Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Persuasion: A Latter-Day Tale by Rebecca H. Jamison

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. Anne is unprepared for the roller coaster of emotions that come when Neil returns and starts dating her younger friend.

Convinced that Neil could no longer have strong feelings for her, Anne pushes away all thoughts of the past. But when the handsome man she’s been dating decides he can’t live without her, Anne must come to terms with her past.

Fans of Jane Austen’s Persuasion will enjoy this modern version of her most romantic story.

I will totally admit to being a Jane Austen fan.  Persuasion is one of my favorite books and movies.  I'm a girl who doesn't mind a retelling.  I don't pick things apart and I don't really compare.  I just read it for what it is and try to enjoy.  :)

This is an LDS based novel but there was nothing preachy in it.  Basically this amounted to a romance free of bad language and sexual content.

Persuasion was a great read.  It had all the elements in it that I look for in a romance.  I loved the setting back east in the Washington DC area and anytime that there is a beach setting in a book, my heart does a little sigh.  I love the beach.

I breezed right through this book.  It was light, easy and happy.  The characters were engaging and fun.  Quirky family members, a bit of suspense and some definite misunderstandings kept me interested the whole way through.  My thanks to Cedar Fort for allowing me to participate in this blog tour for Persuasion.

Check out this YouTube for Persuasion!

About the author:

Rebecca Jamison enjoys running, dancing, making jewelry, reading, and watching chick flicks. Rebecca grew up in Vienna, Virginia. She attended Brigham Young University, earning a BA and MA in English. In between college and grad school, she served a mission to Portugal and the Cape Verde islands. Rebecca now lives with her husband and children in Utah. You can learn more about her at www.rebeccahjamison.com


  1. I'm a huge Jane Austen fan as well. This sounds like a really great retelling. I'm usually a little iffy with retellings but this is one I would definitely check out! Thanks for the review :)

  2. I enjoyed this too; I love pretty much anything to do with Austen and it was cool to see a retelling of Persuasion since most authors seem to work with P&P.


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