Mary Green, obscure orphan and ward of the wealthy Hargreaves family, has always accepted her inferior position with grace, humility, and gratitude. When she discovers that her only friend is to leave the country forever, that her confidence has been betrayed by the unfeeling youngest daughter of the family, and that her very deprivation is the object of the mockery and scorn of everyone she has sought to honour, she determines to cast them off and make her own way in the world. On her twenty-first birthday, free to choose her own destiny, she dreams of peace and tolerance, and perhaps a partner who might be noble enough to love her in all her simplicity. But when an unexpected foray into London society disrupts all her plans, she is faced with an uncharacteristic storm of feelings. Will she grow strong and happy in her independence, or will her character be lost amidst her newfound ambition? Unable to trust the whims of her own heart, Mary is forced to confront the question that has forever plagued her: Who is she and where does she come from?
Mary Greenby Melanie Kerr
Mary Green is a delightful read with all the elements of a good story. The tale can be described as "Cinderella meets Jane Austen" and will delight fans of modern Regency fiction. Mary Green has a solid plot and maintains steady pacing throughout the book. Author Melanie Kerr is an impressive writer and pens several beautiful and quote worthy lines. Kerr fully immerses readers in the era by capturing the customs, social expectations, and manners of the Regency period. Main character Mary is a heroine readers will find themselves rooting for. She is a sweet and humble young woman on a journey of self-discovery. Along the way, Mary uncovers mystery and finds romance, as well as encountering a group of memorable secondary characters. Mary Green is highly recommended for Regency era enthusiasts!
Profanity/Language: 2 derogatory names.
Sex/Nudity: A few incidents of kissing a lady's hand.
Mature Subject Matter:
Alcohol / Drug Use:
Characters often drink sherry and other alcoholic beverages.
Reviewed By Rachel