Thursday, June 29, 2017

Modern Persuasion by Sara Marks

Modern Persuasion
by Sara Marks

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Just released: May 29, 2017
Publisher: Illuminated Myth Publishing
Genre: Romance, Jane Austen
Paperback: 228
Rating: 4

First sentence(s):
"Your father's art collection is quite… large," said the woman sitting before me.

Which would you pick: the person you love or your own dreams? What would you do if given a second chance at that decision? Eight years ago Emma Shaw picked her career and family over the man she loved, Fredrick Wentworth. Since then she has built a career in publishing and spends her free time making sure her father and sisters are taken care of. Fredrick has spent the same years building his career as a screenwriter under increasing public scrutiny as a celebrity. When the editor of Fredrick s first book is injured, Emma is forced to travel with Fredrick on his book tour. Tension builds for the two former lovers over the course of the tour. Emma and Fredrick must face their emotional baggage and their misunderstanding about how their break-up impacted the other. Will they be able to find their way back together for a second chance at love?

My two-bits:

Loved this retelling of Jane Austen's Persuasion. The characters are re-worked well into the modern day American culture.

The setting was especially fun as it is in the world of publishing with behind-the-scenes book tour and author event details as well as romance shenanigans thrown in.

It was amusing to read the description of experiences at the fictional publishing convention, PubCon. Anyone who has attended BEA can relate.

The romance pacing was similarly and properly drawn out.


* review copy courtesy of tour

1 comment:

  1. I love that this one is set at a bookcon. Sounds great!


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