An extraordinary tale
of one woman's liberation,
reveals both the darkness and light
in Jane Austen's world.
Molly Greeley was born in Ann Arbor, Michigan, where her addiction to books was spurred by her parents' floor-to-ceiling bookshelves. A graduate of Michigan State University, she began as an Education major, but switched to English and Creative Writing after deciding that gainful employment was not as important to her as being able to spend several years reading books and writing stories and calling it work.
She lives in northern Michigan with her husband and three children, and can often be found with her laptop at local coffee shops.
A moving story of unexpected love
featuring Charlotte from Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice.
December 2019 Indie Next Pick
December 2019 BBC Culture Top Ten Read
December 2019 Bustle Top Ten Read
December 2019 Christian Science Monitor
Top Ten Read
Amazon UK Bestseller
An extraordinary tale of one woman's liberation,
The Heiress reveals both the darkness and light in Jane Austen's world.
An Oprah Magazine Most Anticipated Historical Novel of 2021
A Buzzfeed 'Book You're Going to Love in 2021
One of The Nerd Daily's Most Anticipated January 2021 Queer Novels
January 2021 The Tempest Top Read
"Your Story" -
Literary Mama, October 2015
"When You Cross the Border" -
Carve Magazine, December 2010
"Through the Gauntlet" -
Austenesque Reviews, December 2019
When your mother refuses to talk to you after your marriage, you will turn to your husband and say, 'She’ll come around to us in time.
For weeks, ever since you slipped out of me more easily than a sigh, I have been trying to write.
On the pain of watching your kids struggle, chances not taken, and (finally, sort of) overcoming anxiety.
"Writing While Mother" -
Books By Women, December 2019
"The Clergyman's Wife Gives Charlotte Lucas Center Stage" -
BookBub, November 2019
"Laudanum and Babies in Jane Austen's Time" -
A Writer of History, November 2019
On navigating (or not) being both a writer and a mother of small children.
... It’s about love, or lack thereof, and what place it would have had in the lives of women who did not have a man with ten thousand a year waiting to rescue them from the terrifying uncertainty of the future.
That half-hysterical mental joke I had with myself about new mothers drugging their babies so they could get on with their other responsibilities was, in fact, a grim reality.