Coming Soon:The Trouble to Check Her

The Trouble to Check Her MEDIUM WEBI am thrilled to announce Mrs. Drummond’s School for Girls is now The Trouble to Check Her. Thanks to Rida for inspiring the new title!

I just got the cover back from my awesome designer, Jane Dixon-Smith and I couldn’t be happier. Launch date is March 30, but I hope to have preorders open before then. I’ll keep you posted on that. 

Here’s the back cover copy: 

Lydia Bennet faces the music…

Running off with Mr. Wickham was a great joke—until everything turned arsey-varsey.  That spoilsport Mr. Darcy caught them and packed Lydia off to a hideous boarding school for girls who had lost their virtue.

It would improve her character, he said.

Ridiculous, she said.

Mrs. Drummond, the school’s headmistress, has shocking expectations for the girls. They must share rooms, do chores, attend lessons, and engage in charitable work, no matter how well born they might be. She even forces them to wear mobcaps! Refusal could lead to finding themselves at the receiving end of Mrs. Drummond’s cane—if they were lucky. The unlucky ones could be dismissed and found a position … as a menial servant.

Everything and everyone at the school is uniformly horrid. Lydia hates them all, except possibly the music master, Mr. Amberson, who seems to have the oddest ideas about her. He might just understand her better than she understands herself.

Can she find a way to live up to his strange expectations, or will she spend the rest of her life as a scullery maid?


Thanks for sharing in this journey with me! Can you believe we’re nearly there?


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    • BeckyC on March 8, 2016 at 3:14 pm
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    So excited! Congratulations!

    • Catherine on March 8, 2016 at 3:40 pm
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    Wonderful — looking forward to buying the book version!

  1. The cover is gorgeous!! I can’t wait to see what troubles await Lydia!!

    • Deborah on March 8, 2016 at 7:08 pm
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    I am so looking forward to the release of this book!

    • Lauren K on March 9, 2016 at 12:26 pm
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    I followed along on your blog during the WIP for this story. I can’t wait to read it in its new form. The count down is on!

    • Agnes on March 10, 2016 at 12:01 am
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    Congratulations – this is wonderful news!

    • Carol on March 16, 2016 at 1:00 pm
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    Looking forward to this book. Congratulations.

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