It is a truth universally acknowledged that all is fair in love and war.Mr. Darcy and Mr. Bingley have both fallen in love with the vivacious Elizabeth Bennet. Bingley is Darcy's best friend, but will that keep Darcy from pursuing arcy from pursuing the woman he wants more than anything in the world?
Darcy in Love and War is a Pride and Prejudice Variation novella based on Jane Austen's most romantic couple.
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 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?
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?
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.
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?
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.
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.
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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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?
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?
‘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.
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.”
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.
Fitzwilliam Darcy is desperate. Finally confronted with a woman who ignites all his hopes, he agonizes over the cruel trick of fate which placed her in a situation beneath his notice. The morning after the Netherfield ball, he resolves to put as much distance between himself and her as possible.
That very morning, however, Elizabeth's future is jeopardized by her father's untimely accident. With Mr Bennet unconscious and surrounded by concerned neighbors, Mr Collins presses his suit. Elizabeth's mother frantically demands her acceptance to secure the familiy's welfare. With so many witnesses to his proposal and everyone expecting her to make a practical choice, Elizabeth's reputation hangs in the balance.
Without her father to defend her refusal of Mr Collins, there is no one to speak up for her... except the last man in the world she would ever marry.
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?