their eternal bliss.
In this erotic telling, will their romance stand the test of many outside battles or will it fail to the pressure and pain?
In this Pride and Prejudice inspired Regency novella, Elizabeth Bennet seeks to delay a marriage with her cousin, the parson William Collins, in order to marry for love. Her sister Jane’s husband, Mr. Bingley, her best friend Charlotte Lucas, and the man of her heart, Mr. Darcy of Pemberley try to intervene to help Elizabeth escape the dreaded wedding day with the parson.
Just as Elizabeth and Darcy find their way Lady Catherine and George Wickham threaten their happiness. Can Jane Austen’s beloved couple find their way back to one another?
In this imaginative retelling of Pride and Prejudice, Amanda Grange now tells the classic story through the eyes of its compelling romantic hero, Fitzwilliam Darcy—in a series of revealing letters that casts a sparkling new reflection on the manners anners and morals of the landed gentry in 19th-century England…
Here, for the first time, are the letters written by the exceedingly proud and stubborn Mr. Darcy, covering the life-changing events that defined him—from the death of his father, to his control of his Derbyshire estate of Pemberley to his conflicted courtship with the lively, intelligent, and delightfully willful Elizabeth Bennet. Try as he may, he cannot deny his attraction to this woman with fine eyes, a playful spirit, a mind of her own… and an embarrassing family that is frankly, and utterly, beneath him. But it is Elizabeth who controls both their destinies, and whose surprises will change Darcy’s life yet again.
Nature's a fickle thing. When four days of rain occur earlier in Jane Austen's Pride & Prejudice to trap Jane and Elizabeth Bennet at Netherfield Park, new romances, misunderstandings, and alignments are made. Volatile tempers never did well cooped up together. Not even when there's a chessboard to help pass the time.
Fall in love with the romance of Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth Bennet all over again in this new variation by author Elizabeth Ann West. A stand-alone novel of over 300 pages in paperback, this story is sure to make you sigh and swoon many times over!
***** EXCERPT *****
Elizabeth Bennet slipped into the library at Netherfield Park for her sixth time in three days. With her sister Jane on the mend, she could not cease her curiosity for the chessboard. As soon as Jane fell asleep, she left her sickbed to check the progression of the game with her unknown opponent.
Beneath the expansive double set of windows, looking out on the south side of the property, sat the rosewood carved chess set. Elizabeth spied the board on her first afternoon in the grandest estate in all of Hertfordshire. She had not meant to start a game, with anyone, but resisting the urge to move a single white pawn proved to be too great a temptation. Returning a few hours later to replace the novel she had finished by Jane's side as her sister lay suffering with fever, Elizabeth stood stunned to find someone had responded in kind. Black's corresponding pawn rested two squares away from the starting line to face hers. Soon Elizabeth found herself eager to return to the library every few hours to continue the clandestine game.
The board stood deep in the throes of a true battle with black's knight decimating her numbers. The most clever Bennet daughter carefully read the positions of her pieces and considered her options. Her mysterious opponent was of the aggressive sort, but not blinded by the taking of just any piece. She had offered up both a pawn and a knight and the opponent did not fall distracted by the easy kill. Therefore, the only way to beat him or her was to lay a trap of the wickedest kind; Elizabeth would sacrifice her queen in four moves.
Smiling to herself, she chose her move and a calling voice from outside the library made her hastily select another novel. Perhaps a servant was looking for her and Jane had not slept long? Either way, her bishop sat ready to take the opponent's offending knight and she would have to wait to see the next move of her anonymous enemy.
Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy of Derbyshire frowned when he noticed Elizabeth Bennet leaning over his chess game with Bingley. She had not noticed him sitting solitarily in the far corner with his book and brandy. Being a master at averting the attentions of Miss Bingley granted him an ability to turn into proverbial wallpaper when he willed it so. A swirl of the amber liquid kept him occupied as he sat astounded the woman would dare to move the pieces of a game she was not a party to!
He had meant to say something, but too quickly she moved a piece and then scurried out of the library, leaving him once more to his own company. Groaning, he finished his drink and supposed he could set the board back to the last position. One gift he held included memorizing even the slightest glimpse of a picture. Darcy felt confident he could reset the piece she dared touch, but when he reached the board, he paused. She had not moved a piece randomly. She had made a very cunning move forcing him to choose between sacrificing his knight or his rook!
A knot of understanding twisted tighter in his gut. That he was already in very grave danger of more than a passing fancy with this dark-haired, bright-eyed creature was a foregone conclusion, but now he was in the thralls of a very thrilling chess match with a worthy opponent. And the worthy opponent was none other than that dark-haired, bright-eyed creature Elizabeth Bennet.
NOTE: 'Darcy Chooses - The Complete Novel' includes the prequel 'Darcy and Bingley' and 'Darcy Chooses Parts 1 and 2.' And the sequel 'Elizabeth's Choice' (Darcy and Elizabeth Series Book 4) is now available on Amazon.In this Pride and Prejudice Varrejudice Variation, Jane Austen’s hero, Fitzwilliam Darcy, meets Miss Elizabeth Bennet before coming to Netherfield Park with his friend Charles Bingley. The last thing Darcy was looking for was a wife. However, he found he was unable to forget the young woman with the chestnut curls and flashing eyes that tempted him almost beyond decorum.
Darcy would give his life for the woman to whom he lost his heart. Appalled that there came a need to protect her from an old foe, Darcy will move heaven and earth to not only protect Elizabeth, but he will do everything in his power to marry his beloved as well. But will he be able to do that in the face of his worst enemy?
In this sweet Regency romance are there times that Miss Elizabeth displays an unreasonable temper? Yes, there are, and when they occur between two very passionate people, trouble and misunderstandings result. Can these two rise above their disagreements and achieve peace? And can the two work together to resolve the disaster that has come upon the Bennet family?
Some may say that happiness in marriage is entirely a matter of chance. If that is so, it is one that Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy is not willing to take again!A widower with a young, precocious child Mr. Darcy is determined to attend to his duties to his fies to his family, his friends, and Pemberley with no mind for taking that connubial gamble once more. He travels to Hertfordshire in the interest of preventing Mr. Bingley from making the very mistake which has devastated his own life. There is no place for rash emotion or imprudent desire when contemplating such an important matter as marriage!
So Mr. Darcy firmly believes until vague directions brings him into the path of the spirited and charming Elizabeth Bennet...
Lonely at the thought of losing her eldest sister to marriage, Elizabeth Bennet is intrigued by the handsome and serious Mr. Darcy who rides into Hertfordshire like some romantic, gothic hero. That is, until an open door and raised voices expose her to the height of his arrogance and disdain.
Despite their mutual reservations, inexplicable attraction blooms between them and both must determine if they can overcome the dissonance of their desires.
According to Jane Austen, to be fond of dancing is a certain step towards falling in love.In this Pride and Prejudice Variation, Mr. Darcy has amnesia after a deadly altercation with Wickham. Elizabeth saves his life, and through alife, and through a misunderstanding, Mrs. Bennet thinks Darcy is the dance master she has hired from London.
To Darcy, it seems a fate worse than death.
Darcy and the Wicked Waltz is a novella based on Jane Austen's most romantic couple. Read to see Darcy and Elizabeth fall in love in 3/4 time.
He’s on the hunt for a bluestocking, and she is no man’s fool.Fitzwilliam Darcy, heir to a barony, must put aside his hatred for attention and Society and find a wife. Deemed the most eligible bachelor of the Season, he seeks high and low for a well- for a well-bred, intelligent woman to replace the one he determined unsuitable.
Elizabeth Bennet used to be certain of her judgement. In one day, everything changed. Her family might be in danger, and she needs a confidant. When she meets Darcy again and again in the groves of Rosings, her head says to tell Darcy everything, but her heart wonders if she can trust him.
As the clock works against them, can they find what they need in one another? Or will the duties of family and lingering secrets separate them?
Mr. Darcy’s Bluestocking Bride is the long-awaited newest release from Rose Fairbanks. Combining Regency era research and romance, this Austen-inspired novel will pull you into the Pride and Prejudice world and make you never want to leave.
Charge up your Kindle and relax into the world of cravats and breeches with Mr. Darcy’s Bluestocking Bride.
*Note: This is a long novel and the first in a series. The Pride and Prejudice and Bluestockings series will follow Darcy and Elizabeth's love and marriage as they create a Bluestocking Club for intellectual women.
Length: Long novel, 100,500 words, 610 pages print.
"Whatever you think of me, Miss Bennet, I can assure you, it is not my habit to occupy bathing rooms with maidens."By some sort of benevolent twist of fate, Fitzwilliam Darcy and Elizabeth Bennet find themselves locked in a bathing room at Pemberley─t Pemberley─all alone and scantily clad. These circumstances may either force a wedge between them or bring them together in a way neither could imagine. Mr Darcy believes he can finally put his disastrous first proposal behind them and is on the easy path to reuniting with his love. Or will he find he has misinterpreted her feelings, once again?
A sweet, clean romance novel with a touch of angst takes our favourite couple down a road less travelled.
“A rollercoaster ride of misunderstandings and wrong place at the wrong time.” ~Melanie Schertz, Author of JAFF Stories
All is fair in love and war – or is it? What if Mr. Darcy’s rival for Elizabeth Bennet’s hand and heart is not some inconsequential stranger, but his dearest, closest friend? How is he to reconcile the claims of loyalty and kinship with the urge to pursue his heart’s desire?
"Eyes tightly shut against the horrifying future, Darcy dug his fingers in his hair. Lost to him forever. Not merely lost, but promised to his cousin – firmly in his life, but never his! How in God’s name was he to bear it and not become unhinged? How was he to have her at his table as Richard’s affianced, and not betray himself? How was he to see her, time and again, and give no sign that he wanted her more than he had ever wanted any woman? How was he to keep up the pretence, day after excruciating day?"
“This cannot be! Today’s events have tampered with your judgement.”
“Elizabeth, pray let my judgement be my concern alone. From the very first days of our acquaintance I sat in judgement instead of courting you, and I paid a terrible price for it. After a year such as I had, there is nothing – nothing, do you hear? – that I would not do to be with you.”
He kissed her with a passion bordering on desperation, then burst out, more fiercely than ever:
“You must leave me room to hope! Or, as God is my witness, by this time tomorrow I will have carried you off to Gretna Green and damn the consequences!”
Elizabeth Bennet is not tolerable enough to tempt Mr. Darcy to dance. But he tempts her – as a subject for her very active pen. When her novel needs a villainous character, she finds it easy to write one. The example has been in front of her since she met Mr. Bingley’s disagreeable friend. To her great delight, her book is published, but what will happen when Mr. Darcy discovers himself in its pages?
Opinions upon Novel Writing.
“Novels are the ruination of young ladies’ minds.”
“I do not know more than half a dozen ladies who are accomplished enough to write a novel.”
“If I had ever written a book, it would have been a very superior work. There are few people in England, I suppose, who have better command of the language or better taste. I would be a great proficient at the art of writing.”
Lady Catherine de Bourgh.
“Audacious and masterful….True to Austen’s spirit, Ann Herendeen has given us a compelling, and sexual, novel of manners.”—Pamela Regis, author of A Natural History of the Romance Novel Ann Herendeen’s Pride/Prejudice—a novel of Mr. Darcy, Elizabeth manners.”
—Pamela Regis, author of A Natural History of the Romance Novel
Ann Herendeen’s Pride/Prejudice—a novel of Mr. Darcy, Elizabeth Bennett, and their other loves—revisits the classic Jane Austen work to “fill in the gaps” that the original left unexplained and unexplored. Ingenious, brazen, and unrelentingly entertaining—yet always appreciative and respectful of one of the world’s most beloved literary works—this masterful reinvention by the acclaimed author of Phyllida and the Brotherhood of Philander is truly a Pride and Prejudice for the 21st Century.
Mr. Darcy has received word of an impending marriage between Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Collins. He leaves for Longbourn immediately to confess his feelings, and stop the wedding. Will he make it in time? And if he does, will his passionate words be re received as he hopes?
Mr. Darcy has tried once to win Elizabeth Bennet's hand, but bungled his proposal badly. Before he has a chance to attempt again and convince her of his ardent love, he is sent a missive telling him that she is engaged to be married to Mr. Collins. Knowing the man to be annoying at best, and repugnant at worst, Mr. Darcy rides for Longbourn to plead his case.
Elizabeth Bennet could desire no man in the world less than Mr. Collins, but locked in her room until the wedding, she may not have a choice in the matter. Bereft and miserable, she awaits her fate, until one day, a familiar figure comes calling at her window...
With Jane's help, Mr. Darcy makes Elizabeth a proposal, although one that is very different his last: come under his protection, and he will present her to society in London, giving her a season amongst the ton to find a husband that better suits her than Mr. Collins. He offers her a dowry, a companion to protect her reputation, and boarding at Darcy House in the finest district in London.
Will she accept his generous offer to escape the odious Mr. Collins? And if she does, what treachery lies in wait for her in London, where the gossip cuts all ways, and scandal is around every corner?
Old enemies and fan favorites abound for lovers of Jane Austen's work, in this 75,000 word, stand-alone, happily-ever-after variation!
This is a sweet, clean romance suitable for all lovers of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice.
Elizabeth Bennet overheard something she wasn’t supposed to and now Ramsgate’s sea air feels a lot less calming. She knows she should not get involved, but how can she do anything else when a young lady’s safety is at stake?It may be too late for Fitlate for Fitzwilliam Darcy to save his sister, but he will do everything in his power to get to her in time—and he will let no-one stand in his way.
Thrown together by a common goal, Darcy and Lizzy only realise they are on the same side when strong words have been uttered and tempers have flared. Can they put pride aside and listen to their hearts?
She wasn't supposed to survive, but now that she has, he'd give his life to protect her. Having been through a harrowing ordeal, Elizabeth Bennet is left in the care of her aunt and uncle and with scars that run deep.Fitzwilliam Dant and uncle and with scars that run deep.
Fitzwilliam Darcy has been moving along with little to rock the boat of his life until one day when a pretty, young woman nearly faints in front of him.
The encounter sparks Darcy's curiosity and soon has him entangled in a story of intrigue and danger while his heart becomes irrevocably lost to Elizabeth. However, if he wishes to help her heal her scars and claim her as his own, he's going to have to save her first.
To Save Elizabeth is just one of Zoe Burton's novel-length Pride and Prejudice variations. If you like brave heroines, strong heroes, and sweet romance mingled with a dash of danger, you'll love Zoe's newest take on Jane Austen's classic tale. Pick up your copy of To Save Elizabeth and lose yourself in a world of peril and sweet happily ever after with Darcy and Lizzy today.