Darcy's Wager: A Pride and Prejudice Variation

Penelope Swan Standalone Pride and Prejudice Variation Romances

Book 2
Wisheart Press
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When Elizabeth Bennet discovers that her sister, Lydia, has risked her reputation by staking a wager against one of London's most notorious rakes, she races to prevent a scandal before shame and ruin befall her family. But saving her own sister could mean sacrificing another: the sister of the handsome, aloof Mr Darcy. Can Elizabeth make a choice between her family and the man she loves? From the pleasure gardens of Vauxhall to the gambling dens of Piccadilly, join Darcy and Elizabeth as they banter, dance, and fall in love in this Regency romance for Jane Austen fans everywhere.

DARCY'S WAGER is a sweet, clean, full-length standalone Pride and Prejudice variation romance, inspired by Jane Austen's novel.

Praise for Penelope Swan:

"Penelope Swan has captured the essence of the characters and their "voices" so well that one would think the text was written by Jane Austen, herself." ~ Ingrid Holzman

"Jane Austen would have been proud of this adaptation of Pride and Prejudice. Classic, witty and romantic with mystery and intrigue. Beautifully written with vivid descriptions." ~ Christine Evans

 

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Wisheart Press
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Published on
Sep 27, 2015
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Pages
322
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ISBN
9780994292452
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English
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Fiction / Classics
Fiction / Historical
Fiction / Romance / Clean & Wholesome
Fiction / Romance / Historical / General
Fiction / Romance / Historical / Regency
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The beautiful red-headed Druscilla Morley has been cruelly misused and abused by so-called ‘gentlemen’ all her young life.

            And most recently by the lecherous Lord Walden whose children she was appointed the Governess to. 

            Not only had he forced himself upon her. Worse still he has told his wife that Druscilla was the louche philanderer and so she was summarily dismissed from their employment without any reference.     

            Little wonder then that she now dresses in the dowdiest of clothes with her hair in a matronly bun, anything to make herself unattractive to men, all of whom she despises, loathes and fears.

            Now employed as Governess to another noble household, Druscilla is startled to meet her older second cousin Valdo, the Marquis of Lynche, now a famously dashing and handsome ‘ladies’ man’ in London Society and a considerable catch for ambitious debutantes.  And she is even more startled to find that he is engaged in an illicit affair with her employer. 

            Facing likely death in a duel with his lover’s furious husband, the Marquis is forced to propose a marriage of convenience to Druscilla, who sees it as an escape from her misery loneliness.

            They are summarily married with a Special Licence and Druscilla’s life now changes completely as she becomes the new Marchioness of Lynche.  

            Little does she know that her audacious adventure means that she risks losing her life – or that she is about to lose her heart.

Overworked and exhausted through caring for her ailing father, the demurely lovely Delysia Langford goes to the family’s London house for a well-deserved rest.

            But her wayward and beautiful sister, Fleur, has other ideas for her.  She has fallen deeply in love with Timothy, Lord Sheldon, but he is already reluctantly engaged through intense pressure from his family to be married to the daughter of the Duke of Dorset.

            So Fleur and Tim plan to elope. And so determined is Tim’s uncle, the vastly rich Magnus Fane,  a terrifying man people call the ‘Demon King’,  to stop them that he kidnaps Fleur. 

            Little does he know, it is actually Delysia who his servants have abducted from the London house by mistake.

            And when she is subjected to the contempt that Magnus Fane regards her sister with, Delysia resolves to keep up the pretence that she is Fleur so giving her sister time to run away to France with Tim to be married. And giving herself a chance to reverse the dreadful impression that he has formed of Fleur from reports by his relations.

            But when Delysia is confronted by the awe-inspiring and arrogant Demon King, he turns out to be an extremely handsome young man as well as a highly successful entrepreneur, having made his fortune in the East.  

            And slowly but surely she is no longer held hostage, but simply following her heart as mutual hatred in some magical way turns out to be love. 

Book 3 of a Four-Part Series
When Elizabeth Bennet arrives at Hunsford Parsonage to visit her newlywed friend, she is horrified to find Charlotte accused of poisoning her husband’s patroness, Lady Catherine de Bourgh. Determined to prove her friend’s innocence, Elizabeth begins her own investigation and soon discovers that Lady Catherine has many enemies. Would one of them stoop to murder? When her search for answers is challenged by the handsome, austere Mr Darcy, Elizabeth braces herself for a battle of wills, but he surprises her with a proposal of a very different kind…

A romantic Regency mystery inspired by Jane Austen's Pride & Prejudice! This is the third book in the Dark Darcy Mysteries - a Pride and Prejudice variation combining suspense and romance. * Each book in this series features a standalone mystery which is resolved, but the overall story of Darcy and Elizabeth's courtship is told over the 4 books of the series.

- The Netherfield Affair (Book 1)
- Intrigue at the Ball (Book 2)
- The Poisoned Proposal (Book 3)
- Secrets at Pemberley (Book 4) 



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Elizabeth had intended to tell no one about Mr. Darcy's proposal. At length, she confided in her dearest sister, Jane. It was meant to be their secret, but secrets have a way of getting found out.

What happens when Mrs. Bennet learns that her headstrong daughter has refused the hand of a second respectable man in less than six months?

Darcy is determined to put his disastrous proposal to Miss Elizabeth Bennet behind him by filling the empty space in his life that can only be occupied by a wife. A chance meeting with Elizabeth at Pemberley gives him pause. Elizabeth may be the only woman in his heart, but she is not the only woman in his life.

Will Darcy adhere to his original plan to find another, or will he follow his heart?

 

Other Books by Author P O Dixon:


By Reason, by Reflection, by Everything

Impertinent Strangers

Bewitched, Body and Soul: Miss Elizabeth Bennet

To Have His Cake (and Eat it Too)

A Lasting Love Affair: Darcy and Elizabeth

Still a Young Man: Darcy is in Love

He Taught Me to Hope: Darcy and the Young Knight's Quest

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