Jun 242015

Mr. Darcy's RivalWhat if Another Nephew of Lady Catherine’s Came to Visit?

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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It is well known that Lady Catherine is “particularly attached” to her nephews, and according to her ladyship, they are just as attached to her. But what if this grouping of nephews included one more…a nephew from Sir Lewis de Bourgh’s side of the family, his sister’s son Matthew Rickland?

If such a nephew did exist, we can be sure that Lady Catherine would take a prodigious concern in all his affairs, give her superior council on many matters of his life, and demand his attendance at Rosings every so often. In this lovely new variation by Kara Louise we explore the possibility of Lady Catherine’s nephews coming to visit all at the very same time. What if Elizabeth met Mr. Rickland and found him handsome, charming, and amiable? What if Mr. Darcy arrived in Kent and found himself, not only staying a short distance away from Elizabeth Bennet, but residing under the same roof as someone who seems to greatly admire her? Let the battle begin… Continue reading »

Jun 222015


Interview with Matthew Rickland

The Scene:  While flying back from a little holiday for her husband’s birthday, Meredith Esparza begins reading the latest book from Kara Louise, one of her favorite authors.  Meredith is only a couple chapters in when weariness from her travels (and the early wake-up call for the plane) catch up with her and she gives in the need to take a nap.  While slumbering at thirty-thousand feet in the air, Meredith has a dream that she is in a lovely, but artificially manicured garden in England with a pleasant-looking gentleman (in Regency clothing) with smiling blue eyes.  As the gentleman approaches, Meredith realizes he looks just like the new original character described in Mr. Darcy’s Rival, the book she was enjoying moments before.  With a little uncertainty (and a lot of curiosity!) Meredith approaches the gentleman and strikes up a conversation with him!

This is a record of their conversation…

[blurry,wavy image and harp music]

Mr. Darcy's RivalMeredith: Good day, sir.  Are you by any chance, Lady Catherine’s nephew, Mr. Rickland?

Rickland: I most certainly am! (with a slight bow) But have we been introduced before? I fear my memory has lapsed if we have already met, for a gentleman always remembers a lovely face like yours.

Meredith: (after blushing a bit makes an attempt at a curtsey)  No, we have not met, but I am a little bit familiar with your character.  I understand you are Lady Catherine’s nephew on the de Bourgh side of the family.  (with a smile)  Would it be impertinent of me to ask how you like having Lady Catherine as an aunt?  Do you visit her often? Continue reading »

Jun 052015


Hello my dear friends!  Happy June! 🙂  I hope you are all enjoying a lovely week!  This Austenesque Agenda is coming to you while I’m in transit! 🙂  Yes, Mr. Bingley and I are going on a short holiday to celebrate his turning 30!!! 😀

Where are we going?  One of our favorite cities!  NYC!

It was my idea to celebrate his birthday by going to NYC – we love going to shows and we love eating…and NYC has the best of both of those! So I thought it would be fun to spend three days going to all the places he loves in NYC, discovering some new ones, and seeing some new shows.

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