Synopses & Reviews
Lydia was never the most upstanding of the Bennet sisters, but who ever said that moral rectitude was fun?
It is a shame, though, that Mr. Wickham turned out to be a disappointing husband in so many aspects, the most notable being his early demise on the battlefields of Waterloo. And so Lydia, still not yet twenty and full of enterprising spirit, is in urgent need of a wealthy replacement. In the meantime, she has no qualms about imposing on her sister Elizabeth's hospitality at Pemberly. After all, what is the point of having all that fine fortune if not to aid a poor, newly widowed younger sister?
While Lydia rattles around the continent from Paris to Venice and to the home of the disgraced Princess of Wales in Italy and back again to Darbyshire, you, dear reader, will be greatly diverted by the new adventures of Jane Austen's consummate and incorrigible anti-heroine, who never ceases to delight.
"In her debut novel, Burnett picks up the story of Lydia Bennet, Elizabeth’s frivolous and shallow sister in Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice. Between gambling, toying with a wealthy, married banker, and dalliances with a disreputable but charming highwayman, Lydia always lands on the wrong side of fortune. Burnett captures the essence of Lydia, and Austen fans will enjoy seeing her world from a new vantage point." Publishers Weekly
Picking up where Pride and Prejudice left off, this charmingly scandalous novel takes readers on a wild Regency romp with Lydia Bennet, who finds herself in dire need of a new husband . . .
About the Author
Jean Burnett studied at Exeter University and has a Masters degree from Cardiff, University of Wales. She has worked at the University of Bristol and has taught creative writing and written for a variety of agencies and magazines. Jean lives near Bath, England.