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Author has written 3 stories for North and South.

About me:

Not much to say, as I am a very private person. I am a wife, and mother, and work full time in a science-related field. I have an abiding love of art and architecture, Japan, rococo and Jane Austen. Thanks to Gaskell and Bronte I have a burgeoning interest in the very early industrial age, particularly the social movement.

I am very shy in real life, although I am an experienced public speaker.

I wish I had studied writing in college.

I wrote here previously under a different pen name. I took all those stories down, as I felt they were too racy, and I didn't want my child to see them. The stuff I will be posting here will be no racier than a T for that reason. Beyond that, my writing is fifty percent for you, and fifty percent for me. I post here because I'm trying to improve, and because your reviews encourage me to keep at it. In return, I hope I'm bringing you some enjoyment. Thank you to anyone who takes the time to leave a review-- positive or negative-- especially those of you who point out things that could help me improve. I truly appreciate it. Even "Update soon!" makes me smile. It's nice not to know that I'm not writing in isolation.

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An Immodest Proposal by LucyQT reviews
After Mr. Bennet's untimely death and the cruel and unhappy marriages of Mrs. Bennet and Jane, Elizabeth is determined that wedding bells will never be her fate. So when Mr. Darcy makes an offer of marriage, she responds with an offer of her own - to be his mistress, but not his wife. Angst, HEA, some explicit content. REMOVED FROM FFN, POSTING ON AO3 UNDER "LUCYQ" AND SAME TITLE.
Pride and Prejudice - Rated: M - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,104 - Reviews: 365 - Favs: 351 - Follows: 656 - Updated: 7/1/2020 - Published: 9/16/2017 - Elizabeth, Jane, Mr. Darcy, Col. Fitzwilliam
Reluctantly Mrs Darcy by FeliceB reviews
As suggested in the title of Jane Austen's original work, Darcy's greatest failing is pride. His passionate love for Elizabeth only mitigates this character flaw, resulting in the awful proposal at Hunsford. If happenstance forced Darcy to marry Elizabeth before he loved her, or even knew her at all, would he ever be able to get past his pride to recognise his fortune?
Pride and Prejudice - Rated: M - English - Chapters: 15 - Words: 119,163 - Reviews: 2377 - Favs: 1,632 - Follows: 2,877 - Updated: 5/10/2020 - Published: 10/9/2016 - Elizabeth, Mr. Darcy, Col. Fitzwilliam
An Accidental Darcy by teatat reviews
While visiting Lambton, with the Gardiners, Elizabeth is mistaken for Miss Darcy and kidnapped along with Mr. Darcy. The two of them must work together to endure an unpleasant situation.
Pride and Prejudice - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 12 - Words: 52,665 - Reviews: 514 - Favs: 1,066 - Follows: 978 - Updated: 4/22/2017 - Published: 1/19/2017 - Elizabeth, Mr. Darcy - Complete
Holly and Ivy by GotaBingley reviews
Mr. Thornton's mind is turned to his friend Mr. Hale during what should be a joyful season. But can it be joyful for those who have lost those dearest to them? And what of Mr. Hale's daughter and the burden she must bear? Is there a chance for happiness amid grief?
North and South - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Spiritual - Chapters: 4 - Words: 16,371 - Reviews: 75 - Favs: 124 - Follows: 73 - Updated: 12/20/2016 - Published: 12/6/2016 - Complete
North and South - Revelations from Le Havre and Helstone by fis reviews
What if Thornton's visit to Le Havre and Helstone revealed more than he'd bargained for. An AU story based on the timeline from the book before Hale died, with events from TV miniseries all in the mix
North and South - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 22 - Words: 60,232 - Reviews: 179 - Favs: 107 - Follows: 172 - Updated: 7/29/2016 - Published: 10/29/2015
Heat by hiddenquill reviews
While he is away at Oxford, Margaret's father writes to encourage her to reach out to Mr Thornton on his behalf. A series of short pieces and oneshots beginning shortly before her father's death.
North and South - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 2 - Words: 2,009 - Reviews: 33 - Favs: 24 - Follows: 58 - Updated: 12/14/2015 - Published: 12/10/2015
In Glorious Sunlight by emn1936 reviews
He knew Margaret would not take kindly to being forced into a marriage against her will. If the best that could be said before was that she didn't like him, he knew she would hate him now.
North and South - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 10 - Words: 42,908 - Reviews: 273 - Favs: 293 - Follows: 194 - Updated: 11/1/2015 - Published: 8/16/2015 - Complete
Two Hearts as One - An Alternate Ending by GotaBingley reviews
An alternate ending to the story "Two Hearts as One". Margaret and Mr. Thornton's relationship has taken a new turn as events in Milton have unfolded. But does this change her actions when her brother appears? (Story begins at chapter 18 of the original story.)
North and South - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 4 - Words: 13,195 - Reviews: 45 - Favs: 78 - Follows: 88 - Updated: 9/19/2014 - Published: 8/26/2014
Two Hearts as One by GotaBingley reviews
While he is visiting the Hales, Mr. Thornton and Margaret have an unexpected conversation. Will this change their relationship as events in Milton unfold?
North and South - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 23 - Words: 70,630 - Reviews: 344 - Favs: 421 - Follows: 215 - Updated: 5/9/2014 - Published: 3/13/2014 - Complete
The Flavors of Entanglement by northboundtrains reviews
During the first night as newlyweds, Mr. Thornton unknowingly places Margaret in a delicate situation. As a result, Margaret has to cope with her growing mental stuggles, for her own wishes and desires collide with the ideas society has for her.
North and South - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 3 - Words: 11,734 - Reviews: 57 - Favs: 154 - Follows: 74 - Updated: 2/23/2014 - Published: 1/22/2014 - Complete
Five Years After by nrink nrink reviews
A short fic set during Christmas, five years after George Thornton's death. Featuring the lovely Mrs Thornton, John and a young Fanny.
North and South - Rated: K - English - Family/Drama - Chapters: 3 - Words: 2,925 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 8 - Published: 12/27/2011
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Not a Gentleman reviews
An alternate imagining of Mrs. Gaskell's story, assuming Margaret had been hurt more seriously on the day of the riot. Intertwines elements of both the book and the BBC series, but focuses less on angst and more on the relationship of John and Margaret. Disclaimer: I do not own these characters, but am only presuming to borrow them for a while.
North and South - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 29 - Words: 173,549 - Reviews: 624 - Favs: 291 - Follows: 456 - Updated: 2/13/2022 - Published: 9/18/2016
The Lace Curtain reviews
An alternate exploration of the romance between John Thornton and Margaret Hale
North and South - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 4 - Words: 19,033 - Reviews: 35 - Favs: 32 - Follows: 77 - Updated: 1/30/2022 - Published: 11/28/2021
The Evening Before Christmas reviews
John runs into Margaret on Christmas Eve of 1851, and the truth finally comes out.
North and South - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 3 - Words: 15,655 - Reviews: 40 - Favs: 30 - Follows: 22 - Updated: 12/24/2021 - Published: 12/22/2021 - Complete
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