Mr. Darcy loved Elizabeth Bennet, once. But when misunderstandings drove them apart, he could not mend the rift. Miss Bennet insisted she would never care for him. He resolved to forget the fire in her dark eyes, though it seemed impossible.While Mr. />While Mr. Darcy fulfills family expectations and marries Miss de Bourgh, Elizabeth Bennet finds solace in the arms of a young explorer — whose unseemly connection to the de Bourgh family is a hidden embarrassment. The years are not kind. Before her 24th birthday, Elizabeth is left widowed and childless.
Forced by unfortunate circumstance to meet Mr. Darcy again at Pemberley, she finds him widowed with a daughter. Catherine Darcy is so like her father, it takes Elizabeth's breath away. She soon forms a close bond with the motherless girl, and Mr. Darcy cannot help but notice. In fact, he can scarcely take his eyes off Elizabeth.
He kept his passion hidden away for years, but Mr. Darcy's heart will not be denied a second time.
And the fire in Elizabeth's eyes has only grown stronger.
Could a flame still burn for him?
The Journey to Pemberley is a sweet and clean Pride & Prejudice variation full-length novel. It features amusing wits, proud men, familial dramatics, and above all else, a second chance for true love between our dear couple and an happily-ever-after.
Nature's a fickle thing. When four days of rain occur earlier in Jane Austen's Pride & Prejudice to trap Jane and Elizabeth Bennet at Netherfield Park, new romances, misunderstandings, and alignments are made. Volatile tempers never did well cooped up together. Not even when there's a chessboard to help pass the time.
Fall in love with the romance of Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth Bennet all over again in this new variation by author Elizabeth Ann West. A stand-alone novel of over 300 pages in paperback, this story is sure to make you sigh and swoon many times over!
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Elizabeth Bennet slipped into the library at Netherfield Park for her sixth time in three days. With her sister Jane on the mend, she could not cease her curiosity for the chessboard. As soon as Jane fell asleep, she left her sickbed to check the progression of the game with her unknown opponent.
Beneath the expansive double set of windows, looking out on the south side of the property, sat the rosewood carved chess set. Elizabeth spied the board on her first afternoon in the grandest estate in all of Hertfordshire. She had not meant to start a game, with anyone, but resisting the urge to move a single white pawn proved to be too great a temptation. Returning a few hours later to replace the novel she had finished by Jane's side as her sister lay suffering with fever, Elizabeth stood stunned to find someone had responded in kind. Black's corresponding pawn rested two squares away from the starting line to face hers. Soon Elizabeth found herself eager to return to the library every few hours to continue the clandestine game.
The board stood deep in the throes of a true battle with black's knight decimating her numbers. The most clever Bennet daughter carefully read the positions of her pieces and considered her options. Her mysterious opponent was of the aggressive sort, but not blinded by the taking of just any piece. She had offered up both a pawn and a knight and the opponent did not fall distracted by the easy kill. Therefore, the only way to beat him or her was to lay a trap of the wickedest kind; Elizabeth would sacrifice her queen in four moves.
Smiling to herself, she chose her move and a calling voice from outside the library made her hastily select another novel. Perhaps a servant was looking for her and Jane had not slept long? Either way, her bishop sat ready to take the opponent's offending knight and she would have to wait to see the next move of her anonymous enemy.
Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy of Derbyshire frowned when he noticed Elizabeth Bennet leaning over his chess game with Bingley. She had not noticed him sitting solitarily in the far corner with his book and brandy. Being a master at averting the attentions of Miss Bingley granted him an ability to turn into proverbial wallpaper when he willed it so. A swirl of the amber liquid kept him occupied as he sat astounded the woman would dare to move the pieces of a game she was not a party to!
He had meant to say something, but too quickly she moved a piece and then scurried out of the library, leaving him once more to his own company. Groaning, he finished his drink and supposed he could set the board back to the last position. One gift he held included memorizing even the slightest glimpse of a picture. Darcy felt confident he could reset the piece she dared touch, but when he reached the board, he paused. She had not moved a piece randomly. She had made a very cunning move forcing him to choose between sacrificing his knight or his rook!
A knot of understanding twisted tighter in his gut. That he was already in very grave danger of more than a passing fancy with this dark-haired, bright-eyed creature was a foregone conclusion, but now he was in the thralls of a very thrilling chess match with a worthy opponent. And the worthy opponent was none other than that dark-haired, bright-eyed creature Elizabeth Bennet.
NOTE: 'Darcy Chooses - The Complete Novel' includes the prequel 'Darcy and Bingley' and 'Darcy Chooses Parts 1 and 2.' And the sequel 'Elizabeth's Choice' (Darcy and Elizabeth Series Book 4) is now available on Amazon.In this Pride and Prejudice Varrejudice Variation, Jane Austen’s hero, Fitzwilliam Darcy, meets Miss Elizabeth Bennet before coming to Netherfield Park with his friend Charles Bingley. The last thing Darcy was looking for was a wife. However, he found he was unable to forget the young woman with the chestnut curls and flashing eyes that tempted him almost beyond decorum.
Darcy would give his life for the woman to whom he lost his heart. Appalled that there came a need to protect her from an old foe, Darcy will move heaven and earth to not only protect Elizabeth, but he will do everything in his power to marry his beloved as well. But will he be able to do that in the face of his worst enemy?
In this sweet Regency romance are there times that Miss Elizabeth displays an unreasonable temper? Yes, there are, and when they occur between two very passionate people, trouble and misunderstandings result. Can these two rise above their disagreements and achieve peace? And can the two work together to resolve the disaster that has come upon the Bennet family?
He’s on the hunt for a bluestocking, and she is no man’s fool.Fitzwilliam Darcy, heir to a barony, must put aside his hatred for attention and Society and find a wife. Deemed the most eligible bachelor of the Season, he seeks high and low for a well- for a well-bred, intelligent woman to replace the one he determined unsuitable.
Elizabeth Bennet used to be certain of her judgement. In one day, everything changed. Her family might be in danger, and she needs a confidant. When she meets Darcy again and again in the groves of Rosings, her head says to tell Darcy everything, but her heart wonders if she can trust him.
As the clock works against them, can they find what they need in one another? Or will the duties of family and lingering secrets separate them?
Mr. Darcy’s Bluestocking Bride is the long-awaited newest release from Rose Fairbanks. Combining Regency era research and romance, this Austen-inspired novel will pull you into the Pride and Prejudice world and make you never want to leave.
Charge up your Kindle and relax into the world of cravats and breeches with Mr. Darcy’s Bluestocking Bride.
*Note: This is a long novel and the first in a series. The Pride and Prejudice and Bluestockings series will follow Darcy and Elizabeth's love and marriage as they create a Bluestocking Club for intellectual women.
Length: Long novel, 100,500 words, 610 pages print.
When Elizabeth Bennet becomes violently ill after an unexpected visit by Lady Catherine de Bourgh at Longbourn, her health deteriorates rapidly. Now, with Miss Elizabeth's life on the line, Mr. Darcy is the only one with the connections and means to save her life...
Does Mr. Darcy bring help in time or is he too late? What caused Miss Elizabeth to be violently ill? And most importantly, who did it?
Pride and Prejudice and Poison is a 52,000 word novel with over 113,000 reads on another site. Print length is 368 pages.
Why is Mr. Darcy so keen to stand up for every dance? His animated performance is the highlight of the Meryton assembly. Everybody is delighted with him except for Elizabeth, who thinks him a worthless fribble and a bad influence on her younger sisters, and Miss Bingley, who does not like to see him dance and form friendships with others. Will their concurrence on this subject turn Lizzy and Miss Bingley into the best of friends? Will Mr. Darcy’s friendship exercise a good influence over Kitty and Lydia? Will theirs bring out the best in him? And will he and Elizabeth ever find any common ground, or are they destined to disagree over every little thing?
‘A Better Impression – A Pride and Prejudice Variation’“People do not die of little trifling colds!” exclaims Mrs Bennet in Pride and Prejudice. However, in this variation of Austen’s much-loved book, Jane’s illness is not simply a cold, but instead but instead becomes a life threatening sickness that threatens to take her life.
Elizabeth begins to feel increasingly desperate for solutions as she attempts to take care of her sister – and Mr Darcy is the unlikely ally who offers his help. From that moment onwards Elizabeth begins to see a different side of Mr Darcy, and to gain a better impression of him than she had before. Of course, the wayward pair still continue to have their disagreements, and their relationship is by no means an easy one, but from that day onwards Elizabeth is forced to see that Mr Darcy is not merely the proud, disagreeable man she had assumed he was.
In fact, the fate of every one of the characters in the story is inevitably altered as a consequence of Jane’s illness. Mr Bennet is forced to face up to his own negligence, whilst Mrs Bennet is made to see the error of her ways. Likewise, Charles Bingley develops a new sense of determination during the days he spends worrying over Jane, whilst Mr Darcy begins to see how his reserved behaviour is perceived by others.
In this variation Elizabeth and Georgiana become firm friends, and their friendship gives Georgiana the confidence she needs to face Mr Wickham’s treacherous charm. Finally both Darcy and Elizabeth recognise their feelings for one another – but there are still trials and misfortunes for the pair to overcome before they can find their happiness with one another...
This story is approximately 87,000 words long.
This Pride and Prejudice variation features our favorite characters Fitzwilliam Darcy, Elizabeth Bennet, Charles Bingley, and Jane Bennet but in a little different setting of humor and romance.In attending the Meryton Assembly, Jane Austen’s hero Fitn’s hero Fitzwilliam Darcy finds that he is attracted to Elizabeth Bennet, so much so that he asks her to dance twice that evening. Rather than try to avoid the young woman, Darcy seeks her attention with the intent of marrying her. Caroline Bingley, though, has plans of her own to marry him and become the mistress of Pemberley by hook or crook. What will be the repercussions of her attempted compromise that goes catastrophically awry?
And what kind of havoc will George Wickham create when he appears on the scene?
Join our dear couple in this sweet Regency romance as they enter into a whirlwind courtship that will make you both laugh and sigh as they reach for their ‘happily ever after.’
This is Book 1 of the Darcy Versus Series and is read as a standalone.
Darcy and Elizabeth - A Promise Kept is a Pride and Prejudice variation. Not a simple retelling, it is an intriguing new story that does not follow canon. It is rated for mature audiences. Five years after his disastrous proposal at Kent, Fitzwilliam Fitzwilliam Darcy receives a letter from Charles Bingley regarding a promise made when their friendship ended. Should Darcy keep the promise, it will throw him into the company of the one woman he has struggled for years to forget—Elizabeth Bennet.
Having just entered a secret agreement with Lady Markham, will Darcy put his future in jeopardy by stepping in to help Bingley? Has time and distance helped him overcome his regard for Elizabeth, or will he fall as madly in love with her as before?
Is true love to be found in a promise kept?
Mr. Darcy has received word of an impending marriage between Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Collins. He leaves for Longbourn immediately to confess his feelings, and stop the wedding. Will he make it in time? And if he does, will his passionate words be re received as he hopes?
Mr. Darcy has tried once to win Elizabeth Bennet's hand, but bungled his proposal badly. Before he has a chance to attempt again and convince her of his ardent love, he is sent a missive telling him that she is engaged to be married to Mr. Collins. Knowing the man to be annoying at best, and repugnant at worst, Mr. Darcy rides for Longbourn to plead his case.
Elizabeth Bennet could desire no man in the world less than Mr. Collins, but locked in her room until the wedding, she may not have a choice in the matter. Bereft and miserable, she awaits her fate, until one day, a familiar figure comes calling at her window...
With Jane's help, Mr. Darcy makes Elizabeth a proposal, although one that is very different his last: come under his protection, and he will present her to society in London, giving her a season amongst the ton to find a husband that better suits her than Mr. Collins. He offers her a dowry, a companion to protect her reputation, and boarding at Darcy House in the finest district in London.
Will she accept his generous offer to escape the odious Mr. Collins? And if she does, what treachery lies in wait for her in London, where the gossip cuts all ways, and scandal is around every corner?
Old enemies and fan favorites abound for lovers of Jane Austen's work, in this 75,000 word, stand-alone, happily-ever-after variation!
This is a sweet, clean romance suitable for all lovers of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice.
Elizabeth Bennet has inherited a fortune large enough to ensure that she will live comfortably for the rest of her days.But all is far from rosy. Elizabeth must now navigate the treachery and duplicity of London society; of young ladies who are envioho are envious and young gentlemen who covet her new-found wealth.
One man stands out amongst all the others. At first, Elizabeth despises Fitzwilliam Darcy for his cruel words, but it soon becomes clear that she has misjudged him.
Nothing is easy for Darcy and Lizzy, as rumours abound and it becomes clear that some people will go to great lengths to keep them apart.
Can their love prevail?
Elizabeth Bennet's Secret Protector is a sweet, clean Regency variation.
Charles Dickens meets Jane Austen in this retelling of the historical classic, Pride and Prejudice. Jane and Elizabeth Bennet are daughters of a country squire hoping to find love. Charles Bingley and Fitzwilliam Darcy are best friends and two of the most eligible bachelors to have visited the small town of Meryton in years. While this quartet struggles to find happiness and romance within the confines of Regency Era England, those who serve them struggle to survive. All the while, an evil sociopath lurks in the shadows impacting all those with whom he comes in contact. How those spared from this destructive force react to those who are less fortunate will reveal the virtuous from the apathetic. A portrait of the dichotomy between the wealthy and the poor, Courtship and Corruption, paints life using every available shade of emotional color.
She was everything he ever wanted...if only she was not his best friend's sister.As any honourable gentleman knows, a friend's sister is untouchable. It is a code that Fitzwilliam Darcy has never had an issue with until now. However until now. However, Elizabeth Bennet might be enticing enough to risk not only disinheritance from his father and the displeasure of his entire family but also the loss of his best friend's trust.
To Elizabeth, her brother's friend, Will, is as pompous as the day is long. However, he is also enigmatic, and soon, she finds herself drawn to his complexities. Unexpectedly, she falls hard and fast for this young heir of a vast estate, but at sixteen, she has never been in London society before and is new to all its deceptions and games. Will she be able to decipher who to trust or will her heart pay the ultimate price?
Pledged is the first volume in Rose Fairbanks' newest novella series, Loving Elizabeth. If you are a busy reader who likes stories of young lovers sprinkled with family drama and intrigue, this new JAFF series is for you. Buy your copy today!
*Note this is a novella at 23,500 words and 150 pages as a paperback.
"Whatever you think of me, Miss Bennet, I can assure you, it is not my habit to occupy bathing rooms with maidens."By some sort of benevolent twist of fate, Fitzwilliam Darcy and Elizabeth Bennet find themselves locked in a bathing room at Pemberley─t Pemberley─all alone and scantily clad. These circumstances may either force a wedge between them or bring them together in a way neither could imagine. Mr Darcy believes he can finally put his disastrous first proposal behind them and is on the easy path to reuniting with his love. Or will he find he has misinterpreted her feelings, once again?
A sweet, clean romance novel with a touch of angst takes our favourite couple down a road less travelled.
“A rollercoaster ride of misunderstandings and wrong place at the wrong time.” ~Melanie Schertz, Author of JAFF Stories
A Pride and Prejudice VariationWhat if Darcy and Elizabeth learn to understand each other before his departure from Herefordshire? Even if they can get past the pain and misunderstandings, there are several people willing to get in the way of their eet in the way of their eternal bliss.
In this erotic telling, will their romance stand the test of many outside battles or will it fail to the pressure and pain?
Mr. Darcy knows he is immensely privileged.He deserves no less. He has been born to it. Great wealth, good breeding, handsome looks, expensive education. What more can he possibly want?Life is hard for Elizabeth Bennet.Harder than she ever imagined i>
Harder than she ever imagined it could be. All her hopes and dreams turned to ashes in the spring.
But she still has her pride. Once she has set her mind to a task, nothing will break her resolve — whatever the cost.
She is Elizabeth. Proud, independent, clever. She will not accept charity from a proud stranger, thank you very much.
So what happens when an irresistible force meets an immovable object, and Mr. Darcy wishes to convince Miss Elizabeth Bennet that her refusal is costing her dearly?
Love Changes Everything is an extended, complex novel of 93,000 words. It is a sweet and clean full-length Regency romance.
An unexpected guest at Netherfield forces Elizabeth Bennet to revise her unfavourable opinion of Fitzwilliam Darcy—she is left with no choice but to admit that there is a rather pleasant side to him she had not seen before. Not only that, but it seems there is a would-be matchmaker in residence; someone who is working in the background to cast the pair together at every opportunity.
But for all their mystery benefactor’s good intentions, others will stop at nothing to keep Lizzy and Darcy apart. The halls of Netherfield have never seen such plotting! Can love and goodness triumph over envy?
It is a truth universally acknowledged that all is fair in love and war.Mr. Darcy and Mr. Bingley have both fallen in love with the vivacious Elizabeth Bennet. Bingley is Darcy's best friend, but will that keep Darcy from pursuing arcy from pursuing the woman he wants more than anything in the world?
Darcy in Love and War is a Pride and Prejudice Variation novella based on Jane Austen's most romantic couple.
In this Pride and Prejudice inspired Regency novella, Elizabeth Bennet seeks to delay a marriage with her cousin, the parson William Collins, in order to marry for love. Her sister Jane’s husband, Mr. Bingley, her best friend Charlotte Lucas, and the man of her heart, Mr. Darcy of Pemberley try to intervene to help Elizabeth escape the dreaded wedding day with the parson.
Just as Elizabeth and Darcy find their way Lady Catherine and George Wickham threaten their happiness. Can Jane Austen’s beloved couple find their way back to one another?
Revisits the Beloved Characters of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice in Marsha Altman's fourth novelWHIRLWIND OF PEMBERLEYThe comings and goings on their grand estate present endless challenges for Elizabeth and Darcy. Can they avoid scandal given thDarcy. Can they avoid scandal given the recent arrival of Mr. Darcy’s illegitimate brother Grégoire, Mr. Bennet’s advancing years, the younger George Wickham’s coming of age, and Dr. Maddox’s departure from his position with the Prince Regent even as his many secrets threaten to be discovered?
COURTSHIP OF MARY BENNET
After her disastrous trip to the continent resulted in a passionate romance and an unintended child, Mary Bennet finds herself back in England, living with the shameful title of unwed mother. Having given up on ever finding love, Mary is shocked to find herself pursued by a proper gentleman. But are his intentions true, or is Mary being led astray by her heart once again?
TORMENT OF GRÉGOIRE DARCY
Leaving his sheltered, peaceful life at a Benedictine cloister, Grégoire enters a world he never imagined. Thrust into Regency England’s secular society, Grégoire is overwhelmed. How can an inexperienced, single man stay true to himself while finding his place in a culture obsessed with matrimony?