“Men's courses will foreshadow certain ends, to which, if persevered in, they must lead, but if the courses be departed from, the ends will change…” ~ Charles Dickens Fitzwilliam Darcy is in London, and resigns himself to the social whirl of Christmas with Charles and Caroline Bingley and without mention of any young ladies with the surname “Bennet”. Alas, his subconscious has other plans and he finds himself, one evening, plagued by dreams. Awaking upset at the potential futures played out in his imagination, he determines he must undo his mistakes before it is too late. Elizabeth Bennet is surprised to see both Mr Bingley and Mr Darcy appear back in Hertfordshire so soon after they left for London, but cannot deny her pleasure at seeing them again, firstly for Jane’s sake, but more reluctantly for her own. For Mr Darcy is not the only person whose nightly dreams have revealed a future they might enjoy, if only they are brave enough to act in the present… Mr Darcy’s Christmas Carol is a regency Pride and Prejudice variation novella – just in time for Christmas!
"Men's courses will foreshadow certain ends, to which, if persevered in, they must lead, but if the courses be departed from, the ends will change..." Charles Dickens Fitzwilliam Darcy is in London, and resigns himself to the social whirl of Christmas with Charles and Caroline Bingley and without mention of any young ladies with the surname "Bennet." Alas, his subconscious has other plans and he finds himself, one evening, plagued by dreams. Awaking upset at the potential futures played out in his imagination, he determines he must undo his mistakes before it is too late. Elizabeth Bennet is surprised to see both Mr Bingley and Mr Darcy appear back in Hertfordshire so soon after they left for London, but cannot deny her pleasure at seeing them again, firstly for Jane's sake, but more reluctantly for her own. For Mr Darcy is not the only person whose nightly dreams have revealed a future they might enjoy, if only they are brave enough to act in the present... Mr Darcy's Christmas Carol is a regency Pride and Prejudice variation novella - just in time for Christmas!
"Happiness in marriage is entirely a matter of chance..." When Charlotte Lucas married William Collins she knew it was a marriage of convenience rather than true love, but did she overestimate how happy she would be with such an arrangement? When Elizabeth Bennet goes to stay at Hunsford, she is determined to improve matters for the unhappy newlyweds, even if it means a little bit of interfering... Fitzwilliam Darcy is summoned to Rosings at the request of his aunt and is happy enough to go, hoping that a further change of scene might keep his thoughts from straying to Elizabeth Bennet. Providence is cruel, then, in bringing them both to Kent at the same time. Or is it possible that he has been given a second chance at happiness, if only he is wise enough to take it? A Chance at Happiness is a stand-alone novella variation of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice.
Sometimes romance appears out of nowhere... Jane Bennet has been swept up in a courtship nobody expected with a new arrival to Hertfordshire. Elizabeth Darcy can do nothing but witness this surprising turn of events from a distance, and quiz her other sisters for information. Fitzwilliam Darcy is determined to support Charles Bingley through his perceived disappointment, but when his friend's spirits lift in a growing friendship with Georgiana, will Darcy encourage the connection or seek to prevent it? A Surprise Engagement is the sixth and final book in A Convenient Marriage, a series of Pride and Prejudice Variation Novellas.
Longbourn's resident songbird finds her happily ever after, and determines to help her sister, Elizabeth, find hers. Mary Bennet is used to being the overlooked Bennet sister, but when Colonel Fitzwilliam accidentally enters her life, everything changes. As cousin to Mr Darcy, Colonel Fitzwilliam knows what it's like to feel invisible. His experiences at war have left him with one goal in mind: to marry, set up home and live in peace. When he witnesses the interaction between his cousin and Mary's sister, Elizabeth, he is determined his own happiness will not be the only end in mind. However, with Mrs Bennet focused only on securing Longbourn by matching one of her daughters with the odious Mr Collins, will there be any chance of marrying for love, for anybody?
“When any two young people take it into their minds to marry, they are pretty sure by perseverance to carry their point…” Captain Wentworth and Anne Elliot’s wedding was once prevented by the interference of friends and family. Now fate has afforded them a second chance, will fresh obstacles derail their happiness? After the Letter is a novella continuation of Jane Austen’s classic novel Persuasion and follows the twisting path Anne and Frederick must follow, after the letter that rekindled their romance, to reach their happily ever after.
A surprise elopement - and an anxious journey north. News that his cousin, Anne de Bourgh, has eloped to Scotland puts Mr Darcy in hot pursuit, leaving behind his wife in London and determined, at last, to confront George Wickham for his selfish actions. Elizabeth blames herself for what has happened and feels sure her husband blames her too. With Colonel Fitzwilliam too ill to escort her she is desperately considering following her husband northwards alone, until she crosses paths with Mr and Miss Bingley who will not be prevented from accompanying her. Will Darcy and Elizabeth reunite and be able, together, to bring some good from Wickham's schemes?
Mr Darcy's Proposal, is a retelling of Jane Austen's Pride & Prejudice. Included are all the main characters, but their journey is slightly different to one Miss Austen created. This story has a dash more excitement, and a touch more love. Fitzwilliam Darcy, realising he can no longer ignore or suppress his feelings for Elizabeth Bennet, returns to Hertfordshire only one week after leaving. But even the best-laid plans can go awry, and his first encounter with Elizabeth is disastrous, leaving her with the same opinion of him as before. When Elizabeth's father visit's Mr Darcy and insists on him joining the family for dinner, Darcy reluctantly accepts. While the men are alone, enjoying a brandy, Mr Darcy confides in Mr Bennet the true depth of his love and admiration for Elizabeth, while assuring him that his intentions are strictly honourable. Reluctantly, Mr Bennet agrees when Darcy asks permission to court Elizabeth, confident that his favourite daughter will refuse the austere and unapproachable, Mr Darcy. However, Mr Bennet insists on one stipulation. Darcy has only one month, until Christmastide, to win Elizabeth's heart, by which time Elizabeth MUST declare her love for him. If she fails to do this, then Darcy must leave Meryton and forget her forever. Darcy agrees, confident of his success. Tentatively, he begins to woo his beloved. Then, just as things seem to be progressing nicely, Caroline Bingley, George Wickham and Elizabeth's own sister, Lydia, throw everything into jeopardy. Caroline's reckless actions force Mr Darcy and Elizabeth, together with Mr Bennet, Mr Bingley and Georgiana, to set off for London, where Darcy is determined to deal with his nemesis once and for all. Mr Darcy's Proposal uses English grammar, spelling and historical terms and phrases throughout.
Release on 2020-02-20 | by Summer Hanford,Renata McMann
A Pride and Prejudice Variation Collection
Author: Summer Hanford,Renata McMann
THIS IS A COLLECTION OF BOOKS PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED AS INDIVIDUAL EBOOKS.Epiphany with TeaWho would think tea at Rosings could be enlightening? Not Mr. Darcy. At least, not until the moment he realizes how to win Elizabeth Bennet's heart.Even after years of marriage, the memory of tea at Rosings is still fresh in Darcy's mind, but can lessons learned then help him come to terms with the trials of today?Epiphany with Tea is a story of love, happiness, understanding and cherishing the season.From Ashes to HeiressesWith the rest of their family gone and their home destroyed, Elizabeth and Jane are taken in by their aunt and uncle in Meryton. Concerned about the two surviving Bennet sisters' situation, Mr. Darcy and Mr. Bingley come to Hertfordshire, but not before Mr. Wickham attempts to use the situation to his advantage.Miss Bingley's ChristmasThe weather outside is frightful, but that doesn't stop Miss Bingley from dragging her sister off to a trendy new flower shop in a slightly less than modish part of London. What could be so important as to bring two socialites out in the cold? Why, Mr. Darcy is coming for Christmas dinner.Unfortunately for Miss Bingley, a winter storm and her own arrogance combine to ruin her Christmas plans, but maybe the Christmas she ends up having will actually turn into the Christmas of her dreams. Their Secret LoveWhat if Mr. Darcy expected Elizabeth to approve when he issued his infamous insult at the dance?When Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy and Miss Elizabeth Bennet meet for the first time, they quickly recognize a connection that could change their lives, but how can they explore their attraction with Mrs. Bennet sure to pounce on Darcy as a candidate for marriage to Elizabeth and with Darcy's family certain to censure him for his choice? They need a good plan, or their relations could destroy their love before it's hardly begun. PLEASE NOTE: Renata McMann and Summer Hanford write SWEET ROMANCE. Our books contain no explicit situations beyond a kiss and only the occasional (maybe once in every ten books) mild curse. It is our belief that our books should be appropriate for all readers.BOOK DETAILS: Each story is a complete Pride and Prejudice variation and is not part of a series. They total about 52,000 words
This modern retelling of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice follows Mrs. Bennet who, while enjoying the family seaside home in Salcombe, decides that Mr. Darcy, who has just sailed into the harbor on his yacht, is quite the catch for one of her daughters. Original.