Kara Louise grew up in the San Fernando Valley, just north of Los Angeles. In 1991 she moved with her husband and son to Wichita, Kansas, where they lived for over 20 years. In September of 2013, they moved with their dog and 5 cats to the St. Louis area to be near their son and his wife. Four days after they moved there, they found out a baby was on the way and would soon be grandparents. They now have two very spoiled and very loved granddaughters.
Kara began writing Pride and Prejudice variations in 2001 and self-published 8 novels based on Pride and Prejudice: Assumed Engagement, Assumed Obligation, Master Under Good Regulation, Drive and Determination, Darcy’s Voyage, Only Mr. Darcy Will Do, Pemberley Celebrations, Pirates and Prejudice, Mr. Darcy’s Rival, and A Peculiar Engagement
Here is a sampling of Kara’s novels ~
In this fresh and original retelling of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, Mrs. Bennet’s greatest fear comes to pass-Longbourn is entailed to Mr. Collins. Elizabeth finds work as a governess in London, widening the social divide between her and Mr. Darcy and making it more difficult than ever for them to find their way to each other…
The name of the ship is “Pemberley’s Promise,” owned by none other than Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy. When Elizabeth Bennet encounters him on a voyage to America, their story, known by all in the Jane Austen novel, Pride and Prejudice, is significantly altered. When Elizabeth becomes ill down in steerage and her condition worsens, Mr. Darcy throws convention overboard and makes her a very unexpected offer that will bind them together more deeply than either could have imagined. When they both eventually return to England, there will be another journey to find one another and then to wade their way through the events in Hertfordshire that have now been so greatly affected by what took place onboard the ship.
After Elizabeth Bennet refuses Mr. Darcy’s offer of marriage, it takes a heavy toll on him. He withdraws to London and disappears near the docks, away from family, friends, and acquaintances. When he is mistaken for an escaped pirate, he is thrust into an adventure he would never have imagined. Will this be what he needs to forget the one woman he had come to love?
When her aunt and uncle have to cancel their plans to tour the Lake District, Elizabeth Bennet has the opportunity to sail to the Isles of Scilly with her father. After a pleasant visit, the voyage home brings storms, a shipwreck, and pirates! When she is rescued by gallant Captain Smith, she finds herself inexplicably drawn to him. What will she do when she discovers he is the very man whose offer of marriage she refused just a few months earlier?y from family, friends, and acquaintances. When he is mistaken for an escaped pirate, he is thrust into an adventure he would never have imagined. Will this be what he needs to forget the one woman he had come to love?
Mr.Darcy has learned he must prepare himself when he and his cousin, Colonel Fitzwilliam, make their yearly visit to his aunt, particularly when it comes to Lady Catherine’s expectation that he marry her daughter, Anne. This year, however, will throw in a few additional obstacles to Darcy’s peace of mind with the presence of a nephew on the de Bourgh side of the family, and quite unexpectedly, Miss Elizabeth Bennet. An interrupted proposal, a letter written and unknowingly lost, a harsh accusation, and a rival all conspire to thwart Mr. Darcy in securing Miss Elizabeth Bennet’s affections when he visits his aunt at Rosings. Will Elizabeth find the handsome and engaging Mr. Rickland more suited to her than Mr. Darcy? And will a novel she reads that was written secretly by Miss Anne de Bourgh help smooth the path to the couple finding true love?
Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy and Miss Anne de Bourgh have been promised in marriage to each other since their birth. They have what might be called a peculiar engagement. As per the events in my Pride and Prejudice variation, Mr. Darcy’s Rival, Miss de Bourgh is secretly an author and penned this reflection of stories about their engagement as they grew and matured. What was it like to know that one day they would marry? Did they love one another? Did they want to oblige the particular wishes of their mothers and marry? Did Anne grow weary waiting for an offer of marriage? Included in this novel is a special bonus chapter that explains how Mr. Darcy plays a part in Miss de Bourgh finally getting her true happily ever after.