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When Anne broke off her engagement eight 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.

This book was sent to Compass Book Ratings for review by Cedar Fort

Persuasion: A Latter-day Tale

by Rebecca H. Jamison

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This spunky retelling of Jane Austen's novel is perfect for young adults who want a light-hearted read that tells how love outlasts time. The plot is not overly complicated but does factor in what it would be like to search not only for love, but for a love that Jane can take to the temple. 


Going back to the Jr. High days, this book reminds readers of the power of little love notes, no matter how old a person is. It shows the protective nature of Neil, who wants to take care of Jane in an old-fashioned way, and it shows the rekindling of sparks that were always there. I flew through this book quickly and enjoyed its charm!

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Profanity/Language: ***


Violence/Gore:  A broken arm; man is forcefully handcuffed; jellyfish sting; character jumping out of a moving car. 


Sex/Nudity: Characters kiss; hold each other, and stroke finger; characters dance close; a mature sex discussion; woman's bathing suit ripped open for medical reasons. 

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Criminal stalking; death of a loved one. 

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