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.
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.
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.
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.
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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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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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.
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.
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?
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
‘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.
Why is Mr. Darcy so keen to stand up for every dance? His animated performance is the highlight of the Meryton assembly. Everybody is delighted with him except for Elizabeth, who thinks him a worthless fribble and a bad influence on her younger sisters, and Miss Bingley, who does not like to see him dance and form friendships with others. Will their concurrence on this subject turn Lizzy and Miss Bingley into the best of friends? Will Mr. Darcy’s friendship exercise a good influence over Kitty and Lydia? Will theirs bring out the best in him? And will he and Elizabeth ever find any common ground, or are they destined to disagree over every little thing?
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.
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!
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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.
Charles Dickens meets Jane Austen in this retelling of the historical classic, Pride and Prejudice. Jane and Elizabeth Bennet are daughters of a country squire hoping to find love. Charles Bingley and Fitzwilliam Darcy are best friends and two of the most eligible bachelors to have visited the small town of Meryton in years. While this quartet struggles to find happiness and romance within the confines of Regency Era England, those who serve them struggle to survive. All the while, an evil sociopath lurks in the shadows impacting all those with whom he comes in contact. How those spared from this destructive force react to those who are less fortunate will reveal the virtuous from the apathetic. A portrait of the dichotomy between the wealthy and the poor, Courtship and Corruption, paints life using every available shade of emotional color.
Can a chance encounter lead to a second chance at happiness?After the disastrous proposal in Kent, Elizabeth wants nothing more than to forget all about Mr. Darcy. She never imagined to see the man again—and certainly not at a London bookshop! In towon bookshop! In town to visit her aunt and uncle, she is determined to escape the unexpected encounter with her dignity intact.
But there is no escape.
Mr. Darcy is shocked to be reunited with the one woman who captured his heart—and rejected his suit. At first, he is nervous to see her again, but he soon realises he has been given a second chance. A chance to make everything right. He wants to fix his previous mistakes and show Elizabeth that he is not the kind of man she believes him to be.
But when a family tragedy pulls Elizabeth back to Hertfordshire, will he ever get the chance to prove himself?
Chance Encounters is a full-length, sweet and clean regency romance novel that is suitable for all lovers of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice.
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?
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.