Mr Fitzwilliam Darcy has a secret. The letter he presented to Miss Elizabeth Bennet after his ghastly proposal is not the only epistle he has written her. In this tale of longing, misadventure, and love, Jane Austens dearly loved Pride and Prejudice, is readapted as our hero has learned a powerful way of coping with his attraction to Miss Bennet. He writes her letters. The misguided suitor has declared himself, and Elizabeth Bennet has refused him, most painfully. Without ever intending for these letters to become known to any soul, Mr. Darcy relies on his secret for coping once again. However, these letters, should they land in the wrong hands, could amount to untold scandal, embarrassment, and possibly heartbreak. But what would happen should they fall into the right hands?
©2020 KaraLynne Mackrory (P)2020 Quills Quartos Publishing
Elizabeth Bennet made her sister a promise on her deathbed: to love and care for her son, young Charles Bingley, like her very own child. And so she did, for four years, until the boy's guardian, Fitzwilliam Darcy showed up in Meryton, insisting on removing the boy from his aunt, his life, and everything he knew, to be raised at Pemberley. Elizabeth, determined to honor Jane, insists on going with them, soon finding herself installed at Pemberley as an unwanted guest of Mr. Darcy and his aunt, Lady Catherine de Bourgh. It's the year without a summer and Pemberley is austere and ghostly, with shadows and secrets lurking in every corner. With too much time to herself, Elizabeth soon finds herself wondering about Mr Darcys past, and the identity of a young lady who she reads about in the ladys journal. She soon thinks she has a faithful sketch of Mr Darcys character until one key truth emerges which shatters all her prepossessions. Bit by bit the mysteries of Pemberley unravel but what will she find at the end of it? This Pride and Prejudice variation is written in the style of gothic novels of the regency era, such as Northanger Abbey. The beloved characters of Jane Austen in scenarios of the author's imagining.
©2020 Amy D'Orazio (P)2020 Quills Quartos Publishing
Thirty years ago, the playful song of three small girls was silenced forever. Now, someone watches the families they left behind, counting the days until the music dies once more.
When food editor Susanna Morgan returns to Parnell, Florida, to oversee the sale of her childhood home and cover the annual Pomelo Festival for her magazine, she vows not to remain one minute longer than necessary. She doesn't anticipate her attraction to the local pastor, a return of the faith she thought she'd lost, or the phone calls from her long dead sister.
Former pastor Grant Landon has enough on his plate - his mother's increasing dementia, his ex-wife's abandonment and remarriage, and his teenage daughter's unbridled tongue - without adding his attraction to Susanna Morgan.
When a series of anonymous phone calls and sinister pranks makes it clear that someone is intent on opening old wounds and creating new ones, Susanna and Grant set out to unearth long-buried secrets and heal hurts that are decades old.
©2017 Gloria Marlow (P)2018 Gloria Marlow
What happens to the happily ever after when the ever after has already happened? A spirited courtship, indeed! Jane Austen's much adored Pride and Prejudice is transfigured in this regency adaptation. That fickle friend Fate intervenes when an unexpected event threatens the happily ever after of literature's favorite love story. The gentlemen from Netherfield have left, winter is upon the land, and after a horrifying carriage accident, Elizabeth Bennet finds her spirit transported as if by magic into Mr. Darcy's London home. Paranormally tethered to the disagreeable man, it doesn't help that he believes she is a phantasm of his love-struck mind and not the real Elizabeth. Somehow, they must learn to trust, learn to love, and learn to bring Elizabeth back to her earthly form before it is too late.
©2020 KaraLynne Mackrory (P)2020 Quills & Quartos Publishing