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Author has written 13 stories for Pride and Prejudice, Master and Commander, Scarlet Pimpernel, Sense and Sensibility, Persuasion, Mansfield Park, and Northanger Abbey.

Jack Caldwell is an author, amateur historian, professional economic developer, playwright, and like many Cajuns, a darn good cook. Born and raised in the Bayou County of Louisiana, Jack and his wife, Barbara, are Hurricane Katrina victims, and now make Florida their home. Always a history buff, Jack found and fell in love with Jane Austen in his twenties, struck by her innate understanding of the human condition.

Jack uses his work to share his knowledge of history. Through his characters, he hopes the reader gains a better understanding of what went on before, developing an appreciation for our ancestors' trials and tribulations. A devout convert to Roman Catholicism, Jack is married with three grown sons.

My stories here:

Variations is a series of Jane Austen "what-ifs."

Snowbound is a short story about Elizabeth and Darcy trapped by a blizzard.


My published works:

Pemberley Ranch (Long Branch) is a re-imagining of Pride & Prejudice, set in post Civil War Texas.

The Three Colonels is a sequel to Pride & Prejudice and Sense & Sensibility, set during the Waterloo crisis.

Mr. Darcy Came to Dinner is a P&P farce based on The Man Who Came to Dinner.

The Companion of His Future Life is a humorous retelling of Pride & Prejudice based on one quirk of fate: what if Mr. Collins had married Mary Bennet?

The Plains of Chalmette is a historical romance set during the Battle of New Orleans. It is a prequel to Crescent City.


Potential published works:

Persuaded to Sail (The Unexpected Passenger), stars Frederick and Anne Wentworth.

The Last Adventure is a Northanger Abbey/Scarlet Pimpernel crossover.

Crescent City is a crossover of Pride & Prejudice, Sense & Sensibility, and Emma set in modern-day New Orleans.

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A New Beginning by Maisedoat reviews
A Regency set, Pride and Prejudice AU. What if Darcy and Elizabeth met under entirely different circumstance? Naturally, "The course of true love does not run smooth" but I hope it runs interestingly. My first attempt at Austen fic. *ALL* Comment welcome.
Pride and Prejudice - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 35 - Words: 60,366 - Reviews: 775 - Favs: 1,131 - Follows: 325 - Updated: 4/8/2009 - Published: 11/17/2008 - Complete
A Matter of Chance by Peradan reviews
Georgiana Darcy faces life as a well born, well bred, and well dowered young lady.
Pride and Prejudice - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 16 - Words: 41,406 - Reviews: 115 - Favs: 78 - Follows: 83 - Updated: 2/10/2008 - Published: 10/28/2006
Faraduen by phatbasset reviews
William D'Avrille is the General of the dreaded Knights of Mordichan. Sent to war against the Queen of Faraduen under dubious auspices, he goes through many life changing events before finding that happiness can come from more than the thrill of battle.
Pride and Prejudice - Rated: T - English - Fantasy/Romance - Chapters: 14 - Words: 50,691 - Reviews: 103 - Favs: 40 - Follows: 56 - Updated: 12/6/2006 - Published: 5/16/2005
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Mr Darcy's P&P POV (the abridged version) reviews
What was Darcy really thinking during the events of Pride and Prejudice? Let's cut out all the speeches and get to the nitty-gritty! A P&P short story.
Pride and Prejudice - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,183 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 8 - Published: 12h - Mr. Darcy, Elizabeth
Snowbound reviews
Elizabeth Bennet, on her way from Kent to London after receiving Mr. Darcy's awful proposal and life-changing letter, falls victim to a freak spring snowstorm, and the only man who can save her is the one she had totally rejected as "the last man on Earth she could be prevailed on to marry."
Pride and Prejudice - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 5 - Words: 17,686 - Reviews: 175 - Favs: 389 - Follows: 318 - Updated: 3/30/2013 - Published: 3/3/2013 - Elizabeth, Mr. Darcy - Complete
Mr Darcy Came to Dinner reviews
In the spirit of that masterpiece of farce, The Man Who Came to Dinner, Mr. Darcy has a little spill and is forced to remain at Longbourn, guest of the Bennets.
Pride and Prejudice - Rated: K - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 56 - Reviews: 387 - Favs: 301 - Follows: 238 - Updated: 9/23/2011 - Published: 5/2/2011 - Complete
Second Impressions reviews
What if Mr. Darcy literally got off his high horse and confronted Mr. Wickham on the street in Meryton instead off riding away? How would that have changed things? A P&P short story.
Pride and Prejudice - Rated: K - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 7,077 - Reviews: 33 - Favs: 276 - Follows: 28 - Published: 5/4/2011 - Complete
Variations – a series of what ifs reviews
A series of short stories, each one starting with a different point of departure from JA canon. Regency
Crossover - Pride and Prejudice & Mansfield Park - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 10 - Words: 33,203 - Reviews: 25 - Favs: 42 - Follows: 17 - Updated: 6/22/2010 - Published: 7/9/2009 - Complete
The Last Adventure reviews
Captain Frederick Tilney must prove his worth to earn the daughter of Sir Percy Blakeney. NA/Scarlet Pimpernel crossover. COMPLETE
Crossover - Scarlet Pimpernel & Northanger Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 1 - Words: 84 - Reviews: 14 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 4/3/2010 - Published: 9/28/2009 - Complete
Pemberley Ranch (Long Branch – a story of Texas) reviews
A re-imagining of Pride & Prejudice, set in post Civil War Texas. P&P, Western. COMPLETE
Pride and Prejudice - Rated: T - English - Western/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 64 - Reviews: 155 - Favs: 33 - Follows: 32 - Updated: 1/27/2009 - Published: 11/13/2008 - Complete
Crescent City reviews
Jane Austen’s beloved characters in modern day New Orleans. A P&P – S&S – Emma crossover. COMPLETE.
Crossover - Pride and Prejudice & Sense and Sensibility - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 81 - Reviews: 158 - Favs: 37 - Follows: 37 - Updated: 3/18/2008 - Published: 1/12/2007 - Complete
The Birds and the Bees reviews
Mrs. Bennet imparts some interesting advice on the eve of the Bennet sisters’ double wedding. P&P Regency COMPLETE
Pride and Prejudice - Rated: K+ - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,061 - Reviews: 35 - Favs: 55 - Follows: 5 - Published: 8/18/2006 - Complete
Death & Life – A Vignette 1818 reviews
A sequel to “The Three Colonels.” Mary is having a baby and all her family and friends are there. Will tragedy strike again? P&P S&S Regency COMPLETE
Pride and Prejudice - Rated: K+ - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 58 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 3 - Published: 8/1/2006 - Complete
The Companion Of His Future Life reviews
What if Mr. Collins didn't marry Charlotte? How would that change things? P&P Regency COMPLETE
Pride and Prejudice - Rated: K+ - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 84 - Reviews: 116 - Favs: 88 - Follows: 38 - Updated: 7/27/2006 - Published: 3/31/2006 - Complete
The Unexpected Passenger reviews
Anne and Frederick Wentworth start their married lives aboard the Lacomia carrying a mysterious passenger – Dr. Stephen Maturin. A Persuasion – Master & Commander crossover. COMPLETE.
Crossover - Master and Commander & Persuasion - Rated: T - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 1 - Words: 84 - Reviews: 37 - Favs: 21 - Follows: 6 - Updated: 3/29/2006 - Published: 11/29/2005 - Complete
The Three Colonels reviews
The Hundred Days Campaign and the Battle of Waterloo changes the lives of Colonels Fitzwilliam & Brandon, as well as Marianne Brandon, Anne de Bourgh and Caroline Bingley. A cornucopia of guest stars both fictional and historical. P&P S&S COMPLETE
Crossover - Pride and Prejudice & Sense and Sensibility - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 74 - Reviews: 92 - Favs: 40 - Follows: 19 - Updated: 1/2/2006 - Published: 9/11/2005 - Complete