BLOG TOUR: Book Review: Emma A Latter-day Tale by Rebecca H. Jamison
I am excited to be a part of this blog tour and to have had the opportunity to read this book. Welcome if you're visiting from Rebecca's website and welcome back if you are a returning reader.
I love Jane Austen... not that unusual ;). I also love when an author can take a plot that obviously works and make it feel fresh and new. In this version, the characters were modernized in a way that I really enjoyed. It felt halfway between "Clueless" and "Emma".
Emma has recently found success as a matchmaker so when quiet, sweet, poorly dressed Harri catches her notice Emma decides to keep the ball rolling. Enter Phil. A single guy that Emma is sure would be just the guy for Harri. Just as in the book, Emma, Harri is persuadable and easily led. Phil is not on the same page. Emma is determined to force things that won't be forced. Justin Knightley is lovely. And Emma's dad provides a little comic relief.
I knew what plot twists were coming because I've read and watched Emma before so the really intriguing part about this book was seeing how Rebecca Jamison modernized the characters and setting. I also love how well LDS culture blends into classic stories. Keeps the classics as clean as when they were first written. I do not like seeing classics "smutted up" for the masses.
A sweet, twisty, silly love story that makes you think about perceptions and makes you wonder if you really do know what's best for someone else.
Worth a read... NOT a waste of time. Not even a little.