The Companion of his Future Life

COHFL_cover“On the whole, it is a very enjoyable read and the type of book that, when you reach the end, you wish it had been longer.”

“…read it and enjoy the ride!”

Help celebrate the launch of Jack Caldwell’s what-if and enter to win an eEditon. Just leave your name in the comments.

What if Mr. Collins had married Mary Bennet instead of Charlotte Lucas? Would that have changed anything in the events of the novel?

Find out in Jack’s post at Austen Variations

AV

25 thoughts on “The Companion of his Future Life

  1. Jennifer T says:

    The latest book sounds really good. I have only read one variation where Collins married Mary Bennet. :)

  2. Angela W says:

    It would have to change at least the point when Mr Darcy and Miss Bennet are at Rosings together. I don’t feel like Elizabeth would go out of her way to visit Mary and Mr Collins. Will be interesting to see how he re invents that part of the story!!

  3. Deborah says:

    I have enjoyed each of Jack’s previous booksand I’m looking forward to seeing how differently he will handle the ups and downs of Darcy’s and Elizabeth relationship and misunderstandings.

  4. Vesper Meikle says:

    I would want to know what happens to Charlotte – she deserves some happiness.
    I have read that both Lizzy and Jane visit the Parsonage in this version so maybe Darcy gets to see the error of his ways as far as Jane is concerned earlier and then …..

  5. Robyn says:

    I enjoyed Pemberley Ranch… Looking forward to reading the new one!

  6. Ceri says:

    I wonder how happy Mary and Mr Collins would be if they’d married? I can see Charlotte managing him in such a way that he wouldn’t realise that he was being managed but I’m not so sure about Mary.

    I’d love to enter your giveaway if it’s open outside the US :)

  7. Pam Hunter says:

    Interesting premise! It sounds like a P&P “what if” that could be very interesting….

  8. Kathy Sader says:

    I love all the possibilities. Mr. Collins and Mary seem a better match.

  9. Carole in Canada says:

    After reading Jack’s excerpt on his book, I do think there would be some changes/differences to the original P&P but not alot. Knowing that Jane and Elizabeth both go to visit Mary, still puts Elizabeth in the path of Mr. Darcy. However, there would be opportunities for Mr. Darcy to see how melancholy Jane is after Mr. Bingley has up and left Netherfield. His observations may make him feel different about his part in separating them. Which in turn, may make him look at the ‘bigger picture’ in a whole new light. Then possibly, his proposal may be more humble and loving…?

  10. Maggie D says:

    Loved Pemberly Ranch…would love to see what Mr. Cardwell has to offer in this story!!

  11. Agnes says:

    I’m glad another of Jack’s excellent books is published. I hope to reread it soon!

  12. Regina Silvia says:

    Always enjoy Jack Caldwell’s books–looking forward to reading this one soon!

  13. Loren says:

    What if Mr Collins have married Elizabeth and she flirt with Mr Darcy at Rosings? :P

  14. Jeffrey says:

    If it is anything like the 3 Colonels it will be a must-read. Love to read a romance by a male author. Any man that says that is ‘women-stuff’ will have to answer to the Cajun Cheesehead!

  15. WendyRoberts says:

    I love what-if books and I look forward to reading this one!

  16. Karen Field says:

    I would love to read this new book on my Kindle. I have enjoyed other books by Jack Caldwell. I have often wondered how things would have worked if Mary Bennet married Mr. Collins.

  17. Tresha Boone says:

    Sounds like a good book.

  18. Sharon says:

    Definitely not one I want to miss!
    TY for hosting and posting, Sally – appreciate the opps for another new variation !

  19. Theresa m says:

    What fun!

  20. Meaghan Robinson says:

    I have enjoyed all of Jack’s novels. Cannot wait to read this one, as well!!

  21. Brenda Wood says:

    Am I too late to enter? I’ve been wanting to read this one!

  22. Sagan says:

    I am looking forward to this one. Thanks for the giveaway.

  23. Mary Beth Dermody says:

    I’ve just discovered Jack Caldwell’s novels. He has a new fan…thanks to Abigail Reynolds & the others at Austen Variations.

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