Mr. Darcy’s Pride and Joy

Mr Darcy's Pride and JoyMr. Darcy and Elizabeth Bennet are engaged at last, and Mr. Darcy is preparing to take out a special license to get married quickly. But, just when everything seems to be going just right, he encounters opposition from an unexpected quarter. Then, when his engagement is announced – to someone else – Elizabeth, understandably, begins to doubt his sincerity.

Perhaps their love is doomed after all…

Find out more in this third part of The Darcy Novels series.

Mr. Darcy’s Pride and Joy concludes the journey began in Mr. Darcy’s Pride and Joy, but it can be read as a standalone novel.

Ruin and Renewal by Jack Caldwell

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2005. The greatest natural disater in American history is fast approaching New Orleans. Friend, family, and foe alike will meet their fates as a killer named Katrina tries to drown the Gulf Coast. Who will live and who will not?

The survivors must pick up the pieces of their shattered lives. Can the kindness of strangers make up for the bureaucratic bumbling of government officials?

Will those left in the Crescent City ever find normalcy again?

VOLUME THREE OF CRESCENT CITY

 

 

 

Elysian Dreams by Jack Caldwell

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2004. Five years after the scandals of their college days, our heroines have settled down in New Orleans. Some are looking for love, some are searching for reconciliation, and others are trying to save their relationships. Happiness. heartache, and new friends are in the cards.

Meanwhile, threats from the past are still lurking. And a monster appears on the horizon.

With greater maturity come greater challenges, and the three friends learn it takes courage to seize happiness, especially in a place as magical and dangerous as the Crescent City.

VOLUME TWO OF CRESCENT CITY

 

 

 

Bourbon Street Nights by Jack Caldwell

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1998. This story is about three close friends. Elizabeth, a Cajun from the swamps; Emma, an Uptown Jew; and Marianne, a Mississippi girl.

These ladies have a year that will change their lives. They will meet the men who love them and the men who break their hearts. It is a time of love and friendship, trials and tribulations, tragedy and murder.

But it is also about a fourth lady, one that is known by many names. Isle d’Orleans. The Paris of the Americas. Queen City of the South. The City that Care Forgot. Birthplace of Jazz. The Big Easy. Crescent City. New Orleans—what she was, and what she may be again.

VOLUME ONE OF CRESCENT CITY

 

 

 

The Plains of Chalmette by Jack Caldwell

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It is 1814, and America’s second war against Great Britain is going badly. Now the enemy is ready for its knock-out punch. They seek to take New Orleans, and by doing so, control the Mississippi River and North America forever.

Major Matthew Darcy of Baltimore is dispatched to help defend the beleaguered city, and discovers an alien place that does not trust its new countrymen. He also finds forbidden love with a lovely Cajun-Creole lady.

Now, with a devastating invader at the city’s door, Darcy joins General Andrew Jackson’s rag-tag army of backwoodsmen, Creoles, free blacks, and buccaneers in the face of overwhelming odds.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Earl’s Conquest by L.L. Diamond

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Fascinated upon a first acquaintance, the Earl of Matlock is a determined suitor, but Rebecca Fairchild is not so certain. The earl is kind, yet he is always so frustrating and stubborn! He is not what she had planned or what she ever imagined in a partner. Other ladies have also laid claim to the handsome Lord Matlock despite his preferences. Can he convince Rebecca he is her future or will other forces stand in the way of their happily ever after?

A prequel to An Unwavering Trust!

 

 

 

 

 

Mistaking Her Character by Maria Grace

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Dr. Bennet owes his livelihood to his patroness, Lady Catherine de Bourgh, but his headstrong daughter Elizabeth thwarts the great lady at every turn. For the sake of his patient Anne de Bourgh, Elizabeth is forgiven–until she refuses to turn her back on Mr. Darcy.

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An Unwavering Trust by L L Diamond

 

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Fitzwilliam Darcy is in a tough situation. His father is pressing him to propose marriage to the last woman in the world he would wish to take as his wife. With a fortnight to announce his betrothal, he makes the acquaintance of Elizabeth Bennet, who is in a predicament of her own.

Could Darcy be willing to consider Elizabeth as a solution to his problem and to hers? And can Elizabeth ascertain enough of Darcy’s character to trust him upon nothing but a first impression?

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Alone with Mr. Darcy by Abigail Reynolds

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Elizabeth Bennet can’t imagine anything worse than being stranded by a blizzard in a tiny cottage with proud and unpleasant Mr. Darcy. But being trapped there for days – and nights – with an injured and confused Mr. Darcy who keeps saying the oddest things about her, is even worse. At least he possesses the useful ability of lighting a fire to keep them from freezing to death. But when he puts his arms around her, she discovers the hearth isn’t the only place he knows how to build a fire.

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The Darcy Brothers

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Easy-going Theophilus Darcy is the opposite of his controlled older brother. Where Fitzwilliam Darcy is proud and awkward among strangers, Theo is a charmer. Fitzwilliam took his studies seriously, while Theo was sent down from Oxford for his pranks. Still, the brothers were the best of friends until tragedy and George Wickham tore them apart.

What if Theo were to meet Miss Elizabeth Bennet? Would he charm the young lady’s stockings off… or would he help his brother win her hand?

Find out as the two brothers lock horns in this unique Pride & Prejudice variation collectively written by five respected authors.

The Darcy Brothers was first conceived as an interactive group writing project and has developed into a full-length novel featuring the charismatic Theo Darcy.

Mr. Darcy’s Challenge by Monica Fairview

Mr Darcys Pledge Challenge Cover SMALL AVATAR (1)In this humorous Pride and 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 Jane Austen Christmas by Maria Grace

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Take a step into history with Maria Grace as she explores the traditions, celebrations, games and foods that made up Christmastide in Jane Austen’s era. Packed with information and rich with detail from period authors, Maria Grace transports the reader to a longed-for old fashioned Christmas.

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Mr Darcy’s Christmas Calendar by Jane Odiwe

MrDsXmasCalendar-Cover-1Lizzy Benson visits Jane Austen’s house in Chawton, and buys a special advent calendar in the gift shop, but strange things start to happen when she opens up the first door and finds herself back in time with all the beloved characters from her favourite book, Pride and Prejudice. As she finds herself increasingly drawn into an alternate reality, Lizzy discovers not only is Mr Darcy missing from the plot, but also that Jane Austen has never heard of him. All Lizzy can hope is that she can help to get the story and her own complicated love life back on track before Christmas is over, and bring everything to a happy resolution in Jane Austen’s imaginary world!

Mrs Darcy’s Diamonds by Jane Odiwe

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Elizabeth is newly married to Fitzwilliam Darcy, master of Pemberley House. When her husband presents her with a diamond ring, part of the precious and irreplaceable Darcy suite of jewels, she feels not only honoured and secure in her husband’s love, but also ready to accept her new responsibilities and position. Mrs Darcy knows she will face exacting scrutiny at the approaching Christmas Ball, but it will be her chance to prove that she is a worthy mistress, and she is excited to be playing hostess to friends and family, as well as Mr Darcy’s French cousins. Antoine de Valois and his sister Louise have arrived at the invitation of Lady Catherine de Bourgh and Elizabeth is delighted that this young and lively couple are helping to bring Miss Georgiana Darcy out of her shell. However, when her ring goes missing before the ball, Elizabeth is distraught, and her dilemma further increased by the threat of a scandal that appears to involve the French cousins.

Pride, Prejudice and the Perfect Bet by Marilyn Brant

Everyone thought Beth and Will Darcy had an unexpected romance in Pride, Prejudice and the Perfect Match. Now, Beth’s best friend, Jane Henderson, and Will’s first cousin, Bingley McNamara, begin their own unlikely love story in Pride, Prejudice and the Perfect Bet, which starts at the Darcy/Bennet wedding. Jane is an interning school psychologist and a woman who wears an angelic mask in public, but she’s not as sweet tempered as she’d like everyone to believe. Now she may have just crossed paths with the one person who’ll unnerve her enough to get her to reveal her true self. Bingley is a wealthy, flirtatious guru of finance, who likes to wager on stocks and, let’s face it, on just about anything that strikes his fancy. But this dedicated ladies’ man may have finally met the woman who’ll challenge his bachelor ways!

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Remember the Past by Maria Grace

Remember the Past_ BRAG2-5ebook_NOOKElizabeth Bennet’s father, Admiral Thomas Bennet, assures his daughters that his retirement from His Majesty’s Navy will be the start of a new life for them all. Little does he know his family’s battles have only just begun.

Darcy’s best efforts to befriend and assist the Bennet family go horribly awry, alienating first Miss Elizabeth, then her father, and finally endangering what both men hold most dear. Can the two men Elizabeth loves most set aside their pride to prevent catastrophe for their families and win the love they seek?

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Mr. Darcy’s Pledge by Monica Fairview

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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 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. (more…)

Given Good Principles Boxed Set by Maria Grace

 

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The complete boxed set of the Given Good Principles Series:

Darcy’s Decison

The Future Mrs. Darcy

All the Appearance of Goodness

Twelfth Night at Longbourn

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The Companion of His Future Life by Jack Caldwell

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One of the great “what-ifs” among Pride & Prejudice aficionados is: if Mr. Collins married Mary Bennet instead of Charlotte Lucas, how would that influence Mr. Darcy’s dogged pursuit of the elusive Elizabeth?

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Twelfth Night at Longbourn by Maria Grace

 

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Twelfth Night—a night for wondrous things to happen.  At least for other people.

In the months after her sisters’ weddings, nothing has gone well for Kitty Bennet. Since Lydia’s infamous elopement, her friends have abandoned her, and Longbourn is more prison than home. Not even Elizabeth’s new status as Mrs. Darcy of Pemberley can repair the damage to Kitty’s reputation. More than anything else, she wishes to leave the plain ordinary Kitty behind and become Catherine Bennet, a proper young lady.

But, in an instant all her hopes are dashed, and her dreams of becoming Catherine evaporate. Will Kitty Bennet’s inner strength be enough to bring her heart’s desire?   On an ordinary night perhaps not, but on Twelfth Night, it just might be enough.

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The Darcys of Derbyshire by Abigail Reynolds

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What are Men to Rocks and Mountains?

Elizabeth Bennet longs to see the view from the famous Black Rocks in Derbyshire, but her uncle refuses to allow her to climb to the rock outcroppings alone. Elizabeth’s distress is only worsened by a chance encounter with Mr. Darcy — at least until he offers to escort her to the top. Unbeknownst to her, the Black Rocks have a very special meaning for him. As Darcy tells her the tale of his parents’ courtship and marriage, Elizabeth, like Darcy’s mother before her, is forced to confront the power of destiny atop the Black Rocks.

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A Fair Prospect by Cassandra Grafton

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Nursing his wounds after his rejection by Miss Elizabeth Bennet, Fitzwilliam Darcy returns to London, a devastated and humbled man. Circumstance, however, soon throws him back into the lady’s company, much to their mutual consternation, and also introduces Darcy to Nicholas Harington, a potential suitor for Elizabeth.

At time moves on, Darcy finds his best endeavours to relieve the lady of his unwelcome presence come to naught, but is there any future for them in the face of their previous misunderstandings, and what of Harington, the man who is deemed by all a fair prospect for Elizabeth’s hand?

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Project Darcy by Jane Odiwe

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It is high summer when Ellie Bentley joins an archaeological dig at Jane Austen’s childhood home. She’s always had a talent for ‘seeing’ into the past and is not easily disturbed by her encounters with ‘Mr Darcy’s ghost’ at the house where she’s staying.
When Ellie travels into the past she discovers exactly what happened whilst Jane danced her way through the snowy winter of 1796. As Steventon Rectory and all its characters come to life, Ellie discovers the true love story lost in Pride and Prejudice – a tale which has its own consequences for her future destiny, changing her life beyond imagination.

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Steampunk Darcy by Monica Fairview

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Or does he? Seraphene wasn’t born yesterday. She can smell a rat, particularly when it stinks all the way up to her airship. She knows Darcy is hiding something. But with the Authorities after her and her other options dwindling by the moment, the temptation of genuine English tea and a gorgeous Steampunk gentleman are very difficult to resist.

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Mr. Darcy Came to Dinner by Jack Caldwell

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Oh, how the mighty have fallen!

Elizabeth Bennet’s pet cat causes an unfortunate accident to befall the haughty Mr. Darcy, forcing the injured gentleman to reluctantly take up residence at Longbourn — more specifically, in the parlor of Longbourn! In pain, forbidden to leave by his doctors, Mr. Darcy cannot escape the ridiculous antics of the Bennet clan. And when Georgiana Darcy, Colonel Fitzwilliam, and Lady Catherine de Bourgh arrive to visit the invalid, chaos, confusion and hilarity ensue!

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Mr. Darcy’s Noble Connections by Abigail Reynolds

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There’s only one fact that notorious rake Lord Charles Carlisle and his cousin, Fitzwilliam Darcy, can agree upon: a house party given by the Marquess of Bentham is bound to be intolerably dull. To relieve his boredom, Lord Charles accepts a bet that he can seduce his sister’s pretty friend during their stay at Bentham Park. But when Darcy discovers that Lord Charles’ new target is none other than Elizabeth Bennet, the woman who refused Darcy’s offer of marriage, he cannot stand by and watch as the woman he still loves is callously ruined. What he doesn’t know is that Lord Charles has a dark secret, and that his attentions to Elizabeth may not be what they seem.

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His: Two Regency Novellas by Regina Jeffers

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His American Heartsong Lawrence Lowery has been the dutiful elder son his whole life, but when his father Baron Blakehell arranges a marriage with the insipid Annalee Dryburgh, Lowery must choose between his responsibility to his future estate and the one woman who makes sense in his life.

His Irish Eve When the Earl of Greenwall demands his only son, Viscount Stafford, retrieve the viscount’s by-blow, everything in Adam Lawrence’s life changes. Lawrence arrives in Cheshire to discover not only a son, but also two daughters. Aoife Kennice, the children’s caregiver, is impervious to Adam’s usual tricks and ruses as one of England’s most infamous rakes. But this overconfident lord is about to do battle: A fight Adam must win–a fight for the heart of a woman worth knowing.

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When They Fall in Love by Mary Lydon Simonsen

Spring of 1821 – A recently widowed Fitzwilliam Darcy has taken up residence with his six-year-old daughter, Alexandra, at a villa in the hills above Florence and invites Charles and Jane Bingley and their daughter to come for a visit. Included in the invitation is Elizabeth Bennet, who has taken on the responsibility of governess for her niece, Cassandra Bingley.

In the intervening years, Elizabeth’s opinion of the Master of Pemberley has altered greatly, but has Darcy’s opinion of Elizabeth changed? After all, he married another and fathered a child. Will they be able to put their troubled history behind them?

When They Fall in Love is set against the background of the greatest city of the Renaissance, a perfect place to start over.

All the Appearance of Goodness by Maria Grace

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When Darcy joins his friend, Bingley on a trip to Meryton, the last thing on his mind is finding a wife. Meeting Elizabeth Bennet changes all that, but a rival for his affections appears from a most unlikely quarter. He must overcome his naturally reticent disposition if he is to have a chance of winning her favor.

Elizabeth’s thoughts turn to love and marriage after her sister, Mary’s, engagement. In a few short weeks she goes from knowing no eligible young men, to being courted by two. Both are handsome gentleman, but one conceals secrets and the other conceals his regard. Will she determine which is which before she commits to the wrong one?

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Pride, Prejudice and the Perfect Match by Marilyn Brant

Would an Elizabeth Bennet by any other name be as appealing to a Darcy?

A single mother and an ER doctor meet on an Internet dating site—each for reasons that have little to do with finding their perfect match—in this modern, Austen-inspired story. It’s a tribute to the power of both “pride” and “prejudice” in bringing two people romantically together, despite their mutual insistence that they should stay apart… Beth Ann Bennet isn’t looking for love. She’s an aspiring social worker using an online alias to study sex-role stereotypes. Dr. William Darcy isn’t looking for love either. He’s just trying to fund his new clinic by winning a major bet. Both think Lady Catherine’s Love Match Website will help them get what they want—fast, easy and without endangering their hearts. Both are in for a big surprise.

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Welcome to White Soup Press

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White Soup Press is a collective imprint of authors from the Austen Variations. At White Soup Press, just as at Austen Variations, we’re committed to maintaining professional quality in our books.  That means a White Soup Press book will have been edited, copy-edited, formatted correctly, and written by an experienced and accessible author.

The majority of our books are Austenesque novels, but there are some original novels as well.  We have books from a variety of periods of history plus time travel.

 

New Releases from White Soup Press:

 

Mr. Darcy’s Pride and Joy  by Monica Fairview

Mr. Darcy’s Journey  by Abigail Reynolds

The Plains of Chalmette: a Story of Crescent City
by Jack Caldwell

Bourbon  Street Nights: Volume One of Crescent City
by Jack Caldwell

Elysian Dreams: Volume Two of Crescent City
by Jack Caldwell

Ruin and Renewal: Volume Three of Crescent City
by Jack Caldwell

Alone with Mr. Darcy by Abigail Reynolds

The Earl’s Conquest by L.L. Diamond

An Unwavering Trust by L.L. Diamond

The Darcy Brothers
by Monica Fairview, Maria Grace, Cassandra Grafton,
Abigail Reynolds and Susan Mason-Milks

Mr. Darcy’s Challenge by Monica Fairview

Mr Darcy’s Christmas Calendar by Jane Odiwe

Mrs Darcy’s Diamonds by Jane Odiwe

Remember the Past by Maria Grace

Pride, Prejudice and the Perfect Bet  by Marilyn Brant 

Mr. Darcy’s Pledge  by Monica Fairview

The Darcys of Derbyshire  by Abigail Reynolds

A Fair Prospect by Cassandra Grafton