The Seasons of Serendipity are four years of imagined storyline for the Bennet daughters after supposing they lost their beloved father at the beginning of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice. From Longbourn to Pemberley traces the first year of their lives, as each daughter of Robert Bennet fights for her own happily ever after. This is a boxed set of the previously published A Winter Wrong, A Spring Sentiment, A Summer Shame, and An Autumn Accord designed specifically for readers who want to sit down and enjoy the story as one novel as the novellas were planned to fulfill a story arc this way.
The very worst has happened. Mr Bennet has died, leaving his wife and five young daughters bereft. The family estate, Longbourn, is now lost, entailed away and fifteen-year-old Elizabeth Bennet is to go two hundred miles away to live with strangers. George Darcy, repaying a debt of gratitude, has offered to take her to Pemberley, to live under the mantle of his care and be raised alongside his own daughter, Georgiana.
But on the day she is to leave Longbourn forever, young Elizabeth, grieving and confused, runs off into the Hertfordshire countryside. Fitzwilliam Darcy gives chase, telling his father he will have her back in an hour or two. Luck and fate, however, are not on his side and capturing Elizabeth Bennet turns out not only to be more difficult than he could ever have imagined, but events conspire to turn her little adventure into his worst nightmare.
The prideful man and the girl prejudiced against him, meet much earlier in this rethinking of Jane Austen’s masterpiece. Elizabeth grows up under the ever-watchful eye of Mr Darcy, from fifteen to twenty one. She errs and falters, there are stumbles and trips, but could this ‘disobedient little hellion’ one day become mistress of Pemberley and the keeper of his heart?
After her father's tragic demise, Elizabeth Bennet must find a position to support herself and her family. Miss Georgiana Darcy, it so happens, requires a companion and the normally quiescent girl stubbornly decides that none but Miss Bennet will do despite her brother's strong objections. As Miss Darcy begins to blossom under Elizabeth’s guidance, Mr. Darcy finds that he, too, is drawn to this fascinating and impertinent young woman. As their own relationship deepens Darcy wonders what charming abuse the forthright Miss Bennet will heap on his head next and confused about why, far from insulting him, he finds her uniformly delightful.
But Darcy feels honor-bound to his cousin Anne, and he is not the only one captivated by Elizabeth's charms. Soon, an acquaintance from the past reappears in Georgiana's life, and a foolish mistake might cost her everything. As Darcy and Elizabeth work together to rescue Georgiana, both struggle with the oppressive demands of their class and family duty as they risk losing each other forever.
"Miss Darcy's Companion" is the second stand-alone novel in the Pemberley Departures series. The novel is inspired by the author’s love for the works of Jane Austen and Georgette Heyer. With an authentic Regency style, sparkling, laugh-out-loud dialogue, and an original storyline that still adheres closely to canon, this "Pride and Prejudice" fan fiction variation is certain to delight those who enjoy British Classics and Regency Historical Romance.
"Miss Darcy's Companion" is approximately 115,000 words.
“You must marry her,” the stern voice said. “I need to gain control of her inheritance before she reaches her next birthday. It need not be a long marriage, but marry her you must.” Alone in the world, Elizabeth Bennet had to rely upon herself. Sh upon herself. She knew escape was the only way to ensure her safety. With the help of Longbourn’s faithful servants, Elizabeth disappeared from her home and the odious heir. She was determined to find a way to support herself and remain hidden until after her birthday.
Fortune smiled on Elizabeth when a series of events offered her the position of companion to Georgiana Darcy. In spite of her position, Elizabeth found herself attracted to her new employer. Could he ever see her as more than his sister’s companion? Sometimes Elizabeth thought Mr. Darcy might care for her, too, but would his attraction—if that is what is was—survive when he learned the truth about her?
Hidden away at Pemberley, would Elizabeth be able to remain safely concealed until coming of age? What surprises did the future hold for her?
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“When it comes to the heart, all logic is lost.”Elizabeth sacrificed everything. She married Mr. Collins after the death of her father as an attempt to keep Longbourn for her family, but at a terrible cost. She gave up so much more than her last namelast name once the gold band was placed upon her hand.
The only light in her life is the companionship of her young dog, Dash. He is there for her in a way that no one else is, though she worries as much for his safety as her own.
One day, Dash runs away, and Elizabeth finds him in Mr. Darcy's arms. Although she is drawn to Mr. Darcy's kindness, she is already married, and their attraction has to be put aside.
Everything changes after the sudden death of her husband.
Can Elizabeth leave her past behind to embrace a future with Mr. Darcy? Or will they be forced to be forever apart?
The Pom of Pemberley is a 53,000-word Regency romance novel. It is sweet and clean with a happy ending.
The third novella in the Seasons of Serendipity sees the Bennet sisters divided by countries, not counties. Still struggling to find family stability after the death of Mr. Bennet, Elizabeth joined with her new husband, Fitzwilliam Darcy, converts her honeymoon in Scotland into a mission of hiding Lydia's scandal. Jane Bennet, under the wing of Lady Matlock, learns that taking on the mantle of family champion comes with tight corset strings attached. Saving face in soirees with the Ton, Jane must fend off the talons of society's climber and discovers she has a much deeper decision to make about her own future.
This novella is similar in length to other books in the series, approximately 170 pages in paperback.
Thomas Bennet has left his daughters and wife at a terrible time, during the visit of Mr. Collins. A promise from the past saves the ladies and Mr. Darcy becomes better acquainted with Elizabeth Bennet as she now lives only a short distance from Pemb from Pemberley.
After a terrible accident, Elizabeth pursues her love of horse racing and refuses Mr. Darcy's stunning proposal. She must secure the future of the Bennet family but not by a marriage forged through necessity.
When Jane Bennet’s illness at Netherfield ends up not being just a trifling cold, but an epidemic that sweeps through Hertfordshire, the lives at Longbourn are turned upside down. Elizabeth Bennet finds herself lost without a cherished loved one and the interferences of one Fitzwilliam Darcy most aggravating. Combating the bombastic behavior of Mr. Collins, Elizabeth runs to London for the protection of her aunt and uncle. But acquaintances and introductions bring Mr. Darcy back into her life and Elizabeth discovers he might just mend her broken heart.
A sweetheart romantic novella, A Winter Wrong is the first in a series of seasonal episodes following the Bennet family after the loss of their patriarch. Winter explores the feelings of grief and loss we all have experienced, while still retaining a silver lining for that dark cloud.
After losing her father in autumn and falling in love with Mr. Darcy, Elizabeth Bennet quickly feels the frustrations of settling her newly widowed mother and making her debut in London society. Tackling adventures in three counties, the Bennet sisters find new paths opening up before them. A mistake by one sister places the whole family at risk and it takes the full Bennet family strength and friends they can rely on to help Darcy and Elizabeth march down that wedding aisle!
The fourth season of the Seasons of Serendipity and conclusion of the first year sees Elizabeth and Darcy reconcile the consequences of their honeymoon trip in Scotland with their family's future. Kitty Bennet and Georgiana Darcy have bonded over their training for debut in society, plus found a bit of mischief to create. When Darcy decides to help his wife mourn the one-year anniversary of her father's passing with a trip to Hertfordshire, he finds a whole new set of problems await them both regarding the widow Bennet.