Wednesday, February 7, 2024

Can't-Wait Wednesday: Once Persuaded, Twice Shy

Can't-Wait Wednesday is hosted by Tressa at Wishful Endings and helps us spotlight upcoming releases we're eagerly anticipating!

Melodie Edwards
Expected publication date: February 27, 2024
This modern reimagining of Persuasion is full of witty banter, romantic angst, and compelling characters as it captures the heart of the classic Jane Austen novel.

When Anne Elliott broke up with Ben Wentworth, it seemed like the right thing to do . . . but now, eight years later, she’s not so sure.

In her scenic hometown of Niagara-on-the-Lake, Anne is comfortable focusing on her successful filling her late mother’s shoes as town councilor and executive director of her theater company. She certainly keeps busy as the all-around wrangler of eccentric locals, self-centered family members, elaborate festivals, and the occasional attacking goose. But the more she tries to convince herself that her life is fine as is, the more it all feels like a show—and not nearly as good as the ones put on by her theater company. She’s the always responsible Anne, always taken for granted and cleaning up after other people, and the memories of happier times with Ben Wentworth still haunt her.

So when the nearby Kellynch Winery is bought by Ben’s aunt and uncle, Anne’s world is set ablaze as her old flame crashes back into her life—and it’s clear he hasn’t forgiven her for breaking his heart. A joint project between the winery and Anne’s theater forces both Ben and Anne to confront their complicated history, and as they spend more time together, Anne can’t help but wonder if there might be hope for their future after all. - from Goodreads


  1. Sounds good - hope you love it!

  2. Reimaginings are always fun to be reading!

  3. This is a "yes, please" for me. I really enjoyed the author's last book, and I am confident she will do a beautiful job with this story

  4. I loved Persuasion and this reimagining sounds like it will be a good one. I hope you enjoy it when you read it! I am adding it to my wish list.

  5. I hope to read this book this month! Persuasion is my favorite of Austen's novels. Great pick, Angela!

  6. I love a good retelling. Hope this one will be a hit for you.

  7. This one sounds great and that cover is stunning!


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