“…an often poignant, witty and very satisfying novel that faultlessly parallels the first section of Pride & Prejudice” (Jane Austen Regency World Magazine)
“With subtle wit, charm, and cleverness Mark Brownlow proves he can capture the essence and spirit of Jane Austen’s sardonic Mr. Bennet” (Austenesque Reviews)
“There is so much wit, humour and likeability. I laughed out loud many, many times” (5-star review at Amazon.co.uk)
“This was a joy to read!” (5-star review at Amazon.com)
When John Barton falls in love with the elusive Anne Hayter, there is only one man he can turn to for advice. Unfortunately, that man is Mr Bennet of Longbourn, a world-weary gentleman with five daughters pursuing their own marital ambitions.
To help John, Mr Bennet must emerge from his beloved library and face the challenges of the tearoom and dance floor one more time. In doing so, he finds his own romantic past catching up with him.
In this Pride and Prejudice variation, Mark Brownlow takes you on an Austenesque journey full of wry humour and Regency romance (with a few slices of sponge cake).
“As you get older, Lizzy, you will discover that life does not
bow easily to the wishes of even the most romantic of souls.
Quite the opposite. Life must be mastered with pragmatism
and sense, which explains why so few people succeed at it.“
Cake and Courtship is a standalone story, but also the first book of Mr Bennet’s memoirs. Look out for the sequel in 2019.
ISBN 9783903230002 (ebook)
ISBN 9783903230019 (print)
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