Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Books are for Lovers

What am I reading now?  Persuasion: A Latter Day Tale (Rebecca H. Jamison)

Annnd . . . what do I think so far?  This is a modern retelling of the Jane Austen classic by the same name, for the LDS market. If you look back in my blogs to last Valentine's Day, you will see that I blogged about the Austen book last year. It is one of my all time favorite books! In fact there's a permanent crease in the binding at the point of Wentworth's letter. This story has just enough of the storyline to follow the expected romantic elements but enough twists with modern circumstances and dilemmas to be a fun read.

So, Rebecca Jamison's retelling:
When Anne broke of 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 dome with Neil returns and starts dating her younger friend.

Here's the book trailer to whet your curiosity:

Books are for Lovers
Take a walk today to your local book store. You know, the kind that has aisles of hard-back and paperbacks. Where excitement comes from just tugging on the handle and entering a world where Dr. Seuss saves Lorax trees, Emily Dickenson delights in the wonder of a robin, and a trip to a rain forest is only as far away as turning the cover on the next book.

February 14 is "Books are for Lovers" day. Show some love in your favorite aisle and bring home a book to love for years to come.

I'll be bringing home Sophie Kinsella's new book; I've Got Your Number. Today is the release day! Now that's love.


Rebecca H. Jamison said...

Thanks for your review, Canda.

Cathy said...

You have persuaded me. Ha ha.
Thanks for the review.