A Quest for Mr Darcy – Chapter Thirteen

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30 Responses to A Quest for Mr Darcy – Chapter Thirteen

  1. Ohhh well I am afraid that Bingley is too late, that the eldest Miss Bennet might have formed an attachment to Revered Wentworth ??
    And Lizzie… oh dear if only she would let her admiration grow a bit more so she and Darcy might be more than aquatinted…! Well what can be will be!
    Oh the view of Pemberley house, I can just see it in my minds eye, Cass! So beautiful! Can’t wait to see what happens next! More Darcy/Lizzie interaction???


  2. Anji says:

    It’s going to be interesting to see the reactions of both Jane and Elizabeth when Darcy’s guests arrive at Pemberley. Does Jane still harbour a tendre for Bungley, despite the presecence of Reverend Wentworth? Love the reference to his brother, by the way!

    I’m definitely all anticipation to see what Elizabeth’s reaction to her “rival” will be, especially in biew of what the little voice in her head was telling her: “And you are not averse to his presence, either, if you would only admit it.”

    And although Lyme is in Cheshire, rather than Derbyshire, I can just see that golden stonewrok glowing in the sun.

    Finally, having read what you said in a comment on the previous chapter, it would indeed be interesting if Dr. Aiden Trevellyan turned up all of a sudden! Does that mean work proceeds apace on the sequel to TPCoMJA? Please say yes!


    • Anji says:

      I hate virtual keyboards! That’s why we now have Bungley for one, and of course I meant “in VIEW of” above.


    • Cass says:

      I couldn’t resist using Captain Wentworth’s brother in this story, so of course I had to mention him too! ❀

      Ah, Lizzy. Something needs to give the stubbornness a shake up! πŸ˜‰

      As for the good doctor, all I'm saying is, in our imaginations he's looking rather fine in his Regency clothing… ❀


      • Anji says:

        I’ll have to see what my stubby fingers and virtual keyboards can come up with, Cass. Right now, I’m on my PC, so little chance of any typos at the moment. Yum, Dr. Trevellyan in Regency costume…sounds rather tasty.


  3. Sheila L. Majczan says:

    First of all…Thank you ever so much for obliging us with a chapter posted today. I looked at the time stamp for the other two as I see 10:21 AM on my monitor. So very nice to have a connection despite time and distance.

    So it is that Wentworth family…sounds like Bingley is out of luck. But he who hesitates and all is fair in love and war, etc. etc.

    Jane would be perfect as Wentworth’s wife, never thinking ill of anyone and reaching out to all in need.

    Darcy is not one to play with a lady’s emotions and as he has been showing such attentions to Miss Latimer I am wondering how he is going to wiggle out of that one. Not that he fully committed himself but he did show particular attentions to her. Looking forward to Tuesday now.


  4. Mel says:

    Thank you for posting on a Saturday! πŸ™‚ 🍸❀️

    So he IS the brother of Capt. Wentworth! Imagining a blonde man similar in looks to Rupert Penry Jones and thinking of him and Jane looking quite well together… but noooo I am still a Bingley-Jane supporter even if he bungled it all up. He has some serious wooing to do.

    Lizzy, better listen to that tiny voice, y’hear?! I’m hoping that that voice keeps talking in the upcoming chapters. Most especially when the Latimers come.

    As always, your characters are given more dimension and I am so looking forward to the next chapters. I am wondering if I should hold out til you have posted at least 5 before reading — who am I kidding! I visit this site at least once a day haha. Even knowing about the posting schedule. Don’t mind me, I really can be cuckoo at times.

    I’ve begun reading AFP slowly again (for the nth time) to tide myself over between new chapters. πŸ™‚ still still still still love it.


    • Cass says:

      I’m so sorry, Mel, that it was probably your Sunday before you saw this! I had a mad morning today and though I hoped to upload the chapter earlier than midday, I failed!

      Haha! So Bungley bungled it! How apt! Tee hee! πŸ˜€

      LOL re holding out. Go on; I dare you!!!

      Awww, you’re so sweet re AFP! I hope it still reads okay after all this time! ❀


  5. Janet Taylor says:

    Thank you for allowing us that hint of Lizzy’s true feelings with her inner voice begging for attention! Now if she will only listen to it. Much to look forward to in the coming days/chapters! I can hardly wait and I’m sure that I am not alone! lol


  6. Cristina says:

    I thank you too, Cass, for posting on Saturday. It is getting more and more interesting! In my opinion it is precisely what Bungley needed, some serious competition, see if he can really deserve Jane. In the same way, I reckon Lizzy will only truly want Mr Darcy when she realises that he is as good as lost to him. Anyway they story will go, I will be looking forward to Tuesday. To tide me over, I have been reading other things and I would like to recommend “Coram Boy” by Jamila Gavin. An exceptionally gripping plot.


    • Cass says:

      I agree, Cristina, regarding Lizzy. In P&P, it was only when she told him about Lydia and he left and it looked likely that was the end of their acquaintance that she realised she didn’t want it to end. Something needs to open her eyes!

      I’ve not heard of Coram Boy (sounds like a racehorse!). I shall look into it; thank you for the recommendation!


      • Cristina says:

        Not a racehorse…Coram Boy, the title refers to the Coram hospital for foundlings founded by a certain Captain Coram. I think the book would appeal to Jane Austen’s fans. Although there is a good deal of misery and sadness, it is totally worth reading. I liked it so much that I felt compelled to share it.


    • Cass says:

      The book sounds very intriguing, Cristina! Thank you for the recommendation! I think there is no better thing you can say about a book than feeling compelled to share it! The last time that happened to me was when I read A Man Called Ove this summer!


  7. Maureen C says:

    I continue to enjoy this story. Maybe Darcy goes to Meryton and pays respects at Mrs. Bennet and Lydia’s graves? I’m sure that would earn a turn-around of Lizzy’s feelings.


  8. Thank you so much for the Saturday post–you’ve made my morning!! πŸ˜€ There’s is nothing like enjoying Irish Breakfast tea and waffles with butter and honey while reading the newest chapter in “A Quest for Mr. Darcy.”

    I very much like the name “Bungley”–it fits him perfectly! I think that if he had continued his pursuit of Jane, neither of them would have been very happy in the long run unless at least one of them matured into their marriage role. “Bungley” seems too scattered, too frivolous, to make a good husband to one who can’t see the bad side of anyone. Mr. Bennet was quite correct in Austen’s P&P when he said that they’d be cheated by their servants, etc., etc. I think that Jane needs a Wentworth far more than a “Bungley.” Hey, why doesn’t “Bungley” fall for MIss Latimer–that would please his Harpy of a sister and would get Darcy out of his conundrum with Elizabeth’s return. I mean, Darcy won’t be able to admire Miss Latimer with Elizabeth around; Miss Latimer will just fall flat in his estimation.

    Okay, can you tell that I don’t want to grade research paper outlines this morning? I shall get to work despite wanting to ponder the possibilities of this story. To quote Gilbert & Sullivan, “I am a slave to duty.” πŸ˜‰

    Thanks again for three chapters this week!!

    Susanne πŸ™‚


    • Cass says:

      Yaay, another recruit to the Bungley camp! lol

      Hope you enjoyed your breakfast, Susanne, it sounds yummy!

      Bungley and Miss L, hmm? It’s a good suggestion! Well, let’s just see what happens… πŸ˜‰


  9. Jan Steele says:

    I would guess that in the normal course of things, the residents of a tenant home would not be socializing with the master of the estate and his guests. So, I’m counting on the Bungley twins to do their mischief and somehow force the acquaintance. Bungley will become aware that Jane is admired by Mr. Wentworth, Elizabeth will realize that Darcy has moved on with the perfect Miss Latimer (forgive me for finding a perverse pleasure in Elizabeth suffering a little jealousy), and Darcy will learn that Elizabeth holds him responsible for not alerting any of the residents of Meryton about Wickham’s perfidy.

    You’ve given us some insight into the cause of the split between the Bennet and Philips families. I am sure that Mrs. Philips mourned the loss of her sister, but what a step to take — to call the magistrate to investigate Mr. Bennet! I understand Elizabeth’s desire to visit the gravesites back in Meryton, but I think in this case that Mr. Bennet has the right idea. It will take the people in that small town a long time to forget not only Lydia’s scandal, but also the accusation against Mr. Bennet. Is there is a corresponding rift between the Gardiners and the Bennets? (Did Mr. Bennet actually hasten Mrs. Bennet’s demise — after all, none of the daughters were home when Mrs. Bennet died. Am I channeling my inner Catherine Morland, questioning about Mr. Bennet as she did about General Tilney? I’ll just have to wait to find out in future chapters.)


    • Cass says:

      I agree with you, Jan, regarding tenants socialising with the master of the estate. Not the norm.

      LOL re Elizabeth suffering. I’ll see what I can do! πŸ˜‰

      Loving the Northanger Abbey connection! πŸ˜€


    • Trez Baer says:

      I was thinking the same as Jan. What was Mr. Bennet about for the magistrate to be called (cue in eerie music)?
      I’m looking forward to the scenes with the twins, with all their mischief and mayhem. Maybe we’ll get lucky and they will scare Miss Larimer away.
      It was a nice interaction between Darcy and Jane.
      Oh happy day when there’s a Wentworth on your arm.


  10. justjane1813 says:

    “Was it not his discretion which had led to all of this?” Truer and more haunting words have never been said! Loved this chapter, Cass!


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