Mar 212018
 

What If Mr. Bingley Fell For Elizabeth First?

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Source: Review Copy from Author

What if Jane Bennet was away touring the Lake District with the Gardiners when Mr. Bingley first arrived?

What if Mr. Bingley first encountered Elizabeth alone while his sisters and Mr. Darcy were still in London?

What if Jane Bennet meets an attractive and eligible suitor while touring the Lake District?

Doesn’t this sound like a most intriguing and inventive scenario to explore?!? It is always fun to see stories that mix and match Jane Austen’s couples and bring about some new possibilities. And I especially love it when authors give Mr. Darcy some competition, whether it be Colonel Fitzwilliam, George Wickham, or an entirely new character! In this story we see a bit of unique romantic triangle forming as Mr. Bingley immediately shows a marked preference for the lovely and lively Elizabeth Bennet. And since Jane is not there to attract his notice first, it is plausible that Mr. Bingley would be drawn to Elizabeth – they both are very sociable, fun-loving, and active. But what happens when Jane Bennet returns? What about her gentleman suitor from the Lake District? What about Mr. Darcy? Continue reading »

Mar 072018
 

What If Bingley and Jane Also Misunderstood Each Other?

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Source: Review Copy from Publisher

TYPE OF AUSTENESQUE NOVEL: Pride and Prejudice Variation

TIME FRAME: Begins the day after the Hunsford Proposal

SYNOPSIS: Elizabeth and Darcy are not alone in their misunderstandings in this Pride and Prejudice variation. Mr. Bingley and Jane have their fair share as well, and their misunderstandings manifest some unexpectedly new contention and drama! What happens when Mr. Bingley returns to Meryton, believes Jane is indifferent, and reads a different type of meaning into Elizabeth’s friendly encouragement? What happens when one of Jane Austen’s most harmonious sibling relationships faces turbulence, acrimony, and intense jealousy? Continue reading »

Feb 162018
 

What If Mr. Darcy Disappeared the Day Before Lydia’s Wedding?

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Source: Review Copy from Author

TYPE OF AUSTENESQUE NOVEL: Pride and Prejudice Variation

TIME FRAME: Begins the day before Wickham marries Lydia

SYNOPSIS: Just at the pivotal moment where Mr. Darcy begins to hope that all is not lost between him and Elizabeth Bennet, he is taken from London and presumed missing. What becomes of Lydia and Wickham – do they still marry? What about Georgiana and Pemberley – who will take care and guard both from greedy opportunists? What about Elizabeth Bennet – will she ever move on and forgive herself? But perhaps the most pressing question needing to be answered is who has taken Mr. Darcy and what do they want from him… Continue reading »