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Am I the first to comment, again? (Overexcited, and the time zone helps!) So we discover Jane and Lizzy are together!!!
Darcy, you are in far too deep. No use resisting. Please have mercy on your readers! Maybe 4x a week of posting longeeeeer chapters? 😛
Lizzy, I sense a bit of bitterness… that mention of how much she missed her old (status) life. I wonder if it means she feels terrible that had he still liked her, he would definitely not even consider her now?
Four times a week AND longer chapters?!?! LOL No pressure, then, Mel!? 😉
Mixed emotions for Lizzy, I suspect. More to come on Thursday!
No, not too much pressure; and I say that with love 😝
It's a good job I have plenty of Mr Bingley's Chocolate Biscotti to keep me going!!! 😉
That sounds like sufficient encouragement! 🙂
I will send a whole boxful if you will post more… and soon. Lol
Haha oh I think Bingley will be in as much danger of falling for Jane Bennet now as he was in Hertfordshire to be honest!
Somehow I don’t feel pity for Darcy, though I do not feel bad for Darcy at all! I do hope that Elizabeth will haunt his waking and sleeping hours so help him god if he is a high-handed prick…
LOL Sophia! Okay; not much sympathy for Darcy, then! 😉
Poor Mr. Darcy…such a quandry he’s in it would appear! So enjoying this (and I must agree with Mel…but please, no pressures Cass!!!) ❤
Happy you are enjoying, Ann! I’m trying not to feel the pressure, lol!
Return to the Grange!!! Woohoo!
Woohoo indeed, Jessica! (Though I’m not so sure Darcy agrees with us just now!) 😀
Yes, Darcy, I fear the only sensible alternative is to return to the Grange as soon as humanly possible! Ha! Looking forward to the next encounter!
(BTW — Thank you for that bath time visual!)
You’re welcome, Carol! It was rather pleasant to write, as well! 😉
HaHa! I must agree with Carol and I’m betting it was an enjoyable writing experience!
Ah, I dearly love a delusional Darcy. Yes, dear man, return to the Grange to determine if Jane is in residence (you are simply going to ensure you will be able to protect Bingley’s sensibilities). Then, return to the Grange again to collect your cravat, which you will conveniently forget on your second visit. Then, return to the Grange again to bring them some of your cook’s famous jam. Then, return to the Grange again to drop off some rabbits that were killed by the men in the house party. Then, return to the Grange again to play a game of chess with Mr. Bennet. Of course, you should never think that you are returning to the Grange because you want to see Elizabeth — you have put Elizabeth behind you — yes, that’s your story and you’re sticking to it.
LOL Yes, we definitely have a delusional Darcy on our hands, Jan! Love these comments! 😀
I’m happy that it’s Elizabeth and Jane with their father, but am I the only one concerned about the fate of Mary and Kitty?
Don’t worry about them, Janis. All will be revealed soon re Mary and Kitty!
I am concerned for Kitty and May’s fate! I hope they are in London with the Gardiners. Can’t wait to know more. Is Mr Wentworth a relation to Captain Wentworth? Is he perhaps developing a tendre for dear Jane? So many questions…so much to look forward to…Loving it.
Good spot re Mr Wentworth, Cristina!
I meant Mary 😁
Oh, Cass… my daily lightening round. It gets me going and leaves me hanging! And I am wondering how ODC can ever unite with such a chasm of status looming between them.
Don’t worry, Peggy! It may be a rocky road, but I’m sure there’ll get there!
Sometimes a more “desperate” Elizabeth makes a less rational Darcy! Oh, how will Bingley react when he sees “his” angel? Thank you for posting, Cass!
Ah yes, Bingley. Or Bungley, as I now think of him! Darcy has a few things to think about!
Thank you for posting!
CASS I so look forward to the next chapters. I adore Lizzy and Darcy, Jane && Bingley.
Where as Kitty && Mary gone too? CAN’they wait for Thursday!!!!!!
Hi Bobby! So happy you are enjoying reading along!!
I’m intrigued by both Darcy’s and Lizzy’s reaction. I also cannot wait to hear Mr. Bennet speak more of the water dousing! lol
Now, is the Mr. Wentworth, Captain Wentworth’s brother that is a vicor? Might he possibly be married to Mary or Kitty? Hmmm, or is he interested in Jane? So much to think about, here.
I also am loving that Darcy’s valet is ‘Thornton’ and a ‘Higgins’ was mentioned earlier too. Whether this is coincidence or a nod to names in North & South, I don’t know, but I like it much! Which might it be, fair author? 🙂
Thanks so much for sharing your talent with us. I look forward to tomorrow’s post. I think I’m with Mel too! lol We would have you give us the complete book immediately, wouldn’t we? Not a bad idea! I’m so happy you took this one up again. It’s too good to set on a shelf gathering dust.
Glad you spotted the Wentworth connection, Janet!
I have to admit to being a huge N&S fan, so yes, I do tend to use names from that book/adaptation, hence using Latimer! Thornton was the name of Darcy’s valet in A Fair Prospect, so I was just being lazy, but I do have a whole back story for him not relevant to this story (he’s John Thornton’s grandfather).
That is neat! I would love to know more about that back story. I’m also looking forward to learning more about the Wentworth connection.
Didn’t get a chance to catch up with Capter 11 yesterday, much as I would live to have done so. A busy day out with our friends out paid to that, so I’m trying to sneak in before the last episode of the GBBO on the BBC. At least I’ll only have to wait one day for the next chapter.
Darcy’s definitely deluding himself, isn’t he, when he thinks he’s returning to The Grange just to find out if Jane is the other sister is residence. He only has Bungley’s (sorry I’ve lodged that typo permanently into your mind, Cass) best interests in mind of course (yeah, right!). The bathing scene was very wel received here too.
I spotted the Wentworth reference too. A husband for Mary or Kitty, or a suitor for Jane? Well, I guess all will be revealed in the fullness of time. I’m wondering what Elizabeth is going to think, and feel, when she meets her ‘rival’.
Time with friends is precious, Anji. Chapters are always there to come back to! 😀
Just watched GBBO, both me and hubby tearful at the end!
LOL re the bathing scene. Not long until the return of Bungley! 😀
I am sooooo enjoyingthis story, Cassandra!! Thank you so much for sharing it with us!
It makes me so happy that you are enjoying, Susanne!
Oh, Darcy, Darcy, Darcy! Me thinks he doth protest too much.
Looking forward to seeing what will befall them on the morrow. Another half-hazard encounter?
Very telling that Jane seems happy – after all the tragedy. Mayhap she is the one who likes the vicar, or mayhap even with the fall of her sister and death of her mother she subconsciously realizes things are more peaceful. Those two are the definition of drama after all.
I like a foxy Darcy with messy hair and no cravat, who wouldn’t?
LOL re foxy Darcy! We need someone to do a cartoon of that for us!
New chapter coming in a few hours!
Yes please, someone who is talented in sketching, please do try for us hahaha
And yes, I am lurking already. It’s that time of day when I settle down with a cup of tea in my quiet spot (not easy with a toddler). Last week it happened 4 days in a row, this week, just Tuesday and now today…
It’s up!! 😉
I’m off to get a hot drink and some of your Biscotti!