Jane Austen + Shakespeare? Yes, please! Riana Everly gives a delightful twist to Pride and Prejudice with her combination of quotes and themes from the comic play “Much Ado About Nothing”. Her story starts off in the typical way with Darcy’s insults at the Meryton Assembly, but quickly veers in a new direction when one small change to the canon—Jane breaking her ankle rather than taking ill—sets up the stage for an extended house party at Netherfield. Darcy and Lizzy’s bicker
How fast can Elizabeth and Darcy fall in love without Darcy’s “not tolerable” gaffe or the slander of Wickham to fuel Elizabeth’s prejudice? In this story, it only takes one day-- one adventure-filled, hilarious day! Lady Catherine and Anne conspire to trap Darcy into marrying Anne, but he manages to escape his London townhouse, dressed as one of his footmen. Nevertheless, Catherine spreads lies that Darcy has ruined Anne and is honor-bound to marry her, going so far as to pu
A breathtaking story of love, heartbreak, betrayal, and forgiveness. Romeo and Juliet meets Pride and Prejudice. “Now I know that everything was supposed to happen just the way it did, because if it didn’t, maybe I wouldn’t have spent the rest of my life in the most beautiful fairy tale with your grandfather.” When I heard Dushica Labovich announce that she was writing a story inspired by Pride and Prejudice-- my favorite Jane Austen novel-- I just knew I had to read it. Ho
Have you ever wondered what Pride and Prejudice would have been like if it had been written from Darcy’s point of view instead of Elizabeth’s? Shannon Winslow gives us a wonderful insight into Darcy’s mind during the events that take place in the novel through her story, “Fitzwilliam Darcy, in his own words.” Written in first-person voice in a style that wonderfully captures Austen’s narrative, we see firsthand how Darcy’s own pride and prejudice nearly ruined every chance of
Surprise! I have a new Pride and Prejudice novella out, called "Unconventional: an Austentatious comedy that defies expectations". It's available for just 99c. Mr. Darcy is in love with Elizabeth Bennet, but she teases and berates him. Then, Darcy finds himself unwittingly trapped into a marriage with Caroline Bingley. Will Darcy ever be free to pursue the woman he truly loves? Or will he be shackled forever in an unconventional marriage to a woman he detests? You can read t
It's rare to find crossover stories between Jane Austen's books, but Cass Grafton and Ada Bright have done an excellent job! This story takes place in 1811, the year that Pride and Prejudice is set and a few years before Persuasion is set. Elizabeth Bennet becomes friends with Anne Elliot and is invited to stay at Kellynch. Meanwhile, Mr. Darcy is renting the dower house on the Kellynch estate. During this time, a shipwrecked and delirious Captain Wentworth shows up at Kell
I am not usually an audiobook reader, but I couldn’t pass up the chance to listen to a review copy of P.O. Dixon’s Pride and Prejudice variation “Lady Elizabeth.” A fresh and original story about Austen’s beloved characters, I thoroughly enjoyed this book! Instead of following the usual P&P plotline, Ms. Dixon poses the idea, “what if Elizabeth had been kidnapped from the Bennets and raised as the granddaughter of a duke?” In this setup, it is Darcy who is considered unsui
Maria Grace never fails to delight! I devoured these bite-sized Christmas short-stories quicker than bon-bons. The first story takes place when Darcy and Lizzy have been married for 2 years. Their plans to celebrate Christmas at Pemberley go awry when they are summoned to spend the holiday at Rosings with the cantankerous Lady Catherine instead. What’s Lady Catherine got up her sleeve? I won’t spoil it, but it turns out there’s a good heart hiding in that bossy old lady.