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#pemberlittens #thewatsonsreadalong #theend Emma and Mr. Howard final get to talk about everything. She tells him about Penelope‘s lies, he tells her about Sis scandal and his delay in seeing her. The conversation ends in a proposal of marriage. My. Howard and Emma court where it is decide that Emma will start a school the poor children of the village. The book ends with Mr. Watsons marriage!

I am sorry for the delay in posting. I am

MicrobeMom Away with any good cell service and WiFi! I will post my overall book review next week when return. 2mo
sprainedbrain I didn‘t read a completed one, but I‘ve loved following you, and I‘m glad Emma ended up where I was hoping for her. ❤️ 2mo
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julieclair I totally enjoyed this book. I love a good happy ending! 2mo
BarkingMadRun I loved this ending, I was cheering for it the whole time! 2mo
Ruthiella It was a very satisfying ending! ❤️ 2mo
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#pemberlittens #thewatsonsreadalong #chapter27 So everyone rushes up to see Mr. Watson. He apologizes for not better providing for his daughters, but after finding out Elizabeth is to marry and Emma has 1500 lbs, he makes them aware that he is not dying. He has just been depressed? ! And wants to marry Mrs. Ellingham which he can now do! 🤷‍♀️ whaaa….

Yes for some reason I kept picturing Mr. Watson as Olivander.

Ruthiella This was a rather surprising turn of events! 2mo
julieclair This was totally unexpected! So, he really isn‘t sick at all? It‘s depression, but the prospect of marrying has cured it? Wow! 2mo
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#pemberlitten #thewatsonsreadalong #chapter26 Ok, so I finished this morning, but I will only post one chapter a day! So Elizabeth returns with the glow of an engaged woman. She and Emma catch up on all she has missed. She encourages Emma to rethink becoming a governess when Mr. Howard shows up with a letter from his sister recommending Emma. Elizabeth goes to visit Mr Watson and Emma and Mr. Howard talk of her plans. Elizabeth returns in👇👇

MicrobeMom A rush insist that Mr. Watson wants to see Mr. Howard and he is quite upset. They all rush upstairs. 2mo
BarkingMadRun I finished last week, I couldn‘t stop reading! Poor Mr Watson! 2mo
Ruthiella I‘ve also already finished. I had to know! 😆 2mo
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#pemberlittens #thewatsonsreadalong #chapter25 It is getting very hard not to just finish this book.

Elizabeth is due to return in 2 days when Emma gets a detailed letter. Elizabeth no longer wants to marry anyone but Mr. Shaw. She tells him he has ruined her for the other men. He is shocked and then proposes. She accepts. Everyone is shocked. When the couple returns from Vienna, there will be a home for Emma.

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#pemberlittens #thewatsonsreadalong #chapter24 Emma finally received her letter from Aunt O‘Brien. The aunt is appalled with Emma‘s plan to become a governess. She talked her in-debt Captain husband into giving Emma 1500 from her estate which comes to about 50 a year. This is not enough for Emma to live on but it is something. The Aunt offers to help Emma become a ladies companion which she quickly rejects. There is hope for Emma.

Ruthiella Reading the Lucy Worsley book about Austen‘s life really made me realize how important that little bit of an independent income could be to an unmarried woman! 2mo
julieclair Emma must feel so relieved. At least now she has some options. But I am still very disappointed in her aunt, who really should have taken better care of Emma financially when she decided to marry again. (edited) 2mo
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#pemberlittens #thewatsonsreadalong #chapter22 Sorry for the delayed post! I was traveling yesterday. Mr. Watson is dying and things are very depressing at Stanton. Elizabeth has not returned, and Emma‘s aunt has not replied to her letter. Margaret continues to spread gossip about Mr. Howard and Lady Osborne. Mr. Tomlinson keeps inflaming the drama with his sermons. Emma decides to show kindness and visit Mrs. Blake‘s. She also 👇👇

MicrobeMom Write a letter to Mr. Howard giving her support and her Southern Hemisphere star map. Emma is a true gem! 2mo
BarkingMadRun I love Emma! Poor Mr Watson! And the gossip is crazy, I still refuse to believe it! 2mo
julieclair Emma is a wonderful role model. Despite her personal worries and sadness, she remains kind to others. 2mo
MoonWitch94 Emma 😍 2mo
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#pemberlittens #thewatsonsreadalong #chapter21 Most of the chapter is devoted to a letter from Elizabeth. Mr. Shaw is on the mend and more tame since his stabbing. He and Elizabeth spend many hours talking , and they clearly love each other. But she and Emma do not believe he will marry. Penelope is distressed by her delay to Bath because of Mr. Shaw‘s assault. She is the worst! But now they will be on there way soon which means Elizabeth 👇

MicrobeMom needs land a husband soon and doesn‘t know which of her 2 suitors it will be. 2mo
Ruthiella Yes! That was pretty clear to me back when they met! 😂 2mo
julieclair It‘s adorable that Elizabeth is so clueless to the fact that she loves Mr. Shaw! And also so weird that she doesn‘t seem to care which one of the other 2 suitors proposes to her, just as long as she is engaged before leaving Chichester. Things were so very different back then. 2mo
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#pemberlittens #thewatsonsreadalong #chapter20 Mrs. Blake comes to visit. She is sweet and compassionate and agrees to write Emma a governess recommendation. Margaret returns home with some juicy gossip. Everyone thinks Mr. Howard and Lady Osborne are lovers because she saw them embrace at night! 🙄 Margaret visited 6 houses before returning home and told them all. Mr. Tomlinson gives a sermon proclaiming the evils of Mr. Howard and Lady👇👇

MicrobeMom Osborne. Emma finds him despicable but is depressed and feels used. She is anxiously awaiting the letter from her aunt. 2mo
BarkingMadRun I just can‘t believe that Mr Howard would do something so out of character! I hope I‘m right! Poor Emma! 2mo
julieclair Ugh. Margaret. Going out of her way to spread malicious gossip. And I agree with @BarkingMadRun , this is so out of character for Mr. Howard. I refuse to believe it. 2mo
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#pemberlittens #thewatsonsreadalong #chapter19 Emma spent a quiet Christmas with her dad. A huge storm hits limiting travel and the post. When the post does arrive she receives a long letter from Elizabeth describing her three suitors: one is ugly, one is boring, and one is Mr. Shaw. More shockingly we learn if Mr.Howard‘s reaction to Emma is because of Penelope spreading lies. Penelope‘s told him at the hunting breakfast that Elizabeth 👇👇

MicrobeMom Was leading him but was really only interested in Lord Osborne and that she told her sisters all his secrets. Emma is very hurt and angry. But Elizabeth is determined to be married and support Emma. The next day another letter arrives saying that Mr. Shaw has been stabbed and is near death. She must extend her stay. 2mo
BarkingMadRun This chapter made me so angry! Her sister is awful! Poor Emma! I love how Elizabeth wants to take care of her, at least she has one nice sister! 2mo
Ruthiella @BarkingMadRun I know! Thank goodness for Elizabeth! 2mo
julieclair I cannot believe how awful Penelope was. Poor Emma. As for Elizabeth, surely she will nurse Mr. Shaw back to health, and they will fall in love! 😍 (edited) 2mo
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#pemberlittens #thewatsonsreadalong #chapter18. Margaret is useless and not helping Emma care for their father. She is making plans to stay with friend over Christmas and justifies leaving Emma alone in that it will save the household money. Mr. Tomlinson visits spreading the word that his sermon vilifying female authors has been published. Emma‘s father is in dire straights. He is is very poor and the doctor suggests that he is near the end👇

MicrobeMom Mr. Tomlinson returns the next day to see if Emma has read the article and she is initially annoyed. But when he suggests she should teach about the evils of women writers, Emma has her own thoughts. She will become a governess to ease the burden on her family, and she sets her plan in motion. 2mo
julieclair I am proud of her for taking control of her own life, even though it means a lowering of her social rank. How strange to think that becoming a governess will disappoint her friends and family, but they would have been totally fine with her marrying a man she did not love. 2mo
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