Celebration Day #5. My Favorite Quotes & more . . .

Celebration Day #5. My Favorite Quotes & more . . .

My week celebrating the publication of Darcy & Elizabeth: Hope of the Future has been super fun! Thanks to all for coming by. Tomorrow will be the last day to enter the GIVEAWAY for FIVE (5) copies of my novel. The deadline for the Rafflecopter form on the left sidebar is 11:45 pm, so be sure to enter! Winners will be announced on Monday.

 

Purchasing links for Darcy & Elizabeth: Hope of the Future. Get your copy NOW!

In the weeks ahead I will be hosted at several blogs, many with GIVEAWAYS in the offering. Naturally, I will share links and more information when the dates arrive, but here are the plans as I now have them set:

Thursday, August 24 at More Agreeably Engaged

Saturday, August 26 at My Love For Jane Austen

Monday, August 28 at Babblings of a Bookworm

Tuesday, August 29 at Diary of an Eccentric

 

 

As everyone who has read my novels knows, I am unabashedly sappy and romantic in how I write the relationship between Elizabeth and Darcy. I have been accused of being too flowery, saccharine sweet, using “purple prose” and similar criticisms, all of which I embrace and joyfully admit to. This is who I am as a writer and is what my most devoted readers like.

Therefore, I have no intention of changing! In my latest novel, since it is set during the more restrictive betrothal period, intimate moments are limited and the lovers have not quite reached the point of complete freedom in verbally expressing their feelings. Still, they manage to convey their sentiments a few times here and there. Following are some of my favorite quotes from the two hopeless romantics. Enjoy, and as always I would love to hear your thoughts!

Favorite Darcy & Elizabeth: Hope of the Future Quotes ~

“Do you not yet comprehend how deeply I love you?” This singular question, uttered with raw emotion, was alone adequate proof of how wrong I was to judge her feelings as being of a lesser intensity than mine. If I needed additional validation, her subsequent words—her endearment, her touch—were amply sufficient to lift the yoke from my shoulders. My dearest Elizabeth shall forever be my sufficiency. ~Mr. Darcy

She felt vibrantly alive—as if every moment of her life, prior to the day her betrothed kissed her for the first time had been drab and blurry. Now her vision was crisp, the colors vivid. In truth, all of her senses enhanced. A vital importance infused her being, an explicit reason to rise in the morning and anticipate the weeks, months, and years ahead with a previously unimaginable joy. ~Elizabeth Bennet

“I have no doubts we shall be marvelous together, in every way, and especially in our lovemaking, even from the very start. How could it not be perfect, beautiful, rapturous? Furthermore, when I stand before God and vow to love and cherish you forever, to be faithful only to you, I will mean it with all my soul. I will never, ever want anyone but you, Elizabeth. This you must believe.” ~Mr. Darcy

On the handful of occasions when he had relaxed his guard enough to touch her face, she readily recalled how his fingertips would sensuously brush over her skin from feature to feature, his passion-glazed eyes following and conveying without a single word his fervid attraction. His actions and expressions vivid in her mind, Lizzy lifted a hand to her face. Tracing a similar trail as he, she swept her fingers across her forehead, brows, nose, cheek, and then down to rest on her lips. Her mirrored image faded, shimmering into his form and his eyes hungrily, reverently staring back. ~Elizabeth Bennet

Years before meeting Elizabeth Bennet, one of the deepest desires of his heart was to stand in worship beside the woman he loved. It conjured images of more than Sunday services, such as the reading of banns, their wedding, and christening babies. Another item to check off his list of long-held dreams. At times, the promise of fulfilled dreams seemed like a dream itself. ~Mr. Darcy

“Some people are rather like a fine bottle of aged red wine. The cork must first be removed. The wine is then poured and allowed time to breathe. One must wait patiently for the aroma to rise and captivate those who wish to partake of its delights. The wine warms in the glass, aided by the touch of a hand, as the flavor softens and mellows. Slowly, gradually, the wine’s true essence is exposed.” She paused, adoring eyes locked onto Darcy’s. Concluding in a whisper, “Some people are structured so, and they are abundantly worth the wait.” ~Elizabeth Bennet

“The two shall become one flesh,” he read aloud, the words barely audible. Tears welled in his eyes, and further speaking was impossible. Gathering Elizabeth into his arms, he embraced her for a long while. He prayed the wild beating of his heart would convey his immense thankfulness for the gifts and her presence in his life. Though not yet wed to her, he already felt more complete than he ever had. ~Mr. Darcy

“Assess what you know to be true,” she said aloud to herself while trudging through a deserted field of yellowed, knee-high grasses. “William loves you. He is an honorable man, who is devoted to his family—a gentleman in the purest meaning of the word. He is kind and…he loves you.” ~Elizabeth Bennet

Placing their hands upon his chest, he bent for a chaste kiss on her lips. “I will be counting the days until I am again in your arms, Elizabeth,” he whispered against her mouth. Withdrawing, he peered earnestly into her eyes. “I am more bewitched by you than I was when I proposed. I love you, Elizabeth, with all my body, heart, and soul.” ~Mr. Darcy

 

 

Once again, a reminder of the fun “Name the Character Speaking?” quiz.
These are characters and quotes ONLY from Hope of the Future.
I know you Darcy Saga fanatics can figure it out!

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“Ooh la! Fancy Mrs. Darcy to have a fancy lady’s maid. Shall I wear the taffeta or the silk? The mink or the ermine? Oh! And what jewels shall I choose?”
“You really need to pay more attention to gossip. I have been back in Town for less than two weeks, spent half of that time running an errand for you to Pemberley, and still managed to get an earful. Maybe I should become a spy.”
“Obsession? Over Mr. Darcy? Absurd! I care not one whit for the man!”
“Oh, we have so much to talk about! I have known Fitzwilliam since he was born, you know? Just imagine the stories I have accumulated.”
“Indeed, Miss Bennet. Mr. Darcy always has tea this time of the day. And I am always the one to deliver it. An expectation he has undoubtedly grown weary of. Might I impose upon you to tend to the task for me? Just this once, of course.”
“You two want to make a grand entrance, do you not? Trust me,” he added, winking. “You two just concentrate on breathing. I can’t drag both of you down the aisle.”
“Be that as it may, he is no more a doctor than I am. That is the source of my disapproval. People should not claim to be what they are not, especially in exalting themselves to a station above what is divinely accorded.”
“A colonel, you say? Mr. Darcy’s cousin is a colonel? And he is coming to the wedding? Well, well. Would this officer and son of an earl be a bachelor by chance?”
“You practiced that whole speech, didn’t you? Quite persuasive. I am greatly impressed. You know, William, I have friends in Parliament who could easily get you a seat in the Commons. Interested?”
“I have never hosted a tea party all on my own and admit that doing so unnerves me. Why I initiated the idea is unfathomable! What if I spill hot tea on Miss Elizabeth? What if I drop a blob of jam onto Miss Bennet’s dress? What if I embarrass us by saying something inappropriate?"


QUIZ IS NOW CLOSED! Answers will be posted on the blog on Monday, August 21.

One Comment for Celebration Day #5. My Favorite Quotes & more . . .

  1. Oh goodness me, I have read the book but only know 7 of the answers ?. (Admittedly I struggle to remember my own name sometimes ??)
    I’m now reading the rest of the saga and am half way through Loving Mr Darcy. I love your writing style and the romance between Darcy and Elizabeth. I have mentioned it before but Mr & Mrs Fitzwilliam Darcy was the very first JAFF I read and started my obsession with this genre. So my gratitude is overflowing. Thank you again so much for writing such wonderful books. ?????

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