This sequel to Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice spirits the reader away to Regency England, beginning as Darcy and Elizabeth arrive at Pemberley on their honeymoon. But Elizabeth had captured the heart of more than one man…what will that man’s swift arrival at Pemberley mean for the Darcys? Lady Catherine de Bourgh is intent on ensnaring a husband for her daughter scorned by Darcy; and Caroline Bingley, also rejected by Darcy, is determined to achieve greater importance in the world through marriage to an aristocrat—yet who is that tall, dark man who is “not quite a gentleman”? Kitty is turning into a woman, and her fine dark eyes are turned towards one who is out of her reach, while Jane and Bingley who had achieved perfect happiness on their marriage begin to find it retreating from their grasp. Mary, meanwhile, stakes her happiness on a union of true minds, only to discover that learning alone is a cold companion. And what is Lydia up to—and with whom? As this Pride and Prejudice sequel moves in interwoven stories from the end of 1812 to the end of 1815, new light is shed on much loved old characters, and new characters are introduced who will make thousands of friends.
‘Going Home to Pemberley’ continues the story of what happened next to the beloved characters of Elizabeth and Fitzwilliam Darcy from Jane Austen’s ‘Pride and Prejudice’. This story follows on from ‘Engaged to Mr Darcy’, though it is possible to read the second story without having read the first.
The story picks up from the day after their wedding day and follows the twists and turns of their lives, through the early months of their marriage. It is the story of how two people who love each other very much can sometimes still misunderstand one another – and can inadvertently hurt one another.
The story follows the couple as they both adjust to one another – and as Elizabeth becomes accustomed to the intimacies of married life. And as the reader might expect from two personalities with such strong wills, there are also misunderstandings and conflicts between them as they gradually become more familiar with one another.
‘His comment made Elizabeth wonder if William only wished to share a bed with her when he could be intimate with her – and some of her mother’s unhelpful words on the subject of marital relations crowded her mind. The thought made her flick her eyes across to William, but she hastily looked away again when she realised that his gaze was fixed upon her face. She remembered her mother had said that a husband would only come to his wife’s bed to engage in marital relations, and she wondered with dismay if that was all William wanted when he was so tender with her. She had enjoyed the closeness that they had shared on their wedding night, feeling that their discovery of one another had been more than an exploration of one another’s bodies, but also a growing understanding of one another and a union of their souls.’
This version sees a return of the dastardly Mr Wickham, as he once again plots against his nemesis and plans an awful revenge upon Darcy – by means of Elizabeth. This continuation also tells the story of what became of Lydia following her hasty marriage to Wickham. There is more insight into Georgiana’s timid personality, as well as some alarming disclosures concerning her heartbreak in the aftermath of her near-elopement with Wickham.
There are also appearances by many of the other characters from ‘Pride and Prejudice’, including Colonel Fitzwilliam, Lord and Lady Matlock, Caroline Bingley, and others too.
Please note: this story contains description of a sexual nature as well as some violent scenes. The story is approximately 158,000 words long.
Love and marriage abound as we revisit the delightful world of Pride and Prejudice. Become enchanted once again with familiar beloved characters brought back to life through this lighthearted version of a classic tale. Misconceptions begins where Jane Austen left off, with the undaunted Mrs. Bennet continuing her search to find rich and refined husbands for her unmarried daughters, Kitty and Mary. Meanwhile, Lady Catherine renews her duty to find a husband for Miss Anne de Bourgh. Will the girls cooperate with their mothers plans or will their hearts lead them elsewhere?
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
A Tale of Two Gentlemen's Marriages to Two Most Devoted Sisters Three days before their double wedding, Charles Bingley is desperate to have a word with his dear friend Fitzwilliam Darcy, seeking advice of a most delicate nature. Bingley is shocked wature. Bingley is shocked when Darcy gives him a copy of an ancient, illustrated book of sensual secrets—but it does tell him everything he needs to know.
Eventually, of course, Jane finds this remarkable volume and in utmost secrecy shows it to her dear sister Elizabeth, who goes searching for a copy in the Pemberley library...
By turns hilarious and sweet, The Darcys & the Bingleys follows the two couples and the cast of characters surrounding them. Miss Caroline Bingley, it turns out, has such good reasons for being the way she is that the reader can't help but hold her in charity. Delightfully, she makes a most eligible match, and in spite of Darcy's abhorrence of being asked for advice, he and Bingley have a most enduring and adventure-prone friendship.
Married for seven months, Darcy and Elizabeth are still madly in love. Their first journey south to Kent is upon them, and Elizabeth is distraught when she learns that Darcy has been corresponding with his aunt, Lady Catherine, in secret, agreeing to visit her without Elizabeth accompanying him.
What could Lady Catherine be up to now? And can Darcy make it up to Elizabeth, or must he endure a cold marriage bed for long?
This is a Pride and Prejudice sequel novella, with a sweet, lovingly intimate scene intended for readers 18+.
‘Engaged to Mr Darcy’ continues the story of Jane Austen’s much loved novel, ‘Pride and Prejudice’. It tells the story of what happened next after Elizabeth Bennet finally agreed to marry the tall, silent and mysterious Mr Darcy. The stubborn pair of lovers have travelled a long and difficult path to finally reach a better understanding of one another, and are now engaged to be married in only a matter of weeks. However, this does not mean that all obstacles and misunderstandings between Elizabeth and Mr Darcy are removed – far from it!
'That she, Miss Elizabeth Bennet, the impertinent country miss who had so vehemently rejected Mr Darcy when he had proposed to her the first time, could now be happily engaged to that same man only some seven months later, was astonishing when she thought over their shared history together. It seemed to her that they had spent much of their acquaintance at odds with one another, baiting one another with opposing views and strong wills on both sides. How now to deal with this enigmatic man, now that the war between them was over and a truce had been called?'
This ‘Pride and Prejudice’ continuation tells the story of their journey to a better understanding of one another, as well as the trials that they face on their way to the church altar. Not everyone is pleased to hear about their impending nuptials and there are various family members on both sides whom Elizabeth and Mr Darcy will need to win over. And naturally, there will still be disagreements between two such strong willed people as they become more familiar with one another and learn how to compromise. Up until now their conduct with one another has always been scrupulously proper, but now that Elizabeth and Mr Darcy have declared their love for one another, the friction between them ignites into passion when trouble stirs...
The day Fitzwilliam Darcy marries Elizabeth Bennet, he thinks his life is complete at last. Four months later, even greater joy appears on the horizon when Elizabeth finds out she is pregnant. But it is not long before outside forces intrude on theirude on their happiness. When the unthinkable happens, Elizabeth and Darcy must discover their love for each other all over again.
Romantic and insightful, Darcy's Temptation captures the original style and sardonic wit of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice while weaving its beloved characters into an exciting new tale. In a story set against the backdrop of the British abolitionist movement, family difficulties and social affairs weigh heavily on the newlyweds, and a dramatic turn of events forces Elizabeth to try to recapture Darcy’s love before the manipulative Cecelia McFarland succeeds in luring him away.