Persuaded by Misty Dawn Pulsipher
Genre: Romantic Fiction
Content: CleanPublisher: Misty Dawn Pulsipher
Release date: July 2014
Number of Pages: 337
Book Summary/Teaser:Hanna Elliot had worn the ring faithfully at first. Some part of her still clung to the hope that all was not lost. As the days turned into weeks, she finally took it off and set it atop her dresser. When weeks gave way to months, the ring finally went back into its box, where it gathered dust until it was moved to Hanna’s unmentionables drawer. For the first few years, she had taken it out on the anniversary of the day she’d received it, allowing herself to wallow in what might have been.
Sure, he thought about her occasionally, especially on cloudless nights when he lay on the bow of the Laconia looking up at the stars. But as time went on, Derick began to feel grateful that it hadn’t worked out, for one thing was certain: if he ever did settle down, it would be with someone who knew her own mind. Someone who went after the thing she wanted without hesitation. Someone who would never allow herself to be persuaded otherwise.
Although I have not read Jane Austin's version I must say that I really enjoyed this one. From what I hear the names are similar, but it takes place in the United States.
Famous Sailor Derick Wentworth did all that he could to forget the girl of his dreams, Hanna but the memory of Summer rain, drops of moisture on pale skin, soft blue eyes the color of an early-morning sky kept filling his mind.
Hanna continued having her nightmares. She would wake up in the middle of the night in a deep sweat. Always the same dream and memory of Summer rain, drops of moisture on pale skin, soft blue eyes the color of an early-morning sky. What would be better to escape her nightmare of an old fling than to go to an exotic island and visit her sister for the summer?
This book has twist and turns through out it. Hanna is the good sister that's trying to help out her sister that is having some problems. She goes and stays with her, and may possibly bump into the man that's causing her nightmares, or are they dreams? Is Derick ok with being with a girl that has to be persuaded?
I did really enjoy this book. I would give it 4.5 stars. Wasn't my favorite, but it was a very good and clean chick flick.
Amy's Thoughts:I do not typically like the 'modern day remakes' of Jane Austen's originals, but this one was different. I loved it! Unlike other books of its type, this one was not a mirror image of the original story. In fact, if the author hadn't kept most of the names the same you might not have even known that it followed "Persuasion." The emotional parts were not entirely sappy and cheesy like other remakes as well. I thought the pace of the book was wonderful, not too drawn out, but not too short. I think the writing was really fun, a lot of creative metaphors and descriptions. I enjoyed this book a lot! Give it a try, you won't regret it!