A new Christmastime novella for you!

Here is a little something you can give yourself this Christmas — a heartwarming romance to curl up with.

Step Lively, Mr. Darcy

Elizabeth’s mother has lied. Now the horrible Thorpes have come for Christmas!

Wait, what? The Thorpes? From Northanger Abbey? Those Thorpes?

Yes, we are absolutely going there.

What’s more, Mrs. Bennet’s relations are certain that Elizabeth is an heiress

Is not the prosperous Longbourn estate evidence enough? There is a fortune to be had through marriage, and John Thorpe is hungry for it.

Repelling an obnoxious suitor is only one of Elizabeth’s troubles

John’s sister has a devious plan to become the next mistress of Longbourn. And then there is Jane’s future to consider. Nothing can be allowed to stand in the way of her happiness.

Fitzwilliam Darcy knows precisely why his friend is keen to have Christmas at Netherfield

Her name is Jane Bennet. Darcy agrees to spend one week with Bingley, no more. The lovely Elizabeth will be dangerously nearby. Surely nothing can happen within a single week!

Then Darcy discovers that Elizabeth is badly in need of rescue. What else can he do but lend a hand?

Darcy needs to watch his step, for his foolish heart is all to eager to tumble headlong into love!

Step Lively, Mr. Darcy is just plain fun. If you’re looking for a fictional escape from holiday busy-ness, this is it.

If you are a Kindle Unlimited subscriber, Step Lively is ready and waiting

You can start reading today.

This delightful romp will also be available an audiobook

Speaking of audio, narrator Benjamin Fife brought his A-game to this project. Gracious me, I’d forgotten how romantic this Mr. Darcy is. I think you’ll enjoy him, oh yes.

What pre-release readers are saying

The print edition should be available by mid-November

“My goodness, this version of Darcy is absolutely thrilling.”

J’adore a funny Darcy.  It takes all of his other attributes and just magnifies them.”

Heaven on a plate. Love it!”

“Seriously, I think that this may be one of my favoritest Darcy iterations.”

“Really enjoying your story and love the Darcy and Elizabeth banter.”

“So, so funny and well-written.”

“The chase is on! I have loved reading this tonight! What a great story!”

“Oh wow!  Love this Darcy!”

4 thoughts on “A new Christmastime novella for you!

    1. Thank you, my friend. I just approved the audiobook, so the journey to distribution begins.

      I took your advice about audiobooks to heart — and then I realized I needed a tax deduction for 2022, a big one. So I went for it.

      You and I are players in the audiobook game. The experts tell us that it’s only going to grow in popularity.

      We are brave! 😀


  1. Always excited to see you publish a new book, Laura! I will definitely be adding this to my holiday reading. As a Christian, I am so thankful for authors like you who produce books that are not only free of coarse language & gratuitous stuff, but are also just incredibly well-written & entertaining!

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    1. Amy, thanks for dropping by. I am always surprised to see how many readers share my sense of humor.

      I very much appreciate the encouragement. What a lovely way to start my day, with a smile. 😀


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