Dec 072015

Yours Forevermore DarcyThrough Letters Mr. Darcy Bears His Soul

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars

Source: Review Copy from Publisher

TYPE OF AUSTENESQUE NOVEL: Pride and Prejudice Variation

TIME FRAME: The day after Darcy’s first proposal through several months later

MAIN CHARACTERS: Darcy, Elizabeth, Colonel Fitzwilliam, Mr. Bingley, Jane Bennet, Mr. and Mrs. Gardiner, Georgiana Darcy, Mr. Wickham

SYNOPSIS: Mr. Darcy has a secret habit of writing Elizabeth Bennet soul-revealing and heart-purging unsent letters. His letters help him sort out his feelings, expel his longing, and cope with his despair and Darcy began writing them the night of the Meryton Assembly. What will happen if Darcy’s secret is found out? How do these letters change the course of Darcy and Elizabeth’s lives? Continue reading »

Jul 182014

Haunting Mr. DarcyPhantasmal and Fantastic!

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Source: Review Copy from Author

With over 80 reviews on amazon – at least 60 of them 5 stars, I don’t think you need me to tell you this is one excellent and praiseworthy Pride and Prejudice variation…But I’ll tell you anyway. 😉 Haunting Mr. Darcy is brilliant, masterfully executed, and most deserving of all the praise it has received. So far, it is my favorite Pride and Prejudice variation I’ve read in 2014.

Both Darcy and Elizabeth make a wish on New Years Eve and fate surprises them by granting these wishes, but perhaps in a manner they both didn’t expect. After a carriage accident on an icy road, Elizabeth wakes up in Mr. Darcy’s library with some strange new capabilities (and limitations). She believes herself to be in a dream. Mr. Darcy, depressed, dejected, and overtired is able to see, hear, and converse with this vision of his lady-love but attributes it to his long-suffering heart and exhausted mind. Surely he is going mad! Poor Lizzy, tethered to the last man in the world she could ever be prevailed upon to marry! And poor Darcy, his staff and family are really starting to question his sanity! 😉 Continue reading »

May 202013

What if One of Elizabeth’s Sisters Died?

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars

Source: Review Copy from Publisher

Instead of receiving Jane’s misdirected letter and disheartening news at the Lambton Inn, Lizzy receives a letter (where the address was written “remarkably ill”) during her stay at Hunsford Parsonage. Instead of Jane’s news containing the ill-tidings of a sister’s elopement and possible ruination, she reports the unfortunate illness and unexpected death of a beloved sister!

What will happen when Mr. Darcy arrives just a few moments later to propose?

Well…Mr. Darcy doesn’t propose – doesn’t mention his unrepressed feelings, honest scruples, or struggles to overcome Elizabeth’s inferiority. He instead offers Elizabeth his shoulder to cry on, his sympathies as she grieves for her sister, and some much needed assistance with traveling to Meryton. Between various private conversations and stolen moments Darcy soon realizes Elizabeth’s true opinion of him (he is much more perceptive!) and knows that he would have been soundly rejected if he proposed to her that night. Through kind gestures, thoughtful gifts, mastering his selfish proclivities, and restoring Bingley to Jane, Darcy sets out to repair Elizabeth’s poor opinion of him in hopes that when his is able to offer her his hand in marriage (he must wait three months), he will have a more favorable reply… Continue reading »