England, 1813. Kitty Bennet lives in the shadow of her two eldest sisters, both of whom have made brilliant marriages.
No one expects Kitty to amount to anything. Left at home in rural Hertfordshire with a querulous mother and a father who derides her as "silly and ignorant", Kitty is lonely and desperate to escape.
When her world unexpectedly expands to London and then to her sister Elizabeth's magnificent estate in Derbyshire, Kitty is overjoyed.
Keen to impress this new society, she resolves to improve her mind and manners.
She makes new friends, chief among them Georgiana Darcy, and attracts the attention of more than one eligible gentleman.
All augurs well, until one fateful night at Pemberley a series of events conspires to ruin Kitty's reputation and she is sent home in disgrace, her hopes and dreams dashed. But Kitty has learnt from her experiences and what she does next will surprise everyone. Beautifully written in a style that absolutely evokes Jane Austen's spirit and time, Kitty's journey will resonate with anyone who has had to overcome obstacles and find their own way in the world.