Mr Darcy's Cottage of Earthly Delights by Beth Massey
Shades of Pride and Prejudice

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While touring Pemberley, Elizabeth Bennet overhears gossip about Fitzwilliam Darcy that provokes a surge of jealousy. Her worst nightmare has come true, and she flees in despair and anger. Upon returning unexpectedly from London, he hears news from his staff of a young lady of his acquaintance who ran from his house in tears. Rushing to search for the woman of his dreams, he finds her soaked and distraught in a folly identical to the one of his rejected proposal. Passions ignite. Her fury and his fear for her health provoke an unplanned revelation. Forbidden lust explodes in a secret cottage Mr Darcy has prepared for clandestine liaisons with the love of his life.

It appears all misunderstandings are resolved between the two with a betrothal—or are they?

WARNING This is a sexually explicit telling of a ‘Pride and Prejudice’ what if.

About Beth Massey

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Beth Massey lives in Chicago with her husband of forty plus years.Her first love as child in Chattanooga, Tennessee was the theatre. She spent her youth preparing for a creative life on the stage. A voracious reader, she devoured plays and novels with an eye toward imagining how she would play certain characters. Beth joined the Chattanooga Little Theatre's youth troupe at age eight. She was awarded a work study scholarship to Monticello College in Godfrey, Illinois in the theatre department. While there, she played numerous roles-from Shaw to Shakespeare. After transferring to Barnard College in New York City as a junior in 1967, she switched her major to literature. But, 'the times they were a changing.' She threw herself into the struggle against war, racism and the emerging women's liberation movement that had broken out all over the United States. One of her first acts of expressing her convictions was to participate in the Columbia University student strike in the spring of 1968. It was during this time, she met her husband Bill. Together the two-first as friends and then as partners-have devoted their lives to political activism. Beth spent her working hours as a payroll manager. In 2008, her job of seventeen years was outsourced. Given a compensation package that allowed her to stay home with an already retired Bill, she embraced the opportunity that working '9 to 5' had made a challenge for most of the years of their marriage. Though Bill's ability to be active has been curtailed by AMD, COPD and a debilitating essential tremor, his wit and knowledge are as sharp as ever. Ms Massey now spends her days in the company of her well-informed best friend and the two are free to engage in a great deal of conversation. Jane Austen would approve. Beth may have left a life in the theatre behind, but the desire for a creative outlet and a need to sketch the human character is still fervent. Goodly Creatures is the first endeavor of her new found leisure time.
Published January 1, 2013 by BookBaby. 491 pages
Genres: History, Romance, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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