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The Bad Miss Bennet

(2012)
(The first book in the Bad Miss Bennet series)
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Picking up where Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice left off, The Bad Miss Bennet takes readers on a wild Regency romp with Lydia Wickham, née Bennet, who finds herself in dire need of a new husband

Lydia was never the most upstanding of the Bennet sisters, but who ever said that moral rectitude was fun?   

At least she bested her elder sisters and was the first to get married.  She never could understand what all the fuss was about  after she left Brighton with her gallant.  It is a shame, though, that Mr. Wickham turned out to be a disappointing husband in so many aspects, the most notable being his early demise on the battlefields of Waterloo.  And so Lydia, still not yet twenty and full of enterprising spirit, is in urgent need of a wealthy replacement.  A lesser woman, without Lydia's natural ability to flirt uproariously on the dance floor and cheat seamlessly at the card table, would swoon in the wake of a dashing highwayman, a corrupt banker, and even an amorous Prince Regent.  But on the hunt for a marriage that will make her rich, there's nothing that Lydia won't turn her hand to.  In the meantime, she has no qualms about imposing on her sister Elizabeth's hospitality at Pemberly.  After all, what is the point of having all that fine fortune if not to aid a poor, newly widowed younger sister?   

While Lydia rattles around the continent from Paris to Venice and to the home of the disgraced Princess of Wales in Italy and back again to Darbyshire, you, dear reader, will be greatly diverted by the new adventures of Jane Austen's consummate and incorrigible anti-heroine, who never ceases to delight.

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Hardback Editions

October 2012 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Bad Miss Bennet: A Novel (Pride and Prejudice)
Author(s): Jean Burnett
ISBN: 1-60598-372-1 / 978-1-60598-372-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Pegasus Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Paperback Editions

October 2013 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Bad Miss Bennet: A Pride and Prejudice Novel
Author(s): Jean Burnett
ISBN: 1-60598-505-8 / 978-1-60598-505-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Pegasus Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Audio Editions

December 2012 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Bad Miss Bennet: A Pride and Prejudice Novel
Author(s): Jean Burnett
ISBN: 0-7927-9152-5 / 978-0-7927-9152-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


November 2012 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Bad Miss Bennet: A Novel
Author(s): Jean Burnett
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Availability: Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

October 2012 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Bad Miss Bennet: A Novel
Author(s): Jean Burnett
Publisher: Pegasus Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   



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