Monday, October 28, 2013

Emma: A Latter-day Tale

Rebecca H Jamison
Contemporary Romance
Christian Romance

"What Dad and Justin didn't know was that I couldn't ignore someone in romantic distress."

Emma has never had a lot of focus in her life until she recently decided to be a lifecoach.  And who better to practice on than the new girl in the ward?  Despite the warnings of her friend, Justin, she sets out to help improve Harri's life, especially her love life.  Perhaps she'll even find some fun for herself along the way.  With an assortment of events and characters that all combine against a modern Emma, will she find a way to improve her friend's life, or will she make a mess of things that even she can't fix?  And what happens when it seems that her actions pull Justin, her best friend, away from her - perhaps for good?

My Opinion: This was an interesting modernization of a classic story.  Though I have a hard time with this story, myself, as I'm not a huge fan of the original.  I found that much of the story events followed the original almost verbatim.  Which is good or not, depending on your opinion, but I'd rather that the author take a little creative license.  Nevertheless it was a good re-telling.  I felt that the story was stretched, making it seem a little slower and less exciting than I'd like to see, but a good, slow-paced book.  It was a little preachy when it came to the LDS slant, but the LDS cultural aspect was enjoyable.  Overall it's what you expect, a modern, LDS version of an Austen classic.

I received a free copy of this book to review.  No other compensation was given.  The summary and review are 100% my own.

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