The Other Bennet Sister by Janice Hadlow

Reviewed by Emily Terasa (Library Staff)

“I have always had a love affair with Jane Austen and her books, so any time a retelling or spin of one of her classics is released, I often find myself wanting to read it. When I saw The Other Bennet Sister by Janice Hadlow followed Mary Bennet (the bookish, marginalized middle daughter of Pride and Prejudice) I knew I had to pick it up because while I might wish to be Elizabeth Bennet, I’m really more of a Mary.

The Other Bennet Sister follows Mary as she learns to find herself in a society that doesn’t understand her. And while her story includes a man (because this is based on Jane Austen after all) Mary must decide if he is the one for her and if she is worthy of love.

I really enjoyed this novel because it took a very small character from my favorite novel and created a whole story for her. I always felt bad for Mary in Pride and Prejudice so i was so glad to see her get her own story.

Available through the Bridges Library System

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