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When she least expects it, love is put to the test of time for lonely Anne Elliot. After the unhappy ending of a love affair, Anne has spent precious years in the shadows. Her lonely life is a cruel consequence of long ago honoring her family's wishes over her own. Everything changes, however, when her old flame—Frederick Wentworth—suddenly returns, bringing long-silent emotions and desires burning back to life. Twists and turns, old secrets and new romances will leave you wondering until the final moments—is it at last Anne’s turn to be happy and to be loved?
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Educated and trained in her craft largely within her family home, Jane Austen (1775-1817) developed a singularly sharp eye and keen wit for chronicling the lives, loves, and misadventures of the English gentry. Although little-read during her lifetime, Austen has since been awarded a lasting place as one of the most brilliant English women ever to put pen to paper. Austen's novels Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice, Mansfield Park, Emma, Persuasion, and Northanger Abbey welcome readers of all ages and eras to delight in their timeless humor and poignancy.Back to top
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Sir Walter Elliot, of Kellynch Hall, in Somersetshire, was a man who, for his own amusement, never took up any book but the Baronetage; there he found occupation for an idle hour, and consolation in a distressed one; there his faculties were roused into admiration and respect, by contemplating the ...Back to top
Reviewed by pitbulllover19 on May 13, 2009
a little short but really good.
Reviewed by Daphrose on Mar 25, 2010
I thoroughly enjoyed reading this novel. It has become one of my favorites now. I could almost feel the anxiety and agony Anne goes through before knowing what Captain Wentworth thought of her. I was so overwhelmed with joy for Anne while reading Captain Wentworth's letter to her. It was such a wonderful portrait of everlasting love.
Reviewed by KaraLynnRussell on Jan 22, 2010
My favorite Jane Austen book.
Reviewed by OneBttrfly on Jun 24, 2009
An ending worth waiting for
At times I struggled through the installments of this classic and at times I greedily clicked "send the next installment immediately" over and over. The ending was well worth the reading!
Reviewed by zhdanovat on May 22, 2009
One of the best books, romance true and pure as it is !
Enjoyed reading it! You just get into another time, another relations, another epoch. Everything is different, and not only dresses, but connections beteween peple, treatment to each other, and feelins and expressions. subtly, emotionally, WONDERFUL !
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