From the bestselling author of The Nanny
Meet Annie Markham. Gentle, sweet and kind. Except for her dark side. A dark side called Jake Mead. Seven years ago he’d been her entire world, even though her godmother had tried to persuade her to dump him. But when the going got tough, Annie’s tough got going. Jake’s hasty departure from her life proved that a) godmothers are clev
Jammer genoeg kan "Vergeet het maar" niet tippen aan "Persuasion"; het komt er zelfs niet in de buurt. De vertaling van Austens personages naar de huidige maatschappij is redelijk geslaagd, maar ik mis de subtiele ondertoon en finesse van Austens vertelkunst.
Ik irriteerde me vooral aan de "steeg-scène". In Austens v...more
J'avais déjà beaucoup aimé Acting Up, de Melissa Nathan, un auteur qui écrit bien et nous présente des personnages des plus attachants, dans un anglais que je comprend. Je ne m'attendais d'ailleurs pas à une réecriture...more
Before I read it, I read a review saying that one reader liked this one less because they didn't care very m...more
But Annie has more pressing proble...more
When Annie heeded the advice of her godmother, Susanna, to not elope with her then boyfriend, Jake, she thought she did the right thing. In fact, when Jake broke up with her, without giving her the chance to explain herself following a misunderstanding, she was convi...more
I didn't expect to see that my "her...more
Funny, light hearted and enchanting, Melissa Nathan's spin on Jane Austen's Persuasion is delightful.
Ever since Acting Up, M. Nathan has been one of my favorite romantic comedy writers and this one just adds to her credit.
Persuading Annie involves a 26 year old art lover Annie Markham, the youngest daughter of the illustrious Markham family. Her widower father, George and two older sisters, Katherine and Victoria form the primary cast of this book. Katherine, a 30 something party animal...more
Although there are some characters I didn't like and some actions I couldn't see as credible, the main characters, incl. Cass, Annie's sister Victoria and her husband, Charles, were very interesting a...more
Persuading Annie is one of those books. A supposed modern take on Jane Austen's not funny but wonderfully intelligent Persuasion, Melissa Nathan desecrates everything that makes...more
Estava à espera de uma história mais elaborada, mas não...
A história decorre de uma forma muito rápida ficando muitas situações por esclarecer, dando na maioria das vezes destaque a coisas que realmente não interessavam nada para o desenrolar da vida de Annie.
Mesmo assim gostei, não é um dos meus favoritos, mas gostei de conhecer a obra desta autora e vou procurar os outros que tem editados e ver como são...
Melissa Nathan nasceu e cresceu em Her...more
One thing that bugged me though, I feel Annie...more
The story itself was pretty good; a family in trouble asking for help from someone who just happened to date one of the family members and all the entwining of business and personal lives that such a thing involves and creates.
To be honest, the overall ending of the book, or at least one part of it, could be seen coming from about 2/3's the way through the book and I don't think th...more
Annie has always felt like she was adopted as she feels and is different to them.
Her father's firm is in trouble and they need to take some desperate measures to try and rescue it.
When working on Persuading Annie (2001), Nathan was diagnosed with breast cancer. She refused to let the illness dominate her life, and - in public anyway - was unfailingly positive. She had no time for most journalism written by cancer sufferers: "self-indulgent dirges...more