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Jane Austen’s Advent – Day 5 – The Advent Calendar – Part I — 42 Comments

    • I don’t know! LOL! I’ve written the first part and the beginning of the second. Obviously, he’s going to have to show Elizabeth that he’s not the ogre she believes 🙂 Thanks, Kathy!

  1. ‘I have a mountain of paperwork on my desk. I can’t be expected to take the time to welcome a new company attorney. Especially one who required her sister’s boyfriend to get her a job. You hired her, Bingley. You make her feel welcome.’”

    A modern version of the Meryton Assembly comment! Amazing. Well, Mary Kay gave a pink Cadillac to her top sales person or how about a piece of jewelry set with a pink diamond. Naturally he has to outdo his pink vintage Hermes scarf. (I guess it would depend on how rare the Hermes scarf is wether or not the car or pink diamond would be a great deal more in value) No matter what, Darcy will learn to hard way that he can’t “buy” Elizabeth.

    • I don’t think he saw it as a way to “buy” her, but an excuse to spoil her the way he always wanted to. Now, whether she sees it that way is another thing 🙂 Thanks, Carol!

  2. I am guessing… since it fit in a draw, I am putting my money on jewlery.
    Love the story, getting me into the Christmas spirit.

    • Well, Christmas Eve is sorted! I’ve already started writing it, but I’m not telling what it is 😉 Christmas day is still up for grabs, though I do have a leaning towards something. I’m attempting to think outside the box a bit on this one. Hopefully, E likes it! Thanks, Liziris!

  3. Oh Leslie, gripping as usual! I’m surprised that Darcy insulted Elizabeth at their first meeting – where did that idea come from 🙂 🙂 ?
    I’m thinking one of the two remaining gifts should be a hand written apology tied with pink ribbon?
    I’m really looking forward to see what he comes up with and how she comes to forgive him (she does come to forgive him right???)
    Keep writing 😍

  4. Love this!!! I like the apology idea for one. I think a dinner invitation would be more appropriate than a ring as a proposal out of the blue in a modern setting is creepy – especially from your boss!

    • Darcy knows he messed up, so I don’t see him proposing out of the blue. It’d be one thing if they were always together with Bingley and Jane and Darcy mistook it for a series of double dates or it was done as a business proposition of sorts, but not in this situation. He’ll come up with something. I’m sure of it. We’ll just have to wait and see what that is 🙂 Thanks, Megan!

    • Sorry! I didn’t expect it to take on a life of its own, but Darcy and Elizabeth had other ideas. You know how stubborn they are! I promise that it will all come together this month, so no crazy waits 🙂 Thanks, Robin!

  5. Diamond of the highest order, I love your work. This is so great/ I just love your books and scoop them up when they come on the market. I guess I missed the first 4 days will have to go back and look

  6. Leslie,

    Oh,my!!! Am sitting here in my armchair completely enthralled by your beautiful story!!!
    It’s alive,vibrant and oh,so perfectly written!!
    I love it!!!
    What a fantastic way to celebrate another day in December and what a treat you presented to us! Thank you! Can’t wait to see what happens next!! 😉

  7. Such a wonderful, wonderful story, Leslie!!!! I can’t wait to read what happens next!!!

    I really needed some cheering up this morning, and this story did it! Thank you!!

    Warmly,
    Susanne 🙂

  8. LOVE IT!!!! I suggest he gives her a book ‘Pride & Prejudice’! LOL! Or how about tickets to the theatre? He can always have flowers delivered…ones that mean ‘sorry’?

  9. I do agree an apology does need to be in there somewhere. Darcy is a very clever guy to come up with the 23 other presents.

    Thanks so much for the story. It was good to come to after I took my last final. I “graduate” on Friday!!

  10. I love it! Definitely needs an apology. Preferably a “horse’s ass” with an “I’m sorry I’m such a…” LOL!

  11. LOVE this excerpt and could really see this as a full story. Background: her family and its history, how much she owes on her education, the details about the first day and how Bingley handled getting her to stay. I am sure another firm would snatch her up. Now I am so curious about the next two days’ gifts.

    Thanks for sharing.

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