J. Dawn King

Bestselling author of Jane Austen variations

Letter of the Law – Chapter 14

I have removed this story to prepare for publishing. 

12 Comments

  1. Cheap at half the price in my opinion. At least Darcy seems to think so.
    Finally he should get his heart’s desire. (and I assume the house he provides will be near Meryton and far away from Pemberley)
    Maybe now Mr Bennet has no library to distract him he will concentrate on making his younger daughters behave?
    I’m so sorry your holiday is ending, start counting the days until the next one. I know how hard it is. My daughter is in Australia and I didn’t see them last year but they are coming in June for 4 weeks. My eldest grandson will be 5 this month and his brother will be 3 in August. I cant wait to see them all.

    • Ha Ha! Of course, the house will be far, far away from Pemberley. He has to get Elizabeth’s agreement for this first. I’m writing the next chapter already and she’s like dynamite with her fuse lit.

      We hope to come back to Ecuador in August. It seems like they are so far away until I read that your grandchildren are in Australia. Now, that’s a long way away. That’s a great age. I imagine they can’t wait to see you too.

  2. jennifer Redlrczyk

    March 5, 2018 at 11:19 pm

    Nice trade but will Lizzy go for it. Hmmm!

  3. So happy you are writing again. What a burden Darcy is taking on, but seems lizzy is worth it, or is she?

  4. So sorry you got that flu. My daughter and grandchildren had it in February. I can’t believe the time has gone by so quickly. It must seem even faster for you as it comes to a close…for now. At least you will be going back again in August.

    As for the ‘the bargain’ Mr. Darcy is making about taking care of the Bennets, I wouldn’t want to be him right now. I can well imagine that Elizabeth is a stick of dynamite ready to explode! I know I would be! And you had such a scene prior to it that brought tears to my eyes! He certainly has a lot to learn!

    • I’m so sorry to hear your family was affected by this, Carole. It’s just plain awful. The doctor I went to yesterday said it is an epidemic here in Ecuador. I believe he’s correct.

      The good thing about Darcy is he is willing to learn and adjust. I just finished typing the fireworks. Only 1,000 or so more words and I’ll post chapter 15. I do love these characters.

  5. Sheila L. Majczan

    March 8, 2018 at 3:59 am

    Finally got to read this. Oh, Darcy, love that we all know how you feel but can you never think about how this sounds to Elizabeth? Trading for her to appease what Mr. Bennet should have done and should have saved up for…just in case. Glad that Darcy was not offering to rebuild Longbourn as Collins certainly does not deserve any inheritance at this point.

    So Elizabeth will explode…like at Hunsford. Please keep Lady Catherine away and have her take her parson with her.

    Thanks for this chapter. I have my grandchildren closer but their schedules are so busy we don’t see them as often as I would like but at least it is better then going for a year or even for four months.

    • I’m sorry for not responding, Sheila. I just now saw your comment. Yes, I’ve been paying far more attention to my grandchildren than anything else. I

      I’ve posted chapter 15 so you can see how Lizzy responds. Needless to say, she was upset. No Lady Catherine in chapter 15. Later? I’m not sure we need her.

      If John and I had the twins as often as we wanted they would have to move in with us. Jennifer said it’s not happening. I think their other grandparents feel the same. These kids are LOVED!!!

  6. Sorry you had the flu Joy. Even though I had my jab late last year, I still had abrief bout of it too, at the end of February. Couldn’t concentrate on much at all, so I know how you felt. Such a shame you were ill during your stay in Ecuador, affecting your time with Jennifer and family.

    Oh my goodness, Mr. Bennet sold a field to buy books? I’m not sure who Elizabeth will be maddest at! Her father for spending the family’s safety net or Darcy for making what I’m sure she’ll see as arrogant presumptions about hers and the rest of the Bennets futures. Gues I’ll find out very shiportly when I nip over to catch up with the next chapter.

    Btw, the TV is on the background whilst I’m typing this and I’m somewhat drooling over your Colonel Fitzwilliam! Yes, Gerard Butler is starring in Olympus Has Fallen. I’ll say “Hi” to him for you!

    • Gerard Butler is on TV and you are commenting on my post? You silly girl. He does make an excellent Colonel Fitzwilliam, doesn’t he?

      This flu bug is awful. I, too, had my shot in November. Maybe it’s some South American strain that’s different. I don’t know. It takes a while to get over it but I’m not feeling well enough to travel. Yes, he sold a field for books. The man is a careless money manager in my story. However, he does love his children and has the potential to be a good Dad. I’m not quite sure I’ll completely redeem him. Maybe in another story.

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