Synopses & Reviews
A Tale of Uncharted Love on the Open Seas
In this enchanting and highly original retelling of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, Elizabeth Bennet sets out for the new world aboard the grand ship Pemberley's Promise. She's prepared for an uneventful voyage until a chance encounter with the handsome, taciturn Mr. Darcy turns her world upside down.
When Elizabeth falls ill, Darcy throws convention overboard in a plan that will bind them to each other more deeply than he ever could have imagined. But the perils of their ocean voyage pale in comparison to the harsh reality of society's rules that threaten their chance at happiness. When they return to the lavish halls of England, will their love survive?
What readers say:
Kara Louise is an incredible storyteller.
Such a sweet and romantic 'what if' scenario for Pride and Prejudice fans A must have for your P&P library
Romantic, creative, and witty.
"Louise sends Darcy to sea in this perfunctory addition to the Austen-revisited industry. When Darcy meets an ailing Elizabeth Bennet on the deck of Pemberley's Promise, he offers a strange proposal: marry him so that she will be allowed to share his private cabin for her recovery. Upon their return to England, they can have the marriage annulled. She accedes reluctantly, and soon finds herself falling in love with Darcy, and he with her. Later separated but aware of their true feelings, they desperately try to find each other again, returning to familiar aspects of the original narrative. While Louise is clearly a fan of the original, her work doesn't do it justice, reading like a mishmash of Austenian prose and improbable plot machinations. While the presence of Bennet, Darcy, Wickham, and others may comfort readers, this outing delivers nothing new. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright PWyxz LLC)
Pemberley's Promise ~ the name of the ship holds promise for those in its confines. When Elizabeth Bennet encounters Mr. Darcy on a voyage to America, their story, known by all in the Jane Austen novel, "Pride and Prejudice," is significantly altered. When Elizabeth becomes ill down in steerage and her conditions worsens, Mr. Darcy makes a very unexpected offer to help her out. If you are familiar with the Jane Austen novel, you will recognize the beloved characters and certain events that transpire, but you do not have to have read her novel to enjoy this one. To read other stories by Kara Louise, visit her website, Jane Austen's Land of Ahhhs
Originally self-published with over 1500 copies sold, "Darcy's Voyage "gives readers a chance to experience this timeless love story in a brand new setting. When Darcy and Elizabeth meet on a ship bound for New York, neither can deny the sparks of attraction that fly between them. And when Elizabeth falls ill during their journey, Darcy will do whatever it takes to save her life, including proposing a shipboard marriage. Once the ship docks in New York, Elizabeth and Darcy will have to overcome an entirely new set of obstacles if they want to save their legendary love...
"This one is my favorite!! Has everything I could have asked for and more!!! So romantic I just couldn't put it down!" -a reader
In this retelling of Pride and Prejudice, Elizabeth sets out for the new world aboard the ship Pemberley's Promise. She's prepared for an uneventful voyage until a chance encounter with the handsome, taciturn Mr. Darcy turns her world upside down.