When I first sat down to write The Darcys of Pemberley six and half years ago, I had no idea where it would lead me. I’ve since discovered that creating a sequel to a much-loved novel, such as Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice is quite an adventure – one filled with great delights … and some major challenges too ….
This is the opening of my guest blog spot for Maria Grazia, a Twitter friend in Italy, for her Jane Austen Book Club blog. Please follow this link to read the rest.
“Six years of separation and suffering might have been spared. It is a sort of pain, too, which is new to me. I have been used to the gratification of believing myself to earn every blessing that I enjoyed. I have valued myself on honourable toils and just rewards. Like other great men under reverses,” he added with a smile, “I must endeavour to subdue my mind to my fortune. I must learn to brook being happier tha I deserve.” (Cpt. Wentworth, Persuasion, ch. 23)