Elizabeth Reflects on Questionable Marital Advice by Shannon Winslow — 11 Comments

  1. I enjoyed this when I first read it and do again. You portray Lizzy as intelligent as ever. Her reasoning is sound, ” I resolve to keep an open mind. I trust Mr. Darcy and I will make our own way.”. Thank you for sharing such a sweet excerpt.

  2. I enjoyed writing these P&P segments so much! We’ll be doing the same kind of project with Persuasion later this year. Hope it will be just as popular. Stay tuned for details!

  3. As always dear Shannon, I enjoy your literary abilities and always feel I can trust even the most sensitive topics such as this one to be covered in true Austenesque style, wit, and tact! Delightful!

  4. I was thinking of a passage in “The Darcys of Pemberley” when I wrote this segment.

    “Darcy certainly expected to find this aspect of married life rewarding. Elizabeth had been less confident going in, considering the warning hints and ambiguous information she received on the topic from her mother. Yet, resolving to keep an open mind, she had been gratified, and not a little surprised, to discover that her own extensive investigation into the matter reached such a happy conclusion.”


  5. Oh, so nicely written! Very Lizzy-sounding!

    Once again, I’m prompted to think, “Poor Charlotte!” It’s horrifying yet humorous that Lizzy and Jane should get such terrible advice, and thankfully both are sensible enough, and their husbands are sensible enough, that this will not actually be a problem for them.

  6. Ooh, Shannon, may we have some of Lizzy’s own extensive investigation into the matter? I bet Darcy is an excellent study partner. XD

    • Well, June, In “The Darcys of Pemberley” it is clear that there’s plenty of that sort of thing going on. But if you’re looking for graphic details, I’ve left those to your own imagination. I trust you will have fun filling in the blanks for yourself. 😉

  7. Having now read it twice it still brings a smile to think how Lizzy certainly is approaching it sanely. Sad that all those other ladies missed out on all the real joys.

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