Meanwhile, Lady Catherine is determined to choose a husband for Anne. But now that Anne has found her courage, she may not be so easy to rule. Anne de Bourgh is a sympathetic character whose obedience and meekness were expected of women in her day. As she frees herself from these expectations, Anne discovers strength, independence, and even true love in a wonderfully satisfying coming-of-age story.
Judith Brocklehurst was brought up in England, and it was on visits to the magnificent scenery of Derbyshire that her passion for Jane Austen developed. After emigrating to Canada with her husband and two young daughters, she worked as a teacher, newspaper reporter and columnist. Writing Jane Austen sequels was her greatest pleasure.