Monday, February 13, 2012

Persuasion: A Latter-day Tale by Rebecca H. Jamison ~ review

Product Details

  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Cedar Fort, Inc. (February 14, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1599559471
  • ISBN-13: 978-1599559476

Book Description from

February 14, 2012
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 take on this book:

Anne's family is a mess. Her older sister Liz is still living at home with their father, who is so far in debt that he actually has to sell his home and move into an apartment. Thing is Anne is totally surprised when her old fiance's brother shows up to buy their childhood home. What's worse even though she broke off her engagement with Neil eight years ago, she really still hasn't gotten over him so when he shows up with his brother Jack to look at the house those old feelings resurface. It seems though that he is interested in someone else. So when she meets Will Grandlin she thinks he might be the perfect distraction. She quickly learns though that he isn't exactly who he pretends to be and tries to break it off with him and then her real problems begin. Will she and Neil ever find their way back to each other?

I loved this story. Anne was a daughter and sister that was so easy to relate to. She was always sacrificing herself to help her family. She also seemed very down to earth and had the same feelings and insecurities that we all face. I thought the author did an excellent job of giving us glimpses of her past  to allow us to see how the relationship between her and Neil fizzled all those years ago.I could easily understand Anne's trepidation over Neil becoming a police officer. It was so interesting to watch the characters change and grow through out the story. I also enjoyed learning about their faith and beliefs. 

I really enjoyed this story,and I thought the author did a wonderful job of blending faith into the story without being preachy or overwhelming. A story with great characters, a sweet romance, a bit of suspense that pulled me in and held my attention until the final chapter.

rating 5/5

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