Snowbound at Hartfield, Chapter 4-Maria Grace — 21 Comments

  1. Oh I really loved this chapter! Yes, I think Elizabeth and the Colonel will suit admirably! From the few days together, they may even find more than friendship!

    Merry Christmas & Happy New Year Maria!

  2. You have done an admirable job here of bringing together two people many of us (the readers) might have shuddered at in our minds. Elizabeth has becomes much more of a realist in her views of society and even her father…while the Colonel has, first of all, decided he wants to marry but, secondly, taken a more practical view as to what is required. I do hope that they both can come to love as the most important arrangement in marriage! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, also.

  3. I am always happy to see the Colonel find a partner. He at least doesn’t beat around the bush like his cousin! Yes, we all would love to have our own Mr. Darcy, but my ideal is a Mr. Darcy with a large does of the Colonel in the mix. What a combination that would be!

    Great story! Cannot wait to read more.

  4. Maria,I just loved this chapter!

    To see the Col. and Elizabeth speak of such matters is revelatory!
    They now realise the derogatory manner in which society treats single people,so I’m hoping that a budding friendship will lead to love and matrimony.
    Thank you so much for this.

    Happy Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your readers.!

  5. We have to admire the Colonel and his forthrightness. I think that they would make a solid match, neither of them romantic but of a decidedly practical bent. Her father would delight in having the son of the Earl of Matlock as a son-in-law (such an improvement over Anne’s tanned and weathered captain!). And the Fitzwilliams would be glad just to marry the Colonel off!

    We shall see how their story progresses…. 🙂

    Thank you, Maria, for another wonderful chapter!! I have this book on my Kindle, but I haven’t read it for so long that I’ve forgotten the ending. So it’s rather like reading it for the first time!! (There are benefits to having a poor memory, LOL!)

    Wishing everyone a joyous Christmastide,
    Susanne 🙂

    • Actually, Susanne, you can’t have this on your kindle as I haven’t published it yet! LOL. I did the beginning as a mashup scene during our March Mash ups this year, but all the bits from Elizabeth Elliot’s POV and new and from here on out, none of the material has been posted. 😉
      Merry Christmas to you and yours!

  6. I hope Fitzwilliam ad Elizabeth find their HEA. Seem like a good match with enough pride to make Darcy’s pride seem laughable. Common sense they both have. Maybe not romantic now, but find love later. At least Elizabeth Elliott will be free of her father. Waiting for Bennet to put Sir Walter in his place with a set down that will probably fling right over his head. Darcy and Eliza will get it for sure and try not to laugh. Just love how besotted Darcy is! Next chapter, please.

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