Sunday, September 9, 2012
A Match For Mary Bennet by Eucharista Ward
A Match for Mary Bennet moves all the characters on through their lives from Pride and Prejudice, no one is forgotten and all are fairly well thought through. New characters introduced are in keeping.
The author seems to have empathy for Mary, but, I felt quite a strong agenda on the authors part, I have the feeling that she is a strongly christian lady herself and seems to feel the need to absolve some of Jane Austen’s less attractive characters from their bad reputations and rude behavior. Obviously a strong christian theme is in keeping with the Miss Mary Bennet we know and Jane Austen’s background makes it possible that she might have come up with a similar plot for her characters.
I feel that a little less preaching and a little more excitement would have been better and some of the plot lines after meandering through the story seem rushed at the end to an unfulfilling conclusion.
This does not stop this being well worth reading a a true sequel that does add to the lives of our cherished friends bringing them well rounded families and forgiveness, and just a few still allowed to be irredeemable to the very last.