Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Emma: A Latter Day Tale Blog Tour



FROM BACK COVER:
Emma's her name and matchmaking is her game! 

Quirky life coach Emma wants to help her first-ever client, a lonely nanny named Harriet. But all of her attempts at matchmaking result only in embarrassing miscues and blunders, leaving the pair disheartened and confused. 

This modern take on the Jane Austen classic shows that sometimes the greatest match is the one we make for ourselves.





MY REVIEW:
Pure fun. If you are a fan of Jane Austen retellings or cute LDS rom coms, add this one to your TBR list pronto. I really enjoyed reading this book—and when I heard it was coming out, I JUMPED at the chance to review it.

Emma is not my favorite Jane Austen book—and probably my least favorite Jane Austen character (though Fanny from Mansfield Park would run a close second…)—but Rebecca Jamison did a fantastic job of staying true to Austen’s characters, while giving Emma believable motivation for meddling in other people’s lives. This Emma was so dang likeable even while I want to shake her and tell her to stop putting her nose into everyone else’s business, because she genuinely cared for other people and wanted to do the right thing.


You can also check out Jamison’s first book Persuasion: A Latter Day Tale.

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