Friday Giveaway: Once Persuaded, Twice Shy by Melodie Edwards

Posted March 8, 2024 by Lucy D in Book Reviews / 5 Comments

Our winner is…Mary C. Congratulations.

Happy Friday!

I am off to grab my youngest from college for Spring Break. Some kids jaunt off to exotic locations, mine gets to hang with mom. Oddly enough, Spring Break isn’t syncing between the two colleges so I will only get one at a time until school ends.

This week’s giveaway is for a copy of Once Persuaded, Twice Shy. This is the second moderation story by Melodie Edwards and I think she did a great job both times. I have not read Persuasion but after watching the 2007 movie, I really liked this tale batter. Maybe it was the stresses that Anne is burdened by are more relatable to a modern audience and so is the break up and strain between Anne and Ben. I want to watch the 2022 version this weekend and see if that appeals to me more. I look forward to seeing what classic she with updates next.

Just leave a comment to be entered.

This giveaway is for a paperback copy and open to U.S. residents only. Giveaway ends Thursday, March 14th.

This modern reimagining of Persuasion is full of witty banter, romantic angst, and compelling characters as it captures the heart of the classic Jane Austen novel.

When Anne Elliott broke up with Ben Wentworth, it seemed like the right thing to do . . . but now, eight years later, she’s not so sure.

In her scenic hometown of Niagara-on-the-Lake, Anne is comfortable focusing on her successful filling her late mother’s shoes as town councilor and executive director of her theater company. She certainly keeps busy as the all-around wrangler of eccentric locals, self-centered family members, elaborate festivals, and the occasional attacking goose. But the more she tries to convince herself that her life is fine as is, the more it all feels like a show—and not nearly as good as the ones put on by her theater company. She’s the always responsible Anne, always taken for granted and cleaning up after other people, and the memories of happier times with Ben Wentworth still haunt her.

So when the nearby Kellynch Winery is bought by Ben’s aunt and uncle, Anne’s world is set ablaze as her old flame crashes back into her life—and it’s clear he hasn’t forgiven her for breaking his heart. A joint project between the winery and Anne’s theater forces both Ben and Anne to confront their complicated history, and as they spend more time together, Anne can’t help but wonder if there might be hope for their future after all.

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5 responses to “Friday Giveaway: Once Persuaded, Twice Shy by Melodie Edwards

  1. Linda Townsend

    Thanks for highlighting the book and author. By the way, I’m currently inhaling the Duvall book I won. It’s SOOOOO good! Thank you.