This Pride and Prejudice variation features our favorite characters Fitzwilliam Darcy, Elizabeth Bennet, Charles Bingley, and Jane Bennet but in a little different setting of humor and romance.In attending the Meryton Assembly, Jane Austen’s hero Fitn’s hero Fitzwilliam Darcy finds that he is attracted to Elizabeth Bennet, so much so that he asks her to dance twice that evening. Rather than try to avoid the young woman, Darcy seeks her attention with the intent of marrying her. Caroline Bingley, though, has plans of her own to marry him and become the mistress of Pemberley by hook or crook. What will be the repercussions of her attempted compromise that goes catastrophically awry?
And what kind of havoc will George Wickham create when he appears on the scene?
Join our dear couple in this sweet Regency romance as they enter into a whirlwind courtship that will make you both laugh and sigh as they reach for their ‘happily ever after.’
This is Book 1 of the Darcy Versus Series and is read as a standalone.
REVISED PROFESSIONALLY EDITED VERSION!Dark curls and an unforgettably sweet laugh . . .In Book I of the series, Her Unforgettable Laugh, a trip to Hertfordshire brought Fitzwilliam Darcy face-to-face with the woman who had haunted his dreams for fivented his dreams for five years. Their chance meeting led to a courtship, in spite of those who wished to separate them. Now Elizabeth Bennet is traveling to London where she will be introduced to Darcy’s family and the ton. How will Elizabeth be received? Will their love flourish and grow or will new trials overwhelm them?
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They say that timing is everything . . . Their chance meeting at Pemberley helped Elizabeth Bennet to realize her true feelings for Mr. Darcy. That same meeting gave him the opportunity to show Elizabeth that he had taken her criticism to heart and o heart and made improvements to his behavior. Would this new start finally lead to their happily ever after?
How might the relationship between Elizabeth and Darcy have been different if they had become betrothed before Elizabeth learned of Lydia’s elopement? Would they have traveled to London together? Would Elizabeth have assisted in her sister’s recovery? Would Lydia and Wickham still have married or would there be another way to save Elizabeth’s youngest sister?
A Matter of Timing answers all those questions and more.
A Pride and Prejudice Short StoryStill reeling from Mr. Darcy's ill-fated proposal, a bewildered Elizabeth Bennet returns home to face yet another challenge: her sister Lydia has been invited to Brighton, putting her on the path towards the dastardlyhe dastardly Mr. Wickham. Confessing her newfound knowledge of Mr. Wickham's dealings summons a man she had hoped never to see again, Mr. Darcy.
Can a series of conversations change a disastrous outcome?
This short story is approximately 11,500 words.
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.
Things could not be better for Elizabeth Bennet. Fitzwilliam Darcy has risen in her estimations since she first met him the previous year and it appears his opinion of her is equally high. Their days at Pemberley are spent walking and talking—it is an altogether agreeable time.
But not all of Darcy’s guests are happy about his improving relationship with Miss Elizabeth. One in particular would do anything in her power to split them apart. And the worst thing? Lizzy herself may have provided the ammunition her enemy needs to destroy her chance at love.
Can Darcy and Lizzy overcome betrayal and mistrust to find the happy ending they deserve?
A Stay at Pemberley is a sweet clean regency variation, imagining what might have happened had Lizzy not been called away from Lambton so suddenly.
“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.
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?
What if Elizabeth Bennet had been even more inferior in Darcy’s eyes? When Elizabeth Bennet is overheard insulting her father’s cousin, she is faced with a difficult choice: accept a position that will forever lower her in the eyes of society or refu of society or refuse and prevent the only marriage that can save her family.
Fitzwilliam Darcy is aggrieved. He cannot comprehend why his aunt took it upon herself to engage a new governess for his sister without consulting him. Worse, it is clear from Lady Catherine’s letter that the girl is ill-bred and impertinent.
Darcy resolves that he shall not show the new governess an ounce of kindness and lenience—not after what happened with his sister’s last companion.
He had not reckoned on the girl being fine-eyed and in possession of a fierce intelligence he cannot help but admire. As the days pass, Darcy finds himself less and less able to control his feelings for the lovely young woman he admires above all others.
Will love conquer prejudice and a perceived lack of status?
And even then, could Elizabeth ever forgive Darcy for his actions when they first met?
Elizabeth Bennet has inherited a fortune large enough to ensure that she will live comfortably for the rest of her days.But all is far from rosy. Elizabeth must now navigate the treachery and duplicity of London society; of young ladies who are envioho are envious and young gentlemen who covet her new-found wealth.
One man stands out amongst all the others. At first, Elizabeth despises Fitzwilliam Darcy for his cruel words, but it soon becomes clear that she has misjudged him.
Nothing is easy for Darcy and Lizzy, as rumours abound and it becomes clear that some people will go to great lengths to keep them apart.
Can their love prevail?
Elizabeth Bennet's Secret Protector is a sweet, clean Regency variation.
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.
Make room, Mrs. Bennet. It's Charlotte's turn to play matchmaker for Mr. Darcy and her intimate friend, Elizabeth.Mr. Darcy has a second chance to court Miss Elizabeth Bennet after his disastrous marriage proposal, thanks largely to Mrs. Collins's tis. Collins's timely intervention. As a result of an incident at Rosings, Darcy and Elizabeth find themselves suddenly engaged to each other.
Elizabeth respects Mr. Darcy. She likes him very much. But, what if she fears she is not indeed in love with the gentleman? What if Elizabeth is persuaded she does not really know what love is?
Darcy’s heart belongs to Elizabeth. What must he do to convince her that her heart belongs to him?
§ Author's Note
Designed for Each Other is a fast-paced 50,000+ words story in which Darcy and Elizabeth explore the more sensuous aspects of their relationship. Print length is 300 pages.
A witty and cleverly crafted Pride and Prejudice Variation, Absurdities and Assumptions retells the story of the courtship between Elizabeth Bennet and Fitzwilliam Darcy. This classic couple’s romance is shaken off course when, shortly after leaving Hertfordshire, Darcy receives word that one of the Bennet sisters is engaged to the obsequious Mr. Collins. Darcy, a rich and powerful landowner, knows that Elizabeth is not a suitable match but, having already lost the battle with Cupid, he finds himself rushing back to the countryside. He is relieved to discover that it is Mary Bennet who is destined to become Mrs. Collins. But his path to happiness is still far from assured. Darcy may have resolved his internal struggle to accept Elizabeth’s as she is, but he must now overcome a rival and his own inability to interpret events around him. Filled with hilarious misunderstandings and mishaps, Assumptions and Absurdities is sure to entertain.
Pemberley’s ancient halls harbour many secrets. Which one will affect Fitzwilliam Darcy and the love of his life? How is Mr Bennet to enjoy the comforts of a well-stocked library, when his wife’s premature demise had left him with the task of finding suitable matches for their daughters? And what of a misleading encounter on a muddy lane in Hertfordshire, that renders a country-town assembly rather more tolerable than some might have thought?
Shades of mystery, meddlesome relations – not least a drenched Adonis – raillery, old errors and a very recent union make for a challenging courtship when Fitzwilliam Darcy is not on his own ground. Yet when love is the reward, challenges make it more worth the earning.
“A fraught courtship? So, let it be fraught,” Colonel Fitzwilliam said with a nonchalant flourish of his hand. “A good challenge never hurt anyone.”
A full-length clean romance centering around our dear couple, Mr. Darcy and Miss Elizabeth by Nora Kipling.Mr. Darcy has insulted her vanity, but when she needs him most, he will be her salvation.Set shortly after Jane falls ill upon going to Netherffalls ill upon going to Netherfield Park, Elizabeth follows and injures herself on the way, only to be rescued by one Mr. Darcy. She stays with her sister at Netherfield where they both convalesce together. While she is there, Elizabeth attracts unwanted attention to one of Netherfield Park’s other residents. Will scandal and gossip ruin her forever? And what part will Mr. Darcy play in saving her again?
This is a sweet, clean romance suitable for all lovers of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice.
Mr. Darcy knows he is immensely privileged.He deserves no less. He has been born to it. Great wealth, good breeding, handsome looks, expensive education. What more can he possibly want?Life is hard for Elizabeth Bennet.Harder than she ever imagined i>
Harder than she ever imagined it could be. All her hopes and dreams turned to ashes in the spring.
But she still has her pride. Once she has set her mind to a task, nothing will break her resolve — whatever the cost.
She is Elizabeth. Proud, independent, clever. She will not accept charity from a proud stranger, thank you very much.
So what happens when an irresistible force meets an immovable object, and Mr. Darcy wishes to convince Miss Elizabeth Bennet that her refusal is costing her dearly?
Love Changes Everything is an extended, complex novel of 93,000 words. It is a sweet and clean full-length Regency romance.
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?
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.
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?
REVISED, PROFESSIONALLY EDITED VERSION!Dark curls and an unforgettably sweet laugh . . . In Book 2 of the series, Laughter Through Trials, Darcy and Elizabeth celebrated their courtship as Elizabeth was introduced to the Fitzwilliam family and Londonilliam family and London society. Their sojourn in town held a few difficulties, but the strength of their love allowed them to face the challenges and outwit their enemies.
Now Darcy and Elizabeth are returning to Hertfordshire for their wedding and Elizabeth worries there is still one trial to be faced—Mrs. Bennet. Her mother refuses to prepare the simple, elegant affair the couple wishes for their wedding day. Will it be the day of their dreams or a disaster?
However, the wedding turns out, Darcy and Elizabeth are excited to begin their life together. The bright future before them fills their hearts with joy. Both know they will face periods of contentment and heartache, but united they will confront whatever comes their way. Will those they have previously encountered allow them to enjoy their happiness or will there be more misfortune for them to overcome?
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A Pride and Prejudice VariationMr. Darcy arrives at Longbourn, intending to correct the mistakes he made during his disastrous proposal in Hunsford. To his horror, he learns that Elizabeth Bennet was killed in a ship’s explosion off the coast of Fracoast of France—in an apparent act of sabotage. Deep in despair, he travels in disguise to wartime France to seek out the spy responsible for her death.
But a surprise awaits Darcy in the French town of Saint-Malo: Elizabeth is alive!
Recovering from a blow to the head, Elizabeth has no memory of her previous life, and a series of mistakes lead her to believe that Darcy is her husband. However, they have even bigger problems. As they travel through a hostile country, the saboteur mobilizes Napoleon’s network of spies to capture them and prevent them from returning home. Elizabeth slowly regains her memories, but they often leave her more confused.
Darcy will do anything to help Elizabeth reach England safely, but what will she think of him when she learns the truth of their relationship?
Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth Bennet meet in Ramsgate months before he appears at Netherfield with Charles Bingley and company. Edward Gardiner reveals the identity of Mr. Darcy and his sister and their trouble in Ramsgate is made known. Upon meeting again at the assembly in Meryton, heated words are exchanged at her knowledge of the Ramsgate debacle and Elizabeth comes to despise Mr. Darcy for his behavior. When he sees Elizabeth in Meryton upon Lieutenant Wickham’s arm, Mr. Darcy begins his campaign against her sister Jane’s relationship with Mr. Bingley. Not trusting the Bennet sisters nor their family, he seeks to remove the Bingley siblings and Mr. Hurst from Hertfordshire to London to protect his loved ones from further scandal.
Before Mr. Darcy can profess how ardently he loves and admires Elizabeth Bennet in Kent, Colonel Fitzwilliam reveals to the young lady the news that Darcy saved a dear friend from marrying the wrong woman. The colonel thinks perhaps it was Mr. Bingley and Elizabeth knows it must have been.
Hours later, Mr. Darcy proposes. She refuses him but the next day he meets her in the lane and gives her a letter before leaving abruptly for London.
When Elizabeth returns to Town, the letter has made all the difference in her feelings for Mr. Darcy but she cannot forgive him for the pain Jane suffers over the loss of Mr. Bingley. Can Colonel Fitzwilliam and Anne de Bourgh bring the obstinate lovers together again? Or will it take news from Brighton to help our dear couple see clearly they are the perfect match?
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.
Darcy may have been too late to prevent the elopement of his sister — but when he discovers Wickham’s evil plan, nothing is going to prevent him recovering her.And if one of the obstacles in his way is a fiery young lady with angry eyes — why, he wily eyes — why, he will save his sister anyway.
When she stumbles upon a young lady in grave peril, Elizabeth knows she must act. It takes only an instant to free the terrified girl, but it takes far longer to spirit her charge to safety, evading the two mysterious gentlemen in hot pursuit.
Elizabeth might not know the full story, but she has made a promise and must criss-cross the country to avoid being discovered. But she has not yet made the acquaintance of Georgie’s elder brother, Mr. Darcy. And she’s about to meet her match.
Darcy soon realises recovering Georgiana has merely compounded one difficulty upon another and he must mortify his pride and beg assistance from the young lady he once believed his enemy — the one who haunts his dreams and his waking hours.
Finally united in their wish to help his sister, propriety demands he must fight his growing desire. The tug of love pulls him this way and that… but what if the answer is simply to follow his heart?
Tug of Love is an extended, complex novel of 128,000 words. It is a sweet and clean full-length Regency romance.
A Tale of Uncharted Love on the Open Seas In this enchanting and highly original retelling of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, Elizabeth Bennet sets out for the new world aboard the grand ship Pemberley's Promise. She's prepared for an Promise. She's prepared for an uneventful voyage until a chance encounter with the handsome, taciturn Mr. Darcy turns her world upside down.
When Elizabeth falls ill, Darcy throws convention overboard in a plan that will bind them to each other more deeply than he ever could have imagined. But the perils of their ocean voyage pale in comparison to the harsh reality of society's rules that threaten their chance at happiness. When they return to the lavish halls of England, will their love survive?
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When Elizabeth Bennet is offered the chance to spend a summer in Aunt Gardiner’s hometown of Lambton in Derbyshire, she jumps at the opportunity. Weeks of tramping through woods and peaks while being free of her mother’s obsession with finding her a husband - what could be more perfect. But on her first day exploring Pemberley Woods, she has an unpleasant encounter with the arrogant master of Pemberley, Mr Darcy. Angry and offended when he orders her from his lands, she resolves to forget him.
Mr Fitzwilliam Darcy of Pemberley has received troubling reports of a thief who has been terrorising his tenants in Pemberley Woods. He returns from London earlier than he planned to find the culprit, but his search is interrupted by a young lady with sparkling eyes and a lively wit. Immediately drawn to her but horrified to think what might have happened if she’d encountered the thief while wandering through his lands alone, he orders her from the woods with more harshness than he intended.
Elizabeth soon makes a new friend in Lambton; a shy young girl who turns out to be none other than Georgiana Darcy, the younger sister of the arrogant Mr Darcy. Elizabeth is determined her unpleasant brother should not come between them and the two girls form a firm friendship. But as Elizabeth spends more time with the Darcys, she comes to realise there is more to Darcy than the aloof, haughty man she believed him to be. And the more Darcy is in her presence, the more bewitched he is and the more he struggles with his family’s desire that he marry a woman of high standing.
Their summer is threatened when Georgiana’s manipulative and controlling companion, Mrs Younge, determines to take Georgiana away to the seaside resort of Ramsgate despite Georgiana’s reluctance. When Georgiana resolves to stay in Derbyshire with Darcy and Elizabeth, Mrs Younge must change her plan and invites a former friend of the Darcys to Derbyshire whom Darcy hoped never to see again.
When Darcy’s old enemy returns to Derbyshire, his presence threatens to destroy Georgiana's life. Elizabeth and Darcy must put themselves at risk to save the girl they both love from a man who is determined to avenge himself on his former family. And Elizabeth comes to the painful realisation that even friends are not always what they seem.
The loving glances Elizabeth Bennet and Fitzwilliam Darcy exchange while at Pemberley, gives him the courage to ask her to marry him again. With his expectations of receiving a positive reply high, Mr Darcy sets off for the inn at Lambton, where Elize Elizabeth is staying with her Aunt and Uncle Gardiner. Unfortunately, he arrives to find Elizabeth alone and in tears, having just learned of Lydia's elopement with George Wickham.
Powerless to make Elizabeth an offer while disgrace hangs over the Bennet family name, Mr Darcy sets out to find the missing couple and make them marry.
With the help of his cousin, Colonel Fitzwilliam, and a handful of his most trusted soldiers, Darcy and the Colonel manage to trace Wickham; but where is Lydia?
As tempers rise and arguments ensue, events begin to overtake them resulting in one of the men being mortally wounded.
In this exciting, yet surprisingly touching story, lives are changed, and families are torn apart only to be pieced back together again. Now read on to discover where fate takes our hero's and heroines.
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.
‘Mr Darcy’s Resolve’ is a variation of Jane Austen’s much loved novel, ‘Pride and Prejudice’. After a fierce argument with her mother, Elizabeth flees from Longbourn in a state of tearful rage. She faces a troubling dilemma and is trapped by her feeer feelings of obligation to her family, whilst her rebellious, independent spirit is determined not to be subjugated into a loveless marriage. Just as she is at her lowest ebb, when all hope seems to have fled, she is surprised by the arrival of none-other than Mr Darcy. She knows very well that he views her and all her family with complete derision, and so she cannot understand why he is so kind and gentlemanly towards her that day.
It is the first time that she sees a different side to Mr Darcy, and she starts to develop a new insight into his character – and to realise that he is not as arrogant and unfeeling as she always previously assumed him to be.
From that day a new understanding grows between them, and Elizabeth begins to view him in a better light. Their relationship grows from that day forwards – though their path to happiness is by no means an easy one. Along the way they must face opposition from their families, clear up a damaging misapprehension, and overcome a scandal which could destroy all their hopes for their future. Nevertheless, through it all, Mr Darcy is absolutely resolved and utterly set upon a future with his beloved Elizabeth.
Hilarious and action-packed, this installment brings the Darcy and Bingley families to the year 1812 and the intrigues of the Napoleonic Wars. Darcy and Dr. Maddox go in search of Darcy's missing half-brother and land in a medieval prison cell.
Much to his dismay, Charles Bingley is left to hold the fort at Pemberley while his sister Caroline, Elizabeth, and Col. Fitzwilliam traverse Europe on a daring rescue. Meanwhile, Lady Catherine de Bourgh kicks up a truly shocking scandal.
One never knows what might happen next between the estates of Rosings and Pemberley.
When Elizabeth Bennet becomes violently ill after an unexpected visit by Lady Catherine de Bourgh at Longbourn, her health deteriorates rapidly. Now, with Miss Elizabeth's life on the line, Mr. Darcy is the only one with the connections and means to save her life...
Does Mr. Darcy bring help in time or is he too late? What caused Miss Elizabeth to be violently ill? And most importantly, who did it?
Pride and Prejudice and Poison is a 52,000 word novel with over 113,000 reads on another site. Print length is 368 pages.
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.
Revisits the Beloved Characters of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice in Marsha Altman's fourth novelWHIRLWIND OF PEMBERLEYThe comings and goings on their grand estate present endless challenges for Elizabeth and Darcy. Can they avoid scandal given thDarcy. Can they avoid scandal given the recent arrival of Mr. Darcy’s illegitimate brother Grégoire, Mr. Bennet’s advancing years, the younger George Wickham’s coming of age, and Dr. Maddox’s departure from his position with the Prince Regent even as his many secrets threaten to be discovered?
COURTSHIP OF MARY BENNET
After her disastrous trip to the continent resulted in a passionate romance and an unintended child, Mary Bennet finds herself back in England, living with the shameful title of unwed mother. Having given up on ever finding love, Mary is shocked to find herself pursued by a proper gentleman. But are his intentions true, or is Mary being led astray by her heart once again?
TORMENT OF GRÉGOIRE DARCY
Leaving his sheltered, peaceful life at a Benedictine cloister, Grégoire enters a world he never imagined. Thrust into Regency England’s secular society, Grégoire is overwhelmed. How can an inexperienced, single man stay true to himself while finding his place in a culture obsessed with matrimony?