Monday, June 21, 2010
Giveaway of Anne Elliot, A New Beginning
However, there is a complication. The heir to Kellynch, the Elliot estate, William Elliot, has also come back into the picture after being estranged from Anne’s father, Sir Walter Elliot, Baronet, and he has set his sights on Anne. Now living in Bath, Anne senses that something is not right, and with the help of a street urchin named Swoosh, she sets out to discover William Elliot’s true nature.
This book is a light-hearted take on Jane Austen's Persuasion. There are anachronisms aplenty, but the heart of the story, Anne and Frederick's love for each other, remains the same. Here is a review from Irena at This Miss Loves to Read:
This is the third book by Mary Lydon Simonsen that I’ve read and I have to say, she never disappoints. I enjoyed reading this novel so much that I read it in one single day.
There are many wonderful and funny allusions to modern times. Puns, fun and funny references to modern times, humour and irony are wonderful ingredients of this novel. I don’t know why, but for some reason my favourite reference was the “Avon Calling!” one. That really got me. If you don’t know what I’m talking about, buy the novel, read it and you’ll know. Really, you won’t regret it if you like humour and Jane Austen.
The novel also has serious and emotional moments. The serious moments refer primarily to William Elliot, the nasty heir to Kellynch, who is a bad man, indeed, and also to Anne and Frederick becoming forced to endure another separation due to Napoleon’s escaping from Elba. There is also romance, mostly between Frederick and Anne. It was really memorable to read about a jealous Frederick. Anne is not the only person who undergoes a great change for the better...
I really, really loved the novel. It is so cleverly written and has many funny, as well as some less funny moments that are really enjoyable to read…This novel made me love Persuasion even more. It reminded me why Austen is such a great author. Simonsen really is an Austen connoisseur.
THIS MISS RATES: **** For the full review and to visit Irena's blog, click here.
Now for the rules of the giveaway:
(1) Make any comment(s) you want about why you like Persuasion. For example, I like this story because it is a mature romance, Frederick's devotion to Anne, and "the letter."
(2) Followers of my blog are entered twice.
(3) You must include your e-mail. The winner of my Austen give-away has not claimed her prize, and I have no way to contact her to let her know that she has won b/c I do not have her e-mail.
(4) This giveaway is open to everybody.
(5) Your entry must be in by 10:00 p.m. on June 29th. The winner will be announced on June 30th.
I am looking forward to reading your comments. Thanks. Mary
*This book originally appeared as a fan fiction story, Anne Elliot, I Am Woman, on this blog.