Will Mary Bennet find her happy ending under the reign of the Queen of Rosings Park?
Many of you have asked what happens to the other Bennet sisters after Elizabeth and Lydia find their happy endings in the Queen of Rosings Park series. It’s time to answer that question for Mary. Starting next week, I’ll be posting weekly chapters of her tale, The Heir of Rosings Park.
But first, a quick reminder of what has happened and where everyone stands.
Mr. Bennet is an excellent physician, but rather a terrible human being. He has had the patronage of Lady Catherine de Bough and served as her personal physician, to care for a seriously ill Anne de Bourgh. Elizabeth has been her father’s right hand, but their relationship is not a happy or healthy one. Darcy’s arrival at Rosings Park and his attraction to Elizabeth only complicate matters, forcing Lady Catherine to act to separate them.
Darcy’s tenacity and Elizabeth’s strength see them through to their happy ending, but Lady Catherine is not as fortunate. Anne does not survive her last bout of illness and Lady Catherine suffers a total breakdown. Colonel Fitzwilliam inherits Rosings Park and the Bennet family leave Rosings Park and take up residence at Matlock to serve as the personal physician to the Earl of Matlock.
Lydia attempts to elope with Wickham, but is stopped by Darcy. He sends her to Mrs. Drummond’s school for girls, an establishment designed to rehabilitate fallen girls and prepare them for the kind of life that awaits them. Though Lydia hates everything about the school, she is determined to use her charm to convince Mrs. Drummond–and Mr. Darcy–that she has changed and earn her release from the institution. But Mrs. Drummond is wise to the wiles of unrepentant young women and Lydia’s hopes are dashed.
A perceptive young music teacher though, sees something in Lydia that no one else has recognized. His quiet observations challenge her in a way nothing else has. She forges new friendships and finds her happy ending in a way no one could have predicted.
Mary is engaged to Mr. Michaels, the Rosings Park steward, a man selected by Darcy to help Fitzwilliam return the estate to solvency. When the Bennets leave Rosings Park, she remains at Rosings Park, ostensibly to assist her friend Charlotte Collins who is increasing, but also to fulfill Michaels’ desire to keep her away from her father.
And here we open, The Heir of Rosings Park.
Tune in next week for our first installment! Looking forward to your company on what looks to be another very interesting roller coaster ride.
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