The enthralling story of Pride and Prejudice’s middle sister, Mary Bennet—Pamela Mingle’s The Pursuit of Mary Bennet, available now online and at your nearest local new bookseller, is an enchanting sequel to the beloved classic by Jane Austen. For most of her life, Mary, the serious and unspoiled daughter of the Bennet family, has been overshadowed by her sisters—beautiful and confident Jane and Elizabeth, and flirtatious and lighthearted Lydia and Kitty. But with nearly all of her sisters married and gone from the household, awkward, unrefined Mary has blossomed into an attractive young woman with a quiet poise of her own.
When a very pregnant Lydia unexpectedly returns to the bennet home and scandalously announces she’s left Wickham, mary and katy are packed off to visit Jane and her husband, Charles Bingley, in Derbyshire. Yearning for the solitude of home, mary is dismayed to disover Bingley’s handsome and eligible friend henry Walsh everywhere she turns. Is his interest genuine or does she foolishly mistake friendliness for something more?
Pamela Mingle is the author of kissing Shakespeare, a time-travel romance for young adults set in Elizabethan England. She is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, Pikes Peak Writers, Romance Writers of America, and the Jane Austen Society of North America.