Jun 242015

Mr. Darcy's RivalWhat if Another Nephew of Lady Catherine’s Came to Visit?

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars

Source: Review Copy form Author

It is well known that Lady Catherine is “particularly attached” to her nephews, and according to her ladyship, they are just as attached to her. But what if this grouping of nephews included one more…a nephew from Sir Lewis de Bourgh’s side of the family, his sister’s son Matthew Rickland?

If such a nephew did exist, we can be sure that Lady Catherine would take a prodigious concern in all his affairs, give her superior council on many matters of his life, and demand his attendance at Rosings every so often. In this lovely new variation by Kara Louise we explore the possibility of Lady Catherine’s nephews coming to visit all at the very same time. What if Elizabeth met Mr. Rickland and found him handsome, charming, and amiable? What if Mr. Darcy arrived in Kent and found himself, not only staying a short distance away from Elizabeth Bennet, but residing under the same roof as someone who seems to greatly admire her? Let the battle begin… Continue reading »

Apr 082015

Assumed EngagementSocial Lessons for Mr. Darcy

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Source: Gift from Mom 🙂

What if a tragic carriage accident befell a rejected and dejected Mr. Darcy on his way to Pemberley and rendered him unconscious? What if Georgiana mistakenly assumed Elizabeth and Darcy were engaged and wrote to Elizabeth beseeching her and Jane to come to Pemberley? What if Mrs. Bennet read the missive from Georgiana and eagerly sent her daughters off to Pemberley with all possible haste?

What a predicament for Elizabeth to be in! Rather than be obstinate and refuse to go and see the man she just refused to marry, Elizabeth thinks of what this opportunity might mean to her sister Jane, and agrees to see what aid she can give to Mr. Darcy and Georgiana. So onto Pemberley these to Bennet sisters go, not sure whether Mr. Darcy’s condition has improved or turned very grave. Upon arrival they learn of Georgiana’s misapprehension about Darcy and Elizabeth’s relationship (she knew Darcy was about to propose, but what she doesn’t know is that he was refused!) Not sure an emotionally wraught Georgiana could bear to hear that she has erred and that her brother and Elizabeth are not engaged, the Bennet sisters decide to keep it a secret. But that could be a dangerous game… Continue reading »

Jun 212013

Aye! Ye Be Wanting t’ Read This One, Matey!

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Source: Review Copy from Author

What if an extremely disheartened Darcy spent the months after his disastrous proposal to Elizabeth Bennet in a state of neglect, self-pity, and inebriation? What if Darcy’s unkept and unrecognizable appearance led to him being mistaken for a wanted pirate? What if Darcy agreed to impersonate this wanted pirate (even though disguise of every sort is his abhorrence) in order to help the authorities capture him?

In an attempt to move on and forget his pain, Darcy agrees to this duplicitous charade. He ends up spending a tolerably enjoyable week impersonating Lockerly – his natural ability to take command and his just treatment of his subordinates win him the loyalty and respect of his makeshift crew. But Darcy becomes much more embroiled in this masquerade when he is unexpectedly taken out to sea and finds his ship heading straight towards Lockerly’s alleged hideout… Continue reading »