Christine Combe

Christine Combe . . . like many a JAFF author before her, is a long-time admirer of Jane Austen’s work, and she hopes that her alternate versions are as enjoyable as the originals. She has plans to one day visit England and take a tour of all the grand country estates which have featured in film adaptations, and often dreams of owning one.

Christine lives in Ohio and is already at work on the next book in the series.

The Reintroduction of Fitzwilliam Darcy: A Pride and Prejudice Variation
When Elizabeth Bennet moves with her widowed sister and niece to an estate in Derbyshire, she does not expect to find herself captivated by the mysterious steward of Pemberley. Though cautioned not to spend more time in his company than she ought, Elizabeth finds she cannot stay away from him.

Fitzwilliam Darcy’s father lost half the family fortune to a pair of swindlers and the rest to gaming and investments that gave no returns. He knows he is no good for the daughter of a baronet, but he falls for the lively Elizabeth in spite of every reason he should not.

When the two determine their mutual attraction cannot be denied, Darcy decides to accept the challenge of re-entering society more for the sake of Elizabeth’s reputation than his own. Because both know it won’t be easy for him to regain the good opinion of the ton, Darcy goes to his noble relations to seek their assistance and Elizabeth joins him in London to support his efforts.

Of course, the expectation of whispers and snobbery is scant preparation for facing down the harshest critic of them all: one’s own family.
The Correction of Folly: A Sense and Sensibility Variation (What Might Have Been Book 1)
Elinor Dashwood has found herself disappointed in love. Not only are the odds of a match between her and Edward Ferrars “insurmountable”, there’s the little matter of his secret engagement to another young lady.

Colonel Alan Brandon hasn’t had an easy time securing a loving partner. His first love was coerced into an unhappy marriage with his elder brother, and Elinor’s younger sister Marianne refuses to see past his age.

These two practical people find solace in each other’s company, both of them suffering their heartbreak in secret and in silence. Then comes the day when Brandon accepts there is no sense in pining for someone who thinks he’s too old for marriage. At the same time, Elinor concludes she will have to let go of her dreams if she is to have any kind of happiness.

Moving on isn’t easy for either of them, but Elinor and Brandon soon discover that hope can be found even in difficult times, and often it is the unlikeliest of people with whom one falls in love.

“I loved this book. I have read over 300 JAFF’s and this was one of the most entertaining and well written versions out there. I would recommend to anyone who love’s JAFF. I cannot wait for book 2!!!” ~ Mary Jo, Amazon

“I thoroughly enjoyed reading this well-written JAFF book. It was a different take on S+S with some extra cameos from P+P, who the author fitted into this story well without any jarring. Without plot spoilers, I must just say I loved to hate the villain of this tale!” ~ Helen M, Amazon
Choice and Consequence: A Pride and Prejudice Variation (What Might Have Been Book 2)
Fitzwilliam Darcy has been chasing after the villainous George Wickham for months, to no avail. In need of respite, he and his cousin Colonel Fitzwilliam accompany their friend Charles Bingley to Hertfordshire to assess the estate he has leased there. Darcy expects little pleasure in the small town of Meryton, so finds himself surprised indeed to be instantly captivated by the charming–if a trifle impertinent–Elizabeth Bennet.

Elizabeth Bennet swears she has no interest in matrimony at present, and would be happy to see all her sisters well settled before her. That is, until the enigmatic Mr. Darcy came into the neighborhood and upended all her ideals about herself. Both are candid about the reasons a match between would be undesirable, yet the friendship they agree upon inevitably gives way to deeper feelings.

On the very night Darcy and Elizabeth acknowledge their attachment, Darcy’s elusive quarry turns up seeking him. Wickham’s claims of innocence and an inheritance take Darcy to London, where an attempted compromise leads to confrontation with his uncle, the Earl of Disley. Then, as Elizabeth has become a player in the family drama, he explains all before he is drawn away again to Surrey by a letter regarding his sister, Georgiana.

Elizabeth is determined not to allow separation from Darcy to dampen her spirits, and their romance blossoms further through correspondence. Bolstering her happiness is the discovery that a relation she never had chance to meet generously left each Bennet daughter a legacy that greatly increases their prospects. In London for the Season with her sisters Jane and Catherine, Elizabeth is relieved to find acceptance from some of Darcy’s noble relatives, though their notice inadvertently leads her to the very man whose heinous actions already cost one girl her innocence…and whose attempt at escape might just cost Elizabeth her life.

“After the first book in the series, I had expected this would follow the Colonel and Elinor as they resided at Netherfield with the Bingleys. Instead, this story is focused on Darcy and Elizabeth as they struggle with Georgiana’s problems. There are some storylines still unresolved, so I shall look forward to the third book. I recommend this to anyone who enjoys JAFF.” ~ wosedwew, Amazon

“I loved this Lizzy and Darcy. What was wrong with miss Bingley and Ann Devoutly! Lydia was finally given a set down and taken under control! The mixture of Sense and Sensibility and Pride And Prejudice was nearly done. I enjoyed the characters . I loved the love story of Darcy and Lizzy. Wish the story had went a little further into their married life!!” ~ Gail M Frisby, Amazon

~Other Novels by Christine Combe, writing as Christina Moore~