Amelia Elkins Elkins, my newly released retelling of Jane Austen’s Persuasion, is free for Kindle on July 6th and July 7th. [CLICK HERE to download a copy]
Recently, Vickie Lester of Beguiling Hollywood made my day by saying: “With wit, depth, and keen modern detail this updated retelling of Jane Austen’s Persuasion captivates… #greatread #summerread #icouldntputitdown.”
My hope is that it’s a fun read for those who love Jane Austen’s classic as well as for those who haven’t yet read it.** If you decide to give Amelia Elkins Elkins a chance, I’d love to hear what you think about it.
Here’s the description:
In 1817, if childbirth didn’t kill a woman, then there were good odds that a “miasma” would. Now, thanks to modern medicine, a woman’s demise at the prime of her life is uncommon enough to deserve an investigation. That is what two lawyers at the Harville Firm promise to do when Amelia Elkins Elkins, a member of a prominent family with more baggage than money, contacts them in the wake of her mother’s untimely death.
In this retelling of Jane Austen’s Persuasion, Amelia and her sisters turn to the American court system to seek justice for their mother’s death.
It’s too bad that their conceited, silly father is doing everything he can — inadvertently, of course — to hinder their success.
**PS. Persuasion is my favorite of Austen’s novels, all of which are now in the public domain. It’s easy to find inexpensive or free e-book copies of it, but not all versions are equal! Remember this likely rip-off of Wikipedia in the modern introduction to Austen’s classic work?