J. Dawn King

Bestselling author of Jane Austen variations

Letter of the Law – Chapter 15

I have removed this story to prepare for publishing.

11 Comments

  1. I loved Darcy’s huge smile when he realised Elizabeth had accepted him 🙂 And good for Lord and Lady Matlock saying Lydia and Kitty needed schooling and banishment to the nursery. Loved the line that if they were thrown in front of rich men they would be thrown back.
    Mr and Mrs Bennet are a complete waste of space where their youngest daughters are concerned.
    But oh Joy how on earth could you bring Wickham into it? Please, please let Darcy tell everyone what a scoundrel he is and have him removed from the neighbourhood.

    • Thank you, Glynis. No worries. Wickham will only last a few paragraphs. I’ve posted chapter 16 already so you can see what happens to him and the youngest Bennet girls.

  2. jennifer Redlrczyk

    March 11, 2018 at 7:50 pm

    Engaged but was sealed with a kiss? The countess was great. Too bad Gw had to come by. Yes, return the younger two to the nursery!

    • I’m loving Lord and Lady Matlock very much. They are merely doing what I always want to do to Lydia and Kitty. It’s the power of writing my own story. But, you completely understand. I’m looking forward to yours being published.

  3. Love it! “Throw them back,” classic line! I love Lord and Lady Matlock’s bluntness. Now when will Richard come downstairs to see Mary?

    How will the Bennet parents react now?

    Will Darcy say something about GW now he has won Elizabeth? I hope so. GW most certainly deserves a set down plus some.

    Safe travels.

  4. Safe journey back to the US, Joy. August will be here before you know it. My husband actually slept through an earthquake! They’re a rare occurrence here in the UK (I’ve only experienced two in my entire life) and never very strong but we had one about ten years ago in the middle of the night. It woke me and our son up but hubby was amazed next morning when we told him about it.

    So Mr. Bennet just sits and smirks while Lydia behaves like a spoiled brat? Think I need to give him a good slap! Mrs. B. doesn’t know any better but he does. Love this Lord and Lady M! Yes, please send Kitty and Lydia to the nursery, especially Lydia now that You Know Who has just turned up. Hope Darcy isn’t going to keep what he knows to himself this time around.

    • I can’t imagine sleeping through even a small earthquake. They have had some nasty ones here.

      I hope chapter 16 satisfies the need to smack someone, Anji. Those rotten girls!!!

  5. Oh the tears…but like Anji says, August will be here before you know it! Have a good flight(s) home and know we are all thinking of you!

    I think Lydia needs to have her bottom spanked in front of everyone so she doesn’t show her face until she has turned into a proper lady! Oh Darcy, that was a close one for you! You must be tired indeed!

    • The kids counted 141 days until we return. We will get to see them home from school tomorrow to say a proper goodbye. Yes, the tears will flow. I’ll not get any typing done tomorrow, I guarantee.

      Yes, Lydia definitely needs her bottom spanked. Maybe in another story. I’ll think about it. What a hoot that would be. Thanks for your comment, Carole.

  6. Sheila L. Majczan

    March 12, 2018 at 2:16 pm

    This chapter did not (for whatever reason) arrive in my mail box but when the next chapter arrived I realized this was missing and went back to find this.

    Darcy got off easy as the misunderstanding about his intentions was quickly resolved. Lord and Lady Matlock are full of insight and helpful comments here. Sending the two youngest to “be finished off” (LOL) is the best idea I have read in a long time.

    My heart goes out to you in leaving your family and heading back to the States. I would not expect you could work while the departure looms over your head. Take care. Travel safely.

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