Review! Mistaking Her Character by Maria Grace

Review!  Mistaking Her Character by Maria Grace

Review!  Mistaking Her Character by Maria GraceMistaking Her Character by Maria Grace
Series: The Queen of Rosings Park # 1
Also by this author: The Dracy Brothers, The Trouble to Check Her
Published by White Soup Press on May 28, 2015
Genres: Austenesque, Romance
Pages: 380 pages
Format: eARC
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Lady Catherine de Bourgh is prepared to be very generous when it comes to medical care for her sickly daughter, Anne – generous enough to lure noted physician Dr. Thomas Bennet to give up his London practice and move his family to Rosings Park. But his good income comes with a price: complete dependence on his demanding patroness’s every whim.     Now the Bennet family is trapped, reliant on Lady Catherine for their survival. Their patroness controls every aspect of the Bennet household, from the shelves in the closet to the selection of suitors for the five Bennet daughters. Now she has chosen a husband for headstrong Elizabeth Bennet– Mr. George Wickham.   But Lady Catherine’s nephew, Fitzwilliam Darcy, is not so sure about his aunt’s choice. He is fascinated by the compassionate Elizabeth who seems to effortlessly understand everyone around her, including him. Lady Catherine has other plans for Darcy, though, and she forbids Elizabeth to even speak to him.   As Anne’s health takes a turn for the worse, Darcy and Elizabeth are thrown together as Dr. Bennet struggles to save Anne’s life. Darcy can no longer deny the truth – he is in love with Elizabeth Bennet. But Lady Catherine will do anything to stop Darcy from marrying her – even if it means Elizabeth will lose everything she loves.

Sweet Regency Romance


Maria Grace gives us a very interesting variation of Pride & Prejudice in her new book Mistaking Her Character.  One that gives us a different picture of The Bennets we know and love. I think it is quite gutsy and admirable when an author decides to change the dynamics between characters and turn them into something vastly different from what we are used to. Ms. Grace not only does this, she does it quite well. 

Mistaking Her Character gives us a unique portrayal of a “what-if” story.  Even though there are some major differences, some things remain the same and that is the nastiness of Lady Catherine de Bourgh and her plot for Anne’s husband.  She will stop at nothing to make sure Anne ends up with Darcy and the journey to the happily ever after we all crave makes for a fine read.

Mistaking Her Character is original, well plotted and engaging. The writing is superb and well executed.  A P&P variation that will be enjoyed by traditional & non-traditional Jane Austen lovers alike. 

Well done Ms. Grace!


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Though Maria Grace has been writing fiction since she was ten years old, those early efforts happily reside in a file drawer and are unlikely to see the light of day again, for which many are grateful. After penning five file-drawer novels in high school, she took a break from writing to pursue college and earn her doctorate in Educational Psychology. After 16 years of university teaching, she returned to her first love, fiction writing.

 She has one husband, two graduate degrees and two black belts, three sons, four undergraduate majors, five nieces, six more novels in draft form, waiting for editing, seven published novels, sewn eight Regency era costumes, shared her life with nine cats through the years and tries to run at least ten miles a week.





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