Snowbound at Hartfield, Chapter 5-Maria Grace — 10 Comments

  1. It’s a completely new thought for Elizabeth,to actually realise the prospect of the Col.loving her as Captain Wentworth loves Anne,is possibly attainable.

    The possibility of a love match is there for the taking,if such a thing as love can grow while snow bound,wothin such a short time frame.

    Mrs D. is understandably concerned about Elixabeth’s motivations,not I hope she sees that she’s not mercenary in her attempts to grasp a little happiness,freedom from her overbearing father and a chance to be a married matron,not a continuous burden as s single lady.

    Am loving this story and can’t wait to find out what happens!

    Thank you.

  2. So nice to see Elizabeth actually recognizing what an ass her father is! I am really enjoying her exchanges with Fitzwilliam. As written here, they do make a sweet couple. I’m very intrigued by the story so far and looking forward to the next posting.

  3. Well, we can’t blame Elizabeth Darcy for being protective of Richard Fitzwilliam. He is a dear man and both Darcys know women who pursue men for title, position or desperation. ED’s intentions are all the best.

    Thank you for this chapter.

  4. Please, please when will the whole book/novella be finished and ready? Get busy! Although I am sure writing may take time 😉 we are impatient.

  5. Either Cindy above is correct, or Elizabeth Darcy has become more like her husband than she expected. If she is trying to protect Elizabeth Elliot, that is understandable. Otherwise, mind your own beeswax!

  6. I’m with Mr. Caldwell on this one. Mrs. Darcy is overstepping here in speaking thus to Miss Elliot. It would be one thing if she just spoke of their care for the Colonel without actively questioning Miss Elliot, but I felt that Mrs. Darcy’s questions were rude, and I do not blame Miss Elliot for refusing to answer!

    (It’s quite awkward to discuss a dialogue between two Elizabeths; is it not?)

    Thank you for another wonderful excerpt, Maria!! I am so enjoying seeing into Elizabeth’s mind and heart in a much more compassionate manner than even Austen herself provided.

    Happy 5th Day of Christmas!

    Susanne 🙂

  7. Tears were pooling in my eyes on this chapter Maria. We all do deserve second chances and the Colonel definitely plans to go forward exactly as he said. Elizabeth is just having trust issues and now with Mrs. Darcy wanting to talk with her only made her go on the defensive. I think you have created some champions for Elizabeth! Looking forward to Tuesday!

  8. Oh, Elizabeth Darcy, you did put your foot in it! Did Darcy put her up to it or did she make that faux pax herself?
    Looking forward to the next portion!

  9. Yes, she has put her foot in it, although Miss Elliott is not giving her a chance to explain. She is so defensive, but with a father like hers….and being embarrassed already…

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