Amelia Elkins Elkins: A New Retelling of Jane Austen’s Persuasion

With wit, depth, and keen modern detail this updated retelling of Jane Austen’s Persuasion captivates… #greatread #summerread #icouldntputitdown

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  1. July 4, 2015

    Thank you so much for your kind words about my novel–and for reblogging my post about it! I hope I have done justice to Jane Austen’s classic. It was so much fun to update her characters and place them in my hometown. The Elkins family, based on Austen’s Elliots, live in a fictionalized version of a Gilded Age mansion a few blocks away from where I grew up ( Sadly, the real mansion is in terrible shape.

    • July 4, 2015

      You are so welcome! I was wondering about the house, I had in mind La Ronda (which was torn down), designed by Addison Mizner, while I was reading… Now I have to check out your inspiration. You did a very cogent update — and still kept that tone — that sense of domestic comedy, that kept me chuckling. xox, V

      • July 5, 2015

        Thank you! I’d never heard of La Ronda before, even though I don’t live far from Bryn Mawr. It’s terribly sad when these old buildings are torn down. I’m worried about what will happen to Lynnewood Hall. It’s on the market now for 17.5 Million.

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