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 »

Jun 112019
 

A Duo (Trio) of Light-Hearted and Fast-Paced Romances

Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars

Source: Purchased

Note: This review is for an older edition (2011) of this release that only includes one bonus short story – “Mr. Darcy Steps In.” The newer edition (2014) includes two bonus short stories, the second being – “The Language of the Fan.”

A Walk in the Meadows at Rosings Park (Variation, Novella)

Rating: 3 stars

  • The Premise: Mr. Darcy leaves on business straight after the Meryton Assembly – meaning the only interaction between him and Elizabeth is his infamous overheard insult. No verbal sparring matches at Netherfield, no slandering disclosures from Mr. Wickham, and no attempts to sketch his character. Elizabeth encounters the reserved and scowling Mr. Darcy while at Hunsford Parsonage during her visit with recently married Charlotte Collins. And with unexpected apologies, unchaperoned walks, and undeniable chemistry their relationship travels a new and different course…

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May 172019
 

An Unexpected Encounter Blossoms Into a Beautiful Relationship

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Source: Purchased

Even though she has a sober disposition, a penchant for sermonizing, and can be a little vain about her accomplishments, I have always had a soft spot for Mary Bennet. Maybe it is because I feel sympathy for her loneliness and her family’s neglect. Or maybe it is because like Mary, I am fond of reading and playing the piano. Or maybe it is because I love it when an unlikely and unexpected heroine finds her happiness! For all these reasons combined I am always eager to read more about her character’s journey, and I happily seek out any Austenesque stories this feature the prudent and practical Bennet daughter. Continue reading »