Up-time Pride and Down-time Prejudice (Ring of Fire #7)

Up-time Pride and Down-time Prejudice (Ring of Fire #7)

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In the Year of our Lord 1633, Mary Margret Russo graduates from Grantville High School at the top of her class. The beautiful and strong willed up-timer, as the people from the future are called, is mysteriously hired by a branch of the wealthiest family in the world. Mary finds herself far from her family, living in a beautiful castle in the Inn Valley of Tyrol. There she meets Counts, Countesses, the handsome and distant Count Johann Franz, and works hard as a teacher and consultant among the one-percenters of the day.
But all is not what it seems in this gilded world, where religion, undercurrents of witchcraft, and vast sums of money create high-stakes contests, and where treachery and death await the unwary or the unprepared.
Can a resolute and intelligent girl find love, happiness, and purpose in this world where she is the ultimate outsider, out of her time, alone, and in dangers she cannot comprehend?
Using archetypes, occasional dialog, and story beats from Jane Austen, Up-time Pride and Down-time Prejudice tells the story of Mary Russo, Count Johann Franz Fugger, and Mary's journey of maturation, knowledge, and love in this 1632 adventure.

Title:Up-time Pride and Down-time Prejudice (Ring of Fire #7)
Edition Language:English
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    Up-time Pride and Down-time Prejudice (Ring of Fire #7) Reviews

  • Helen

    Great fun. Firmly planted in the Ring of Fire world, but very much it’s own story. The political discourse takes a back seat to the personal stories ...

  • Stephen Maguire

    Good readingI've kept up to date with the 1632 collection. Some from the lesser authors are rather good and some are rather bad. This is as good as it gets....

  • Christopher Alexandrov

    Nice addition to the Ring of Fire seriesThis reworking of “Pride and Prejudice” for the ring of fire series is fun. The characters are interesting and believable. The story moves with assurance an...

  • Joe Price

    Mary and the FuggersFive stars. This is one of the most entertaining books of the ROF series. A very good plot, well told, with numerous twists and turns. I'm not saying more - no story spoilers from ...

  • Glenn Johnson

    The heart of a Spy!I greatly enjoyed this story. I do wish it was longer. A female James Bond Mary was not. I enjoyed all the interpersonal action. Great story. Filled in a few plot gaps in the ring o...

  • G H

    An Excellent ReadI enjoyed reading the story for the second or maybe third time. Has a good storyline and manages to keep you engaged. ...

  • Bill

    This is the best 'side story' I have read in the ROF universe (so far) and an excellent study in the culture clash of up-time and down-time. I'm looking forward to more from Mark Huston....

  • Nigel Brand

    Girl meets boy...On first sight she nearly kills him. But love triumphs, as it should in a romance novel. Charming, well written and some enjoyable characters, borh good and bad....

  • Allen McDonnell

    Very good!What happens when you drop a modern independent minded young woman into a situation where she has to navigate the trials and troubles of fitting into 17th century culture on her own without ...

  • Lleichtman

    One of the more interesting ROF side storiesMary Russo is a fascinating, strong character. She is brilliant, beautiful, and brave. A fairy tale warrior princess with a sharp mind. Maybe we could see m...