Oct 182017

A Whimsical Sojourn to Wonderland with Mr. Darcy!

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars

Source: Review Copy from Author

While out for a walk, Mr. Darcy and his youngest daughter Alice espy a white rabbit crossing their path. Having seen this particular white rabbit (with a pocket watch and waistcoat) before, Alice runs after Mr. Rabbit and follows him down a rather large rabbit hole. What could Mr. Darcy – master of Pemberley, devoted husband, and father of six – do but follow his daughter and ensure her safety?!? Down the rabbit hole they go and what befalls them is a succession of nonsensical and inexplicable events like Fitzwilliam Darcy has never seen. And despite these curious characters and fantastical events, all Mr. Darcy wants to do is find his way home to Pemberley. Sounds like he needs a pair of ruby slippers…oops! Wrong story! Continue reading »

Nov 212014

The Madness of Mr. DarcyWhat if Mr. Darcy Went Mad?

Rating:  5 out of 5 stars

Source:  Review Copy from Author

TYPE OF AUSTENESQUE NOVEL: Pride and Prejudice Variation

TIME FRAME: 21 years after Elizabeth and the Gardiners visit Pemberley

MAIN CHARACTERS: Elizabeth Bennet, Mr. Darcy, George Wickham, Lord Matlock (Colonel Fitzwilliam), Lady Matlock (Anne de Bourgh), Sir Frederick (a.k.a. Dr. Wilson, master of Ramsey House)


  • What if Darcy, no matter how hard he tried, was not successful in recovering Lydia and saving the Bennets from scandal?
  • What if nine months after her flight from Brighton, Lydia finally returned to Longbourn, in tatters and mentally disturbed?
  • What if twenty years later finds Darcy, suffering from severe melancholia and an eccentric recluse battling insomnia and alcoholism?

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Nov 272013

Holidays at PemberleyCharlotte Seeks a Husband at Pemberley

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Source: Review Copy from Author

For those unfamiliar with this light-hearted and elegant Austenesque trilogy, A Tale of Less Pride and Prejudice, it first_impressions_cover_frontbegins with First Impressions, a Pride and Prejudice variation that asks the question: What if Darcy danced with Elizabeth at the Meryton Assembly rather than insult her? And proceeds to take our beloved couple on a much smoother course to true love, one with a bit less pride and prejudice.

In Second Glances, a sequel to First Impressions, the story continues with the adventures and
Second Glances
marriages of Kitty, Lydia, and Georgiana, while also illustrating life of all the newly married Darcys and Bingleys.

 The third book in this series, Holidays at Pemberley concludes with a happily ever after for Charlotte Lucasa as well as glimpses of some holiday seasons celebrated with the Darcys at Pemberley. Continue reading »