In the wilds of Hertfordshire, Caroline Bingley knew that she was without equal--especially as the reputed "Bennet Beauties" failed to hold a candle to her beauty, fashion, and comportment. So why did she have to watch the gentleman of her dreams, Fitzwilliam Darcy, find himself ensnared by a pair of "fine eyes"? Even worse, it was not only Mr. Darcy that had been ensnared, but her brother as well, by the beautiful Miss Jane Bennet. The situation did not improve, to Caroline's dismay, as Miss Bennet's dinner invitation ends in her illness and the arrival of her impertinent sister, Miss Eliza.
It is on the last night of their stay, that tempers flare, and then cool with the knowledge that the Bennet sisters shall soon be gone from Netherfield, and away from Charles and Mr. Darcy.
Soon thereafter, rumours begin to spread of Miss Eliza and Mr. Darcy being seen in a compromising position at Netherfield! To Caroline's dismay, Mr. Darcy and Miss Eliza become engaged almost immediately, yet she cannot find it within her to accept defeat.
Join Elizabeth and Darcy as they ask themselves the most important questions that pertain to marriage, love, and family, while also making new friendships, and discovering each other's true character in a time of adversity.
This is a forced marriage novel that is approximately 80,000 words.
This novel contains approximately 1,00 words of a sample short story, that is currently untitled.
Pride and Prejudice Regency forced marriage scenario. While visiting her friend Charlotte at Hunsford cottage Elizabeth finds herself in a compromising situation with Mr Darcy. Forced by the unfortunate circumstances she had to reconsider his offer of marriage. Will she find happiness in a marriage to the man whom she professed to hate?
“I wish to apologize for my aunt’s behaviour,” Darcy said. “It was uncalled for.”
She raised an eyebrow. “Your aunt’s behaviour?”
“Yes, indeed. She has offended you gravely and you did nothing to deserve such treatment. I have never been engaged to my cousin. Neither did I ever have any romantic intentions towards her. I have never cared for the rumours that might have circulated about us. I have never denied them, though. I can see now that my attitude could have created the impression for some people, my aunt included, that I was willing to marry Anny one day. That has never been the case, I assure you. My intentions towards you were always honest.”
She cocked her head to the side. “Should I thank you then that you were noble enough to offer me marriage and not a position of another kind, as your aunt suggested to me?”
“You must be aware than many men in my position would have acted quite differently towards a young woman of your station. But no, I have never thought of offering you the position of my mistress.”
Elizabeth wrapped her hands around her middle and took a few steps away from him, murmuring to herself but loud enough for him to hear. “How very considerate of you.”
“You must be aware that you simply cannot leave for Hertfordshire before the two of us come to an understanding,” he said.
Elizabeth turned to face him. “Mr Darcy, I do not deny that we both found ourselves in a most unfortunate situation. My hope is that we shall come up with a solution which shall satisfy both parties.”
“Miss Elizabeth, I do understand that you were not expecting my initial proposal. You must see your good fortune now when the initial shock is gone. It is highly improbable either for you or your sister to ever encounter a man of my station in life willing to marry one of you.”
Elizabeth closed her eyes for a moment. Mr Darcy was stubborn. He refused to accept her decision. “Mr Darcy, I think that your aunt would be more than willing to forget about everything if only…”
“If only I married Anne,” he finished, interrupting her. “It is out of the question.”
“If only you said to Lady Catherine that you did not wish to marry me,” she continued, her voice patient, “I am certain that she would be more than happy to forget about all of it and silence all the gossip about our supposed secret meetings and engagement. I will return home and no one will ever hear anything about it. My reputation shall be saved, and we shall all forget about this most unfortunate situation.”
She stared into his face almost pleadingly, waiting for his response.
“You refused the money,” he said. “My aunt offered you a small fortune if only you were to leave silently. You refused. Is that true?”
“Why did you do it?”
“Is your intention to offend me even more than your aunt did, Mr Darcy?” she asked sharply.
He took a step towards her and looked deeply into her eyes. “Perhaps, after all, you did not wish to lose the very last chance of reconciliation with me.”
Elizabeth chuckled mirthlessly, shaking her head. “Your presumptuousness is truly astounding, sir. Do you truly think that everyone can be bought? I do not care for your fortune, Mr Darcy. I am not one to be bribed or bought.”
His only response was his gaze switching from her eyes to her mouth.
In marriage-minded Regency England, one simple word can ruin your life. Compromise! can bring down a virtuous maiden, like Miss Elizabeth Bennet, and her entire family along with her.When Elizabeth finds Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy outside Netherfield, aloerfield, alone and at his most vulnerable, she must make a quick decision to bend the rules of propriety to help him or turn her back on someone in need. Her tender heart reaches out to him and his wounded one grabs hold of her well-intentioned support. Discovery changes the course of their lives as Elizabeth is forced to accept a reluctant proposal of marriage from this man whom she has just barely begun to respect. Can Jane Austen’s most beloved couple reach a compromise that might turn a tenuous friendship into a loving marriage? Will it survive as desperate, unscrupulous, and foolish people alike set compromising machinations into motion for their own greedy ends?
Follow Elizabeth and Darcy in this novel-length Regency romance as J. Dawn King takes them through a sweet variation of Pride and Prejudice where compromises abound and outcomes will surprise you.
By the author of Amazon bestsellers A Father’s Sins and One Love, Two Hearts, Three Stories.
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Darcy may have been forced to marry Elizabeth Bennet — but nobody could force him to live with her.Enraged at the Bennet family's manipulation, Darcy takes his new wife to Pemberley and leaves her there. He returns to London, with every intention of every intention of making his life apart from her.
But as time goes on, he cannot avoid the feeling that he has left something very special in Derbyshire. Perhaps it is not just Pemberley he misses?
Estranged from her family, and now trapped in a marriage she never wanted, Elizabeth must make a new life alone. With her husband's family against her, she needs to take drastic measures if she is to find a way through this.
The only question is, does she want to escape from Darcy, or to him?
Can a family's betrayal ever be forgiven? And when a marriage starts without love, can love ever be found?
A Life Apart is a sweet and clean Regency Romance of 94,000 words.
One month to find a wife he can live with forever.Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy is desperate. If he doesn’t marry within 33 days, he loses guardianship of his sister to his cantankerous aunt Lady Catherine de Bourgh. His diligent search within the ton was ine ton was in vain, so he heads to the country with his mind filled with determination and his heart hoping for love.
Miss Elizabeth Bennet is desperate. Her father’s disinterest in their estate has resulted in concern for the future of her family. When circumstances become precarious, Elizabeth accepts an offer from the last man on earth she suspected would be interested in marriage to her.
Will the hero and heroine of Jane Austen’s Pride & Prejudice find their happily-ever-after when the odds and the wickedest of enemies are against them?
Follow Elizabeth and Darcy in this novel-length Regency romance as J. Dawn King takes them through a sweet adventure where their happiness comes only if they obey The Letter of the Law.
By the author of Amazon bestsellers Compromised! and The Abominable Mr. Darcy.
People will talk.When Mr. Darcy left Netherfield, he thought he would never see Elizabeth Bennet again. But a chance meeting brings them closer together. After an accident, he saves her life, only to ruin her reputation. Elizabeth still dislikes hh still dislikes him and fears that becoming Mrs. Darcy will be a fate worse than death.
Darcy's Winter Wedding is a variation of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice set in the Regency Era.