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    Blinded by Prejudice

    Into what kind of hell had I emerged from under those ruins? Elizabeth Bennet anticipated nothing more than a pleasant day among friends and relations when the pleasure trip to the ruins of Bodden chapel commenced. But what began as mere diversion turns frightening when the walls of the ancient church tumble down around them, endangering lives, demolishing pride and propriety, and bringing a hero into focus.  As the earth begins to tremble, Fitzwilliam Darcy sees Elizabeth Bennet is in mortal danger and acts on instinct to save her. But when the dust settles, there are unforeseen consequences to his actions, including a serious injury to his eyesight. I could…

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    Pemberley by Moonlight

    “I wish I could meet you, Mr Darcy, and tell you to come home.  There seems to be a large gap in the world where you should be.” WHAT HAS HAPPENED to Fitzwilliam Darcy?  IT HAS BEEN NEARLY A YEAR since the master of Pemberley disappeared, leaving behind his distraught young sister and a family in turmoil. But clues to his whereabouts are scarce and it soon seems there will be nothing to do but see Georgiana married and have him declared legally dead.  ELIZABETH BENNET, ON HOLIDAY with her aunt and uncle, visits Pemberley and soon finds herself drawn into the mystery of the missing gentleman. But what secrets…

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    Misunderstandings & Ardent Love

    “I have never been able to forget you…I am yours, in body and soul, for as long as I am able to draw breath.” AFTER MONTHS OF BROODING DESPAIR while Bingley prepares to wed Jane Bennet, Fitzwilliam Darcy realises he has no choice but to put his heart at risk and try to win the only woman he will ever love. ELIZABETH BENNET WOULD MORE THAN WELCOME his return to Longbourn. Yet despite such mutually ardent feelings, her most beloved sister and Darcy’s own uncle hold quite the opposite points of view. TORN BETWEEN PERSONAL LOYALTIES and responsibilities, the couple must balance finding a discreet solution for a family scandal in…

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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!…