To say the least, a disappointing read. Jane Austen wooed me with "Pride and Prejudice" but it appears that may be her best novel.
Persuasion follows the story of Anne Elliot and a suitor she refused to marry eight years ag, Captain Wentworth. Lady Russell, Anne;s good friend, advised her against the marriage and is the reason why our heroine remains unmarried.
The Elliots encounter problems with money and so are forced to let their house to Admiral and Mrs Croft, good-meaning people whom will keep the Elliot's money problems a secret.
Anne encounters Captain Wentworth again but he remembers her rejection and behaves in a cold manner towards her, I won't tell you what happens, but if you've read any Austen or have watched a BBC adaptation of any of her novels, I'm sure you can guess the outcome of the plot all by yourself.
I wouldn't recommend this novel to anyone apart from die-hard fans of classical literature, which until now I thought I was. This novel, however, has proved me wrong and I've realised I'm a greater fan of modern novels. By modern I mean 20th-21st century.