Monday, January 06, 2020

Find Wonder in All Things by Karen Cox ~ Review

Title: Find Wonder In All Things
Author: Karen Cox
Publisher: Adalia Street Press
Genre: Persuasion retelling
Release Date: Re-released January 6th, 2020
Number of Pages: 306
Buy: Amazon

Book Blurb: “There could have never been two hearts so open… Now they were as strangers”—Persuasion

Mountain Laurel Elliot is like her name—she blooms best in the cool comfort of shade, hidden in the Kentucky foothills of Appalachia. Alone on her mountain, she lives a private existence with only her pottery—and her regrets—for company.

James Marshall had a secret dream and Laurel was part of it, but dreams sometimes lead to unexpected places. James’s heart broke when Laurel cut him loose, but he moved on—and became successful beyond his wildest dreams.

For one glorious summer, James and Laurel had each other, but life has kept them far apart.

Until now.

My Review: When this was released back in 2012 I will admit I wasn't that much into Persuasion and couldn't care less about it so I never read this book. But now I have a love for all that is Persuasion and I still hadn't read this book. So with the re-release, I jumped at the chance to finally read the book. I have to say I wasn't disappointed. I really love this new cover over the old one.

I wasn't expecting the book to be this good since most of the time modern retellings fall short for me. I loved all the great characters in this book even Mrs. Elliot who took the place of Lady Russell in this story.  I was not expecting all the steamy bits in this story but they were a welcome addition nonetheless.

I definitely recommend this story if you love Persuasion.

Rating: 4 stars out of 5

*I received an advanced copy of this book. All opinions are my own.

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