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    A Learned Romance

    “She had been forced into prudence in her youth, she learned romance as she grew older: the natural sequel of an unnatural beginning”–Jane Austen, Persuasion, chapter 4 MARY BENNET HAD NEVER WISHED for anything more than to be known as the meek and pious Bennet sister, the one who sweetly brought peace to her family. BEING THE LAST UNMARRIED BENNET SISTER, the pressure to partake of a London Season with the nouveau riche Wickhams was considerable, no matter how little she desired it; but, her young sister Lydia would not hear a refusal. Mary hoped she could pass her days as quietly as a mouse and maybe encourage her still-wild sister…

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    Forgotten Betrothal

    Enlightenment dawned, sharp and painful in its glaring exactitude. He knew. From the moment she had uttered her true name, he had known that she was not free. So why was he here? Why did he still look at her in that way? Why could she see the adoration in his eyes and the torment in his features? Had he come to say goodbye? To leave her to this fate? How can an innocent stroll through Hyde Park change the course of so many lives? Confused and chastened following her cruel rejection of Mr Darcy’s proposal, Elizabeth Bennet returns to her aunt’s home in Gracechurch Street. Unable to find solace…

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    There You Were

    “I was not looking for love, but there you were. I cannot stop it, I cannot indulge it, so I must put distance between us and hope that time will heal this fever I have.” Abandoned by her mother and ignored by her father, it is hardly any wonder young Elizabeth Bennet’s curiosity soon brings about trouble and marriage to a man she does not love. Colonel Fitzwilliam’s family—save for his cousin Mr Darcy—despises her, and life is not what she dreamed of. As she matures and grows from an impetuous girl into a woman, Elizabeth’s most reliable source of friendship and comfort becomes Mr Darcy. When tragedy strikes leaving…

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    For The Deepest Love

    “After thinking long and hard, I have come to the conclusion that—although it may not be the kind of love my sister and I once had in mind—marrying Mr Darcy would be marrying for a love of the deepest kind.” Recovering from their parents’ deaths, Elizabeth and Jane Bennet have held their family together, leaning on the support of their uncle, Edward Gardiner, to help them survive.  Thus, when Mr Gardiner is threatened with scandal and ruin, Elizabeth vows to help him.  Hearing of her distress, the scandalous Fitzwilliam Darcy enters her life—offering his aid in exchange for her hand.  Accepting his proposal upends her life in unimaginable ways as…

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    The Recovery of Fitzwilliam Darcy

    I have no notion who I am meant to be. In 1789, a terrible crime is committed, plunging one family into grief as another rejoices at the gift of an unexpected son. Two decades later, a chance meeting leads to the discovery of the lost heir of Pemberley and the man who knew himself as Mr William Lucas is restored to his birthright as Fitzwilliam Darcy of Pemberley. Discovering the truth about his past means leaving behind everyone and everything he has ever known and loved—including his childhood best friend and soon-to-be betrothed, Elizabeth Bennet. Tormented by questions about himself, and his place, Darcy struggles to understand and adapt to…

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    The Unread Letters

    Hello fellow readers! As I am writing this blog review, I am gazing longingly outdoors wanting to go on a Lizzie Bennet long walk. Alas, the skies are gloomy and a walk is not meant to be. So instead, dear friends, I will write this letter to you about a book I just read. The title of the book is The Unread Letter by Kara Pleasants. I must admit at first I found this to be quite a peculiar name. Which letter was unread? Who was it written by? I couldn’t imagine a Pride & Prejudice world without each and every letter. My friends, I knew I had to read…

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    Fearful Symmetry

    Longbourn is on fire! Hello fellow reader. Welcome to a review of Fearful Symmetry. This book does not treat the poor Bennet’s kindly. As a family, they endure so much grief. Be prepared to read a Pride & Prejudice variation that vividly walks you through both physical and emotional loss, rips your heart apart, and then puts it back together. I have to say, that I truly enjoyed this Darcy. He really captures the true spirit of Austen’s Mr Darcy. Along the way, there are some fun twists on Austen’s quotes which brought a smile to my face. The characters are lively and quite enjoyable. This is a great variation!…

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    Lovers’ Meeting

    Welcome fellow readers! Today I have another wonderful Jane Austen fan fiction to review for you. First off let us have a moment with this cover, shall we? I love the subtle touch of their hands. It really captures the spirit of this book. It is a truth universally acknowledged that the disastrous first meeting of Fitzwilliam Darcy and Elizabeth Bennet at the Meryton Assembly provided each with a ready-made set of prejudices to apply to the other. But when a horrific rural accident reveals Darcy to be a man of active, intelligent benevolence, and Elizabeth, in the absence of her appalling family, to be an extraordinary lady of courage…

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    Fallen by Jessie Lewis

    I was positively giddy when I saw Jessie Lewis had a new release coming out early in 2021. I discovered Jessie late last year when I read her book, Speechless. If you haven’t read it yet, I can’t recommend it enough. When the chance came to be able to read Fallen and interview Jessie, I squealed with delight! Fallen is unique in that it follows cannon pretty closely for the first quarter-ish of the book… and then it’s hang on to your hats! It is a wild curricle ride of emotions. What makes this book set apart from others is its ability to make you second-guess the characters you have…

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    All That This Entails

    What is your go-to comfort read? My comfort read of 2020 has been any story with Fitzwilliam Darcy as one of the main characters. Admittedly, I quite new to Jane Austen Fan Fiction. But, I fell fast and hard. As I was reaching for to Austen more and more this year, I realized there was a whole world I had yet to explore with more Austen-goodness to read. This Pride & Prejudice did not disappoint! In a twist of fate, Mr. Bennet is now titled and wealthier than Mr. Darcy. The story picks up after Elizabeth has rejected Mr. Darcy’s -ahem- less than romantic proposal. What unfolds next is simply…