Feb 252019
 

What If Sweet Jane Began to Suspect Caroline’s Duplicity?

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars

Source: Review Copy from Author

Broken-hearted Jane Bennet still clings to some hope of encountering Mr. Bingley when she travels to London and stays with the Gardiners. Although after her first call and Miss Bingley’s belated return call, Jane discovers that she was “entirely deceived in Miss Bingley’s regard” for her. What if Jane analyzed Miss Bingley’s behavior a little more objectively during this time? What if she began to suspect some dishonesty on Miss Bingley’s part? And her suspicions lead her to question some of Miss Bingley’s claims. Is Mr. Bingley actively pursuing Miss Darcy? That would be odd since she isn’t out in society yet. Did he really know of Jane Bennet being in town these past few months and not have that decency to pay a call? Or was that another falsehood…

After discussing Miss Bingley’s actions with both Mrs. Gardiner and Maggie – Mrs. Gardiner’s maid – Jane daringly seizes an available opportunity to encounter Mr. Bingley and determine the true leanings of his heart… Continue reading »

Feb 182019
 

What If Mr. Darcy Didn’t Leave Lizzy Without Hope at the Inn in Lambton?

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Source: Review Copy from Author

TYPE OF NOVEL: Pride and Prejudice Variation

TIME FRAME: Begins with Elizabeth’s Tour of Pemberley

SYNOPSIS:

Instead of assuming Elizabeth has “been long desiring his absence” and traveling to London in secret to search out Wickham and Lydia himself, Mr. Darcy stays and shares his plans with her, making sure she understands that she has not lost him as a friend. With the Gardiners, Mr. Darcy, Elizabeth, and Mr. Bennet all working together to salvage Lydia’s reputation and patch up her scandalous affair, what kind of changes does this development produce between them all? What does Mr. Bennet and Mr. Gardiner think as Mr. Darcy involves himself with their family’s affair? What does Elizabeth think when after the chaos and anxiety of securing Lydia’s future, Mr. Darcy suddenly renews his addresses to her? Continue reading »

Feb 152019
 

What If Elizabeth Met Mr. Darcy and Georgiana Through Their Aunts’ Charity Work?

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Source: Review Copy from Author

TYPE OF NOVEL: Pride and Prejudice Variation

TIME FRAME: May-October 1811, London

SYNOPSIS: The two eldest Bennet sisters are in London for a lengthy stay with their Aunt Gardiner and all become heavily involved with charity work to support and build a much-needed hospital extension for wounded soldiers. Through their charity projects they become closely acquainted to Lady Matlock and eventually make the acquaintance of Miss Darcy and Mr. Darcy. Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy form a much more favorable opinion of each other away from Meryton, the other Bennets, and Caroline Bingley. But Darcy, aware of his duty to his family, knows he must marry from the upper echelons of society. And Elizabeth’s aunt is cautioning her to carefully guard her heart and not give into romantic expectations…What happens when their attraction and connection cannot be denied? Continue reading »