Discover Mr. Darcy’s world! Author of Jane Austen Variations and Pride and Prejudice fantasy, Monica Fairview has been writing Austenesque novels since 2009. A confirmed Jane Austen addict, Monica Fairview has been a literature professor and an acupuncturist, and is now having fun writing novels set in 19th century England, featuring bonnets and handsome gentlemen in cravats.
Born in London, Monica lived in the USA for many years. She lives not far from Box Hill, where Jane Austen’s Emma goes for a picnic. Monica loves to chuckle, read, and visit historical places. Sometimes she enjoys doing nothing at all. When she has the time.
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A Longbourn Entanglement
Elizabeth has a secret. If Darcy discovers it, will it spell the end of their fledgling romance?
When Mrs. Bennet falls ill after the Netherfield Ball, Mr. Darcy and Mr. Bingley postpone their trip to London to offer their assistance. But things are never what they seem. Before long, Darcy is entangled in a chaotic situation at Longbourn, and Elizabeth is faced with a thorny dilemma that could drive Darcy away from her forever.
Will Elizabeth and Darcy muddle their way through the mayhem, or is everything just too tangled for them to find love?
Dangerous Magic: A Pride and Prejudice Variation
Elizabeth Bennet is stunned when the Royal Mages come to her peaceful country home of Longbourn to take her away. She is even more bewildered when she is commanded to marry a powerful mage by the name of Fitzwilliam Darcy. She has always dreamed of marrying for love, and an arranged marriage with an arrogant stranger was never part of her plans.
But Darcy and Elizabeth have no choice in the matter. Uniting their two forms of magic is essential for the Kingdom to defeat Napoleon’s mages. Darcy and Elizabeth may dislike each other on sight, but they must overcome their differences and find common ground before it is too late. Fortunately, it is not long before the sparks begin to fly between them.
Join the author of ‘Fortune and Felicity’ in this fantasy Jane Austen Variation, an enchanting story of determination, love, and hope against all odds.
Fortune and Felicity
In this Pride & Prejudice variation, Elizabeth and Darcy have a second chance to get things right. Will they be able to come together this time, or will pride intervene yet again?
Seven years after Darcy’s disastrous proposal, Darcy is in need, not of a wife, but of a governess for his young daughter. Imagine his surprise when he discovers Elizabeth Bennet on the list of possible candidates provided by the employment agency. The question is, should he take her on as a governess, or would he be playing with fire?
Elizabeth Bennet is forced by her reduced circumstances to take on a position. However, when Mr. Darcy invites her for an interview, she is embarrassed and humiliated. How could she possibly live under the same roof as the man she had rejected so strongly seven years ago?
Whatever decision she makes, there will be a high price to pay… one way or the other.
Mysterious Mr. Darcy
The events of this Pride and Prejudice ‘what-if’ occur three years later than the original, but before the Netherfield Ball. Mr. Darcy receives a visit at his isolated manor in Cornwall. It is Charles Bingley, and he is there to ask for a favor… He needs help with his new estate, Netherfield. As for Miss Elizabeth Bennet, there is nothing she likes more than a laugh – except for a mystery. From the moment she first encounters Mr. Darcy, she senses he is hiding something. But the more she tries to find out about who he is, the more evasive he becomes. However, Elizabeth soon turns her attention to someone else. As Mrs. Bennet points out, Mr. Darcy is a nobody, and Elizabeth needs to marry someone who can provide for her and her sisters.
Meanwhile, Mr. Darcy doesn’t want anyone to know about the scandal that haunts him from the past, and he certainly doesn’t need someone like Miss Bennet, who asks him questions and tries to slip him up. Fortunately, he is more than equal to the task of putting her off. What he doesn’t expect is that before he knows it, he finds himself longing to tell her the truth.
Note: Mysterious Mr. Darcy is not a mystery. It is a ‘what-if’ in which Mr. Darcy has to deal with the consequences of his past, a past that will change the shape of his future.
THE DARCY NOVELS TRILOGY
Mr. Darcy’s Pledge
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 moon struck youth. Stung to the quick by her rejection, his pride in tatters, and left with no possibility that she will ever love him, Darcy determines to put all thoughts of Elizabeth behind him. But not even Town with its boundless opportunities for amusement can 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 of overcoming 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 Volume I of this witty Pride and Prejudice 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.
Note: This novel is the first book in a trilogy and continues in Mr. Darcy’s Challenge.
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 again to Elizabeth before he has rescued Lydia, his plans go horribly wrong.
Everything tells him he ought to give up, but can he? Pride and love are at loggerheads as he struggles to choose between his mind … and his heart.
Book Two of The Darcy Novels continues the story began in Mr. Darcy’s Pledge but can be read as an independent book as well.
PRIDE & PREJUDICE SEQUELS
The Darcy Cousins
Will Georgiana have the courage to love again?
There are surprises in store for that bastion of tradition, Rosings
Park, when the family gathers for their annual Easter visit. Georgiana
Darcy, generally a shy model of propriety, decides to take a few lessons
from her unconventional cousin, and Anne de Bourgh simply – vanishes.
In this madcap sequel to Pride & Prejudice, Georgiana has to set aside her uncertainties if she wants to win the heart of a certain gentleman…
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The Other Mr. Darcy
Caroline Bingley has lost Mr. Darcy, but what about his cousin?
When Caroline Bingley, for the first time in her life, collapses to the floor and sobs at Mr Darcy’s wedding, she doesn’t think anyone is watching. Imagine her humiliation when she discovers that a stranger has witnessed her unusual emotional display. Miss Bingley, understandably, resents this unknown gentleman very much, even if he is Mr Darcy’s American cousin.
A year later, when she is forced to travel to Pemberley with Robert Darcy, she still has not forgiven him. But all attempts to snub him fail completely, and, as the Bennets descend upon them, she finds herself spending more and more time in his company. Will this presumptuous American break through her British arrogance and make her more human? Will Miss Bingley — heaven forbid! — find love?
When Seraphene Grant is offered a job by Longbourn Laboratories’ William Darcy, she is both intrigued and suspicious. Seraphene is trying to stay on the right side of legal, and she can’t think of a single legitimate reason he would want to hire her. She’s determined to put her checkered past behind her and she won’t compromise that for an arrogant descendant of the Darcy family who wants to reproduce his ancestral home.
But Darcy has something more risky in mind, and he knows Seraphene is the perfect match for the job. The problem is, he can’t tell her what the job involves. The only way he can gain her trust is to lie about what he is doing! Meanwhile, all Seraphene’s instincts are telling her to run. But in a post-apocalyptic world where well-paid jobs are scarce and charming, wealthy gentlemen in cravats are even scarcer, how can she resist?
Perhaps she should have, because being around William Darcy soon becomes more and more dangerous –– in more ways than one.
Buckle your seats and get ready for a romantic adventure involving swashbuckling pirates, automatons and parasols in this Pride and Prejudice spin-off.
“Surprises, romance, humor and drama abound in a way never before seen through a filtered derivation of Austen’s imagination. Monica Fairview has crafted an interesting and compelling story which can stand on its own, regardless of classification. Steampunk Darcy is a rousing, amazing adventure, one that breaks new ground in Austenesque fiction and does not fail to entertain.” ~Laura Hartness, Calico Critic
“I was pleasantly surprised how Ms. Fairview was able to bring an Austen story to life in a Steampunk setting. The use of Wickham’s character is very creative. If you love Austenesque fiction with a little creativity and flare, I highly recommend Steampunk Darcy.” ~ Kendal, Kinx’s Book Nook
“This is what Jane Austen’s Pride & Prejudice might have looked like if it was set in the future …
All in all, it was a wonderful reading experience that I think intrepid Austenesque fans should not pass up and it would have appeal to a wider audience of Steampunk and Dystopian romance lovers.” ~Sophia Rose, Delighted Reader
“A wild steampunk adventure story with pirates, industrial espionage, rebellious teenage sisters, scheming relatives, romance, and misdirections set in a post-ecological apocalyptic world… There’s some witty and snappy dialog as well as an intriguing cast of characters … in a remarkably different future world.” ~Gayle Surrette, SFRevu
“An exhilarating ride! I greatly enjoyed was searching for the subtle parallels and nods to Pride and Prejudice. Some were less obvious than others – there was a great social divide, a rejected offer, a sister needing to be rescued, a Caroline Bingley and George Wickham character stirring up some trouble, and an abundance of pride and stubbornness.” ~Meredith, Austenesque Reviews