A Matter of Honor, Chapter 4 — 12 Comments

  1. So enticing a chapter. Can hardly wait until next week!! Leave it to Collins to muck everything up and Bennet to be coward!

    • Thanks, Hollis! Yes, Collins is definitely part of the problem, but Mr. Bennet has particular reason to be intimidated this time. Much more to learn on that front as the story goes on!

  2. Well, I plan to pre-order the book, and I like the fact that you have them communicating sooner rather than later. Poor Jasper is caught between them. I hope it doesn’t take too long for Elizabeth to tell Darcy the truth. I also wonder what threats he could have made to force Elizabeth from her family? Surely he can’t force the Bennet ‘s from their home. Why must Mr. Bennet be so lazy?

    • I wish it were as easy for Elizabeth as simply telling Darcy what the problem is, but unfortunately that isn’t one of her choices, because the trap she is in was very carefully baited, and losing Longbourn is the least of her worries. She’s in a really serious dilemma.

  3. Serious dilemma? Elizabeth? Oh heavens, I can’t wait to read this book! I can only assume the trap was baited by Lady Catherine? Goodness knows what it is but I truly hope Darcy manages to discover it and thwart it sooner rather than later. However I feel this may be a forlorn hope 😢.
    At the very least I hope Mr Collins gets his comeuppance for being involved AND for obviously relishing it!
    I’m not an angst lover but when a book grips me I cope by reminding myself that Darcy and Elizabeth have to end up together and the hope that they come to an understanding well before the end of the book 😉

    • I can’t deny that there’s some serious angst, but I can promise you a happy ending for Darcy & Elizabeth, not to mention Jasper, Georgiana, Duncan, Colonel Fitzwilliam, Mrs. McLean, Clan MacLaren… actually, I rather outdid myself in providing a ton of happy endings in this book! 😉

  4. I just read all four preview chapters and . . . wow, what an intriguing story idea! I so want to find out what Darcy’s family has done to keep them apart (and who “Darcy’s family” refers to specifically), as well as what Collins threatened and why it was so believable and why the rumors only started a month *after* Elizabeth left and . . . there’s so much to ponder here! I just pre-ordered it, and I can’t wait to read the rest!

  5. I resisted chapters 1-3, but succumbed to temptation and read #4. I am focusing on a very minor detail in Ch. 4: the sentence fragment, “Elizabeth wound the remaining thread on the spool….” When my Grandmother had to lengthen a dress for me, she removed the thread that had been used for the initial hem and re-used it for my new hem. Her sewing box had bits of thread wound on papers that wee being saved for future use. Was Elizabeth putting the thread that was extra when she knotted the thread at the end of her seam or was she simply neatening the thread that was still on the spool? I know you pay attention to how things were done in 1812, but does that extend to learning the economy of seamstresses?

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