What a fun debut by Rebecca H. Jamison with humorous situations, life lessons and even suspense in. It’s a look at why expensive dates and appearances can be deceiving and what it means to be a true night in shining armor. I would recommend it to everyone as a clean romance based loosely on Jane Austen’s original story. You’ll want to pass Persuasion: A Latter-day Tale on to your friends. It is indeed a Latter-day tale with references to Mormon culture and terminology but I think all will enjoy! So sit back watch the trailer and enter to win your own copy below. Thanks to Cedar Fort Books and the author for inviting us to be a stop on the tour.
Persuasion Blog Tour and Giveaway
Fire and Ice is happy to be today’s stop on the virtual blog tour for
by Rebecca H. Jamison
Paperback, 240 pages
Expected publication: February 14th 2012
by Cedar Fort, Inc.
Book Source: publisher
Summary From Goodreads: When Anne broke off her engagement seven 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 accompanies Neil’s return. Fans of Persuasion will love this fast-paced, modern retelling of Jane Austen’s most romantic novel.
Anne Elliott is a 27 year old single stockbroker who is trying to help her Dad get out of debt and her sister get through her bed rest when her ex-fiance Neil Wentworth stumbles back into her life. She’s working the family garage sale with no regard to how she looks which couldn’t be worse timing for Neil to pop back up after years of not hearing from him. Captain Wentworth is recovering form a high speed chase accident with the extra loving care of Lily and Hannah, which ironically enough also happen to be Anne’s sister’s next door neighbors and in-laws. Neil and Anne will be crossing paths quite a bit whether they like it or not. Throw in a life threatening jelly fish sting, some unruly children, and a jaguar driving bachelor and you have Persuasion. It’s a story about a second chance at love and learning to put yourself first for once.
Author Bio: “I’m a stay-at-home mom with a passion for writing novels, running, and dancing. I’m a mom to five boys, so I know how to pronounce a lot of dinosaur names and how to clean up legos.
I also have one wonderful daughter.I met my husband on a blind date.
Before I had kids, I worked as an English teacher. I plan to go back to teaching once my kids are older. I have a BA and MA
in English from BYU.I love to swim, make jewelry, and play in water. I like teenagers. Summer is my favorite season of the year because I can eat watermelon and hang at the pool.
People have asked me to write a lot of skits over the years. My favorite is Snow White and the Seven Values, which I did for the Young Women’s group at my church.
I grew up in Vienna, Virginia. Now I live in Utah. I’m a city girl.
The country’s okay, as long as I don’t have to smell manure.I served a mission to Portugal and the Cape Verde Islands. I write novels for fun. I play the piano, but I’m not good at practicing, so don’t expect too much from me there.I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
You can view my profile on Mormon.org.”
The Giveaway: Fire and Ice is giving away a copy of Persuasion courtesy of Cedar Fort Books. To enter to win fill out the rafflecopter form below. Open internationally. One winner will be randomly chosen February 20, 2012.
Your blog looks very interesting. I plan to follow and read your posts. Thanks for the giveaway!
Thank you for the chance to win this book. Sounds interesting and I enjoyed the author’s bio.
Thanks for hosting. Nice post.
I heard about this book a while ago and immiediately added it to my TBR list — can’t wait to read it!
Rebecca H. Jamison
Thanks for the review, Heather.
Jessica @ Books: A true story
This book looks so cute! I can’t wait to read it 🙂
The book sounds great and I’m crossing my fingers I win.
great book to read 🙂
I can’t wait to read this book! Thanks for spotlighting LDS authors!
I just finished reading this. Considering how much I love Jane Austen’s original story, I wasn’t sure how much I would like this, but I ended up liking it quite a bit. I’d love to have my own copy. Thanks.
I love Jane Austen and I love retelling of fairy tales and would love to read this! thanks for the chance. Just don’t have twitter.
Thank you for the giveaway. I’m entering for the ebook 🙂
Hurrah for another Persuasion re-telling! Can’t wait to get a copy!
I love Austen and am always up for re-tellings of any of her books. Thanks for the giveaway!
thanks for the giveaway! 🙂