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The Duke is Mine

The Duke is Mine by Eloisa James is $1.99 digitally. 

Tarquin, the powerful Duke of Sconce, knows perfectly well that the decorous and fashionably slender Georgiana Lytton will make him a proper duchess. So why can't he stop thinking about her twin sister, the curvy, headstrong, and altogether unconventional Olivia? Not only is Olivia betrothed to another man, but their improper, albeit intoxicating, flirtation makes her unsuitability all the more clear.

Determined to make a perfect match, he methodically cuts Olivia from his thoughts, allowing logic and duty to triumph over passion…Until, in his darkest hour, Quin begins to question whether perfection has anything to do with love. To win Olivia's hand he would have to give up all the beliefs he holds most dear, and surrender heart, body and soul… Unless it's already too late.

Every time I see this cover, I can't help myself. Say it with me! “The duke is mine! The doggone duke is mine!”

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Also, today only, there's a crapton of books from Sourcebooks with Darcy in the title, all for .99c.

The problem is, posting 11 books in one entry would make your eyes cross (I'd say that mine did, but I'm cross-eyed. My secret trucker CB handle is “Mistress Strabismus.”) (I wish.) So I've grabbed those with the highest GoodReads review average (which isn't the most accurate system, but whatever) and posted them here. 


Mr. Darcy's Obsession

What if…Elizabeth Bennet was more unsuitable for Mr. Darcy than ever…

Mr. Darcy is determined to find a more suitable bride. But then he learns that Elizabeth is living in London in reduced circumstances, after her father's death robs her of her family home…

What if…Mr. Darcy can't Help himself from see king her out… He just wants to make sure she's alright.

But once he's seen her, he feels compelled to talk to her, and from there he's unable to fight the overwhelming desire to be near her, or the ever-growing mutual attraction that is between them…

What if…Mr. Darcy's intentions were shockingly dishonorable…

(Do you think that cover art was chosen because the woman bears a good resemblence to Jennifer Ehle?)

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Mr. Darcy and the Secret of Becoming a gentleman When Elizabeth Bennet refuses his hand, Darcy is devastated and makes it his mission to change. By every civility in his power, Darcy slowly tries to win her affections, but Elizabeth is not easily swayed. Darcy vows to unlock the secrets that will make her his. He curses himself for his social awkwardness and appearance of pride, and sets out to right the wrongs he's done her family.

Elizabeth's family and friends misunderstand his intentions, and being in Elizabeth's presence proves to be both excruciating for the shy Darcy-and a dream come true. For the first time in his life, he must please a woman worth having, and the transformation leads him to a depth of understanding and love that he never could have imagined. 

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The Trials of the Honorable F. Darcy

Judge Fitzwilliam Darcy, a legal expert on both sides of the Atlantic, is ready to hang up his black robe and return to the life of a country gentleman?until he meets Elizabeth Bennet, a fresh-faced attorney with a hectic schedule and no time for the sexy but haughty judge.

Tempers and sparks fly in Judge Darcy's courtroom – and outside, in a series of chance encounters that give each of them pause -as the two match wits and try to fight their overwhelming attraction. When they meet up in England at an international law conference, they embark on a hot, heavy affair.

Back in the States, though, ethical considerations intrude, and each is subjected to a torturous period of soul-searching before they can find their way back to each other…

Goodreads (3.66 avg) | Amazon | BN | Sony | Kobo | iBooks





The Other Mr. Darcy Did you know that Mr. Darcy had an American cousin?!

In this highly original Pride and Prejudice sequel by British author Monica Fairview, Caroline Bingley is our heroine. Caroline is sincerely broken-hearted when Mr. Darcy marries Lizzy Bennet—that is, until she meets his charming and sympathetic American cousin…

Mr. Robert Darcy is as charming as Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy is proud, and he is stunned to find the beautiful Caroline weeping at his cousin's wedding. Such depth of love, he thinks, is rare and precious. For him, it's nearly love at first sight. But these British can be so haughty and off-putting. How can he let the young lady, who was understandably mortified to be discovered in such a vulnerable moment, know how much he feels for and sympathizes with her?

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Only Mr. Darcy Will Do

After her father's death, Elizabeth Bennet goes to work as a governess. Little does she know the Willstones are social acquaintances of the Bingleys and the Darcys, and Elizabeth finds herself once again drawn into Mr. Darcy's orbit.

To make matters worse, Mrs. Willstone's sister sets her sights on Mr. Darcy.

With Elizabeth's social status even lower than it was before, she knows she must abandon all hope of Darcy renewing his proposals, even as she begins to see him in a completely different light…

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Are you a fan of Pride and Prejudice retellings? I confess, I am not always a fan, and grow weary of Darcy-obsession, but then a cute cover or idea will grab my eyeballs and I'm suddenly tempted. Any of these handsome enough to tempt you? (Sorry, couldn't resist.)


General Bitching...

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  1. 1
    Ashlea says:

    I am obsessed with P&P retellings.

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    Bessgilmartin says:

    just bought 4- thanks for the tip!!!

  3. 3
    Vassie says:

    The Trials of the Honorable Mr. Darcy is good! I’ve read it :)

  4. 4
    smlundberg says:

    Ha, I think we were just talking about this!

    I would love to read a good P&P continuation or retelling, but I keep being warned off by friends who say they are very often poorly done. So I tend to be reluctant to try them, sadly. Who knows, though, maybe I’ll find a good one here!

  5. 5

    Jesus! Why are people so determined to kill off poor Mr. Bennett? He’s such a great character, and he has some of the best lines in the book. “An unhappy alternative is before you, Elizabeth. From this day you must be a stranger to one of your parents. Your mother will never see you again if you do NOT marry Mr. Collins, and I will never see you again if you DO.”

    I can only assume that these authors need some sort of plot device to leave Lizzy in “reduced circumstances,” as it were. Which is freaking ridiculous, because you KNOW that her aunt and uncle would never let her live in poverty, so you’d have to eliminate them from the plot, too; plus, Jane would have had to never marry Bingley for the same reason (and why would you ever want to spoil darling Jane’s HEA? Unless you’re some sort of monster).

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    JG18 says:

    Of the P&P sequels I’ve tried to read, I think Pamela Aidan’s _An Assembly Such as This_ is the best – the language comes across as fairly authentic and the Darcy POV is well done.

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    Aislinn says:

    Just letting people know if they buy directly from the sourcebooks website you get an extra 30% off with the code EXTRA30. Made it even cheaper!

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    MissB2u says:

    I’m perfectly happy to leave the story ending as is.  No need to mess with perfection.

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    DawnG says:

    Thanks for the tip – I’ve been wanting to try some of these for a while, and at 99 cents it’s a no-brainer!

  10. 10
    Rebecca says:

    So, I probably shouldn’t ask this but…how is one TWIN “curvier” than the other?  (I could see *sisters*.  But twins?)  And if this is a historical, why is the slender one “fashionable” when actually the fashion would probably call for curves?  (See the original Pride and Prejudice where Jane is definitely the prettier sister and is also “not so light nor so in the habit of running as Elizabeth.”)  And while we’re at it, why is the hero named for a rapist?

  11. 11
    librarygrrl64 says:

    I loved the first and third books in the trilogy, but found the second COMPLETELY unbelievable. Aidan did better when she stuck closer to Austen’s story and characters, IMO.

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    librarygrrl64 says:

    Did it! Thanks for the tip. :-)

  13. 13
    Terry says:

    I normally hate even the idea of them, but I have been sucked in to a few. They do seem to have a bewildering ability to make you pick them up. :) The only one I really liked was PD James’ because one never has to wade through the crappy grammar of most of them; and you get a murder mystery to detract from any Austen-ness. I think the characters have lived in my head too long to try and reconcile someone else’s view of them; no matter how well written, they always have a fanfic feel to me. (that and I suspect too many authors fell in love with P&P from the 1990’s mini-series version and I hate that one. They tend to pull traits from it instead of the book)

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    PamG says:

    With the exception of the Sherlock Holmes/Mary Russell series, I can’t recall any reboots or reinterpretations that I really like.  Too often it seems like commercialized fan fic.

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    Emily A. says:

    There are two types of twins (scientifically). One is called identical twins and they share identical DNA and therefore look exactly alike. The other set is called fraternal twins and they share no more DNA then regular siblings (who can share lots parts of DNa. I sugguest you google the term “fraternal twins” who can be different genders but are more likely to be the same gender.
    As to your other questions I can’t help you there. You will have to ask Eloisa.

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    Laylapalooza says:

    Anyone read “Pride / Prejudice”? I’ve been meaning to read that for some time but haven’t done so yet.

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    Ms. Schmidt says:

    I couldn’t read past “the Duke of Sconce.”  Really?  The hero’s duchy bears the same moniker as a type of light fixture?  No, I’m sorry, I can’t go there. 

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    Nabpaw says:

    I love Eloisa james, but I couldn’t STAND this book! 

    Not particularly interested in the Pride and Prejudice reboots.

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