"[Reynolds] has creatively blended a classic love story with a saucy romance novel." -Austenprose
"Developed so well that it made the age-old storyline new and fresh...Her writing gripped my attention and did not let go."-The Romance Studio
"The style and wit of Ms. Austen are compellingly replicated...spellbinding. Kudos to Ms. Reynolds!" -A Reader's Respite
What if...Elizabeth Bennet was more unsuitable for Mr. Darcy than ever...
Mr. Darcy is determined to find a more suitable bride. But then he learns that Elizabeth is living in London in reduced circumstances, after her father's death robs her of her family home...
What if...Mr. Darcy can't Help himself from see king her out...
He just wants to make sure she's alright. But once he's seen her, he feels compelled to talk to her, and from there he's unable to fight the overwhelming desire to be near her, or the ever-growing mutual attraction that is between them...
What if...Mr. Darcy's intentions were shockingly dishonorable...
This amorous, provocative, and at times tumultuous tale, illustrates Mr. Darcy as a wealthy young man of sense and education, as well as considerable worldly experience--not at all uncommon for Regency era gentlemen of his social standing. He is his own master. He enjoys his lifestyle and has no particular desire to marry at all.
That is, until he renews his acquaintance with Miss Elizabeth Bennet--her own circumstances greatly diminished pursuant to the sudden and tragic death of her father.
"To Have His Cake (and Eat It Too)" tells of Mr. Darcy's journey from a man who, indeed, is proud and haughty, to one who seeks to please a woman worthy of being pleased.
To Have His Cake (and Eat It Too): Mr. Darcy's Tale ~ A Regency historical fiction adaptation of Jane Austen's timeless classic Pride and Prejudice.
Having overcome the many seeming obstacles to marrying Miss Elizabeth Bennet, his former employee and the woman of his dreams, Fitzwilliam Darcy must now reaffirm his promise to be a man truly worthy of her affections.
Confronted, out of the blue, with the intimate knowledge of her husband’s rakish past, Elizabeth too is obliged to reconsider long held tenets that otherwise threaten to tear them apart.
If you enjoyed "To Have His Cake (and Eat It Too)", you will take pleasure in reading of what happens after the honeymoon is over.
What He Would Not Do: Mr. Darcy's Tale Continues ~ A Regency historical fiction adaptation of Jane Austen's timeless classic Pride and Prejudice.
What did Mr. Darcy think when he first saw Elizabeth Bennet? How did Miss Bingley talk her brother out of proposing to Jane Bennet? And how did Lady Catherine de Bourgh find out Mr. Darcy was on the verge of proposing to Elizabeth? 15 authors of Austen-inspired fiction decided to answer these questions and more. Here are the scenes Jane Austen never wrote: ones that happened off stage, such as Mr. Collins proposing to Charlotte Lucas, and actual Pride and Prejudice scenes from the point of view of different characters.
PRIDE & PREJUDICE: BEHIND THE SCENES is not a complete novel in and of itself. It is a collection of scenes written independently and designed to complement the original. The reader can start at the beginning or dip into any scene they choose.
Contributing authors include Abigail Reynolds, Mary Simonsen, Susan Mason-Milks, Maria Grace, Jack Caldwell, C. Allyn Pierson, Shannon Winslow, Colette Saucier, Jane Odiwe, Monica Fairview, Diana Birchall, Marilyn Brant, Kara Louise, Cassandra Grafton and L.L. Diamond.
Tragedy at Longbourn forces Miss Elizabeth Bennet to face certain truths about her family, compelling her to chart her own course in life.
Darcy long admired Elizabeth even though her family’s lack of propriety, their want of connections and fortune, and his sense of their inferiority prevented him from forming any serious designs on her.
Will Elizabeth’s new path in life allow Darcy to overcome all his objections, leading them straight into each other’s arms? Or will other family obstacles keep them apart?