The timeless story of Fitzwilliam Darcy and Elizabeth Bennet is retold through this supernatural prequel, which begins when Fitzwilliam and Elizabeth are young children. Secret amulets and hidden powers create a suspense filled backstory to the lives of one of literature’s greatest love stories.
Young Fitzwilliam Darcy learns of his magical heritage just as his parents go to battle with their nemesis, while Elizabeth suffers the effects of a curse upon her family. Left to find their own confidantes, they each must learn the importance of independence at a young age.
Evil subterfuge involving gypsies, childhood friends, and even a vicar, forces them to question whom they can trust. Will they be able to accept the help of friends and family, as they forge their own destinies, or will their pride and prejudices keep them from learning the value of love?
Willow Hall Romance, Book 1A Pride and Prejudice Prequel NovellaShe needs a rescue. He is her only hope.But they will need Mr. Darcy's help for their plan to succeed.When Lucy Tolson's father dies, she must either marry quickly or goto live with her ither marry quickly or goto live with her uncle. For Lucy, there is only one choice, and hisname is Philip Dobney.
To be presented with an offer of marriage from a long time friend is shocking to be sure! But the thought is not unwelcome. Philip, who has recently received the living at Kympton, is in need of a wife, afterall, and Lucy is more than qualified to be a parson's wife.
However, what seems to be a simple solution soon becomes complicated when Lucy's uncle and Wickham show up with plans to gain enough moneyto cover debts and secure the living that Wickham at one time refused.Events from the past combined with threats in the present threaten totear Lucy and Philip apart unless Darcy can help his friends save theirblossoming love and rid Lucy of her uncle once and for all.
This book contains a bonus regency romance short story of about 5,900 words called Hope at Dawn.
The story And Then Love is approximately 22,000 words in length orabout 125 printed pages of story without front or back matter.
Every great love has a beginning. In Austen's Pride and Prejudice, we meet with perhaps the most sensible, caring relatives a lovelorn young woman could hope for: Mr and Mrs Gardiner. What is their story?Edward Gardiner has just been refused by the lsed by the lovely young woman he had intended to make his wife. Heartbroken and eager for a diversion, he accepts an invitation from his brother-in-law, Thomas Bennet, to accompany him along with his two eldest daughters to the north on family business. Gardiner's pleasure tour is interrupted, however, when his eldest niece falls ill and is unable to travel farther.
Stopping over in the scarcely remarkable village of Lambton, the men decide that Bennet must continue on, while Gardiner and the children remain. The only trouble is that Gardiner has not the least idea how he should care for one ailing niece and another who is ready to drive him to distraction... until he meets with Madeline Fairbanks.
MEETING ELIZABETH - Pride and Prejudice InspiredCorrections have been made! Thanks to certain reviewers, who proved to be more observant than my former editor.Miss Jane Austen began writing her novels when she was nineteen years of age. Three of theen years of age. Three of these, after being revised and rewritten in later years, were eventually published and are among the world’s best-loved books. It is well known that Jane Austen used familiar characters and scenes in her stories. Readers acquainted with both her life and works can connect the two, but attempts to identify the inspiration for her best-known characters, Elizabeth Bennet and Mr Darcy, have failed. That, of course, does not mean that there were no such individuals. Very few details of Jane’s early life remain, so we do not know what she may have done and whom she may have known.
But suppose Jane, then seventeen, accompanied her friend, Mrs Anne Lefroy, on a visit to Maybridge during the summer of 1793. She would have had an opportunity to meet Elizabeth, the delightful brown haired girl village girl, and the tall, dark, and proud young gentleman who was visiting nearby. She might attend dances and balls, and visit grand estates. No doubt romances would develop, but they would hardly proceed without some share of difficulty. They so rarely do.
Accepting a marriage proposal is merely the beginning . . . How did Lady Catherine restore Mr. Darcy's hope to prompt his second proposal? Did Caroline Bingley yield gracefully? Were the Bennets and Meryton citizens approving? Fitzwilliam Darcy and proving?
Embark on the journey as Darcy and Elizabeth overcome the rocky past and discover the depth of their love. Delight in budding passion and sweet romance. Enjoy the wedding planning and adventures during the initial weeks of their engagement.