For most of her life Mary Bennet has been an object of ridicule. With a notable absence of social graces, she has been an embarrassment to her family on more than one occasion. But lately, Mary has changed. Her peace and contentment are shattered when her sister Lydia turns up - very pregnant and separated from Wickham. Mary is bustled off to stay with Jane, and it is there that she meets Henry Walsh, whose attentions confound her. Is she worthy of love or should she take the safer path? In her journey of self-acceptance, she discovers the answer.