I'm happy to be part of Rebecca Jamison's blog tour of her book PERSUASION!
I have a good friend who loves all things Austen so I invited her to be a guest reviewer today.
Take it away Mrs. LeBuck!
Jamison's version of Anne Elliot has her own modern issues to deal with, including her work, her car, her friends and roommate. But the relationship issues Jane Austen gave her original heroine ring true in the modern version--her father's financial issues, her sisters' selfishness, and her own self-doubt. Played out within an LDS morality, the romantic entanglements work very well too, even in the modern settings. I could sense her longing for a husband and family life without seeing her as a sappy, unrealistic, washed-up spinster. And Anne's attitude never felt defeated.
Overall, I appreciated the clean but still romantic twist on a story I adore from Jane Austen. Perhaps this new telling will hook younger readers into seeing the brilliance of the character driven novel without the need to spice it up and out of my personal rating's window.
|Bookworm Nation/ Six Mixed Reviews/ |
The Stubby Pencil/
|Krazy Book Lady/ The Stubby Pencil/||A Book A Day/ Jacob’s Beloved’s Books/ |
Lisa is a Bookworm/
|Book Lover’s Paradise/||Book Spark/ Fire and Ice/||Tristi Pinkston/ Getting Your Read On/ |
Thoughts with Chris/
|The Character Connection/ Le Vanity Victorienne/ |
LDS Women’s Book Review/
|Neurotic Writer/ Community Bookstop/ |
My Book Addiction/
|Hopeful Happiness/ Practical Frugality/||WV Stitcher/ Community Bookstop/|
|Laurie LC Lewis/ Reading For Sanity/||Dearest Dreams/ WV Stitcher/|