Saturday, June 18, 2022

"Much Ado About Persuasion" by Barbara Cornthwaite Book Tour and GiveAway

Much Ado

About the Book

Book: Much Ado About Persuasion

Author: Barbara Cornthwaite

Genre: Historical/Jane Austen Retelling

Release date: May 3, 2022

Muchado-663x1024Some duel with swords, others with ships. In love, however, they duel with hearts.

When Sir Walter Elliot, secret admirer of the Navy, invites officers to visit his estate, what could be more natural than for his two daughters to find themselves in love?

Elizabeth Elliot’s legendary, bitter pride clashes with Admiral Baldwin’s stubborn conceit until any hope of a match seems impossible. They say love conquers all, but does it?

All looks hopeful for Anne Elliot and the dashing Captain Wentworth, but when a cousin steps in and sets evil plans into motion, is their love enough to withstand the storm, or is it best to let the captain sail that ship… alone?

 Shakespeare’s Much Ado about Nothing meets Jane Austen’s Persuasion in this story about trust, disappointment, and disguises.

If you like Jane Austin's book, then I think you will enjoy "Much Ado About Persuasion"  by Barbara Cornthwaite. I myself am not a fan of her books but I did like and followed this story easily enough. This is a good retelling of two books written by two classics writers which I haven't read much of, I have read a few of Jane's Austin's books but none of Shakespeare’s books. Yes I have heard of Romeo and Juliet but haven't read it. This is a love story for those that likes romance. There is humor, faith and quilt and all the emotions that readers like to read about in their books. I felt like I was just reading not actually watching the scenes unfold in the novel. But I still recommend it for readers who likes different styles of writting and retelling of classics.

I was given a complementary copy by the author and Celebrate Lit and these opinions are my own.  


 

https://www.amazon.com/Much-About-Persuasion-Barbara-Cornthwaite-ebook/dp/B09DPCD3P7?keywords=much+ado+about+persuasion&qid=1652299396&s=digital-text&sprefix=much+ado+about+per,digital-text,137&sr=1-1&linkCode=sl1&tag=celelit-20&linkId=f24205b0d3747fe56ab3885fd20ce168&language=en_US&ref_=as_li_ss_tl 

About the Author

Barbara-c-600x400Barbara Cornthwaite lives in the middle of Ireland with her husband and children. She taught college English before “retiring” to do something she loves far more; her days are now filled with homeschooling, trying to keep the house tidy (a losing battle), and trying to stay warm in the damp Irish climate (also a losing battle). She is surrounded by medieval castles, picturesque flocks of sheep, and ancient stone monuments. These things are unappreciated by her six children, who are more impressed by traffic jams, skyscrapers, and hot weather.

 

More from Barbara

I discovered Jane Austen in college when I was required to read Pride and Prejudice. This was in the dark ages before the famous adaptations, and I knew nothing about the storyline. In fact, I expected it to be depressing, probably because the title sounded similar to War and Peace. It was a delightful surprise to be charmed by the novel, and I went on to read all Austen’s other books on my own. Each of them have a special place in my heart. I love Emma so much that I wrote a two-book parallel novel for it (the George Knightley, Esquire series). I also have novellas based on Pride and Prejudice, Mansfield Park and Emma in the A Very Austen anthologies. This book, however, is the first thing I’ve written based on Persuasion.

Shakespeare I met in high school, and furthered my acquaintance with him in college. Much Ado About Nothing is, I think, my favorite of his plays (although there are several close contenders for the top spot). His grasp of character is unmatched, and his language, even after five hundred years, is striking.

Mixing the stories of these two authors has been great fun, and redeeming a couple of characters who didn’t learn anything from their mistakes in the original stories gives my version a spiritual twist. I hope you enjoy it!

Blog Stops

Debbie’s Dusty Deliberations, June 17

Texas Book-aholic, June 18

Miriam Jacob, June 18

A Reader’s Brain, June 19

Britt Reads Fiction, June 20

Ashley’s Clean Book Reviews, June 20

Babbling Becky L’s Book Impressions , June 21

Abba’s Prayer Warrior Princess, June 22

For Him and My Family, June 22

Inklings and notions, June 23

deb’s Book Review, June 24

Of Blades and Thorns, June 24

Locks, Hooks and Books, June 25

Connie’s History Classroom, June 26

Encouraging Words from the Tea Queen, June 26

She Lives To Read, June 27

Truth and Grace Homeschool Academy, June 28

Sylvan Musings, June 28

Labor Not in Vain, June 29

Back Porch Reads, June 30

Melissa’s Bookshelf, June 30

Giveaway

To celebrate her tour, Barbara is giving away the grand prize package of a $25 Amazon gift card and a copy of the book!!

Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.

https://promosimple.com/ps/1eff5/much-ado-about-persuasion-celebration-tour-giveaway

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Looks like a good read.
Marion

Caryl Kane said...

Thank you for sharing.

Roxanne C. said...

This clever combination of Jane Austen and Shakespeare sounds like a simply wonderful story.

Bea LaRocca said...

Thank you for sharing your review of Much Ado About Persuasion, This book is a must read for me and I am looking forward to it

Suzannah Clark said...

I love all things Austen. Can't wait to read this one