Jane Austen’s Advent – Day 10 – It Happened One Christmas Part 3 — 52 Comments

  1. Thank you for the enjoyable story. You left Elizabeth with promises of more to come when they next meet at Rosings. Have a wonderful holiday.

  2. Thank you so much for this lovely story. I was so pleased that Elizabeth saw the real Wickham and that she also finally saw the real Darcy 😍. Loved the forfeit but loved his speech even more. I can imagine how happy Lady C will be at Easter 😂

  3. Love this story! The forfeit was great and I thiught Lizzy’s way of expressing her feelings of embarrassment very well done. Does this mean we’ll get to see more at Easter of the visit at Rosings? I can only imagine the trouble Lady Catherine, Mr. Collins and possibly even Colonel Fitzwilliam could cause

  4. This was a lovely story. It put a smile on my face. Thanks so much for posting it! I am already imagining what might happen during the stay at Rosings, and I second Megan’s request for a continuation at Easter. 🙂
    Have a very Merry Christmas!

  5. Such a lovely short story. No that didn’t serve the justice, exquisite would be a better fit. You truly have a gift! Your writing style always touches my heart so deeply that for days I can’t stop thinking about it and just a little girl who sniffs her mother’s perfume on and on, dreaming about future, I like to read your stories on and on dreaming about the time before us (regency in particular). If only this was a full novel.
    Thank you for sharing it.

    • Pouran, thank you for the kind words. I am very flattered to hear you are so touched.
      It is wonderful to disappear into the Regency era, I agree, and forget the complicated, troubled times we live in.
      I hope you have a wonderful Christmas

  6. So beautifully done. It definitely has the foundation for a continuation at Easter, if not an entire book. Thank you for an early Christmas present.

  7. Sigh…that was just perfect! Yes, I too would take Mr. Darcy’s speeches over Wickham’s. Easter is only 4 months away…not so long I guess…not really if one has other pursuits to keep one occupied…sigh.

    I had to laugh that you are not thrilled with your title. It is appropriate, though I did have two pop in my head while reading…’Puerile Pleasures at Christmas'(LOL) or ‘One Starry Christmas Night’!

  8. Wonderful story! thankyou for an early Christmas gift. I really wish you’ll continue their story in Easter. I can imagine so many romantic encounters could happen in Kent. Wow I’m begging you already, this story is kinda addictive *wink.

    • It is all very new for them. I think he wants to be a gentleman and give her some time – in my world anyway:)
      Thanks so much for reading

  9. Brilliant! Loved it. I second and third an Easter addition.

    Yet letters in January between these two would be interesting. So would Elizabeth be getting a very long letter from Darcy? Would she be able to return an equally long letter to him?

    I know this was meant as a quick Christmas post. But does have novel or novella potential with taking them through to the wedding.

  10. Thanks! Nice story. It would be great fun to have a continuation, but I have to admit that I loved your closing lines. You could have a lot of fun with the letters back and forth…

    • Thanks Alecia, I do think their letters would make interesting reading. Darcy’s I like to think would be romantic, and Elizabeth’s a bit cheeky…

  11. That was absolutely beautiful. I had the biggest smile on my face reading it. Thankyou! I would love to read a continuation, perhaps some vignettes of Rosings and the letters. Have a wonderful Christmas and all the best for 2018! 🙂

  12. Lovely short story for the season and for that I thank you. But do know that I (and I am sure many others) want THE REST OF THE STORY.

    I would love to read of their courtship with this new understanding, especially at Rosings, under Lady Catherine’s eye.

    Merry Christmas and thank you for sharing your creativity.

  13. What a sweet and inventive little tale. I always love when one or both characters are oblivious to being in love, and this story was a treat.

    • Thanks so much, Jan. Yes, I agree it’s wonderful when they have that ‘I’m in love’ moment and it’s a shock to them.

  14. My dear Caitlin,

    You have such a wonderful gift for giving life to these two characters (and others!) in the regency era. I’ve enjoyed very much the different variations that have played out in your books. I feel like you get the humor just right — the amount of times I’m laughing at my computer screen is, well, on some level sad because I need friends that don’t live in Kindle, but obviously also such a delight — and you stay honest to what these characters would or wouldn’t do, which is a big job, I imagine! Sometimes when I read a variation, it’s easy to spot that the essence of these two people wasn’t captured so well, and that tends to ruin the experience even if the plotline was original and thought-out. And then comes this short story!! SO. GOOD. Thanks for putting such great work out there, and I hope you continue to come up with more intriguing stories with our little lovebirds.

    Ehem… you *do* have something in the works, yes?? 😀

    I wish you much love, happiness, and inspiration (so we can all benefit) in this new year,

    • Hello Brit,

      Thanks so much for the lovely comments, I really do appreciate them.

      I am so glad you enjoyed the story, it was a lot of fun to write.

      I do have something in the works, and hope to have a new book by the summer, if not before .

      Take care, I am so glad you found the story.


      • Excellent! I recently came across this website, so I’m sure I’ll find more gems on here with time.

        I look forward to your new story. Thanks for the speedy response : )

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