(Second Edition) Darcy and Fitzwilliam is the romantic and humorous tale of Pride and Prejudice’s two cousins, Fitzwilliam Darcy and Colonel Fitzwilliam, close as brothers and fierce competitors – their lovers and wives – and one crazy old aunt. Book One in the Pride and Prejudice Family Series begins where Pride and Prejudice ended, immediately after the wedding of Fitzwilliam Darcy and Elizabeth Bennet, following the young couple through the ups and downs of learning to live with the person you adore. Add to the mix Colonel Richard Fitzwilliam returning to London after the Battle of Waterloo, eager to shake off the bitterness of war with a little bit of scandalous behavior, only to find the love of his life.
“It is absorbing. It is intoxicating. It is excellent.” Jane Austen World
“The story line is so engaging, the plot so thick with intensity and literary genius, that I was immediately roped into the novel and ultimately, emotionally invested in the outcome… fan-tas-tic!” Suite 101.com Reviews
“Austen herself would no doubt welcome Darcy and Fitzwilliam, an amusing and witty interpretation.” Historical Novel Review
“Laugh until your sides ache and then augh some more… Delicious!” Linda Banche Reviews
“This book is a delight to read… heartfelt and poignant!” Jane Austen Examiner
“Her work is page turning… humorous, maddening, touching!” “The Calico Critic
“Austen fans and fans of Austen inspired fiction will not want to miss this one!” Debbie’s Book Bag
“It is fast paced… if you enjoy Jane Austen you will enjoy this book. It is sure to be a new classic of an old tale!” April Renn, My Book Addiction
Meet Karen V. Wasylowski
Karen V. Wasylowski is the author of The Pride and Prejudice Family Saga, beginning with Darcy and Fitzwilliam, followed by Sons and Daughters, Wives and Lovers and Saints and Sinners. She is a native of Chicago, married and living currently in Florida with her husband and two dogs.
She’s sixteen. She’s alone. And the world thinks she’s crazy. What could possibly happen next? Well, she’s going to show them…
When sixteen-year-old Connelly Pierce wakes up inside an unknown psychiatric hospital with both her wrists slashed, she begins the arduous task of piecing together the events of her life that led her there. Her own cognitive behavioral therapy (as she had learned so well from them). Beginning with the sudden death of her mother and father when she was six, and the only world she knew disappeared, literally, overnight. That’s when, with no known or, at least, close relatives, she and her nine-year-old brother Eric find themselves cast into the nightmare quagmire of government child protection agencies, and Connelly begins her incredible fourteen-year journey—her dark odyssey—into her own brave new world. A world, she realizes, she must not only quickly adapt, but fight back as well, if she hopes to survive.
Meet James Snyder
James Snyder was born in Memphis, Tennessee and lived in many parts of the United States before settling with his family in Napa Valley. Among a variety of careers and occupations, he was a soldier with a tactical mobile operations unit in Germany, as well as an executive for a Fortune 500 company.
He has published short stories in the Houghton Mifflin Black Mask anthologies, the Ginosko Literary Journal, and was a finalist in the New Letters’ Alexander Patterson Cappon Prize for Fiction. He is the author of the military thriller AMERICAN WARRIOR, the suspense thriller DESOLATION RUN, the literary coming-of-age THE BEAUTIFUL-UGLY, and the short story collection TALES OF THE LATE TWENTIETH CENTURY
His latest novel, the historical thriller FRENCH QUARTERS, was just released by Milford House Press.
He occasionally blogs at jamessnyder.net and currently lives in Texas where he writes full time.
A story about ageing parents and the responses they receive from their children as life gets tougher and they ask for help. There are many surprises, and shocks too, as events steer them on an unpredictable course. They learn that their children are not the individuals they had imagined them to be; their perception of each changes and they suffer bitter disappointment. Is there any escape for either of them, and if there is, will their health allow it?
Meet Ken Ross
Ken Ross was born in 1953 at Westow in the East Riding of Yorkshire. As a child, he lived at Barmby Moor, Pocklington, and York, before his parents moved to Leeds in 1964. He attended Harehills County Secondary School until leaving in 1969. Married in 1971 he had an assortment of jobs while honing his writing skills. After his divorce in 1986, he brought up his 8 children alone and eventually succeeded in getting published. At first, he wrote articles for magazines but has gone on to write over fifty books, the first twenty-odd being solely for children. He is proud of his novels, ‘A Cross Of Crocuses’ and ‘Ann – irresistible spirit’. He currently lives in Osmondthorpe, Leeds.
Otto was born a bastard child to a single mother at the start of The Great War in Eastern Germany. In the 1920s the pair returns to Munich to work as indentured servants for none other than her father in his hallowed beer hall, which rose to be headquarters for the growing Nazi Party. It is there she meets a young industrialist member who falls in love with her charm, wit and child – the origin of whom is still unknown. The two soon marry and Otto is adopted into this affluent loyal Nazi family. By 1934, Otto has risen to the rank of Deputy Minister for the Ministry of Propaganda and Public Enlightenment. However, when his estranged aunt and uncle from years past threaten to expose a dangerous family secret, he must quickly decide where his loyalties lie before it is too late. If he is to retain his position and the life he has grown accustomed to, he will need to do anything necessary.