Keeping with the heart and spirit of Jane Austen’s Mansfield Park, author Sandy Ward Bell tells a parallel story with a modern twist.
As a ten year-old girl, Franny Price is taken from her mother. Forced to live in Pittsburgh with wealthy relatives who are practically strangers, she learns to nurture herself. While her crazy aunt obsesses about a secret family key, Franny finds the courage to obey her instincts as she falls in love with the boy down the street and searches for her missing father. Ambitious neighbors arrive, resulting in a collision of ideals, jealousy, and a test of friendships.
5-star Amazon reviews
“The novel is true to the theme of Jane Austin’s Mansfield Park, but with a contemporary slant. Austinites and Pittsburghers will love rooting for Franny as she seeks to find truth, love, and happiness.”
“Ms. Bell captured my attention from the start with a 911 call that begins the adventures of Franny Price. Readers of all ages will fall in love with Franny’s character and her quest to find a true home. Mirrored after Jane Austin’s “Mansfield Park”, this modern day version will entertain and inspire readers.”