Thursday Three Hundred- Just to See Her Smile

My Music Monday post was the song "Just to See You Smile" by Tim McGraw. I've always wanted to give him a happy ending in that song so it's inspired this story. I actually think the song would go more naturally with Emma and Knightley but I got told with the Jane & Bingley story … Continue reading Thursday Three Hundred- Just to See Her Smile

The Secrets of Pemberley- Epilogue

Epilogue March 20, 1837 Twenty-five years later   “Mama, tell me you did not really wear that!” Beth Darcy giggled in the blue saloon of Pemberley. “Yes, the rules had not been updated yet,” Elizabeth laughed. “And I had your grandmother and your great aunt Catherine attempting to help me.” Darcy smiled from the doorway. … Continue reading The Secrets of Pemberley- Epilogue

The Secrets of Pemberley- Chapter Twenty-Five

Chapter Twenty-Five   “You see!” Stephen tapped the documents spread out on Darcy’s desk. Bingley and Gardiner had joined him, as well as his great-uncle Reginald, a judge. “Uncle,” Darcy turned to the elderly man. “Father’s will is clear, as is the law. Even if there is a question of my paternity, the union between … Continue reading The Secrets of Pemberley- Chapter Twenty-Five

The Secrets of Pemberley- Chapter Twenty-Four

Chapter Twenty-Four   As the days passed while the Gardiners stayed at Pemberley until their home was entirely put together, Darcy and Elizabeth continued their private morning walks. Mr. Gardiner had been so delighted with the news of their betrothal, he agreed to allow them as much privacy during daytime hours as they desired. Sometimes … Continue reading The Secrets of Pemberley- Chapter Twenty-Four

The Secrets of Pemberley- Chapter Twenty-Three

Chapter Twenty-Three   The following morning, Darcy awaited Elizabeth in the rose garden, a bouquet in hand. This is how he should have courted her at Rosings. Months of agony could have been avoided if only he had been open about his feelings and intentions. He looked over the garden wondering if some Darcy ancestor … Continue reading The Secrets of Pemberley- Chapter Twenty-Three

The Secrets of Pemberley- Chapter Twenty-Two

Chapter Twenty-Two   As Darcy finally greeted his guests and guided them through Pemberley after brief refreshments, he could not stop grinning. Elizabeth belonged here. She belonged at his side. He knew it more than he knew anything in the world. Now and then their eyes would meet, and she would blush. Hope swelled in … Continue reading The Secrets of Pemberley- Chapter Twenty-Two

The Secrets of Pemberley- Chapter Twenty-One

Chapter Twenty-One   Darcy finished his tea and set it aside. Dusk was slipping over Pemberley, and he could not resist the temptation to walk in the gardens. The roses were blooming, and he could think of Elizabeth. He had spent the last several weeks making changes at Pemberley. George Darcy had left the estate … Continue reading The Secrets of Pemberley- Chapter Twenty-One