Miss Susan Smithson is thrown out of Mrs. Ansruther’s school after she is accused of having a dalliance with the music teacher. When this occurs, the penniless orphan has no choice but to go live with her uncle George Collins’s family. Since she is a lively young beauty with dark tresses and a fair complexion, she has no shortage of admirers. Many people who meet her remark upon her loveliness and playful vivacity.
Every time I see a Jane Austen pastiche, I tend to approach it with a wary caution. Since this is a pastiche based off Austen’s very own Pride and Prejudice, I held it to a higher standard than I normally would any other book. All I have to say is that I wasn’t disappointed.