Sweet, Austen-inspired treats, perfect with a cup of tea. Full of hope and ripe with possibility, beginnings and new beginnings refresh the spirit with optimism and anticipation.
Four Days in April.
Two letters. Four Days. Everything changes.
After offering a most disastrous proposal of marriage and receiving a rebuke he will never forget, Fitzwilliam Darcy writes Elizabeth Bennet an equally memorable letter.
What if she answers it with one of her own?
To be fond of dancing was a certain step towards falling in love. Mary was not. Nor was she fond of dresses or balls or parties, or any of the things most girls her age adored. With three sisters married, Aunt Philips insists she must be next. But is dancing essential to falling in love?
Once burned is twice shy. Charlotte has no place for romantic notions or sentimentality. All she asks is a comfortable home and a man who is respectable and steady. But the only man she knows who fits that description pines for her best friend. Must she betray her friendship to pursue everything she has ever hoped for
Harriet Smith has abandoned all hope of a home and family of her own and plans a future teaching for Mrs. Goddard. Things change with the arrival Rachel and Margaret Martin whose grumpy old bear of a brother might just have a taste for ginger.
Sweet, Austen-inspired treats, perfect with a cup of tea.
Full of hope and ripe with possibility, Christmastide tales refresh the heart with optimism and anticipation.
The Darcys' First Christmas
Elizabeth anxiously anticipates her new duties as mistress of Pemberley. Darcy is confident of her success, but she cannot bring herself to share his optimism.
Unexpected guests unsettle all her plans and offer her the perfect Christmastide gift, shattered confidence.
Can she and Darcy overcome their misunderstandings and salvage their first Christmastide together?
From the award winning author of Given Good Principles, Remember the Past and Mistaking Her Character, Sweet Tea short stories offer the perfect bite to transport readers back to the Regency era for the first days of new love.
Colonel Fitzwilliam should have been happy facing retirement. No more Napoleon, no more tromping the Continent, and his distant cousin had unexpectedly left him an estate. What was more, two of his favorite people, Darcy and Elizabeth, were travelling with him to visit his new home.
But the colonel wasn’t happy, not when he was forced to watch Darcy exchanging enamored glances with his wife. No, he wanted to pitch his cousin out the window. It didn’t help when Darcy kept lecturing him on the joys of wedded life— as if women like Elizabeth Darcy grew on every tree.
Then the snow started.
Now they were stranded at the home of George and Emma Knightley, another intolerable, blissfully wedded couple who wanted nothing more than to see his bachelor days come to an end. Thank heavens they never thought of matching him with the proud spinster who had also been caught in the storm. That would have been utterly intolerable.
Or would it?