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A delightful comedy of errors in which Elizabeth and Darcy are forced to marry. It's witty, it's sexy, it's intelligent, it's very well written and... it's completed. I'm sure you'll enjoy it tremendously.
Rebecca E posts her stories on her own website "Lavender Girls".
One of my very favorite P&P fan fiction stories is called "The Muse" and it is found here:
The introduction states:
"Acclaimed choreographer and dance legend William Darcy returns to the Ballet Theater of New York as Choreographer in Residence. Plagued with artist's block, he finds inspiration in a dynamic member of the corps de ballet, Elizabeth Bennet."
It is very well written, takes its time, and is quite funny. Both characters do a lot of growing. The sex scenes are also really hot! :)
I especially like that this Lizzie has wit and spirit. We don't always find that in P&P FF.
By your recommedations I just finished The Muse and the day before read A Most Inconveniet Mishap. Both great reads. Love this recomendations feature to your site... I am tirelessly keeping track of too many WIPs and just love to read something complete! The Muse inparticular is one of seen posted before but since I'm not a big ballet fan, didn't think I'd be interested. Surprisingly, it is one of my favorite modern stories now! I'd like to recommend Sense and Education (DWG) and Disguise of Every Sort (Meryton Assembly, Austen Interlude Library). Both full of delicious angst and pages of love, tears and finally happy endings.
I have found two stories on fanfiction.net that I like very much:
- Face Down by Greekchic
In which all the P&P characters are going to Longbourn Highschool. Darcy is the hottest guy in school (of course ) and has made a bet with Bingley; in six months he needs to charm, date and break up with the rebellious Lizzy Bennet. I think you can guess the outcome already
- Childhood Impressions and Mr. Bennets Daughter by Lady Susan
In CI all the characters of P&P already meet during their childhood. Because of that the author has changed the age differences a little; Darcy and Lizzy are only five years apart, about 8 and 13 years old. The story is really fun to read
Mr Bennet's Daughter is a sequel to CI; Lizzy is 16 years old and is having troubles growing up, still pulling pranks at whoever passes by Darcy, however, is already 21 and grown-up already, and fighting his attraction to a certain lady
So, if you are looking for some nice new stories, these could be really nice!
I'm a huge fan of DJ Clawson's Bingley/Darcys/Extended Family series. The original characters just grow with each story, the next generation is introduced and the dialogue all throughout is just fantastic! I highly recommend it.
One of my favorites scenes (and because it's a rather long series but very worthwhile):
“The post has finally arrived,” he announced, and set it down across from her on the desk. The stack was considerable. Elizabeth looked up and stopped writing as he began to sort it. “Most business letters ... business ... business ... Netherfield.” He passed it to her, and she immediately opened it and went to reading the several-page letter from her sister. “Oh, and Longbourn.”
“Mother’s handwriting or father’s?”
“Oh,” she said without looking up from her letter. “It must be her monthly inquiry to see if I am yet pregnant. Will you do me the favor of writing her a quick response that I am, and she should stop asking?”
“Anything you – What?”
“Yes,” she said with a nonchalance he thought only he was capable of. “I am with child. This will please her to no end, especially if it is a boy.”
He was stuck in place, holding the letter from Mrs. Bennet, his mouth frozen for some time before he could say, “How long have you known?”
“It was confirmed a few days ago. The nurse who visited briefly?”
He puffed himself up with considerable partially-mocking disgust. “And this is how you chose to tell me?”
“I did deliberate over it for some time about the best way, and then decided that if I am to suffer nearly a year of sore muscles, stomach pains, and ballooning to a bovine, then I should at least have the pleasure of seeing that adorably miffed look upon your face just once more.”
Her voice was perfectly serious and dismissive, the exact way she obviously wanted it, and when he realized the joke was on him, the tension fell away from him and he ran around the room and picked his up his wife, twirling her around. “You will drive me to Bedlam!”
“And then I will have Pemberley and Derbyshire all to myself! My plan all along! Oh no, you have discovered it!” She kissed him. “But please, as much as I do love you holding me, another twirl and I will be ill. Which is your fault.”
I have to say that "the muse" is definitely my favourite modern ff, no competition. I thought it was absolutely fantastic and still do, after a year of reading many fanfictions, it still remains my all time favourite. :)
My regency favourites are more in number, but I particularly liked, on DWG,
Behind the Scenes
In essentials (much as he ever was) by Vangie and
Overhearing more to the purpose by Sharni
oh and Renee, I agree a Convenient Mishap was one I particularly enjoyed as well.
As the webmistress of this site, I recommend all stories posted here, Bana, because they all are stories I personally love most dearly. So, why not start with A of Abby and end with T of Tracey? Or vice versa
However, if you have a preference for Regency fics, I'd recommend to start with A, if your interest lies in modern retellings, start with T!
Thanks Renée for this marvelous idea to giving us the oportunity to tell about our favourite stories. I too like to read stories that are, at first finished ( )... and if recommended (specially at your site!!!), I do know they are worth reading...
At the moment I am following up a story, both at HG and AHA, called "And Grace will lead me home" By AshleyD. It is more than the halfway through and very nice to read because also "unusual" and very intelligently written.
One question: is Tracey going to finish her story someday...soon????
Dearest Renee is correct--there are many excellent stories (well, actually they ALL are) right here on this site, but if Bana is looking for original characters, I believe that Victoria's JA Fan Fiction Index has a listing for that criteria. Access the database from Mrs. Darcy's main page.
Trials of the Honorable F. Darcy by Sara Angelini.You can read this as various sites, check Jane Austen FanFiction but I highly recommend just going out and buying it at Lulu.com Delicious! Believable scenarios with "ahhhs" in all the right places. LOL funny, too. Extremely well-written. Take it from me, I bought at least 70 JA related books in 2007 -- and this is at the top of the stack for modern retellings.
Well, Renée, I do like to read the stories till the end. Not that I do not have enough imagination to figure out what comes next (!...), but Rika has her our style and because I do like it, I would love to read how that E&D wedding "looks like" according to her. The story is already 4years old, it is time that E&D get married
another story on A.I. is Slurry, by Heatherlynn. I also like One Drunken Night in Vegas, on FF.net. Could use an editor, and the writer is taking her sweet time updating, but the storyline is really interesting!
Recently, I found a treasure trove of completed works at the Meryton Assembly in the Library for Downloadable and Printable Fanfiction. So many great reads there. I found an extremely entertaining modern story by the Six Pack, called something like To Heir Is Human, To Marry is Another Story. Highly amusing, angsty enough, a bit campy but well-worth the time! All I will add is that there is a costume party that is crazy fun!
Christina, To Heir Is Human is posted at HG. The PDF is at Jack's page as well as at meryton. Yeah, it's a bit campy, but when you have a group project and some writers are doing there best to screw up the next victum, er writer, things can get crazy. (I should know, I tried very hard to control the other five and was given the name She Who Must Be Obeyed for my efforts, as futile as they were.) I will say that I think To Heir would make a great HBO show/made for TV Movie.
Thanks for the explanation, LE! I've often wondered but were afraid to ask...
A six persons project, amazing! I've done one with two others, and I'm still surprised that it worked out so well (at least, I think so ) considering the time pressure at the time and the different personalities we are. It was an incredibly inspiring and rewarding experience.
Linnea Eilleen -- A made for TV movie- would love it! That entire "twin fawns" costume scene, just sticks with me somehow! Lord, bless me... if I were to see it on TV! So delightful! (About your explanation of how the authors were trying to screw up the next in line -- how fun! It just shows how very talented these writers are, because it really ended up flowing well and was a successful story!)
Earlier this week, I recommended Sara Angelini's The Honourable F. Darcy and said it was at Lulu.com. I've since seen it at Amazon, too... You can link there through this website to benefit the maintenance of this site, too! So its a two-fer!
Hyacinth Gardens keeps popping up in this thread and i just thought i'd ask, does anyone know whats going on with this site? i've been trying to register for the last couple of months now and i havn't been able to. I'm dying to check out this site seeing as there are so many recommended stories on it.
Big thanks to Sophie for the Slurry -recommendation, I had somehow managed to miss it on my earlier explorations of the AI, and have now really been enjoying reading it:) Darcy with a guitar and a nice pair of leatherpants, what could be better than that?
I have been trolling for finished stories (as I am getting very jumbled keeping track of all the WIPs I am following) and I am sick that I have wasted so much time in not having read CONSORT WITH EVIL by Lisa L previously. It is described as Interbellum and the first paragraph starts very dark and grizzly. So that is what intially kept me away. Well! I am here to share that I am an hour into it and quite entrenched in this story. Lizzy and Darcy are quite enchanting as 1928 flapper-age people... with all the mystery and intrigue of Scottish castles and the such. But I couldn't concentrate without having shared my good fortune with the rest of you-- and hope if you have not read this, you will hop to it!
I want to recommend any of the work by ballpoint (Kent) That man's style sweells.Great humour and dark comments, critical of course, it's a man at the keyboard!Interesting to get into a man's point of view of the story. He goes for Happy endings. You can find his work at HG.
Another story on DWG that is perhaps the best short story I have read, is "The Theater in May" by mariafaith.
The conversations/confrontations between Elizabeth and Darcy are particularly well written.