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A Sneak Peek: Mistaking Her Character — 26 Comments

  1. Oh! I am and have been so looking forward to this book. Yay! So close now!! May I ask how book titles are decided? And what makes you decide to change them? I like the old title very much, but find the new one interesting too, but have to get used to thinking of the story with the new one now! Thank you, can hardly for your book launch and cover!!!!!

    • I wrestled a lot with the title and it just came down to the originally being rather clunky and hard to get on a book cover. Both titles are taken from the same speech in the original P&P, though.

      Thanks, Evelyn!

  2. I truly enjoyed this story very much as I followed it online, and always hoped It would be published. Whatever it’s called, it will be in my library. I loved the comment about burning sulphur! It was hilarious, and it was wonderful to help alleviate the mounting tension in the scene. It is always wonderful to see our beloved characters in new situations, and it keeps us wanting more. Despite the many obstacles that Elizabeh and Darcy faced in this one, there was never any doubt that things would come right in the end. Well, not too may doubts! I am eager for the announcement that it is ready to order. Some of the characters may behave differently than we are used to, but that is what made it so compelling and fascinating. I also loved Long Tom. He was a wonderful character, and I hope we see more of him in the future, even if it’s just a few lines here and there. I will always have a soft spot for him and the wonderful Gardiners, who are even more wonderful than ever. There is a furniture store near where we recently moved, called Gardiner’s, and they have the most wonderful merchandise, just like Uncle Gardiner has. You know I had to check them out! Congratulations on another amazing book. I literally can’t wait to treat myself to this one.

    • Thanks so much, Mari. I’m glad you have enjoyed it. Long Tom is one of my favorite character, him and Piper from Remember the Past. They are such fun to play around with.

      I’d love to visit that furniture store! Sounds delightful.

      I look forward to making the announcement that it’s ready soon!

  3. I am so eagerly awaiting the release of this book. I loved Wholly Unconnected to Me and cannot wait to read the revised, edited version. This has whetted my appetite, even more. I loved this excerpt. Lady C is so very terrible. Can’t wait to see Long Tom again and read the story in its entirety. Thank you for sharing and making us eagerly anticipate the release of this book. 🙂

  4. I do believe it has gotten better !
    As I read this passage , I see a flame spewing dragon in the place if lady c !

    The book will be fabulous !! Can’t wait !!

  5. Loved this excerpt. Cannot wait to find out why Elizabeth is at Rosings. I think you’ve just made Lady Catherine more horrible than ever.

  6. I have read Wholly Unconnected at least twice now–I think it’s three times, actually–and it’s one of my very favorite Austen Variations. I wish that I could afford to buy the new version when it came out. Oh well, I’ll save my pennies. 😉 Thanks for posting this excerpt; it reminds me why I love this book series so much! 🙂

    Warmly,
    Susanne 🙂

  7. Love it! Lady C. is certainly in fine fettle! She spews her venom in new and endlessly interesting ways, hahaha.

  8. Maria: Thank you for sharing this wonderful scene of the two strongest women in Darcy’s life.The complexity of the totally different character structure within each woman is gently and well illustrated. This is the first of your writing that I have had the pleasure to read. In fact, later this afternoon I will look you up on Amazon and order at least one of your novels and/ or books of short stories from my local book store tomorrow. Sincerely, Roberta

  9. Thanks for posting Maria! I can’t wait to read the version. I concur that this is definitely the cruelest Lady C. that you’ve written but everything seems authentic to her character. She is spoiled and entitled and has been for her whole life so, of course, she thinks that she can control people’s lives. Glad Darcy heard everything, it will make the break between the two that much easier…

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