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Darcy’s Voyage Missing Scene — 52 Comments

  1. I love this scene. I did always wonder at how Darcy and the Gardiner’s meeting went and now I have been a fly on the wall during it. I think Mr. Gardiner’s reaction to the news and Mrs. Gardiner’s response would have been typical of a couple who live their niece and each other. Thank you so much for sharing this missing scene.

  2. Delightful addition to Darcy’s Voyage. Loved the book and this newly discovered addition to the book just adds to your original story. Kara, thank goodness you found that thumb drive with this additional scene.

    • Thanks, Carol! I’m glad you enjoyed it! I have one more little ‘find’ on the thumb drive that I will be posting shortly. 🙂

  3. Thank you so much for sharing g this snippet! I’ve always wondered how this particular conversation went. This book continues to remain one of my absolute favorites, and I purchased it when the title was “Pemberley’s Promise’ and it was self-published. In fact, I think it was the first ebook I ever bought!

  4. This book is one of my favorite stories. I can’t tell you how many times I have re-read the scenes when Darcy is at Netherfield and Elizabeth walks in to see about Jane (who is there, sick) and LOVE the “Mr. Wright/right) conversation! I am going to print this out and insert it into my paperback copy. Thank you for this gift.

  5. A lovely addition to Darcy’s Voyage, one of my favorite Austen variations. I checked it out through our state library system here in California, and I was extremely reluctant to return it; I read it through twice in one week! 🙂

    Perhaps if I receive an Amazon gift card for Christmas, I can finally get my own copy!!

    Thank you for this wonderful scene!! 🙂

    Warmly,
    Susanne 🙂

  6. I thinnk you need to re-write/insert it somehow so that us e-book/Kindle people can have it in our collection. I liked it very much.

  7. Wonderful scene. So sad it didn’t make it into your novel. Thank you for sharing it now. All of your books are favourites of mine and this one especially. Looking forward to many books ahead.

    • Thanks, Vee! I actually didn’t write this for the book, but after. I commented above that I wanted Elizabeth to be surprised by the fact that he did this, as well as the reader. It was fun to find it again after many years.

      • That’s wonderful. I didn’t realise you wrote it after. Love Darcy’s passion. Great scene! Thanks again for sharing 🙂 Any new books on the horizon?

  8. I have read your wonderful story numerous times over the years. Never get enough of it. Any other little lost scenes to give to us would be more than appreciated!

  9. Oh so glad you found this! Loved the scene and the reactions of Mr. & Mrs. Gardiner. I think I will do the same as Sheila and insert it into my book as well. I think I will have to re-read the book again! Thank you!

  10. Great piece – I have never read Darcy’s voyage but I am going to find it now as I think I am going to really enjoy it!

  11. I am another who loves the book and I have had it since titled “Pemberley’s Promise”, as well, and I would definitely print it up and insert it, but, alas, I just have the kindle edition. I just might have to get the paperback. 🙂 Maybe for Christmas! And after all, I have given hints that Amazon cards are always welcome!

    Thank you!

  12. Oh, so happy when I saw the extra chapter! I love your book. It was Darcy’s Voyage when I read it, and I must tell you that I read a lot of Jane Austen Fan Fiction, however, I have managed to read Darcy’s Voyage 3 times. Now this makes me want to go back and read it again! Thanks for this lovely addition.

  13. I really enjoyed this! I have never read Darcy’s Voyage, but this definitely got my interest! Looks like I have another book to add to my growing TBR list! 🙂 Thanks for posting this!

  14. Thanks for sharing this ‘missing’ scene. It was an excellent addition to the story. I will be keeping it with my book.

    Darcy’s Voyage is one of my all time favorites. I have read it several times and after reading this, I am ready to read it again.

    Thanks, Kara Louise, for writing such good stories. I love all your books!

  15. Thank you, thank you, thank you, I am so glad you found this. I thoroughly enjoyed the original story and wished that I had been privy to the meeting with the Gardiners. Thanks for sharing, loved this excerpt.

  16. I loved Darcy’s Voyage and I loved this missing scene. I’m glad you found it and thanks for sharing it!

    The Gardiners are always an interesting tool used in developing the relationship between Darcy and Elizabeth, and it’s good to see their part here.

    Thanks!

    • Thanks, Sarah! There are certain people who bring out the best in Darcy, and it’s always a joy to write their interactions together. 🙂

  17. Oh I love it! I admit, when this book first arrived, I read it in within the first twelve hours. My 2 and 4 year old might have been neglected a wee bit!! 🙂

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  19. Well I don’t know how I missed this first time around so thanks for the link in your 12 days of Christmas story. I love this book and will definitely have to re read it now.

  20. Oh, now I have to go back and reread the book. Such a great story, one of my favorites. I’ll bookmark this page and ‘insert it’ sort of uh…new age….as I have the Kindle edition. 🙂 Rediscovered hidden gem, indeed. Thank you so much for this treat.

  21. Now and again I find something pretty good on this blog! This is a sweet story, reflective some not very sweet customs.of the day. In this case the morals of single people were policed so.intensively it is a wonder why the young people couldn’t just rebel — yes I was a hippie but tried to be a good Jewish woman who wanted to marry under Israeli laws while I was a student in Jerusalem in 1973; not an easy thing. Regency England had nothing on Jewish law! In the story Darcy and Elizabeth could not have rebelled either. As a hippie, however, I just wish I could have carried a sign protesting the mores. There goes my rebellious reputation!

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