P&P: Behind the Scenes – Mrs Bennet Consoles Jane — 8 Comments

  1. Beautifully written. I can see Mrs. Bennett trying to blame Jane. She is blind to everyone else’s faults, especially the youngest girls’. I’m glad Lizzie stayed with Jane.

  2. Yes, Lizzy definitely has the right of it: the rest of the Bennet family is to blame for Darcy and the Bingley sisters’ removal of Mr. Bingley from Netherfield. But, as all of us are, Mrs. Bennet is blind to her part in Jane’s disappointed hopes.

    Wonderful vignette, Kara! Thank you!! 🙂

    Susanne 🙂

    BTW, I just finished reading Darcy’s Voyage and I **loved** it! I’ve just started reading Jo Baker’s Longbourn, but I keep picking up Darcy’s Voyage to re-read instead, LOL! 🙂 I wrote a rather glowing review on Goodreads & Amazon. 😀 It’s up there in my Top Five Fave P&P Variations! 🙂

    • Thanks, Susanne! Glad you enjoyed it and I’m so glad you enjoyed Darcy’s Voyage enough to re-read it right after finishing it (and to have it in your Top 5!). Delighted!

    • I LOVE the scene in that book in which Elizabeth arrives at Longbourn not knowing Darcy is there and then the scene in which Jane is expounding on how Elizabeth always has said that a stranger she met during a mail coach ride was “Mr. Right”. I have re-read those scenes many times.

      • Thanks, Sheila. It was so much fun to write. I have to confess when I first read this I thought it was referring to this missing scene and not “Darcy’s Voyage.” 🙂 Needless to say it too me a moment.

  3. I agree with Susanne’s remarks. Mrs. Bennet has to find someone to blame but never looks inward! So glad Elizabeth stayed but now the seed of doubt has been planted in poor Jane’s mind and she will, of course, only blame herself.

    Thank you for this chapter.

    • I think Elizabeth knows her mother well enough to know her effort at consoling Jane would not go as one would hope. 🙂 Thanks, Sheila!

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