Persuadable by Katherine Woodbury

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Jane Austen's Persuasion has the reader rooting for the protagonists to rekindle their estranged affections. But what of the novel's nemeses? In the end, the wily and impious Mr. Elliot casts aside his carefully groomed reputation and persuades the infamous Mrs. Clay to become his mistress. But every persuader needs a persuadable partner, and Mrs. Clay is no ingénue; she'd send a Willoughby or a Wickham packing. Though no less calculating than those romantic villains, Penelope Clay and William Elliot discover in each other the kind of kindred spirits they fail to find among the titled Elliots. While highlighting and transfiguring classic scenes from the novel, this unconventional new version provides a romantic pairing on a par with that of Anne Elliot and Captain Wentworth. In the process, Persuadable illustrates an eternal Austen truth: love is wholly individual, no matter the age or time-period. Who says a couple of shameless gold diggers can't find true love?
 

About Katherine Woodbury

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Katherine Woodbury divides her literary interests between eighteenth-century classics and contemporary genre fiction. When not teaching composition and folklore at Southern Maine Community College and Central Maine Community College, Katherine (or Kate) watches "Star Trek," "Diagnosis Murder," and "Jake & the Fatman," checks mystery and romance books out of the library (and forgets to return them), and updates her "Votaries of Horror" blog. Her fantasy and science fiction stories have been published in "Cicada," "Space & Time," and "Tales of the Unanticipated.
 
Published February 1, 2013 by Peaks Island Press. 106 pages
Genres: Romance, Literature & Fiction, History. Fiction

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