Australian Women Writers Challenge Review- The Independence of Miss Mary Bennet

The Independence of Miss Mary Bennett takes up the story of the Bennet sisters some 20 years on from the events of Jane Austen’s classic novel Pride & Prejudice. It centres on Mary, the sister destined to be a spinster and tend to their obnoxious mother.

However after Mrs. Bennet’s demise Mary craves independence and through the influences  of editorial letters written by a mystery author, Argus, she embarks on an investigative adventure to discover the reasons for the social conditions of the age. While Mary is on this path certain developments lead her into danger when she meets Father Dominius and the Children of Jesus,  with surprising revelations…

The Independence of Miss Mary Bennet is very easy reading with the customary theme of leaving and the continuation of the lives of the Bennet family with romance being found no matter how late in life. It’s  funny, tragic and engaging at times with the ever present theme that every woman yearns to leave her mark upon the world.

Marie

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