#DarcyDays 2 with Jessie Lewis

Mistaken was released in September 2017. Learn more on Amazon.

 

Mistaken will go on a 24 hour sale just after Christmas. Stay tuned for details. Learn more about Jessie Lewis here.

 

24 Responses

  1. Jeannine
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    Very handsome man. I hadn’t seen this representation before, wonderful work by the artist.

    • Jessie
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      Thanks Jeannine 🙂

      I don’t think the artist intended it to be Darcy, but I love how this sketch sums up the brooding seriousness I associate with Darcy – with that penetrating stare too 😉

  2. Glynis
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    I have three images of Darcy. If I’m reading a regency story I picture either Colin or Matthew and for modern stories I picture Richard Armitage.
    I absolutely love both the 1995 and the 2005 versions of P&P and my favourite Darcy is the one I am watching at the time 😍.
    My vision of Richard as Darcy was inspired by Cat Gardiner’s Iceman in the Conscience series.
    I haven’t entered the giveaway because Amazon.com seem to have a new policy now of not downloading books to people outside of America? Well I’m in the UK and have missed out on two free books as they apparently are not available in my country due to publication rights.
    But thanks so much for the thought and good luck to anyone who is eligible and Merry Christmas.

    • Jessie
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      I love that your favourite TV/Movie Darcy is whichever one you’re watching at the time – great answer!

      Sorry you’ll miss out on the giveaway (I’ve experienced the same Amazon glitch, also being in the UK myself) but thanks for participating in the event!

      Merry Christmas to you too 🙂

  3. Linda Beutler
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    There’s an unrepentant insouciance to this pose that is quite irresistible!

    • Jessie
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      Darcy in his younger days maybe? Perhaps before his dad died, and he was burdened with so much responsibility. Still thoroughly intense but not quite so unbending.

      Sigh!

      Thank Linda 🙂

  4. Suzan Lauder
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    The drawing is a wonderful rendering of Mr. Darcy, Jessie, and how he looks when he considers Miss Elizabeth Bennet.

    • Jessie
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      Yes, absolutely, I imagine him staring at Elizabeth here. I’d love to know what he was thinking … 😉

      Thanks Suzan

  5. Maura
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    I love the sketch on the cover as well! The jacket in particular.

    • Jessie
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      One thing my Darcy must always have is impeccable dress sense. It’s a very subtle way of showing a lot about oneself without verbally boasting.

      Thank you Maura!

  6. Pam Hunter
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    I can very easily show you what “my” Mr. Darcy looks like. Just find a picture of Colin Firth in the 1995 version of P@P, and there’s my version!

    I do love that sketch version as well. Very nice!

    • Jessie
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      It’s so great that every reader can imagine their own “Darcy” when reading. I tried not to include too much physical description in Mistaken so as not to obtrude on that experience.

      Thanks for taking part in the event!

  7. Janet T
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    That is a good sketch, Jessie, and would represent Mr. Darcy well. As I said on Jan’s post, Colin First is and will always be Mr. Darcy to me. There are things I like about the 2005 movie and Matthew Macfadyen but still love Colin Firth the better of the two.

    Glynis, I’m with you on Richard Armitage as a modern Darcy and for the same reason. I could see him as the Iceman! sigh!

    • Jessie
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      Colin Firth’s portrayal of Darcy was certainly my favourite of all the performances I’ve seen on screen or stage. That said, he still didn’t quite nail the Darcy Austen created for me in my mind. I think that’s probably the same for most people really. But it’s great fun swapping notes!

      Thanks Janet. 🙂

  8. Jan Hahn
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    Jessie, your lovely description sells Darcy to me even without the yummy illustration! Well done.

    • Jessie
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      Thanks Jan. Darcy is so many things to so many different people, but I think we can all agree that whatever his incarnation, he’s swoon-worthy!

  9. Elin
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    Heartily agree with your assessment of Mr Darcy…
    Absolutely loved Mistaken too and especially your portait of Mr Darcy which is not strange as I can see we are of a similar mind when that gentleman is concerned.

    • Jessie
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      I’m so glad you enjoyed Mistaken! It’s wonderful when readers and author have the same vision of a character – it really makes a story come alive. Thank you! 🙂

  10. Meredith (Austenesque Reviews)
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    Love your description of Darcy, Jessie! Especially the hint of something ‘untamed’. Can’t wait to see what you do with him in Mistaken!

    • Jessie
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      Thank you, Meredith! Without his simmering passion, Darcy would be just a bit of a misery guts, but with it, he’s a powder keg waiting for the right woman (we all know who) to light the fuse!

  11. Dung
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    Love your description of Darcy! I totally agree. I’m can’t wait to read your debut novel.

    • Jessie
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      Ah, thanks so much, Dung! For all his literary ubiquitousness, Darcy’s character is still such a personal thing to everyone – it’s lovely to know Mistaken’s Darcy strikes a chord with other JAFF fans. I hope you enjoy reading about him 🙂

  12. Sheila L. Majczan
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    For me it is first of all Colin Firth but David Gandy and Jamie Dornan sure would make fine Darcys if the film were to be recast soon. I love when Colin/Darcy is sitting in the music room listening to his sister plan while Elizabeth turns the pages. That slight smile always gets me.

    • Jessie
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      I wonder if there is an actor, or indeed any man alive today who would have satisfied Austen’s idea of Mr Darcy? Wouldn’t it be great to be able to ask her what she thought of all the various performances! It’s fantastic watching actors try to interpret the character, intricate as it is. Thanks Sheila!