Chapter 9 WIP — 14 Comments

  1. Mr. Marshall seems pleasant enough, especially if one enjoys fishing, planning where to go fishing, talking about a fishing experience, and eating the fish one caught from fishing (it’s kind of like the Monty Python “Spam” skit). And his appearance is acceptable (faint praise, indeed). I really was hoping he was going to be one of the “stupider persons” Jane had liked in the past, but so far, he seems pleasant enough although a little obsessed with fishing. It should be interesting to see how Bingley responds to Jane. Will he forget Elizabeth exists when caught in the glow of Jane’s beauty? Will Darcy admonish him to not forsake Elizabeth since his attentions have been so notable? Ha! What a nice kettle of fish you have pickled them into!

  2. Oh dear. I can’t really get excited about Mr Marshall as he seems to be more taken with fishing than with Jane. And she doesn’t appear to be overly enamoured either.
    Elizabeth seems to have been affected by the news of Darcy’s engagement, hmmm does she have feelings for him as he dies for her?
    Add to the mix Mr Collins and oh no!
    Well I certainly hope you know how to untangle this mess Kara Louise!

  3. Can’t wait to see then all together , Lizzy, Jane , Darcy and Bingley. If Mr Bingley fell for Jane, I’ll bet that Mr Darcy will find her more than suitable for is friend and manage to clear the way to Lizzy

  4. Well, we all know that ODC has to end up together. And it doesn’t sound as if Jane is enamored of Mr. Marshall although he seems to admire her. So if Bingley remains true to form (falling for the next “prettier” girl) then he will soon be caught up in the dilemma of how to show Jane he loves her while putting Elizabeth aside…gently. He is, after all, a gentleman. And where Darcy will help Bingley with that we will have to wait and see. Enjoying this story. Thank you for sharing.

  5. Since ODC must get together, and Jane and Bingley seem so well suited to each other, could Mr. Marshall be best suited for Charlotte? I always wish for Charlotte to do better than Mr. Collins.

  6. I have forgotten how Jane met Mr. Marshall, presumably in London. But on the face of it, they do seem to be mis-matched, as are Lizzie and Bingley. Poor Darcy so heart sick.

    • Jane had gone to the Lake District with her aunt and uncle. I based this on the assumption that they would have taken Jane the year before they were going to take Elizabeth. 🙂

  7. A wonderful and quite revelatory chapter!! At last we meet Mr. Marshall and see him and Jane together. And then of course there is the estimable Mr. Collins!!

    I can’t wait to read the chapters coming in October and then enjoy the book release!! Yay!! 😀

    Thank you for sharing your WIP with us, Kara!!

    Susanne 🙂

  8. Hmmm, Mr. Marshall does seem reserved but nice. I wonder how interested he is in Jane, though he did make the trip. Collins as usual, of course. I hope your next chapter has Jane meeting Bingley. That should be fun.

  9. Somehow, i am sure D & E will still come together. And Bingley and Jane will likely find each other somehow. I am hoping mr collin’s will be shunted off to Mary, who actually wants him! But what is to be done with the extraneous Mr. marshall? Does Charlotte like fish? Is his estate (and bank account) large enough to tempt Miss Bingley? Or maybe, in truth, his estate could make use of her £20,000?

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

%d bloggers like this: