Monday, February 6, 2012

Persuasion: A Latter-Day Tale by Rebecca Jamison

I had the chance to read Persuasion: A Latter-Day Tale a few months ago and I loved it!

Here's the description:
When Anne broke off her engagement eight years ago, she thought she'd never see Neil Wentworth again. But when Neil's brother buys the house she grew up in, it seems fate has other plans in store, and Anne is woefully unprepared for the roller coaster of emotions that accompanies Neil's return. Fans of Persuasion will love this fast-paced, modern retelling of Jane Austen's most romantic novel.

My thoughts:
I have to admit that Persuasion isn't my favorite Jane Austen novel, so I was a little nervous about reading this book. But since I generally enjoy modern adaptations of classics, I decided to give it a try.
I'm glad I did. I really enjoyed reading this book.

Anne was written so great. There were so many parts that just had me laughing (Anne with the psycho/stalker guy for one) and the love interest was frustrating enough to make me want to smack the side of his head, but sweet enough that I had to keep reading to make sure he and Anne got together despite all of their misunderstandings and their pride.

It was the perfect blend of inspiration and fiction. I didn't feel preached to at all, just uplifting. It kept me reading long into the night.

I recommend this book if you are in the mood for a light-hearted romance, a modern adaptation of a Jane Austen, or if you just like LDS fiction.

Here are a few links to check out:

Author Website: http://www.rebeccahjamison.com  (if you only do one link, please use this one)
Author Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/#!/RebeccaHJamison
Book Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oKgM9tuCzSo
If you are in the SLC area, Rebecca would like to invite you to her Launch Party Feb. 18th from 11-1 at the Taylorsville Seagull Book (5720 S. Redwood Road, Taylorsville).

**I wanted to post a picture of the cover, but blogger is giving me issues today. Go here to check out the cover and read more reviews.

2 comments:

  1. Thanks, Kaylee. You're so sweet to post this. I hope all is going well for you.

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  2. I will have to check out her book, even though I've never read the Jane Austen of it.

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