"A lovely complementary novel... Austen would surely give her smile of approval." —Beverly Wong, author of PRIDE & PREJUDICE PRUDENCE An unconventional newcomer brings the threat of scandal to Pemberley Kate O'Hare is not a typical Victorian woman. Her intelligence, vivacity, and beauty captivate all those around her, including the young and handsome Darcy Gardiner. But she cares more about science than about dresses, and her unusual behavior makes her a fresh and interesting addition to the Pemberley estate. Until her association with scientific controversies of the day and dark secrets from her past put her and all her newfound friends in harm's way. Will Kate's involvement in the public world, where many believe a woman doesn't belong, bring scandal to Pemberley? Or will her charm and wit be enough to banish the shadows of her past and hold on to Darcy Gardiner? "Inventive plot lines, credible characters, and an engaging style. Add to this an enviable knowledge of the history and culture of the period and a sensitive appreciation of the values and traditions that underlie the novels of Jane Austen, and it is not difficult to understand the popularity of her work." Book News "Truly a masterpiece that any Austen fan would enjoy." Beverly Wong, author of Pride & Prejudice Prudence This is the seventh in the bestselling Jane Austen sequel series The Pemberley Chronicles from Rebecca Ann Collins.