Mary B: A Novel: An untold story of Pride and Prejudice
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Thanks Greta. Mary is a character in P&P that does not earn our sympathy or respect. The possibility of her character arc is deep and wide, so her story could actually be a lot more interesting than other minor characters. Just a thought. There are quite a few Mary Bennet novels out there now, so others saw the potential too. I like stories with big, believable character arcs, so I was hoping for something different than what I read. Some will enjoy it because of the prose, but Janeites will struggle with the authenticity. I believe that as an adult it is my inalienable constitutional right to receive/view sexually explicit material; In September 1554, Mary stopped menstruating. She gained weight, and felt nauseated in the mornings. For these reasons, almost the entirety of her court, including her physicians, believed she was pregnant.  Parliament passed an act making Philip regent in the event of Mary's death in childbirth.  In the last week of April 1555, Elizabeth was released from house arrest, and called to court as a witness to the birth, which was expected imminently.  According to Giovanni Michieli, the Venetian ambassador, Philip may have planned to marry Elizabeth in the event of Mary's death in childbirth,  but in a letter to his brother-in-law Maximilian of Austria, Philip expressed uncertainty as to whether Mary was pregnant. 
But even her fictional creations are no match for the scandal, tragedy, and romance that eventually visit Mary’s own life. In Mary B, readers are transported beyond the center of the ballroom to discover that wallflowers are sometimes the most intriguing guests at the party. Beneath Mary’s plain appearance and bookish demeanor simmers an inner life brimming with passion, humor, and imagination—and a voice that demands to be heard. Warning: To those who love P&P and Austen’s characters… this could be hazardous to your blood pressure. What was I thinking? Apparently, I wasn’t. Reading a story that features secondary and even tertiary characters of a popular book is iffy at best. This story focused on Mary, the middle child of Mr. and Mrs. Bennet in Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice.In addition to his motivational work, Robbins is also involved in philanthropy. He has donated millions of dollars to various causes, including feeding the homeless and supporting youth programs.
Ingenious . . . Mary Bis a tribute not just to [Jane] Austen but to defiant women of any era.” — USA Today
Since her sudden passing, the teen's family and friends have paid heartfelt tributes to the "well liked" girl. Mary B is Katherine Chen's debut novel. I would definitely read more by this author. I like her writing style. The story concept is interesting and very creative. The tale kept my attention from beginning to end, even if I did disagree with some of the characterizations and events.
For myself, I read this fast, over a midweek 36 hours, and the whole time was in the unusual condition of not knowing what to think. I still don’t. Mary and Tony’s relationship is based on a shared passion for helping people improve their lives and achieve their goals. They both believe in the power of personal development and have dedicated their lives to teaching others how to live their best lives. When Part 1 ended, Collins had married Charlotte, leaving Mary with a broken heart. Lydia had reached her youthful and silly goal of marrying before her sisters. Jane and Lizzy married their hearts desire and Mary was invited to visit Pemberley.Mary B has also worked with Tony Robbins on his Unleash the Power Within events, where she has served as a speaker and coach. In these events, Mary B has helped participants overcome limiting beliefs and achieve their goals. Over the years, Mary continued to work with Tony on various projects, including producing his events and working on his podcast. She has also been a regular guest on his podcast, where she shares her insights and experiences in the personal development industry.