Mar 172017

The Abominable and The Adorable!

Rating: 4 out 5 stars

Source: Gift from Author

TYPE OF AUSTENESQUE NOVEL: Pride and Prejudice Variation

TIME FRAME: Begins with the Meryton Assembly

MAIN CHARACTERS: Mr. Darcy, Bennet Family, Bingley Family, Colonel Fitzwilliam, Georgiana Darcy, Mr. Collins


Both Elizabeth and Darcy cannot deny that they are attracted and intrigued by one another at the Meryton Assembly. And even though Darcy still utters his infamous insult, the two quickly form a pack to become friends and start anew. But that friendship is shaken several times due to untrue rumors (about Darcy), officious behavior (Darcy again), and heated tempers (okay, they are both guilty of this one!) and the two part expecting to never meet again. But a distressing report later brings Darcy back to Hertfordshire with all possible haste. Is he too late? Will Elizabeth accept his proposals? Or does she wish him physical harm? 😉 Continue reading »

Sep 072016

Yes, Mr. DarcyA Wonderful Meet Cute for Darcy and Elizabeth!

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Source: Gift from Author

In this novella-length variation, Mr. Bennet looks favorably on Mr. Collins pursuit of Elizabeth, and does not allow Elizabeth to consider rejecting his proposal. Having been negligent in preparing for the future, Mr. Bennet decides this is the best way to ensure protection and support for his wife and other daughters. Elizabeth has a very bleak outlook on her future and her small ray of happiness is traveling with her beloved aunt and uncle to Derbyshire before any marriage arrangements officially begin. While there, Elizabeth encounters a heartbroken young girl who is grieving the loss of someone important in her life and desperately needing some advice and counsel. Elizabeth, with quiet sympathy, listens to the young girl’s despair and recent troubles and tenderly provides some comfort.

Elizabeth never suspects that her kindness and compassion greatly effect and impress the young girl’s older brother who overheard the endearing exchange. So much so that he continued for months to look for her all around Derbyshire, Lambton, and London. Only to find her where he least expected to… Continue reading »

Jun 012016

Compromised!Being Compromised Is All The Rage in Meryton! 😉

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Source: Gift from Author

After coming across a distraught Mr. Darcy in agonizing distress while walking in the glen near Netherfield Park, Elizabeth Bennet decides to approach the taciturn man and discover if she could be of any assistance. Even though she would rather leave him be. While offering Mr. Darcy compassion and comfort, Elizabeth and Darcy are discovered by a Netherfield servant. Alone. In the woods. Standing close together. Breaking all kinds of propriety…

Both Darcy and Elizabeth know what this means. The only way to save their own reputations would be to marry.  Mr. Darcy, being all honorable and dutiful, makes quick work or proposing to Elizabeth, and Elizabeth accepts knowing it is her only recourse. But will their union be a happy one? Will they learn to love one another? Will they be strong enough to fight all who are opposed to their marriage? Continue reading »