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“A nice LDS version of Persuasion.”bac wrote this review Thursday, November 8, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“This was skillfully woven light retelling of Jane Austen's "Persuasion". Very well crafted with a modern setting, believable main characters, and well-crafted supporting characters. The plot is very similar to "Persuasion" with some very believable changes that only add to the story. Jamison fleshes out the story in such a way that it is difficult to want to put the book down. I think she has very well characterized many men and women's feelings and frustrations as they navigate romance.
I think anyone looking for a story with faith, or without would enjoy this book.
I enjoyed the flashbacks at the beginning of the chapters to flesh out the past history of both of the main characters. It was a nice aside that had me slowing down my reading to savor the story. Very sweet! ”
“ Was a little slow getting started but was pretty faithful to the original Persuasion plot.
Not being Mormon, I didn't always understand some of the LDS references but did not find that detrimental to understanding and enjoying the book. I did find Anne's occupation a little jarring when she supposedly was so indecisive in her youth.”
“What a Good LDS book :) So refreshing go read something and not worry about language or standards .... and actually feel uplifted”Janacy H wrote this review Sunday, July 22, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“This is a modern day play on Jane Austen's Persuasion. I liked it - a quick read & romance.”Karen C wrote this review Saturday, May 5, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“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.
“I really enjoyed Persuasion by Rebercca H. Jamison, especially because the setting takes place in my neck of the woods, in the East, and part of the story also takes you to one of my favorite places - the Outer Banks of North Carolina. It was so easy to picture the drive there as I have taken it so many times myself. Rebecca's Latter Day Tale kept me engaged and was a very enjoyable read for a lazy afternoon. A fun read to add to your list of good books to curl up with.
Read my full review at http://ldsretailers.blogspot.com/2012/02/blog-tour-book-giveaway-persuasion-by.html”