The Trouble to Check Her

The Trouble to Check Her

by Maria Grace

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The Trouble to Check Her by Maria Grace

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?

Product Details

BN ID: 2940157748036
Publisher: White Soup Press
Publication date: 03/29/2016
Series: The Queen of Rosings Park , #2
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 356
Sales rank: 609,456
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

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 new novels in the works, attended seven period balls, sewn eight Regency era costumes, shared her life with nine cats through the years and published her tenth book last year.
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RunningShoeGirl More than 1 year ago
I read this story originally as it was being done on a blog site and I enjoyed it then, but having it all at once is awesome. The completed novel is such a great read, I devoured it immediately. I love a rehabbed Lydia. And not just an overnight change, but a gradual (realistic) change of her fundamentals with the best possible HEA. So glad I have it to read over and over.