Such A Girl
Karen V. Siplin
Paperback - 320 pages; (March
Atria; ISBN: 0743475542
Written by Linda Waldemar
23 July 2003
This update of Persuasion
proves that Jane Austen's stories and characters can translate to any
time and situation. This is a modern retelling of
<i>Persuasion</i> set in New York City in the 21st Century.
Jack and Kendall were madly in love when they were college students.
Ken's friends felt that Jack was a loser; would never amount to
anything so she was persuaded to break up with him.
Nine years later, two of the three friends plus Kendall, are still
spinning their wheels and getting nowhere. Jack, on the other hand, has
become a very successful brewer.
When Jack comes to New York City on business, he stays at the hotel
where Kendall is a telephone operator. They, unavoidably, run into
one another and fight the feelings that still remain. Jack also becomes
friendly with the friends who caused the rejection nine years ago. It
appears that he has re-entered their lives in order to gloat; to flaunt
There are the normal misunderstandings and jealousies and lingering
pain from their breakup, but true love
wins out in the end.
I enjoyed this book which is a light and quick read. Give it a try.
Comment from Mary Dill, 27
A decent piece of
brain candy. The setup
is similair in that an old boyfriend the heroine dumped turns up in her
life. It was a fine book to borrow from the library.