Love blooms upstairs and downstairs…

Class rankings are an imaginary distinction conferring no better manners on the “haves” and no lesser nobility on the “have-nots.” This Pride and Prejudice variation expands Jane Austen’s vision of love: that the deepest human emotions are universal and ignore wealth or status.

Lessers and Betters pairs two novellas that explore the remarkable events of November 5, 1815, when governess Kitty Bennet is grievously injured as she defends little Margaret Cecil. The first story, Of Fortune’s Reversal, is told from the gentry’s point of view after Longbourn’s fourth daughter is forced into employment by Mr. Bennet’s death. The Maid and the Footman then follows the same plot but is enriched by the humanity of titular characters Annie Reynolds and Henry Wilson.

What rests behind the attack on Guy Fawkes Day, and who will rise to find love while defeating a dangerous foe in this adventure wrapped in a romance?


Amazon reviewer NM Reader enthuses about Lessers and Betters

“This was hands down one of the best Pride and Prejudice Variations that I have read so far. I love the blend of characters from other books so familiar to us that we already know their personalities and background. Excellent writing. I could not put it down.”


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