Emma: A Latter-day Tale

Emma: A Latter-day Tale

by Rebecca Jamison

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ISBN-13: 9781462112609
Publisher: Cedar Fort, Incorporated/CFI Distribution
Publication date: 08/13/2013
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

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Emma: A Latter-day Tale 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I liked this book and I am a guy!
rhonda1111RL More than 1 year ago
4 STARS I have never read Emma by Jane Austen so I can't compare the two stories together. This Emma A Latter-day Tale I liked. I liked the characters, At times I smiled, could not believe that one of the characters did that. It is a fun clean read with some good points in the story. It is a LDS Novel so their are church terms or names that some might not know. It also talks about Prayer, That we can be forgiven for our sins through Jesus Christ. Emma wants to be a life coach. She does not plan to get married for along time. She does want to find a new best friend because hers got married. She has a crush on a guy she has yet to meet. Emma wants to help people but she makes a lot of mistakes and hurts people, but asks to be forgiven and makes amends. Emma tries to be a matchmaker with two people in her church but it backfires and does more damage. She keeps trying when I would just want to disappear after making some of her mistakes. I really enjoyed reading Emma: A Latter-day Tale. This is the second book of Rebecca's that I have read and have enjoyed both of them. I look forward to reading another book by her in the future. I was given this book and asked to give honest review of it when finished by NetGalley and Cedar Fort. publication: August 13th 2013 by Bonneville Cedar Fort Inc. ISBN 9781462112609 256 pages
Chrissy_W More than 1 year ago
A good read. Did I enjoy this book: I will admit, I have not read Jane Austen’s Emma. I know, I know…for shame! How could I not?! It is on my list to read, and soon. I have read a number of modern retellings of Ms. Austen’s Emma and I have enjoyed all of them. This one being no exception. Emma: A Latter-day Tale was a good story that kept me wanting to see how it ended. It took a bit longer to get through than I was expecting but it was a good read nonetheless. While I did enjoy the book, I really didn’t like Emma all that much throughout the entire thing. I was surprised by that. She came off as childish, naive, selfish, and lacked a filter for the comments she made at very inopportune times. She had her friends at heart but her execution with helping them was off the mark. So off the mark that it was comical. I laughed quite a few times at the things she did or said. I’m surprised she had any friends at the end. Justin is a wonderful guy – sweet, kind, caring, and romantic. He’s that guy that most girls dream of. I liked that he did let Emma know when she wasn’t being very nice. He was a good friend. Harri was also a good friend. She was a bit young and immature but she found her way. She changed the most in the story in my opinion…and she changed for the better. I enjoyed watching her evolve. Phil was a bit of a jerk. Jena was a mysterious character. You knew there was something going on with her besides of the struggles of fame. I thought she was stuck up at first. Hank was my least favorite of all of the main characters. I thought he was arrogant and kind of mean. I get why now that I have finished the book. I couldn’t believe Emma wanted to be with him. However, once I finished this book and had some answers, it reinforced the old adage – you can’t judge a book by its cover – or in this instance, you can’t judge a person based on first impressions. All-in-all, I enjoyed this book. It was a good story that had me laughing in parts, shaking my head in parts, and wanting to see how it ended. Would I recommend it: If you enjoy modern retellings, then yes, this was a good story. It is a bit heavy on the religious aspects (LDS) but that didn’t bother me. Will I read it again: I probably won’t, but who knows. I may once I get to reading the original Emma. I would be interested in seeing how Ms. Jamison retells Ms. Austen’s other great works. (I received a copy of this book for review purposes.)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I think that the author did a fabulous job of an updated, newer version of Emma. I really loved it. I love Jane Austin and I was quite surprised at how this book was able to fit in different plots similar to the origional story and yet still be so completly different. I hope she keeps writing similar stories she is very talented.