Zoe Burton

Zoe Burton . . .  lives in a 100-plus year old house in the snow-belt of NE Ohio with her two Boxers. A former Special Education Teacher, she fell in love with Jane Austen’s works in 2010, when she caught the tail end of Pride and Prejudice 2005 on TV. From there, she bought all the novels Miss Austen wrote, in the process finding Jane Austen Fan Fiction. When she ran out of new stories to read (and grew tired of re-reading all the old ones), she began to write her own.

In her free time, Zoe likes to read, crochet, embroider, and watch NASCAR racing. Zoe is a member of the Jane Austen Society of North America and JASNA Ohio North Coast. She is a PAN member of the Romance Writers of America, the Northeast Ohio RWA chapter, and the Beau Monde.

Zoe’s novels can also be purchased directly from Gumroad (click image below left). Visit Zoe’s Patreon page (click image below right) to become a “patron” of her fine work.

Darcy's Surprise Betrothal: A Pride & Prejudice Novel Variation
Secrets can have unintended consequences.

When Elizabeth Bennet’s beloved father dies, her world is thrown into uncertainty. The only home she has ever known must now pass to a man she only knows by reputation, and his reputation holds little hope of a safe and secure future.

Upon hearing of Mr. Bennet’s death, Fitzwilliam Darcy and his father immediately travel to Longbourn to assist the Bennet ladies and to be present for the reading of the will – a document that contains a secret that could alter the course of both the Darcy and Bennet families. When this secret is revealed, will it bring joy and peace as intended, or will it throw Elizabeth’s life further into chaos?

Darcy’s Surprise Betrothal is the newest Jane Austen Fan Fiction story from Zoe Burton. If you like caring heroes, surprising twists, and sweet romance, then you’ll love this novel-length variation.
Darcy's Bodie Mine: A Pride & Prejudice Western Variation
When a mine owner meets a saloon singer, will the resulting sparks ignite a romance?

Arriving in Bodie, California with the deed to a new mine in his hand, Will Darcy has no idea what’s in store for him.

Lizzy Bennet is not your usual saloon singer. When a handsome new mine owner insults her, Lizzy lets him know in no uncertain terms that it isn’t appreciated.

Realizing his error, Will sets out to make it right, charming Lizzy in the process. However, an old nemesis of Will’s comes to town and fills Lizzy’s ears with tales of their past interactions. Who will Lizzy believe? Can Will keep her safe from his opportunistic and jealous former friend?

Darcy’s Bodie Mine is Zoe Burton’s first foray into the world of the Old West. If you like handsome cowboys, feisty saloon girls, sneaky villains, and sweet romance, thisPride & Prejudicenovel variation is for you. Grab your copy today and discover the gold that is within.
Darcy's Perfect Present: A Short Pride & Prejudice Variation
All he wanted at Christmas was peace … until he found her.

When Fitzwilliam Darcy arrives in Hertfordshire, he yearns to spend a quiet holiday with friends. However, meeting the charming and witty Elizabeth Bennet changes all his desires. No longer content to while away his time in solitude, he spends much of it with the lovely young woman. Seeing her happy replaces all his previous intentions as claiming her heart becomes his greatest Christmas wish.

If you like sweet romance, earnest heroes, and flirty heroines, this short Pride & Prejudice variation from Zoe Burton is for you. So, buy Darcy’s Perfect Present, curl up in your favorite chair with a steaming mug of hot chocolate, and lose yourself in the delight of the Christmas season.
Caroline's Censure: A Pride & Prejudice Novella (Darcy Marriage Series Book 3)
One newly married couple plus one troublemaking best friend’s sister equals a challenge to face.

Fitzwilliam and Elizabeth Darcy have already dealt with plenty of people who object to their marriage. Now they are faced with one more.

Caroline Bingley, Darcy’s best friend’s sister, has always wanted Darcy for herself. Now that he is married and can no longer be hers, she resents the new Mrs. Darcy and will stop at nothing to cause discord between the newly-wedded couple. When she hires someone to make it appear that Darcy is unfaithful, will Elizabeth believe his claims of innocence, or will she turn away from him and live a life of mistrust and heartbreak?

Caroline’s Censure is the third book in Zoe Burton’s Darcy Marriage series. If you like catty villains, devoted heroes, and sweet romance, you’ll love this Pride and Prejudice novella variation.
Lady Catherine Impedes: A Pride & Prejudice Novella (Darcy Marriage Series Book 2)
Two calculating cousins. Three cunning plots. One forced marriage.

Fitzwilliam Darcy and his wife, Elizabeth, think they are safely married. Not everyone agrees. Darcy’s aunt, her daughter, and Elizabeth’s cousin are determined to separate them.

When Lady Catherine de Bourgh discovers that her nephew has married, she is disappointed. She soon learns that she cannot let it go, and so travels to Hertfordshire to confront her new niece. When her plot fails, the true impetus behind her visit is revealed.

Lady Catherine Impedes is the second book in Zoe Burton’s Darcy Marriage series. If you like unique plot twists, fast-paced action, and sweet romance, you will love this page-turning Jane Austen Fan Fiction novella. Pick up Lady Catherine Impedes today to discover the lengths to which love will go to protect those that mean the most.
Darcy's Wife Search: A Pride & Prejudice Novella (Darcy Marriage Series Book 1)
His life is peaceful, if lonely. Hers is anything but. Will the chaos of her family keep them apart?

When Fitzwilliam Darcy meets Elizabeth Bennet in Hyde Park, he is intrigued. While she is not the classic English beauty he is used to seeing, he is drawn to her sparkling personality, not to mention her connections. The more he learns about her, the deeper in love he falls. Then he meets her mother.

Elizabeth Bennet is visiting her aunt and uncle in London when she meets Darcy. While she likes him very much, she is certain that he could have no interest in her, especially once he meets her beautiful older sister. Despite her certainty of his indifference, Elizabeth falls in love with him. Her delight is complete when Darcy proposes, and she accepts. When her mother disparages them both, Elizabeth fears losing the love of her life. Will Darcy remain steadily by her side, or will he walk away?

Darcy’s Wife Search is the first book of Zoe Burton’s Darcy Marriage series. If you like protective heroes, witty heroines, and sweet romance, you’ll love this Pride & Prejudice novella variation. So pick up a copy, settle into your favorite reading spot, and lose yourself in the world of love.
Georgie's Redemption: A Modern Pride & Prejudice Variation (Pride & Prejudice & Racecars Book 2)
What would you do to find a missing sister and restore your family?

Stock car driver Will Darcy and his wife Liz are enjoying their honeymoon during the off-season. They have faced angry relatives and life-threatening on-track incidents and come out unscathed.

However, Will’s sister, Georgie, has changed from a loving and obedient girl to an angry and rebellious teen. When she runs away, Will and Liz must cut their honeymoon short to return home to help in the search.

When Georgie is seriously injured in a terrible car accident while on the run, the couple does everything they can to help her. Will she be receptive, or will Will and Liz be forced to let her fail?

Georgie’s Redemption is the second book in Zoe Burton’s Pride & Prejudice & Racecars series. If you like sweet romance, loving couples, and fast cars, this modern adaptation of Pride & Prejudice is for you. Grab your copy and race to the checkout line now.
Darcy's Race to Love: A Modern Pride & Prejudice Variation (Pride & Prejudice & Racecars Book 1)
She’s been hurt. He’s used to winning. Will he finish first in her heart?

When Liz Bennet and her sister run into driver Will Darcy and his friend on pit road, sparks fly. Darcy is a championship-caliber stock car driver, used to winning. Liz is a successful Social Media Marketer who finds it hard to trust. Family issues on both sides are a strain on their budding relationship. Ride along with Jane Austen’s most famous characters on the bumpy road to happiness.

Darcy’s Race to Love is the first in a series of modern adaptations of Jane Austen’s Pride & Prejudice. If you love sweet romance and enjoy stock car racing—and flirty, confident race car drivers—you’ll love Zoe Burton’s debut into the world of modern fiction. Pick up your copy of Darcy’s Race to Love today and be the first to cross the finish line!
Matches Made at Netherfield: A Pride & Prejudice Novel Variation
One ball, two compromises, a lifetime of happiness.

In an attempt to out-scheme his sister and see his friend happily married, Charles Bingley is planning more than a ball. But will what he has planned bring about the desired conclusion?

Fitzwilliam Darcy attends Bingley’s ball to please his friend. He has not thoughts of making a match in Hertfordshire no matter what his heart may tell him about the lovely Elizabeth Bennet.

To Elizabeth, Darcy is no more than the slightly rude friend of her neighbor, pleasant when he chooses to be but otherwise unremarkable. She long ago vowed to marry only for love.

Now, forced to marry, the expectations of both have been changed. How will they react? Will they be able to create for themselves the happily ever after they have always wanted?
The Essence of Love
In this Pride and Prejudice Novella Variation, Elizabeth Bennet is introduced to Fitzwilliam Darcy through her sister, Mary, who is friends with Darcy’s sister. They make an immediate connection and a courtship follows. When Darcy proposes, Elizabeth is eager to accept him.

Darcy escorts his betrothed to her home estate of Longbourn, which happens to be next door to Darcy’s friend’s leased home of Netherfield. Two people from Darcy’s life—his aunt and his former friend—appear in the area, determined to step between the couple, but Darcy puts them in their places and they go on their way.

One of those people, however, is out for revenge, and plans to use Elizabeth to hurt Darcy. When she goes missing, Darcy tears the county apart looking for her. Will he find her in time, or will she be lost to him forever?
Darcy's Deal: A Pride & Prejudice Variation
Fitzwilliam Darcy must marry or lose guardianship of his misbehaving young sister. Elizabeth Bennet has been sent to her godfather’s house, political associate to Darcy’s uncle, to live to escape her mother’s anger.

Giving up their dreams of a love match, can these two strangers find happiness in a marriage of convenience? Or will others separate their fledgling bond before the marriage begins?
Lilacs & Lavender: A Pride & Prejudice Variation
On her way to Kent, Elizabeth Bennet unexpectedly meets Fitzwilliam Darcy in London. Having spent time reflecting on her interactions with Darcy after the dissolute habits of George Wickham are discovered, she has come to realize her first impressions were wrong.

Love secretly blossoms between the two when they meet again in Kent. By the end of their time together, it has grown from the first blooms of love into ardent admiration, and they are determined to marry.

However, not everyone is pleased and trouble follows our dear couple threatening to tear them apart.
Bits of Ribbon and Lace: Short Pride & Prejudice Tales
Sometimes a seamstress or a milliner requires just a little bit of something, a snippet of ribbon or of lace, to make a project complete. This little book is just that for readers: small snippets of story, all in different sizes, designed to fill a few minutes between appointments or before bed.

Intended to be enjoyed over and over, they will hit the sweet spot you are looking for. Some are modern and some are Regency, but all feature the wonderful characters Jane Austen created in Pride & Prejudice.
Mr. Darcy's Love
In this Pride & Prejudice short story, Elizabeth Bennet is injured immediately after overhearing Fitzwilliam Darcy insult her at the Meryton Assembly. She loses all memory of the incident.

Without her feelings of offense, their relationship starts off on a better foot, which leads them to love far sooner than would happen otherwise. This in turn leads Elizabeth to react differently to those who would try to derail their happiness. Mr. Collins, Mr. Wickham, Lady Catherine, and even Miss Bingley will soon find themselves in places they never imagined they would be.

This story contains a non-graphic attempted sexual assault scene.
Decisions and Consequences: A Pride & Prejudice Variation
Elizabeth Bennet has received two proposals of marriage in the last twelve hours: one from her ridiculous cousin Mr. Collins and the other from the arrogant and disdainful Mr. Darcy. She turns both of them down flat. Unfortunately for her, between her mother’s insistence that she marry and some mysterious hold Mr. Darcy has over her father, she is forced to choose one.

Fitzwilliam Darcy is a man in need of a wife. He has searched high and low amongst the high society women of London but has yet to meet someone who combines all the attributes he requires. When he meets Miss Elizabeth Bennet in the small market town of Meryton, he finds her pointed dislike of him refreshing in its honesty. After observing her for a while, he decides he will marry her, and instructs his solicitor to investigate Mr. Bennet in the hopes of finding some sort of leverage to force her to accept him.

Though she chooses Darcy, Elizabeth is not happy. It takes weeks of being in his presence and learning his character, and the drama of people totally unrelated to her, to make Elizabeth see that that the consequence of her decision could possibly be a deep, abiding love.
I Promise To...
In this Pride and Prejudice novella, Elizabeth Bennet has known Fitzwilliam Darcy since both were very young. When she flees Longbourn and an unwanted suitor, her uncle and his father arrange a marriage between the two.

Will Lizzy and Fitzwilliam agree to such a marriage? Will it keep her safe from a Peer who is determined to have her? Will this young couple be able to keep the promises they have made to each other?
Promises Kept: A Pride & Prejudice Novel Variation
This Pride and Prejudice novel variation follows Fitzwilliam and Elizabeth Darcy through the first year of their marriage.

Arranged by his father in the I Promise To… novella, their union saved Elizabeth from a persistent, abusive suitor. The couple has known each other for years and quickly come to realize their love for each other.

However, not everyone is happy with the marriage, and trouble comes quickly upon them. Dealing with jealous ladies and scornful gentlemen in London as well as illness and injury at Pemberley, they grow together as a couple while Elizabeth regains the confidence she has lost.