Author: Mary Lydon Simonsen

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Darcy Goes to War

Spring 1944 – Britain is now in its fourth year of war. In order to defeat Adolph Hitler and his Nazis, everyone in the country must do his or her bit. While twenty-three-year-old Elizabeth Bennet makes her contribution by driving a lorry, Fitzwilliam Darcy flies Lancaster bombers over Germany. Because of the war, both are … Read More



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Darcy and Elizabeth: The Language of the Fan

While Jane Bennet is recuperating at Netherfield Park, Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy are frequently thrown into each other’s company. Despite initial resistance, the pair find that their first impressions are changing, especially after Lizzy overhears a conversation between Darcy and Charles Bingley using the language of the fan. Darcy and Elizabeth: The Language of the … Read More

Genre: Pride and Prejudice Subjects: short story

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Anne Elliot, A New Beginning

A Persuasion Re-imagining. On Anne Elliot’s 25th birthday, her family declared her to be a spinster, but instead of being downcast by this change in status, she finds it to be quite liberating. As a result of her new-found freedom, Anne becomes a long-distance runner, and this activity greatly increases her confidence. It is this … Read More

Genre: Persuasion Subjects: variation

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Mr. Darcy’s Angel of Mercy: A Romance of the Great War

Mr. Darcy’s Angel of Mercy – A Novella: Two years after the conclusion of The Great War, those affected by the conflagration are still trying to put their lives back together, including Elizabeth Bennet and Fitzwilliam Darcy. While Darcy continues to grapple with horrific memories, Elizabeth, who served as a Voluntary Aid Detachment, suppresses all … Read More






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A Wife for Mr. Darcy

When Mr. Darcy realizes he insulted Miss Elizabeth Bennet at the Meryton Assembly, he feels duty bound to seek her out and apologize… But instead of meekly accepting his apology, Elizabeth stands up to him, and Darcy realizes with a shock that she is a very different type of lady than he is used to… … Read More

Genre: Pride and Prejudice Subjects: variation


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Searching for Pemberley

Set against Regency England, World Wars I and II, and postwar England, three love stories intertwine in surprising and fateful ways American Maggie Joyce, touring Derbyshire in 1947, visits an 18th century Georgian country house that she is told was the model for Jane Austen’s Pemberley. More amazingly, the former residents of the mansion, William … Read More


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Darcy on the Hudson

When Fitzwilliam Darcy, Georgiana Darcy, and Charles Bingley set sail from England for New York, each travels with a different purpose in mind. Georgiana wants to put a particularly jarring episode involving a family friend in the past, and Charles wishes to visit his Uncle Richard in an exciting new land. For Darcy, it is … Read More


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The Perfect Bride for Mr. Darcy

If the two of them weren’t so “stubborn…” It’s obvious to Georgiana Darcy that the lovely Elizabeth Bennet is her brother’s perfect match, but Darcy’s pigheadedness and Elizabeth’s wounded pride are going to keep them both from the loves of their lives. Georgiana can’t let that happen, so she readily agrees to help her accommodating … Read More

Genre: Pride and Prejudice Subjects: variation