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Monday, August 13, 2018

Lunch Chat: A Less Agreeable Man by Maria Grace!

Join me for lunch, brunch or a snack while I chat about the Jane Austen continuation, A LESS AGREEABLE MAN!

See my reviews of books 1 & 2 here:

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A Less Agreeable Man, The Queen of Rosings Park, Pride and Prejudice, JAFF, Jane Austen, Jane Austen fanfiction, austenesque, Austen in August, retellings, continuations, book review, vlog
A Less Agreeable Man by Maria Grace
Retelling/Continuation, Historical Romance, 348 pages
Published August 31st 2017 by White Soup Press
Dull, plain and practical, Mary Bennet was the girl men always overlooked. Nobody thought she’d garner a second glance, much less a husband. But she did, and now she’s grateful to be engaged to Mr. Michaels, the steady, even tempered steward of Rosings Park. By all appearances, they are made for each other, serious, hard-working, and boring.

Michaels finds managing Rosings Park relatively straight forward, but he desperately needs a helpmeet like Mary, able to manage his employers: the once proud Lady Catherine de Bourgh who is descending into madness and her currently proud nephew and heir, Colonel Fitzwilliam, whose extravagant lifestyle has left him ill-equipped for economy and privation.

Colonel Fitzwilliam had faced cannon fire and sabers, taken a musket ball to the shoulder and another to the thigh, stood against Napoleon and lived to tell of it, but barking out orders and the point of his sword aren’t helping him save Rosings Park from financial ruin. Something must change quickly if he wants to salvage any of his inheritance. He needs help, but Michaels is tedious and Michaels’ fiancĂ©e, the opinionated Mary Bennet, is stubborn and not to be borne.

Apparently, quiet was not the same thing as meek, and reserved did not mean mild. The audacity of the woman, lecturing him on how he should manage his barmy aunt. The fact that she is usually right doesn’t help. Miss Bennet gets under his skin, growing worse by the day until he finds it very difficult to remember that she's engaged to another man.

Can order be restored to Rosings Park or will Lady Catherine’s madness ruin them all?

Final volume of The Queen of Rosings Park series

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  1. Enjoyed the video review. As much as I love Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy, I am happy to discover other stories where some of the other characters take center stage.

  2. Nice to see Mary get a chance to shine! No story for Kitty, though?

  3. I really enjoyed Mary's story and review of it.


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