I read a survey recently that said over 72 % of Americans believe a supernatural power directs the events of their lives: that good or bad, it is all part of that supernatural power’s plan. The Greeks had their own set of Gods that they believed did just that too. They were called the three Fates: Clotho, Lachesis, and Atropos. They chose when someone was born, what major events happened in their life, and when and in what manner they were to die.
I read another survey said that 48% of Americans believe in ghosts with an overwhelming majority (78%) believing that there is life after death.
So with nearly equal amounts of people believing the events of their lives are designed by a supreme being also believing that they will live after of their bodies die – I got an idea. It was absolutely absurd and so unbelievable. At best, it was a stretch of the imagination. It was … it was absolutely perfect for literatures best couple. For what two persons were more fated for each other, more designed by destiny to be together than Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy?
When I thought about Lizzy and Darcy in Pride and Prejudice, I always thought that they were meant to be together. That theirs, being arguably one of the greatest love stories of all time, was fated from the beginning. Even when I first read the book I knew early on that this Mr. Darcy character, as grumpy-hot as he was, was planned for our heroine. Lizzy says herself that Darcy was “exactly the man who, in disposition and talents, would most suit her. His understanding and temper, though unlike her own, would have answered all her wishes.”
So they were fated to be together. What did that mean? Fate’s first definition is that of a noun (syn: providence, destiny, serendipity) but fate can also be defined as a verb - an action word. When defined as a verb, fate is listed as “being destined to happen, turn out, or act in a particular way.” Haunting Mr. Darcy: A Spirited Courtship is more than a ghost story, if you can call it that. It is about a love that is so strong that even before it can be formed, it has bonded two individuals because they were destined to happen, turn out, or act in a particular way - they were destined to fall in love. Darcy and Elizabeth, due to some misfortune are bound to each other until their happily ever can be righted. Elizabeth is a ghost haunting Mr. Darcy. (And hey, 78% of you believe that it’s possible.) They get a chance, through their spirited courtship, to learn to love properly. Once their destiny of love has been achieved, THEN are they able to know how to get Lizzy back to her more temporal state.
So whether or not you believe in a supernatural power, fate or destiny. Whether or not you believe in ghosts or like ghost stories… you can at least believe in happily-ever-afters. And believe me, Darcy and Lizzy will get theirs in this book.
Haunting Mr. Darcy
What happens to the happily ever after when the ever after has already happened?
A spirited courtship indeed! Jane Austen’s much adored Pride and Prejudice is transfigured in this regency adaptation. That fickle friend Fate intervenes when an unexpected event threatens the happily ever after of literature’s favorite love story. The gentlemen from Netherfield have left, winter is upon the land and after a horrifying carriage accident, Elizabeth Bennet finds her spirit transported as if by magic into Mr. Darcy’s London home. Paranormally tethered to the disagreeable man, it doesn’t help that he believes she is a phantasm of his love struck mind, not the real Elizabeth. Somehow they must learn to trust, learn to love and learn to bring Elizabeth back to her earthly form before it is too late.
About the Author
KaraLynne is an amazing mother who never makes mistakes, never gets upset with her children and never ever has a dirty house. Ever. She always has her dishes done and the floors spotless and dinner is always prepared and ready on time. Her kids are always clean, polite, respectful and loving, especially to each other. She never gets irritated with her husband when he doesn’t turn his socks right side out for the laundry and they always agree on everything. She delights in nothing else but to serve her family and never wants or needs time for herself. She takes great care to shower every day and put make up on so that she is always beautiful and presentable. She never wears her pajamas all day or for days in a row and she is the epitome of womanhood. Most of all, she has a great sense of humor and loves to write.
Falling for Mr. Darcy (2012) is KaraLynne’s first venture in to the world of book authorship. Bluebells in the Mourning (2013) came next and coming in the spring of 2014 is, Haunting Mr. Darcy: A Spirited Courtship. Although, admittedly a Darcy addict, she enjoys many things, such as: Mr. Knightly, Edmund Bertram, Captain Wentworth, Mr. Tilney and John Thornton. She is happily married to her own Mr. Darcy and together they share the insanity inducing responsibility of raising four children.