Thursday, February 14, 2013

V-Day Review-a-thon:Second Chance Love: Persuasion by Jane Austen

Happy Valentine’s Day! Love is a many splendored thing and comes in many different Shades :) So today I’m reviewing all types of Love Stories. Wishing you a sweet and sexy day with Chocolate and Kisses!


Persuasion is one of Austen’s most unique novels. There is an edge to her description of the Elliot family. Sir Walter Elliot is a vain self absorbed man who refuses to change his ways despite his families money problems.  A family friend, Lady Russell persuades the patriarch to rent out their house and move to cheaper lodgings. The center of this story however is Anne, a woman who lives like a shadow in her family. Anne’s one bright spot in her life is Lady Russell , the one person who sees her worth and ha a kind word for her.

Yet it was Lady Russell's council which persuaded Anne to turn down the proposal of a man who loved and valued her. Captain Wentworth. Years have past since the two last met and no further suitors have come Anne’s way, so she has quietly prepared herself to be a spinster.
Now through a series of events Anne and Wentworth are thrown together socially. For Anne old emotions once more stir  to the surface of her heart yet she isn't sure of Wentworth’s feelings.
I really loved this story. It is a mature romance that also truly reflects the restrictions a woman in Anne’s position would face. As the two characters circle each other in the dance of social expectations and restrictions the reader really begins to connect with the characters and root for these would be lovers. A different side of Austen's tremendous talent and a solid, enjoyable love.

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