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The Lucases of Lucas Lodge

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Maria Lucas is quite resigned to never marrying, but when a new family comes to live at Netherfield Park, she suddenly finds herself with not one suitor, but two. As a friend schemes against her and misunderstandings abound, can Maria avoid the unwelcome advances of the man all Meryton expects her to marry, and win the heart of the man she truly loves?
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Published May 4th 2016 by Mount Street Press
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Pauline Ross The author chose to unpublish it to focus on her core series (the Angela Marchmont mysteries and the new spinoff series with Freddy).

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Jun 29, 2019 rated it really liked it
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I am sure I have read this before -- probably in 2016 or so. Once into the story, every plotline was familiar: except that I thought the heroine was Kitty Bennet not Maria Lucas.

It's a good story. Short and simple but intriguing enough that I remembered it from several years back. Kitty is mentioned early in the story but otherwise NO BENNETS!
Pauline Ross
This is a real treat for Janeites, or anyone who read Pride and Prejudice and wondered what happened to Maria Lucas after big sister Charlotte married Mr Collins, and three of the Bennet sisters all found husbands. Clara Benson wondered, too, and this is her imagined answer. It’s a charming and light-hearted tale of muddles and misunderstandings, written in a style that any Janeite will love.

There are no Bennets in sight, just Maria Lucas, her parents, Miss King (the heiress saved from Wickham’
Jun 27, 2019 rated it really liked it
In this P&P sequel Maria Lucas has nearly reached the age of 25, and is best friends with Mary King, but both are still unmarried. It has been a over a year since the Bingleys vacated Netherfield Park, and the young ladies have despaired of any enjoyment. But news has reached them that it has been let by the Fairhead family. Will this bring happiness to any of the ladies of Meryton.
An enjoyable well-written romance story
Apr 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Great book!

So great! I will read this one all over again. Very Austen. One of the best sequels I've ever read.
Sep 29, 2019 rated it liked it
Nicely done P&P spinoff featuring Maria Lucas.
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Deborah Ann
Feb 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Pleasant Reading

I really enjoyed this quick little novelette. It was very easy to get involved with the characters. How we humans can weave webs! It was just a pleasant read throughout.
Ann Smith
May 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing
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As said in previous reviews, if you are looking for Darcy and Lizzie (or indeed any of the Bennets) look elsewhere- they are barely mentioned here. Having said that, this is a charming story very much in the style of Jane Austen. The heroine is Maria Lucas, younger sister of Charlotte, and tells of her journey to romance and a happy marriage. There is no angst to speak of, no hugely dramatic scenes, but it is a very human story and people behave within it very much as people do behave. I hope ...more
Jan 02, 2017 rated it liked it
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Short, sweet regency romance. I can never understand why the British upper class as portrayed in their literature is so set against working for a living - certainly the resolution to all the genteel poverty would be remunerative employment ? But all that aside, I really enjoyed Clara Benson's story, and only wish that some of the daily life of Meryton were detailed more.
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Clara Benson is the author of the Angela Marchmont Mysteries and Freddy Pilkington-Soames Adventures - traditional English whodunits in authentic style set in the 1920s and 30s. One day she would like to drink cocktails and solve mysteries in a sequinned dress and evening gloves. In the meantime she lives in the north of England with her family and doesn't do any of those things.

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