My Debut novel



It is an opinion widely held, that a young lady lacking prospects must dream of defying expectations.

Mary Bennet does not dream of marriage, unlike her younger sister, Kitty, whose ambitions are to follow in the footsteps of their older sisters, Jane and Lizzy.

Mary’s hopes are simple – a roof over her head, music at the piano, a book in her hand and the freedom not to marry the first bachelor her mother can snare for her.

Mrs Bennet has other ideas and is determined to hear wedding bells for her girls. When a wealthy young man returns to his home near Meryton, Mrs Bennet is in her element.

Kitty is presented with tempting choices which could govern her future, whilst trying to resist old habits.

Mary discovers that things are not always what they seem and that happiness has a price. But by the time she realises that her perceptions might be false, could she have missed her chance at a future she had never imagined?