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A Different Persuasion (Part 2) — 21 Comments

  1. Ah, that was just so sweet and exactly how I imagined things would be if they’d married at this time. The Crofts are one of my favourite married couples from Austen’s novels, along with the Gardiners, and again that’s how I imagined they’d be with Anne. So too are the elder Elliotts, but I won’t go on at length about them!

    Are you planning any more chapters, Diana. I’d love to see what happens if William Elliott comes into the story. I can’t remember what’s happening to his timeline at this point though. Have the estrangement and the marriage for money happened already? Must go and look that one up.

    • Thank you so much, Anji, I’m so glad you enjoyed this! I would like to write some more, as I was having fun imagining how things turned out, but I thought I’d written myself into a corner and couldn’t figure out how to continue. But there, you’ve given me my theme! What happens with Mr. Elliot – I’d love to explore him some more! So yes! I’ll try. Stay tuned!

  2. Not much to add to Anji’s comment. I have often wondered why there has not been more JAFF about Persuasion. Frederick Wentworth is easily as dreamy and devoted as Mr Darcy, and when she was at the age of “not one-and-twenty” Anne Elliot was far more lovely and interesting than Elizabeth Bennet. I do hope this charming re-imagining will be continued.

    • Thank you kindly, Janis. Yes, Frederick and Anne are really a most endearing couple, aren’t they. I thought this story was done, but am starting to get some ideas, so will proceed! 🙂

  3. Oh Diana! I agree with others reviewers Captain Wentworth is definitely as dreamy as Mr Darcy! I love this little story where Anne’s firmness of mind stands firm and where Wentworth’s Persuasions are enough to get them their happily ever after! I do hope to see more chapters soon? 👏🏻😍

    • Thank you, Joan. Yes, I’m curious myself how they will manage the sea life, with a family. A little research into the life of Austen’s seagoing brothers is in order, methinks…

    • Thanks for reading, Sarah! But of course, perfect happiness is perfect happiness, isn’t it? 🙂 I take it to mean that although they will have ups and downs, tragedies and difficulties, their love will always endure. (Firmly) Anyway it will in my version!

  4. Diana, thank you, from one Persuasion lover to another for bringing Anne and Frederick’s story back to life…albeit a new and different life. Please continue to add new chapters. We are all waiting to see where you will take them, and us, next.

    • I appreciate your comment so very much, Linda. I generally think a story is “done,” and then I’m so very pleased and touched when people want more, why then of course I have to make it happen!

  5. I love this!! Persuasion was the last of the six major Austen novels that I read, and it quickly became a favorite. I love seeing a non-bitter Captain Wentworth and an Anne not a maiden aunt but a happy mother-to-be.

    Thank you, Diana, for this delightful story…and I hope that there’s more on its way. 😉

    Warmly,
    Susanne 🙂

  6. I love Persuasion the idea of second chances has always appealed to me.

    But I do love the idea that Ann is saved from 8 years of heart ache and living with Sir Walter.

    Nice touch and I look forward to more.

  7. Yes, that’s how I felt too, Terri. Anne’s ordeal in Persuasion is so painful (though of course that makes the ending so beautiful, rather like the intensity of the end of Elinor’s ordeal in S & S. It’s a pleasure to erase their suffering! Thanks for the comment.

  8. Yes!! So awesome! Definitely more, please! 🙂 I agree with the others. There are not enough Persuasion variations out there!

    • I’m on it, Lex, thank you so much for commenting! Yes, I’ve always been perplexed why everything’s about P & P when there’s so much to speculate about in the other novels as well!

  9. That was So sweet. I love the Crofts and it seems that is exactly what they would do, take in Silvia while Frederick went off with his first command. I could just imagine Lady Russel and the Elliots acting as you depicted. Thank you for sharing.

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