Leenie Brown

Leenie Brown . . .   is the mother of two fabulous (most of the time) teenage boys and the wife of one sweet and thoughtful man. She is somewhat of a grammar nerd, her two youngest sisters telling stories of Leenie correcting their grammar in letters and sending the letters back to them. Leenie does NOT remember doing that, sure they exaggerate!

She loves to read, and was that kid, under the covers with the flashlight, reading until the wee hours of the morning. All her heroes when growing up were authors. She loved what they did, and the worlds they could paint with words were (and still are) her favourite playgrounds!

She also loves to write. It wasn’t until 2103 that her love of reading and playing with stories, and her love of writing crashed into each other.  What happened to cause this collision?  Leenie discovered Jane Austen Fan Fiction!  She delighted to learn there were others that continued plots and varied the stories in their imaginations just as she did. She started by reading but eventually began to argue (in her mind mostly) with the authors about their choices. So, she decided to put some of her ideas down on virtual paper and, after much encouragement from her dear husband, signed up for two JAFF forums and began sharing stories there. Now, she has taken it a step further.

Master of Longbourn: A Pride and Prejudice Novella (A Dash of Darcy Companion Story)
From awkward and unlovable to handsome and loved.

Large, awkward, unlovable, and destined to fail — that is who William Collins has always been told he was, and while he might have accepted the first three monikers, he’s worked hard to ensure the last one does not become true.

Kitty Bennet has never lacked for attention from gentlemen, but while she’s proficient at flirting, she has never had her heart touched by any of the potential suitors who have sat in Longbourn’s sitting room. That is her heart was never touched until now when the awkwardly endearing heir to Longbourn takes up residence in her home.

But how does one encourage a gentleman to love her when he’s seemingly unaffected by fluttering lashes and demure looks? And how can someone as inept, as Collins thinks he is, ever win the heart of a lady as charming as Kitty Bennet?

It will take determination and a little help as well as the realization that sometimes the battle for the heart is played out in the mind.
Confounding Caroline: A Pride and Prejudice Variation (Marrying Elizabeth Book 1)
He thought his future was bleak, but a well-orchestrated misstep might just bring him the happiness he seeks.

Fitzwilliam Darcy has experienced the sadness that currently resides in the eyes of his friend, Charles Bingley. Determined to see Bingley happy, Darcy confesses his part in creating the despondence his friend now feels and prepares to suffer the separation that will ensue.

However, what he expects and what he gets are very different things. Instead of facing a lonely life filled with heartache, he finds himself standing at the beginning of a path leading to not only his friend’s happiness but his own as well.

It will not, however, be an easy path. There will be obstacles to overcome, but with a little help and scheming, no impediment will be too insurmountable – not even Caroline Bingley.
Mr. Darcy's Comfort: A Pride and Prejudice Novella
Sometimes the deepest sorrow can bring the greatest joy.

An honourable gentleman remains true to his word, and Fitzwilliam Darcy is as honourable as they come. He would never consider breaking a promise. At least, he would not have before he met Elizabeth Bennet.

Elizabeth has never found any gentleman as fascinating as Mr. Darcy is. She has also never met one more disagreeable. However, when an unexpected caller arrives at Netherfield, Elizabeth is given a glimpse of a Mr. Darcy that causes her to question her evaluation of the gentleman.

Handed an unexpected resolution to his dilemma, a grieving Darcy, finds himself making another promise that, should he be successful in keeping it, will ensure his and Elizabeth’s future happiness.
Enticing Miss Darcy: A Pride and Prejudice Novella (A of Darcy Companion Stories)
He’s determined to win her, but first, she’ll need to learn to trust her heart.

Having been duped once by a charming scoundrel, Georgiana Darcy finds that, along with the excitement of soirees and new experiences, her first season is chock full of uncertainty. She knows the purpose of a season is to find a husband, but how does one judge the character of a man when she dares not trust her heart?

For a year, Jack Ralston has been attempting to win Georgiana’s heart. The only problem is, she has no idea he is trying to be anything other than a friend. Determined to find a way to move from friend to suitor, Jack’s undertakes a scheme to make her miss him.

However, schemes in real life are not scripted like those presented on a stage, and Georgiana’s confusion coupled with Jack’s stratagems may result in heartbreak rather than happily ever after.

Enticing Miss Darcy is a sequel to Becoming Entangled and part of Leenie Brown’s Dash of Darcy Companions collection of Pride and Prejudice novellas. If you like well-written, fast-paced, sweet Regency romances with a generous dash of fun, then you will love this story about learning to trust your heart and allowing it to lead you to true love.
One Winter's Eve: A Pride & Prejudice Novella (Darcy Family Holidays Book 2)
He’s an annoyance. She’s a puzzle. Together, they make sparks fly.

Caroline Bingley ‘s greatest desire is to marry a wealthy gentleman with an estate. However, Pemberley and its master have been lost. While this is a most unfortunate turn of events, it’s not the worst of it, for Caroline’s brother insists that he will marry his most recent angel despite the lady’s ridiculous family.

And Caroline? Well, she must return to Netherfield and perform the part of perfect hostess for her brother and the gentleman she has lost, as well as his sister and his annoyingly direct cousin.

Colonel Richard Fitzwilliam has always found Caroline Bingley attractive. However, by focusing on her sharp tongue, he has deftly managed to avoid any entanglement that might threaten his plan not to marry.

Until now.

Having been challenged to re-evaluate his opinion of Caroline, Richard has found himself unable to resist the puzzle she presents.

While Richard attempts to understand and Caroline attempts not to offend, love works its magic causing hearts to become engaged. But is love’s enchantment powerful enough for a gentleman bent on remaining single and a lady equally as determined to marry only a man with an estate to come to an understanding? Or will love find itself rejected and shivering under the stars of a winter’s night?

One Winter’s Eve is the sequel to Two Days Before Christmas and just one of Leenie Brown’s numerous Pride and Prejudice inspired stories. If you like well-written, sweet romance with surprising twists, open-minded heroines, and tender heroes then you’ll love this story where gifts from the heart and love take center stage.
Two Days Before Christmas: A Pride & Prejudice Novella (Darcy Family Holidays Book 1)
How does a lady mend her brother’s broken heart?

Georgiana Darcy is less than pleased when her brother returns to town before he is expected. However, after greeting him and seeing that he is more morose than when he left, she becomes concerned. Convinced that she knows the reason behind Darcy’s despondency, Georgiana sets out to remedy the problem and present her brother with the best Christmas gift ever — an unbroken heart.

Netherfield sits empty. Mr. Collins has been refused, and Elizabeth Bennet’s mother is suffering from a serious case of nerves. There is only one thing to be done. Elizabeth and her sister must be sent to town in the hopes that one or both might secure a husband.

Tossed into each other’s paths, Darcy and Elizabeth renew their acquaintance and must decide how to proceed. Will Darcy continue to flee from the lady who has stolen his heart? Will Elizabeth be able to decipher Darcy’s true character? Or will both be left lonely and broken-hearted this Christmas?

Two Days before Christmas is just one of Leenie Brown’s numerous Pride and Prejudice inspired stories. If you like well-written, sweet romance with surprising twists, open-minded heroines, and tender heroes then you’ll love this story where gifts from the heart and love take center stage.
With the Colonel's Help (A Pride & Prejudice Variation)
For Darcy and Elizabeth, overcoming the odds has never been more challenging.

For Fitzwilliam Darcy, choosing between his heart and what he thinks is his duty is no easy task. However, when a gentleman has a cousin such as Darcy does, sorting out what is best becomes far easier. If only that cousin had not tried to improve Miss Elizabeth’s opinion of Darcy!

Since their first meeting, Elizabeth Bennet has not held Mr. Darcy in high esteem. Indeed, she has loudly proclaimed her dislike for the gentleman. However, after hearing the tale Colonel Fitzwilliam has to tell, that dislike threatens to grow into unyielding disdain.

When a gentleman of honour creates a problem, he must see the trouble resolved. It is, therefore, under the watchful eye of Colonel Fitzwilliam that Darcy and Elizabeth begin down a path of greater understanding until fate and relations, intervene creating a situation bordering on impossible.

With the Colonel’s Help is just one of Leenie Brown’s numerous Pride and Prejudice inspired stories. If you like well-written, sweet romance where family ties are strong, understanding runs deep, and love rises above any obstacle, then you will love this story about capturing and restoring a love that was almost lost.
Unravelling Mr. Darcy (A Dash of Darcy Novella)
He’s got one chance to claim his heart’s desire, and he’s holding nothing back.

What’s a gentleman to do when he has laid his heart before a lady only to have it crushed beneath her dainty slipper? If you’re Fitzwilliam Darcy, there is only one thing to do ─ unravel your tightly wound pride, mend your ways, and convince the lady of your worth.

And what’s a lady to do when she has spoken harshly and knows she has done so unfairly? If you’re Elizabeth Bennet, you take a deep breath, swallow your dignity, give him a second chance, and perhaps along the way, discover a gentleman you didn’t know existed.

And what’s a couple to do when they have difficult family members? If you’re Darcy and Elizabeth, you expect a few bumps in the road and prepare yourself for some absurdity along the path to happily ever after.

Unravelling Mr. Darcy is part of Leenie Brown’s Dash of Darcy collection of Pride and Prejudice inspired novellas. If you like well-written, fast-paced, sweet romance with a touch of humor, then you will love this story about Darcy claiming a second chance and pursuing it without reserve.
Becoming Entangled (A Dash of Darcy Novella)
Can she scheme her way out of one betrothal and into another?

Anne de Bourgh wishes to dance until she is dizzy, walk until she is tired, and marry a particular gentleman who causes her heart to skitter and skip and flutter. There is, however, one thing that stands between Anne and her aspirations — her mother.

Nevertheless, when a young lady is determined, things such as a mother’s restraints and a long-standing betrothal are merely impediments to be circumvented.

Practical and cautious, Alistair Pratt is smitten with Anne and has been patiently biding his time until he can make his intentions known. However, with his mother’s desire to see him married increasing, Alistair, when presented with a scandalous plan, throws caution to the wind to secure his love.

But, the course of true love never did run smoothly. When a gentleman with a grudge discovers the lover’s plans, things become tangled and twisted. Will a love that was meant to be find its happy conclusion, or will it end up as only a tale of what could have been?

Becoming Entangled is a sequel to Unravelling Mr. Darcy and a part of Leenie Brown’s Dash of Darcy collection of Pride and Prejudice inspired novellas. If you like well-written, fast-paced, sweet romance with a touch of humor, then you will love this story about Darcy claiming a second chance and pursuing it without reserve.
Henry: To Prove Himself Worthy (Mansfield Park Continuation Episode 1)
He’s failed before, but with her help, this time, he might just succeed.

Henry Crawford has failed to secure the heart of a good woman before ─ and quite spectacularly so! There are few in town who have not heard of his scandalous affair. While his debacle might have proven great fodder for the gossips, it has left him with a shattered heart and a deep desire to change his ways.

However, change is never easy. Old habits can die hard, and some friends may wish to see you say as you always were. Thankfully for Henry, there are others, such as Trefor Linton, who will wish to help and will offer his sister as a dance partner to help Henry ease his way into society.

While most girls her age dream of a rich and handsome husband, Constance Linton is looking for more. She wishes for an intelligent gentleman of good character who is not opposed to a bookish lady. But sifting through the dross in a ballroom in search of such a man is no easy task.

A gentleman with Henry’s reputation is not the sort of man for whom Constance seeks, yet she is not opposed to lending him her aid in achieving his desires.

What begins as a single dance will grow into a collaboration that will equip Henry with all he needs to win a woman of worth, while entangling hearts and leaving not only his own heart and reputation but also that of his friend and tutor at risk of being irreparably damaged.
His Beautiful Bea: A Touches of Austen Novella
She loves his brother. He wishes to see her happy. But neither expected this outcome.

Graeme Clayton has always thought of his brother, Everett, as a bit of a blockhead. However, when Everett seems to prefer a fawning and flirtatious lady over Beatrice Tierney, Graeme knows that his brother is not just a bit of a blockhead but a complete and utter fool!

Knowing that Beatrice secretly loves Everett and despite his opinion of his brother’s mental faculties, Graeme vows to do his part to bring the two together. For to Graeme, there is nothing more important than seeing his lovely neighbour and good friend happy.

Beatrice Tierney has long harboured feelings for Graeme’s younger brother, who is serious and thoughtful ─ or at least he used to be. Now, she fears she must watch any hope she had of ever securing his heart slip away forever. However, she is not destined to watch alone. Graeme has positioned himself as her champion and with his help, she just might find both true happiness and love.

His Beautiful Bea is part of Leenie Brown’s Touches of Austen Collection of original stories inspired by the writings of Jane Austen. If you like well-written, sweet and gentle romance, then you will love this story of realizing that true love was beside you all the time by Leenie Brown. So, put the kettle on, grab your copy of His Beautiful Bea, and let this sweet romance soothe away the worries of the day.
Not an Heiress: A Pride and Prejudice Novella (A Dash of Darcy Companion Story)
She’s not an heiress. He’s not a parson. But each is exactly what the other desires.

Richard Fitzwilliam has always planned on marrying for money. What second son of an earl would not? How else was he supposed to keep to a standard of living with which he had grown accustomed? Besides, love in marriage was a happy coincidence for those not born to a title or money, was it not?

Mary Bennet has always longed for a quiet, home of her own — preferably a parsonage. She has studied and prepared herself accordingly — pouring over her books of sermons. She is determined to be well-versed on how best to aid ladies, young and old alike, with whatever guidance they seek.

However, when Richard meets Mary, all previous notions are turned on end. Will prudence and propriety prevail or will lessons be learned that no book can teach? And what is a poor second son to do when the one luxury he cannot do without is not an heiress?

Not an Heiress is the sequel to Discovering Mr. Darcy and part of Leenie Brown’s Dash of Darcy Companions collection of Pride and Prejudice inspired novellas. If you like well-written, fast-paced, sweet and flirty regency romps, then you will love this story of compromise and the discovery that true happiness is not always found in lofty goals but in having your true love at your side.
Discovering Mr. Darcy: A Pride and Prejudice Novella (A Dash of Darcy)
A wrong room, a locked door, and a final opportunity to understand one another.

When Fitzwilliam Darcy left Netherfield, Elizabeth Bennet had yet to decipher his character and assumes she will never receive the opportunity to do so until he unexpectedly arrives in Kent where Elizabeth is visiting a friend. Upon their first meeting, Darcy seems different from the arrogant man Elizabeth remembers, and stories she hears from his cousin Anne further confuse her opinion until she overhears a conversation.

Arriving for his annual visit at Rosings, Darcy is both delighted and hopeful when he learns that his aunt’s parson has a guest. Having been unable to rid his thoughts and heart of the lovely Miss Elizabeth, he has determined to press his suit. However, when his cousin Richard’s attentions are more readily accepted by Elizabeth than his own, Darcy fears he will have to part with the lady he loves forever.

However, fate and scheming relations are not about to let this couple walk away from each other.
A Very Mary Christmas: A Pride and Prejudice Novella
What is a lady to do when your mother shares with one and all that you have lost your last chance for marriage and when the one man you wish to marry sees you only as a friend? If you are Mary Bennet, you plan to escape to London and begin a new life while attempting to forget the man you left behind.

What is a gentleman to do when your father retires to Bath, leaving you his estate as well as his debts along with new bills and the care of a devil-may-care brother? If you are a cautious and calculating businessman like Nicholas Hammond, you double down your efforts to make your estate solvent and tuck away your hopes of marrying until the finances are well and truly able to withstand the added expenses of a wife and family.

And what is the sister or brother of such a gentleman or lady to do if you wish to see your sibling happy? If you are Jane or Elizabeth Bennet, you attempt to arrange chance meetings, but if you are Alfred Hammond, you look to your conniving friend, Whit, for help and stage a scheme that will either destroy all hopes of happiness or result in a Very Mary Christmas.
Dash of Darcy Duo: Two Pride and Prejudice Novellas
Steal away for a couple of hours and indulge in something deliciously sweet. This pair of short novellas is designed for the reader who craves a Dash of Darcy sweetness despite her busy life. Reimaginings of Jane Austen’s classic tale, Pride and Prejudice, these stories differ in their how our dearly loved couple get together, but the result is the same — sweet happily ever after for Darcy and Elizabeth.

Finally Mrs. Darcy and Waking to Mr. Darcy
Waking to Mr. Darcy: A Pride and Prejudice Novella
Rain, Mud, and Happily Ever After

Fitzwilliam Darcy meant to restore peace to his mind and protect his heart. He intended to escape from Hertfordshire to the safety of London, but when the very person from whom he is running falls into his arms and requires his help, he will be forced to admit that there is only one place where he will find peace and his heart will be safe.

Elizabeth Bennet meant to take a walk to avoid a proposal from a man she cannot tolerate — the odious Mr. Collins. Despite the rain, she is relishing the few minutes of calm and peace — the feeling the freedom this path has always provided — until a clap of thunder and a patch of mud intervene, and she finds herself inescapably bound to Mr. Darcy. How does one come to terms with marrying a man she despises? Sometimes, it just takes a shift in perspective.
Finally Mrs. Darcy: A Pride and Prejudice Novella
Separated for Years ~ Reunited at Last

After Lydia’s elopement, Mr. Bingley returns to Netherfield, but sadly he is alone. His connections to Mr. Darcy are severed, crushing any hope Elizabeth Bennet had of finding happiness with the man to whom she has lost her heart.

As the years pass, grief turns into acceptance and Elizabeth marries. She is content to settle into her new life, but it is not to last. A fever claims the life of her husband and father, leaving her in the care of her new uncle, Gareth Amberly, who is determined to see her happy.

As this Pride and Prejudice Variation Novella opens, Elizabeth’s uncle introduces her to the man he suspects will make her happy ─ Fitzwilliam Darcy. It takes very little time for Darcy and Elizabeth to come to an understanding and for Elizabeth to discover the true reason for their separation. Is a complete restoration of relationships possible, or will their happily ever after always be tainted by separation?
Her Father's Choice: A Pride and Prejudice Novella (Choices Book 1)
Sometimes a father knows what is best for his child. At least Mr. Bennet trusts he does. Seeing the potential of a good match for his beloved Lizzy but knowing her ability to hold a grudge, he puts a plan into action that forces a marriage between Darcy and Elizabeth.

Trapped in a compromise, Elizabeth Bennet has no choice but to accept the proposal of a man she is not entirely sure she likes. On the advice of her sister, she begins to question all she has heard about Mr. Darcy. When she realizes that she has been seriously mislead about his character, she then begins to examine her own heart. What she finds there is unfamiliar. Could these strange feelings be the beginning of love as her aunt suggests? Is it possible that she can find happiness with her father’s choice?
No Other Choice: A Pride and Prejudice Novella (Choices Book 2)
Mary Bennet has never been the center of attention and rarely the object of any man’s affections, but that is about to change.

Shortly after Darcy and Elizabeth’s wedding, Mary travels to London to prepare for the season, a season she is determined to finish with either a husband or a glorious tale to tell, even if it means learning to tolerate Lord Rycroft.

Lord Samuel Rycroft is not pleased to learn he will be chaperoning his mother and her charge for the season, especially when that charge is Mary Bennet, a young lady whom he has an unfortunate tendency to insult. But when his heart becomes involved, what was to be an arduous task of endurance becomes a quest to earn her approval and acceptance, even if it means giving her no other choice.
His Inconvenient Choice: A Pride and Prejudice Novella (Choices Book 3)
When Kitty Bennet loses her heart to Colonel Fitzwilliam, she is determined, with Mr. Darcy’s help, to do what she can to help the colonel find his happiness. Her choice to sell her designs, unwittingly puts her not only in the colonel’s path but also in the path of Lady Matlock, as well as a few society misses, who are determined to separate her from the colonel.

Colonel Fitzwilliam has always known his father would try to force him into a marriage of convenience, but after Kitty Bennet captures his heart, he realizes his only chance at happiness lies in making an inconvenient choice. However, it is a choice that will not go unchallenged, and as family secrets are revealed, it is a choice that, in creating happiness for himself, could destroy his family.
Her Heart's Choice: A Pride and Prejudice Novella (Choices Book 4)
Miss de Bourgh wishes to inform those Christian gentlemen of good reputation and having in their possession a title as well as solvent and accurate financial reports that she is willing to accept correspondence and calls with the intent of reaching a marriage arrangement.

Alexander Madoch is delighted to read Anne’s announcement in the paper. Six years earlier, she had soundly refused his offer, claiming she was not yet ready to marry, and he was not good enough. Although he has every intention of marrying Anne, he has no intention of telling her of his improvement in standing or his financial state. He is determined that both should be kept a secret so that should she choose him, it will be for love.

To Anne, it had seemed simple enough. Place an advertisement in the paper, interview the gentlemen who responded, and select the best husband. But nothing is as easy as it seems. Indeed, many things are quite the opposite of how they appear. How is a lady to find a safe and secure marriage when her ideals are turned on their head ─ especially when her heart yearns for a man who is wholly unsuitable?
The Choices Series: Pride and Prejudice Novellas 1 to 4
This series is a re-imagining of Jane Austen’s classic tale, Pride and Prejudice. When Mr. Bennet makes a choice to help his eldest daughters find happiness, he sets off a chain of events that will affect the lives of not only all his daughters but also many of Darcy’s relatives.

Enjoy these stories as a Fitzwilliam family secret unfolds, new loves are formed in the face of opposition, and an old love is rekindled.
For Peace of Mind
When Elizabeth Bennet is sent to London to stay with her relatives, Fitzwilliam Darcy is the last person she expects or wants to see. On advice from her aunt, she agrees to give the gentleman a second chance at making a first impression.

Fitzwilliam Darcy never expected to find Elizabeth Bennet in town, and when he does, he is equally surprised to discover she heard his slighting remark at the assembly.

Just when Darcy and Elizabeth’s relationship begins to blossom, danger threatens. Action, intended to separate them, instead provokes declarations of love. Now on the path to matrimony, a new adversary creates a seemingly impossible choice, testing the strength of their bonds.
And Then Love: A Pride and Prejudice Variation Prequel (Willow Hall Romance Book 1)
She needs a rescue. He is her only hope.

When Lucy’s father dies, she must either marry quickly or go to live with her uncle. For Lucy, there is only one choice, and his name is Philip Dobney.

To be presented with an offer of marriage from a long time friend is shocking to be sure! But the thought is not unwelcome. Philip is in need of a wife, after all, and Lucy is more than qualified to be a parson’s wife.

However, what seems to be a simple solution soon becomes complicated when Lucy’s uncle shows up with plans to gain enough money to cover debts — both his own and those owed to him. Events from the past combined with threats in the present threaten to tear Lucy and Philip apart unless Darcy can help his friends save their blossoming love and rid Lucy of her uncle once and for all.
The Tenant's Guest: A Pride and Prejudice Variation Novella (Willow Hall Romance Book 2)
When Fitzwilliam Darcy bought Willow Hall, he thought he was helping a friend escape an untenable situation. Little did he know he was purchasing a second chance for his own happiness.

Elizabeth Bennet has long regretted her harsh refusal of Mr. Darcy’s proposal and, though she expects never to see him again, wishes to be able to make things right. When she is sent ahead of her aunt and uncle to visit the Abbots at Willow Hall, she finds herself suddenly thrust back into Darcy’s circle and given the chance for which she longs.

However, when Elizabeth’s youngest sister makes an unexpected trip to Willow Hall in the company of a scoundrel, Elizabeth’s and Darcy’s future is put at risk. Will they hold tightly to their chance at happiness or will they be lost to each other forever?
So Very Unexpected: A Pride and Prejudice Variation Novel (Willow Hall Romance Book 3)
When plans go awry, the results, much like the lady who made them, can be very unexpected.

Marriage to Lieutenant Wickham is not part of Lydia Bennet’s plans. He was a means to an end, a guide to Derbyshire, and nothing more. However, when she arrives at Willow Hall in his company, her relatives see the situation differently. Unwilling to be forced into a marriage with Wickham, Lydia flees into the night.

When Marcus Dobney goes to check on his mother’s cottage, he discovers the pretty yet vexing Lydia Bennet hiding in it. Although she is determined to continue on her way, Marcus is resolved to see her safely back to her family at Willow Hall — no matter how much she protests!

Thwarted in her attempt to flee and willing to sacrifice to be free of Wickham, Lydia develops another plan, but getting her family to accept her ideas and view her as anything other than foolish and silly will require help. Thankfully, Marcus is just the friend she needs. With his help, Lydia, as well as her family and the many new friends she finds in Derbyshire, will discover her true potential. However, when this plan does not go exactly as expected, will Marcus trust both his heart and Lydia’s potential, or will he walk away?
At All Costs: A Pride and Prejudice Variation Novel (Willow Hall Romance Book 4)
She’s trying to forget him, but he’ll stop at nothing to reclaim her heart.

When Jane Bennet travels to Derbyshire, she hopes a change of scenery will help mend her broken heart. However, her new surroundings do not offer the peace and comfort she seeks, for just days after she arrives, so does the very man she is attempting to forget.

When Charles Bingley travels to Derbyshire, he is determined to win back the heart of the lady he loves. It is a task that proves more difficult than expected. However, having compromised what was of greatest value once, he will not do so again, and both friend and foe discover that behind Bingley’s pleasant facade lies surprising hidden depths.
Better Than She Deserved: A Pride and Prejudice Variation Novelette (Willow Hall Romance)
She’s in need of a husband, and he’s determined to be her only choice.

Caroline Bingley has always aspired to be the mistress of a great estate and leave her ties to trade behind. In fact, she has spent the last two seasons actively attempting to secure Pemberley, so she is less than pleased when a country nobody snatches her prize away from her. She is not the sort of lady, however, to quit the field without a parting shot. But this time, those rumours will be her own undoing.

Franklin Rhett was once captivated by a young lady who showed deference to a shop girl, and he is on a mission to make that lady his wife. It doesn’t matter to him that she has become somewhat of a shrew or that he doesn’t meet all of her qualifications to be an acceptable choice. He sees the lady she could and should be, and he’s not afraid to eliminate the competition while teaching his future bride a well-deserved and long overdue lesson.
Oxford Cottage
On a rainy day in April, Fitzwilliam Darcy and Charles Bingley stop to ask a gentleman for directions to Netherfield since the ones they have been given appear to be faulty. At the gentleman’s insistence Darcy and his friend seek refuge from the rain at a nearby cottage. The young woman who greets them captivates Darcy with both her beauty and character.

Elizabeth Bennet possesses a quick mind and a determined spirit. She is resolved to complete the challenge her father has set before her at Oxford Cottage. However, she does not expect to be met by a handsome stranger and fall in love, nor does she expect to find herself thrust into a situation where her quick thinking may be all that can keep both herself and her young companion safe.
Through Every Storm
A gambler, a profligate and forcibly married to the silly daughter of a country gentleman, no one expected George Wickham to amount to much, nor did they expect him to fall deeply in love with his wife. When that wife takes an unplanned trip in the company of another gentleman, leaving Wickham and her children behind, he will be forced to face his fears and fight for those he holds dear.

Lydia Wickham does not understand why her husband insists on sending money to their wealthy relative Fitzwilliam Darcy. When her funds run low, she chooses to enlist the aid of a soldier as an escort and travels to Derbyshire to seek help from her sister, Mrs. Darcy. What she finds when her husband arrives to take her home is not the kind of help she expected, but exactly the kind she needs. Will she be able to overcome her shortcomings and prove herself worthy of the one person she cannot bear to disappoint?
Listen to Your Heart
Anne de Bourgh has never had a coming-out. She has never had a season. In fact, she has never had a suitor. But, according to her mother, she has always had a future husband. Although Anne desires to marry, she does not wish to marry her mother’s choice, and he does not wish to marry her.

With no other choices and the prime of her youth slipping away, Anne’s view of her future is bleak. But when she finds some papers hidden in her father’s study, that view, in the light of his wishes, changes. Her declaration to follow her heart and choose her own future causes discord and forces secrets to be revealed.

Sometimes the path to happily ever after can be strewn with danger and intrigue.
Teatime Tales
This book is a collection of short and sweet Austen-inspired stories intended to be a light pick-me-up . . . a bit of fluff to brighten your day.