An Unexpected Inheritance:
A Pride and Prejudice Variation
Not much in Fitzwilliam Darcy’s life has been unexpected. Until now.
As an officer in His Majesty’s service, Darcy’s life is completely mapped out before a letter from home sets him on a new path. He has inherited his family’s fortune, but as the former master’s great-nephew, he is not certain why.
With his cousin Richard Fitzwilliam in tow, Darcy visits his former commanding officer to learn what it takes to run an estate. He is quickly captivated by one of Bennet’s many daughters, but he fights the attraction. His new duties require his full attention.
Elizabeth Bennet has grown up as a general’s daughter, not a pampered country miss. Though her family has lived as gentry for several years, a part of her still longs for the freedoms her former life afforded.
Despite his insulting speech and gruff manners, Elizabeth suspects that the clever, handsome Mr. Darcy is as anxious to find his place in the world as she. Yet she must be reasonable. With his wealth and family connections to the peerage, Mr. Darcy would never consider her.
When trouble comes to Longbourn, can Darcy and Elizabeth conquer their reservations and fight this battle--together?
"Original, sigh-worthy, and laugh-out-loud funny! Darcy gets his feathers trimmed a bit and Elizabeth learns how far she will go for true love. Our dear couple shine as never before in this magical twist on their timeless romance."
~Nicole Clarkston, author of Rumours and London Holiday
Transforming Mr. Darcy: A Magical Pride and Prejudice Variation
What if Elizabeth Bennet had a fairy godmother?
Elizabeth Bennet is envious of her sister Jane. Not for her beauty or her disposition, but because her fairy godmother is everything that Elizabeth's is not.
When Mr. Darcy insults Elizabeth’s looks, Mildread Driftwort is incensed to hear her handiwork defamed. Now, instead of nursing the grievance herself, Elizabeth is forced to defend this conceited man who has no idea what he’s done.
Fitzwilliam Darcy is scandalized to witness Miss Elizabeth Bennet speaking to herself at a country assembly. After refusing to dance with her, he begins to experience a variety of inexplicable illnesses. He can’t sleep, he can’t speak, he can’t even walk. Then something even worse befalls him—he discovers he is falling in love with her.
Despite Elizabeth’s warning, Mr. Darcy commits blunder after blunder. Yet as she works to mitigate Mildread’s wrath, Elizabeth realizes that Mr. Darcy is not the unmannerly oaf her fairy godmother believes him to be—and though she is certain nothing can come of it, she is falling in love with him.
As magic swirls and the couple faces impending disaster, Elizabeth finds that Mr. Darcy may not be the only one who is transformed.
This is a fluffy, funny, fairy-tale Pride and Prejudice variation novella of approximately 30,000 words.
A Gentleman's Honor: A Pride and Prejudice Variation
Someone wants Elizabeth Bennet dead. It’s all Fitzwilliam Darcy’s fault.
Elizabeth Bennet wants the truth from Mr. Darcy. When she follows him from the ballroom to insist upon it, she becomes an unwilling witness to a scandalous scene. And for once, she cannot blame Mr. Darcy for disdaining his company. Not even when he departs Netherfield in the middle of the ball.
When Darcy returns to London, he leaves both Miss Elizabeth Bennet and his growing infatuation for her behind. Or so he believes. For soon, their paths cross again under the most painful of circumstances.
Elizabeth suddenly finds herself dependent upon Mr. Darcy. With the gradual unveiling of his character, she is surprised by a burgeoning affection for him. Will her heart survive their inevitable parting?
Thrust together out of necessity, Elizabeth and Darcy must discover the culprit responsible for their predicament. But whoever has harmed Elizabeth is still looking for her, and Darcy cannot hide her forever.
I Never Knew Myself: A Pride and Prejudice Variation
Elizabeth Bennet is living a lie.
She’s known since she was fifteen that she isn't truly a Bennet, but who is she? Are the people and places that appear in her dreams just a sign of her active imagination, or are they memories of her true family? Could the stories she'd told Jane when they were children not be stories at all?
Fitzwilliam Darcy is reliving a nightmare.
He hasn’t dreamed of “Ellie” Windham in years, but after meeting Elizabeth Bennet, he is reminded of the day little Ellie was kidnapped. And now he is left to wonder whether he is drawn to more than her fine eyes.
When Darcy realizes that Elizabeth and Ellie might be one and the same, he is anxious to return her to the Windhams, and Elizabeth is no less eager to meet her family. But when the idyllic reunion she longed for goes awry, both Darcy and Elizabeth wonder whether it’s really possible to put a broken family back together again.
Can Darcy help Elizabeth find her place in her first family so she can one day join him in his?
Drawing Mr. Darcy: Sketching His Character
When Thomas Bennet's childless aunt and uncle ask that one of his five daughters come to stay with them, he knows just which girl to send. Bright, energetic, and endlessly inquisitive, his little Lizzy is poised to become the apple of her father’s eye and the target of her mother’s fears. Neither will promote family harmony.
When she returns to Longbourn as a young woman, Elizabeth Bennet Russell has had an unconventional upbringing. She is in possession of an important name, a fine education, a good fortune, and a love of drawing. When her parents ask her not to use her Russell surname while she is home, she reluctantly agrees. After all, nobody she knows will meet her in Hertfordshire.
She’s mostly right.
Drawing helps Elizabeth to literally sketch people’s character, and she’s become rather good at it. But she’s about to face her greatest challenge yet. Netherfield Park is let at last, and her good friend's much older brother--whom she has yet to meet--has arrived as a guest.
It will take Elizabeth more than a drawing to help her understand Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy.
Drawing Mr. Darcy: A Faithful Portrait
Ever since Mr. Bingley and his party arrived at Netherfield, Elizabeth’s pleasant sojourn at Longbourn has been upended.
For the first time, drawing someone’s portrait has not been enough to understand his character. Although Elizabeth Bennet Russell has sketched Mr. Darcy’s expressions often and with great care, she still cannot figure him out—that is, until he confesses that he has fallen in love with her.
By the time Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy share a dance at the Netherfield Ball, they seem well on their way to a happily-ever-after. Then her cousin, the Marquess of Tavistock, arrives from London with news: Elizabeth’s Aunt Olivia is seriously ill, and there’s been a threat against both Russell women. It’s not long before there are also rumors floating around London about the source of Phillip Russell’s wealth. This is in addition to the letter purportedly written by Darcy’s father insisting that his son marry Anne de Bourgh as well as several disturbing thefts from Darcy's own townhome.
As the attacks pile up, tempers begin to flare. Will Darcy be able to stop the culprit before Elizabeth's powerful Russell relations try to separate them for good?
Courage Rises: A Pride and Prejudice Continuation
The Courage Series Book 1
Colonel Richard Fitzwilliam, recently returned from the battlefields of Spain, calls on his cousin Darcy to help him fulfill a troublesome debt of honor. In her husband's absence, Elizabeth is faced with an influenza outbreak at Pemberley, and she must make a dangerous decision to keep everyone alive.
Courage Requires: A Pride and Prejudice Continuation
The Courage Series Book 2
Darcy has returned to Pemberley to find his wife Elizabeth expecting and growing increasingly ill. When she invites the enigmatic Hawke sisters and the Fitzwilliams to join them for the festive season, will the company provide the friendship and solace Darcy hopes for his wife? Or will the Earl's opposition to Richard's love interest divide the family?
Headstrong: Book One
Elizabeth Bennet never wanted to be a hero.
A few months after teaming up with Major Richard Fitzwilliam to thwart a terrorist attack in Europe, USMC Staff Sergeant Elizabeth Bennet is back in the States as a civilian. Her training in cyber-security makes finding work easy, and she’s learning to fit into her new life. But there is lingering fallout both from the attack and her life before it that she's not yet prepared to face.
Complicating matters is the major’s handsome cousin.
Co-owner of Darcy Acquisitions, CEO of FORGE, and guardian to his younger sister, Will Darcy is stretched to his limits. When Richard sets up an interview at FORGE for his friend Elizabeth Bennet, Will insults her instead of hiring her. In making amends, Will falls for the witty, troubled Marine with the long legs and fine eyes.
Falling in love is easy, but do these two very different people have what it takes to make love last?
[This is a non-canon P&P modern and a full novel at just over 86,000 words.]
Headstrong: Book two
Everything is going perfectly for Will Darcy. It doesn't last.
The holidays are approaching, and Will has a lot to be thankful for. His cousin Richard is finally coming home from the Marines, his sister Georgiana is flying back from university for a visit, and he’s in love with Elizabeth Bennet. But his well-ordered life is about to be turned on its head.
There's a prank war being waged between Elizabeth and Richard, which might be funny if he weren't constantly caught in the middle. Georgiana's hostility to Elizabeth is puzzling--how can she have it out for somebody she's never met? And just when Elizabeth is starting to trust Will with the truth about her difficult past, someone from his own reappears to cause havoc.
Strange things are happening all around, and Elizabeth always seems to be at the center of it. Is she involved? A target? Or is she just caught in the crossfire of someone conspiring against Will's own family?
This is a full-length P&P modern variation of approximately 96,000 words. Modern, non-canon.
Headstrong: Book three
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Elizabeth Bennet has never been one to dwell on the past, but now her past is coming after her with a vengeance.
It’s been a stressful Christmas for Elizabeth. She’s working thousands of miles from home and is out of contact with everyone she loves. She’s trying to keep her mind on her work—lives depend upon her ability to concentrate—but she can’t stop thinking about Will Darcy.
Back in the States, Will’s company, FORGE, has barely averted a cyber attack disaster. As he works to manage the recovery, he’s left to wonder when Elizabeth will return and whether she’ll still be his when she does. Worse yet, he is haunted by the possibility that she’s in harm’s way—and that it’s his fault.
Elizabeth’s work has always been dangerous, but this time, coming home might pose the greater risk. Can she and Will work together to overcome all the obstacles they’re about to face?