It's been a while since I read a book in less than five hours and quite frankly, I couldn't place "Modern Persuasion" down the moment I started reading it.
This is a classic love story full of ups and downs and inner turmoils - with a helpful hint of social commentary. Emma is a reknown editor working for an important publishing company and has recently come face-to-face with her ex, a man she rejected who is now a well-off screenwriter. The two are forced to work together for a book tour, which inevitably leads Emma to remember what brought them once together and reconsider what forced them apart. Sara Marks not only does a beautiful job of paying homage to the brilliant English novelist, Jane Austen, but she also crafts a heartwarming and sometimes heartbreaking tale of second chances, love, friendship, and family.