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Lydia Bennet – Pride and Prejudice Variations

Untamed & Unabashed (Lydia Bennet's Story Book 1)
By Liza O'Connor

Elizabeth Bennet told her story in Pride and Prejudice. Now Lydia Bennet tells her side of her whirlwind marriage to Lieutenant Wickham. As the youngest of five daughters with a pittance of a dowry and no hope for a good marriage, it appears her life is doomed from the start. But Lydia refuses to accept such a possibility. She learns how to set herself apart from her sisters and gain the attention of young men. She hones charm and flirtation to an art. Willing to take risks, she manages to acquire a substantial dowry and marries her beloved Wickham. Yet, her life remains on the brink until she gains the patronage of a wealthy Duke trapped in a loveless marriage.

“Lydia was Lydia still; untamed, unabashed, wild, noisy and fearless.”
—quote by Elizabeth Bennet from Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

There is sexual content in this story.

Love's Fool: The Taming of Lydia Bennet: What Happened After Mr. Darcy's Persistent Pursuit (Longbourn Unexpected Book 2)
By Elaine Owen

What happens when England's most thoughtless girl, Lydia Bennet, marries the man most determined to reform her? Follow our headstrong anti-heroine to her marriage and her new life in Newcastle. This is a Pride and Prejudice alternate story, based on the events in Mr. Darcy's Persistent Pursuit.

The Duchess Lydia (Lydia Bennet's Story Book 2)
By Liza O'Connor

Thanks to the Duke of Rochester’s generosity and the death of Wickham, Lydia Bennet is now a wealthy, independent woman. When Lydia takes residence in the finest house in the West End, her brother-in-law, Darcy, is concerned that she is ‘over her head’.

Despite his concerns, Darcy retrieves his sister, Georgiana, from Pemberley and places her in Lydia’s home. The two young ladies, both recently widowed, form a strong sisterly bond and soon set out to find love again.

Unfortunately, the man Lydia wishes to marry, David, the Duke of Rochester, is already contracted to marry another woman. When Lydia discovers the fiancée plans to murder David and his sons, she rallies her servants and friends, determined to stop the murderess at all costs. Will Lydia’s love of David and his boys triumph, or will the “Lady of Death” continue her path of destruction? 

The Trouble to Check Her: A Pride and Prejudice Variation
By Maria Grace

Lydia Bennet faces the music…Running off with Mr. Wickham was a great joke—until everything turned arsey-varsey. That spoilsport Mr. Darcy caught them and packed Lydia off to a hideous boarding school for girls who had lost their virtue.It would imp
It would improve her character, he said.

Ridiculous, she said.

Mrs. Drummond, the school’s headmistress, has shocking expectations for the girls. They must share rooms, do chores, attend lessons, and engage in charitable work, no matter how well born they might be. She even forces them to wear mobcaps! Refusal could lead to finding themselves at the receiving end of Mrs. Drummond's cane—if they were lucky. The unlucky ones could be dismissed and found a position … as a menial servant.

Everything and everyone at the school is uniformly horrid. Lydia hates them all, except possibly the music master, Mr. Amberson, who seems to have the oddest ideas about her. He might just understand her better than she understands herself.
Can she find a way to live up to his strange expectations, or will she spend the rest of her life as a scullery maid?

Sweet Regency Romance

Lydia Bennet's Blog: the real story of Pride and Prejudice
By Valerie Laws

PRAISE FOR LYDIA BENNET'S BLOG:'I've been reading LYDIA while having my chemo this afternoon. I laughed out loud. Several times - while HAVING CHEMO!!! It's brilliant. Such a clever idea and so engagingly written. This could be a really big book.' Liig book.' Linda Gillard, author of kindle best-seller 'House of Silence'

‘I was alternately laughing out loud and gasping at the sheer, bold brilliance of it. I loved it for its irreverence, its humour, its intelligence and its energy. Prepare to be amused, entertained, and dazzled. A very good read indeed.' Catherine Czerkawska, award-winning novelist and playwright for stage and BBC Radio 4.

'It’s actually really, really funny. … It’s got a clever literary game going on, and it’s more than just updating it to teenspeak… there’s something almost steampunky going on here… See for yourself!’ Paul Magrs, novelist (including Dr Who novels)

ABOUT THE BOOK:

If you enjoyed ‘Lost in Austen’ or ‘Clueless’, you’ll love Lydia, the streetwise youngest Bennet, a modern teen living in Regency times. She’s funny, flirty, rebellious, obsessed with fashion and fit boys, and a force to be reckoned with. Find out what really happened behind the scenes in Pride and Prejudice as Lydia schemes to save herself and her clueless family from a cash-free future, and to get her man, the supremely sexy bad boy Wickham. By an odd quirk of history, Lydia’s generation use our teen-speak, though with Regency derivations. Whether you love or loathe Jane Austen or just like a good laugh, you’ll enjoy Lydia’s conniving, eavesdropping, Mr Collins-outing, Pa-baiting, shamelessly flirtatious and outrageous adventures.

The Bad Miss Bennet: A Novel (Pride and Prejudice)
By Jean Burnett

Picking up where Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice left off, The Bad Miss Bennet takes readers on a wild Regency romp with Lydia Wickham, née Bennet, who finds herself in dire need of a new husbandLydia was never the most upstanding of the Bennet siss never the most upstanding of the Bennet sisters, but who ever said that moral rectitude was fun?   

At least she bested her elder sisters and was the first to get married.  She never could understand what all the fuss was about  after she left Brighton with her gallant.  It is a shame, though, that Mr. Wickham turned out to be a disappointing husband in so many aspects, the most notable being his early demise on the battlefields of Waterloo.  And so Lydia, still not yet twenty and full of enterprising spirit, is in urgent need of a wealthy replacement.  A lesser woman, without Lydia's natural ability to flirt uproariously on the dance floor and cheat seamlessly at the card table, would swoon in the wake of a dashing highwayman, a corrupt banker, and even an amorous Prince Regent.  But on the hunt for a marriage that will make her rich, there's nothing that Lydia won't turn her hand to.  In the meantime, she has no qualms about imposing on her sister Elizabeth's hospitality at Pemberly.  After all, what is the point of having all that fine fortune if not to aid a poor, newly widowed younger sister?   

While Lydia rattles around the continent from Paris to Venice and to the home of the disgraced Princess of Wales in Italy and back again to Darbyshire, you, dear reader, will be greatly diverted by the new adventures of Jane Austen's consummate and incorrigible anti-heroine, who never ceases to delight.

Third Impressions: A Modern Tale of Pride & Prejudice's Character Lydia Bennet (Volume 2)
By Ney Mitch

Now that Whistler has let her continue to read the diaries of Harriet Price and Byron Clymber, he is beginning to influence Lauren Bennet in other ways. She begins to open up to both her co-workers, reach out to her family again, and even find a way to be warm to Dorian Darcy. However her gathering boldness and change of personality will also inspire her to stand up to the demon from her past: Mr. Wickham. Here comes the second part of Lauren Bennet's tale, which, according to her, was a tale that would never be told.

Lydia: The Wild Girl of Pride & Prejudice
By Natasha Farrant
  • THE CHICKEN HOUSE

A spirited, witty and fresh reimagining of Jane Austen's Prideand Prejudice! Lydia is the youngest Bennet sister and she's sick of country life - instead of sewing and reading, she longs for adventure. When a red-coated garrison arrives in Merryton, Lydia's life turns upside down. As she falls for dashing Wickham, she's swept into a whirlwind social circle and deposited in a seaside town, Brighton. Sea-bathing, promenades and scandal await - and a pair of intriguing siblings. Can Lydia find out what she really wants - and can she get it?

Lydia Bennet's Story: A sequel to Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice
By Jane Odiwe

In Lydia Bennet's Story we are taken back to Jane Austen's most beloved novel, Pride and Prejudice, to a Regency world seen through Lydia's eyes where pleasure and marriage are the only pursuits. Lydia's dream of following the regiment to the fashionable resort of Brighton comes true, she is soon the darling of all the officers and tempted not only by a handsome royal dragoon, but drawn to the irresistible charms of one already well known to her. But the road to matrimony is fraught with difficulties and even when she is convinced that she has met the man of her dreams, she quickly discovers that her hero is not the man she believes him to be. Before long his reputation has her running back to Hertfordshire to be reunited with Bennets, Bingleys and Darcys, meeting once again for a grand ball at Netherfield Park. Will she resolve her problems to find happiness or will the shocking truth about her husband cause the greatest scandal of all?

The Epic Adventures of Lydia Bennet: A Novel (Lizzie Bennet Diaries)
By Kate Rorick, Rachel Kiley

Based on the Emmy Award­-winning “genius” (The Guardian) web series, The Lizzie Bennet Diaries, this is a new novel starring Lizzie’s spunky sister Lydia as she navigates the joys and pitfalls of becoming an adult in the digital age.Before her older >
Before her older sister, Lizzie, started her wildly popular vlog, Lydia was just a normal twenty-year-old plotting the many ways she could get away with skipping her community college classes and finding the perfect fake ID. She may not have had much direction, but she loved her family and had plenty of fun. Then Lizzie’s vlog turned the Bennet sisters into Internet sensations, and Lydia basked in the attention as people watched, debated, tweeted, tumblr’d, and blogged about her life. But not all attention is good…

After her ex-boyfriend, George Wickham took advantage of Lydia’s newfound web-fame, betrayed her trust, and destroyed her online reputation, she’s no longer a naïve, carefree girl. Now, Lydia must work to win back her family’s trust and respect and find her place in a far more judgmental world.

Told in Lydia’s distinctive, eccentric, and endearing voice, The Epic Adventures of Lydia Bennet picks up right where The Secret Diary of Lizzie Bennet left off and “offers a fresh take on Pride and Prejudice without ruining it” (The Washington Post, on The Secret Diary of Lizzie Bennet). Featuring fresh twists, wonderful new characters, and scores of hilarious texts, doodles, and tweets, The Epic Adventures of Lydia Bennet takes you behind the webcam and into the lives of your favorite sisters in a way that’s sure to satisfy existing fans and delight new ones.

Lydia Bennet's Story: A Sequel to Pride and Prejudice
By Jane Odiwe

Celebrate the 80th birthday of Regency Romance with great books from Sourcebooks Casablanca!Lydia Bennet is the flirtatious, wild and free-wheeling youngest daughter. Her untamed expressiveness and vulnerability make her fascinating to readers who'lladers who'll love this imaginative rendering of Lydia's life after her marriage to the villainous George Wickham. Will she mature or turn bitter? Can a girl like her really find true love?

In Lydia Bennet's Story we are taken back to Jane Austen's most beloved novel, Pride and Prejudice, to a Regency world seen through Lydia's eyes where pleasure and marriage are the only pursuits. But the road to matrimony is fraught with difficulties and even when she is convinced that she has met the man of her dreams, complications arise. When Lydia is reunited with the Bennets, Bingleys, and Darcys for a grand ball at Netherfield Park, the shocking truth about her husband may just cause the greatest scandal of all ...

"A breathtaking Regency romp!"-Diana Birchall, author of Mrs. Darcy's Dilemma

Lydia Bennet's Lusty London Lark-About
By Cleo Boudreaux

When Lydia Bennet runs off to London with Mr. Wickham to have fun, the last thing she expects is what he expects.Torn from the pages of "Pride and Prejudice" because they would have been too embarrassing for Jane Austen to write, here is the could-bethe could-be-true story of what happened to Lizzie's sister, Lydia Bennet, when she ran off to London with the randy Mr. Wickham and his swagger stick.

For Adults Only, this short story is a send-up, a parody, a bit of fluff, much like what's contained in Lydia's head, and shows what happens when a girl just wants to have fun.

Graphic. You know it must be.

LYDIA BENNET'S DISGRACE
By JULIE M. BRONSON

After learning of Lydia Bennet and George Wickham’s elopement, Fitzwilliam Darcy returned to town to find the couple and make them marry, but he was unsuccessful. He had seen the look of heartbreak on Elizabeth Bennet’s face and knew that unless he could arrest the scandal, the Bennets would be ruined as well as the daughters chances for marrying well. This affected Darcy because he was in love with Elizabeth and his friend Charles Bingley was in love with her elder sister, Jane.

After several weeks looking, Darcy discovered Miss Elizabeth working in town and they joined to again look for the couple and discover who was behind the sinister plan to destroy the Bennet family. In a story fraught with danger and intrigue, there was no guarantee that they would succeed.

The Stubborn Pride of Lydia Bennet: A Pride and Prejudice Sequel
By Carrie Mollenkopf

Lydia Bennet has managed to find a husband just before her sixteenth birthday and before her elder sisters. However, she quickly finds that the old warnings of the risk in marrying in haste are true. Soon, her prince Charming's golden glow becomes tarnished by reality. George Wickham is not the gentleman he pretends to be. The youngest Bennet must depend on her personal pride and stubborn streak to survive when her life is turned upside down. Lydia's trials take her from the cold North of England to the Outback of Australia. Will the happiness she seeks be realized or will her dreams become the things of nightmares?

Lydia Bennet's Story: A Sequel to Pride and Prejudice
By Jane Odiwe

Lydia Bennet is the flirtatious, wild and free-wheeling youngest daughter. Her untamed expressiveness and vulnerability make her fascinating to readers who'll love this imaginative rendering of Lydia's life after her marriage to the villainous George Wickham. Will she mature or turn bitter? Can a girl like her really find true love?

In Lydia Bennet's Story we are taken back to Jane Austen's most beloved novel, Pride and Prejudice, to a Regency world seen through Lydia's eyes where pleasure and marriage are the only pursuits. But the road to matrimony is fraught with difficulties and even when she is convinced that she has met the man of her dreams, complications arise. When Lydia is reunited with the Bennets, Bingleys, and Darcys for a grand ball at Netherfield Park, the shocking truth about her husband may just cause the greatest scandal of all ...

"A breathtaking Regency romp!"
-Diana Birchall, author of Mrs. Darcy's DilemmaLydia Bennet is the flirtatious, wild and free-wheeling youngest daughter. Her untamed expressiveness and vulnerability make her fascinating to readers who'll love this imaginative rendering of Lydia's life after her marriage to the villainous George Wickham. Will she mature or turn bitter? Can a girl like her really find true love?

In Lydia Bennet's Story we are taken back to Jane Austen's most beloved novel, Pride and Prejudice, to a Regency world seen through Lydia's eyes where pleasure and marriage are the only pursuits. But the road to matrimony is fraught with difficulties and even when she is convinced that she has met the man of her dreams, complications arise. When Lydia is reunited with the Bennets, Bingleys, and Darcys for a grand ball at Netherfield Park, the shocking truth about her husband may just cause the greatest scandal of all ...

"A breathtaking Regency romp!"
-Diana Birchall, author of Mrs. Darcy's Dilemma

The Scandalous Miss Lydia Bennet
By Patti Wigington

Lydia Bennet is well known to readers of Jane Austen's "Pride and Prejudice" as Lizzie's foolish and scandalous younger sister. But is it possible that Lydia's outrageous behavior is all a disguise? As Lydia charms her way into the heart of Mr. Wickham, laughing merrily, she may well be dancing into the path of danger.