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.

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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Bewitched, Body and Soul

Determined to discover the reason for Bingley’s hasty departure from Netherfield, Elizabeth goes to town in Jane’s stead. Her initial scheme having been thwarted and with nowhere else to go, she turns to one who is sure to put her in Bingley’s path — Mr. Darcy.

Darcy realizes it will take more than time and distance to erase the memory of the beguiling country miss. When she arrives unescorted on his doorstep, will he help her? Or will he soon discover he is in grave danger of falling as much in love with her as ever before?

And what of his best friend’s younger sister who has long had Darcy in her sights? Will Darcy pursue the young lady who meets Society’s expectations of just what the next mistress of Pemberley ought to be or will he follow his heart?

BEWITCHED, BODY AND SOUL is an engaging Pride and Prejudice “what-if” story about Darcy and Elizabeth and a different path to happily ever after.

Finding the perfect Jane Austen quotes to use as the preludes to my stories increases the joy I feel when ...
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"One thing he considered—the past weeks had taught him that it would take more than time and distance to release ...
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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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