A Universally Acknowledged Truth

Sharon Lathan

Sharon Lathan is the best-selling author of The Darcy Saga, a ten-volume sequel series to Jane Austen’s Pride & Prejudice.

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Thanks for sharing that, Vee. I never knew this part of your story! Of course I am very happy you found your proper mate rather than settling for what dear Mama would have wanted. 🙂

LOL May! Yes, I do sympathize with Mrs. Bennet to a degree, but she is still ridiculous and very fun to write that way! Darcy, like many husbands on down through the ages, learns to tolerate their parents-in-law. Either that or they suffer the wrath of the wife!


Dear sharon, Vee and May!

I do love Sharon´s blogs and I love to read the comments of all the great people here.
I don´t know where you are all right now or how your daily lives are, but somehow we are connected and i totally agree with the kind words you just wrote.

Mrs. Bennet my be a little bit silly, but I prefer the Mrs. Bennet of the movie. There she shows her concern and love for her daughters much more than in the Tv series.

Lots of love to everyone in the Darcy Universe!



Thanks May you’re so sweet. I lOVE your mention of Mrs Bennet’s comments about Mr Darcy "within earshot". I always cringed and laughed at the same time when these parts happened hahaha. Sharon sure does give all the characters wonderful redeeming characteristics even good old Mrs Bennet.

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Vee I was so touched by your story! You are our present day Lizzie. How lovely it is to see you and Sharon empathising with Mrs Bennet, yes I know she drives everyone mad, none more so than Darcy but she is frantic to hold onto her home and her lifestyle. I love Mrs Bennet, she had a very hard time of it. I also think it is hilarious that the disparaging remarks she makes about Darcy are always said within his earshot, making him madder than ever at her, it makes me LOL! I bet when they were married and Lizzie would announce that her mother was coming to stay, Darcy would cringe inwardly. However I bet he grew to love her silliness, perhaps even cracking a smile on that enigmatic face at her sometimes blatant stupidity.

Lovely post Vee and a touching tribute to your wonderful mother.


Yes I totally agree Sharon. For both Lizzy & Mrs Bennet they could not possibly have had a better outcome.
Wow where to start. I can totally relate to Lizzy! I can understand where Mrs Bennet’s attitude stems from too. Goodness knows I am not complaining about my life but my Mum bless her is in a very small way a little like Mrs Bennet in that with her ethnic 50’s upbringing, men ruled and my Mum’s aim in life was to be well married and her children, especially me the daughter, married off before I became an old spinster and no one would want me! haha
My mum was not as well educated or travelled as my Dad just like Mrs Bennet so what she does extremely well is take care of her family and make sure everyone is well fed and safe and secure in family life and loved of course.
And so comes my relating to Lizzy. My Mum tried to marry me off or "suggest" a few partners known to family etc etc. Growing up in a free society and having two wonderful brothers support I refused to settle for a nice married life, kinda like Lizzy I guess. I DID however want to marry and have my own family and I was lucky enough to fulfill that dream. And my Mum was not as frantic as poor Mrs Bennet when I chose not to marry the other ones.
Haha I think I have always realised that Lizzy shows the kinda spunk I like to see in all women. A great inspiration in that regard.

A novel can capture so much more than real life. We all look for more in our day to day lives no matter how good we have it. So for that reason I fell in love with Darcy and especially your novels Sharon. Because after all the hard work of landing Mr oh so Right Darcy I really and truly wanted Lizzy to have it all in her married life with him and you are the one thats gives them what I see as a beautiful passionate fulfilling life. You make me believe they are true soulmates, something I wanted and dreamed for my all time favourites!
Thank you.
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