We all know that in Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, Mr Darcy is proud and prejudiced because he is a wealthy landowner who believes himself above his company; and that Elizabeth Bennet can afford to be proud and prejudiced because she believes she has the freedom to make choices for herself.

But what if Mr Darcy is the second son, sent to sea at a young age? What if Elizabeth is trapped by circumstances, with an ill father on one side and an understandably desperate mother on the other?

Meet Captain Darcy of the Royal Navy, a successful frigate captain, with ample prize-money and a sister he needs to provide for while he is at sea. Meet Elizabeth Bennet, who needs a husband and is trying to resign herself to Mr Collins, the worst “least worst alternative” in the history of literature.


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  • Fair Stands the Wind by Catherine Lodge
  • Status Published September 13, 2017

7 Responses

  1. Amy Z
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    Great premise! I can’t wait!

  2. D. Brown
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    WHEN in 2017 is it expected to come out? Soon, I hope!

    • Meryton Press
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      Yes, very soon. I don’t have an exact date, but late this month if all goes well. A cover reveal for the book is happening on Sunday 8/13 at austenesquereviews.com.

    • Meryton Press
      | Reply

      It’s available on paperback on Amazon. https://www.amazon.com/dp/168131018X/

  3. Suzan Lauder
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    This was my all-time fave unpublished JAFF. Amazing story and a bucket of tissues at the wonderful end. Thank you, Meryton Press! Now I can get it with a cover!

  4. Lynn Bischoff
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    Can’t wait for this one to come out.

  5. María
    | Reply

    When will the Kindle edition be available again?

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