Karen Wasylowski

Karen Wasylowski . . .   is a retired CPA, living in Florida with her husband, Richie, and their dogs, Darcy and Alfred.

The idea for Darcy and Fitzwilliam came to Karen while watching the 1995 movie of Pride and Prejudice. She can even tell you the moment: It was during the dinner table scene at Aunt Catherine’s lovely Rosings Park.  She is grilling Elizabeth about her family and suddenly Darcy is darting his gaze from his aunt to Elizabeth, appearing ready to slink under the table. Then he looks across at his cousin, Colonel Fitzwilliam, who gifts him with a smirk and a barely suppressed laugh. Karen remember thinking to herself, “How typical of brothers – each enjoying the discomfort of the other,” and she began to laugh.

Sons and Daughters is a sequel to Darcy and Fitzwilliam, and the direct result of having those two gentlemen now firmly entrenched in her head, voices demanding that she write about their children.

Released on St. Valentine’s Day was Book III to Darcy and Fitzwilliam, entitled WIVES AND LOVERS.  My dear friends, Darcy and Fitzwilliam, are growing older now, but still are handsome, wise and funny.  Their grown children are giving them headaches, however – involved with romance, children and the insanity of love.

Be forewarned that Book IV to Darcy and Fitzwilliam, entitled SAINTS AND SINNERS, has begun…

Saints and Sinners: Darcy and Fitzwilliam (Book 4)
The Darcy and Fitzwilliam families return as Colonel Fitzwilliam’s volatile, passionate son, Matthew, confronts the woman he loved and lost years before to his rival… while his twin brother, Mark, the more steady of the two, decides to give up waiting for love to find him and settle in marriage with an old friend. As always nothing turns out as planned with the loves, laughs, tears and surprises of life pushing and pulling the families in directions they never saw coming.
Wives and Lovers: Darcy & Fitzwilliam (Book 3)
Cousins and best friends, Fitzwilliam Darcy and Colonel Richard Fitzwilliam, approaching their later years, while their children have grown into adulthood, finding themselves facing the usual adult joys and sorrows – love, marriage, sex, betrayal, bereavement, mishap, humor, tears… and, children of their own (a grandparent’s best revenge).
Sons and Daughters: Darcy and Fitzwilliam (Book 2)
Mr. Darcy and his cousin Colonel Fitzwilliam (close as brothers yet opposites in personality)now are family men and fathers. This is an often hilarious, sometimes heart wrenching story of two families and their separate paths through life over a twenty year span. Between the Colonel’s nine children and the Darcy’s three there are tough decisions to be made, lessons to be learned and laughter to be enjoyed.

As in most families, mothers Lizzy and Amanda are the hearts of the home, but it is Darcy and Fitzwilliam who are the arms and legs. The direction of their children’s futures depends upon them, their decisions early on shape the lives of all for years to come.
Darcy and Fitzwilliam: A Tale of a Gentleman and an Officer
Following their marriage at Longbourn Elizabeth and Fitzwilliam Darcy begin their newlywedded lives at Pemberly, Darcy’s beautiful estate in Derbyshire. They are typical young marrieds, madly in love and happy, with the occasional bumps in the road as Lizzy learns the duties of wife in such an imposing manor home.

Returning home after years at war, Colonel Richard Fitzwilliam, Darcy’s cousin and dearest friend in the world, re-enters Darcy’s life. The two are complete opposites in nature. Where Darcy is aloof, elegant and proper, Fitzwilliam is charming, gregarious and a rascal.

The last thing on Fitz’s mind is love and marriage after so many years away – well, love anyway; whereas, learning to live with an independent, spirited wife is the only thing on Darcy’s.