Seeking Mansfield.

Author:Bucklin, Stephanie
Position:Book review - Young adult review

Kate Watson; SEEKING MANSFIELD; Flux (Children's: Young Adult Fiction) 14.99 ISBN: 9781635830026

Byline: Stephanie Bucklin

In this sweet romance, author Kate Watson explores family, obligations, and the weight of the past. Seeking Mansfield is about one young girl's journey to discover her own desires after suppressing them for so long.

Sixteen-year-old Finley Price lives with the Bertrams, a well-off family that took her in after both her father's death and a shocking incident with her mother. Her best friend, and the Bertram's second son, Oliver, is her protector, encouraging Finley to come out of her shell and to finally do things for herself for once -- like apply to the Mansfield Theater program. But when two young movie stars move in across the street, Finley's compass becomes confused once more. Oliver seems taken in by the beautiful Emma, while Emma's brother Harlan might just be pursuing Finley. With new romances and new responsibilities, Finley has to sort through, once and for all, where her obligations end and her own desires begin.

The strength of Seeking Mansfield, which has plot points in common with Jane Austen's Mansfield Park, is its...

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