August 03, 2017

#BookReview: The One That Got Away by @melispim ‏@StMartinsPress

A smart, funny, and modern retelling of Jane Austen's Persuasion, where a young woman comes face-to-face with a lost love, proving that the one that got away is sometimes the one you get back.

Ruby and Ethan were perfect for each other. Until the day they suddenly weren't.

Ten years later, Ruby's single, having spent the last decade focusing on her demanding career and hectic life in Manhattan. There's barely time for a trip to England for her little sister's wedding. And there's certainly not time to think about seeing Ethan there for the first time in years.

But as the family frantically prepare for the big day, Ruby can't help but wonder if she made the right choice all those years ago? Because there's nothing like a wedding for stirring up the past . . 

MELISSA PIMENTEL grew up in a small town in Massachusetts in a house without cable and therefore much of her childhood was spent watching 1970s British comedy on public television. These days, she spends much of her time reading in the various pubs of Stoke Newington and engaging in a long-standing emotional feud with their disgruntled cat, Welles. She works in publishing and is the author of Love by the Book.

Ive never been one to read classics EVER but this retelling sounded really good.  But this one was pretty watered down after I talked with a few people who told me about the original. 
This is what I would call Persuasion light. Its a fast light read for those who want a retelling of the orgianal but something a little more fun.  Which worked out for me since classics just aren't my thing.  One of the classes I have coming up for college is intro to ligature and I am so scared ill have to read something that just isn't something I'm interested in.  Is it to much to ask to be able to read Harry Potter?  

Anyway this one had a few of the characters from the original cut out but for the most part I didn't of course even know they were even supposed to be in there.  This was a great little book that I would have loved to read while at the beach on a nice sunny day. 

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