Mistress: A Pride & Prejudice Variation by: Sophie Turner

Mistress: A Pride & Prejudice Variation by: Sophie Turner

Mistress: A Pride & Prejudice Variation by: Sophie TurnerMistress: A Pride & Prejudice Variation by Sohie Turner

One night, to decide his entire life's happiness.

 Chastened by Charles Bingley following Mr. Bennet’s untimely death, Fitzwilliam Darcy determines he will offer marriage to Elizabeth Bennet, but she marries another.

 Years later, a widowed Elizabeth is mistress of Longbourn, and has vowed she will never marry again. A house party at Netherfield brings them back together, but Darcy will have to win more than her heart if he is to have any chance at making her mistress of Pemberley.

 Readers of Sophie Turner's more chaste Constant Love series should be aware that this novel contains decidedly adult content at certain parts of the story.

I always have a hard time when I read JAFF that has Darcy or Elizabeth with another. I know it is ridiculous but that’s just the way it works in my heart. To pair Lizzie up with Mr. Collins had me crying and the story had just begun!

Poor Elizabeth, in this awful situation married to the most despicable man. He was the most terrible and abusive husband and how she managed to stay a shell of what she once was made me feel so awful for her. 

I knew there was going to be something CRAZY that would have to happen to bring Darcy and Elizabeth together to give us Janeites our happily ever after and I was so happy when it happened!! I am not an awful person, but I hated Mr. Collins!! 

Darcy was so swoony and beautiful in his pursuit of Elizabeth, he never stopped loving her and it was so evident in the way he courted and treated her.  I loved it so much I didn’t want it to end!!

Mistress has all the push and pull of the original story, yet tells a tale all its own. Very unique and very romantic, this second chance romance at love and at life will leave you breathless in the end. 

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 TWO eBook copies of Mistress!! Just comment on this post for a chance to win!

Sophie Turner worked as an online editor before delving even more fully into the tech world. Writing, researching the Regency era, and occasionally dreaming about living in Britain are her escapes from her day job.


She was afraid of long series until she ventured upon Patrick O’Brian’s 20-book Aubrey-Maturin masterpiece, something she might have repeated five times through.


Alas, her Constant Love series is only planned to be seven books right now, and consists of A Constant Love, A Change of Legacies, and the in-progress A Season Lost.


She blogs about her writing endeavours at sophie-turner-acl.blogspot.com, where readers can find direction for the various social drawing-rooms across the Internet where she may be called upon.


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March 19 / Of Pens & Pages/Book Review, Excerpt & Giveaway

March 20 / Margie’s Must Reads /Book Review & Giveaway

March 21 / More Agreeably Engaged/Author Spotlight & Giveaway

March 22 / A Lady’s Imagination / Guest Post & Giveaway

March 23 / Just Jane 1813/Guest Post & Giveaway

March 24 / Diary of an Eccentric/Book Review & Giveaway

March 25 / My Love for Jane Austen/Excerpt Post & Giveaway

March 26 / My Vices and Weaknesses/Book Review & Giveaway

March 27 / So Little Time…/Excerpt Post & Giveaway

March 28 / Babblings of a Bookworm/ Guest Post & Giveaway

March 29 / From Pemberley to Milton / Vignette Post & Giveaway






  1. DarcyBennett says

    I too don’t normally read books that pair Lizzie or Darcy with someone else and was heartbroken to learn that she is ill-treated by Mr. Collins. I am glad you enjoyed it and since we seem to have similar tastes, look forward to reading it as well as I believe the journey will be worth the angst.

  2. It’s a very interesting premise, though like DarcyBennett I’m heartbroken when ODC are united to other people. On the other hand I love second chances stories, and this lokks like a great one.
    Thanks for the giveaway. Congratulations on the release of your new book, Sophie. 🙂

  3. It’s a very interesting premise, though like DarcyBennett I’m heartbroken when ODC are united to other people. On the other hand I love second chances stories, and this looks like a great one.
    Thanks for the giveaway. Congratulations on the release of your new book, Sophie. 🙂

  4. Daniela Quadros says

    It sounds really interesting! Thanks for the giveaway!! 🙂

  5. Vesper Meikle says

    I am obviously in the minority that I am not bothered if Darcy and Elizabeth don’t end up together.
    To me JAFF isn’t just about them, and I wish there were more stories that involved the other characters of P&P and the other books.
    Though I admit the thought of Collins and Mary is enough to put me off a book, and I really don’t want the Colonel and Elizabeth, because it means something bad will happen to him.

    • I think I’m with you, Vesper — I like variety and such stories create more variety. Although I do much prefer it if ODC end up together by the end of the book, which unfortunately in this time period does tend to mean a spouse has to die. Thanks for your comment and good luck in the giveaway!

  6. Like you and most others I really don’t like Darcy or Elizabeth marrying anyone else and Mr Collins? Ugh! Especially as he is apparently even worse than first thought. However the comments about this totally romantic, kind Darcy have made me desperate to read this. Thank you for the opportunity to win a copy, I will wait to see if I am lucky 🙏😊

    • As I mentioned to DarcyBennett, the book’s had a pretty good track record among those who don’t like either of ODC married to someone else, so I hope it will be the same for you, Glynis. Thank you for your comment, and good luck in the giveaway!

  7. Sheila L. Majczan says

    I read this story with the title of Temporary Mistress as WIP and then read the paperback from the author. Thoroughly enjoyed the story both times. Darcy is such a sweet man and what patience he displays as well as thoroughly educating and preparing himself to be able to please Elizabeth. I did post a review also.

  8. Thank you so much for hosting this stop on the blog tour, Margie, and I’m so glad to hear you enjoyed the book!

  9. I am with the majority which does particularly like pairing Darcy or Elizabeth with somebody else, but when it is Mr.Collins we speak about I am at ease, as I know for certain that it will be just an angsty stepstone to our beloved couple’s HEA. I am sorry to hear that Mr.Collins in this variation is not only ridiculous and unpleasant, but also abusive towards Elizabeth, but I hope that lots of romantic and tender (and even passionate) scenes between Darcy and Lizzy will help her heal and the readers will be fully compensated for this stressful Mr.Collins element of the story. Than you for the review, Maggie!

  10. I meant “which does NOT particularly like”. Sorry about that silly omission:)

    • I love your description of “angsty stepstone,” oloore. And yes, I was certainly aiming for a lot of reward in what Elizabeth (and the readers) had to suffer with her having been married to Mr. Collins in how it affects her relationship with Darcy. Thanks for your comment and good luck in the giveaway!

  11. Theresa Mattina says

    Elizabeth stuck with Collins and him abusive….no wonder she does not look forward to marriage
    I love blog tours because each stop gives one further insight.

    • That’s a great way to put it, Theresa, that each stop gives further insight. And we’ve still got many more interesting posts to go, on the tour! Thanks for your comment, and good luck in the giveaway.

  12. I’ve noticed that if either E or D is with someone else, it basically needs to be an unhappy situation so that the happy situation can follow. I’ve only ever read one retelling that contradicts this.

  13. I don’t mind them being married to someone else prior as long as it ends with them having a HEA! But being married to Collins… yuck!

  14. Thanks for the lovely review, Margie. It sounds as if this particular Darcy is even more swoon-worthy than usual. He’s got a lot to overcome, hasn’t he; convincing Elizabeth to give marriage a second chance after what sounds to have been a dreadful first time experience. I’m with Vesper in the minority in that it doesn’t bother me if either Darcy or Elizabeth have been married before.

    Good luck with the rest of the tour Sophie!

  15. Dragan Andreea Cristina says

    Thank you for your review! I have read about other fan fiction when Elizabeth or Mr. Darcy have been married before. And I like the idea, because they are more experienced and they will appreciate differently the person they will fall in love.
    I hate Collins, he is stupid. I don’t want to think of what Elizabeth was thinking in the moments when she was with him. 🙁

    • Thank you for your interest in the story! And yes, it was interesting to write a more experienced, more mature Elizabeth and Darcy, who’ve lived and learned since they saw each other last. Good luck in the giveaway!

  16. P&P isn’t my favorite Austen, so don’t mind Lizzie and Darcy with others — but I am so intrigued by this plot idea. It’s so mature and bittersweet — folly of youth can’t be blamed any more! Thanks for this review and giveaway — adding this to my TBR immediately!

    • Thank you for your interest in the story, Audra! I found that was one of the interesting things about writing it, having an Elizabeth and Darcy who were more mature, and had gone through quite a lot in the years where they had not seen each other. Good luck in the giveaway!

  17. I am not an evil person but I do wish that Mr Collins is dead or that his marriage to Elizabeth is annulled so that she can freely be with Mr Darcy without the censure from society. I wonder if Darcy does marry and what would happen to his wife. Thanks for the giveaway, Sophie.

    • Thanks, Lúthien84! It’s no big spoiler that Collins doesn’t survive the prologue. I wanted this to be mostly centered on Elizabeth and Darcy. Good luck in the giveaway! 🙂

  18. Thank you for your lovely review, Margie! I’m thrilled you enjoyed this story, and I have to agree that yes, Mr. Darcy’s pursuit of Elizabeth is just so thoughtful and kind. Sophie did a wonderful job portraying him in such a sensitive manner, IMO.

    I appreciate your support in joining our blog tour!!


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