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Chapter 2 WIP — 14 Comments

  1. Elizabeth and Bingley? Oh no!!! I can cope with any other pairings but Elizabeth HAS to be with Darcy. I am trusting that they will get together at some point? Of course Darcy has to come back and actually meet her and hopefully they will be totally bewitched with each other? I look forward to seeing how you sort this out Kara Louise. Thank you for sharing.

  2. This was a lot of fun, and while Bingley has met Elizabeth first in other stories, she and Darcy do eventually manage to get together! It is always fun to see a new take on an old favorite. I just can never imagine Bingley with Elizabeth, because they are total opposites. I can imagine him falling for her more easily than I can imagine her falling for him. They would be great friends in the same way he and Darcy are great friends, as opposites. Anything more serious would be hard to imagine, because he just isn’t intellectual enough, or strong enough to satisfy Hurricane Elizabeth for long. It will be fun to see what happens when she meets his sisters and Darcy. She would be a female Darcy to him more than she would be a love interest. I can easily see him falling for her, but I can’t see her romantically inclined towards Bingley. Jane had better come back before her mother has him engaged. Short term, I can see her interested in him until she finds out that there just isn’t a lot of depth to him, and that he is not strong and decisive. Friends yes, lovers no. Let the games begin! This is a lot of fun already, and I can’t wait to see more. Thank you for sharing, Kara. I like this one already, and can’t wait to see more.

  3. Now this is an interesting combination. I can see Bingley doing well with Elizabeth’s confidence and assertiveness and Miss Bingley probably would not dislike her as Darcy won’t notice her, if he even meets her.

  4. This twist will be interesting to see how Darcy finally wins Elizabeth when she obviously has her eyes on Bingley.

  5. Could Jane’s man in the north be the one who wrote her the poetry that turned her off?

    I quite agree. If Elizabeth can meet Caroline first, will she be as jealous of her later? How will these relationships play out in this new WIP?

    I look forward to how this story is unveiled to us.

  6. Ironically, I am reading another WIP, Mistaken, in which Bingley DOES fall in love with Elizabeth and things have gotten very dark.

    This sounds interesting already. We do know that Elizabeth and Darcy MUST fall in love and have their HEA BUT detours are allowed and you, Kara, write so well that I know I am going to enjoy this journey. So let the games begin!

  7. I know you didn’t mean this chapter filled with angst, but Elizabeth and Bingley! Unless his entire personality and demeanor has changed, he and Elizabeth???? Never!

  8. Thanks, everyone, for your comments, concerns, and conjectures. They are fun to read. If you know me at all, you know somehow D&E must end up together, but when and how is always the question. My writing is much slower these days due to other responsibilities (like watching 2 granddaughters, which I love!), but I am on Chapter 11, but will keep my postings at once a month until I am ready to publish. And I have no idea when that might be! 🙂

  9. Very interesting, and I like it! I know it’s horrifying to think of them as a couple instead of D&E, but it’s very early yet. They are both attractive people, therefore a little flirting and getting to know each other is acceptable. In the original, they marry each other’s best friend, so it only follows that they would be compatible and comfortable with each other. Please continue this story and I am looking forward to the final product!

  10. A delightful beginning!! Like Mrs. Bennet, I am all “a-flutter” at the prospects of both Jane and Elizabeth!

    I am definitely looking forward to where this tale takes us! Thank you so much for sharing it with us, Kara!!

    Warmly,
    Susanne 🙂

  11. Did I read that right?Elizabeth and Bingley? Well, I guess I’ll have to wait and see what mischief you have planned on our characters. Now when did you say Darcy was returning? Hmmm…. And Jane practically in love. My head is spinning. Looking forward to more.

  12. Well this is definitely a twist to our favourite couples. I am really interested in how you sort this all out! You already have us all in tizzy and it’s only Chapter 2! Looking forward to the next post!

  13. Bingley is a good fried for Lizzy, but I cannot imagine him as a lover.Will Carolyn be as hostile if Lizzy has not yet met Darcy, or will he be back soon?

  14. I have been thinking on Elizabeth and Bingley. Bingley is likable, handsome, etc. However, he comes across often as weak in dealing with the pitfalls of life. He is too easily influenced by others. Also, he seems to lack the desire for extensive reading that would keep Elizabeth challenged. She needs someone more passionate, more intellectual, and with more leadership ability. Jane is sweeter, more yielding, and a better match for him.

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