H is for Happily Ever After
Reading and Wraps (Jamberry Nail Wraps)
Happily Ever After and Persuasion
One thing all the books I love must have in common is a Happily Ever After. That doesn’t mean it’s all I read. One of my most favorite authors is Jane Austen, and my favorite book of hers is Persuasion. I do love all her books, but that one touched me the most. Anne Elliot is persuaded to break off her engagement to naval officer, Frederick Wentworth, because he’s beneath her. Of course, she loves him and regrets her decision forever, but seven years later, she sees him again. And, the rest you’ll have to get from reading it. However, you will get a Happily Ever After.
Twenty-seven-year old Anne Elliot is Austen’s most adult heroine. Eight years before the story proper begins, she is happily betrothed to a naval officer, Frederick Wentworth, but she precipitously breaks off the engagement when persuaded by her friend Lady Russell that such a match is unworthy. The breakup produces in Anne a deep and long-lasting regret. When later Wentworth returns from sea a rich and successful captain, he finds Anne’s family on the brink of financial ruin and his own sister a tenant in Kellynch Hall, the Elliot estate. All the tension of the novel revolves around one question: Will Anne and Wentworth be reunited in their love?
Jane Austen once compared her writing to painting on a little bit of ivory, 2 inches square. Readers of Persuasion will discover that neither her skill for delicate, ironic observations on social custom, love, and marriage nor her ability to apply a sharp focus lens to English manners and morals has deserted her in her final finished work.
Side Note: Jamberry has a Nail Art Studio that allows you to design your own website. I designed some Austen wraps that I wear to my JASNA book club meetings. I love these!!!
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