Persuasion: A Latter-Day Tale

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When Anne broke off her engagement seven 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.

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When Anne broke off her engagement seven 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.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781599559476
  • Publisher: Bonneville B.V.
  • Publication date: 2/7/2012
  • Pages: 233
  • Sales rank: 1,524,031
  • Product dimensions: 1.00 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 9.00 (d)

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  • Posted April 28, 2012

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    Good story but I had some issues with it.

    Persuasion by Rebecca H. Jamison is a modern day retelling of one of my favorite novels, Persuasion by Jane Austen. I couldn't resist reading this book. The story is set in Northern Virginia and centers around the Elliot family. Anne Elliot is the definition of dependable. She goes above and beyond the call of duty. Her heart still belongs to her ex of seven years, Neil Wentworth. Neil is on the police force in Maryland. Anne and Neil's paths cross again when his brother, Jack , buys the home where Anne grew up.
    The story mirrors that of Austen's except it has a few new elements. I do like that Jamison added some drama to the book. It was unexpected and refreshing. This is a "Latter-Day Tale" so most of the characters are Mormon. I was familiar with this concept before reading so I wasn't surprised by the religious tone. However there are parts of this novel that are a bit preachy. For example in one scene Anne is talking to her mother about her views on premarital sex.That scene read like a pamphlet for abstinence. The dialog felt forced and unnatural. There are also a lot of references about the Mormon lifestyle. I'm not Mormon but I could follow along fairly well although some things remained unclear. However after searching on the internet for further explanations, I was able to visualize and understand what the author was talking about.
    Neil and Anne's journey to be together is one of the classic love stories. Persuasion is about second chances, forgiveness, and letting go of the past. Jamison hit the mark with the characters. She stayed true to Austen's characters and vision. Overall I thought this book is a good read. I didn't love it like I wanted to but I was still entertained. Aside from the few problems I had with the book I enjoyed reading the rest of the story.

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  • Posted April 7, 2012

    When I began readimg this book, I have to admit I was les than t

    When I began readimg this book, I have to admit I was les than thrilled. I have always been a Jane Austen fan, but this book seemed to be rather abyssmal. I had agreed to review it though, so I was compelled to finish it.

    Interestngly enough, the more I read, the more I liked it. Anne and Neil became likable characters, and I just had to know how it ended. It certainly did not hurt that I could relate to Anne`s situation and feelings.

    There are probably those who would not read this bok due to its LDS themes. Though I am not a Mormon myself, I did not findthis any kind of significant problem. In fact, I appreciated the emphasis on faith, family, and morals. I was relieved to find no profanity, sex, or graphic violence. It was nice to see people praying and practicing abstinence. In fact,this book was more Christian than the last Christian novel I read.

    My favorite character was definitely Marcy. She was the level-headed, down-to-earth one in the story. I would hae loved for her to have figured more prominently into the storyline.

    My criticisms of the book are barely worth mentioning. I was not sure about the journal entries that began every chapter. However, this literary devce did serve its purpose of giving me insight into Anne`s past and psyche. I also struggled to see Anne as a woman who was almost 30 and worked as a stockbroker. I cannot say that I saw her as the brainy woman she was supposed to be. She appeared to be a teenager still. I also wish that the conlusion had not been so rushed. But that is a common complant for me in romance novels.

    I probably cannot truly appreciate the book since I have never read the original. I can see many similarities between this book and other Austen novels, but I have decidedthat at some point, I must read the original.

    I was provided with a copy of ths book in exchange for my honest review. I was not financially compensated in any way, and all opinions are 100 percent mine.
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  • Posted February 27, 2012

    Wonderful Romance!

    Anne has some big adjustments to make. Her dad is having to move out of her childhood home, and Anne is given the task of selling some things. When she sees who is interested in buying the house, Anne is in for a shock. It's her former fiance Neil's brother. Anne wasn't prepared for this part of her past to come back to haunt her. Soon Anne discovers that old flames are very hard to forget, but she must because Neil is currently otherwise occupied (and a bit bitter about the past). The more Anne tries to move on though, the closer she becomes with Neil. Can things ever work out between them?


    I was immediately absorbed in this book, and I absolutely loved it! It has that classical feel, and you can see the influence that the Austen source material has on it. This book was able to be romantic without making me cringe. I think that is somewhat due to the Austen influence, but a large part of that is also due to the author's ability to keep things from becoming too syrupy. It's what I'd like to call a more "realistic" romance. I thought Anne and Neil were fantastic characters. They were a good balance for each other. Anne's family was delightfully wacky in many ways. I particularly enjoyed her flighty sister Liz. Anne's relationship with Will was handled in a very interesting way. I was actually on the edge of my seat for a bit there trying to see how this was going to be handled.


    I find that LDS romances can sometimes feel a little preachy for me, but this book was a great balance between the story and the more "churchy" aspects of the story. The meddling of others in Anne's love life was so real to life. It seems like the older you get, the more people in your ward are interested in who you may or may not be dating if you are still single. This is probably one of my favorite LDS fiction books I've read. It's the kind of book you can curl up with repeatedly. It's a beautiful homage to Jane Austen, and I highly recommend it.


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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 1, 2012

    If you like Jane Austen, you'll love this!

    My Review: Actually, I liked this tale a wee bit more than Jane Austen's version. This story combines the best of both worlds. The hero is dashing, romantic, and holds the Priesthood; a real Captain Moroni/knight in shining armor. Anne is the nurturer who can never say no, but still finds a way to doubt her own self-worth. Both of them are afraid to communicate their true feelings even when prompted. Friends and family complicate matters, and add to that an element of danger and suspense, I really couldn't put it down. My other responsibilities suffered until I finished this book. This is one of those books that make you feel like you've snuggled up with a warm blanket and a hot cup of cocoa. I thoroughly enjoyed my stay within those pages and regretted when it was finished and I had to leave. There are evocative questions at the end of the book for discussion. I think this would be a great book for YW to read and study out what type of hero they should look for in a husband. This book would make a great gift for any of the Romantics in your life and Valentine's Day is coming up!

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    Posted May 17, 2012

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