Rational creatures is a collection of humorous, perhaps, and engaging love stories set in Georgian England that complement and pay homage to Austen’s great works and great ladies who were, poignant, the first feminists in an era that was not quite ready for feminism. But i hate to hear you talking so, and as if women were all fine ladies, like a fine gentleman, instead of rational creatures.
True to their principles and beliefs, they fought through hypocrisy and broke social boundaries to find their happily-ever-after. In the third romance anthology of the quill collective series, sixteen celebrated Austenesque authors write the untold histories of Austen’s brave adventuresses, her talkative spinsters, her shy maidens, and her naughty matrons.
Austen’s novels have become timeless classics because of their biting wit, honest social commentary, and because she wrote of strong women who were ahead of their day. Peek around the curtain and discover what made Lady Susan so wicked, Mary Crawford so capricious, and Hettie Bates so in need of Emma Woodhouse’s pity.
We none of us expect to be in smooth water all our days. Persuasion jane austen: true romantic or rational creature? Her novels transport us back to the Regency, a time when well-mannered gentlemen and finely-bred ladies fell in love as they danced at balls and rode in carriages. Yet her heroines, were no swooning, such as Elizabeth Bennet, Anne Elliot, and Elinor Dashwood, fainthearted damsels in distress.
Marie croft * amy d’orazio * jenetta james * jessie lewis * karalynne mackrory * lona manning * christina morland * beau north * sophia rose * anngela schroeder * joana starnes * caitlin Williams * Edited by Christina Boyd * Foreword by Devoney LooserMATURE CONTENT RATING as per EDITORALL STORIES CONTAINED HEREIN HAVE A HEAT INDEX RATING OF 1-3.
Yuletide: A Jane Austen-Inspired Collection of Stories The Quill Collective Book 4
Regency and contemporary alike, each romance was dreamt to spark love, humor, and wonder while you dawdle over a hot cup of tea this Christmas. Stories by: Elizabeth Adams * J. Marie croft * amy d’orazio * lona manning * anngela schroeder * joana starnes * caitlin williamsall proceeds from the kindle e-boOK and PAPERBACK ONLY to benefit Chawton Great House in Hampshire, former manor of Jane Austen’s brother Edward Austen Knight and now the Centre for the Study of Early Women’s Writing, 1600-1830
I went up to the great House between three and four, and dawdled away an hour very comfortably. Jane austena holiday short story anthology with some favorite Austenesque authors, PRIDE & PREJUDICE, YULETIDE is inspired by Jane Austen, and the spirit of the season. Each anthology in “The Quill Collective” series is a stand-alone book.
Yet fate has a wicked sense of humour and deals him a blow that not only throws him back into her path but quite literally puts him at Elizabeth Bennet’s mercy. He has run away from her once already. Could anything be worse than to be trapped in a confined space with the woman you love? Fitzwilliam Darcy knows his duty, and it does not involve succumbing to his fascination for a dark-eyed beauty from an unheard of family in Hertfordshire.
Stranded with her at a remote inn and seriously hampered by injury, but can he win the war to make himself better understood without the ability to speak?Thus begins an intense journey to love and understanding that is at times harrowing, Darcy very quickly loses the battle to conquer his feelings, sometimes hilarious and at all times heartwarming.
Writerly Ambitions: An Elizabeth and Darcy Story
Darcy has spent these years determined to find the perfect wife, attending every ball at Season, and dancing every dance. And for her part, Elizabeth is determined to never marry. A romantic story with lots of laughs and a little angst65, 000 words long. Darcy has a list of features a wife must have, and Elizabeth does not meet them.
But Mr. Bingley only takes Netherfield years after he did in the original novel. His friends don’t believe him anymore when he insists he wants to marry. Elizabeth bennet started writing novels after she was banished to London following an unfortunate incident. In this story Mr. Her literary endeavours proved popular, and now she has a modest independent income, and a determination to never depend on anyone.
They become friends quickly when they meet at the assembly ball, Elizabeth is amused by Darcy's arrogance, and he is kind to her and charmed by her charming and mischievous manner. Mr. But each girl he met lacked something.
Dear Nameless Stranger: A Pride and Prejudice Variation
I will not thank you for providing us with a home, nor will I even breathe a word of gratitude for your provision of such funds as will feed us each quarter. I will not even write such platitudes as ‘You are very good, ’ given that you have also provided us with respectability in the form of Mrs. Ingles.
I am quite done now with not expressing my gratitude – I should not at all wish to prove tiresome. From the author of tact, dear nameless stranger is a heartwarming tale inspired by Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice and Jean Webster’s Daddy Long Legs. There. Tragedy has struck the bennet sisters but they are greatly relieved when the anonymous kindness of a stranger means that they can remain together.
Bingley and his friend Mr. Please admire my docile and obedient nature. Darcy, she is quite frank in writing of her dismay. In exchange for such charity, a monthly letter is required from each sister. It is a fortunate thing that miss elizabeth Bennet rather likes letter-writing, for she relishes the opportunity to relate to this unknown gentleman all her impressions and opinions regarding her changed circumstances.
With each passing month elizabeth confides more in the nameless stranger, and by the time Netherfield Park is once again occupied by the amiable Mr.
A Case of Some Delicacy
A secret alliance grows from an unwelcomed olive branch…When rumours of Jane Bennet’s impending betrothal to Mr. She finds an unlikely ally in mr Darcy, the taciturn man whose heroics on the cricket field have made him the target for Lydia’s affections. A few of them may even be attempting their own manipulations and romantic schemes.
An inexplicable desire to help elizabeth draws Darcy into the match-breaking scheme, despite knowing that he should want nothing to do with a family like the Bennets. As the new allies work together, they begin to understand and admire each other. Bennet’s mismatched matchmaking. Collins begin spreading at the Meryton Assembly, Elizabeth Bennet vows to save her dearest sister’s happiness from being sacrificed in marriage.
This humorous pride and Prejudice re-imagining is novel length and pays homage to the wit of Jane Austen. Eavesdropping and jealousy abound, cricket balls go astray, and love blooms in spite of Mrs. But they must navigate a complicated web of sisters, friends, and new acquaintances, cousins, parents, aunts, all of whom seem contrary to being manipulated.
Overhearing a heated exchange between Elizabeth and Mr Bennet, Darcy is stunned not only by her devotion to her sister, but also by her defiant words to her father.
The Journey Home To Pemberley: A Pride and Prejudice Variation
A chance encounter in the wilds of the North brings more joy to Elizabeth and Mr Darcy than either of them dared hope for. But her world is rocked by blow after blow – and the truth would only cause him pain. I must be cruel only to be kind’ is Elizabeth’s guiding precept, and she chooses her path. Yet time, circumstances and new acquaintances teach her she had made a terrible mistake.
How can she regain what she had lost and rebuild a future with the only man she will ever love, but for whom disguise of every sort is his abhorrence? .
But can she ever learn to love her husband? will he overcome his arrogant notions of rank and circumstance?And most importantly – will the shades of Pemberley ever recover from being thus polluted?This novella is based on the beloved characters of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice. Darcy – the last man in the world she had ever thought to marry.
As long winter days slowly pass, she writes letters to her loved ones, trying to come to terms with her new role as a wife and the Mistress of Pemberley. On a rainy november day in 1811, Miss Elizabeth Bennet finds herself wondering why no one ever bothered to tell her about this. A few blithe steps on a morning walk, lead to unexpected events that irrevocably change the course of Elizabeth’s life, taken after a succession of rain, placing her fate in the hands of the haughty and conceited Mr.
. It is a truth universally acknowledged that one false step can involve a lady in endless ruin.
The Darcy Monologues: A romance anthology of "Pride and Prejudice" short stories in Mr. Darcy's own words The Quill Collective Book 1
Darcy has captivated readers’ imaginations as the ultimate catch. Marie croft * karen m cox * jan hahn * jenetta james * lory lilian * karalynne mackrory * beau north * ruth phillips oakland * natalie richards * sophia rose * joana starnes * melanie stanford * Caitlin WilliamsMATURE CONTENT as per EDITOR 1 Chaste: possible kissing and affection2 Mild: kissing3 Moderate: some sexual references but not explicit 4 Mature: Some nudity and some provocative sexTable of Contents with Mature Content Rating 1-4:Introduction by Christina Boyd, editorREGENCY"Death of a Bachelor" by Caitlin Williams, 3"From the Ashes" by J.
Handsome. Rich. Each anthology in “The Quill Collective” series is a stand-alone book. Herein “the darcy monologues", the man himself reveals his intimate thoughts, his passionate dreams, and his journey to love—all told with a previously concealed wit and enduring charm. Powerful. Noble. Marie croft, darcy" by karen m cox, 4"you don't know me" by beau north, 2other eras"hot for teacher" by sara angelini, 2"the ride home" by ruth phillips oakland, 2"the beast of pemberley" by melanie stanford, 2"reason to Hope" by Jenetta James, 2"I, 1"If Only a Dream" by Joana Starnes, 2"Pemberley by Stage" by Natalie Richards, 2"Darcy Strikes Out" by Sophia Rose, 2 "In Terms Of Perfect Composure" by Susan Adriani, 1"A Resentful Man" by Lory Lilian, 1"Clandestiny" by KaraLynne Mackrory, 1"Without Affection" by Jan Hahn, 1 .
And yet, as miss austen’s “pride and prejudice” is established through elizabeth bennet’s fine eyes, how are we to know his mind? How does Darcy progress from “She is tolerable: but not handsome enough to tempt me” to “I thought only of you”? In this romance anthology, fifteen Austenesque authors assemble to sketch Darcy’s character through a series of re-imaginings, set in the Regency through contemporary times—from faithful narratives to the fanciful.
You must allow me to tell you.
A Reason to Hope: A Pride & Prejudice Novella
Desperate circumstances equal desperate decisionsMr. Will darcy and elizabeth overcome all odds to have their happily-ever-after? Of course! I always write happy endings. This 20, 000-word angst-filled regency variation appropriate for all ages by bestselling author Christie Capps can be read in an hour or two.
Both vow to feel only gratitude toward the other. When he extends to her the opportunity of eventually becoming an independent woman, she accepts his unexpected offer to wed. The last thing either wants is to suffer the heartbreak of falling in love when their future is uncertain. As the couple explore treatment options and listen to sound advice, they are drawn into a love that will last through the ages.
Fitzwilliam darcy has reason to believe he does not have long to live. Knowing he needs an heir, he offers marriage to the only lady who has caught his eye and held his interest: Miss Elizabeth Bennet. Once exposed to the gentleman’s vulnerability, Elizabeth realizes she may have misjudged him.
A Lady's Reputation
Darcy, i am eager to hear your explanation for the fact that quite a few people believe we are engaged. It starts with a bit of well-meant advice. Mr. Colonel fitzwilliam suggests to his cousin Darcy that, before he proposes to Elizabeth Bennet in Kent, perhaps he ought to discuss his plans with their families first.
Then mr darcy makes another offer: summer at Pemberley so that Jane can be reunited with Mr Bingley and so that he can prove to Elizabeth he is not what she thinks of him. Her refusal is quick and definite—until matters of reputation, hers as well as Jane’s, are considered. The news spreads just as quickly through hertfordshire once Mrs Bennet opens the express Mr Bennet receives from Mr Darcy, and in a matter of days, it seems like everyone knows that Mr Darcy has proposed marriage to Elizabeth Bennet.
Everyone, that is, except Elizabeth herself. What neither man could have predicted however was that Lord Matlock would write the news to his sister, or that Viscount Saye would overhear and tell his friends, or that his friends might slip a little and let their friends know as well. Falling in love with him is naturally impossible…but once she knows the man he truly is, will she be able to help herself?