Nothing Like the Novels

Nothing Like the Novels

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Frompasttopen By Frompasttopen Completed

English literature post-graduate Elizabeth Finley has no idea what she is going to do with her life. At twenty four, she struggles with her lack of job potential and less than fruitful love life. Why can’t she find a passionate romance like a Jane Austen heroine? After all she will settle for nothing less than a Mr. Darcy or Mr. Knightly of her own. However, when she finds herself thrust into the true Regency era, Beth discovers that living in Jane Austen’s world is nothing like the novels. 

Grace Pritchard lives with her callous yet caring brother, William at the grand Pritchard Hall. She has the life that every young regency lady dreams of, balls, dresses and suitors. Being the quiet, docile girl she is, Grace keeps her lifelong adoration for her brothers best friend Charles, or Charlie as she had always called him, a secret. After all, her brother would never allow the match. Grace’s obedient character is quickly changed when a strange and impossible girl named Beth falls into their lives. She is wild and independent and she finds her way under William Pritchard’s skin as well as his heart.  When the household falls under scandal, scrutiny, and mystery that follows Beth’s arrival, she and Grace are faced with the choice between what is right and what their hearts truly desire. 

One unlikely friendship

Two unforgettable Romances

buildnfly buildnfly Feb 14, 2016
Autobiographical?
                              I was fortunate in that lectures seldom exceeded forty minutes - merciful for both lecturer and audience.
mattilin mattilin Feb 09, 2016
Wow, this is so fantastic, and your writing qualty is so impressive! Keep up the good work! I can't wait to know what happens next!!!
meeshaali19 meeshaali19 Nov 25, 2016
Its so different and awesome concept. I am eager to read next chapters.
RebekahKroeplin RebekahKroeplin Apr 29, 2016
Interesting because I'm kind of worried about that feeling when I move to the big city next year.  I love very much in the middle of no where it a tight knit community of people and I only move for the sake of my job.  I'm nervous about moving for this very reason.
dancing_gemini dancing_gemini Jun 05, 2016
Did one of the very rare species of "gentleman" give you the roses. If not I'll continue to live in my world were gentlemen still exist. Thank you very much
Siisuu Siisuu Feb 01, 2016
I think thats why I find no one. I picture my boyfriend like this and that nearly imposible to find... #foreveralone