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Kaitlin Saunders: A Modern Day Persuasion

It Is A Truth Universally Acknowledged…

Posted by Kaitlin Saunders in Blog on February 1, 2011

Welcome ladies and gentlemen to my site! I intend to keep my viewers entertained with witty blog posts, updates on Jane Austen inspired information, and secret “newsleaks” about forthcoming novels by none other than me!

But the real reason you’re visiting my website, I imagine, is not just to hear about whatever entertaining thought might be circulating in my mind, but rather to introduce yourself to my first novel.

Ahh…romance… (as I let out a contended sigh) Let me begin by telling you what inspired me to write A Modern Day Persuasion, which is a modern day approach to the beloved classic (and my personal favorite), Persuasion.

Many of you, like myself, probably adore the multiple adaptations of Jane Austen films, like Pride and Prejudice, Sense and Sensibility, Emma, Mansfield Park, and well…Persuasion. Yet, how many of you have the patience to tackle the Napoleonic-Era verbiage novels? Thus came my inspiration to introduce my friends to the magic of Jane’s pen in a language a modern day woman can relate to.

So whether you have read Jane Austen’s classics as is and are looking for another Austen-inspired novel to wet your romance-appetite, or you’re curious about sinking your teeth into what has spellbound women (and men) for the past several hundreds of years in a 21st Century approach, you’ve found the right book.

Persuasion is a story based on love and second chances. Many would like to correlate the posthumously published classic as that of Jane Austen’s recollections and fantasy concerning her ill-fated romance with Tom Lefroy.

I cry every time I watch this movie.

Although Becoming Jane starring Anne Hathaway makes me shed many tears over the bittersweet tale, I’ll leave it up to you to decided whether it’s historically accurate. The books theme sheds a positive light on life, which is to always believe that circumstances happen for a reason.

I hope you enjoy this modern approach, re-introducing yourself to a familiar friend, Anne, as you follow her present day love story.

Adieu for now,
Kaitlin

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