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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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Dear Sharon, it is so good to know that your saga is doing on an on….
I can´t imagine that you´ll ever say: Well, this is the final sentence.
About your characters, as I´ve said some time ago, I love them all, but my favourite are William and Elizabeth. Nevertheless, all the other give so much to your saga, they make the world of the darcys complete.
And soon we will have another book from the Darcy universe!

Have a great weekend and take care of yourself!


Sharon Lathan

Thanks everyone. I have to say, as much as I adore Darcy and Lizzy, there are so many other characters I adore as much. I have been working on the synopsis of Georgiana’s novel for my editor (even tho it is not finished) and it was a wonderful diversion to immerse myself into her and the characters who surround her.

Great questions, Jenny! Richard is a confirmed bachelor…. or is he? 😉 Will Darcy finally get his chance to tease and torture his cousin? Stay tuned for future installments….. LOL!

Lord and Lady Matlock. I haven’t tried too hard to see them as someone famous since they have an image in my mind. I have been asked this before and always think of someone like Helen Mirren or Meryl Streep for Lady Matlock. Someone very regal and very beautiful. She is tall, elegant, curvy but thin, silvery blonde hair, and very striking even though she would be well into her 50s. A slightly older Natasha Richardson or Cate Blanchett, perhaps?

Lord Matlock is kind of the same. Not overly handsome but with a presence. A little like Anthony Hopkins or Ian McKellen or Christopher Plummer. Not that those men necessarily look alike, but they have the same aura as I see with Lord Matlock. Intimidating, but kind and will a faint humorous twinkle.

You know, I am not sure what Darcy’s favorite dish is! I know he loves lemon and hot chocolate. He appreciates standard as well as exotic cuisine. He detests mutton and isn’t fond of trout. Basically he is a man who just likes food and has a healthy appetite!

In general breakfast was served late, around 10 am, and was often a self-serve kind of thing. Not always, of course. Luncheon was maybe 2ish with tea time at 5. Dinner could be quite late. Typically 7-8pm, but if it was at a party or ball, it could be even later with food served continually well into the morning hours until nearly dawn.

And if anyone is fretful over Charlotte or Wickham or more of Lady Catherine – bear with me. The saga is not done!


When you list them all like this Sharon it is a true wonder how many extra characters you really do incorporate in your beautiful Saga. They all fit in so well its hard to imagine they haven’t been there all along!

Richard is a real favourite of mine. The relationship he has with Darcy is one of the highlights if the whole saga for me. I could listen to them talk all day! Clever funny cheeky you name it he’s got it. He is a perfect male companion and confidante for our dear Darcy.

Dr Darcy is another favourite his is eccentric very very funny and fatherly to our dear couple. They need him around. The story just wouldn’t be the same without him.

I love how you develop Georgiana’s personality. She is afterall an integral part of Darcy and Lizzy’s life. She can’t just blend into the background.She has become a beautiful young woman, serene, intelligent and very accomplished.

I have always been grateful that you gave Anne a voice and a life outside of Lady Catherine! She deserves it poor dear.

All the way through your Saga Sharon, you create such a history for each and everyone of the characters. You fill in all the gaps of their life past and present life and it all fits together like an amazing puzzle. Its no wonder your head would spin with all this perect detail about all your delightful characters.
Keep up the great work I LOVE it!
TSBO devotee


Once again it just shows what a good job you do!! You have thought out all the characters for the reader and, that is so fun!! I do love Richard and George, they are great guys!! Do you think you will ever have Richard marry?? She would have to be one cool cat! Also, I have been wondering what does Lord and Lady Matlock look like to you? I try to picture them but do not have a face. Can’t wait to see what you have in store for Samuel and Marguerite!!!
I was reading about Darcy’s birthday suprise the other night and wondered what did you think his favorite meal was? Is there a place on your site that talks about what they ate and when? They seem to eat breakfast like we do but, I am unsure about lunch and dinner. I am sorry that I am so full of questions today..I guess I am just putting off "The Christmas to do list" LOL!!!
I can’t thank you enough for giving me something so fun to escape to and give myself a little "me time"!!!!
Thank you again,


I love all the characters and how you bring them to life and the way Darcy and Lizzy enjoy them and are so easily part of the story line. They do not take over any chapter – you make them natural to the story – they are not forced in. I adored what you did with Mary and Anne de Bourgh- it was wonderful and unexpected. I know readers will love it and will what more of them. I cant wait for your novel to come out in January! and the next one after that!!

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