The blog tour for Lucy Knight’s Maria Bertram’s Daughter begins today, Monday, April 11th. This is a lovely story about Dorothea. During the tour learn more about her, why Lucy chose to write a Mansfield Park sequel, and read some great character interviews! We hope you will visit the blogs and share your thoughts with Lucy. We would love to hear from you.
Maria Bertram’s Daughter Blurb
She could be mistress of Mansfield Park. But is that what she wants?
An unwanted child—conceived in circumstances her mother would rather forget—Dorothea Henrietta Rose grows up solitary and neglected with her dissatisfied mother and unpleasant great-aunt Norris. Raised without the knowledge that her mother is her mother or that their occasional visitor, Sir Thomas Bertram, is her grandfather, she is forbidden ever to set foot in Mansfield Park.
Dorothea hopes for a happier life when sent away to school, but her difficulties are not over. She is obliged to make her way in the world as a governess and, thus, encounters human frailty, hypocrisy, good, and evil in her travels throughout England.
She meets the Crawfords—Henry and Mary (now Lady Drumroth)—and inevitably does the one thing she must not do: unwillingly makes herself known to the inhabitants of Mansfield Park.
About the Author
Lucy Knight grew up in Whitby, North Yorkshire, now a tourist town but until recently a small and historic port which was known for shipbuilding, fishing (including whaling) and having an important Abbey. During her life she has moved around a great deal both in England and on the continent of Europe; she now lives in a tiny hamlet lost in the French countryside with two rescue dogs, two rescue chickens, an unknown number of bees and eight sheep.
Lucy has two children and three grandchildren, all of whom live in England.
Lucy has only recently begun to write historical fiction but she enjoys it so much she can’t stop! Her background is in comedy and drama, so there will always be some jokes and plenty of dialogue.
When she is not writing, Lucy teaches English and French, and she love to take long walks with her dogs during which she revels in the birds, butterflies, trees and flowers which are so abundant in her part of France.
Maria Bertram’s Daughter Blog Tour Schedule
April 11 My Jane Austen Book Club
April 12 So little time…
April 13 Babblings of a Bookworm
April 14 From Pemberley to Milton
April 15 Austenesque Reviews
April 16 The Literary Assistant
April 18 My Vices and Weaknesses
Meryton Press is giving away 6 eBooks of Maria Bertram’s Daughter by Lucy Knight. Be sure to visit each blog to enter the giveaway.