Eight years earlier, Anne Elliot and Frederick Wentworth fell in love, but Anne allowed herself to be persuaded that the young man wasn’t an adequate match. Anne soon realized this to be a terrible mistake. Then Captain Wentworth walks back into her life. Can he forgive her? Does he still love her? By turns achingly sad and intensely romantic, this is a timeless tale of love lost and regained.
Anne Elliot, heroine of Austen's last novel, did something we can all relate to: Long ago, she let the love of her life get away. In this case, she had allowed herself to be persuaded by a trusted family friend that the young man she loved wasn't an adequate match, social stationwise, and that Anne could do better. The novel opens some seven years after Anne sent her beau packing, and she's still alone. But then the guy she never stopped loving comes back from the sea. As always, Austen's storytelling is so confident, you can't help but allow yourself to be taken on the enjoyable journey.