Discover the Stories Behind the Stories

Have you ever read and enjoyed one of P. O. Dixon’s stories and found yourself asking what’s the story behind a particular scene, a new character, or even the story premise?

Better yet, are you still on the fence about a particular story and simply want to know more before taking the leap?

If you answered yes to either question, you’ve come to the right place. Check out these enticing insights provided especially for you.

By Reason, by Reflection, by Everything

❝The promise, therefore, was given and must be performed.❞ – Jane Austen
What if Mr. Thomas Bennet’s first-born daughter is promised to the elder Mr. Darcy’s first-born son?
Are promises made always promises kept?
Or is a love like Fitzwilliam Darcy and Miss Elizabeth Bennet’s destined to prevail?

 

 


The idea of an arranged marriage is one I've long found intriguing, which is why I am particularly amused by Lady Catherine de Bourgh's dogged insistence that her daughter, Anne, and her nephew Mr. Darcy were intended for each other in Jane Austen's timeless classic, Pride and Prejudice. My fascination ...
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Miss Elizabeth Bennet

“A wealthy gentleman who imperils his life to rescue a young gentlewoman from a burning building must secretly harbor the desire to make said young woman his wife.”

 

Mr. Darcy emerges as a hero in Miss Elizabeth Bennet’s eyes almost from the start. With such a beginning, one might think the journey to happily ever after for Jane Austen’s beloved couple would be absent any bumps in the road. On the contrary. There are quite a few fires to be put out along the way.


In Jane Austen's classic Pride and Prejudice, Mr. Bennet makes no secret of the fact that his second eldest daughter, Elizabeth, is by far his favorite child. As Mrs. Bennet states, "Lizzy is not a bit better than the others; and I am sure she is not half so handsome ...
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In this heart-pounding Pride and Prejudice retelling, Mr. Darcy emerges as a hero in Miss Elizabeth Bennet's eyes almost from the start. With such a beginning, one might think the journey to happily ever after for Jane Austen's beloved couple would be absent any bumps in the road. Not so ...
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Impertinent Strangers

An impertinent stranger is thrown into Fitzwilliam Darcy’s path and, even though he declares her tolerable but not handsome enough to tempt him, it is all he can do not to think of her.

Upon first making Mr. Darcy’s acquaintance, Miss Elizabeth Bennet is quite fascinated with him. Then she discovers that the gentleman is haughty and above his company, and she wants nothing to do with him.
Still, the prospect of spending time in each other’s company is beyond their power to resist.

Will Darcy and Elizabeth stop denying the truth to themselves and find in the other what’s been missing in their lives?


Getting lost in a good book affords the surest means of improving one’s mind as well as fueling one’s imagination with a sense of adventure. All the better if said book should happen to be of a romantic bent. The first day passed much the same as the second day ...
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In Pride and Prejudice, so much of Lady Catherine de Bourgh's vitriol is driven by her insistence that her nephew Darcy is engaged to her daughter, Anne. While Miss de Bourgh is frequently mentioned in Jane Austen's timeless classic, the young lady has little if anything to say about the events ...
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And so it begins. Once again, Jane Austen's work has inspired me to write a Darcy and Elizabeth happily-ever-after story. What strikes me most about Austen's era is that very often a bride and groom knew very little about each other before marrying. Strangers indeed. Touched by the conclusion of ...
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More Stories Behind the Stories

A Tender Moment

A Tender Moment

"A quick, lighthearted, and engaging little story that fashions Jane Austen's words into a promising 'happy for now' ending." What ...
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