My Top Ten Favorite Novels Inspired by Jane Austen’s Persuasion – Austenprose


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From the desk of Laurel Ann Nattress:

The brand new adaptation of Jane Austen’s Persuasion aired on Netflix on Friday, July 15, 2022. It takes a inventive method to the Regency-era second likelihood love story, including modern language, an American actress Dakota Johnson in the important thing function of heroine Anne Elliot, and breaking the fourth wall by having her communicate on to the viewers whereas trying on the digital camera. The tried-and-true Janeites had been all stirred up by the film trailers, and the evaluations have been polarizing. After letting go of any expectations, I discovered Cosmo Jarvis’ efficiency as Captain Wentworth touching, the units and artwork route enchanting, and the ultimate message of the story ringing true even after all of the adjustments to Austen’s unique.

Persuasion, Jane Austen’s final novel, was printed 205 years in the past. She wrote it below antagonistic circumstances whereas in declining well being and didn’t reside to see its publication on December 20, 1817. Many imagine that it’s her most autobiographical story, touching upon matters and themes that she might have needed resolved in her personal life. Whereas she didn’t initially title the novel “Persuasion,” the theme of influencing others runs all through the story and was an apt selection by her household after her premature dying.

Many Jane Austen followers declare Persuasion as their favourite of Austen’s work—even over the universally acknowledged darling, Delight and Prejudice. It has been tailored into stage performs, films, and tv interval dramas a number of instances. There are additionally many authors who’ve been impressed by Austen’s second likelihood at love story, creating their very own novels—each modern and historic. Here’s a listing of my favorites. I extremely suggest all of them.

“You pierce my soul. I’m half agony, half hope. Inform me not that I’m too late, that such valuable emotions are gone for ever. I provide myself to you once more with a coronary heart much more your personal, than if you nearly broke it eight years and a half in the past.”— Captain Wentworth, Persuasion

Completely happy studying, Laurel Ann


HISTORICAL

THE PERSUASION OF MISS JANE AUSTEN: A NOVEL, by Shannon Winslow 

A private favourite, this story takes you in a brand new route that many want was true.

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For each fan who has wished Jane Austen herself may need loved the romance and blissful ending she so fastidiously crafted for all her heroines.

What if the story Jane Austen advised in her final, most poignant novel was truly impressed by momentous occasions in her personal life? Did she in actual fact intend Persuasion to face eternally in homage to her one real love?

Whereas creating Persuasion, Jane Austen additionally stored a non-public journal by which she recorded the story behind the story – her real-life romance with a navy captain of her personal. The parallel may solely go thus far, nonetheless. As writer of her characters’ lives, however not her personal, Jane Austen made certain to style a second likelihood and blissful ending for Anne and Captain Wentworth. Then, together with her novel full and her well being failing, Jane ready her easy will and resigned herself to by no means seeing the love of her life once more. But destiny, it appears, wasn’t fairly completed together with her. Nor was Captain Devereaux.

The official file says Jane Austen died at 41, having by no means been married. However what if that’s solely what she needed folks to imagine? It’s time she, via her personal personal journal, revealed the remainder of her story.

  • “Completely sensible – this story is totally sensible!”— Austenesque Evaluations

5 out of 5 Stars

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MERCY’S EMBRACE: SO ROUGH A COURSE (BOOK 1), by Laura Hile

A compelling first ebook in a trilogy persevering with the story of Elizabeth Elliot, the snippy older sister of the heroine in Persuasion.  

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Time is operating out for Miss Elizabeth Elliot. She should discover a husband quickly, for her father’s plan of retrenchment — and his well being — are failing. 

She is left to decide on between Sir Henry, a worn-out man of style whose invalid spouse is just not fairly useless, and rich, tiresome Mr. Rushworth. However when a wondrous invitation arrives, Elizabeth throws warning to the wind. Alone in a moonlight backyard, she encounters Admiral Patrick McGillvary, who’s as disastrously good-looking as he’s opinionated. As Elizabeth will uncover, the course of affection is something however clean. Jane Austen’s beloved Persuasion supplies the backdrop for this pleasant romp set in Regency England.

  • “It’s possible you’ll be questioning if it’s attainable to like a Persuasionstory that isn’t targeted on Anne and Captain Wentworth, however I guarantee you that the story that Laura Hile has began on this first ebook on this trilogy is a lot enjoyable to learn and if you happen to choose to examine a extra fiery heroine than Anne Elliot, which I actually do, this trilogy must be in your TBR listing ASAP!”— Simply Jane 1813

5 out of 5 Stars

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CAPTAIN WENTWORTH’S DIARY (A JANE AUSTEN’S HEROES NOVEL), by Amanda Grange

The Austen Heroes sequence explores every of Austen novels from the attitude of the male protagonist. Grange does a superb job letting us stroll of their massive, black, shiny Hessian boots.

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The retelling of Jane Austen’s novel Persuasion from the viewpoint of Captain Frederick Wentworth by the writer of Mr. Knightley’s Diary.

Throughout his shore go away from the Navy, Frederick Wentworth falls in love with the elegant and clever Miss Anne Elliot’ solely to see his hopes of marrying her dashed by her godmother.

Eight years later, Wentworth has realized his ambitions. A rich captain, he has pushed his recollections of Anne to the furthest recesses of his thoughts, till he sees her once more. And although Anne’s bloom has pale, Wentworth is stunned to search out that his regard for her wit and heat has not.

  • “An actual deal with.”— AustenBlog

5 out of 5 Stars

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SEARCHING FOR CAPTAIN WENTWORTH, by Jane Odiwe

A timeslip novel with nice parallels to the unique, and a shifting new love story.  

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When Sophie Elliot receives the keys to the household townhouse in Bathtub, it’s an invite she will’t flip down, particularly when she learns that she might be dwelling subsequent door to the home the place Jane Austen lived. On discovering that an historic glove belonging to her mysterious neighbour, Josh Strafford, will transport her again in time to Regency Bathtub, she questions her sanity, however Sophie is quickly caught up in two dimensions, every actuality as sure as the opposite.

Torn between her life within the fashionable world and that of her ancestor who befriends Jane Austen and her fascinating brother Charles, Sophie’s story travels 2 hundred years throughout time and again once more, to unite this contemporary heroine together with her personal Captain Wentworth. Mixing reality and fiction collectively, the story of Jane Austen’s personal quest for happiness weaves alongside, making a plausible world of recent potentialities for the inspiration behind the beloved novel, Persuasion.

  • “It’s really a ebook written by somebody who is aware of Austen’s life, novels and movies inside out.”— Laura Boyle, The Jane Austen Centre

5 out of 5 Stars

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CONTEMPORARY

RECIPE FOR PERSUASION: A NOVEL (THE RAJES SERIES BOOK 2), by Sonali Dev

The Rajes Sequence explores Austen’s tales from the cultural perspective of the writer’s Indian origins including a contemporary twist.  

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From the writer of Delight, Prejudice, and Different Flavors comes one other, intelligent, deeply layered, and heartwarming romantic comedy that follows within the Jane Austen custom—this time, with a twist on Persuasion.

Chef Ashna Raje desperately wants a brand new technique. How else can she save her beloved restaurant and show to her estranged, overachieving mom that she isn’t a whole screw up? When she’s requested to hitch the forged of Cooking with the Stars, the newest hit actuality present teaming cooks with celebrities, it looks as if simply the leap of religion she must put her restaurant again on the map. She’s a chef, what’s the worst that would occur? 

Rico Silva, that’s what.  

Being paired with a star who was her old flame, the person who ghosted her on the worst attainable time in her life, solely proves what Ashna has at all times believed: leaps of religion are a recipe for catastrophe. 

FIFA successful soccer star Rico Silva isn’t too blissful to be paired up with Ashna both. Dropping Ashna years in the past nearly destroyed him. The one silver lining to this weird scenario is that he can lastly show to Ashna that he’s positively over her. 

However when their catastrophic first assembly goes viral, social media turns into obsessive about their chemistry. The competitors on the present is fierce…and so is the simmering need between Ashna and Rico. Each minute they spend collectively rekindles emotions that pull them towards their disastrous previous. Will letting go once more be one other recipe for heartbreak—or a recipe for persuasion…? 

In Recipe for Persuasion, Sonali Dev as soon as once more takes readers on an unforgettable journey on this recent, enjoyable, and enchanting romantic comedy.

  • “Dev balances the toe-curling romance with high-octane household drama…[her] candor and sensitivity in each story strains set this family-centric romance aside. Readers are certain to be impressed.”— Publishers Weekly(starred evaluate)

5 out of 5 Stars

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THE BOY IS BACK, by Meg Cabot

Bestselling modern romance writer Meg Cabot does Jane Austen on this pleasant homage to the writer and second likelihood romances.

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On this brand-new novel from #1 New York Occasions bestselling writer Meg Cabot, a scandal brings a younger man again house to the small city, loopy household, and old flame he left behind.

Reed Stewart thought he’d left all his small city troubles—together with a damaged coronary heart—behind when he ditched tiny Bloomville, Indiana, ten years in the past to change into wealthy and well-known on the skilled golf circuit.  Then one tiny publish on the Web causes all of these troubles to return . . . with a vengeance.

Becky Flowers has labored onerous to construct her profitable senior relocation enterprise, however she’s labored even more durable to neglect Reed Stewart ever existed. She has completely no intention of seeing him when he returns—till his household hires her to avoid wasting his dad and mom.

Now Reed and Becky can’t keep away from each other—or the recollections of that one fateful night time.  And shortly every part they thought they knew about themselves (and one another) has been turned the wrong way up, they usually—and the whole city of Bloomville—would possibly by no means be the identical, all as a result of The Boy Is Again.

  • “Wit, heat, humor and romance, this ebook has all the weather of a Meg Cabot ebook.”— Lauren Graham, New York Occasions bestselling writer of Sometime, Sometime, Possibly

5 out of 5 Stars

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FIND WONDER IN ALL THINGS: PERSUASION REVISITED, by Karen M Cox

This winner of the Impartial E book Writer’s Award 2012: Gold Medal in Romance, and Subsequent Technology Indie Finalist in Romance 2013 is a inventive modernization of Austen’s traditional that also shines brilliant in a powerful subject of Persuasion retellings.  

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Mountain Laurel Elliot is like her title—she blooms finest within the cool consolation of shade, hidden within the Kentucky foothills of Appalachia. Alone on her mountain, she lives a non-public existence with solely her pottery—and her regrets—for firm.

James Marshall had a secret dream and Laurel was a part of it, however desires generally result in surprising locations. James’s coronary heart broke when Laurel reduce him free, however he moved on—and have become profitable past his wildest desires.

For one superb summer time, James and Laurel had one another, however life has stored them far aside.
Till now.

  • “an impressive modernization of Jane Austen’s Persuasion.”— Austenesque Evaluations

5 out of 5 Stars

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WHERE THE RYTHM TAKES YOU, by Sarah Dass

Set within the West Indian Island of Tobago, this charming second likelihood romance is infused with native tradition, modern music, and hip language.

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Impressed by Jane Austen’s PersuasionThe place the Rhythm Takes You is a romantic, mesmerizing novel of old flame and second possibilities.

Seventeen-year-old Reyna has spent most of her life on the Plumeria, her household’s beautiful seaside resort in Tobago. However what as soon as appeared like paradise is beginning to really feel extra like purgatory. It’s been two years since Reyna’s mom handed away, two years since Aiden—her childhood finest good friend, first kiss, old flame, first every part—left the island to pursue his music desires.

Reyna’s buddies are all planning their futures and heading overseas. Even Daddy appears to need to transfer on, leaving her to attempt to hold the Plumeria operating.

And that’s when Aiden comes roaring again into her life—as a VIP visitor on the resort.

Aiden is now one-third of DJ Bacchanal—the newest, hottest music group on the scene. Whereas Reyna has stayed precisely the place he left her, Aiden has returned to Tobago together with his Grammy-nominated band and two beautiful LA socialites. And he might (or will not be) courting certainly one of them…

  • “What a pleasant debut! It’s like the proper island trip: breezy, heat, romantic, a lot of soul looking, and full to the brim with love.”— Jasmine Guillory, New York Occasions bestselling writer of The Proposal

5 out of 5 Stars

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SCIFI/FANTASY

THE STARS WE STEAL, by Alexa Donne

Jane Austen in outer area anybody? Let the Austen meets Star Wars start right here.

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Engagement season is within the air. Eighteen-year-old Princess Leonie “Leo” Kolburg, inheritor to a pale European spaceship, has just one factor on her thoughts: which fortunate bachelor can save her household from monetary damage? 

However when Leo’s childhood good friend and old flame, Elliot, returns because the captain of a profitable whiskey ship, every part adjustments. Elliot was the one who bought away, the boy Leo’s household deemed to be unsuitable for marriage. Now he’s the most important catch of the season and he appears decided to make Leo’s life depressing. However previous habits die onerous, and as Leo navigates the glittering balls of the Valg Season, she finds herself falling for her old flame in a recreation of affection, lies, and previous regrets.

Followers of Katharine McGee and Kiera Cass might be dazzled by this world of misplaced love and royal intrigue. 

  • “Donne’s complicated characters…are deeply flawed and human….Comparable in spirit to Brightly Burning(2018), which staged Jane Eyre in area, this novel takes its cues loosely from Jane Austen’s Persuasion with shimmering success.” —Booklist  

5 out of 5 Stars

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FOR DARKNESS SHOWS THE STARS, by Diana Peterfreund – A Evaluation

Jane Austen meets in The Starvation Video games on this dystopian traditional second likelihood romance story.

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It’s been a number of generations since a genetic experiment gone fallacious brought on the Discount, decimating humanity and giving rise to a Luddite the Aristocracy who outlawed most know-how.

Elliot North has at all times recognized her place on this world. 4 years in the past Elliot refused to run away together with her childhood sweetheart, the servant Kai, selecting responsibility to her household’s property over love. Since then the world has modified: a brand new class of Submit-Reductionists is jumpstarting the wheel of progress, and Elliot’s property is foundering, forcing her to hire land to the mysterious Cloud Fleet, a gaggle of shipbuilders that features famend explorer Captain Malakai Wentforth—an nearly unrecognizable Kai. And whereas Elliot wonders if this could possibly be their second likelihood, Kai appears decided to point out Elliot precisely what she gave up when she let him go.

However Elliot quickly discovers her previous good friend carries a secret—one that would change their society . . . or deliver it to its knees. And once more, she’s confronted with a selection: cling to what she’s been raised to imagine, or forged her lot with the one boy she’s ever cherished, even when she’s misplaced him eternally.

Impressed by Jane Austen’s PersuasionFor Darkness Reveals the Stars is a panoramic romance about opening your thoughts to the longer term and your coronary heart to the one particular person you recognize can break it.

  • “Dystopian, ideological, rebellious, Peterfreund’s fantasy homage to Austen’s Persuasion departs from the unique in lots of respects, and with nice success …. a richly envisioned portrait of a society in flux, a steely but weak heroine, and a younger man who does some rising up.”— Publishers Weekly

5 out of 5 Stars

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I hope that this listing helps you to discover Austen’s traditional love story from many various views.  Persuasion is everlasting in my thoughts.

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