I enjoyed this Victorian retelling of Persuasion, which is my favorite of Jane Austen’s novels. It follows Georgiana and Henry as they are reunited after years apart. Henry is now a renowned captain running his own private investigation agency who has been hired to learn who has been threatening Lady Arlington (Georgiana). As they are thrust together again and again, old feelings resurface, but so do old hurts and misunderstandings.
Ah, the pining is strong in this story and I loved it. Henry is noble and Georgiana is fierce, and they make a wonderful couple. Sullivan’s writing is strong. I loved her previous books and this one was equally delightful.
ABOUT THE BOOK
Lady Georgiana Arlington has always done what’s best for her family—even when it meant marrying a man she didn’t love to save her father. Her husband’s death has left her stronger and bolder—a hellion, some would even say. When a mysterious enemy jeopardizes her livelihood and reputation, there’s only one person she can trust to help her uncover the threat: the same man she left heartbroken years ago.
Captain Henry Harris is no longer the penniless fortune hunter he was when they first met. Now a decorated naval hero, he could have his choice of women, but no other woman has Georgie’s allure, nor the tenacity he can’t help but admire. Assisting Lady Arlington will put both his body and his heart in danger—and yet, he can’t resist a second chance with the one woman he’s never been able to forget.