A confirmed Jane Austen addict, Monica Fairview used to be a literature professor, but her complusion to write something other than scholarly articles pushed her over the edge, and resulted in her first published novel, the Regency romance, An Improper Suitor.
Now she dedicates whatever time she can spare from raising a very active daughter to writing and reading –and more writing. Born in London, Monica lived in the USA for many years. She loves to laugh, read, and visit historical places.
So far Monica has written three full-length Jane Austen sequels. The Other Mr Darcy focuses on Caroline Bingley and introduces Mr. Darcy’s American Cousin Robert, while The Darcy Cousins on Georgiana Darcy. A story of hers was included in Laurel Ann Nattress’s anthology Jane Austen Made Me Do It, featuring a number of your favorite Austenesque authors.
Steampunk Darcy: A Pride and Prejudice Inspired Comedy Adventure
William Darcy is obsessed with his ancestors. So much so that he intends to rebuild Pemberley (destroyed during the Uprising) stone by stone, and he wants to employ reconstruction expert Seraphene Grant to help him.
Or does he? Seraphene wasn’t born yesterday. She can smell a rat, particularly when it stinks all the way up to her airship. She knows Darcy is hiding something. But with the Authorities after her and her other options dwindling by the moment, the temptation of genuine English tea and a gorgeous Steampunk gentleman are very difficult to resist.
But what if Darcy’s mystery job courts nothing but trouble? What if Darcy is harboring a secret to kill for? When kiss comes to shove, will Darcy’s secret destroy Seraphene, or will it be her salvation?
Join us on a romantic adventure like no other in this whimsical Pride and Prejudice-inspired tribute, featuring Wickham, Georgiana, dirigibles, funky fish, and swash-buckling pirates.
The Darcy Cousins
The Darcy Cousins is the coming of age story of Georgiana Darcy and her American cousin Clarissa. In this coming of age story, Georgiana Darcy joins forces with her lively American cousin, Clarissa, as she rebels against the stifling atmosphere at Rosings Park. But what starts as mere playful mischief soon turns serious when Miss Anne de Bourgh suddenly vanishes, and the consequences of Georgiana’s rebellion become very real indeed…
More trouble comes her way when she realizes that she and her more glamorous cousin are rivals for the same charming gentleman’s affection. How is she to stand a chance in the game of love after her disastrous relationship with Wickham?
The Other Mr. Darcy
Did you know that Mr. Darcy had an American cousin?!
In this highly original Pride and Prejudice sequel by British author Monica Fairview, Caroline Bingley is our heroine. Caroline is sincerely broken-hearted when Mr. Darcy marries Lizzy Bennet— that is, until she meets his charming and sympathetic American cousin…
Mr. Robert Darcy is as charming as Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy is proud, and he is stunned to find prim and proper young lady weeping at his cousin’s wedding. She rejects his sympathy without much ado as she struggles to hold onto her pride.
They’re off to a bad start. But can one arrogant lady and one American upstart find anything in common, let alone fall in love?
In this gently humorous story, the day has come for Mr Knightly to move into Hartfield, but Mr Woodhouse is still not reconciled to the marriage. Trouble looms on the horizon, unless Emma can quickly come up with a way to convince her papa to accept Mr Knightly’s presence.
An Improper Suitor
A lady in possession of an independent fortune has no need for a husband. Miss Julia Swifton, secure in that belief, has made no attempt to search for one, even after three seasons in London. That is until her grandmother, an advocate of women’s rights, rises from her deathbed and threatens, of all things, to marry her to a notorious rake, Lord Thorwynn. Shocked into action, Julia launches into a search for an intelligent, scholarly husband who will suit her. On her way she has to rescue a fallen “angel,” save a rake from being forced into marriage, defeat an unscrupulous gamesmaster who needs to seduce her for money, and avert a friend’s disastrous runaway marriage. Fortunately, she does not have to do it alone. Even if her companion, Lord Thorwynn, is the last person she would ever want to marry.