First There is Love

First There is Love

“The very first moment I beheld him, my heart was irrevocably gone.”

Indeed. Another Jane Austen quote that warms my heart. It has also inspired a new book bundle release plus a new story.

The new book bundle is titled, First There is Love. It is a first in series limited edition featuring A Lasting Love Affair (A Darcy and Elizabeth Love Affair, Book One), Lady Elizabeth (Pride and Prejudice Everything Will Change Book One), and A Tender Moment – three of my all-time favorite book babies.

While selecting the stories for the collection, I couldn’t help but think of the moment I first beheld my favorite book hero, Mr. Darcy, and the moment my heart was irrevocably gone. To know me is to know my first exposure to Pride and Prejudice was the 2005 film. What a life-changing event that proved to be.

Regarding the film, I was in the middle before I knew I was in love with Mr. Darcy. Indeed, I can fix on the spot and the look. It happened when he appeared in Lady Catherine’s drawing-room.

As for my real-life Mr. Darcy, I cannot fix on the hour, but I will always remember the spot, the look, and the words which laid the foundation. I first beheld him when I was twelve.  I began dating him at age seventeen. We married eight years later on June 30th.

Happy Anniversary to me!

What say you? Be it Jane Austen’s beloved hero or your very own, when did you first fall in love with Mr. Darcy?


 Giveaway Time!


Comment for a chance to win an eBook edition of my newest book bundle: First There is Love.

Already own all the stories in the collection? This brings me to the next piece of exciting news. Many Jane Austen fan fiction readers who read and enjoyed A Tender Moment longed for more of the story. At long last, a sequel is coming in Autumn 2017. It’s titled, Irrevocably Gone.

One person will win an eBook of either First There is Love or Irrevocably Gone; winner’s choice.

Giveaway contest ends on Wednesday, July 5, 2017.

95 Responses to First There is Love

  1. I love your books and have them all, both in ebook and audiobook format, and others in paperback. Looking forward to your newest, Irrevocably Gone. I am eagerly anticipating reading it.

  2. Hi Pam! I hope your anniversary was everything you dreamed it would be!

    I fell in love with Mr. Darcy (Colin Firth) the first time I saw the BBC presentation of P&P, and am on my second copy of it! I also saw the 2005 version several times. As many times as I watched P&P, and other Jane Austen DVDs, I only discovered JAFF about 4 years ago! Yours was the first JAFF book that I bought, and you remain my favorite JAFF author. I have a dozen of your books, including those in the “First There Is Love” bundle. I am, however, looking forward to reading ” Irrevocably Gone”.

    • Thank you, Barbara. I’m honored by your kind words. Thanks so much for reading and enjoying my stories. I hope you’ll love “Irrevocably Gone” just as much.

  3. I am a Colin Firth lover, as, like you, my introduction to Jane Austen’s works was a movie, the 1995 P&P movie and I can’t get enough of her stories or Darcy and Elizabeth in particular! I have read so many JAFF stories now that I have to look them up on Amazon or Goodreads to check some which are not recent reads. I would love to have one more to read. I do take time to review every story (now in my retirement), even the unpublished ones, if allowed by the author so it helps me to then remember each story. Some stand out and have been reread. I just checked and I have read 15 of yours…well, one is on audio. I have reviewed most but have 1 or 2 to still post as I read them long ago and need to reread…long ago…as before I retired and began posting reviews. Thanks for sharing about this new book bundle.

    • It’s my pleasure, Sheila. Thanks for reading and enjoying so many of my stories. On behalf of so many fellow JAFF authors, thank you for your reviews.

  4. I don’t really remember when I fall in love with Mr Darcy. Maybe it was during watching the BBC P&P mini-series with Colin Firth.

    Happy wedding anniversary to you, Pam! And thanks for the giveaway.

  5. Don’t have the First There is Love Bundle! Would love to own a copy! Thanks for the give away!

  6. I loved Mr Darcy when I read Pride and Predjudice. He was cold at first but then soo sweet with Lizzie. I love reading the variations too. They present an interesting take on the Pride and Predjudice story too.

  7. Happy anniversary and happy birthday to me on July 7th I first fell in love with Mr. Darcy when I read the novel by Jane Austen and he declared to Miss Bingley his admiration for Miss Elizabeth Bennet’s eyes. I fell head over heels over Mr. Darcy When I first saw the 1995 BBC version of Pride and Prejudice.

  8. Happy Anniversary! I first fell in love with Mr. Darcy when I first read Pride and Prejudice over forty years ago but after seeing Greer Garson and Laurence Olivier in the original re-release of Pride and Prejudice cinched it. I can’t tell you how many people I have converted to Jane Austen fans over the years but every time I see one of those people again it’s all we can talk about. I can’t get enough of the Jane Austen fan fiction stories.

  9. Happy Anniversay. I got hooked on Mr. Darcy after watching the 2005 movie. Looking forward to reading your new release

  10. Happy Anniversary!

    I fell in love with Mr Darcy about 18 years ago when I first saw the BBC version of Pride & Prejudice.

    I met my Mr Darcy when we were teenagers, 31 years ago, in a convenience store. My mother kept telling me I had to go in there to meet the really cute guy that worked there. One morning she was driving me to school & made me go in & buy her a pack of cigarettes. I went in there several times a week just to flirt with him. A few months later he began making deliveries for a local pharmacy to the nursing home where I worked as a nurses aide. One day I overheard 2 co-workers talking about him. They were arguing over which of them was going to ask him out. Finally they agreed Michelle was going to ask him out. That made my heart sink. (Michelle was a very pretty girl.) Well, I already had 7 months of flirting invested in this guy & I wasn’t about to let either of them to swoop in & “steal” him from me. So the next time Don came in with a delivery I was working up on the floor with the ambulatory patients. Most of which were down in the cafeteria having dinner with the nurse. The few remaining patients were all eating their dinners in their rooms. So I pushed the emergency stop button on the elevator & refused to let him leave; took the flirting up a few notches & tried hinting that he should ask me out. (I was really shy back then.) To this day my husband still can NOT take a hint. After about a half hour I realized it was now or never & I asked him out. We had our first date the following night. We married 9.5 years later on Leap Year Day. And we have been happily married for 21 years.

  11. I wait for your book bundled editions even though I own the individual titles. Just cannot get enough of your stories. Happy Anniversary.

  12. I cannot remember the hour or the day, I truly was in the middle before I knew it was love, but if I had to give a time I would have to say it was the first time I saw him and he gave me that crooked smile . I knew I was lost. We had thirty four wonderful years together and he remains my Mr.Darcy. I would love to read Irrevocably Gone.

  13. I would also like to take the time to congratulate you on your anniversary. My husband and I celebrated 44 years this past June 9th. I’m sorry to say that he has been recently diagnosed with prostate cancer , along with the pastor.
    I recently purchased “First There Is Love”. I already own Lady Elizabeth, but I thought the price was cheaper for the other two.
    Reading helps keep my mind occupied, so I’m reading even in my sleep. I let the kindle read to me all night.
    I’m a great fan of yours, and I wish you the very best.

    • Thanks for your kind wishes, Norma. Belated Happy Anniversary wishes to you as well. I pray the two of you will celebrate many, many more in the years to come.

  14. Once over a 3 year period I made 60 baby quilts. I always turned on my Colin Firth version of P&P and had it going for long sessions of tying quilts. I never get enough of Mr. Darcy…

  15. Happy anniversary to you,!

    Like you, I fell in love with Mr. Darcy in the 2005 film version of Pride and Prejudice. I have watched this movie more than a thousand times (I am exaggerating just a little bit) and never tire of it. I have it on DVD, have it on my phone, my laptop and my tablet as well. I have well over two hundred books of Pride and Prejudice variations, both modern and classic, and you have become one of my favorites.

    I met my own Mr. Darcy in 1979 at a church service. We were drawn to each other immediately. We were friends for 4 years, boyfriend-girlfriend for 5 years and got married on January 21,1989. After 28 years, he remains my Mr. Darcy, he is my forever.

    I already have the First There is Love bundle so I am looking forward to reading Irrevicably Gone.

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