Mistaken Blurb


Fitzwilliam Darcy is a single man in possession of a good fortune, a broken heart, and tattered pride. Elizabeth Bennet is a young lady in possession of a superior wit, flawed judgement, and a growing list of unwanted suitors. With a tempestuous acquaintance, the merciless censure of each other’s character, and the unenviable distinction of a failed proposal behind them, they have parted ways on seemingly irreparable terms. Despairing of a felicitous resolution for themselves, they both attend with great energy to rekindling the courtship between Darcy’s friend Mr. Bingley and Elizabeth’s sister Jane.

Regrettably, people are predisposed to mistake one another, and rarely can two be so conveniently manoeuvred into love without some manner of misunderstanding arising. Jane, crossed in love once already, is wary of Bingley’s renewed attentions. Mistaking her guardedness for indifference, Bingley is drawn to Elizabeth’s livelier company; rapidly, the defects in their own characters become the least of the impediments to Darcy and Elizabeth’s happiness.

Debut author Jessie Lewis’s Mistaken invites us to laugh along with Elizabeth Bennet at the follies, nonsense, whims, and inconsistencies of characters both familiar and new in this witty and romantic take on Jane Austen’s beloved Pride and Prejudice.

8 thoughts on “Mistaken Blurb

    1. Thanks Elin! I’m so glad you enjoyed it. It’s nice to finally have it out in the big wide word for people to read. Really appreciate you dropping in to let me know you liked it.


  1. Hi Jessie, I’ve just left a 5 star review for your book on Amazon Australia. I LOVED your book! So incredibly funny and romantic. I’ve lost count of how many P&P vagaries I’ve read and this has to be one of my all time favourites. The way you portrayed the repartee and intimate moments of Lizzy and Darcy’s relationship was perfection. I also really like the portrayal of Jane and Bingley’s escapades. I’ve always found their characters a bit insipid, so their misadventures were a lot of fun to read. I can’t wait to read your next book, whatever that may be!

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    1. Thank you so much, Katie! It curls my toes to know you enjoyed it! It’s also great to hear that you enjoyed the challenges I put before Jane and Bingley. Not everybody likes to see those two tampered with, but I agree with you – it’s fun to test out ‘perfect’ characters to see what they’ll do when pushed. Thanks so much for your kind words 🙂


  2. JESSIE! I just now got a goodreads account so that I could leave a quick note telling you how thoroughly I loved your book. Insanely loved it. That scene where Lizzie morphs into a 5-year-old, skating on the mud, and laughs that silent laugh with tears down her face? Yeah. That was me reading Mistaken, so. many. times. I hope you write many more books and also that Tabitha finds me in this lifetime and we become the bestest of fwends. She was a riot. I have laughter bubbling up within me from just vague memories of some lines you’ve written but that I remember made me crack up.

    Goodreads has a cutoff for how long a “question” can be, so then I discovered your blog! I’ll be enjoying some of the vignettes now : D

    Thank you for your fantastic work. I didn’t want the book to end.

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    1. Wow, thanks so much for your kind words! I’m always delighted to discover it when people love Mistaken. I had so much joy writing it, it’s wonderful to know others are enjoying it as much as I did. That scene where Lizzy slides about in the mud laughing at Darcy is one of my favourites so I’m particularly glad you liked that one. 🙂
      Have fun reading the vignettes and hopefully there’ll be some updates here sometime about my current project too. Thanks again!


      1. Oh, sweet. Nice to know you have something in the pipeline!

        After finishing Mistaken, I had this bizarre wish to forget everything I’d just read so that I can enjoy it anew. Apparently that’s a tall order, but I’ve justified a few months’ wait, however, with disciplined application of a bad memory, and that just might do the trick 😉

        On a similar note, I had this same wish overtake me after finishing a very different set of books a few years ago. It’s the Six of Crows duology by Leigh Bardugo. I don’t know if a magical heist type of genre is on your radar at all, but the wit was astounding and the plot makes you feel stupid (me, anyway) because of the clever way everything was puzzled together. Fantastic character development also helped. The humor, though, is what made me think of you. So maybe check them out if you have the time : )

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