Back to the classics. Mansfield Park is probably #3 for me in Austen’s books. Pride and Prejudice, Sense and Sensibility, and then Mansfield Park.
Fanny Price is a compelling character. The reader can relate to her struggle to fit in/be seen by her aunt and uncle and cousins. She comes from a lower class than her rich cousins. So she is in essence a charity case for them. Even though she is raised as one of them, she is clearly seen as an outsider. She is courted by a man whi believes that she could not do better than him, but yes, she can, and indeed does.
As with all of Austen’s novels, there is an underlying story that comes to full light towards the end of the novel which puts a more interesting twist to the romantic swing of the story.
It’s a classic for a reason, it is still relevant to today’s world, read it…