Sep 112017

An Incredibly Inventive Adventure

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Source: Review Copy from Author

TYPE OF AUSTENESQUE NOVEL: Pride and Prejudice Variation (Alternate History)

SETTING: 1811, England (under French rule)

SYNOPSIS: Six years ago Napoleon invaded England. Bringing in his militia, enforcing fees to pay for the war, stripping titles from the aristocracy, and seizing homes and properties of the wealthy Napoleon now has England completely in its power. But curiously enough Mr. Darcy of Pemberley still has his land and appears to be cooperating with the French. A situation that has lost him some friends and their respect. But is he really a traitor? What reason could Mr. Darcy have for consorting with the enemy? Continue reading »

May 272016

Alone with Mr. DarcyWhat If Saving Mr. Darcy’s Life Ruined Your Reputation?

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars

Source: Gift from Brother <3

TYPE OF AUSTENESQUE NOVEL: Pride and Prejudice Variation

TIME FRAME: Several weeks after the Netherfield Ball

SYNOPSIS: While walking home from Charlotte’s wedding Lizzy finds Mr. Darcy fallen from his horse and injured, just as a snow blizzard is beginning. They seek shelter from the storm in an empty tenant’s cottage and are trapped there for two days. Darcy knows Elizabeth is compromised by their being alone together for two days and nights and happily offers marriage to protect her reputation but also secure his heart’s secret desire, but Elizabeth is convinced no one will find out they were alone together, and she doesn’t want Darcy to sacrifice himself just because he feels honor-bound to do so… Continue reading »

Mar 182015

The Darcys of Derbyshire“Climb Ev’ry Mountain…Till You Find Your Dream”

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars

Source: Gift from Mom 🙂

What if, while visiting The Black Rocks on their tour of the Peak District, Elizabeth Bennet and the Gardiners unexpectedly encounter Mr. Darcy paying tribute to one of his mother’s favorite places in Derbsyhire?

Seizing the opportunity to improve Elizabeth’s opinion of him and have some precious private conversation, Mr. Darcy invites Elizabeth to ascend to the peak of The Black Rocks with him (a climb she greatly desires to make!) On the trek uphill, Darcy talks of visiting The Black Rocks as a child with his parents, which leads Elizabeth to ask about his parent’s relationship (a topic she thinks is neutral and safe). The tale Darcy tells of their meeting and engagement is romantic and magical, and mesmerizes Elizabeth as she learns to understand a whole new side of Fitzwilliam Darcy… Continue reading »