Mary Bennet in "The Sun Also Shines for me"

The Sun Also Shines for me
      by Noe and Cindy

We've been posting some photos with excerpts from our book on our Facebook page.
Thought you might like to see them too, but first:

I love the look on this girl's face ... Tessa Peake-Jones did a great job playing Mary Bennet in the 1980 version of Pride and Prejudice.

Mary is one of our favorite lesser characters, so we wrote a book all about her! "The Sun Also Shines for me" is about Mary and Georgiana Darcy and their growing friendship.

I thought this sweet picture of Elizabeth and Mary from the 1940 version of Pride and Prejudice fit this quote from the book just right. This is just after Lizzy has presented Mary with a gift:

What she found was a book with the unusual and intriguing title, Sense and Sensibility. Elizabeth explained, "It is a new story I have been hearing a bit about, but I haven't read it yet myself. I know you are not much for novels, Mary, but the title seemed perfect for you, regardless of whether the story is much to your liking. It is reported to be quite good, though, and the author is a woman, no less, whose name is Jane Austen." ....
"I shall treasure it, dear Lizzy."

One of my favorites to play Mary is Talulah Riley from the 2005 version of Pride and Prejudice ... she's just so cute!

Another brief excerpt about Mary:

Such things as gowns and feminine accessories were not what held her greatest interest. How pleasantly surprised she was, then, to see the beautiful blue dress set out for her, simple and yet quite lovely. Once it was on and she looked at herself in the mirror, there was no need to force herself to be pleased. Stepping out to her friends with a feeling that was new for her, Mary Bennet looked more lovely than they had ever seen her.


A genuine smile makes every face pretty, doesn't it? This photo of Lucy Briers playing Mary in the 1995 version of Pride and Prejudice fits this part well:
Mary's face broke out in a wide smile as she accepted the challenge, and after a moment's pause, she declared triumphantly, "Well, how about this for music and poetry -- since they are designed to raise the passion for life and love, I think red or some variation of it would do nicely!"
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You can find it in just about every online bookstore.
Or ask for it specifically at your local store; they can order it for you. 

Posted by cindy, despite what the line below says :)