"Nothing More than Fairyland"
The day has come for Mr. Knightly to move into Hartfield. But will the Knightly's marriage survive the day?
My story in the anthology
Jane Austen Made Me Do It
edited by Laurel Ann Nattres
published by Ballantine
Torn between his heart
and his mind…
Mr. Darcy must make a choice.
Fitzwilliam Darcy has always been able to keep his emotions under control. That is, until he falls under the spell of Elizabeth Bennet and surprises himself by blurting out a proposal to her like a moonstruck youth. Stung to the quick by her rejection, his pride in tatters, and left with no possibility that she will ever return his regard, Darcy determines to put all thoughts of her behind him. But even Town with its boundless opportunities for amusement can't keep the image of Elizabeth Bennet from pursuing him everywhere he goes.
By the time Darcy leaves Town to travel up to Pemberley, he has learned one thing. There is only one way to overcome Miss Bennet’s bewitching hold over him and Darcy is desperate enough to try it. The solution is to get married. And this time, he is not going to choose a wife by allowing his emotions to lead him by the nose.
His choice will be entirely rational…
In this Austen Variation, Monica Fairview traces Mr. Darcy’s journey as he struggles to come to terms with the upheaval Elizabeth Bennet has caused in his life…and his heart.
Book 2 of the Darcy Novels
MR. DARCY'S CHALLENGE
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"I loved seeing such an emotionally-charged, reflective, and romantic Darcy..."
"Ms. Fairview is an excellent writer and pulls the reader into the story with her characters. Mr. Darcy’s Pledge is charming and entertaining."
"Mr. Darcy’s Pledge has to be one of my favorite pieces of Austenesque fiction that I’ve read. I read it just one day; I couldn’t put it down."
Just for fun -- here's a little video I made about Mr. Darcy's Challenge
In this humorous Pride & Prejudice Variation, Mr. Darcy is determined to win Elizabeth Bennet's hand in spite of her rejection, and he has a strategy worked out. He will rescue Lydia Bennet from Wickham and will return to Longbourn to convince Elizabeth to marry him. But when a chance encounter prompts Darcy to propose once again to Elizabeth before he has rescued Lydia, his plans go horribly wrong.
Broken hearted, disillusioned and bitterly regretting his impulsive action, Darcy sees no point in assisting Miss Bennet. After all, rescuing Lydia might save Elizabeth’s reputation, but why should he care when they have no future together? His code of gentlemanly conduct, however, demands that he fulfill the terms of his promise to her. Once again, Darcy finds himself faced with impossible choices: helping Elizabeth when she is certain to marry someone else, or holding onto his dignity by turning his back on the Bennets once and for all.
Pride and love are at loggerheads as he struggles to choose between his mind … and his heart.
Volume Two of The Darcy Novels continues the story began in Mr. Darcy's Pledge but can be read as an independent book as well. A must read for anyone who loves Jane Austen Fan Fiction (JAFF) or Regency romance.