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A Woman of Consequence by Anna Dean
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Miss Did Kent, forced by financial circumstances to live with her brother and his wife, Margaret (who is distinctly reminiscent of Elinor's grasping sister-in-law in Sense and Sensibility), tries to reconcile her independent spirit with the necessities of life as a dependent in Dean's third book. Luckily, Dido manages to escape her chores and drudgery often enough to allow her play investigator for the nearby lady of the manor when a former governess's bones are dredged up from a pond on the estate. Dido also manages to seek the mysterious Grey Nun of Madderstone Abbey who has seemingly caused her friend Penelope's fall. But perhaps the most intriguing mystery for fans of the series is whether Dido can reconcile her adamant views and rather sharp wit with her preference for Mr. Lomax? Especially when he appears, to all appearances jealous of other single gentlemen - but is he resigned to Dido's unladylike curiosity or does her merely believe the lady can school herself to his will?

Another fine pastiche for Austen fans avid for more when they've finished Barron - and perhaps before they finish Bebris...

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