Monday, August 23, 2021

Summer with Jane

More Austen in August...going to continue my things Persuasion-themed from Jane in July.

Sun-Kissed: Effusions of Summer
edited by Christina Boyd
Romance, Short Stories, Jane Austen theme | Published: 2015 | Goodreads

If you desire a little heat, a summer flirtation, or an escape to bask in your own private sun, this whimsical collection of original short stories is inspired by all things summer. In collaboration with some of Meryton Press’s most popular and award-winning authors, this anthology debuts other promising and emerging talent.

Contemporary and Regency alike, each romance was dreamt as a perfect summer refreshment to bring a smile to your own sun-kissed face.

The short story by Sophia Rose re-imagines a modern-day Persuasion in Second Chance at Sunset Beach.

Persuasion (2020)
theatre production
performed by Ross Valley Players
Based on book by: Jane Austen
Stars: Amanda Root, CiarĂ¡n Hinds
Drama | YouTube

Based on the novel by Jane Austen, this period movie tells the story of Anne Elliot, spinster daughter of a British nobleman. Anne is unduly influenced by her society-oriented family's preference for a gentleman match and turns away a love interest, only to cross paths with him again seven years later. The movie explores societal conventions around marriage and class in 19th century England.

The Jane Austen Journal
Persuasions, volume 42, 2020
published by Jane Austen Society of North America

Austen in August events
hosted by The Book Rat (here)

Persuasion plums


* header image source: Persuasion by Jane Austen, 1999 Tor Classics cover


  1. I definitely planned to read Austen in August. But somehow it slipped by me.

  2. What an even more delightful surprise to visit your Summer With Jane and spy Sunkissed: Effusions of Summer.
    Neat Persuasion themed play, journal and plums! :)

  3. Thank you for sharing! I'm adding Sun-Kissed: Effusions of Summer to my TBR


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