Best Pride & Prejudice Forced/Arranged Marriage Variations

Here’s a list of the best forced or arranged marriage scenarios (FMS) with Pride & Prejudice variations.

Hey everyone!! This week, I’ve got my favorite Pride & Prejudice variations forced and arranged marriage scenarios for you!

A few weeks ago, I shared a list of the most common Pride & Prejudice tropes, and I told you about my favorite fantasy Pride & Prejudice varations.

I’m a bit of a sucker for forced and arranged marriage scenarios. It’s always been one of my favorite regency tropes.

However, I do NOT like it when the wedding night is forced or if there is violence. While I know those things are realistic to the era, I prefer to read about two individuals working together to become true partners and working to respect one another.

I thought I’d share my favorite variations with you. Some of them *might* be a bit steamier than others, but I’ve read enough romance over the years to tell when its coming up. I skip those pages that go into any details, but I also try to choose my books where it’s not all based on lust.

I hope you enjoy these ones! Have you read them before? Or did you go read them? Let me know in the comments!

Compromised! – A Pride & Prejudice Variation by J. Dawn King

In Compromised! – A Pride & Prejudice Variation by J. Dawn King, Elizabeth finds Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy outside Netherfield, alone and at his most vulnerable, she must make a quick decision to bend the rules of propriety to help him or turn her back on someone in need. Her tender heart reaches out to him and his wounded one grabs hold of her well-intentioned support.

Discovery changes the course of their lives as Elizabeth is forced to accept a reluctant proposal of marriage from this man whom she has just barely begun to respect. Can Jane Austen’s most beloved couple reach a compromise that might turn a tenuous friendship into a loving marriage? Will it survive as desperate, unscrupulous, and foolish people alike set compromising machinations into motion for their own greedy ends?

Follow Elizabeth and Darcy in this novel-length Regency romance as J. Dawn King takes them through a sweet variation of Pride and Prejudice where compromises abound and outcomes will surprise you.

An Unwavering Trust by L. L. Diamond

In An Unwavering Trust by L. L. Diamond, we have two strangers with no one to turn to but each other…

Fitzwilliam Darcy is in a difficult situation. His father is pressing him to propose marriage to the last woman in the world he would wish to take as his wife. With a fortnight to announce his betrothal, he makes the acquaintance of Elizabeth Bennet, who is in a predicament of her own.

Could Darcy be willing to consider Elizabeth as a solution to his problem and to hers? And can Elizabeth ascertain enough of Darcy’s character to trust him upon nothing but a first impression?

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Some Natural Importance: A Pride & Prejudice Variation by Jan Ashton

In Some Natural Importance: A Pride & Prejudice Variation by Jan Ashton, Fitzwilliam Darcy already has one arranged marriage in his past. The last thing he envisions for himself is another, yet he has somehow become entrapped in a promise to a dying man. Not only must Darcy overcome his resentment in order to live up to his sense of honour, but when he realises how deeply his heart may be engaged, he must convince Elizabeth Bennet of his true feelings.

Elizabeth never expected the imperious Mr Darcy to become a good friend of an idle gentleman like her father. And she certainly never anticipated they would form a secret pact compelling her marriage to a man she dislikes. She must set aside grief and resentment, as well as her suspicions: Is Darcy using her to avoid another bride pushed onto him by his family, or to gain riches Elizabeth never knew she had?

Implacable Resentment by Jann Rowland

In Implacable Resentment by Jann Rowland, the cruelty of an all-consuming grudge is enough to drive a nine-year-old Elizabeth Bennet from her family home to spend the rest of her childhood with the Gardiners.

When she is nineteen, her family calls her home, and she heeds the summons with her head held high, only to discover that the prejudice against her has not abated with time.

Her Final Wish: A Pride and Prejudice Variation by Renata McMann and Summer Hanford

A sickness burns its way through Hertfordshire in Her Final Wish: A Pride and Prejudice Variation by Renata McMann and Summer Hanford.

As a result, Darcy casts prudence aside to ensure Elizabeth reaches Longbourn in time to tend her ailing mother. Trapped by a quarantine and hastily made promises, the two find themselves bound by obligation and honor.

With Longbourn in chaos and the Bennet family at odds, will good ever come from Mrs. Bennet’s final wish?

Darcy’s Unwanted Bride: A Pride & Prejudice Novel Variation by Zoe Burton

Twenty-year-old Fitzwilliam Darcy is betrothed to a stranger by his mentally and physically abusive father in Darcy’s Unwanted Bride: A Pride & Prejudice Novel Variation by Zoe Burton. He’s spent his life staying out of the way. Now, he would like to flee, but the consequences of refusing his father would crush his soul.

Elizabeth Bennet discovers on her seventeenth birthday that within twenty-four hours, she will be marrying a man she has never met. Within minutes of the ceremony, she discovers just how loathsome the man who is now in charge of her is.

Can these two unwilling partners find love, or are they doomed to a miserable existence?

An Arranged Marriage: A Pride and Prejudice Variation by Jan Hahn

Can a marriage of convenience ever lead to true love in An Arranged Marriage: A Pride and Prejudice Variation by Jan Hahn?

Immediately after Elizabeth Bennet refuses Mr. Darcy’s proposal at Hunsford, her father dies, leaving Longbourn entailed away and little fortune to sustain his widow and daughters.

Six months later, the Bennet family receives a visitor with a most unusual offer that promises to save the family from financial and social ruin. Elizabeth’s sense of duty forces her to enter into an arranged marriage with a man she does not even like.

Told from Elizabeth’s point of view, An Arranged Marriage: A Pride and Prejudice Variation by Jan Hahn is a compelling twist on Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice. Can Elizabeth overcome her feelings of anger, resentment, and suspicion toward her new husband and – the most bewildering sensation of all – a growing attraction for the last man in the world she ever wished to marry?

An Affectionate Heart: A Pride and Prejudice Variation by Heather Moll

Are love and affection enough to overcome the pain of grief and anger in An Affectionate Heart: A Pride and Prejudice Variation by Heather Moll?

In the spring of 1812, Elizabeth and Lydia are the only Bennet daughters still unmarried after the death of their father. Elizabeth’s health and spirits worsen as she moves among relations as an unwanted, dependent sister. She returns to Mary and Mr Collins at Longbourn to learn that the neighbourhood gossip centres on the reclusive Mr Darcy.

Darcy and his sister live an isolated life in a small rented lodge near Netherfield after the events at Ramsgate. As Georgiana’s health is failing, Darcy has his own regrets to bear. He tries to keep them secluded, but a young woman arrives who is determined to befriend his lonely, ill sister.

When Elizabeth receives disastrous news, she makes a daring plan to find happiness for herself while she still can. Misunderstandings and secrets abound for them both but in the end, Darcy and Elizabeth will find greater strength together than they ever had apart.

Unwilling: A Pride and Prejudice Vagary by Elizabeth Adams

Mr. Bennet discovers his days are numbered in Unwilling: A Pride and Prejudice Vagary by Elizabeth Adams, so he immediately begins to set his affairs — and his five unmarried daughters — in order. Knowing they will fare best should at least one of them find a suitable husband, he cannot refuse any respectable suitors.

The high-spirited Elizabeth suspects something isn’t right in the halls of Longbourn, but nothing prepares her for a certain haughty gentleman from Derbyshire. While Mr. Darcy is exceedingly wealthy and handsome, in Elizabeth’s eyes, he is also proud, high-handed, and insulting. Unfortunately, he is also desperately in love with her.

Suddenly, Elizabeth is forced to rethink her previous opinions. And accept a choice she never had the chance to make.

Decisions and Consequences: A Pride & Prejudice Variation by Zoe Burton

In Decisions and Consequences: A Pride & Prejudice Variation by Zoe Burton, Elizabeth Bennet receives two proposals of marriage in the last twelve hours: one from her ridiculous cousin Mr. Collins and the other from the arrogant and disdainful Mr. Darcy. She turns both of them down flat. Unfortunately for her, between her mother’s insistence that she marry and some mysterious hold Mr. Darcy has over her father, she is forced to choose one.

Fitzwilliam Darcy is a man in need of a wife. He has searched high and low amongst the high society women of London but has yet to meet someone who combines all the attributes he requires. When he meets Miss Elizabeth Bennet in the small market town of Meryton, he finds her pointed dislike of him refreshing in its honesty. After observing her for a while, he decides he will marry her, and instructs his solicitor to investigate Mr. Bennet in the hopes of finding some sort of leverage to force her to accept him.

Though she chooses Darcy, Elizabeth is not happy. It takes weeks of being in his presence and learning his character, and the drama of people totally unrelated to her, to make Elizabeth see that that the consequence of her decision could possibly be a deep, abiding love.

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