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Historical Fiction

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The 26th of November: A Pride & Prejudice Comedy of Farcical Proportions

The Netherfield Ball: Classic. Predictable. Immortalized.

But, what if Elizabeth were forced to relive it over and over and over again? Night after night after night?

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 Elizabeth: Clever. Witty. Confident.

Suddenly, her confusion and desperation make her question things she long thought she knew.

  Mr. Darcy: Proud. Unapproachable. Bad tempered.

In this world where nothing is as it seems, Elizabeth must learn to see through new eyes. Including a man she thought she hated.

Let the hilarity ensue.

On Equal Ground

Well-read, observant, and spirited, a young Elizabeth Bennet draws the attention of a wealthy widower. When she finally meets Mr. Darcy, she outranks him. Of course, that doesn’t stop him from insulting her. Married and wealthy, is she still beneath his notice?

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Elizabeth’s high society connections create new opportunities for her sisters and, in turn, keep Darcy close to her family.

When tragedy strikes, will Darcy rise to the occasion? Or will his propensity to give offense show no respect for rank?

Unwilling

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Mr. Bennet discovers his days are numbered, so he immediately begins to set his affairs — and his five unmarried daughters — in order. Knowing they will fare best should at least one of them find a suitable husband, he cannot refuse any respectable suitors.

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The high-spirited Elizabeth suspects something isn’t right in the halls of Longbourn, but nothing prepares her for a certain haughty gentleman from Derbyshire. While Mr. Darcy is exceedingly wealthy and handsome, in Elizabeth’s opinion, he is also proud, high-handed, and insulting. And unfortunately, desperately in love with her.

Suddenly, Elizabeth is forced to rethink her previous opinions. And accept a choice she never had the chance to make.

The Houseguest

When Georgiana Darcy comes to Netherfield to visit her brother, she becomes friends with a neighbor, Elizabeth Bennet. After she returns to the Darcy home in town, she invites her new friend to stay with her in London — unbeknownst to Mr. Darcy.

Will this change in circumstances lead to a change in affections?

Modern Fiction

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William Harper has it all: looks, money, power. There’s just one tiny problem—he’s about to be deported. He needs a green card. Fast. An American wife is the easiest way to get one. But where will he find a woman to marry him on such short notice?

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Elizabeth Barrett is a full-time student, part-time dog walker, and weekend tutor. With a roommate who just ran out on her and neck deep in tuition payments, she needs money. Now. Harper just might make her an offer she can’t refuse.

He thinks he’s worked out the perfect deal, she thinks she’s signed up for an easy job. Neither of them bargained for the ride of their lives.

Ship to Shore

Dodging and weaving her mother’s attempts to get her married off and producing grandbabies as soon as possible, Maggie focuses on teaching and doing fun projects with her students—like sending a box of cards to anonymous soldiers for the holidays. She’s more than a little surprised when the receiving naval officer writes a proper thank-you letter. 

The magic ensues when Maggie writes back. She sees her new pen pal as an innocent diversion—until he isn’t.

Lt. Commander F. Hawkins thinks he’s writing to a sweet little old woman. Little does he know that the woman sending him baked goods is going to capture his heart. 

In a culture of online dating and hook-ups, Maggie and Hawkins find themselves transported through the old-fashioned act of letter-writing. His steadfast earnestness can’t help but appeal. Her charm and vivacity can’t fail to captivate.

They never stood a chance.

Short Stories

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In this collection of six short stories, the people of Pride and Prejudice move on, grow up, and explore paths not taken. Time leads these beloved characters down roads of self-discovery, courage, and heartbreak.

And sometimes, the journey takes them to surprising places.

What becomes of Longbourn when the Collins family inherits? How does Charlotte manage both her husband and an estate? Can she truly become the mistress of Longbourn while living in Mrs. Bennet’s shadow?

Caroline Bingley learns there’s more to life than chasing after Darcy. But can she find true affection of her own?

Sometimes childhood experiences inform adult observations. Unfortunately for Mr. Darcy, Elizabeth’s recollections are not in his favor.

Mrs. Bennet makes a shocking discovery and her family must deal with the consequences.

Elizabeth navigates a situation she never thought she would find herself in, and in so doing, she learns more than she bargained for. Disturbingly more.

A jaded and mature Lydia finally grows up, but is the price she pays worth the wisdom she gains?

Rational Creatures

“But I hate to hear you talking so, like a fine gentleman, and as if women were all fine ladies, instead of rational creatures. 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, such as Elizabeth Bennet, Anne Elliot, and Elinor Dashwood, were no swooning, fainthearted damsels in distress. 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. 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 shy maidens, her talkative spinsters, and her naughty matrons. 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.

RATIONAL CREATURES is a collection of humorous, poignant, and engaging love stories set in Georgian England that complement and pay homage to Austen’s great works and great ladies who were, perhaps, the first feminists in an era that was not quite ready for feminism. “Make women rational creatures, and free citizens, and they will become good wives; —that is, if men do not neglect the duties of husbands and fathers.” —Mary Wollstonecraft

Yuletide

“I went up to the Great House between three and four, and dawdled away an hour very comfortably…” –Jane Austen

A holiday short story anthology with some favorite Austenesque authors, YULETIDE is inspired by Jane Austen, PRIDE & PREJUDICE, and the spirit of the season. 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.

All proceeds from the KINDLE E-BOOK and PAPERBACK 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.

Elizabeth: Obstinate, Headstrong Girl

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For over two hundred years, the heroine of PRIDE AND PREJUDICE, Elizabeth Bennet has enchanted and inspired readers by being that “obstinate, headstrong girl” willing to stand up to the arrogance and snobbery of her so-called betters. Described by Austen as having a “lively, playful disposition,” Elizabeth embodies the perfect imperfections of strong-willed women everywhere: she is spirited, witty, clever, and loyal.

In this romance anthology, ten Austenesque authors sketch Elizabeth’s character through a collection of re-imaginings, set in the Regency through contemporary times. In ELIZABETH: OBSTINATE, HEADSTRONG GIRL, she bares her most intimate thoughts, all the while offering biting social commentary about life’s absurdities. Elizabeth overcomes the obstacles of others’ opinions, not to mention her own flaws, to find a love truly worthy of her—her Mr. Darcy—all with humor and her sparkling charm. “I think her as delightful a character as ever appeared in print…” wrote Jane Austen in a letter to her sister Cassandra, January 1813―and we think so too!

Foreword by NY Times & USA Today bestselling author Tessa Dare.

32 thoughts on “Books and Audio Books

  1. Very nice “what if” story – fortunately almost without “adult material”. Nevertheless I’m staggerd by the idea to prepare tea with both milk and lemon. I wonder if the author ever did try it? I wouldn’t chance spoiling a good cup of tea with clotting milk…

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  2. Love your novel! Half way through and I love it! I have it on my kindle app and was wondering if it was every going to be available as a paperback? I would love to add it to my collection on my shelf! It deserves a place!

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  3. Haha, Sophie! You’re quick! I do have 2 full-length pieces in the works, not sure whether or not I will publish them because they are both modern and one is a little short while the other may just be for fun. We’ll see… I’m in a modern phase right now and haven’t really felt like writing anything period in a while, so we’ll see what happens. I’ll keep you posted!

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    • Haha! I got an email that someone had commented and you mention this and I had to post the question 😛 Oh modern, interesting, I prefer keeping with the time period but I could understand why you might want a break from the regency era. I hope, sometime, there is another one and I look forward to hearing anything further from you 😀 I will have to re-read The Houseguest to keep my going 😛

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      • Thank you for such a great review! There will definitely be another regency at some point, I just don’t know when. Most of my favorite books are better with the second reading – there’s no stressing out about what’s going to happen, I can just enjoy the prose. 🙂

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  4. You are welcome. All the praise was meant and in no way exaggerated! I look forward to your next regency story, whenever it will be! And I also look forward to the re-read 😀

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  5. Please reconsider your decision about having The Houseguest available in paperback version. According to the many favorable reviews, the paperback version would be well worth the cost. Thank you.

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  6. I have read this book twice in 2 weeks and i am about to start it a 3rd time! I am a huge Jane Austen fan and have read many variations! Thank you for this wonderful book!

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  7. I just finished reading Ms. Adam’s “The Houseguest” for the second time and it is indeed even more enjoyable the second time, and will look forward to reading it again and again! Your creative way of bringing Elizabeth and Darcy together was great, and your portrayal of our dear Lizzy and Darcy, as well as Georgiana, Col. Fitzwilliam, Lady and Lord Matlock, Lady Catherine, and Aunt Gardner were delightful! I agree with Lizzy that having Col. Fitzwilliam for a brother would be great fun… And Sir Malcom was pretty dashing as well! You do a wonderful job of creating swoon worthy men! Just reading about Mr. Darcy’s courting of Elizabeth was enough to make my heart go pitter-patter too! I loved that you kept the love scenes so tasteful and proper! 🙂 Very well done!!
    And like the others, I really wanted to have a paperback and was able to find a copy recently that I have just purchased, so you all should check again, perhaps! (I also have it on my kindle where I first read it… about a year ago, I believe…) I will be watching for another Regency novel by you as well!

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  8. I love all your works. I have read all of them in ebook format and I have all your released books on Audible. I would hope more to be released on Audible. I have listened to all your books several times each.

    My favorite is “On Equal Ground “. In my opinion this is a beautiful story and could make a wonderful movie if it was ever attempted. It has lots of humor, sorrow, angst but above all it has of love and shows how much your heart was in the storyline.
    Bravo!

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