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Kaitlin Saunders: A Modern Day Persuasion

A Modern Day Persuasion Reviewed in Jane Austen’s Regency World Magazine

Posted by Kaitlin Saunders in Blog on January 11, 2012

A Modern Day Persuasion was reviewed by Joceline Bury in the Jan/Feb 2012 edition of Jane Austen’s Regency World Magazine, which is the Official Magazine of The Jane Austen Centre in Bath.  You can imagine the excitement I felt when my copy of the magazine arrived in the mail!

Saunders, meanwhile, transplants the Elliots and their coterie to another continent, as well as another century, basing her love story on the West Coast of the US.

In beautiful Portland, Oregon, Anne Elliot watches Jane Austen DVDs, looks after her sister’s children and quietly nurses her broken heart.  Saunders creates a convincing world for Anne and her family, cleverly updating the story without ever losing its overwhelming atmosphere of missed chances and misplaced affection.  Her Anne is a young woman irrevocably stuck in the past, marking time with her career and unable to move on – until, of course, the old love reappears, along with another potential suitor.

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