Dana Darcy is a Southern Gothic tale of Pride and Prejudice set in London, England and Charleston, South Carolina. It is told in two parts.
Part One begins in London where Fitzwilliam Darcy and his wife, the former Elizabeth Bennett of Tennessee, discover a lost and lonely child who bears a strong resemblance to Fitzwilliam's mother, Anne Darcy.
Two months before his marriage in The Cumberland Plateau, David Darcy, in an attempt to forget Cecilia Lawton, the woman who held claim to his heart, had one last encounter with his long time lover Sandra Hamilton. But when he realized Sandra was in love with him, he broke off their relationship never to return again. Seven years have passed and once again Sandra Hamilton will reenter his life, this time with a little girl. As Sandra lies dying, will David come, and more importantly, will he love and accept the daughter he never knew existed?
Part Two of Dana Darcy opens in Charleston, set in the rich culture and tradition of the Gullah People, former slaves of the rice and cotton planters on the Sea Islands and Coastal Plains of South Carolina and Georgia. Against the will of those who tried to conquer them, they have held to their ways...ways little understood and greatly feared by many.
An old family curse has haunted the Lawton Family of the Carolina Lowcounry since 1820. With her marriage to David and the subsequent birth of their three sons, Cecilia believes the curse to be broken. But is it really, and more importantly, who placed the curse and why?
As the story begins to unravel, an aging Root Doctor, Peter Morgan, finds himself pressed back into service as he tries to learn the truth about the strange happenings within the family he loves and works for. A snake, a cat, and a blood rose, what do they mean?
The Cumberland Plateau continues as David Darcy must face his earlier mistakes and reconcile his past with the present in order break the curse and come to love the little girl that calls him Daddy.
This novel contains Christian elements with Spiritual Warfare and some violence but is not sexual in content. Although this is the second book in a series, it is a stand alone work.