Jul 082019

What If Elizabeth’s Lifestyle Habits Were A Little Different?

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Source: Review Copy from Author

TYPE OF NOVEL: Pride and Prejudice Variation

TIME FRAME: Begins at the Meryton Assembly

SYNOPSIS: What if Elizabeth wasn’t a great walker? What if the Bennet’s had a housekeeper, who grew up in America and specialized in making a variety of cookies and pastries? Not only does Mr. Darcy disparage Elizabeth’s appearance at the Meryton Assembly in this variation, but he specifically cites her weight and apparent lack of self-control to be the reasons she is found wanting in his eyes… (seriously not cool, Darcy!😡) Lizzy is determined to make some changes in her life, but these changes lead to some unexpected developments. And Mr. Darcy isn’t the only one to recognize Elizabeth’s worth and inner beauty… Continue reading »

Jun 212019

What If Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth Kept Missing and Misunderstanding Each Other?

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars

Source: Review Copy from Author

TYPE OF NOVEL: Pride and Prejudice Variation

TIME FRAME: Begins around seven months after the Hunsford Proposal

SYNOPSIS: With Mr. Darcy coming home to Pemberley one day later and purposely avoiding Mr. Bingley’s and Jane Bennet’s nuptials, our dear couple has not crossed paths for quite some time. Both have reflected much on what took place that day in Hunsford Parsonage and both feel have had some moments of despondency and dread. But due to a coincidentally coinciding visit to Kent, unexpected delays, and a threatening snowstorm Darcy and Elizabeth once again cross paths at a coaching inn, and Mr. Darcy gallantly comes to Elizabeth’s aid (read: forces her to begrudgingly accept his aid). But even after after some time together (and some delicious moments alone) Darcy and Elizabeth continue to misconstrue each others’ feelings… Continue reading »

Jun 172019

What If Mr. Darcy Rectifies His Errors Before Proposing?

Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars

Source: Review Copy From Author

Thanks to a conversation with Colonel Fitzwilliam and some internal retrospection on his history with George Wickham, Mr. Darcy comes to some new conclusions about his actions (or inactions) regarding his knowledge and experience with Mr. Wickham. Determined that it isn’t too late to prevent Wickham from causing further damage and heartbreak, Mr. Darcy seizes the opportunity of warning Elizabeth Bennet (who he finds at Hunsford Parsonage) about Wickham’s true nature and proclivities. Mr. Darcy’s plans go awry when Elizabeth starts questioning him about seeing Jane in London and Mr. Bingley’s possible return to Netherfield. And a new realization dawns on Mr. Darcy – Jane has true feelings for Mr. Bingley… What has he done!? Continue reading »