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Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Review: EMMA: A Latter-Day Tale by Rebecca H. Jamison

Publication Date: August 13, 2013

From Amazon: Emma's her name and matchmaking is her game! Quirky life coach Emma wants to help her first-ever client, a lonely nanny named Harriet. But all of her attempts at matchmaking result only in embarrassing miscues and blunders, leaving the pair disheartened and confused. This modern take on the Jane Austen classic shows that sometimes the greatest match is the one we make for ourselves.

Audience: Adult (Clean)
Genre: LDS Romance, Retelling
Length: 256 pgs

Rating: ***+ (Liked it and some)

Review: I love Jane Austen. And I really like the modern retellings that pop up. It's always fun for me to read the story and wonder, "How will that do this...?" This retelling of Jane Austen's Emma was very good. The characters were true to Austen while still fun, modern versions. I especially loved how the author reincarnated Harriet. Emma and Justin were great versions of their former selves as well. Jamison did a great job with a big ensemble cast, while still making it Emma's story.

Source: Received an ebook copy of EMMA: A Latter-Day Tale from the publisher in exchange for my honest review.

Try This: If you like retellings check out THE ORCHARD by Krista Lynne Jensen.
Check Out other books by Rebecca H. Jamison at Cedar Fort.

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I've been writing since I was old enough to grasp a crayon--my grandma even has an early copy of a "book" I made her. I have a bachelor's degree in history from the University of Wyoming and will (hopefully) soon be starting a graduate program in English. When I'm not breaking up impromptu UFC fights in the living room or losing miserably to my boys at Uno, I'm ... well, writing or editing, of course! I'm married to my best friend, and we have three rambunctious but simply amazing little boys.


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