Friday, December 3, 2010


By Jane Austen
Penguin Books, 1998 (first published 1817). 235 pgs. Historical Fiction.

Long ago, Anne fell deeply in love with Frederick Wentworth, a naval captain with neither fortune, ancestry, nor prospects. Sadly, she was persuaded by a family friend that the match was imprudent, and she broke off their engagement. Eight years later, Anne is still deeply regretting their separation when peace brings the Navy home and she is suddenly thrown in the path of Captain Wentworth once more.

I am always impressed with Austen's ability to fill a story with unrealized energy until finally a simple glance or touch is electrifying. Subtle, but satisfying! This is Jane Austen's last novel, and fans of classics, romance, and historical fiction will enjoy this.


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