By Jane Odiwe
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Lydia Bennet is the flirtatious, wild and free-wheeling youngest daughter. Her untamed expressiveness and vulnerability make her interesting to readers who'll love this innovative rendering of Lydia's existence after her marriage to the villainous George Wickham. Will she mature or flip sour? Can a lady like her relatively locate actual love?
In Lydia Bennet's tale we're taken again to Jane Austen's so much cherished novel, satisfaction and Prejudice, to a Regency international obvious via Lydia's eyes the place excitement and marriage are the single targets. however the highway to matrimony is fraught with problems or even while she is confident that she has met the fellow of her desires, issues come up. whilst Lydia is reunited with the Bennets, Bingleys, and Darcys for a grand ball at Netherfield Park, the stunning fact approximately her husband could reason the best scandal of all ...
"A breathtaking Regency romp!"-Diana Birchall, writer of Mrs. Darcy's Dilemma
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Additional resources for Lydia Bennet's Story
Her hopes of marriage may yet be doomed with the man she so clearly admires. I could not help but watch his progress down the street as he left me—oh, how many times will I have that pleasure left? I hastened on to Harriet’s, hoping that by some small chance, the report might have been a false one, only to have it confirmed and find my dear friend in a state betwixt excitement at the prospect of spending several weeks in Brighton and distress at leaving all her friends behind. She had the most wonderful idea to persuade papa to take a house for the summer and, although my mother and I have petitioned him with the details, he is adamant in his renouncement of any such plan.
It is always felicitous to meet with such handsome relations of one’s fellow officers, and indeed, the word handsome does you no credit. I had no idea Chamberlayne had such a beautiful sister. ” “It is too true, kind sir,” answered “Miss Lucy,” “I have, until recently, been much hidden away at home, but now I have come to Meryton I hope I shall be able to enjoy every society . . ” Denny simpered. ” “Lucy” cried, jumping up excitedly. “I could not wish for anything better; you may engage me for all of my dances,” she declared, forcing all observers to snigger behind hands and into handkerchiefs.
No sooner had we stepped through the French doors than the naughty man was begging to steal a kiss and, as I was thus constrained between a jagged wall and a rugged man, I was forced to surrender. Note to myself—will hereafter forbear kissing gentlemen with whiskers—they tickle too much! Mr Wooton is threatening to pay court and at the very least will call tomorrow. His eyes are too close together and he has damp palms, bad teeth, and breath reminiscent of a stableyard privy. No doubt he will bring Mr Blount for my poor sister, Kitty.
Lydia Bennet's Story by Jane Odiwe