Shortlisted for the 2011 Festival of Romance Best Romantic Read Award
‘A book filled with beautiful moments, just like its namesake … An intriguing melding of the various worlds Austen crafted.’ Fans of Jane
‘A writing project like this is very daunting. For it to come together in a contemporary world while keeping the basic premise the same is a skill, and to do it so that it feels like a new journey to the reader, is genius … I am giving Persuade Me my highest rating.’ Jera’s Jamboree
‘An enjoyable retelling of Jane Austen’s Persuasion … Cleverly and thoughtfully done … Recommended. Buy? Yes. Borrow? Yes.’ The Bookbag
‘A stand-alone story of remarkable strength, humor, emotion, suspense, and depth-of-feeling.’ Austenprose
‘I highly recommend it to all of my fellow lovers of all things Austen as well as anyone looking for a great love story to read … And I really need to get my hands on The Importance of Being Emma!’ Laura’s Reviews
When do you let your heart rule your head?
When it comes to love, Anna Elliot is stuck in the past. No one can compare to Rick Wentworth, the man she gave up ten years ago at the insistence of her disapproving family. What if she’s missed her only chance for real happiness?
Since Anna broke his heart, Rick has moved on – or so he thinks. Out in Australia, he’s worked hard to build a successful career – and a solid wall around his feelings.
The words 'forgive and forget' aren't in Rick's vocabulary. The word ‘regret’ is definitely in Anna’s. So, when they meet again on his book tour of England, it’s an opportunity for closure.
But memories intrude – the pure sensuality of what they once shared, the pain of parting … And she has to deal with another man from her past, while his celebrity status makes him the focus of unwanted attention.
With Anna’s image-obsessed family still ready to interfere and Rick poised to return to Australia, can she persuade him to risk his heart again?
This contemporary re-telling of Jane Austen's last completed novel is the second book in Juliet Archer's Darcy & Friends series, offering fresh insights into the hearts and minds of Austen's irresistible heroes.