A modern retelling of Jane Austen's Persuasion. Anna Elliot is stuck in the past. No one can compare to Rick Wentworth, the man she was persuaded to give up. Meanwhile, Rick's moved on - and up. He's got a successful career and a carefully controlled love life where his heart doesn't get a look in. When they meet again, can she persuade him that their lost love is worth a second chance?
Short-listed for the Festival of Romance Best Romantic Read 2011. 'Archer achieves a fine balance between sharp humour and the keenly felt pain of long-lost love.' JANE AUSTEN'S REGENCY WORLD 'An enjoyable retelling of Jane Austen's Persuasion... cleverly and thoughtfully done... Recommended.' THE BOOKBAG
Juliet Archer: 'I wanted a complete change of mood after The Importance of Being Emma, and Persuasion's always been one of my favourite novels. The main challenge was to make Anne more independent and appealing to a modern reader, without losing her gentleness. I loved spending time with Rick Wentworth - and with Sir Walter, for completely different reasons!'